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Grounding is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, using thoughts and negative or challenging emotions.

This session will help both clients and clinicians develop techniques that can help distract from unwanted emotions or past memories and refocus on the present moment. This session will be experiential in nature and will explain and demonstrate several different types of grounding skills in the following categories- mental, physical and soothing. If you or your clients need help dealing with anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, self harm urges, traumatic memories or substance use disorders then this is the session for you.

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Objectives:
1. Participants will learn the rationale behind using grounding skills
2. Participants will be able to identify which grounding skills are most useful in which situations.
3. Participants will be able to immediately  use the grounding skills they learn in the session.

About the Presenter:

Rebecca K. Griffith, MA LPC-MHSP, CTT (Certified Trauma Therapist), Certified EMDR Therapist

Rebecca is the Addictions & Trauma Specialist at Cumberland Heights. She has been at Cumberland Heights for almost 5 years, and also has a private counseling practice in Franklin, TN. Rebecca was the Counseling Center Director for Restore Ministries at the YMCA of Middle TN for 9 years before coming to Cumberland Heights. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since graduating with her Masters in Clinical psychology in 1988.
At Cumberland Heights, Rebecca does individual trauma and EMDR sessions with patients, leads educational groups about trauma and addiction and teaches a weekly Grounding skills group.

Building a Treatment Organization Through Ethical Business Development Standards and Practices

As the addiction treatment field wrestles with the uncertain impact of COVID-19, ethical business development and outreach practices are more important than ever to ensure that patients find appropriate placement, resources and treatment services to meet their needs. Join us for this presentation focusing on ethics in business development practices in a changing treatment landscape.

When: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m EST/ 12:00 p.m. CST

THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING- You will receive Zoom ID Information closer to the event date. 

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Who Should Attend: Business Development and Marketing professionals in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Industry

Course Overview: Through the use of case studies, this presentation will identify key areas of learning for business development professionals that support ethical growth of personal business brand and represented company, including how to choose like-minded professional partners, how to grow referral channels, the different between ethical versus legal and how both impact brand trust, how to identify an ethical compensation structure for business development staff, and how to appropriately market online through digital media.

Course Objectives:

– Identify how to organically grow professional referral relationships that support long-term growth and sustainability.

– Define ethical versus legal.

– Understand when to admit and when to refer out: How clinically appropriate and inappropriate admits impact the bottom line and brand.

Course Outcomes:

1- How does choosing like-minded professional partners impact the organizational and business development professional’s personal brand, trust and bottom line?

2- What is the importance of mentoring, support, oversight and supervision in the role of new business development and marketing professionals in the field, and how does that lead to positive or negative outcomes for patients and families?

3- How important is it for a marketing professional to understand and access a potential patient’s clinical needs?

About the Presenters:

Alex Denstman started working at Ashley in 2009 as a Patient Care Coordinator and has since held several roles including Director of Alumni Services, Director of Clinical Outreach, and Vice President of Business Development. In his current role as Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, he now oversees Intake, Clinical Outreach, Utilization Review, Patient Care Coordination, Communications, Alumni, and Development. Alex received his undergraduate degree from University of Baltimore in Health Systems Management with honors and is now pursuing his Master in Business Administration from University of Maryland Global College. His association with Ashley started in 2003 when, at age 20, he was a patient in our program. Alex has remained in recovery and is an active member of the local recovery community. He is passionate about using his personal experiences and 15+ year’s background in the industry to help ensure that patients, families, and referring professionals feel cared for and appropriately served at the intake and discharge stages of treatment and beyond.

Zach Snitzer is the co-owner and Director of Business Development at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center and is responsible for the business development, marketing, branding, public relations, communications, and social media strategies of the organization. Zach is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Marketing. Prior to his career working in addiction treatment, Zach worked in marketing, communications and public relations in both the sports and media industries. Due to his own personal journey of recovery, Zach had a vision of bringing world class long-term treatment to his home area that viewed addiction as a chronic illness and offered a continuum of care that truly aided in healing patients and families with a path of sustainable recovery. In addition to his duties at MARC, Zach serves on the Board of Directors of Valley/Bridge House, the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia Professional Liaison’s Association (DMV-PLA) leadership committee, and the National Advisory Board for the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD.)

