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7th Annual Conference on Integrated Care for People with Serious MH and SUD

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2661 Civic Center Dr

2661 Civic Center Drive

Roseville, MN 55113

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The 7th Annual Conference on Integrated Care for People with Serious Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.

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This conference will focus on providing integrated care for people with serious mental health and substance use issues. Topics include essential recovery skills, pharmacological strategies, and putting knowledge into practice.

Receive 8 hours of required annual training for clinicians working in licensed treatment programs.

Conference Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 Introductory Comments – Paula Brandt

8:30 – 9:30 Paradigm Change – Jordan Hansen

9:30 – 9:45 Break

9:45 – 11:15 Making Recovery Real: Essential recovery-enhancing practices that foster engagement, inspire hope and build the foundation for supporting ‘a good life’ that moves people beyond symptom relief – Dr. Julie Rohovit

11:15 – 12:00 Guided meditation and discussion on exposure therapies (experiential) – Jill Sweeny

12:00 – 12:30 Networking lunch – provided onsite

12:30 – 2:00 Psychiatric conditions and the comorbid addictions that come with them. A medication treatment conundrum - Dr. Jeff Sawyer

2:00 – 2:15 Break

2:15 – 4:00 Putting knowledge into practice. Examples of integrated care for people with co-occurring issues - Paula Brandt

4:00 - 4:30 Bringing it all together – Paula Brandt

Conference Objectives:

  • Share examples of paradigm/system change from an institution “rich with tradition”
  • Understand the difference in theory and applied practice between clinical recovery and personal recovery
  • Recognize that the relationship is at the heart of any intervention, and describe essential skills and strategies for building a collaborative, recovery-promoting relationships including: Exquisite listening, Asking powerful questions, and Supporting goal striving.
  • Learn about the role of exposure therapies in SUD treatment and participate in an experiential guided meditation
  • Discuss various mental health diagnosis and common substances of abuse associated with each, along with effective pharmacological interventions
  • Discuss examples of person-centered, integrated care when providing services for people with serious MH and SUD issues

Presenter Bios:

Jordan Hansen, MA, LADC (Hazelden Professional Education Solutions) is the Clinical Director of the Professional Education Solutions team at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorders and mental illness. He leads the national training and consultation efforts for Hazelden Betty Ford, conceptualizing and managing large-scale training and technical assistance projects with federal, state, regional, and local stakeholders. His background includes working to bring abstinence-based and harm-reduction providers together into integrated, recovery-oriented systems of care; using technology solutions to engage people seeking health and happiness; and working to affect cultural change in recovery systems. He is a graduate of the Woody Guthrie Academy, the University of Saint Thomas, and the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Julie Rohovit, PhD (University of Minnesota School of Social Work) is one of the original founders of the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH) and has served as PI and Co-PI since its inception in 2012. In her current role as Director of Training, Julie develops and delivers workshops and technical assistance designed to support and enhance applied recovery-oriented clinical knowledge and skills for the behavioral workforce. Prior to joining MNCAMH as the Director of Training, she developed and directed the first truly integrated clinical Master’s program in the country: University of Minnesota’s Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH). In addition, she developed, directed and provided instruction in the U of M’s Masters of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling and the Addiction Studies Certificates. As a mental health counselor and substance abuse specialist at a community mental health center and in a college mental health clinic, Julie witnessed first-hand the gaps in training and service. She has dedicated her career to closing those gaps through the vehicle of education and training.

Jill Sweeny, LICSW (Mental Health Resources) has worked in mental health settings for almost two decades with much of her career focused on people who experience complex mental health and substance use disorders. She holds a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. As a therapist, she specializes in helping people with trauma and substance use disorders. She has special training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Jeffrey Sawyer, M.D. (Mental Health Resources/Alltyr Clinic) completed his psychiatry training at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in Adult and Addiction Psychiatry and has previous board certifications in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Prior to joining Minnesota Alternatives, he has held several positions including being Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Integrative Care at North Memorial Health Care. Dr. Sawyer is committed to the transformation of addiction treatment by meeting the patient where they are in their journey and helping them manage whatever they bring to the table in a truly patient centered/collaborative approach utilizing the latest research for their addiction, psychiatric and medical needs.

Paula Brandt, MS, LSW, CCDP-D, (Mental Health Resources) has developed programs that serve adults with mental illness and/or substance use issues for over 25 years. She has worked in a variety of settings that include case management, community support, intensive residential and outpatient treatment, and the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center. She is the founder of Minnesota Alternatives and is now Vice President of Service Integration at Mental Health Resources. She has a master’s degree from Boston University in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling and is a licensed social worker and is certified as a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate.

Driving Directions:

After you turn onto Civic Center Drive, continue past the first entrance to the banquet center on your left. Use the parking lot in front of the banquet center.


Contact Catherine at cgadient@mhresources.com.

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