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Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders through clinical services, education and research. As part of this mission, Foundations Recovery Network is proud to present our Educational Webinar Series, which aims to further apprise behavioral health professionals of a vast spectrum of treatment modalities, best practices concerning various subpopulations, and the advantages of utilizing both currently available and newly relevant clinical techniques.

                                (Please note that archived programs do not offer CEUs)



Behavioral Health in the Digital Age

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

The digital age has brought incredible advancements to healthcare delivery. Doctors can see a patient’s heart beating in real time. Oncologists can find cancer with liquid biopsies, as easy as taking blood rather than having to harvest a sample of the tumor directly. Biosensors can determine substance use relapses, and artificial intelligence can predict responses to treatment to cut down on the trial and error nature for pharmaceuticals and psychotherapies.

But with all of these new technologies, we humans have to learn new skills and new boundaries. We must develop a framework for using technology to enhance human services, not replace them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current and near future technologies entering the behavioral health care delivery system.
  • Differentiate the need to scale access and capacity of human services through technology versus automating interventions and replacing care.
  • Determine the appropriate technologies for their work settings that are available in the market today.

About the Speaker

Lisa Henderson, LPC-MHSP
Co-Founder and COO
Synchronous Health

Lisa Henderson is the co-founder and COO of Synchronous Health and the president of the Tennessee Counseling Association. As a licensed professional counselor, she has worked in private practice, child welfare organizations and treatment centers. Henderson brings a whole-person approach to care, moving the needle on mental, physical and social health. She has worked to craft legislation that allows greater access to mental health care for students and specialized trauma care for first responders. She also serves on the board of The New Beginnings Center, a social enterprise addressing women’s health in underserved populations.


A Multi-Faceted Approach to Cravings Management

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

With the addition of “cravings” to the DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders, it became that much more important to learn new skills to assist our clients in this area.  Just as addiction affects every area of life, so too must the approach for cravings management.  The goals for this workshop will be to review the literature on cravings management techniques, discuss cravings management medications and elicit a discussion of multi-faceted approaches that have worked for those on the front lines of addiction treatment. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the addition of “cravings” to the DSM V impacts the work of SUD treatment
  • Compare and contrast four craving types
  • Compare and contrast medicines used to treat cravings

About the Speaker


Doug Paul, LPC
Director of Outpatient Services
Foundations Recovery Network

Doug Paul, LPC has been working on the field of substance use disorders since 2007. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from University of Central Florida in 2002. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University in 2007. During his graduate training, he was a lead clinical interviewer for a University-sponsored study on “Abstinence Factors among Methamphetamine users” that culminated in presentation at the American Counseling Association’s Annual Convention in Montreal, Quebec in 2006. While working at Talbott Recovery, he assisted with development of the Young Adult program at both campuses. Taking a position in 2014 with Foundations Recovery Network in Roswell, GA, he continues to assist those suffering with addictive disorders with reaching sustained and meaningful recovery through therapy and education. Doug continues to practice his own recovery program over the last 15 years.


Past Webinars - Available On Demand


Under Pressure: Current Challenges of College Women that Impact Behavioral Health

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

This presentation focuses on the college environment and challenges presented to female students as they navigate young adulthood.

Speaker Courtney Grimes will discuss treatment interventions for anxiety, depression, addiction, perfectionism and body image. She'll also discuss how these interventions pertain to a high-risk population.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the main challenges facing college-aged women and the impact these challenges have on mental health
  • Understand college women's behavioral health as it pertains to mental health management
  • Describe appropriate treatment interventions for college women struggling with mental and behavioral health issues

About the Speaker

Courtney Grimes, LCSW
Clinical Director
Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee

Courtney Grimes’ passion for helping others is evident upon meeting her. Through the power of acceptance and commitment, she is able to facilitate lasting change among individuals, families and systems by promoting hope throughout all circumstance. Grimes specializes in eating disorder treatment, body image and self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety and couples/family work.

Grimes is a trained interventionist (BRI-II) and currently serves as the clinical director for the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, a non-profit providing help, hope and support for all those suffering from disordered eating. She also maintains regular radio spots as a sports psychotherapist commentator for the Tennessee Titans NFL football team and other athletes around the country.

The Neuropsychological Basis of Experiential Therapies

During this webinar, speaker Dr. Matthew Tatum will educate attendees on the neuropsychology of addiction. Participants will learn the neuroscientific evidence and rationale behind experiential and holistic forms of addiction treatment.

