Events

Networking & Educational Events Hosted by Summit BHC

Summit BHC hosts a number of networking and educational events for our colleagues throughout the year. Please register if you are interested in attending.

For questions regarding Summit BHC sponsored events, please reach out to Janis Ellington, Director of Education & Event Strategies, at 912-678-4480 or jellington@summitbhc.com.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming events and educational opportunities offered at Summit BHC affiliated facilities, please click the link below to join our email list.


Medical Aspects of Medical Cannabinoids

July 24, 2024  
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM CDT
You will receive a confirmation email with a URL.
$45
Dr. Merrill Norton, Pharm. D., D.Ph. CMAC, CCS

Summary:

This presentation is Medical Cannabinoids 101 on the current status of medical THC and CBD effects on physical and mental health of the adult brain. Medical Cannabinoids and associated derived
products have become increasingly available in recent years, with new and different types of products appearing all the time. These products raise concerns and consequences for many consumers. As marijuana legalization becomes more prevalent, safety and appropriate use of these products becomes imperative. This presentation is Medical Cannabinoids 101 on the current status of medical THC and CBD effects on physical and mental health of the adult brain. Our discussions will include marijuana, the plant and it derivatives (Delta 8, Delta 9, Delta 10, CBD, etc.), the medical aspects of legalization, the legitimate health concerns of THC, the consequences of these cannabinoid products on pregnancy and breastfeeding. and what today’s behavioral health practitioner needs to be aware of in their counseling practices..

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the neuroscience of Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC, and CBD;
  • Explore the physical and mental health consequences of medical marijuana;
  • Gain an understanding of the applications for medical marijuana;
  • Understand the specific consequences on the unborn with the use of medical marijuana.

For more information contact:

Name: Tate Sams

Phone: 404-452-3220

Email: tate.samS@tlrcenter.com


Navigating Ethical Challenges: Understanding Board Complaints, Legalities, and Professional Conduct

August 23, 2024  
08:30 AM - 02:30 PM CDT
The Armstrong Center - Ballroom 13040 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419
$65
Tom Black, Ph.D., LPC (GA/USVI), LMHC (FL), CPCS, ACS

Summary:

This presentation offers an in-depth exploration of critical ethical issues faced by licensed professional counselors, social workers, and marriage & family therapists. We will delve into the complexities surrounding licensing board ethics complaints, providing insights into common triggers and best practices for response. The session also covers crucial best practice aspects, including confidentiality breaches and their implications, to ensure practitioners are well-versed in safeguarding client information using ethical codes of NASW, AAMFT, and AMHCA/ACA to identify and resolve issues. Additionally, we will discuss the nuances of testifying in legal settings, emphasizing the balance between professional obligations and legal requirements. Lastly, the presentation highlights the importance of thorough and accurate documentation, a fundamental aspect often scrutinized during ethical reviews and legal proceedings, underscoring its role in upholding ethical standards and professional integrity in mental health practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Nature and Process of Licensing Board Ethics Complaints
  • Explore Psycho-Legal Considerations in Mental Health Practice
  • Learn Best Practices for Testifying in Legal Settings
  • Develop Skills in Effective and Ethical Documentation
  • Apply Ethical Principles in Real-World Scenarios

For more information contact:

Name: Janis Ellington

Phone: 912-678-4480

Email: Janls.elllngton@surnmltbhc.com


Understanding Adult ASAM Criteria for Therapists – Including 4th Edition Changes

August 23, 2024  
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
515 Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
$15
Dr. Jonathan C. Lee, MD, MBA, DFASAM, FAPA, FACP Farley Center Medical Director and Justin Mangold LPC,LSATP,NCC,ACS, Farley Center Clinical Director

Summary:

An introduction and overview of The ASAM Criteria for clinicians focused on understanding the components of The ASAM Criteria, overview of guiding principles of The ASAM Criteria, and review of major changes in the 4th edition. The presentation will focus on understanding the dimensions and subdimensions of The ASAN Criteria as well as understanding how to use The ASAM Criteria to guide decisions on support for individuals through the continuum of care. Treatment planning utilizing these guidelines will also be discussed.

