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3/29/2019 to 3/30/2019
When: Friday, March 29, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:15am - 5:00pm
Where: Forrest General Hospital “Tree Rooms”
6051 US 49
Hattiesburg, Mississippi  39401
United States
Contact: IITAP Staff
(480) 575-6853


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Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services
2255 Broadway Drive | Hattiesburg, MS 39402 | (888) 574-4673 | www.pinegrovetreatment.com

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services and IITAP Presents:
“Sex, Love, and Other Drugs: Specialized Topics in Sex Addiction Treatment”

Those in attendance must stay for the entire duration of the workshop; partial credit for partial attendance will not be awarded.

Facilitators: Leah Claire Bennett, Ph.D. | Stewart Eaton, MS, LPC, CSAT | Gregory L. Futral, PhD, CSAT-S, NCC | Marita M. Harris, MS, LMFT, ACT, CSAT | Olivia Mason, MS | Charles “Chaz” Richardson, DO | Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S | Caroline Smith, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP | Benjamin Wood, MS, LMFTA, CSAT

Description: Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services and the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) are excited to offer this two day workshop designed to provide education and training on a variety of sexual addiction and relationally-focused topics. Specific treatment challenges and interventions will be examined, including innovative integration of treatment modalities within sexual addiction treatment. Presenters will bring expertise from a professionally diverse background including psychology, marriage and family therapy, medicine, and counseling with the goal of engaging participants in an interactive and productive learning experience. Topics for the workshop include unhealthy relationship patterns, experiential task work, professionals with sexual and boundary issues, disordered intimacy, multiple addictions and comorbidity, and countertransference reactions.

Target Audience and Level of Talk: This is an intermediate level workshop intended for mental health and addiction professionals such as counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, and certified sex addiction therapists.

Registration Fees:

Standard Registration: $600 (Last day of Standard Registration is Friday, March 15th, 2019 by Midnight EST.) 

Late Registration: $650 (Begins Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - Monday, March 25th, 2019.) 

Training Schedule: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Check-in and registration at 7:45 a.m. first day only.) Lunch will be included

Schedule:

Friday, March 29th, 2019

7:45 am - 8:15 am

Registration and Sign-in

8:15 am - 10:00 am

Dangerous Love

Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break

 10:15 am - 12:00 pm  Dangerous Love (cont'd)

 Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Incorporating Experiential Interventions into the Task Model to Promote Effective Emotional Processing

Benjamin Wood, MS, LMFTA, CSAT and Olivia Mason, MS

 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Treating Professionals with Sexual and Boundary Issues

Leah Claire Bennett, PhD & Marita M. Harris, MS, LMFT, ACT, CSAT

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

8:15 am - 10:00 am

Disordered Intimacy: Identifying & Intervening on Unresolved Attachment Wounds

Caroline Smith, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP

 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break

 10:15 am - 12:00 pm Disordered Intimacy: Identifying & Intervening on Unresolved Attachment Wounds (cont'd)

 Caroline Smith, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Treatment of Multiple Addictions, Comorbid Conditions, and Addiction Interaction

Stewart Eaton, MS, LPC, CSAT and Chaz Richardson, DO

 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

 Break

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Therapists’ Reactions to Addicted Clients

Gregory L. Futral, PhD, CSAT-S, NCC

 

Individual Presentations Information:

Title: Dangerous Love

Presenter: Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

Description: Mental health professionals may be faced with clients who are particularly challenging to work with, often for various reasons.  Those working in the field of sexual addiction are no exception to this rule.  Often such clients may present as successful, charming, and relatively healthy. Partners may have insisted on couples counseling and on the surface may appear to be the less healthy of the two in early sessions.  Eventually it often becomes clear that the seemingly more “put together” individual is more emotionally impaired, with the partner having a normal reaction to his or her relational experiences.  This presentation will explore the dynamics of the “Dark Triad” of personality traits, including when present in individuals presenting with sexual addiction, as well as the childhood precursors to and impact of these traits and behaviors on others. Discussion and role-play of therapeutic interventions for use in individual, group, and couples counseling will be included.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Describe theories concerning the possible reasons for attraction to those who may have unhealthy traits.

2.      Outline the dynamics that can occur in clients presenting with the “Dark Triad” personality traits (a combination of narcissism, psychopathology, and Machiavellianism), including in conjunction with the presence of sexual addiction.

3.      Review the impact of parenting and attachment styles on future psychopathology in adults.

4.      Describe processes involved within a partnership when one person displays the Dark Triad features and sexual addiction.

