Presentations

    • Treating Trauma Through Expressive Arts

      Treating Trauma Through Expressive Arts 

      Sometimes trauma occurs and there just is no language available to describe it. Sometimes, the subject matter is too heavy for words; sometimes the incident happened before language was acquired, and sometimes, the memories are tucked too deeply in the psyche to retrieve with mere words. In any of these instances, art can often be an appropriate means for healing and strength. Teaching artist Maria Ojascastro will take participants through hands-on visual art exercises that create a safe environment for expressive art, and provide step by step instructions on how to reproduce these experiences

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    • Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy to Treat Eating Disorders

      Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy to Treat Eating Disorders 

      Over 500,000 Missourians will suffer from a serious eating disorder during their lifetime. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, yet complete, specialist treatment is difficult to obtain in Missouri. Healthcare professionals who serve on The Governor’s Missouri Eating Disorders Council have identified best practices for the assessment and treatment of eating disorders. The Council is working to provide training initiatives to professionals across the country. This presentation introduces Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), an evidence-based treatment for bulimi

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    • The High Costs of Fatherlessness

      The High Costs of Fatherlessness 

      The presentation takes a close look at the financial, emotional, physical, educational and social costs that fatherlessness has on society and families as a whole. We also briefly look at the positive impact that fatherfullness has on children and society.

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    • The Obstacles and Joys of Delivering DBT for Eating Disorders

      The Obstacles and Joys of Delivering DBT for Eating Disorders 

      Experiential learning will provide a framework in which didactic presentations, multimedia, and role plays will be used to illustrate the benefits and obstacles to using DBT. The workshop will be conducted as a DBT Consultation Team meeting, a crucial element of providing DBT in a mental health setting.

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    • 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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