Recovery Month Summit: 6 Complimentary CEUs
Caron The Retreat STR
Recovery Month Summit
SAMHSA has designated September 2016 as Recovery Month.
Come Help Us Celebrate by Enjoying a Free CEU Event
The Gathering Place
6120 Day Long Ln Clarksville MD 21029
Friday September 23, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 PM
8:00: Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am – 10:15 am: Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C – "When the Party Ends: Therapist Self-Care and the Fall Rush"
August has historically been viewed as the season of the therapeutic “lull”—both we and our clients are immersed in the savoring the last few morsels of summer before returning to school and work. For many clinicians, this sudden shift can be marked by fatigue, stress, and feeling overwhelmed by demanding clients and their families.
This morning workshop is devoted to you—the powerful, creative clinician in need of Fall “power boost”. Join Dr. Sabrina, as she gently leads in you in exercises specifically designed to enhance your essence- the loving, intuitive, courageous parts of you that led you to service work.
At the end of our time together, you will have increased your ability to nurture yourselves and others, learned to practice the “sacred pause”, and re-committed to the next season of your life as a healer.
Understand the science behind “self-care as healthcare”…
Identify personal qualities that support and/or hinder a clinician’s healing presence…
Learn to incorporate at least three creative strategies that clinicians can use with themselves and their clients to address and promote increased self-care.
Dr. Sabrina N’Diaye is an integrative psychotherapist and founder of the Heart Nest Wellness Center in Baltimore, where she lovingly serves women, couples, and other healers. She also provides therapeutic guidance to addictions professionals, recovering addicts and the people who love them. Her
approach to healing is a blend of wisdom, science, and ancient spiritual practices.
Sabrina received her PhD in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, where she studied the use of complementary and alternative interventions for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Her dissertation study focused on the use of guided imagery as a healing tool for African-American women with chronic STIs.
Sabrina is a guest lecturer for the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University. She is a proud faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, where she teaches the art of self-care to healthcare professionals around the country. She also teaches other clinicians with her colleague and friend Lisa Ferentz, Founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Education and Training. She is passionate about her work as a retreat facilitator at the Farm of Peace in Southern Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sabrina is a highly-respected member of the treatment community, and frequently lectures on cultural diversity, spirituality, stress management, self-care for healers, addictions, and the “magic” of connection. She is currently writing her first book, The Laugh of Love, based on her maternal grandmother’s ability to transcend multiple traumas and chronic illness.
Dr. Sabrina is a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and life-long learner, who remains humbled by the healing power of compassion, love and forgiveness.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Don Sloane, MSOD – "How to Utilize Intervention in Your Practice"
This presentation will discuss all the aspects of intervention work, with a focus on how clinicians can utilize intervention to better engage patients and families, to achieve desired outcomes. Our goal is to train clinicians to develop more insights, specific to the intervention process, which can be enacted with clients and families and help ensure higher treatment engagement rates. The presenter will rely on his 30 years of experience to provide practical and in-depth training. The presenter will use lecture and individual exercise to reinforce what’s taught and create practical applications for the participants.
Participants will learn the stages of the intervention process
Participants will discuss the importance of collaboration among care providers, in utilizing intervention
Participants will learn five positive strategies to effectively engage clients and families
Participants will learn three methods to avoid failed interventions
Participants will learn critical factors for achieving positive outcomes
Don is the founder of Recovery Care Partner, LLC and has worked in the recovery field for over 30 years. Immediately following his own treatment, Don worked for The Caron Treatment Centers marketing group, where he educated EAP and HR professionals about addiction and effective responses to it. During those first years clean and sober, Don was trained as an interventionist by Dr. Joseph Cruz, one of the physicians that contributed to the intervention on Betty Ford, and began supporting addicted families to find the help that they needed. Over the years, his vocation has changed. He has managed within the computer science arm of Fannie Mae, ran a consulting firm whose focus was “Integrating the Human Element and the Bottom Line,” created effective methodologies for group process and organizational change, and has even opened a neighborhood restaurant. But Don never stopped facilitating interventions. In 2009, he returned to work full-time in the recovery field. Don incorporates all of his varied experience when working with clients, marrying a therapeutic lens with a larger system and understanding to help both families as well as businesses deal with the issues addiction presents. Don is honored to be part of the recovery community.
12:00 pm- 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm- 2:00 pm: Dr. Joseph Troncale, MD – "Using Acceptance Commitment Therapy"
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of addictive disorders. The cornerstones of ACT include principles of mindfulness, remaining open to new ideas and moving toward one’s values rather than escaping one’s feelings. In short, accepting feelings rather than escaping them and moving toward values rather than toward suffering define the goals of this type of behavioral therapy. Introducing patients to these principles can be done early in drug and alcohol treatment and set the tone for ongoing therapy. This workshop will demonstrate practical techniques that can be used in any therapeutic setting.
The participant will be able to describe the basic matrix of ACT.
The participant will be able to utilize specific techniques that can be used in drug and alcohol treatment at any stage of treatment.
The participant will be allowed to create a general plan for a therapy session that can be individualized for themselves and their patient in any given setting using ACT principles.
Joseph Troncale, MD is Retreat’s Medical Director. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Troncale has established himself as one of the premier physicians working in the field of addiction. He is both a fellow and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine in 2010. A published author, Dr. Troncale has contributed content to both Saunders Manual of Medical Practice & When to Call the Surgeon as well as numerous articles in addiction journals.
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Ann Smith, MS, LMFT– "Overcoming Perfectionism"
Although perfectionism is not often the presenting problem for clients, it can be a serious obstacle in the process of achieving personal goals, even when it appears to produce significant rewards. According to Ann Smith, it presents itself in two forms, overt and covert. The origins of both types of perfectionism will be discussed and solutions offered. For those clients struggling with issues of intimacy, control, letting go and nagging self doubt, this session offers a three step process for improving quality of life, finding balance and self acceptance.
Describe two types of perfectionism
List factors involved in the origin of a pattern of perfectionism
Discuss the 3 stage process of change helpful in moderating perfectionism in clients seeking to improve quality of life.
Ann Smith, MS, LMFT is the founder, former Director and now Clinical Consultant for Breakthrough at Caron, a 5 day personal growth workshop for adults with relational trauma. She designed and facilitates the “Couples Healing through Connection” weekend Couples program at Caron Treatment Centers and is a frequent presenter at national conferences. Media interviews include Dateline NBC, NPR, Newsweek, Washington Post, Forbes Women, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and WebMD. She is the author of several books including her latest, Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance and Self Acceptance, published March 2013. Her blog “Healthy Connections” on Psychology Today’s website is frequently listed as an “essential read” with over 1,200,000 views.