Post-Conference Sessions

Each attendee for the post-conference breakout sessions on Thursday, May 9 will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions on topics relating to children mental health or Youth Mental Health First Aid. The breakout sessions will be provided for $50 per attendee.  For the Youth Mental Health First Aid, there will be no charge, but there is a limited number of seats, so it will be first come, first serve basis.  To register for the sessions, please use the online registration form.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration

SESSION 1

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. –

  • 101 – Stand UP Mississippi: A Multi-Agency Approach to Change Stigma in Mississippi
    This presentation will provide the history of how seven state and federal agencies joined efforts to improve access to treatment, curb overdose, and change the stigma of addiction in Mississippi. This session will provide an overview of the opioid crisis in Mississippi and the outreach efforts Stand UP Mississippi is taking to fight the crisis. Mae Slay will share her recovery story and the impact Stand UP Mississippi has had on her life.

Presenters:
Ann Rodio, LMSW, Director of Suicide Prevention, Mississippi Department of Mental HealthMae Slay, Advocate for Stand Up, Mississippi, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Alcohol and Drug Services

Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for MBOE/Social Work
1 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), Addiction Therapist (AT), Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD), and Community Support Specialist (CSS).

Approved for Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) and GAL credit

  • 102 – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
    Acceptance and Commitment Training is an evidence-based procedure based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and learning theory. ACT incorporates acceptance and mindfulness, along with additional strategies, referred to as the hexaflex to help achieve psychological flexibility in those suffering from a myriad of psychological challenges, including anxiety, depression, and even autism. ACT has been shown effective in reducing the symptoms of Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, as well as efficacy in other areas, such as weight loss and parent training. Through the six facets of ACT, participants are trained to not avoid difficult situations or feelings, but learn how to remain in their present moment, focus on their unique personal values, and take committed action toward those values, even when such action may seem uncomfortable. Participants in this workshop will first discuss the uniquely human learning process that ensnares so many of us in psychological difficulty. Next, participants will learn the six stages of ACT, as well as a simple behavioral training method to incorporate ACT into their daily lives.

Presenter:
Dr. Jim Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of Autism Solutions, Canopy Children’s Solutions

Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for MBOE/Social Work
Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for NBCC/LPC
1.5 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), Addiction Therapist (AT), Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD), and Community Support Specialist (CSS).

Approved for Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) and GAL credit

  • 103 – Playing is Not Just Fun: An Interactive Guide to Play Therapy
    Play is the universal language of all children and how they communicate with adults and their peers. Children learn and explore through play. However, in today’s society where open play is becoming more and more structured or replaced with technology, our youngest generations are beginning to show deficits in social and communicative skills, attention and overall cognitive development. This breakout session will introduce the importance of play, appropriate play, and modalities of play in order to utilize play therapy in sessions.

Presenters:
Monica Roberts, LPC, Clinical Therapist, School Day Program
Canopy Children’s Solutions

Caleb Cauther, MS, Therapist, Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinics
Canopy Children’s Solutions

Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for MBOE/Social Work
Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for NBCC/LPC
1.5 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), and Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD) only. 

Session 2

10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

  • 201 – Nothing About Us, Without US “The Importance of Peer Support”,
    Who better to learn from about peer support than peers who are open to share their stories? Peer Support Specialists exchange their experiences in combination with skills and trainings to assist and benefit others in their recovery and resiliency. This will be an interactive panel with Peer Support Specialists to explore how to create a safe and non-judgmental space for people in need of hope, self-awareness, and support. Learn more about how Peer Support Specialists come along beside others to support them in making healthy decisions about their own journey.

Presenters:
Aurora Baugh, MPPA, CMHT, Peer Support Specialist Program Coordinator, Division of Recovery & Resiliency, Department of Mental Health

Tonja Smith, Certified Peer Support Specialist Professional, Child & Family Advocate, Canopy Children’s Solutions

Muna Eltom, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Family Advocate, Canopy Children’s Solutions

Mae Slay, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Alcohol and Drug Services, Hinds Behavioral Health

Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for MBOE/Social Work
1.5 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), Addiction Therapist (AT), Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD), and Community Support Specialist (CSS).

Approved for Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) and GAL credit

  • 202 – The Difference between PTSD and Childhood Trauma
    This workshop discusses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a common diagnosis for children with chronic trauma and the differences between childhood trauma and PTSD. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has conceptualized a new diagnosis provisionally called “Developmental Trauma Disorder.” This session explores Developmental Trauma Disorder as an alternative to PTSD for children who have experienced complex trauma and the implications for practice.

Presenters:
Beth McNamee, LCSW, Organizational Development & Training Manager, Canopy Children’s Solutions

Daniel Wilson, LMSW, Organizational Development Trainer, Canopy Children’s Solutions

Approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for MBOE/Social Work
Approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for NBCC/LPC
1.5 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), Addiction Therapist (AT), Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD), and Community Support Specialist (CSS).

Approved for Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) and GAL credit

  • 203 – Ethical and Regulatory Considerations to Guide Clinical Practice
    This session will explore the fundamentals of compliance and ethics in regard to clinical practice, social work and mental health. Federal and state current enforcement activities will be examined along with national guidelines and best practice for a successful healthcare compliance program. The group will also consider ethical frameworks that support professional practice and a culture of compliance.

Presenter:

Arin Clark Adkins, JD, LCSW, CHC, Director of Corporate Compliance & General Counsel, Canopy Children’s Solutions

Approved for 1.5 Ethics CE clock hours for MBOE/Social Work
Approved for 1.5 Ethics CE clock hours for NBCC/LPC
1.5 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), Addiction Therapist (AT), Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD), and Community Support Specialist (CSS).

  • 204 –Shatter the Silence Suicide Prevention
    This session will provide an overview of basic concepts about mental health moving into more specific information about suicide and the magnitude of deaths by suicide with current statistics for Mississippi. This session will address the risks, symptoms and warning signs for suicide.  This presentation will dispel myths, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking behaviors for those in need.

Presenters:
Molly Portera, CMHT, CIDDT, CSS, CPM, Director of the Division of Outreach & Training, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Ann Rodio, LMSW , Director of Suicide Prevention, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for MBOE/Social Work
1.5 CE hour(s) by DMH PLACE for Licensed Administrators (LA), Mental Health Therapist (MH), Addiction Therapist (AT), Intellectual & Developmental Therapist (IDD), and Community Support Specialist (CSS).

12:00 p.m. – Adjournment


Youth Mental Health First Aid

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.- Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to increase general knowledge of common mental health challenges that youth often face, how to recognize the signs that a youth may be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem, and how to provide help to that youth. The training will be provided at no cost.

Instructors: Courtney Littleton, Coordinator, Mental Health Awareness Training Project, MS Department of Mental Health and Sarah Howe, ODT Specialist, Canopy Children’s Solutions
Limited to 30 participants

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is approved for CEU’s for educators and school resource officers through the Jackson State University School of Lifelong Learning and MS State Department of Public Safety. Mississippi Department of Mental Health PLACE has approved 8 CE hours for DMH credentialed professionals.  YMHFA is not approved for continuing education hours for licensed professional counselors (NBCC) or social workers (MBOE).

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