Event Description

IMPORTANT: Choose your method of attending – either IN-PERSON ON-SITE or LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL to your desk.

  • If you register for IN PERSON ON-SITE, you will sign in at the conference at IP Biloxi at the Registration Desk.
  • If you register for LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL, you will receive a log in link by January 2022 to attend the conference.
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Curriculum & Agenda – January 27 & January 28, 2022

START TIME EACH DAY IS 8 AM CENTRAL TIME.

Click on each date for daily agenda details. All times in Central Time.

TIME PROGRAM INFO
8:00 am – 8:15 am Virtual Attendees Log Into Conference
8:15 am – 8:30 am Introduction, Conference Orientation
8:30 am – 10:00 amScott Sells Dr. Scott Sells

Keynote Presentation:

Treating the Traumatized Child (1.5 clinical hrs)

Dr. Scott Sells, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Family Trauma Institute

Join Dr. Scott Sells from the Family Trauma Institute, in this cutting-edge seminar as he teaches you the concrete tools necessary to quickly engage the parent and child through what are called “motivational phone calls”, diagnoses and assessments through “stress charts”and the use of “trauma playbooks” to heal both childhood and family trauma in the here and now.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to diagnose & assess family trauma.
  • The use of the stress chart technique to quickly diagnose and assess the couple, child, and family.
  • How to use motivational phone call scripts to quickly engage resistant parents
  • The hidden causes of trauma called “undercurrents”
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break / Vendor Networking
10:30 am – NoonJoe Wegmann Joe Wegmann

Treatment of Opioid Disorders and Chronic Pain (1.5 clinical hrs)

Joseph Wegmann, PD, LCSW
The PharmaTherapist
Learning Objectives:
  • Examine the circumstances which are responsible for the epic opioid crisis in the U.S.
  • Address specific medication and psychosocial strategies employed in opioid disorder treatment
  • Describe the most effective evidence-based strategies for managing chronic pain.
Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own) / Vendor Networking
1:30 pm – 3:00 pmBob Carty Bob Carty

Reaching the Man behind the Mask – What Is Really Troubling Your Male Clients? (1.5 clinical hrs)

Robert Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP
Former Director of Clinical Services – Hazelven Betty Ford Foundation, Chicago
Private Practice

Many counselors experience frustration in their efforts to fully engage their male clients, which tends to lead to perceived clinical resistance and sometimes premature termination. In this session, we examine the core issues that are common to most men and highlight how these issues may serve as barriers to the change process. Clinical strategies and techniques are identified to enhance engagement and to promote ongoing personal growth.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the impact of gender socialization on males
  • Define the concepts of the trance of unworthiness, toxic masculinity, and father wound.
  • Describe how men may exhibit atypical symptoms of depression.
  • List at least three clinical interventions to help male clients address their core issues.
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break / Vendor Networking
3:15 pm – 4:45 pmLori Vann Lori Vann

Treating Non-Suicidal Self Injury: Tips, Techniques, and Interventions (1.5 clinical hrs)

Lori Vann, MA, LPC-S
Lori Vann Speaking
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify at least 2 To Do’s and 3 Don’t Do’s in treating NSSI
  • The ability to offer a minimum of 3 mood-specific (anger, anxiety, sadness) alternatives to NSSI
  • Implementation of two techniques that assist the client in moving out of emotionally based thinking (activated SNS)
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Break / Vendor Networking
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmMark Sanders Mark Sanders

Mandatory Reporting: Child and Elder Abuse (1 ethics/clinical hr)

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
On The Mark Consulting

This presentation will summarize mandatory reporting guidelines of abuse and neglect.

