Past Conferences


Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC | The First 6 Sessions of Counseling: A Focus on Addictions Recovery | August 2019


Xavier Amador, PhD | I AM NOT SICK - I Don't Need Help! How To Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment | March 2018


Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC| Trauma-Informed Care: Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Not Destiny| September 2017

Phillip J. Resnick, MD| Risk Assessment of Violence: Predicting Violent Behavior - Can It Be Done? | March 2017


Pam Pietruszewski, MA - Motivational Interviewing for Meaningful Behavioral Change - December 2015

Xavier Amador, PhD | I AM NOT SICK - I Don't Need Help! How To Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment | April 2015


Phillip J. Resnick, MD | Risk Assessment of Violence: Predicting Violent Behavior - Can It Be Done? | November 2014


Michael S. Scheeringa, MD, MPH – Post-traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment - December 2013

Ross W. Greene, PhD - Collaborative & Proactive Solutions for Behaviorally Challenging Kids and their Caregivers - October 2013

Vikki L. Vandiver, MSW, DrPH - DSM-5: An Overview of Changes and Challenges - July 2013

Kristin Dempsey, MFT - Motivational Interviewing: A Collaborative Approach to Influence Change - March 2013


Ira Chasnoff, MD & Christine Schmidt, PsyD - It’s All About Relationships: Trauma, Attachment and Regulation - December 2012

Scott D. Miller, PhD - The Therapeutic Alliance in Behavioral Health: Translating Research into Evidence-Based Skills for Enhancing Engagement and Outcomes - November 2012

Raul Almazar, RN, MA; Janice LeBel, PhD; Sharon Wise, MHS - Trauma-Informed Care: A Change in Perspective - April 2012


Mary McKay, PhD, LCSW, and Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH - Engaging and Retaining Families Throughout Treatment: An Evidence-Based Approach - October 2011

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. - Surviving & Thriving in the Era of Accountability: Improved Effectiveness Through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Treatment - June 2011

Ronald J. Diamond, M.D. - Recovery from Schizophrenia: Making it Real - February 2011


Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. - Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Treating Children with Complex Trauma and Disorders of Attachment - October 2010

Mariann Blacconiere, LCSW - Suicide: Prevention, Risk Assessment and Intervention - April 2010

Risë VanFleet, Ph.D. RPT-S - Play Therapy: Working with Children Through Creative Expression - February 2010


Fred. Volkmar, M.D. - Autism and Asperger's Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment - December 2009

Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. - Darkness Visible: Violence Risk Assessment of the Mentally Ill - September 2009

Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D. - Bipolar Disorder Across the Life Cycle - April 2009

Paul J. Frick, Ph.D. - Developmental Pathways to Conduct Disorder: Implications for Understanding Severely Aggressive and Antisocial Youth - February 2009


Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D. - Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Clinical Presentation, Assessment Strategies and Treatment Planning - September 2008

Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. - Legal and Ethical Issues in Mental Health: Malpractice Avoidance, Malingering and Deception, Confidentiality and Privilege - June 2008

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. - ADHD in Children and Adolescents: Nature, Diagnosis and Management - March 2008


Reid Meloy, Ph.D., ABPP - Violence Risk and Threat Assessment for the Mentally Ill - September 2007

M. David Rudd, Ph.D. - Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk - February 2007


John Gunderson, M.D. - New Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder: Keeping on Track with Challenging Clients - September 2006

Courtenay Harding, Ph.D. - Reclaiming Lives: Helping People with Persistent and Serious Mental Illness - April 2006

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D. - Trauma and its Wake: A Systems Approach - February 2006


Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. - ADHD Across the Lifespan: Nature, Diagnosis and Management - October 2005

Fred Volkmar, M.D. - Autism and Asperger's Disorder: An Update on Understanding and Interventions - April 2005

Sandra Kopels, J.D., MSW - From Subpoena to Trial: Courtroom Preparation for Human Service Professionals - February 2005

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D. - Transforming the Hurt of Helping: Practitioner Compassion Fatigue in an Age of Terrorism - November 2004

Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., CAS - Addiction as a Solution to Trauma: Understanding Addiction Interaction Disorder, Trauma Bonds and Sexual Addiction - October 2004