Conference Location

Dixie Convention Center
1835 Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790
Local: 435-628-7003


Sessions noted with an asterisk and an “e” (*e) at the end of the title are workshops that have been approved for ethics hours.

Draft Conference Schedule – Subject to Change

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7:30-8:30 am Registration & Check in
7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30-9:00 am Opening Remarks, Brent Kelsey
9:00-10:00 am Plenary Session, Dreamland, Sam Quinones
10:00-10:15 am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
10:15-11:15 am Plenary Session, Kevin Hines
11:15-11:45 am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
11:45-12:45 pm Workshop Session I
1A: The 2017 Utah SHARP Survey: Data Findings Beyond the Latest Profile Report (Mary Johnstun)
1B: E-Cigarettes – the Current Frontier (Karlee Adams & Braden Ainsworth) *e
1C: Suicide Prevention (Kevin Hines) *e
1D: Is Pharrell Williams Right? Is Happiness the Truth? Thoughts on Positive Psychology (David Rosengren)
1E: Youth In Transition: Engagement and Retention (Jason Burrow Sanchez) *e
1F: Trauma and the Brain – The 5 Key Strategies For Healing – Part I (Gordon Bruin*e
1G: Neurobiology of Addiction (Annette Fleckenstein*e
1H: Naloxone I of II: End-User Training (Jennifer Plumb, Sam Plumb, & Peter Sadler*e
**Attending Naloxone Session I is required to attend Naloxone Session II**
1I: Mental Health Ethics (Laura Thompson) *e
1J: The Role of Attorneys in Substance Use Disorder Related Court Proceedings (Richard Nance, Alan Sevison, Kacy Borlik, Doug Terry, & Dough Finch)
1K: Solution Focused Approach for Criminal Justice Services: Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and Personal Responsibility – Part I (Desmond Lomax)
1A: Sunbrook A

1B: Sunbrook B

1C: Ballroom A/B

1D: Ballroom C/D

1E: Ballroom E/F

1F: Garden Room

1G: Sunbrook C

1H: Auditorium

1I: Entrada A

1J: Entrada B

1K: Entrada C

12:45-1:45 pm Lunch Provided
1:45-2:45 pm Workshop Session II

2A: Combating The Rising Opioid Epidemic In America (Deven Bawden)
2B: Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Washington State (Sarah Mariani)
2C: Collaborative Leadership and Capacity Building to Enforce State Underage Drinking Laws in South Carolina (Michelle Nienhius)
2D: Youth-in-Transition: Retention and Engagement (Jason Burrow Sanchez*e
2E: Trauma and the Brain – The 5 Key Strategies For Healing- Part  II (Gordon Bruin*e
2F: Cracking the Clinical Talent Code: Critical Elements in Coaching and Supervision (Darin Carver)
2G: Naloxone II of II: Train the Trainers (Jennifer Plumb, Sam Plumb, & Peter Sadler*e
**Attending Naloxone Session I is required to attend Naloxone Session II**
2H: Addict to Artist; An Alternate Path of Recovery (Blu Robinson)
2I: A Providers Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals (Shanin Rapp*e
2J: Growth Happens Here: Ten (or so) Things You Might Want to Know as a Practitioner (David Rosengren)
2K: Solution Focused Approach for Criminal Justice Services: Solution Focused, Mindfulness and Personal Responsibility – Part II (Desmond Lomax)
2A: Sunbrook A

2B: Ballroom A/B

2C: Sunbrook B

2D: Ballroom E/F

2E: Garden Room

2F: Ballroom C/D

2G: Auditorium

2H: Entrada A

2I: Entrada B

2J: Sunbrook C

2K: Entrada C

2:45-3:00 pm Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing 
3:00-4:00 pm Workshop Session III

3A: Integrating ACEs in Prevention Planning (Sarah Mariani)
3B: Alcohol Data Sources for Prevention Planning with an In-depth Look at Environmental Prevention Strategies (Anna Buckner & Edward Ho)
3C: Lights, Camera, Action! Using iMovie to put a face on Prevention (Kye Nordfelt & Logan Reid)
3D: Peer Support Supervision (Cami Roundy)
3E: The Deep Well: Clinical Skills for Reducing Compassion Fatigue (Brian C. Miller) *e
3F: Ethics: It Doesn’t Just Depend (Stephen Phair & Greg Porter) *e
3G: House Bill 239: Juvenile Justice Amendments (Pam Vickrey, Cuong Nguyen, Doug Diamond, Ruth Wilson, Steve Kaelin, & Dawn Marie Rubio)
3H: Neuroscience, Management and Building Trust in your Organization (Karen Dolan)
3I: The Effectiveness of Medically Assisted Treatment (Mark Morgan) *e
3J: Connecting the Criminal Justice Population to Care (Jeanie Edens & Seth Teague)
3K: Naloxone across the system: Different system approaches to Naloxone (Sam Plumb, Jennifer Plumb, Mike Fox, Jim Keith & Peter Sadler) *e
 3A: Ballroom A/B

3B: Sunbrook A

3C: Sunbrook B

3D: Ballroom C/D

3E: Auditorium

3F: Garden Room

3G: Ballroom E/F

3H: Sunbrook C

3I: Entrada A

3J: Entrada B

3K: Entrada C

4:00-4:30 pm Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
6:00 pm Southwest Behavioral Health Walk/Run for Recovery


