Session Abstracts – Thursday

September 18 – 19, 2014
Cox Business Center

Agenda with Session Abstracts for Thursday 

Thursday, September 18
7:30 am – 7:00 pm: On-site Registration / Check-in / Certificates of Attendance 8:15 am – 8:30 am: Welcome and Announcements 8:30 – 9:50 am: Opening Plenary

The Mental Health Revolution in Public Health

David L. Shern, Ph.D.  |  Senior Public Health Advisor, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Senior Science Advisor, Mental Health America

10:10 am – 11:40 am: Breakout Session 1

101 ETHICS: Managing Ethical Dilemmas & Risk Management in Treating Couples

William B. Berman, Ph.D., Psychologist, LMFT, Christian Family Institute, Tulsa, OK

When a couple being treated decides to no longer be a couple, issues of confidentiality, release of treatment related information, contact from the court or attorneys, and welfare of children add further to the complexity of practicing within legal and ethical boundaries. This workshop will present a step by step approach to minimize the risk of having to face such dilemmas, and what to do if it can’t be avoided. Participants will learn how to discern the true reason why an individual or couple is seeking help, what to do if you receive a subpoena or court order for records, and how to work cooperatively with the the court system while maintaining best practice standards with your clients.

102 HIV/AIDS & Mental Health: Treatment as Prevention

Sarah Renfro, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center,Oklahoma City, OK

Andrew Moore, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center,Oklahoma City, OK

This presentation examines the relationship between HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and substance abuse and highlights the impact of providing integrated, multi-modal “treatment as prevention” can have on reducing rates of these co-occurring issues as well as the larger community issue of stigma.

103 10 Experiences Children Need to Prevent Risk and Promote Resilience

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, PhD,  Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

Amanda Morris, PhD,  Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

Ruth Slocum, LCSW, Educare’s Tulsa Children’s Project, Tulsa, OK

Our workshop will focus on identifying and promoting individual, family and community characteristics and experiences that prevent the negative physical and mental health consequences of trauma, adversity and toxic stress during childhood. Specific measures of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and protective and compensatory experiences (PACEs) will be provided and discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about skills and interventions shown to prevent poor outcomes through building attachments between therapists, program providers, caregivers and children, using research results and clinical experience from the conceptual framework infant mental health.

104 Impact of Trauma on Adult Children: Mental Health and Addiction

G. Gail Bieber, LCSW, LIFE Senior Services, Tulsa, OK

Mary Hardy, LPC, LADC, LIFE Senior Services, Tulsa, OK

Presenters explore Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), study by Kaiser Permanente and Centers for Disease Control and the impact of how cumulative childhood trauma by age of 18 serves as a predictor of health, mental health and addiction problems across the lifespan. Further presenters will address resulting family system dynamics and the need to provide early intervention and treatment for children, adult children and families impacted by growing up with trauma in their households. Special Population: Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders.

105 Understanding and Applying DSM-5 Changes to Clinical Practice

William E. Tankersley, MD, The Children’s Recovery Center, Norman, OK

This presentation will focus on the assessment and treatment tract and is aimed at helping providers understand the process through which the DSM-5 was developed. This includes an understanding of the organization themes driving the restructuring of the manual and controversies surrounding the revision. Special focus will be paid to new diagnoses and diagnoses with significant changes, e.g., Autistic Spectrum disorders, Disruptive Mood Deregulation Disorder, and PTSD.

106 Building Safer Communities: A Comprehensive Prevention Programming Model

Catherine Leston MS, CPS/ICPS, LADC-under supervision, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK

Melissa Pitts Johnson MS, LPC, CPS/ICPS, LADC – under supervision, Cherokee Nation, Hulbert, OK

This workshop will prepare community members to address the issue of violence in their communities, from both inter-personal and intra-personal violence perspectives. Community members will learn how to select evidence based strategies to meet each individual community’s needs and level of readiness. Community members will learn how to implement effective, comprehensive environmental strategies in a sustainable way. Violence is a complex, multi-dimensional issue, but every community is ready for something to help keep community members safe and free from violence. What is your community ready for?

