2018 Northeast Regional Conference 

October 2-3, 2018
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA  02556



MONDAY, 10/1



5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Link ‘n Learn Registration
-Chatham Room


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Link ‘n Learn Reception
-Chatham Room 








8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NATSAP Board Meeting


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Link ‘n Learn Breakfast
-Race Point Room


8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NATSAP Link ‘n Learn
-Race Point Room


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration in Nauset Nook
Exhibit Booth Set Up
-Nauset Foyer and Nauset I


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Opening Reception for Northeast Regional Conference





7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Morning Yoga with Heather Bernstein - Grove Psychologist & Yoga Teacher
-Chatham Room


7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration



9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening General Session and NATSAP Updates
-Nauset III


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session A1:

“Entitlement: A Generations’ Hurdle to Recovery”

Presenter: Diana Clark, JD, MA, Turnbridge
-Nauset V



Session A2:

“Building Employee Engagement: Creating Positive Professional Experiences While Improving Client Outcome”

Presenters: William Brown, Confluence Behavioral Health and Don Vardell, Mountain Valley Treatment Center
-Nauset IV



Session A3:

“Boundaries: Healthy Separation”

Presenters: Ben Makin, Compass Rose Academy and Madeline Spring, Compass Rose Academy
-Nauset II


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

A.M. Refreshment Break

Nauset Foyer 


11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Session B1:

“Healing the Whole Student: The Intersection of Clinical, Education, and Residential Therapeutic Work”

Presenters: Heather Schaffer, New Haven RTC, and Kori Mayeski, New Haven RTC
-Nauset V



Session B2:

“Supporting the Growth of "Parents Who Love Too Much" in a Residential Treatment Setting”

Presenters: Liz van Ryn, Pine River Institute
-Nauset IV



Session B3:

“Cyclical Development: ASD and Trauma Implications for Treatment”

Presenters: George Ballew, LCSW, Peers Academy and Neil Wallace, MBA/HAS, Peers Academy
-Nauset II


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM


Ocean View Room 


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Session C1:

Panel:  “Catastrophe to Connection: The Role of Attachment In The Post-Traumatic Growth Experience”

Moderator: Hannah Mariotti, MA, LMHC, Beacon Coaching & Consulting,
Panelists: Kevin Randall, LMFT, Fulshear Treatment to Transition, Nikki Garza, LCSW, Fulshear Treatment to Transition, Alice Cennamo, LCWS, LCAS-A, SUWs of the Carolinas 
-Nauset V



Session C2:

“Brand Positioning: How to Create a Strong Brand Strategy”

Presenter: Jim Healey, Peapod Design
-Nauset IV



Session C3:

“Clinically Informed Academics: Bridging the Gap between Academic and Therapeutic Interventions in a Therapeutic Day School Setting”

Presenters: Evan Flamenbaum, DSW, Academics West, and Ellis Marksohn, LMSW, Academics West
-Nauset II


2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

P.M. Refreshment Break - Nauset Foyer 

Afternoon Recharge Yoga Session in General Session Room - Nauset III


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session D1:

“Failure to Launch: Supporting and Empowering Young Adults in Transitioning out of Wilderness”

Presenters: Edward “Bogie” Foden, MSW, MS, True North Wilderness and Kevin Sedlak, BS, True North Wilderness
-Nauset V



Session D2:

“Sacred Space: The Necessary Integration of Spirituality in Behavior Health Treatment”

Presenters: Shawn Breeden, MA, HS-BCP, The Anasazi Foundation and Alaina Chatterley, LCSW, Launch at Heritage RTC
-Nauset IV



Session D3:

“Drawing Outside the Lines – Art Therapy and it’s use in a Wilderness Therapy Model”

Presenter: Caitlyn E. Cook, MPS, LCPC, ATR-BC, LCAT, Summit Achievement
-Nauset II


6:00 PM

Closing Dinner with Excellence in Service Award Presentation
-Ocean View Room