Addictions, Offenders, and Correction Counseling

Friday, March 17
7:30am - 8:30am
Program ID #111, Room 3020
Multidimensional Assessment Procedures for Substance Abuse Treatment
60-Minute Education Session
Jeffrey W. Garrett
This session will demonstrate how researchers and counselors can use multidimensional assessment procedures to enhance the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment. It provides an overview of valid and reliable measures for assessing training outcomes, counselor competencies, client readiness, treatment fidelity, and treatment outcomes. The results of Garrett's 2007 study at the Recovery Council in Ohio will be compared to his plans for the follow-up study which will be conducted by the presenters.

 

Friday, March 17
11:00am - 12:00pm
Program ID #140, Room 2006
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness: Contingency Management in Treating Addiction
60-Minute Education Session
Bailey P. MacLeod
Almost half of people in homelessness also suffer from an addiction, which can increase the risks of unemployment, physical and mental illness, unstable housing, and legal issues. Contingency management (CM) is an evidence-based approach used to increase motivation, retention, abstinence, and employment in substance abuse treatment. This session will discuss how CM works, proper ways to implement CM in addictions counseling, and how it is being used in a treatment program to rehabilitate men who are homeless.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #147, Room 2014
In-Depth Examination of Sexual Addiction: Recent Research and Clinical Implications
90-Minute Education Session, Advanced
Amanda L. Giordano, Craig S. Cashwell, Cody Lankford
Researchers continue to advance the field of sexual addiction counseling with new findings and clinical implications. This advanced session is designed to review recent research related to sexual addiction in order to inform treatment strategies. Specifically, the presenters will address the neurobiology of sexual addiction and correlates related to attachment, emotion regulation, and religious coping. Additionally, they will discuss the unique aspects of cybersex addiction.

 

Friday, March 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program ID #156, Room 3020
Effective Interventions for Student Athletes Who Violate Alcohol and Drug Policy
90-Minute Education Session
Latasha Y. Hicks-Becton
Navigating the collegiate environment is challenging, and doing so in the public eye as a student athlete can increase difficulty with managing the academic and interpersonal nuances of college life. For some, this leads to maladaptive coping strategies including excessive alcohol use or illicit substance use. Scrutiny from peers and stakeholders can make it difficult for student athletes to seek help for their alcohol and drug-related concerns. This session will identify effective interventions for this population.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm
IAAOC Featured Session
Program ID #171, Room 2018
Examining Physiological and Psychological Functioning of College Students of Alcoholic Parents
60-Minute Education Session
Kathleen Brown-Rice, Seth Olson
One in eight Americans is an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA), and 25 to 30 percent of college students meet the criteria for ACoA. This session will report on the results of a research that determined neural functioning and stress hormone levels in a college population of ACoA and how these relate to scholastic performance and psychological health in those with and without current hazardous alcohol use. Further, the implications of these findings for professional counselors will be discussed.

 

Friday, March 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program ID #185, Room 2006
Exploring the Intergenerational Transmission of Risk Among Asian-American Immigrants
60-Minute Education Session
Preet Kaur
There is a paucity of research examining the transgenerational transmission of trauma effects in at- risk communities, namely immigrant communities. The presenter will provide a conceptual framework on this issue that integrates collaborative dialogue among attendees on the higher risk for exposure to traumatic stressors that immigrant communities experience and the associated risk for adoption of high-risk behaviors.

 

Friday, March 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #196, Room 2024
Black Males’ Experiences of Treatment Mandated by Mental Health Courts
60-Minute Education Session, Advanced
Bryan Stare, Delini Fernando
Mental health specialty courts were created in the 1990s to connect offenders with treatment providers and reduce recidivism. While researchers found these programs to be moderately effective in achieving their goals, Black men are underrepresented within current research and overrepresented within the criminal justice system. In this session participants will explore Black male participant experiences of mental health court treatment provisions obtained through phenomenological research.

 

Saturday, March 18
7:30am - 8:30am
Program ID #222, Room 3020
Community Reinforcement and Family Training: Helping Loved Ones of Addicted Individuals
60-Minute Clinician Education Session
Sandy Gibson
This session is based on the theoretical assumptions and practices of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach that is designed to address the challenges of concerned significant others (CSOs) who want to help their loved ones who are suffering from addiction. The main goals of CRAFT are to (1) reduce their loved one’s harmful substance use, (2) engage their loved one into treatment, and (3) improve the overall functioning of the CSOs (i.e., their emotional, physical, and relational health).

