Welcome to the site of the 46th annual Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Conference. This year’s event will take the form of a virtual meeting. While we will certainly miss seeing our friends and colleagues in person this year, we have gathered a great group of presenters to provide topics relevant to the times we are in. Please join your conference hosts, Sherri Layton, Joseph Gorordo, and Eric Button as they open this year's virtual event.
In the past, substance related disorders were addressed outside the rest of psychiatric diagnoses and the substance use field grew up on its own, developing a unique approach to addressing the need for recovery. While the fields of psychology and substance use have
merged more effectively, there is still a need to understand multiple diagnoses that can sabotage recovery in one area or another. This interactive presentation is designed to assist clinicians in addressing client need by understanding how 12 Step Recovery concepts have connections to a range of psychology/counseling theories and utilizing tools interchangeably to fit the client in order to help them reach goals for life long mental health.
Ethically, clinicians and program managers need to assess their cultural humility when serving. Acknowledging, embracing and appreciating our differences allows for more enriched and empathetic client service delivery. This presentation focuses on ethnic, cultural, and societal factors that shape our world view and impact the quality of behavioral healthcare. Gain a realistic approach to challenging perceptions, fears, and questions as a service provider and adjust our approaches.
Learn brain-based strategies and interventions to help clients and yourself as you navigate the challenging field of addiction treatment. Learn a variety of ways to calm the nervous system and self-regulate in order to bring balance to your work and better serve your clients. Go beyond learning the same strategies for self-care and actually learn the underpinning biological mechanisms that make them effective.
In this presentation, Dr. Green will review the history of cannabinoid regulation, the discovery of the cannabidiol molecule, and its recent rise in popularity. We will review recent regulatory changes that led to its recent increase in use in Texas. We will examine the evidence base for the efficacy, safety and most recent use trends regarding cannabidiol. Lastly we will explore issues related to cannabidiol use in patients with addiction and psychiatric disorders.
Harm Reduction for the Clinical Setting will provide ideas and insights so you can incorporate Harm Reduction techniques and principles into your work with clients. Hear some great stories and take home tangible techniques to support our population to live safer and more empowered lives.
Be resilient: Stretch, bounce back and roll forward! Resilience can be defined as the capacity to rebound from adversity stronger and more resourceful. Attendees will increase their knowledge about the skills and strategies for developing resilience in your behaviors, thoughts, and actions.
In March 2020 , due to a pandemic, the way counseling services were provided changed for most. As flexible as most of us were switching from in-person counseling to virtual services, it was fast and furious. In this presentation, we will review the HIPPA regulations of Virtual Services, what platforms can be used, what regulations the State of Texas waived during the pandemic response, and what are the current policies. We will discuss how to create a safe and comfortable counseling experience for you and your client. At the end of this presentation, clinicians will have a checklist and information on best practices in the use of virtual services.
Ryan Viviano/Susan Loredo
Discuss current trends of HIV/AIDS from medical, social justice, and community intervention perspective. Learn about opportunities to enhance prevention outcomes (testing Pre, linkage to care, re-engagement) through clinical services, case management, and substance use treatment.
There are two important mantras that guide a clinician’s work with clients and supervisees: "do no harm" and "work within your scope of practice." Effective, quality, ethical clinical supervision is instrumental in the delivery of care and treatment to our clients. Research has demonstrated that the quality of the supervisory relationship is a predictor of therapeutic outcomes. This continuing education workshop will explore best practices and guidelines relevant to supervisors and administrators, new to the field or well-seasoned, using case examples. There will be a discussion regarding current challenges, update on best practices and review of essential resources that help a clinical supervisor to make a meaningful difference in the practices of their supervisees.