The Scaife Family Foundation Medical Scholars Track includes the following:
This beginning drug court track will teach practitioners the fundamentals of planning and implementing a drug court. This track will:
This advanced track is for rural drug court practitioners and will focus on the unique operational issues and problems faced by rural drug court programs. It is designed for practitioners with experience in operating or working in a drug court. Those who do not have experience should enroll in Track 4. This track will focus on solving problems that arise in drug courts through the use of video vignettes, which will be discussed and role-played. Topics discussed will include issues relating to the following:
Neurobiology and neuropsychology are teaching us more and more about addiction. This understanding is revealing new aids for recovery, as well as, confirming traditional approaches.
This skills building seminar will give participants "state of the art" understanding of addiction and how this understanding shapes an evidence-based approach to clinical care. This is an advanced skill training presentation integrating psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, wellness and spiritual approaches to recovery. The goal is to give patients the best possible tools for successful personal recovery.
The participant can expect to learn:
An exploration and definition of trauma and PTSD, assessment guides and treatment approaches. Assessment and treatment approaches have evolved exponentially during the past few years and this workshop intends to present advances in all aspect of trauma and PTSD, addiction and co-occurring disorders. This course is specifically designed for clinicians who have limited financial resources and desire to increase their knowledge base and approaches for their clients presenting with PTSD-trauma and addictions.
Trauma, physical or sexual abuse, abandonment, a history of disapproval at being happy or excited, a feeling of being unwanted. Narrowly focusing on work or being unused to active rest. Each of these experiences, and more, generate "intolerable" feelings that lead to our first addiction: Control. We follow that with rejection, losing touch with our real self and the world. Next is desynchronization, being out of step with oneself and the environment. Then there are further intolerable experiences. This spiral, described by Christine Caldwell in the book Getting Our Bodies Back, encapsulates any addiction.
This track will invite you to embody Caldwell's Body-Centered approach, and engage in activities from Nia, a type of movement therapy. We will explore the four stages of the Addictive Spiral, and contrast them to the four stages of the Moving Cycle. This paradigm reveals the natural progression of how we become addicts. It answers why some people stay addicted, some move into harm reduction, some relapse again and again, some achieve sobriety, and others step into well-briety. This new definition of addiction is useful in explaining conditioned tendencies, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, as well as what holds us back from experiencing joy, fun, and being fully alive.
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Our intent is to shift from brain-based to body-based healing, to transform using breath, sensation, and movement. Exercises are adaptable to your physical and emotional comfort level. Wearing comfortable clothing that offers you range of motion is recommended.
This workshop will introduce basic concepts of solution-focused counseling and describe specific ways to operationalize these principles with substance-abuse clients and families.
Counseling has traditionally provided help through the use of the "medical model," i.e., identifying problems and designing remedies. Solution-oriented counseling focuses on helping clients construct a problem-free lifestyle; in this case, a sober lifestyle.
Prevention is more important than ever; learn about leadership, strategies for change, and basic evidence-based techniques. SAMHSA's guidance will be highlighted along with:
This will include information about:
Don Coyhis will present on generational healing and forgiveness. Florence Ninham will present on women's special issues addressing trauma. She will also present a curriculum on parenting styles, which is a group that she has been certified and trained to facilitate. Blackwolf Jones will present on grieving and the traditional ways of dealing with grief. Ken Ninham will focus on the eight primary principles of the CCISC Model of Dr. Ken Minkoff, examining how the CCISC Model fits into the Native American holistic approaches to treating co-occurring illnesses in native country over several years.
Skills learned in this track will enable participants to assist clients, family and friends in enhancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Level I and II of Spring Forest Qigong are presented in this track.Ongoing research in quantum physics continues to pilot the way for new approaches for a multitude of health-related areas. Current research evidences new developments in understanding how the brain functions and the significant impact individuals have on their own well-being. Eastern medicine is being integrated into the ever-changing world of health and healing.
To continue in the work of support to addiction victims, increasing one's spiritual energy level enhances the ability to move limitless universal love for healing. One such approach is the field of energy healing or more specifically in this track Spring Forest Qigong. The historical roots of Qigong date back at least 4,000 years to ancient China. The underlying principle, established by Chinese scholars of the period, is that everything in the universe is energy or Qi. In the western scientific tradition, Albert Einstein was the first to establish this principle: "Everything in the universe is comprised of dynamic relationships of energy." Energy cannot be created or destroyed but energy can be transformed.
With proper training, anyone and everyone can learn to utilize Qigong techniques for health and wellness and with continued practice, can learn to assist others in achieving similar results. This institute track will address:
After more than two million men and woman served in Iraq and Afghanistan, military personnel continue to be deployed to these regions and the need for more trained practitioners continues to grow. This track will address the specific issues of service members and veterans who served in combat zones, transitional issues returning to civilian life, and the multidimensional thinking and programing that is demanded of clinicians who provide mental health and AODA services to military members and veterans of all wars. The presenters will share their experiences both from within the military and as clinicians working for the VA. They will discuss the nature of combat today, identify common transitional issues for veterans and their families,and the long term consequences of both PTSD and complex PTSD. Specific issues include military sexual trauma,transgenerational trauma, domestic violence, psychiatric emergencies,suicide, chemical abuse,and crisis intervention strategies. Current research, evidenced based therapies, spiritual issues, program planning and resources, and working within a military culture will be covered. Working with couples, children, and families also is a further area of attention.