GIVING BACK!

Registration fees collected from this training will benefit Tailwinds Ranch Wellness Center to support

Equine Therapy services for Veterans, Military, and First Responders.

We will also facilitate a collection of clothing, blankets, towels, and wash clothes at this event.

These donations will benefit homeless veterans and foster care children through the Mercy Drops Dream Center. Tailwinds Ranch (501c3) helps military, veterans, and healthcare providers find a sense of purpose, a sense of hope, reconnect in meaningful relationships, and learn to use coping skills that allow them to take back their lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain familiarity with the 6 Dimensions and sub dimensions that guide multi-dimensional assessment.
  • Become comfortable utilizing The ASAM Criteria to drive development of individualized treatment planning.
  • Support application of The ASAM Criteria in context of continuum of care to recognize how to reduce both under-utilization and overutilization of care.

For more information contact:

Email: Nathan.Ocegueda@ironbridgerecovery.com, Chris.Wiertz@farleycenter.com, selwa.yatim-badra@safeharborbhc.com


Anger Management Certification Training

September 4, 2024 - September 6, 2024  
08:00 AM - 03:30 PM CDT
101 E Memorial Dr, Unit B, Hinesville, GA 31313
$400
Dr. Tommy Black, Executive Director American Association of Forensic Professionals & Dr. Vincentia Paul-Constantin, Cultural Competency Chair American Association of Forensic Professionals

Summary:

The pervasive issue of anger poses significant challenges for individuals, their relationships, and professionals seeking to provide assistance. II can disrupt lives, lead lo relationship breakdown, and, in severe cases, result in criminal actions. The con1plexities of intervening in anger-related proble111s can be both frustrating and \Vorriso1ne. 1’his course builds upon well-established, research-based techniques to identify, assess, and deal with anger. This course offers con1prehensive interventions to facilitate change in individuals struggling with anger, irritability, and violence.

Ticket Price: $200-$400

Learning Objectives:

  • A deep understanding of the nature or anger and irritability and their destructive potential.
  • The ability to differentiate between "pure" anger and irritability and instances where they reflect underlying issues.
  • Strategies for 1notivating individuals to embrace change.
  • Proficiency in addressing biological factors contributing lo anger.
  • The skill to select appropriate behavioral interventions.
  • Proficiency in applying self-help techniques, relaxation n1eH1ods, and hu1nor
  • Competence in employing CBT strategies for managing anger.
  • The capacity to address case studies, including extren1e anger scenarios, and devise effective interventions.
  • Overall, this course \viii enhance your knowledge of anger, irritability, and violence, empowering you lo be 1nore effective in addressing these challenges and facilitating positive change.

For more information contact:

Name: Janis Ellington

Email: janis.ellington@summitbhc.com


Trauma for the LGBTQI+ Clients

September 18, 2024  
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM CDT
Virtual Presentation
$25
Barbara Melton, LPC, LPCS, LAC, LACS

Summary:

This training will enhance the knowledge and skills clinicians already have to provide in a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed way, trauma treatment for LGBTQI+ individuals. We will explore the unique challenges these clients experience, including issues involving discrimination, stigma and lack of understanding by a large portion of the public. Many negative experiences go back to family of origin a nd disrupted attachment issues. The workshop will include case studies and discussions to ensure participants can apply training objectives in their practice to empower, support and treat LGBTQI+ clients dealing with past trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the lev el of trauma experienced by this population, both in family of origin a nd early experiences through their lifespan.
  • Model LGBTQI+ Affirmative Counseling through validating clients' diverse gender and sexual identities in an affirming and accepting manner,
  • Foster client empowerment, resilience and well­ being in this client population; and
  • Utilize simple techniques to address symptoms of trauma and embark on deeper trauma work.

