Presentations

    • Bringing Housing First to Missouri; Successes, Challenges, and Tips for Providers

      Bringing Housing First to Missouri; Successes, Challenges, and Tips for Providers 

      This presentation will provide information for clinicians and programs who have struggled with helping vulnerable clients establish and maintain permanent housing. The Housing First approach to housing vulnerable clients is based on the philosophy that housing is a human right and a foundation for recovery. Rather than requiring the client to change for the system, we adapt the system for the client. By providing intensive, consistent, and assertive supports focused on maintaining

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    • The Puppies for Parole Program Teams Unadoptable Dogs with Incarcerated Offenders who Transforms the Dogs into Wonderful Companions for Families and People in Need

      The Puppies for Parole Program Teams Unadoptable Dogs with Incarcerated Offenders who Transforms the Dogs into Wonderful Companions for Families and People in Need 

      The Puppies for Parole Program began at the Jefferson City Correctional Center in February, 2010. Since that time 19 of the state’s 20 adult prisons have partnered with local shelters to take in dogs for socialization, obedience training and to develop them into great companions. You will hear from Director of the Department of Corrections George A Lombardi and Judy Finnegan, Vice President of Community Health in Jefferson County and Supervisor of Equine and K-9 Therapy, who is the inspiration of the Advanced Puppies for Parole Program. They will explain the history of this program, the accomp

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    • Implementing Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD at Fulton State Hospital

      Implementing Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD at Fulton State Hospital 

      Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a highly efficacious treatment for PTSD that typically works in 8-12 sessions utilizing the standard protocol. An exposure based cognitive-behavioral treatment developed by Edna Foa at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania, PE has garnered significant empirical support and has benefitted from several of the nation’s largest dissemination projects promoting an evidence-based treatment to date. Additionally, PE has been expanded to include integrated treatments for co-occurring substance use disorders and borderline persona

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    • Contingency Management Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment Setting

      Contingency Management Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment Setting 

      Both the National Institutes on Drug Abuse and the Veterans Health Administration have identified Contingency Management (CM, also referred to as “Motivational Incentives”) as an evidenced-based intervention for substance use disorders (SUDs). There is a very large body of well-controlled research that supports the effectiveness of Voucher-Based or Prize Bowl Contingency Management interventions. In these studies, participants were given monetary-based vouchers or draws from a prize bowl contingent on biochemically-verified evidence of drug absti

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    • Operating a Successful IPS Employment Program

      Operating a Successful IPS Employment Program 

      During this presentation, the three agencies will present the challenges they have faced, success stories, sustainability, staffing, outcomes, following an evidence based practice, and collaboration between all areas of treatment.  Focus will be on sustaining a successful IPS Employment program within an agency, the integration of treatment teams within an agency, and matching successful outcomes with positive fidelity results.

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    • Generational Sticking Points in the Workplace and How to Address

      Generational Sticking Points in the Workplace and How to Address 

      Why can’t they stop texting and make eye contact? What’s wrong with leaving work early and finishing my work at home? Why aren’t the younger generations loyal to the organization like we were? If you want to know how you can understand and communicate and work effectively with all four generations, you need “the answer key to the generations.” For the first time ever there are four generations at work (and five at home): Traditionalists (born before 1945) Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964) Gen Xers (born 1965–1980) Millennials (born 1981–2001)Unnamed (2002-?) This presentation is based on Haydn Sha

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    • Finding the Artist in You: Healing the Provider Through Art

      Finding the Artist in You: Healing the Provider Through Art 

      As providers working in the social service industry, we work with the most challenging populations, stressful situations, and combating systems. We dedicate our lives to our clients, our work, and helping others. We are asked to do more with less and more times than not, we take our work home - both physically and emotionally. We often forget to take care of ourselves, overlooking the signs of becoming stressed, losing empathy, and potentially experiencing signs of secondary trauma. So, what do we do? Well...we are here to give you an amazing, hands-on, creative experience; an opportunity to f

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    • Swim To The Wall: Applying Recovery Principles to a Group Intervention for Patients With Life-Limiting Illness

      Swim To The Wall: Applying Recovery Principles to a Group Intervention for Patients With Life-Limiting Illness 

      Palliative-care psychology is an emerging subsepcialty field within the larger specialty of geropsychology. However, there are few specific evidence-based interventions for patients living with life-limiting illness. Swim To The Wall is a group intervention for patients with life-limiting illness, which is based on applying principles from psychosocial recovery to living with terminal medical conditions. The presentation will describe the theoretical background and rationale upon which the intervention was developed, provide an overview of the intervention and session themes, and present preli

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    • Change Your Brain to Change Your Life

      Change Your Brain to Change Your Life 

      Life isn’t easy, and having a brain hard wired for negativity can certainly ramp up our stress levels. It’s no wonder we often find ourselves feeling over-whelmed, irritated, anxious, worried, and distressed. The good news is if we can understand the brain a little, we can take better care of our lives a lot. That’s because your brain is the most complex and important organ in your body, and what happens in the brain determines what you think and feel, say and do. Your experiences in life are continually changing your brain one way or another. Neuroscience research has shown that you have t

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    • Marijuana Legalization - What is not being said

      Marijuana Legalization – What is not being said 

      This presentation will focus on the misinformation in the media about Marijuana legalization. The focus will be to clarify fact from fiction around Marijuana. By educating professionals, the Media, and the population, about Marijuana we can discern the truth about the problems associated with Marijuana use as well as legalization.

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