Thank You

April 24, 2016 in Conferences, Conferences Past, front, News, Slide by Administrator

Thank you for attending the 2016 ACAM Conference, if you would like to download some of the slides from the speakers, please click on the links below.

 

Slides:

Autism Treatment – social

sensory-checklist

Self-Care Final

Prezi handout

Connect your services with the military community

 

One Day Seminar – Springfield

September 10, 2015 in Conferences, front, News by Administrator

Springfield conference

November 6, 2015, Friday

8-9 registration

9-12 Rene McCreary, MS, LPC, Director of  Counseling Services, MOSCA

“Working with Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and their Families”

There has been a new law passed in Missouri requiring the Children’s Division to follow up on cases where there has been no “care, custody or control”. This law is sure to increase the demand on practitioners for effective treatment for children and the families of children who are experiencing sexual behavior problems. In this workshop you will learn about the history of treatment for this population, and review risk factors. There will be a review of current research findings regarding effective treatment for this population. Finally, many practical tips and suggestions will be given for working with this population.

Counselors will benefit from knowing that Senate Bill 341 will go into effect in August.  This bill is intended to support families in obtaining treatment for children with sexual behavior problems and prevent future victimization.  The bill will require the Children’s Division to follow up with cases where children are acting out on one another, cases that formerly would have fallen through the cracks of the system when the child who was acting out did not have “care, custody or control” of the child who they acted out upon. This bill will support an effective community and state response to families of children with harmful sexual behaviors.

12 – 1 Lunch on your own

1 – 4 Robert Cox, MS, NCC

“Rethinking Autism: The Environment As Trauma and Treatment Implications”

The diagnosis of autism is becoming more frequent. This presentation will refer the DSM criteria, take a look at how that holds up in the real world and discuss current resources for referrals. In addition we will look at current treatment modalities most commonly used and research that indicates that we might do better.
Participants will be able to:

    • Identify the characteristics common in autism and local resources for referral and assistance for families.
    • Identify current treatment modes that are common with ASD.
    • Identify models of treatment that may be more promising for high functioning individuals and have a fuller understanding of available research impacting the field.
Cost: $80 includes morning and afternoon sessions.  ACAM members may register for  $50 for the day.
6 NBCC credit hours will be available
Students who join  ACAM may attend for free.
Beverages and snacks provided during the day.
Location : Executive Conference Center
               910 West Battlefield
               Springfield, Missouri 65807
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ACAM has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2026. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACAM is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

One Day Seminar – St. Louis

August 20, 2015 in Conferences, front, News by Administrator

St. Louis conference

October 23, 2015, Friday

8-9 registration

9-12 Rene McCreary, MS, LPC, Director of  Counseling Services, MOSCA

“Working with Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and their Families”

There has been a new law passed in Missouri requiring the Children’s Division to follow up on cases where there has been no “care, custody or control”. This law is sure to increase the demand on practitioners for effective treatment for children and the families of children who are experiencing sexual behavior problems. In this workshop you will learn about the history of treatment for this population, and review risk factors. There will be a review of current research findings regarding effective treatment for this population. Finally, many practical tips and suggestions will be given for working with this population.

Counselors will benefit from knowing that Senate Bill 341 will go into effect in August.  This bill is intended to support families in obtaining treatment for children with sexual behavior problems and prevent future victimization.  The bill will require the Children’s Division to follow up with cases where children are acting out on one another, cases that formerly would have fallen through the cracks of the system when the child who was acting out did not have “care, custody or control” of the child who they acted out upon. This bill will support an effective community and state response to families of children with harmful sexual behaviors.

12 – 1 Lunch on your own

1 – 4 Dr. Ronda Reitz

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy as Stage One Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has demonstrated effectiveness in significantly reducing suicide, self-harm, and a variety of other impulsive and dangerous behaviors in persons diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). A high number of individuals meeting criteria for this diagnosis also meet criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This presentation will highlight the conceptual and practical elements that make DBT an effective first line of treatment for anyone diagnosed with PTSD who presents with impulsive behaviors.
Objectives
At the completion of this training, the mindful participant will:

  1. know the 4 components required for comprehensive DBT
  2. be able to describe “Validation” and “Dialectics” and how these concepts relate to treatment
  3. identify symptoms suggesting a consumer with PTSD will benefit from DBT
  4. be able to identify the differences between “formal’ and “informal” exposure treatment, and describe how each is conducted
  5. be able to identify when a client is prepared to move into “Stage II” treatment.
Cost: $80 includes morning and afternoon sessions.  ACAM members may register for  $50 for the day.
6 NBCC credit hours will be available
Students who join  ACAM may attend for free.
Beverages and snacks provided during the day.
The Dome Building is 5400 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO  63139.  It is on the campus of St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.
Directions:
Off Highway 44, take Jamieson Exit and turn Left onto Arsenal St.
Off Interstate 64, take Kings Highway Exit and turn Right onto Arsenal Street
                            or if Kingshighway is closed in that area, take Grand to Arsenal.
Arsenal Street runs between Hampton Avenue & Kingshighway.
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ACAM has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2026. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACAM is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

One Day Seminar Kansas City

August 14, 2015 in Conferences, front, News by Administrator

Kansas City conference

October 9, 2015, Friday

8-9 registration

9-12 Robert Cox, MS

“Rethinking Autism: The Environment As Trauma and Treatment Implications”

The diagnosis of autism is becoming more frequent. This presentation will refer the DSM criteria, take a look at how that holds up in the real world and discuss current resources for referrals. In addition we will look at current treatment modalities most commonly used and research that indicates that we might do better.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics common in autism and local resources for referral and assistance for families.
  • Identify current treatment modes that are common with ASD.
  • Identify models of treatment that may be more promising for high functioning individuals and have a fuller understanding of available research impacting the field.
12  – 1   Lunch on your own

1 – 4    Kristin Mills-Trowbridge , LPC, RPT-S , MOCSA

“Responding to Sexual Abuse or Assault in Adults and Children”

This presentation will highlight dynamics of and common reactions to sexual abuse and assault in children, caregivers, and adults.  Additionally, participants will be exposed to best-practice modalities in the treatment of sexual abuse and assault.
Goals:
Following the presentation participants will be able to:

  • Understand sexual abuse and assault dynamics.
  • Be able to identify common reactions to sexual violence.
  • Feel comfortable in supporting survivors of sexual violence.
  • Be aware of evidence-based treatment interventions for traumatic events.

Cost: $80 includes morning and afternoon sessions.  ACAM members may register for  $50 for the day.
6 NBCC credit hours will be available.
Students who join  ACAM may attend for free.

Beverages and snacks provided during the day.

Location : Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

Penn Tower, 31st and Main

3100 Broadway, Ste. 400, Kansas City, MO 64111

 

ACAM has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2026. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACAM is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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