25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Conference

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MONDAY - NOVEMBER 01, 2021

  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9
7:00 - 8:00

REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS

8:00 - 8:10


8:10 - 9:15
INTRO & WELCOME -
Thomas Conover, MD – Huntsman Mental Health Institute
Katie Streck – Willow Springs Center
Eric Tadehara – Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

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KEYNOTE: PROTECTING OUR YOUTH: WHAT THE LIVES OF SCHOOL MASS SHOOTERS CAN TEACH US ABOUT HOLISTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION
James Densley, MST, DPhil
 

TRACKS
BRAIN INJURY – Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
EARLY CHILDHOOD – The Children’s Center
INTEGRATION – University of Utah Department of Psychiatry
MOVIE FEATURES – Summit Community Counseling
NEURODIVERSITY - Collaborative

   
9:15 - 9:30

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9:30 - 10:45 STREET DRUG TRENDS
Josh Allred, Sgt
COUNTERING ACEs WITH POSITIVE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
Ali Crandall, PhD, MPH
CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS FOR LIFE
Javier H. Alegre
QUICK SCREENERS & TRACKERS IN INTE-GRATED HEALTHCARE
Lachelle Jones, LCSW

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SOURCES OF DISTRESS FOR THOSE W/NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES
Deborah A. Bilder, MD
FUTURE PLAY: SOLUTION FOCUSED PLAY THERAPY
Pamela King, LMFT
TWENTY YEARS & COUNTING: CHANGES IN THE PREVALENCE OF ASD IN UTAH & THE USA SINCE 2002
Amanda V. Bakian, PhD
AN EVIDENCE-BASED INTRO TO BRAIN INJURY – FROM ACUTE CARE TO REHABILITA-TION & BEYOND
Benjamin Ingraham, DO
Madison Niemeyer, PhD
THE UDOH CENTER FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS: PROGRAM UPDATE & TOOLS YOU CAN USE
Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
DENSLEY – STAKEHOLDERS MEETING
10:45 - 11:00

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11:00 - 12:15   THE ABCD STUDY: LESSONS & RESULTS FROM THE FIRST THREE YEARS
Erin McGlade, PhD
HELPING OLDER KIDS WITH ATTACHMENT INJURIES
Samantha Leonard, CSW
NATURALISTIC NEURO-DEVELOPMENT: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISABILITY & DEFICIT
Douglas W. Maughan, CMHC

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SCHOOL AVOIDANCE: WHY KIDS AVOID SCHOOL & WHAT PRO-VIDERS CAN DO TO HELP
Laura Rowley, PhD, LP
DRUG-INDUCED PSYCHOSIS – WOULD YOU KNOW IT IF YOU SAW IT?
Stanley Brewer
STOP CHASING YOUR TAIL: TECHNOLOGY THAT REVEALS TREAT-ABLE CAUSES OF TREATMENT-RESISTANT AGITATION IN YOUR PATIENTS W/ DEVELOP-MENTAL DISABILITIES
Debbie Bilder, MD
ANXIETY THROUGH THE AGES – HOW SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY & OCD ALTER THROUGHOUT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Deanna Smith, LCSW
MOVIE FEATURE: A DANGEROUS SON
Summit Community Counseling
DENSLEY – STAKEHOLDERS MEETING
12:15 - 1:15

LUNCHEON

1:15– 2:30 CHARTING LIKE A CHAMP: UNDER-STANDING THE PRINCIPLES, RATIONALE & ETHICS OF GOOD DOCUMENTATION
Michael E. Tragakis, PhD
IT’S NOT 1984 (OR 2010) ANYMORE: TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES
Emilie Davis, MS
BUILDING YOUR EMOTIONAL PPE: SELF-CARE IN & OUT OF A PANDEMIC
Jennifer Morgan Smith, LMFT, MBA John Robbins, PhD, LMFT
PSYCHOTROPICS – TIPS & PEARLS
Jonathan D. Birnkrant, MD

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DISRUPTIVE MOOD DYSREGULATION DISORDER (DMDD) – BEYOND A BAD MOOD
Anne Lin, MD
PHYSIOLOGICAL BIOMARKERS OF BRAIN INJURY
Melissa Cortez, DO
TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS TO INDIVIDUALS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
Amanda Taylor, BCBA, LBA
WHAT REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO LIVE ON?
Benee Larsen
Lark Dean Galley
Taryn Hiatt
Shayla Slaymake
CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE OR ARE YOU NERVOUSLY SPATTERING CLICHES? WHAT TO SAY & NOT SAY WHEN YOU ARE SUPPORTING SOMEONE THRU GRIEF & LOSS
Marceline Brown, CMHC
Keri Hains Kammerman, BCC
DENSLEY – STAKEHOLDERS MEETING
2:30 - 2:45