5.      Apply therapeutic interventions in assisting individuals and couples experiencing these difficulties.  

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Title: Incorporating Experiential Interventions into the Task Model to Promote Effective Emotional Processing

Presenters: Benjamin Wood, MS, LMFTA, CSAT and Olivia Mason, MS

Description: There is growing evidence that effective emotional processing is not only important but essential to the development of a strong therapeutic alliance, as well as a predictor of successful patient outcomes. While cognitive therapeutic models have been widely accepted as best practice, many patients struggling with addiction need assistance processing emotional content that has long been out of reach. This “unfinished business” often underpins rigid patterns that impact communication, intimacy and empathy for self and others. The sex addiction Task Model provides a substantial framework in which to expand the exploration of these patterns through experiential interventions related to the task performables. This presentation will review a protocol for effective emotional processing, as well as describe specific experiential interventions used to enhance task work within the context of group process therapy, sexual addiction treatment and process addictions.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Identify components of successful emotional processing.

2.      Explain the application of process-experiential interventions within group processing modalities.

3.      Describe the integration of experiential interventions into a task-based treatment model for sex addiction.

4.      Assess possible ethical considerations of experiential interventions within group processing modalities.

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Title: Treating Professionals with Sexual and Boundary Issues

Presenters: Leah Claire Bennett, PhD, & Marita Harris, MS, LMFT, ACT, CSAT

Description: Treating professionals (e.g., physicians, lawyers, educators, clergy) within the behavioral health field often presents specific challenges for the practitioner, with issues that can arise ranging from personality challenges to public welfare concerns.  Professionals who exhibit sexual boundary problems are a particularly important subset to address from an evaluation and treatment perspective. This presentation will review key considerations from an assessment, treatment, and follow-up standpoint in working with professionals, including with respect to the presence of factors such as sexual addiction and/or other conditions (e.g., personality disorders, other addictive behaviors) that may impact the clinical picture. Important considerations with respect to interactions and involvement of professional organizations such as licensing boards, health programs, and monitoring systems will be addressed, as well as ethical issues that should be taken into account. Example case studies and discussion will be utilized to help highlight critical concepts and assist with practical therapeutic application.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify assessment and treatment implications for professionals with sexual boundary issues, including differential diagnosis considerations with respect to sexual addiction and other problematic conditions.
  2. Outline specific types of professional boundary crossings and violations, including methods for evaluation and intervention.
  3. Construct a treatment plan to address professional sexual boundary problems, including aftercare, return to work recommendations and professional monitoring.
  4. Articulate ethical considerations and guidelines with respect to professional boundaries and working with professionals in treatment.

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Title: Disordered Intimacy: Identifying & Intervening on Unresolved Attachment Wounds

Presenter: Caroline Smith, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP

Description: This presentation will explore the integration of four well respected therapeutic models:  attachment theory, ego state identification, transactional analysis and internal family systems in order to effectively assist clients struggling with disordered and destructive attachment patterns.  Attachment wounds often result in an existential disconnection with the authentic self.  Self-disconnection is the antithesis of secure attachment and sustainable recovery.  Developing secure attachment is an essential first step for achieving authentic intimacy and sustainable sex addiction recovery.  Using didactic instruction and experiential exercises, participants will learn the etiology and manifestation of three primary attachment patterns.  Identification and interventions will be discussed with respect to sense of self, expression of affect, faulty cognition, false value assignments, and types and uses of boundaries, to assist clinicians in working with clients with histories of recurring self-defeating relational patterns.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Describe how child attachment experiences influence patterns in adult relationships.

2.      Discuss the significance of enmeshment and neglect in the development of insecure attachment patterns and disordered intimacy.

3.      Define three basic attachment styles as they relate to five core relational issues.

4.      Describe five core relational issues adversely impacted by childhood wounding and the tasks essential to repair damage and achieve earned secure attachment.

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Title: Treatment of Multiple Addictions, Comorbid Conditions, and Addiction Interaction

Presenters: Stewart Eaton, MS, LPC, CSAT and Charles “Chaz” Richardson, DO

Description: Clients presenting for treatment for sexual addiction will often exhibit multiple behaviors in need of intervention, both addictive and otherwise. This presentation will include a review of such issues within the context of the treatment process for sexual addiction. The importance of identification of comorbid conditions will be outlined, including issues in the assessment and treatment process. Additionally, the use of sexual addiction task-model and related interventions to identify and begin to address addiction interaction patterns will be included, as well as practical ways to utilize such interventions in the clinical setting. The incorporation of medical and psychiatric interventions within the treatment process will also be addressed.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Outline the current state of understanding regarding the scope and prevalence of co-occurring addictions and other clinical conditions.

2.      Review the importance of accurate assessment and intervention in these areas within the treatment and relapse prevention process.

3.      Identify clinical interventions to help clients presenting with multiple addictions and conditions, including utilization of the sex addiction task model and medical interventions.