Tom Walker holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Qualified Mental Health Professional in the state of Virginia. He has been working in the substance use disorders and behavioral health field since 1999. Tom spent 10+ years providing direct care to clients and families as a counselor prior to beginning business development work with regional and national healthcare organizations and co-founding Encore in 2016. In addition, Tom has been in long-term recovery and actively engaged in the local recovery community since 1997. His work and personal recovery have been primarily focused in the Washington DC region, and as a native to the area, Tom is passionate about ensuring that the individuals and families living here have access to the highest quality of care possible.

This workshop aims to help attendees better understand substance abuse diagnosis, co-occurring issues and addiction in our society, shifts in treatment options and guide in the pain recovery processes. Attendees will be encouraged and will learn ways to provide useful methods for facilitating improved understanding and multiple approaches to address these problems from a clinical standpoint.

This presentation aims to help attendees better understand substance abuse diagnosis, co-occurring issues and addiction in our society, shift in treatment options and guide in the pain recovery processes. Attendees will be encouraged and learn ways to provide useful methods for facilitating improved understanding and multiple approaches to address these problems from a clinical standpoint.

 

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Agenda:

8:00-8:45 Registration Opens (Coffee served & Continental Breakfast)

8:45-9:00 Welcome to Attendees and CE announcements

9:00-10:30 The Blessings : Judith Crane, MA, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 The Neurobiology of Trauma : Mandy Baker, MS, LCDC

12:15-1:15 Buffet Lunch

1:15-2:45 Collaboration Model for Substance Use Disorder: Dr. Gregory Boris

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 The Science of Measurement in Substance Use Disorder Treatment : Nicholas Hayes, PhD

4:30-4:45 Closing, Evaluations

Total Hours: 6.00 CE’s

 

 

Continuing Education

This program is co-sponsored by BRC Recovery and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers 6.00 contact hours, with full attendance required.

There is no additional fee for making application for continuing education credit. Application forms and other CE materials will be available on site. CE verifications are mailed to attendees within 30-days following the event. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education learning objectives, presenters, agenda, contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950 / email: instconted@aol.com

NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit an evaluation form for the sessions attended.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board, including the Ethics Workshops scheduled.

Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Counseling/ MFT: Counselors will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance.

Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners, Provider 1416, expiration 4/30/20.

Non-Credit Events: Registration, breaks, and lunch

Skills Level: This program is open to mental health professionals of all skill levels.

Instructional Methodology: May include lecture, demonstration,  and audio/visual.

ADA: If you have special needs, please contact Ruth Ann Rigby at: Rrigby@brcrecovery.com

MCCME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the MS State Medical Association and BRC Recovery. The MS State Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The MS State Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About This Course:

WHEN: Wednesday, February 26 & Thursday, February 27
TIME: 8:00AM – 5:00AM
WHERE: Cumberland Heights River Road Campus (8283 River Road Pike, Nashville)
COST: *Includes Breakfast and Lunch on All Training Days

$75 – December 25th – January 25th (Early Bird Registration)
$120 – January 26th – February 14th

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in sharpening their DBT skills, you do NOT have to have previously attended the Part 1 training to take this course, however, if you are preparing to teach DBT in the future, you will need to attend the first part of the DBT training series.

This course is designed to introduce students to the skills training aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It includes introductions to the four categories of DBT Skills. Students are introduced to the strategies and styles of running a DBT Skills class.  They also participate in an actual DBT class, including completing homework, completing skills worksheets, etc. to provide an immersive and ‘hands-on’ experience. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the importance of comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, individualized assessment and intervention.