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2:45 - 3:45 THE ‘SELFIE’ METHOD: AN ACRONYM FOR WELL-BEING & AN ARESENAL AGAINST DEPRESSION
Casey Pehrson, EdS
TOOLS FOR SLEEP IN CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
John Sanders, DO
FAMILY THERAPY: CONDUCTING THE ORCHESTRA WITH DYNAMIC DBT
Sandra Whitehouse, PhD
CALL-UP: UTAH’S CHILD PSYCHIATRY ACCESS PROGRAM - LESSONS FROM OUR FIRST YEAR & CASE PRESENTATIONS
Rachel Weir, MD
CONNECT TO CARE – USING POLYVAGAL THEORY IN OPENING THE WINDOW OF TOLERANCE TO HELP THE NEURODIVERSE
Thora Moore, AMFT
STIGMA REDUCTION TO COMBAT ADDICTION & OPEN THE TREATMENT GATEWAY
Elizabeth F. Howell, MD
WINDOW INTO BRAIN INJURY: NOVEL INSIGHTS INTO ASSESSING BI IMAGING
David F. Tate, PhD
MOVIE FEATURE: WARNING - THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU
Summit Community Counseling
DENSLEY – STAKEHOLDERS MEETING
3:45 - 3:55

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3:55 - 5:00 THE MASKS OF TRAUMA
Les Harris, LCSW
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA MAY BE A DISTORTED MIRROR
Emilie Davis, MS
KID WITNESSES - INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
Leisa Mukai, MA
YOU SAY ATTACHMENT, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY?
Aubrey Meyer, LCSW
BEYOND DBT FOR NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY
Sheila E. Crowell, PhD
Jordan M. Kugler, PhD
SETTLE DOWN INTO SUCCESS: ACCU-RATELY IDENTIFYING & TREATING ADHD
Emily I. Braley, MS
OPEN NOTES & THE 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT AT THE U OF U: HOW WE UNBLOCKED PATIENT INFO & LIVED TO TELL THE TALE
Carolyn Klassen
Jeremy Kendrick, MD
MOVIE & CHAT: STOLEN CHILDHOOD
Summit Community Counseling
DENSLEY – STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 02, 2021

  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9
8:00 - 8:30

CHECK-IN & EXHIBITS

8:00 - 9:00 WELCOME BACK & INTROS -
Trina Quinney-Packard - Youth Care
Kimberly House - Extraordinary Options for Ordinary People

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KEYNOTE: THE POWER OF COMPASSION TO CHANGE LIVES
James R. Doty, MD
           
9:00 - 9:10

CHECK-IN & EXHIBITS

9:10 - 10:20 THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF TRAUMA & HOW TO REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA
James Doty
TALK SAVES LIVES LGBTQ+
Josie Jesse
IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? HOW TO LEARN TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE THE TECHNOLOGY
Mindy Westlund Schreiner, PhD, LP
EMOTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF BRAIN INJURY & TELEHEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, LBA, LP
LIGHTENING ROUND – STRENGTHENING CARE IN THE COMMUNITY: HOW SYSTEMS CAN WORK TOGETHER
Leah Colburn, CMHC
Elizabeth Gargaro, MD
Susan Pizaitz, LCSW
BJ Weller, LCSW
UNDERPINNINGS OF COMMUNICATION W/ ACQUIRED BRAIN IN-JURY & IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION
Priscilla M. Danielson, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATACP
Phillip Sechtem, PhD, CCC-SLP
Linda Spencer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Tim Stockdale, MS, CCC-SLP
PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS & ON THE HILL
(Eric Tadehara)
"THE NEXT RIGHT THING": THE ROLE OF REFLECTIVE SUPER-VISION IN TRAUMA-INFORMED EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
Alysse Loomis, PhD, LCSW
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD
10:20 - 10:30

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10:30 - 11:40 AN OVERVIEW OF FAMILY THERAPY MODELS
Elizabeth Fawcett, PhD, LMFT
Colleen M. Peterson, PhD
REMOVING THE MASKS OF TRAUMA
Sloan Strike, PhD
IT’S REAL: TEENS & MENTAL HEALTH
Taryn Aiken Hiatt
CURRENT & FUTURE IMAGING FOR BRAIN INJURY W/ADDICTION & OTHER COMORBIDITIES
Erin McGlade, PhD
Elisabeth Wilde
NEURODIVERSITY: A CELEBRATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Jared Stewart, MEd, BCBA
LIGHTENING ROUND -ACTIVATING THE CONTINUUM OF CARE: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK
Leah Colburn, CMHC
Kim Kettle, LCSW
Sandra Meyer, LCSW
Rachel Weir, MD
RETURN TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING CONCUSSION & BRAIN INJURY
Melissa McCart, EdD
"WHY WON’T YOU JUST EAT" EVIDENCE-BASED APPROAHCES TO ASSESS-ING, CONCEPTUALIZING & TREATING EATING DIS-ORDERS & DISORDERED EATING BEHAVIORS
Christina Scharmer, MA
PANS / PANDAS: ARE THEY NEW? ARE THEY REAL?
Chuck Edgington, PhD
11:40 - 12:50