By the end of this presentation you will be able to:
  • Articulate mandatory reporting guidelines.
  • Identify personal reluctance to report abuse and neglect
  • Overcome ambivalence to reporting abuse and neglect
  • Partner with child welfare agencies to bring about positive outcomes
  • Partner with families to bring about positive outcomes
  • Practice acts of self as a mandatory reporter
TIME PROGRAM INFO
8:00 am – 8:15 am Virtual Attendees Log Into Conference
8:15 am – 8:30 am Introduction, Conference Orientation
8:30 am – 10:00 am Mark Sanders Mark Sanders

Keynote Presentation: THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF HUMOR: Ethical Considerations (1.5 clinical hrs or 1 clinical & .5 Ethics hrs)

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
On The Mark Consulting

This presentation focuses on the therapeutic benefits of humor for Social Workers and other Behavioral Health professionals. Topics covered includes: How laughter improves our physical, mental, emotional and immune health; The use of humor to prevent and recover from burnout and compassion fatigue; laughter as mental health; the use of humor to build rapport with clients; the use of humor to reduce the stigma of mental illness, substance use disorders and medical conditions which carry stigma; how to incorporate humor in your work; the use of humor to increase organizational morale; Ethical Considerations when using humor; do’s and don’ts of humor in the clinical relationship. This promises to be a fun learning experience.

OBJECTIVES: By the end of this presentation you will be able to:
  • Assess the ethical appropriateness of using humor in clinical relationships.
  • Use humor to improve your physical health.
  • Use humor to deal with traumatic catastrophes.
  • Use humor to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction.
  • Use humor to increase rapport with clients and patients.
  • Use humor to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break / Vendor Networking
10:30 am – Noon Richelle Futch Richelle Futch

Military Families – Unpacking Their Emotional Ruck (1.5 clinical hrs)

Richelle Futch, LCSW
Marine Corp Veteran & Current Military Spouse and Mom
Learning Objectives:
  • Identifying and Addressing Acculturation Stress in the Military
  • Identifying and Addressing the normalization of stress in the Military
  • Identify methods for reducing vulnerabilities and increasing effectiveness in military life
Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own) / Vendor Networking
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Amber Rabo Dr. Amber Rabo

Ethics: Social Work Values and Practice in Non-Traditional Work Environments: Advantages and Opportunities (1.5 ethics/clinical hrs)

Dr. Amber Rabo, PhD, MSW, SPHR
Cheniere Energy, Houston, TX
Learning Objectives:
  • Applicability of social work values and skills in a controversial for-profit work environment
  • Observations of relevancy and alignment of these values and skills, along with challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Importance of advancing the social work profession into non-traditional environments and tactics to do so
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break / Vendor Networking
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon Dr. Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon

Cultural Competence or Ethics (your choice)

Counseling Teen Moms Through the Crisis and Fear as They Move Forward (1.0 cultural competence/ethics/clinical hr)

Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, MSW, EdD
President, School Social Work Association of America
School Social Worker, Atlanta, GA
Learning Objectives:
  • Overcoming Historical Cultural Barriers
  • Understanding the Fear and Trauma of teen pregnancy
  • Understanding the Resiliency and Determination to move forward
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing information, evaluation, certificate of attendance

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850 Bayview Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530
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1/25/22 thru 1/27/22 $89.99 + tax/casino fees
1/28/22 $149.99 + tax/casino fees
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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Continuing Education Productions. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Social Workers:

ACE Approved Continuing Education ASWB logo

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical continuing education credits (includes 3.0 hours Ethics and 1.0 Cultural Competency optional).

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

Licensed Professional Counselors: Louisiana

This live webinar has been approved for 12.5 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Mississippi Marriage and Family Therapists

The 2022 Annual Gulf Coast Social Work Conference has been approved for 12.5 general hours for MFTs in Mississippi by the MS Board of Examiners SWMFT.

Coming soon

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Refund Policy: All registrations are final! NO REGISTRATION REFUNDS. Registration fees are transferable.

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Approved For:

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  • Social Workers – ASWB Approval

  • 12.5 Continuing Education Credit Hrs.
  • Ethics, Cultural Competence and Mandated Reporting Training Hours Included

  • Mississippi MFTs
  • Louisiana Counseling Association – Info coming soon

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