107 Prevention of an Eating Disorder and Ways to Spread Awareness

Sara Bird, Oklahoma State University, Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma

Kathleen Verba, OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center, Tulsa, OK/p>

This session will provide information to assist mental health workers to identify the different diagnostic classifications of eating disorders according to the DSM 5. The presenters will also identify different strategies for prevention and intervention to use with those at risk or or suffering from an eating disorder. Prevention strategies will range from being developmentally appropriate for pre-teen to adult. The presenters will also discuss societal influences and how eating disorders are not simply a “woman’s disease.” Specific strategies will focus on building self-esteem and self-efficacy. Finally, the presenters will help to provide information to assist in bringing awareness t

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch Plenary / Panel Discussion

The Prevention Powers of Hope

Ric T. Munoz, JD, MSW  |  Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa

2:05 pm – 3:35 pm: Breakout Session 2

201 ETHICS: Ethical Challenges Particular to Working with Youth

Julie Summers, Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

April Merrill, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc, Broken Arrow, OK

202 Improving Mental Health through Neuroscience

Justin S. Feinstein, PhD, Laureate Insitute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK

Martin Peter Paulus, MD, Laureate Insitute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK

W. Kyle Simmons, PhD, Laureate Insitute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK

Learning objectives: Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to… (1) Understand that the way brain systems become dysfunctional does not neatly fit into current diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders. (2) Learn about how the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) can be used to discover new biological markers for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric patients (3) Discuss the concept of interoception and its relevance to mental health (4) Identify the neural systems that process interoception and research documenting how disturbances within these systems can lead to mental illness (5) Learn about a novel behavioral intervention that aims to promote mental health.

203 Community Health Workers: Partnering with Homeless Youth to Prevent Illness

Mark D. Fox, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa, OK

Dejon Knapp, MSW, Youth Services, Tulsa, OK

Ricky T. Munoz, JD,MSW, University of Oklahoma School of Social Work, Tulsa, OK

Our presentation will include original research on adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to trust in the medical profession among a sample of homeless youth. We will then discuss the utilization of peer community health workers to outreach to homeless youth to increase health awareness and health clinic usage. Community health workers moderate the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and trust in the medical profession.

204 Suicide Prevention Related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders

Valerie McGaha, PhD, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

Michael F. Heppler, MEd, Stillwater, OK

Robin Hudson, MS, LPC, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

“Examining Suicide Prevention Strategies Related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders” will highlight factors related to mental health and substance abuse disorders and suicide prevention. Presenters will highlight suicidal experiences of individuals diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse disorders along with supportive structures (e.g., family members). The presenters will educate attendees on effective prevention strategies to help individuals and family members cope with depression and anxiety related factors associated with suicidal ideations. Related to prevention and substance abuse disorders, individuals are less likely to experience depression and suicidal ideations when receiving substance abuse treatment and referral for continued services for those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders (Chan, Huang, Bradley, & Unutzer, 2014). In addition, the presence of mental health disorders can increase the likelihood of suicidal ideations. Mental health disorders and suicidal attempts are common among individuals with eating disorders (Suokas, Suvisaari, Grainger, Raevuori, Gissler, & Huakka, 2014), major depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality, and anxiety disorders (Mental Health Reporting, 2014). Collectively, the audience will learn strategic initiatives used to reduce the stigma and discrimination of individuals diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorders, prevention of suicidal ideations and suicidal attempts, and effective strategies towards mental health improvement.

205  Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention from Adolescents to Senior Adults

Wiley D. Harwell, D.Min., LPC, NCGC-II, Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling, Norman, OK

To help participants understand the Gambling Disorder diagnosis and how it relates to the general population, adolescents, and senior adults.  The presentation will also address the need for prevention to special populations.  Participants will learn a brief history of gambling in the U.S. and in the state of Oklahoma.  Treatment for Problem Gambling is available at certified centers and participants will learn how to become certified as a problem gambling counselor.

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch Plenary / Panel Discussion

206 A Continuum of Care for Vulnerable Older Adults

Kathy Hannemann, BA, Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, Wichita, KS

Mike Kress, BS, Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, Wichita, KS

Don Strong, LCPC, EdS, MS, ME, Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, Wichita, KS

In the past 6 years, Mr. Strong has been the director of the Mid Kansas Senior Outreach program and was instrumental in working with Senior Reach to receive the designation by NREPP’s as a evidence based best practice due to its successful replication of the Gatekeeper program. In addition, Mr. Strong has directed and facilitated an aggressive mental health education initiative for older adults serving as a partner in the national outreach programs of Mental Health America’s Campaign for Mental Health and National Institute of Mental Health Constituency Outreach. Mr. Strong has been the past director of MHA’s Senior Companion program and in addition is the director of the TRIAD Council a community partnership advocating and protecting older adults from elder abuse.