LUNCHBREAK & EXHIBITS

12:50– 2:10 IN THE TRENCHES OF FAMILY THERAPY
Elizabeth Fawcett, PhD, LMFT
Colleen M. Peterson, PhD
WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE REPORT? INSIGHTS INTO CPS INVESTIGATIONS
Daniel Rich, SSW
RE-ENVISIONING THE HEALTHY SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT & BEHAVIORS OF YOUTH – WHAT’S DEVELOPMENTALLY EXPECTED & WHAT TO DO IF IT’S NOT
Wayne Arner, LCMHC
M. Michelle Gourley, MFT, LCSW, JD
INCREASING EFFECTIVENESS IN YOUTH CONCUSSION PREVENTION THRU TAILORED EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUMS
Eric Dooley-Feldman, MA, PhD Candidate
Colby Hansen, MD
A PROFESSIONAL’S RECIPE FOR SELF-CARE
Jessica Janze, MA, MEd, RYT
PREMATURITY & OTHER INSULTS ON DEVELOPMENT
Natalie Allen
NEUROIMAGING IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS W/mTBI: CURRENT GUIDELINES & THE POTENTIAL OF ADVANCED NEUROIMAGING MODALITIES FOR RESEARCH & CLINICAL BIOMARKER DEVELOPMENT
Alina Fong, PhD

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fMRI DRIVEN MULTIMODAL TREATMENT FOR PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENTS: EVIDENCE OF NEUROVASCULAR INJURY & RECOVERY IN THE DEVELOPING BRAIN
Jacie Loewen, PhD, MSCI, HETSC
DIVERSITY-INFORMED PRACTICE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROVIDERS
Asia Hulse, PsyD
Sapphire Robinson, LCSW
MOVIE & CHAT: BORN SCHIZOPHRENIC: JANUARY’S STORY
Summit Community Counseling
2:15 - 2:30

BREAK & EXHIBITS

2:30 - 3:30 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: THE ROLE OF MINDFULNESS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D
Samantha Smith, PsyD
TURBO CHARGE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S ENGINE: TAKE A TRAUMA-INFOMRED APPROACH!
Sarah Shea, CSW
Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson, PhD, CSW
WRANGLING IN THE ANGRY & AGGRESSIVE KID
Olin Levitt, PhD, C-IAYT
MAKING THE CONNECTIONs BETWEEN THE BRAIN & SKULL AND CEREBRAL BLOOD VESSEL DAMAGE IN TBI
Brittany Coats, PhD
Ken Monson, PhD
EATING DISORDERS: TREATMENT UPDATES FOR 2021
Anne Marie O’Melia, MD, FAAP, CEDS-S
  YOU HAVE A PSYCH EVAL & A DIAGNOSIS, NOW WHAT? HOW TO BEST USE THE RESULTS OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES
Julia Hood, PhD, BCBA-D, NINCSP
UNIQUE ASPECTS OF BRAIN INJURY IN CORRECTIONAL POPULATIONS
Kent A. Kiehl, PhD
WHEN NEURODIVERSITY & MENTAL HEALTH COLLIDE
Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH
3:30– 3:45

BREAK & EXHIBITS

3:45– 5:00 LEVERAGING TELEHEALTH TO HELP YOUTH & FAMILIES
Eric Tadehara
WHEN HEARING VOICES DOESN’T CONSTITUTE PSYCHOSIS: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS FOR PSYCHOTIC-LIKE SYMPTOMS IN YOUTH
Marc Porritt, PhD
SUPPORTING WELLNESS & RESILIENCE FOR PATIENTS & OURSELVES
Amy Locke, MD
IS IT BAD BEHAVIOR OR IS IT BRAIN DAMAGE?
Kathy Searle, LCSW BIA
INTRODUCTION TO A WHOLISTIC INTEGRATIVE COGNITIVE REHAB PSYCHOTHERAPY MODEL FOR YOUTH WITH BRAIN INJURY & CO-OCCURRING ISSUES
Mark Pedrotty, PhD
THE LOVING PUSH: MAXIMIZING NEURODIVERSE POTENTIAL IN ADULTHOOD
Jared Stewart, MEd, BCBA
REALIZING PRECISION PSYCHIATRY WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Nina De Lacy, MD, MBA
STIGMA & BIAS REDUCTION FOR TREATMENT & LIFE SUCCESS
David Parker
MOVIE FEATURE: WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? HEALING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA & BECOMING SELF-AWARE CONFIDENT ADULTS
Summit Community Counseling

TRACKS
BRAIN INJURY – Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
EARLY CHILDHOOD – The Children’s Center
INTEGRATION – University of Utah Department of Psychiatry
MOVIE FEATURES – Summit Community Counseling
NEURODIVERSITY – Collaborative

MONDAY NOVEMBER 01, 2021

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 02, 2021

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