 

Saturday, March 18
1:00pm - 2:30pm
IAAOC Featured Session
Program ID #259, 2nd Floor, Poster Area
IAAOC Research Carousel on Addiction and Offender Issues
90-Minute Education Session
Leigh Falls Holman, Amanuel Haile Asfaw, Stacy Perez Waterman, Andrew H. Gerodias, Alfreda Carmichael, Regina R. Moro, Robert M. Cox, Jennifer Smith, Jane Warren, Sara E. Andrews
This session will highlight the innovative research of IAAOC members. These research projects address mental health counseling issues, techniques, and outcomes for people challenged with addiction or offending behaviors.

 

Saturday, March 18
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program ID #298, Room 2005
Counseling Sexual Offenders: Practical Information for Clinicians
60-Minute Education Session
Angie D. Wilson, Paul A. Carrola, Enobong Inyang, Aklima Baksh
Counselors working with sexual offenders (SOs) are often presented with unique issues that are not present when counseling the general population. In this interactive session, the presenters will broach risk assessment, level of denial, manipulation, and the limits of confidentiality when working with SOs. Attendees will leave with knowledge related to counseling SOs, an overview of current interventions and techniques, and clinical tools to implement into their professional settings.

 

Saturday, March 18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Program ID #322, Room 2007
Best Practices in Counseling Gay Male Youth with Substance Use Disorders
60-Minute Clinician Education Session
Michael P. Chaney, Michael D. Brubaker
Gay male youth report higher rates of substance use than heterosexual males within their same age cohort; however, there remains a lack of gay-affirmative training among practitioners. This session teaches counselors to serve gay male youth substance users by helping clients deconstruct heteronormative messages, develop affirming social supports, and engage in intrapsychic and interpersonal healing applying the principles of a gay-affirming treatment approach.

 

Sunday, March 19
7:30am - 8:30am
Program ID #346, Room 2009
Synthetic Drugs: What School and Mental Health Counselors Need To Know
60-Minute Education Session
LaShauna Dean, Michelle Hinkle
Synthetic drugs have rapidly become a public health crisis, with more than 400 overdoses being reported on the East Coast alone since April 2015 (NJROIC-DMI, 2015). Information on Spice, Bath Salts, and Flakka will be provided, including background and dosage information, review of the physical and mental health effects, and rates of occurrence for each drug. This session will address implications for counselors, the cultural shift among drug users, and guidance on assessing and treating clients who present with synthetic drug use.

 

Sunday, March 19
8:45am - 10:15am
Program ID #351, Room 2014
Grief and Loss in Addiction: Implications for Treatment
90-Minute Education Session
Julie K. Bates-Maves
When clients enter recovery, many begin to grieve what was lost during the addiction and celebrate the beginning of sobriety, of recovery. But what about grieving the loss of the addiction itself? Much is lost when recovery begins. Processing the loss of coping skills (i.e., drug use, avoidance) and the certainty that drugs provided (i.e., escape) is crucial. Helping clients to grieve the identity of “addict“ and form a new identity without substances is also central. This session will focus on addiction-specific grief work.

 

Sunday, March 19
10:30am - 12:00pm
Program ID #375, Room 2014
Application of SBIRT with Clients Who Are Engaging in Problematic Substance Use
90-Minute Education Session
Stephen E. Craig, Tiffany K. Lee-Parker
As counselors encounter a growing population of clients with problematic substance use, they are confronted with a need for proficiency in their own ability to screen, intervene, and determine the level of care an individual with problematic substance use may need. Based on a 3-year research and training grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the presenters will help attendees learn an evidence-based approach (SBIRT) to screening and intervention with people with problematic substance use.

 

Sunday, March 19
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Program ID #396, Room 2000
Counselors and White Coats: Brief Counseling Interventions in Integrated Care
60-Minute Education Session
Marcia Huston McCall, Leigh Zick Dongre, Laura J. Veach, Cathey M. Floyd, Sara W. Bailey, Laura R. Land, Elizabeth Bost White, Olivia H. Currin
Mental health conditions can cause or worsen medical illness. To improve access to counseling services, health systems are adopting models of integrated care. Multidisciplinary teams of behavioral and medical providers are collaborating through brief counseling interventions to improve overall patient wellness, which results in substantial cost savings. The presenters will offer key principles, observations, and recommendations from their decade-long integrated care program within a large academic medical center.

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$495

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$645

Nonmember Student
$485

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