News & Events

October 18th, 2017: The Debate Over Addiction

Please RSVP: RSVPs are necessary for this event- just shoot a quick email and if you will be bringing guests, so we can add this to your calendar! Please RSVP Directly to Richa.Sandhu@AcadiaHealthcare.com (669-400-6220) or Maria.Sardelli@BaysideMarin.com (561-558-3715)

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About the Speaker: Michael ROESKE, PsyD, CEO of Bayside Marin. Michel is a licensed clinical psychologist, has worked and trained in a variety of treatment settings, including residential and outpatient addiction programs, community mental health clinics and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Indeed, he has encountered and helped treat a wide range of mental health issues. But Michael’s focus has been on those suffering from substance misuse. This is seen in such things as his dissertation on long-term recovery from addiction and education and supervision of psychotherapists working with recovering patients.

September 13th, 2017: Bringing Mental Healthcare Into the 21st Century

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About the Speaker: Stephen M. Smith is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of nOCD, a mobile application that helps people with OCD get clinically effective treatment and connect with others who understand them.
Areas of Expertise: UI/UX Design and Testing, Mobile Growth Hacking, Agile Project Management, ERP/ACT/ MBCT, Venture Fundraising
Bio: After suffering with extreme Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as a college student and having to overcome many obstacles just to access effective care, Stephen Smith used his experience in software development to found the OCD treatment platform nOCD in order to help others with OCD get better more easily. nOCD is currently the largest online platform for OCD treatment in the world, and financially supported by investors from 7wire Ventures and Tech Coast Angels. After 9 months and being only available for iOS (iPhones), the app reaches over 10,000 people around the world in 72 countries. With his understanding of technology, Stephen’s mission is to help people with OCD and related conditions worry less and live more.

August 16th 2017: The Neuroscience of Trauma

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Presentation Training ObjectiveTrauma is a large part of the clinical world today. This presentation looks specifically at the impact of trauma on the brain and opens up the question of what does trauma recovery looks like. Within this talk, I will explore the brain and the body’s response to trauma, in addition to ways in which we can retrain the body and minds’ trauma responses. By understanding the mental and physical impact of trauma, we are better able to guide our clinical work to create successful change with our clients.
About the Speaker:  Amy Costa Psyd LMFT- worked at Center for Discovery 2 years; Since July 2014. Dr. Amy Costa has more than twelve years of experience treating eating disorders. She has worked at various levels of treatment including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient as well as in private practice. Dr. Costa completed her doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Costa dissertation looked directly at the impact on Marriage and Family Therapists’ working with eating disorders, specifically in relation to body image. Dr. Costa has completed advanced training in DBT, CBT and group therapy. In addition to her work with eating disorders, Dr. Costa has expertise in treating depression, anxiety and trauma in adolescents, adults and families. Dr. Costa is currently in the role of president for the San Diego chapter of IAEDP. In treatment, Dr. Costa emphasizes skill building to help promote personal strength and mastery. Her goal is to empower individuals toward overall healing and a transformed sense of self by developing confidence to use learned skills and maintain recovery. Areas of expertise: DBT, trauma, co-morbid and dual diagnosed clients, working with difficult clients

July 12th 2017: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skill Training

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Presentation Training ObjectiveProvided by Daniel Crump from the Willow Springs Center, this presentation will summarize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skill training and how to incorporate DBT skills into practice. You will learn skills from four models, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
These skills, together with the latest updates of this cognitive behavioral treatment, can be used with a variety of clients. Once you identify client strengths and help them identify thoughts, beliefs and assumptions that make life harder, you will be able to apply techniques for those with borderline personality disorder, substance dependence, depression, post- traumatic stress, eating disorders and more. DBT has been proven effective and has been shown to reduce suicide behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance use, anger and depression; and, improve social and global functioning.
Research, as well as anecdotal results from clinicians around the globe demonstrate more effectiveness with incorporation of some DBT skills, short of full model use, than without inclusion of such techniques. After attending this special workshop, not only will you be able to immediately implement these DBT skills effectively in your own practices. This training may help you decide if you want to become DBT Intensely trained to become a DBT therapist.
About the Speaker: Daniel Crump M.A LCSW CADC
Daniel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Nevada. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Nevada, Reno. While in graduate school, Daniel implemented a harm reduction underage drinking program and an early intervention program. In 2010, he started his professional career at Willow Springs Center where he helped to develop the DBT program. Daniel was DBT intensely trained by Dr. Alan Fruezzetti, who later became his mentor. Daniel has spent the last 7 years working with Dr. Fruezzetti to help build and maintain a fully adherent DBT youth program. In 2014, Daniel took a leave of absence at Willow Springs Center to travel to New Zealand where he helped to restructure and train at New Zealand’s only DBT residential program. He has been acting as a DBT consultant for this DBT residential program ever since. In 2015, Daniel became a Family Connections facilitator, training family members on how to manage when someone they love is affected by BPD. In 2016, Daniel returned to New Zealand with Dr. Fruezzetti to co-lead a DBT national intensive training. Daniel has provided seminars on DBT all over the country

June 6th 2017: Treating the Individual Personalized Medicine for Psychiatry

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About Genomind: Genomind is a personalized medicine company bringing innovation to mental healthcare through genetic testing. Genomind’s expert staff is comprised of pioneering researchers and thought leaders in psychiatry and neurology who specialize in pharmacogenetic laboratory testing for psychiatry. Genomind is committed to partnering with clinicians to improve their patients’ lives.
About the presenter: Dr. Russell Amato received his PhD in Pharmacology at Louisiana State University and has over a decade of experience in developing novel therapeutics for neuropsychiatric diseases, (e.g., drug abuse, depression, anxiety and ADHD). His PhD work focused on the evaluation of neuroactive steroids in preclinical models of alcohol addiction, as well as assessing these compounds for their potential utility in cognitive disorders. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship within the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, where he evaluated metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators for the treatment of cocaine addiction, in addition to evaluating these compounds for use in depressive/anxiety disorders. Before coming to Genomind, Dr. Amato also worked on the development of antisense oligonucleotides as a novel therapy for genetic polymorphisms in a preclinical model of Usher Syndrome, providing him with a strong background in both genetics and psychiatric disease.

April 26th 2017: Client Shame & the Therapeutic Relationship

About the Chrysalis School: This beautiful boarding school offers a warm and supportive environment that fosters individualism, self-confidence and a sense of belonging. Our beautiful campus is located in northwest Montana, just five miles from the British Columbia border. We’ve chosen to make our home here because of the beautiful and remote setting which shows our students the benefits of unplugging from the stressors of an urban environment. The tranquility of living on a lake in the midst of the Rockies can be a peaceful reminder to students that there is more to life than smartphones! Chrysalis is home to adolescent girls ages 13 to 18 whose typical length of stay is 12-18 months, but this can be individualized for each resident’s needs. Students live family style in one of three homes, where they are encouraged to build on personal strengths while they examine and challenge old patterns that have prevented growth.
About the presenter: Jake Sparks, LMFT Jake has a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University. Since 2008, Jake has been working with youth and their families in a variety of therapeutic settings. He is the Clinical Director of Chrysalis Therapeutic Boarding School in Montana, and loves being able to help the young women and families of Chrysalis heal and grow together. His specialties include family therapy, the treatment of anxiety and depression, and experiential therapy.

We have only had very positive experiences here. Top notch staff and care. The professionals know what they are doing and we're very lucky to live close to here.

– Karen D.