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Title: Therapists’ Reactions to Addicted Clients

Presenter: Gregory L. Futral, PhD, CSAT-S, NCC

Description: Clinicians in the mental health profession may have numerous possible experiences and reactions in working with clients. Work with certain populations, such as those with addictive disorders, often presents challenges related to various cognitive and emotional reactions that may be evoked. This presentation will review pertinent issues related to describing, identifying, and managing countertransference reactions, with a particular focus on addiction-related therapeutic interactions and sexual addiction intervention and treatment. Considerations regarding the potential impact of such reactions on the therapy process will be included.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Briefly review historical and contemporary views of countertransference and a proposed integrative definition of countertransference.

2.      Review commonly cited described areas of possible origins and triggers of countertransference, including when working with sexual and other addictive disorders in particular, as well as identify possible manifestations of such reactions in working with clients.

3.      Describe proposed strategies for countertransference management, as well as review some relevant available literature on the effects of countertransference.

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Ethical Disclosures for Speakers:

1)   Leah Claire Bennett, Stewart Eaton, Greg Futral, Marita Harris, Olivia Mason, Chaz Richardson, Caroline Smith, and Ben Wood are employees of Forrest General Hospital/Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services. Deborah Schiller is a paid consultant for Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services. Greg Futral is also a paid faculty consultant for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).

2)   This presentation is being co-sponsored by Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services and IITAP.

3)   There is no commercial support of the speaker(s), the content of the talk(s) or anything that might be a conflict of interest beyond the speakers being paid by Pine Grove and the event being co-sponsored with the IITAP.

4)   The speakers are not promoting any books, medications or training that will be for sale at the talk that might constitute a conflict of interest.

5)   The speakers will cover any potential limitations and risks of the treatment or topics being discussed during the talk.

6)   Some of the material covered is of a sensitive nature about addictions, ethical dilemmas and/or other clinical disorders.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg
103 South 30th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
United States

Phone Number: (601) 264-7709
Room Block Dates: Thursday, March 28th – Sunday, March 31st, 2019
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Hotel Booking Link: Click Here

To make your hotel accommodations, please call the Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg at (601) 264-7709 and mention "IITAP" to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:  $129.99 plus applicable taxes

The distance from Hotel Indigo to Forrest General Hospital is .6 Miles or 3 Minute transfer time.

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

Hattiesburg-Laurel Airport (Airport Code: PIB)

Transfer from airport to group hotel - 12 Miles / 16 Minutes

Gulfport - Biloxi Airport (Airport Code: GPT)
Transfer from airport to group hotel - 67 – 79 Miles / 1 Hour and 16 - 30 Minutes

Jackson – Medgar Wiley Evers Int’l Airport (Airport Code: JAN)
Transfer from airport to group hotel - 91 Miles / 1 Hour and 40 Minutes

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Int’l Airport (Airport Code: MSY )
Transfer from airport to group hotel - 122 Miles / 2 Hours

***Transfers from Airports to/from the Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg are the responsibility of the candidates. Transfers will be provided from/to the hotel to the training facility each day.***

Disability Statement:
Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services complies with the ADA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. If any conference participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Samuel Rosa at 601-288-4915 prior to the event.

Grievance Procedure:
Please contact Samuel Rosa at 601-288-2273 at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, 2255 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions about Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, a written cancellation notice must be received by IITAP no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the scheduled event will be refunded less a $300 cancellation fee. No refund will be given as of the first day of the scheduled event. Allow 6 weeks for refund.

CE HOURS AND ACCREDITING INSTITUTIONS:
15 CE Hours will be awarded upon completion of this workshop.

IITAP is a continuing education (CE) provider for the:

  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - NAADAC #92253.
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - CAMFT #135430.
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0224.
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.#MFT-0031.
  • New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.#MHC-0060.
  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiciton Professionals (IITAP), ACEP No. 6251, and Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, ACEP No. 6392, are cosponsors of this program. This cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Both ACEPs are responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.  
  • IITAP CE Hours. 

APA CE Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Mississippi Social Work CE Statement: 

MS Social Work: 15 CE Hours  Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services (DP# SWB12013) is approved as a provider for continuing education by the MBOE & MFT Approval Period:  08/24/18 through 08/24/20.  Social workers will receive 15 CE Hours in participating in this course. (Clinical 15 /Supervision 0 /Cultural Competency 0/  Ethics 0 /General 0).

