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Conference Agenda

Monday, September 18, 2023: Pre-conference

7 – 8 am: Registration and Breakfast

8 am – noon:
An Experiential Workshop Introducing the Benefits of Equine Assisted Services – Nancy Davies, LSWAIC Megan Ingersoll, Jeannette Lopez, LMHCA Michelle Ruff, and Kara Siebert,LICSW
Mat Weaving – Kyle Folden, Christine Hawkins, and Sheryl Whitlinger, LMHC
Group Therapy – Presented by Sarah Sense-Wilson, LMHC, SUDP, WSCGC-II

12 – 1 pm: Lunch Break

1 – 3 pm:
Outreach/Prevention in Rural Communities – Presented by Jose Garcia, CADC-II, CGAC-I

3 – 5 pm:
Let Me Tell You Why: Working with a Forgotten Community – Presented by Ala Sheikh-Khalil, MD and Abdallah Mobaideen, MA

Tuesday, September 19, 2023: Pre-conference

7 – 8 am: Registration and Breakfast

8 am – 5 pm:
Improving Government to Government Relations with the Federally Recognized Tribes – Presented by Gordon James

8 am – Noon:
Culturally Responsive Assessment and Treatment Planning – Presented by Tae Son Lee, MBA, SUDP, WSCGC-II

12 – 1 pm: Lunch Break

1 – 3 pm:
The Strong Black Woman Schema and Gambling Disorder Recovery– Presented by Deborah Haskins, PhD, LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II, CCGSO, BACC, CGT

3 – 5 pm:
Slow it Down! Organizing Finances in a Digital Age of Gambling, Stock Trading, Bitcoin, Financial Shockwaves, and Retirement Planning – Presented by Brent Neiser, MA, CFP, AFC

6 – 8:30 pm:
Welcome Reception: Fireside Chat/Storytelling with S’Mores-gasbord

Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Main Conference

7 – 8:15 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am: Welcome/Opening Ceremony

8:30 – 10 am: Keynote
Healed Enough – Presented by Susan Aglukark, OC

10 – 10:30 am: Break / Exhibits

10:30 – 11:30 am: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Words have Power: Breaking Through Stigma and Negative Bias with Supportive and Respectful Language – Presented by Harlan Pruden, Ryan Stillwagon, and Oblio Stroyman, M.Ed, QMHP-R, CGAC-II, ICGC-II, BACC, LMFT
Intersection of Evidence Based Interventions and Indigenous Traditional Healing – Presented by Leon Leader Charge, MA
Building a Healthy Foundation on Healthy Habits – Presented by Mitch Factor

11:30 -11:45 am: Break / Exhibits

11:45 – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Plenary
The Wisdom of the Drum – Presented by Javoen Byrd, MA

1:30 – 2 pm: Break / Exhibits

2 – 3 pm: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
The Rainbow Connection: We Are All in This Together – Presented by Oblio Stroyman, M.Ed, QMHP-R, CGAC-II, ICGC-II, BACC, LMFT
Healing Hearts, Calming Minds: Harnessing Meditation for Addiction Recovery – Presented by Ken Martz, PsyD, CAS, ICGC-II, BACC
Improving Cultural Connectedness Within Native American Clients: A Paradigm Shift that Improves Mental Health Outcomes – Presented by John Dennem, MA, CADC-II, LPC

3 – 3:30 pm: Break / Exhibits

3:30 – 5 pm: Afternoon Plenary
Gambling and Elders – Presented by Tanna Engdahl

6 – 8:30 pm: Community Celebration Event and Dinner

Thursday, September 21, 2023: Main Conference

7 – 8:10 am: Breakfast and Health Fair with Yoga and Meditation

8:20 – 8:30 am: Welcome and Announcements

8:30 – 9:45 am: Keynote
Substance Use Disorders and Gambling in the Latinx Community: Raising Our Community Voices – Presented by Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, PharmD, PhD, MPH

9:45 – 10:15 am: Break / Exhibits / Hotel Checkout

10:15 – 11:45 am: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Against All Odds: Native Youth Gambling – Presented by Katy Morseau and David Vialpando, MBA, CFE, CFCS
Reflections on the Treatment of Sports Bettors with Gambling Disorder – Presented by Tim Fong, MD
Retuning: Supporting Attunement in Recovery – Presented by Kitty Martz, CGRM, CGAC-II

11:45 – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Plenary
The True Impact of Gambling on AAPI Individuals, Families, and Communities Presented by Tim Fong, MD

1:30 – 1:45 pm: Break / Exhibits

1:45 – 3 pm: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Youth Gaming, eSports, and Video Games – Presented by Joshua Germain, MA, LMHC and Kelvin Peprah, MA, LMHC
From Being in Action to Taking Action: Crisis Intervention – Presented by Kitty Martz, CGRM, CGAC-II
Battle Buddies: Supporting Those who Served with Service Dogs to Combat PTSD – Presented by Panel: Nick Carafelle, Dodi Lewis, Ovie Muntean, and DL Thomas

3 – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 – 5 pm: Afternoon Plenary
Talking Circle Traditions for Treatment Providers – Facilitated by Swil Kanim

Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance and Registration Brochure is available here.