The 2022 MidSOUTH Conference will be Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20. Topics will include ethics, methamphetamine treatment, eating disorders, and more. Price of the conference will be: 1-day $100, 2-days $150, and 3-days is $200. See the full conference schedule on our webpage: www.midsouth.ualr.edu
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Title: Don’t Wait for a Breakdown to Call a Wrecker: Ethics Visited - with Don Streit, LCSW
Description: This workshop will emphasize the need for practitioners to use critical thinking when applying principles and standards of ethical competence. The presenter will facilitate this process through use of scenarios and anecdotes that prompt discussion. Knowing all standards in the Code is only a starting point for serving clients/patients. Application in real world situations is the true test of best practice. The practical value of Ethics courses is an enhanced knowledge and confidence to resolve dilemmas. An “Ethics Motto”-- Don’t wait for a breakdown to call a wrecker.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Title: Stimulant Abuse: Current and Emerging Trends - with Stephanie Rose, DSW
Description: While a large focus has been placed on the opioid epidemic, stimulant abuse continues to be a concern. This training will focus on the meth epidemic that continues, as well as other stimulant-addictions and new trends. This is a growing trend among youth. Updated trends, data and best practices will be covered.
Title: Binge Eating Disorder: Statistics, Link to Addiction and Treatment - with Tisha Jenkins, LCSW
Description: Amid the growing concerns for a health-conscious society, binge eating disorder has become a commonly used term in today’s vocabulary. In the United States alone, binge eating disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder, affecting 2.8 million Americans. This training will report on the latest statistics, research, link to addiction and treatment for binge eating disorder.
Title: From Trauma to Treatment: Addressing Untreated Trauma - with Tonja Myles, CPS
Description: This session will talk about addressing trauma, identifying trauma traits and behaviors and why the right treatment is necessary for healing.
Title: Race and Behavioral Health - with Tonja Myles, CPS
Description: Different cultures have always faced trauma both individually and systematically. Trauma and mental health has been a subject matter that was not addressed for many reasons, however that is changing. Hear how to start the conversation and how we can navigate communities from trauma to trust.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Title: Substance Use: The Cycles of Addiction: The Hard Truth of Family History - with Susie Reece, CPS
Description: Participants will learn general associations between the brain and the effects of substances on how it functions. Participants will be introduced to a brief overview of various issues related to substance use. Participants will also examine genetic predispositions to the impacts of substances, and how this can create generational cycles of addiction and trauma.
Title: Trauma, PTSD, and a Global Pandemic: Trauma Informed Innovation to Promoting Mental Wellness for Patients, Staff and Hospital Systems - with Shaili Jain, M.D.
Title: Suicide Prevention in the Day of Distancing: How Youth Have Been Impacted and How We Can Help Them Adapt - with Susie Reece, CPS
Description: Suicide prevention and mental health are needed more now than ever, but how do we bridge the many alarming gaps that are left behind because of physical distancing? This presentation will cover general information concerning suicide, substance use, and mental health as well as, provide strategies and techniques for addressing awareness and concerns that have arisen in the time of COVID-19.
Title: Pressing Play After the (Not So Great) Pausedemic - with Susie Reece, CPS
Description: Let’s face it, this past year (going on two) has been hard, harder than hard. Many of us had to learn new skills, uproot our routines, or even start completely over. We’ve lost a lot, And even though times are still uncertain, one thing is clear, emotion is at an all time high in the world.
Some of us are worn out, tired of the never-ending negative news, and struggling to connect with who we once were. Some of us are feeling the pressure to jump back into our old habits without acknowledging everything we have endured, or even accomplished. What's happened to YOU through the pandemic? Loss, grief, confusion, disconnection? Have you taken the time to process the past two years? What has your pause button looked like and are you still in a state of timeout?
Reece helps you take a moment for you so you can get ready to press play, reconnect, and get back to yourself. Because we all deserve to take care of ourselves a bit extra right now.