Session Abstracts – Friday

September 18 – 19, 2014
Cox Business Center

Agenda with Session Abstracts for Friday

Friday, September 19 - 7.00 CEUs

7:30 am – 5:45 pm:

On-site Registration / Check-in

8:15 am:


8:30 am – 10:00 am:

Plenary - Prediction and Early Intervention of Psychosis

Amy B. Goldstein, PhD | Associate Director for Prevention Research, National Institute of Mental Health

10:20 am – 11:50 am: Breakout Session 4

401 - ETHICS: Ethics in a Mental Health Crisis

Deneka Cain, J.D., Oklahoma County Crisis Intervention Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Everyone will face a crisis situation at some point in their life.  It may be a personal crisis, a crisis you are trained to deal with in your profession, or a crisis with a peer.  Being able to recognize these situations and appropriately work through them in a compassionate and ethical fashion can present challenges.  This presentation explores ways to make ethical decisions while remaining compassionate and makes suggestions on professional licensure compliance and appropriate documentation.  This training uses everyday situations, scenarios, and lots of group discussion to navigate these difficult issues.

402 - Suicide Prevention in Oklahoma

Savannah Kalman, MS, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma City, OK

Means Restriction in the state of Oklahoma This presentation will provide a research base and definition of means restriction as a vital part of suicide prevention. Followed by a review of a culturally appropriate and successful means restriction campaign with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Finally, participants will receive the latest review of legislation related to means restriction in the state of Oklahoma and access to appropriate advocacy opportunities.

403 - Supportive Housing: Real People, Real Housing

Ross Croessmann, MSW, LCSW, Mental Health Association of Essex County, Inc., Montclair, NJ

This presentation focuses on the importance of the Housing First model and the need for permanent supportive housing for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Supportive housing will be reviewed from both a macro, multi-systemic viewpoint and at a micro level. The presenters will review successful supportive housing advocacy efforts through state legislature, legal proceedings and the media. The importance of the integration of various dimensions of wellness will be reviewed with an emphasis on the integration of physical and mental health.Organizations will learn how to incorporate this in their supportive housing programs. Empirical and programmatic data will be also be discussed.

404 - Introduction to the Integrated Neurodevelopmental Assessment System with Kids

Raymond H. McCaffrey Jr, PhD, Comprehensive Psychological Services, Norman, OK

This presentation will focus on the development and current status of the Integrated Neurodevel-opmental Assessment System (INAS). The INAS method provides a systematic approach for determining how to target neurodevelopmental evaluations as well as a method for collecting, interpreting, and organizing neurodevelopmental information about a child in order to examine a wide range of functional abilities that are important to learning, emotional adjustment, and behavior. The rationale for developing this type of system will be examined and the theoretical model that serves as the basis for the approach will be discussed. Examples of five types of evaluations will be presented and examined.

405 - Emerging Science for the Prevention of Neurocognitive Disorders

Jeff Seaman, MS, MD, Integrated Psychiatry, LLC, Edmond, OK

The past 15+ years have seen complete failure to produce a safe and effective way to prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimers Disease. New developments in the understanding, imaging, and potential treatment of Frontal-Temporal Lobar Degeneration (a group of dementias likely responsible for 15-20% of all dementia cases) are emerging. These advances will not just be able slow or even prevent this group of dementias, but may also have a role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. I will also briefly touch on future potential to mitigate CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), as well as a brief scientific update the efforts to prevent Alzheimers disease. Talk is unsponsored.

406 - The Psychometrics of Social Role Return for the Person with Brain Injury

Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, Brookhaven Hospital, Tulsa, OK

Attendees at this presentation can be expected to gain greater awareness of the aspects of living with brain injury disability and a dual diagnosis which impact on a person’s social role return and community participation. The presenter will address the long-term issues of brain injury which relate to the person’s ability to maintain effective inter-dependence such as those seen in relationships at the personal, family, community and work levels and will offer strategies to assist individuals in maintaining meaningful participation.

407 - Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Oklahoma’s solution (CAPSAT)

Matthew Condley,MA, Tulsa City County Health Department, Tulsa, OK

Whitney L. Kemp, BS, NRP, CHES, Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information

Floyd Long, Oklahoma Department of Corrections-Programs Unit, Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma is one of the leading states for prescription drug abuse in the nation. Within Oklahoma, Tulsa leads the state in the number of prescription opiod overdose deaths. In an effort to reduce the number of deaths in Tulsa County the CAPSAT coalition was formed from a grant received from the OMDHSAS prevention initiative. We will discuss data, methods and outcomes to date by organizations such as CAPSAT. Also, included are recommendations that everyday mental health professionals can use to help educate their clients on the proper knowledge of storage, disposal and potential signs for abuse. Including ways they can help reduce the number of future overdoses and deaths in Oklahoma.