 

16 CEUs awarded, NAADAC and NBCC approved.

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Course Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Refresh their knowledge of the foundations of DBT.
  2. Gain basic knowledge of DBT skills.
  3. Gain skills and stylistic strategies to conduct DBT Skills classes.
  4. Appreciate the experience of Skills class participants by participating in an actual DBT skills class.
  5. Understand how to individualize Skills for respective clients through observing role-plays/demonstrations and participating in ‘hands-on’ practice.
  6. Conduct basic behavioral analysis and suggest more effective behaviors
  7. Understand how to integrate Dialectics into DBT practice
  8. Know the four categories of DBT Skills and the skills therein.
  9. Participate in mindfulness activities.

Course Expectations

  1. Student Expectations: Students are expected to demonstrate professional behavior, which means: attending class; arriving to and leaving class at the scheduled time; informing the instructor when leaving class early (please do so minimally), turning cell phones to silent, vibrate, or off; not texting, emailing, tweeting, etc. in class; coming to class alone and without children, family, and friends who are not registered in the course; returning to class on-time after breaks; coming prepared to participate in class discussion; asking questions and/or giving feedback; limiting the use of laptop computers (with the exception of taking class notes) and other electronic devices; engaging in courteous communication with instructors and peers inside and outside of the classroom; and showing respect for others’ opinions. If your use of electronic devices is distracting to anyone in the classroom, including the instructor, you will be asked to turn off the device and/or leave the classroom. When communicating with instructors or peers, in person or electronically, please be aware that standards of professional behavior apply. Integral to higher education is the exchange of ideas, which may include new, controversial and/or diverse ideas, and sometimes we will not agree with the ideas we encounter in readings, discussions, or class presentations. However, under all circumstances, we will treat others with respect and act professionally. Students are responsible for their own learning and contributing to a larger learning community in the classroom. It is imperative that students be present in order to learn valuable skills for social work practice. If a student misses three (3) or more classes, he/she risks not passing the course.
  2. Instructor Expectations: Instructor is expected to demonstrate professional behavior, which means: attending class; arriving to and leaving class at the scheduled time; informing students of changes to the course syllabus; informing students of changes to the class schedule; providing students with classroom time to work on course assignments; providing clear expectations on course assignments; providing clear and concise feedback on course assignments; returning assignments to students in a timely manner, and replying promptly to e-mail. Integral to higher education is the exchange of ideas, which may include new, controversial and/or diverse ideas, and sometimes we will not agree with the ideas we encounter in readings, discussions, or class presentations. However, under all circumstances, we will treat others with respect and act professionally.
    1. Course Assignments: All students will be given a homework assignment which is due the second day of the training. No extension requests will be approved on assignments that are due within the next 48 hours.
    2. Incompletes: All participants are required to attend the entire 2-day course in order to receive full CE’s.
    3. Safety: As part of professional education, students will be engaging with the community. As such, this may present some risks. Sound choices and caution may lower risks inherent to the profession. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and ensure personal safety. Students should notify the appropriate authority regarding any safety concerns.
    4. Confidentiality: Personal disclosure is not an expectation or requirement of this course. However, it may be appropriate for students to share information during class as it relates to learning about a particular topic. Students are expected to adhere to all professional standards of confidentiality during the semester.

At the end of the training, students will have the opportunity to evaluate the course and the instructor using the official University of Utah course and instructor evaluation. This course is based on the premise that much of our learning is from one another.  We each bring our experiences, knowledge, and analyses to realms of mutual learning and reflections.  Such learning requires the student to constructively participate.

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Event Details:

A Day with the Enneagram & Ian Morgan Cron
Join us for a day with Ian Morgan Cron & The Enneagram

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Training Begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Where: Cumberland Heights River Road Campus (8283 River Road Pike, Nashville)
Cost: $15.00 (Lunch Included)

The Enneagram is a personality typing system that teaches there are nine basic personality styles in the world, one of which we gravitate toward and adopt in childhood to feel safe and navigate relationships. It is a powerful tool for individuals, corporations, and non-profits seeking to help their leaders and teams become more self-aware and productive.

