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Day One | Day Two | Day Three
Day Three - Fri., June 23, 2017
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Kansa A & B

Registration Table Open
Location: Elevator Foyer

8 – 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Location: Kansa A & B

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Session 11 - 90 min.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Addictions Treatment
Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, NCGC-II
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a leading intervention to assist individuals in addiction treatment in preventing relapse, which is one of the primary concerns of addiction treatment programs. This session will provide support for this method based on research that has examined efficacy of the method, as well as will provide practical tools on how to implement this practice with your clients.

Objective: Mindfulness as a technique and its utility in treatment; substance use and gambling addiction effects on the brain; and increasing staff capacity to implement mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy in a treatment session.


The Language of Recovery
Dr. Kate Speck, PhD, MAC, LADC
Specialists in substance use disorder, mental health and criminal justice professions are impacted by clients' reactions to stigma in many areas. Healing the stigma of addiction for clients and professionals working in this field is important and the language that is used to describe the disorder and the behavioral outcomes of addiction are constantly changing. This presentation will describe the impact of language on addictive disorders and how recovery planning is affected for clients when using strength based language. In addition, the role of professionals in supporting long term recovery and resiliency will be reviewed.

Objective: The impact of the stigma of addictive disorders; supporting long-term recovery by using strength-based language; and the meaning of personal/professional language and how changing current language impacts public perception.


Innovation through Prevention
Kirk Nesset, BA
The goal of this presentation/breakout is to provide people who provide prevention education an opportunity to share and learn about activities/lesson plans they provide to a wide range of groups in their area. It gives people who are new to the field and those that are seasoned a new lease on ideas that are innovative and exciting that can be beneficial to clients they serve.

Objective: Experiential utilization of prevention information from presenter and participants to create innovative lesson plans or activities for prevention education while building relationships with participants from other states.


Military Culture and Disordered Gambling in Military and Veteran Populations
Glenn Osowski, ICGC-II
Disordered Gambling 101 - Defines what is gambling, expansion of gambling, types of gambling, and effects of gambling. Explain differences of DSM IV and DSM 5. Understand types of gamblers and compare gamblers with SUD patients. Discuss national trends including teen age gamblers and vulnerable populations. Discuss near miss and FMRI technology. Discuss treatment best practices.

Objective: The American Military culture, structure and process and how these impact treatment effectiveness for Active Duty and Veterans with gambling, SUD and mental health concerns; building rapport and a therapeutic relationship with the military or Veteran; and the clinical implications for providers to include access and availability of services for Veterans.

10:30 – 11 a.m. Networking Break
Hotel Checkout
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 12 - 60 min.
Keynote Address: Talkin' 'Bout My Generation: Generational Differences in Gambling Behavior and Beliefs (and Why They Matter)
Don Feeney, M.P.P., M.S.

Location: Objectives: The role of formative cultural experiences in the development of attitudes and beliefs about gambling; understanding generational differences in gambling behavior and beliefs; and adapting prevention, awareness and treatment programs to account for generational differences.
12 12:30 p.m. Submission of Evaluations and Distribution of CEU Certificates
Location: Elevator Foyer
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Session 13 - 180 min.
Optional Post-Conference Ethics Training: Operating in an Ethical Vacuum
Dr. Kate Speck, PhD, MAC, LADC
Objectives: Presenter will review the Professional Ethics Code, identify the responsibility of the ethical committees and state licensure boards, and discuss self-disclosure as a component of ethical practice.
*2017 Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse event speakers and schedule are subject to change

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