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Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:15 AM (EDT)

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Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CCSME Member Ended $229.00 $6.72
CCSME Member with CME Ended $279.00 $7.97
Non-Member Ended $259.00 $7.47
Non-Member with CME Ended $309.00 $8.72
CCSME Member Group Rate (min. 3) Ended $184.00 $5.59
Non-Member Group Rate (min. 3) Ended $207.00 $6.17

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Event Details

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with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication

A Two-Day Conference

WHEN: Thursday & Friday, September 20 & 21, 2012

TIME: 8:15 - 4:00 pm, each day (registration begins at 7:45 am) 

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine

COST: CCSME Member - $229, Non-member $259

           Special Group Rate for 3 or more - 20% discount on each ticket

Largely because of the unprecedented marketing by the pharmaceutical industry as well as the transition of behavioral health to primary care venues, spending for psychiatric drugs has increased to over $40 billion in sales in 2010. Concurrently, the use of psychotherapy has declined and community behavioral health intervention has fallen or remained flat. Are these patterns justified by the clinical trial evidence? This conference answers that question but more importantly offers effective, empirically demonstrated non-medical solutions for behavioral and emotional problems typically treated only with psychotropics. In the spirit of evidence-based medicine’s inclusion of patient values as well as the movement toward health homes, this conference brings together the foremost experts in the field to present viable alternatives to medication, as well as guidelines to raise the bar of care equal to the available science.

Certificates will be emailed upon completion of this training. No partial credit will be given for this activity.

  • 12 contact hours for nurses. CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by ANA-Maine, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 12 contact hours approved by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • CME’s: The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.0 Category 1 AMA PRA CreditsTM. .
  • 12 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists
  • Certificate of attendance for 12 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals 

Cancellations received in writing by email, fax or mail no later than two weeks before the event will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations less than two weeks before the event and no shows are charged the full registration fee.

For a complete list of speakers and session descriptions, download the conference brochure.


8:15 – 8:30

WELCOME: Guy Cousins, LCSW, LADC, CCS, Director Office of Substance Abuse,
Acting Director Office of Adult Mental Health Services/DHHS

8:30 – 9:45

OPENING PRESENTATION: Psychotropic Medications: Problems and Solutions 
Robert Whitaker, Author/Researcher

9:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:15 

Integrative Medicine for Behavioral Health, James Greenblatt, MD

11:15 – 12:30

Demystifying Psychiatric Drugs, Joanna Moncrieff, MD

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:45

Patient’s Bill of Rights, Barry Duncan, PsyD

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:00

PANEL PRESENTATION: Implications for Practice 
Panelists: Mary Kelly, Barry Duncan, Miles Simmons, Joanna Moncrieff 

Moderator: Bill Nemitz, Columnist


8:15 – 8:30


8:30 – 9:30

OPENING PRESENTATION: Human Rights Imperative for More Choice in Behavioral Health, David Oaks

9:30 – 9:45


9:45 – 10:45

Psychotherapy as a First Intervention, Barry Duncan, PsyD

10:45 – 11:45

How and Why to Stop Taking Psychotropic Medications, David Cohen, PhD, LCSW

11:45 – 12:30


12:30 – 1:00

SAMHSA Priorities and Presence in Region 1
A. Kathryn Power, MEd, SAMHSA Regional Administrator

1:00 – 1:15


1:15 – 2:30

A1: Hearing Voices Groups – Sera Davidow, Sarah Mouser

A2: Self-help: A Complementary Approach for DIY Mainers – Troy Henderson, Jeffrey Irving
A3: Ethical Issues: Conflict of Interest and Treatment Choices – Frank Chessa, PhD
A4: Heart and Soul: Spiritual Care in the Journey of Recovery – Frederic Craigie, Jr., PhD

2:30 – 2:45


2:45 – 4:00

B1: Using Peer Support to Move Toward the Lives We Want – Kelly Staples, Katharine Storer, MSW

B2: Yoga as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy – John Yasenchak, EdD, LCPC, LADC, CCS
B3: Functional Medicine in Mood and Anxiety Disorders – Miles Simmons, MD



Have questions about Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication? Contact Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

When & Where

Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street
Freeport, ME

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:15 AM (EDT)

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