For more information contact:

Name: Victoria Bird

Phone: 834-419-0999

Email: victoria.bird@waypointrecovery.com


Reunification Therapist Certification Training

September 19, 2024 - September 20, 2024  
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM CDT
Virtual Presentation
$300
Dr. Tommy Black, Executive Director American Association of Forensic Professionals & Dr. Vincentia Paul-Constantin, Cultural Competency Chair American Association of Forensic Professionals

Summary:

This is a groundbreaking certification training designed specifically for behavioral health professionals committed to facilitating family reunification. This comprehensive training equips professionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to navigate the complex dynamics of families undergoing reunification, particularly in the aftermath of custody disputes or family separations.

The training delves into the intricacies of reunification therapy, starting with a foundational understanding of its goals and the therapist’s role in altering family dynamics. Participants will gain insights into legal and ethical considerations unique to this field, ensuring that their practice aligns with both professional standards and court expectations.

With a focus on assessment and evaluation, the program teaches therapists to discern underlying family issues, assess individual family members’ needs, and identify safety concerns including domestic violence, coercive control. Our curriculum explores various models of reunification therapy, integrating theoretical frameworks with practical approaches for both collaborative and court-ordered scenarios.

A significant portion of the program is dedicated to parent education, coaching, and child-centered approaches, offering tools for facilitating positive parent-child interactions and employing therapeutic techniques like play therapy. Recognizing the importance of cultural competence, the CFRS Program addresses the needs of families and individuals from varying backgrounds and needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Foundations and Ethical Considerations of Reunification Therapy.
  • Participants will explore the legal and ethical frameworks guiding practice within this specialty area, ensuring adherence to professional standards and responsibilities.
  • Develop Skills in Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention Strategies.
  • Participants will be equipped with the knowledge to apply various models of reunification therapy.
  • Participants will learn to design effective parenting education programs, implement child-centered approaches, and culturally competent practices to support diverse families through the reunification process.
  • Participants will enhance competencies in Co-parenting Strategies, Conflict Resolution, and Legal Collaboration.

For more information contact:

Name: Janis Ellington

Email: janisellington@gmail.com


Pharmacy of the Streets

September 20, 2024  
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM EDT
Virtual Presentation
$65
Dr. Merrill Norton Pharm.d., D.Ph., CMAC, CCS

Summary:

This presentation will discuss the impact on the American lifestyle by a specific list of current drugs. The list of various over the counter (OTC) herbal and pharmaceutical products will include kratom, methamphetamine, xylazine, delta 8 THC, delta 9 THC, delta 10 THC, and Wasp dope. These compounds are known as “gas station drugs “and their pharmacological profiles include dangerous adverse drug effects on human growth and development. The discussion will also include information on America’s # 1 gas station drug: alcohol and the latest “new” street drugs-nitazenes and medetomidine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a vocabulary of the current herbal and pharmaceutical drugs known as the gas station drugs
  • Gain an understanding of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of alcohol, Kratom, Ketamine, Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, Delta 10 THC, nitazenes, medetomidine, Xylazine, and Wasp Dope
  • Comprehend the severe adverse drug effects of alcohol, Kratom, Ketamine, medetromidine, Methamphetamine, nitazenes, Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, Delta 10 THC, Xylazine, and Wasp Dope when it comes to growth and development

For more information contact:

Name: Tate Sams

Phone: 404-452-3220

Email: tate.sams@tlrcenter.com


Reunification Therapist Certification Training

November 14, 2024  
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
Virtual
$300
Dr. Tommy Black, Executive Director American Association of Forensic Professionals & Dr. Vincentia Paul-Constantin, Cultural Competency Chair American Association of Forensic Professionals

Summary:

A groundbreaking certification training designed specifically for behavioral health professionals committed to facilitating family reunification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Foundations and Ethical Considerations of Reunification Therapy.
  • Participants will explore the legal and ethical framework guiding practice. Within this specialty area, ensuring adherence to professional standards and responsibilities
  • Develop Skills in Assess1nent, Evaluation, and Intervention Strategies.
  • Participants will be equipped, with the knowledge lo apply various models of reunification therapy
  • Participants will learn to design effective parenting education program implement child-centered approaches, and culturally competent practices lo support diverse families through the reunification process.

For more information contact:

Name: Janis Ellington

Email: janis.ellington@summitbhc.com

Summit BHC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Summit BHC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Summit BHC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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