207 Child Parent Psychotherapy: A Therapist’s Perspective

Melissa Thurman, LPC, Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Karen Harvey, MS LPC, IMH-E® – I, The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Shanna Eischen, MS LPC Candidate, IMH-E® – II, The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Participants will gain a better understanding of what practice for therapists working with infants and toddlers looks and feels like. Through case examples, three therapists who work primarily with infants and toddlers will lead attendees through their journey into this work, training and support they find helpful, and the aspects of this work that make it profoundly different from therapy with older children. Attendees will take away practical information about how to identify a need for infant mental health intervention, what to do if you find you are in over your head, assessing within dyads, and treatment using Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

3:50 pm – 5:20 pm:  Breakout Session 3

301 - ETHICS: The Virtuous Professional: Ethics Across Time Relevant for Our Age

Paul Williams, MA, NCC, LPC, DBTC, NorthCare, Oklahoma City, OK

Ethics have existed since civilizations were born.  This seminar focuses on the timeless ideas that have informed all schools of ethical thought.  The idea of Virtue, as a foundational touchstone for our modern age of professional dilemmas, is examined in terms of how societies, old and new, have defined virtuous decision-making and how these virtues inspire modern helping professionals.

302 - Healing Babies from the Bench – Prevention Across the Life Span

Chief Juvenile Judge Doris L. Fransein, Tulsa County District Court, Tulsa, OK

Stacey Leakey, PhD, IMH-E® (IV), The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

The fields of child development, neuroscience, trauma informed care, and child maltreatment have converged to offer a set of best practice standards for infant mental health. Science is informing changes within child welfare and the court systems, resulting in specialized infant mental health courts whose aim is early intervention for the promotion of family well being and prevention of further maltreatment. This presentation will highlight how Safe Babies Court Teams are addressing the roots of maltreatment, and will focus on current initiatives to implement infant mental health informed courts in our state.

303 - Live Long and Prosper: Evolved Ancient Practices for Modern Healers

Heather Geis M.D., Private Practice, Oklahoma City, OK

We will explore and practice mind body techniques in this workshop. We will learn about the benefits and experience many self care basics such as healthy breathing and yoga postures which we can use to stay healthy ourselves and share with those we heal.

304 - Note: This session has been moved to 107.

305 - Substance Abuse, Co-Dependency and Family Systems Across Generations

Russell “Rusty” Gillette, LPC, LADC, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

This informative workshop will give the participants new insight into the correlation between Co-dependency, substance abuse and how it affects the family system. As we progress through the workshop the participants will be shown through the use of the Bowen Theory how the amount of Fusion that an individual attaches to the family system will affect how well they will become autonomous as adults. The presenter will also use the Genogram to how the family operates as a system over many generations.

306 - The Child Holds the Key: Ending Family Violence through Child Treatment

Crystal Brill, MS, LPC, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc., Tulsa, OK

Missy Iski, MA, LPC, LMFT, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc., Tulsa, OK

Participants will learn about the impact of domestic violence on young children and their families through viewing video and reviewing the appropriate assessment tools. Participants will learn about the evidenced-based practices used to assist child witnesses of family violence from infancy through adolescence; these will include child-parent psychotherapy, parent-child interaction therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Safety plans will be discussed as they relate to physical and emotional safety for children and adults with samples provided. Participants will learn about adult treatment models as well.

307 - Moral Injury in Our Soldiers: Assessment and Intervention

Lanny R. Endicott, D.Min., LCSW, LMFT, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Moral injury is a deep soul wound that can occur when soldiers participate in, witness or fall victim to actions that transgress their most deeply held moral beliefs–the result of which can lead to deep despair. This workshop will explain moral injury, differentiate it from PTSD, and recommend appropriate therapeutic intervention.

6:00 pm: Visionaries Reception

7:00 pm: Visionaries Dinner

Total CEUs for Thursday – 7.25 Hours