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm:

Lunch: Plenary / Panel Discussion - Windows of Opportunity: A Prevention / Mitigation Continuum

Gerard Clancy, MD  |  President, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa  |  Professor of Psychiatry

2:05 pm – 3:35 pm: Breakout Session 5

501 - ETHICS: Autonomy, Capacity and Beneficence: Ethical Considerations In a Disabled Population

Ronald Broughton, MEd, LPC, CBIST, Brookhaven Hospital, Tulsa, OK

This presentation is geared for professionals, paraprofessionals, direct care staff, consumers and their families.  Speaking primarily to an individual suffering from brain injury, ethical components will generalize over to other populations.  The presentation brings into the question the pros and cons of allowing the consumer maximization or minimal expression of their autonomy during treatment.  The presentation speaks to ethical considerations in the assessment of capacity and its relation to patient autonomy.

502 - Strategies to Bring Hope and Healing to Traumatized Children

Barbara Sorrels, EdD, The Institute for Childhood Education, Tulsa, OK

Abuse and neglect of young children have lasting implications for growth and development. Current research indicates that significant healing can take place with families, teachers and communities are training in evidence based strategies to help children recover what was lost as a result of abuse and neglect. Through demonstrations, pictures and hands-on activities, participants will learn practical strategies for creating healing environments and helping traumatized children recover social and emotional skills necessary for life and learning.

503 - Working with Justice-Involved Clients: Risk, Need, Responsivity in Practice

Nisha Wilson, MS, LPC, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma City, OK

The Risk-Need-Responsivity Model has been an evidence-based strategy to offender management for many years.  However, it’s implications in behavioral health treatment, especially when working in treatment/supervision collaborative programs has been less evident.  This presentation will discuss the importance of incorporating criminogenic risk assessments into treatment practices and the impact of this additional knowledge on enhancing the treatment planning process.  Further, research-supported strategies in programming recommendations, court referrals, and treatment interventions will be discussed for working with clients in low to high criminogenic risk and treatment need quadrants.

504 - Oklahoma Trauma Assessment & Service Center Collaborative

Carisa Wilsie, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Keitha Wilson, MSW, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) through the Oklahoma Trauma Assessment and Service Center Collaborative (OK-TASCC) project is pursuing an innovative and aggressive trauma-informed/focused evidence-based/evidence-informed systems approach to addressing mental and behavioral health needs of all children in care with specific components and/or strategies that are rooted in scientific research. Discussion will include screening and assessment and the rationale for using both in the context of child welfare, the behavioral health screening tool utilized in the state of Oklahoma for children in foster care, and pilot data of the OK-TASCC project.

505 - Adolescent Sexual Behavior Problems: Recovery & Relapse Prevention

Ana Saldivar-Schlosser, MS, R.Psych (p), LPC, NBCC, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Tulsa, OK

Ana Saldivar-Schlosser, MS, R.Psych (p), LPC, NBCC, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Tulsa, OKSexual behavior is often a misunderstood, misconstrued and difficult subject to address between adults and children. It makes it even more difficult to address when the behavior is inappropriate. In this session, participants will be able to walk away with an understanding of developmentally normal vs inappropriate sexualized behavior. Participants will learn about various categories of sexually acting out behavior and appropriate treatment models to address each and being able to create safety plans for any environment to prevent acting out and potential relapse.

506 Restoring Connections: A Changing Paradigm for Prevention of Co-Occurring Issues

Jack Perkins, D.Min., LADC, Rose Rock Recovery Center, Vinita, OK

The primary goal of Restoring Connections is to equip participants to better understand the role healthy bonding/attachment has on human development and review strategies that will restore well being, reducing symptomatology of co-occurring issues.  The presentation is based upon research that studies the brain as a social organ.  Disconnection from healthy relationships results in increased probability that people will develop mental health and/or substance abuse issues.  It is an attempt to take a fresh look at problems we face and reflect upon systemic change that can drive down the expense of caring for people by restoring health and wellness, instead of continually treating symptoms.


A:Career Counseling Implications for Juvenile Offenders

Katie R. Allen, PhD, LPC, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Participants will gain an understanding that juvenile offenders have specific needs during the time in which they are incarcerated and after release.  Participants will learn the implications of being a juvenile offender including a lack of career development which can result in a host of negative consequences. Participants in this session will learn about a career counseling intervention that significantly increased the career self-efficacy and maturity of juvenile offenders. Participants will take home newfound knowledge about the impact of career counseling with these youth as well as an understanding of the effects of intervention and future directions for research.

B: HIV/AIDS/STI Awareness and Prevention

Michael Merryman, Tulsa, OK

A condensed, latest, up-to-date discourse on the subject of HIV and other STIs and what everyone should know.

3:50 pm – 5:05 pm:

Closing Plenary / Remarks- The Art and Science of Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving

Joan Borysenko, PhD | Author and President, Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC

Total Conference CEUs – 14.25 Hours