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In this workshop, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, corporate consultant, and nationally sought after speaker Ian Morgan Cron (The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery) will:

  1. Introduce the Enneagram system of personality as a resource for personal and professional transformation
  2. Explore the nine types—how each sees the world, what motivates them, their respective strengths and challenges, how understanding the Enneagram can help leaders and professionals in the caring professions grow their effectiveness
  3. Explore the Enneagram’s potential application in the journey of recovery
  4. Discuss practical ways the Enneagram can dramatically improve the workplace

IAN MORGAN CRON is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, Episcopal priest, and the host of the popular podcast, Typology. His books include the novel Chasing Francis, the spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me, and The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery. Known for his transparency, humor and depth of insight into the inner workings of the human heart and mind, Ian uses the Enneagram personality-typing system as a tool to help leaders cultivate self-awareness and emotional wisdom. He is a sought-after speaker, thinker and advisor to a growing roster of clients such as the Discovery Channel, Ramsey Solutions, Michael Hyatt Company, Warner Brothers Music, OCLC, among others. He and his wife, Anne, have three children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Social: Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @ianmorgancron | Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @typologypodcast

Websites: https://ianmorgancron.com and https://typologypodcast.com

Online Course: Enneagram Made Simple – https://businessmadesimple.com/enneagram-made-simple-ian

Assessment: iEQ9 Enneagram Assessment – https://ianmorgancron.com/assessment

Sunday Sermon: Finding Joy in What is to Come

December 15, 2019

Sunday Sermon: Finding Joy in What is to Come
Sunday Sermon: Finding Joy in What is to Come

As we mark the halfway point of the Christmas/advent season, we light a special pink candle to emphasis the spiritual principle of joy. In this message, we share about how difficult it is for us to feel joy as humans, because it means accepting our vulnerability in the possibility of loss. We also learn about joy that comes not from the moment, but from the anticipation of the moment. This talk closes with a reading of the promises of recovery from the AA Big Book, pages 83-84 as the anticipation of “what is to come” in our recovery.

Sunday Sermon: Advent: A Season for Anticipating Change

December 1, 2019

Sunday Sermon Advent A Season for Anticipating Change
Advent Candles – Three Purple And One Pink as a Symbol of Faith with Bokeh Lights
On this first Sunday of the Christian season of Advent, we discuss the spiritual concept of hope, and talk about the hope that comes from inviting God/Higher Power into our lives. As God turned the world upside down with the birth of a baby on Christmas, our Higher Power has the ability to turn us inside out in our recovery, turning our despair into hope, our grief into joy, and our suffering into service.


Cumberland Heights Sunday Sermon: Gratitude: The Power to Transform

Sunday Sermon: Gratitude: The Power to Transform

November 17, 2019
In a season of giving thanks, we take time to focus on the spiritual practice of gratitude and it’s ability to transform our minds, our lives, and our recovery. This message describes how gratitude can actually change our perspective in even the darkest situations and deepen our understanding of the spiritual principles of recovery: acceptance, hope, faith, surrender, humility, and others.


Critter from Old Crow Medicine Show sits down with Jay CrossonIn 2008, Old Crow Medicine Show released a song that spotlighted an epidemic tearing across the cities and counties they called ‘Home’. Today, they want to help those who have been struggling with addiction to get the help they need. Therefore a portion of the single ‘Methamphetamine’ will go towards Cumberland Heights Treatment Center and they encourage you all to give whatever you can. Or you can simply text the word DONATE to 615-257-8666 to donate today right over your phone. Old Crow Medicine Show and Cumberland Heights thank you for your generosity.

Check out a special conversation Critter from Old Crow Medicine Show has with Jay Crosson, Cumberland Heights CEO.

Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 3

Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 3

October 20, 2019

The Promise of Freedom, Part 3: Once we take the first step in recovery, admitting our powerlessness over our addiction and the unmanageability of our lives, we ask for help and become free from the substance. What remains are the deeper conditions of our disease: resentments, fears, shame, and character defects. This third message on freedom takes a look at how the process of recovery, notably in steps 4-7, we gain freedom from these deeper issues that keep us bound to addiction.



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