Thursday, September 21, 2017

7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30-8:45 am Opening Remarks, Brent Kelsey
8:45-9:30 am Plenary Session, Department of Justice, Chuck Rosenberg
9:30-10:00 am Plenary Session, Gabriella Grant
10:00-10:15 am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
10:15-11:15 am Plenary Session, HOPI-DEMIC – Hope for the Hopeless, Alema Harrington
11:15-11:45 am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
11:45-12:45 pm Workshop Session IV
4A: Current and Future Directions for Drug Abuse Prevention in Higher Education (Rich Lucey & Sean Fearns)
4B: Stop the Opidemic Campaign (Angela Stander & Katie McMinn)
4C: Public Health and Substance Misuse Prevention: Oil and Water or Peanut Butter and Jelly? (Bryce Sherwood & Jen Hogge)
4D: What Makes an Introvert an Introvert? (Brian L. Currie) *e
4E: Living Well: Adopting Blue Zone Practices (Christine Nguyen)
4F: Drug Symptomology and Street Development (Rudy Chacon)
4G: The Scoop on Working with Media (Heather Barnum)
4H: Harm Reduction 101 (Mindy Vincent) *e
4I: Lessons Learned from the Utah Trauma Academy (Gabriella Grant) *e
4J: Level of Service/Risk, Need Responsivity – How it Applies to Programming (Greg Hendrix & Angela Hendrix)
4K: LEAD: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion – Getting better outcomes by moving people out of the criminal justice system (Kris Nyrop)
4A: Sunbrook A

4B: Ballroom A/B

4C: Sunbrook B

4D: Auditorium

4E: Ballroom C/D

4F: Sunbrook C

4G: Ballroom E/F

4H: Entrada A

4I: Garden Room

4J: Entrada B

4K: Entrada C

12:45-2:15 pm Award Ceremony & Lunch Provided
2:15-3:15 pm Workshop Session V
5A: Working with Hospitals – Community Efforts (Lisa Nichols & Amber Rich)
5B: How can we help more smokers quit? Broadening the reach of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments (Dr. David Wetter & Dr. Cho Lam)
5C: Community Centered Evidence Based Prevention (Rob Timmerman)
5D: I Love Me, I Love Me Not (Greg Hendrix) *e
5E: Strengthening the Fragile Vagal Brake: Understanding How Trauma Affects the Social Engagement System (Gabriella Grant) *e
5F: Refugees Around the World: Quest for Freedom and Safety (Christine Nguyen & Samuel Nguyen) *e
5G: Working with Introverts in SUD Treatment (Brian L. Currie) *e
5H: Syringe Exchange in Utah: Planning, Implementation and Practice (Heather Bush, Amelia Prebish, Mindy Vincent)
5I: Positive Vocabulary and Recovery Oriented Language (Ed Schwartz & Tara Wilder)
5J: Human Trafficking: An Often Overlooked Pediatric Crisis (Corey Rood) *e
5K: Effective Strategies for Individual interventions (Myrinda (Mindy) Schweitzer) *e
 5A: Sunbrook A

5B: Ballroom A/B

5C: Sunbrook B

5D: Ballroom C/D

5E: Garden Room

5F: Ballroom E/F

5G: Auditorium

5H: Entrada A

5I: Sunbrook C

5J: Entrada B

5K: Entrada C

3:15-3:30 pm Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
3:30-4:30 pm Workshop Session VI
6A: Parents Empowered and Way to Quit? (Steve Wright, Kyle Curtis, Karlee Adams, & Sara Quintero)
6B: Leading a Strengths-based Team (Heather Barnum)
6C: What’s Happening? DEA in Utah (Karin Caito & Brian Besser)
6D: I Love Me, I Love Me Not (Greg Hendrix) *e
6E: Improving Fidelity to Evidence-Based Models in Human Service Organizations (Rob Butters)
6F: Minors and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Corey Rood)
6G: Effective Strategies for Individual interventions (Myrinda (Mindy) Schweitzer) *e
6H: Discussing What Works for Native American Clients: “Evidence Based” vs. “Experience Based” (Kristina Groves & Rachael Groves) *e
6I: Target Zero: The Intersection of Substance Use and Suicide (Kim Myers & Taryn Hiatt) *e
6J: Drug Symptomology and Street Development (Rudy Chacon)
6K: Drug Court Naltrexone Observation Project (Cameron Williams, Jeff Wood, Kara Cunningham, Jeremy Humes)
 6A: Sunbrook A

6B: Ballroom E/F

6C: Ballroom A/B

6D: Ballroom C/D

6E: Sunbrook B

6F: Garden Room

6G: Entrada C

6H: Sunbrook C

6I: Auditorium

6J: Entrada A

6K: Entrada B

4:30-5:00 pm Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
4:00-7:00 pm Southwest Behavioral Health Recovery Day


Friday, September 22, 2017

7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30-10:30 am Concurrent TX and PX Forums

TX Forum:  Trauma and Gender:  A Challenging Intersection, Dr. Stephanie Covington *e
PX Forum:  PED Talks (the prevention forums do not qualify for ethics, only treatment)

Concurrent TX Forum: Exhibit Hall C

Concurrent PX Forum: Ballroom ABCD

10:30-10:45 am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
10:45-12:00 pm Plenary Session, Spoken Word Artist, Joseph Green
12:00 pm Conference Adjourns:
evaluation and certificates will be sent digitally to all participants