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2nd Annual Alabama Adolescent and Emerging Adult Conference, presented by Bradford Health Services

May 3, 2017

Pelham Civic Complex

Pelham Alabama


8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am-10:30am Welcome & Keynote

Hashing Out the Facts on Marijuana

Shannon Murphy, MD FAAP

This keynote will focus on understanding what is known about “today’s” more potent marijuana. It will give information on the short and long term effects of marijuana use and will provide an understanding of the term “medical” marijuana. Impact data from Colorado and other legalized stated will be reviewed.

10:30-10:40am Break

10:40am-12:00pm Session 1:

InstaChat FaceTweeting TimeBook: Developing an Understanding & Treatment Strategy

for the Emerging Adult Population

Adam Downs, Ph.D., LMFT

Corporate Director of Emerging Adult Programs-Bradford Health Services

In this presentation, a clear definition of the Emerging Adulthood stage of development will be defined. There are five distinct (although not unique) features of emerging adulthood: identity exploration, instability, self-focus, feeling in-between, and possibilities or optimism. These will each be discussed and appropriate clinical applications described and demonstrated.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch and Exhibitors

1:00-2:20pm Session 2:

Boys vs Girls: The Similarities and Differences in Treating Substance Abuse Disorder in Both Genders

Leigh Belcher, LPC-S

Administrator-A Reprieve for Women-Bradford Health Services

This session will cover the various ways that young boys and young girls present to treatment, respond to treatment, and the similarities and differences that must be acknowledged and factored into their treatment plans in order to give them the best foundation for a recovery lifestyle.

2:20-3:40pm Session 3

The Disease of Codependency

Jeremy Rakes, LGSW

Family Program Coordinator-Bradford Health Services

This session will focus on the disease of co-dependency affecting patients suffering from substance abuse disorder and their families. Symptoms of co-dependency, the analogy of the alarm clock that families continue to silence, and a discussion of enabling, dysfunction, and helping will be discussed.

3:40-4:00pm Door Prizes, Evaluations, and Certificates

Register today, or contact Angela Camp for more information: 256-503-8715 or acamp@bradfordhealth.net.

Exhibitor and meal sponsor opportunities available; for more information please contact Lonnie Layton 205-329-3663, llayton@bradfordhealth.net or download application here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1tSw6Ro4G5gUmlfZWx0V2pad3M.

Hotel accommodations: Discounted rates at Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn, Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham AL

Hampton Inn: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/B/BHMCVHX-AAY-20170502/index.jhtml

Fairfield Inn: http://cwp.marriott.com/bhmfp/aayac/

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Contact Hour Info:

Alabama Board of Nursing: 7.2 hours, all other professionals: 6 hours

National Board of Certified Counselors-NBCC #5414

Alabama Board of Nursing-ABNP1107

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors-NAADAC #82401

Social Work Board of Alabama approved

State of Alabama Juvenile Probation Officer Continuing Education approved

Certificates of Attendance provided for all other participants.

Conference Co-Sponsored by:

COMPACT 2020, the Drug Education Council, and the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition

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