Conference Keynote Presenters and Faculty

NRI 2017 Acoustikats


Music, Empathy and Emotional Expression

The Acoustikat’s: Craig A. Bruesewitz & Thomas Randazzo
Omro, Wisconsin

Rockin’ Recovery presented by the Acoustikats is a unique, fun, and entertaining program to educate persons about addiction and recovery utilizing comedy and self-reflective original songs related to life’s journey in recovery. We educate and encourage personal contemplation about serious matters while having fun and engaging people with music and humor. The Acoustikats are Craig Bruesewitz MSE-CSAC-ICS Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitar and Harmonica player also a counselor and lecturer. Tommy Randazzo is a multi-genre drummer with a personable and engaging stage presence. Tommy utilizes humor as he shares his knowledge and experience to finding solutions to life’s challenges.

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NRI 2017 Grant


Gambling, The Brain And Addictions

Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Biography: Jon Grant, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago and directs the ACID research lab for at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Grant completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, a master's degree at the University of Chicago, a law degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Brown University, and a masters degree in public health from Harvard University. Dr. Grant is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Dr. Grant has written over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the phenomenology and pharmacological management of substance use disorders and impulse control disorders, particularly pathological gambling, kleptomania, and grooming disorders. He is the author of "Stop Me Because I Can't Stop Myself," a book on impulse control disorders published by McGraw-Hill (2002) (co-authored with Dr. Suck Won Kim), and is the co-editor (along with Marc Potenza) of two books published by the American Psychiatric Association Pathological Gambling: "A Clinical Guide to Treatment" (2004) and "A Textbook of Men's Mental Health." He also lead-authored a book on the treatment of impulse control disorders using evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (with Brian Odlaug and Chris Donahue).  Dr. Grant's research is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.

NRI 2017 Murphy


Thank you for Hearing Me: Addiction, Relational Trauma, Recovery and Love

Kathleen Ann Murphy, MA, LPC, Executive Clinical Director, Breathe Life Healing Centers
Los Angeles, California

Biography: Kathleen Murphy, M.A., LPC is the Executive Clinical Director of Breathe Life Healing Centers West Hollywood. Kathleen’s career is built on more than 30 years of experience working with people suffering from substance abuse issues complicated by relational trauma.

Kathleen has made use of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, IFS, AEDP, Interpersonal Neurobiology, polemics, and didactics. Her focus on psycho-education, and experiential group processes heavily influenced by attachment theory as well as psychodramatic techniques, assist clients in reframing and reclaiming the self as a being in relationship.

Prior to joining Breathe as the founding Clinical Director, Kathleen had the honor of deepening her experiential group therapy skills at Breakthrough at Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.

Kathleen earned her BA in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin and then her MA in Counseling at St Edward’s University.

With has a passion for the practice and teaching of Kundalini Yoga, Sound Healing, Zen Buddhism, and all the wisdom traditions she enjoys mental gymnastics, poetry and philosophical discourse as a way to help clients change their state of being.

Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Credentialed Counselor, Kathleen is trained in Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy, Level 2 EMDR L and as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and is a member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and National Board of Credentialed Counselors. Additionally, Kathleen is a Certified Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher and certified by Mehtab Benton in Gong Yoga therapy.



You Can't Stop What You Don't Know: Underage Drinking, Drugs and Concealment Trends and Identifiers

Jermaine Galloway, Officer, Tall Cop Says Stop
J. Chad Professional Training, LLC.
Boise, Idaho

Biography: Standing at 6’9”, Jermaine Galloway can look intimidating. But in fact, he’s a devoted, passionate man who cares about America’s (and beyond) youth and communities. That passion informs what he does with Tall Cop Says Stop.

Officer Galloway has worked in law enforcement in Idaho since 1997. His various assignments have included: Alcohol compliance and enforcement officer, Crime scene investigation, DUI task force, Officer mentoring, and Field training officer.

Jermaine played Division I basketball and received his BA from the University of San Francisco. He spends much of his time today speaking to youth at school assemblies, professionals at drug prevention trainings and parents at town hall meetings. To date, he has trained more than 105,000 people nationwide and internationally. He has also conducted more than1000 community scans at a variety of locations.

Officer Jermaine Galloway has organized, coordinated and led 60+ alcohol retail compliance checks, which have resulted in more than 1,800 checks of alcohol retailers; 90+ underage drinking party and kegger patrols, 40+ alcohol adult provider and minor decoy operations (“Shoulder Taps”), 60 fake ID trainings for bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other alcohol retailers, 70 large and special event alcohol enforcement projects. Officer Galloway is an Idaho POST certified instructor in Alcohol Beverage laws and Drug Identification. He has trained fellow officers, judges, educators, community leaders and many others in issues relating to drug and alcohol abuse.

With the help of his wife, Officer Galloway created the Northwest Alcohol Conference. This nationally recognized program provides training and enforcement strategies for community alcohol problems. A recent conference in Boise, Idaho attracted more that 400 people from 28 states. Officer Galloway has created several other community-based drug/alcohol prevention programs as well.

Jermaine Galloway has published articles in American Police Beat Magazine and various newspapers. In 2015, his program “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know” was highlighted in the book Clearing the Haze by Dr. Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum. He has also been highlighted in numerous news stories.

NRI 2017 Neatherton


Leadership: The Journey to Authenticity

Mike Neatherton, President, CEO, Northbound Treatment Services
Newport Beach, California

How do we assist in developing the next generation of leaders? How does our ability as leaders to engage in an authentic, accountable, empowered, courageous, and compassionate manner affect our organizations, strategic partners, and our industry as a whole? How does our own personal growth work translate into a more balanced approach to work, family, and health and positively impact the lives of those we serve and make us more effective leaders? How does the emotional health of you and your staff impact your outcomes and your bottom line?

In this interactive and engaging presentation we will discuss and demonstrate the connection between vulnerability based trust, honesty, transparency, and organizational health. We will discuss the necessity of developing self to develop the leader. To get there, we will explore the common challenges that hold us back, and how our formative experiences as people play out in the workforce, and ways in which our own self-doubt and fears can restrict our ability as leaders to make brave choices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate how our own personal growth relates to organizational success
  • Articulate how story-telling can make leaders more effective
  • Define vulnerability-based trust and understand how it impacts the development of organizational culture and transformational leadership
  • Define Emotional Intelligence and present tools on how to raise ‘Emotional Quotient’ both personally and organizationally

2017 Institute Faculty