Southwest Regional

Southwest Regional Conference

April 17, 2019

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Tuesday, April 16



Coffee Meet Up at River Rock Roasting Company

9:00 a.m.


Golf at Coral Canyon

12:00 p.m.


Mountain Biking

1:00 p.m.


Group Hike

2:00 p.m.





Wednesday, April 17



Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Welcome General Session

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Breakout Sessions:

A1: The ABC’s of Financial Management in Behavioral Healthcare
Presenter: Josh Gardner; Havenwood Academy
Track:  Administration/Leadership

A2: A Culture of Healing
Presenter: John Stewart, MSW, LCSW; New Haven RTC
Track:  Clinical

A3: Trauma-Focused Stories and Mosaic Art as Metaphors: Promoting Post-Traumatic Growth
Presenters: Annette Pelletier, MSW; Moonridge Academy and Amanda Mosse, MSW, Discovery Ranch for Girls
Track:  Clinical

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


Morning Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Breakout Sessions B:

B1: The Break Up of Adoption
Presenters: Jessica Stone, MA, ACMHC, R-DMT; Three Points Center and Brittani Furnival, MFTI, Three Points Center
Track:  Direct Care

B2: Healing a Client's Persistent Negative Core Beliefs: A Step by Step Guide for a Daily Practice
Presenters: Megan Belcher Allen, LCSW; Sunrise Residential Treatment and Kayla Memmott, LCSW, Sunrise RTC
Track:  Clinical

B3: The NATSAP Practice Research Network (PRN):Improvements in Efficiency and Clinical Relevance
Presenter: Brett Talbot, Ph.D.; The Ascent Programs and Mike Petree, MA; Petree Consulting, Inc.  
Track: Administration/Leadership

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.



12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Breakout Sessions C:

C1: Student-Directed Individualized Learning Models
Presenters: Clay Smith; Spring Ridge Academy and Erin K. Smith, PhD., Ed.S., Spring Ridge Academy 
Track:  Academic

C2: Developing Real Connection Through Experiential Therapy and Modalities
Presenter: Todd Spaulding, LCSW, CSAT; Oxbow Academy and Shawn Brooks; Oxbow Academy
Track:  Clinical

C3: Internet Addiction and the Neurodiverse Brain: Developing Healthy Use of Smart Technologies
Presenter: Mary Marcantonio; Equinox Counseling & Wellness
Track:  Clinical 

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Afternoon Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Breakout Sessions D:

D1: Bonds of Healing: The Importance of Direct Care Staff in Healthy Emotional Attachment
Presenter: Shawn Breeden, HS-BPC, MA; Anasazi Foundation and Garrett W. Bedford, LMSW; Anasazi Foundation 
Track:  Direct Care 

D2: Leading a Systemic Treatment Team: Sustained Family Healing Through Application of Systems Theory to Client Families and the Treatment Team
Presenter: Kallee Wilson; New Haven RTC and Jeana Thomsen, LCSW, MSW; Innerchange/Embark Behavioral Health 
Track:  Clinical 

D3: SEX ISN’T A DIRTY WORD, OR IS IT? - An Honest Discussion About Why and How to Talk About Sex in a Therapeutic Setting
Presenter: Patricia Ruggles, LCPC, CADC, NCC; Mason and Associates and Daryn Reiner, Discovery Ranch for Girls 
Track: Clinical 

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.






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