 

FACULTY BIOS (In alphabetical order):

Leah Claire Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Leah Claire Bennett is a licensed psychologist with Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, where she serves as the organization’s Clinical Operations Director. In this role, she provides clinical direction and supervision for Pine Grove’s addiction treatment programs including the Women’s Center, Legacy, Gratitude, and Next Step. Dr. Bennett also oversees Pine Grove’s professional treatment programs, including the Professional Enhancement Program, known as PEP, and Pine Grove’s Professionals Recovery Track, which is designed for the organization’s addiction treatment patients who hold a professional license. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, TX and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Dr. Bennett has worked with the Professional Enhancement Program since 2005 where the focus is working with professionals with vocational and relational issues, maladaptive personality problems, addiction, disruptive workplace behavior and sexual issues. Dr. Bennett’s primary focus is to help patients who have struggled in a variety of ways live their lives in a manner where they are able to engage at their highest potential.

Stewart Eaton, MS, LPC, CSAT

Stewart Eaton is a clinical therapist with the Gratitude Program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services. Stewart earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Mississippi and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi with over 14 years of experience as a therapist. Stewart is skilled in treating a variety of concerns including mood regulation difficulties, sexual addiction, chemical addiction, and healthy boundaries and communication skills for families.

Gregory L. Futral, PhD, CSAT-S, NCC

Dr. Greg Futral is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Gratitude program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services where he previously served as Clinical Director. Dr. Futral earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. He began working for Pine Grove in 2000 on the Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Unit as a clinical therapist, and he served as a therapist on the Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Unit as well. Dr. Futral completed his pre-doctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in Biloxi, MS, providing assessment and clinical services to veterans with various difficulties, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, depression, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. His dissertation research was in the area of motivational enhancement interventions and anger. His background includes work with individuals in acute crisis, with a range of severity of psychological problems, with chemical addictions in a residential setting, as well as training and experience with cognitive-behavioral treatment for problematic anger. Dr. Futral has been working with the Gratitude Program since 2009. He is Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S) and a National Certified Counselor.

Marita M. Harris, MS, LMFT, ACT, CSAT

Marita received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Mississippi State University before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and serves as the Executive Director for the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and she is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.

Olivia Mason, MS

Olivia Mason is a Clinical Therapist with Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services’ Gratitude program, specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She also completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi. She completed a year-long internship with the Gratitude program prior to becoming a full-time clinician with the program.

Charles “Chaz” Richardson, DO

Dr. Chaz Richardson is a native of Hattiesburg, MS.  In 2013, he graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech and completed Psychiatry residency at UMMC in Jackson, MS in 2017.  He graduated from an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Emory University in June of 2018.  He currently serves as an Addiction Psychiatrist with Pine Grove Behavioral and Addiction Services for the Gratitude and Next Step programs.  

Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

Deborah Schiller is a Clinical Consultant at Pine Grove's Gratitude program. She began working at Gratitude in 2006, first as a Clinical Therapist and then as the Clinical Director, as well as serving as the Program Director from 2011 through 2018. She is a native of Huntsville, AL, where she attended The University of Alabama before finishing her degree at Montevallo University. Ms. Schiller taught school for three years before getting her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Stanford University. She continued teaching and later returned to school while raising three children, earning her Master’s degree in Counseling from The University of South Alabama. Ms. Schiller subsequently completed an Internship at The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, AZ and became a therapist there. In 2004, Ms. Schiller joined Pine Grove and worked as a Clinical Therapist in the Professional Enhancement Program for two years before transitioning to Pine Grove’s sexual addiction program. She retired from full time work with Pine Grove in 2018 but remains an active consultant, trainer, and speaker in addition to working with current patients. She maintains a private practice in Daphne, AL in which she sees clients who struggle with addiction and with families of addicts. She also supervises therapists who are working toward becoming Certified Sex Addiction Therapists.

Caroline Smith, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP

Caroline Smith is the Director of Pine Grove's Addiction Services and Intensive Workshops. Smith has over twenty years of expertise working with high profile, international clients dealing with intimacy disorders and sexual addiction betrayal. Smith frequently speaks at professional conferences throughout the United States and Internationally. She also had the honor of providing a plenary session during Ireland's first Neuroscience and Addiction Conference, and she authored a chapter in the published book, Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, 2nd edition. Caroline Smith holds two Master's degrees in Professional Counseling and Traumatic Abuse from Ottawa University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, and a Certified Interventionist Professional. She is EMDR II trained and holds clinical expertise in the areas of trauma resolution, relationship attachment patterns, and addiction interaction disorders.

Benjamin Wood, MS, LMFTA, CSAT

Benjamin Wood is a Clinical Therapist with Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services’ Gratitude program, specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies, Family Relations, as well as his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Southern Mississippi, located in Hattiesburg, MS. In his professional career working with children, adolescents and adults, he has treated a range of issues pertaining to individuals, couples and families dealing with the challenges of family dynamics, emotional and behavioral problems, sexual concerns, and grief.

 



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