Tatum will also discuss ethical ways to communicate the evidence base for utilizing these therapies in drug and alcohol treatment to payers, referral sources and the community.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the neuropsychological underpinnings of addiction
  • Discover neuropsychological benefits of using experiential therapists in addiction treatment
  • Describe ways to ethically communicate the neuropsychological reasons for using experiential therapies to payers, referral sources and the community

About the Speaker

Dr. Matthew Tatum
Executive Director
First Steps Recovery

Dr. Tatum is Executive Director at First Steps Recovery,  a drug and alcohol treatment center in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just outside Fresno, CA. Dr. Tatum has a proven history of developing the highest quality clinical programming with foundations in integrated behavioral health and more recently in drug and alcohol treatment. His incorporation of mental health therapies, neuropsychological research, experienced based therapies, and traditional drug and alcohol treatment provide a holistic approach that propels patient's recovery process in the direction of healing.

Mission: Admissions! How Differentiation Can Help Stretch Your Marketing Budget

While many treatment centers view their admissions team as “the best,” that’s often a subjective point of view. This session will show you how to increase your close rates, achieve an effective return on investment of your marketing efforts, and discover opportunities to better serve prospective patients and referents. Learn to clearly communicate differentiators with impact to enhance the effectiveness of your admissions efforts.

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Outline seasonal, conditional and common reasons that prospective patients choose to put off treatment
  • Identify unique program differentiators that can help overcome prospective patients’ objections
  • Increase your close rate and decrease your marketing and admissions cost

About the Speaker

Daniel Gemp
President, CEO
Dreamscape Marketing, LLC

Daniel Gemp has been the President and CEO of Dreamscape Marketing since its founding in 2005. While at Dreamscape, Dan has originated custom strategies for the effective implementation of internet and search marketing as well as social/mobile advertising campaigns. He maintains consultative focus on extremely efficient and proprietary search engine optimization techniques focused on Return-On-Investment driven methodologies and metrics.

A graduate of Villanova University’s school of business, Dan applies financial modeling and international experience to Dreamscape’s campaigns to consult partners on a cost-per-action model. Dreamscape engineers and develops custom solutions for small to large treatment centers and recovery service providers with targeted research, products, and content-centric campaigns that result in new revenue streams, increased brand awareness, implementation of new lead development systems, and direct sales activation. With the rise of the burgeoning mobile web/app market, Dan has also positioned Dreamscape as a thought leader on system design and mobile advertising.

Caring for Our Veterans

Veterans, whether in combat or not, are more susceptible to trauma and addiction than the general population. For some veterans, finding an entryway into treatment may be a barrier. The perception of safety and trust is an important precursor for trauma and addiction treatment.

Veterans who have had trauma often suffer from some degree of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional problems, which tend to isolate them and preclude effective treatment. After proper detoxification, diagnosis and psychiatric care, veterans benefit from additional help including exposure therapy, mindfulness training and self-validation. Learning to accept feelings and movement toward a values-driven life can help prevent relapse. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) may be an important part of a veteran’s treatment as well.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss why veterans constitute a high-risk population for addictive disorders
  • Explain how addiction, trauma and military service are associated with substance use disorders
  • Explore various treatment modalities for substance use disorders in veterans, which requires a comprehensive approach using medical, psychiatric and behavioral treatment modalities

About the Speaker

Dr. Joseph Troncale
Medical Director

Dr. Troncale graduated from the University of Alabama in 1974 before continuing his education in 1979 at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, where he went on to complete his residency.

Following his time at Alabama, he became their assistant professor and residency program director of family medicine. From there, he served as the residency director at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Reading Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital in Reading, PA.

He was a full-time faculty member at Jefferson Medical College, and for the past 20 years has been affiliated with Lancaster General Hospital in a number of roles with family medicine, addiction medicine and occupational medicine. He was previously the medical director of the Susquehanna Addiction Unit and the Caron Foundation before coming to Retreat.

A published author, Dr. Troncale has contributed content to both Saunders Manual of Medical Practice and When to Call the Surgeon, as well as numerous articles in addiction journals. In 2010, Dr. Troncale was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine.

He lives in New Holland, PA with his wife of 38 years, Lisa, who is a social worker in the field of adoption therapy.

Cultural Competence in Mental Healthcare

Developing cultural competence is a process, not an endpoint. Features of a culturally competent health practitioner include understanding the concept of culture and how it can influence emotions. Clinicians must demonstrate a willingness to explore culture from the perspectives of those from diverse backgrounds while leveraging appropriate strategies for working with such individuals.

This presentation will outline a philosophy of awareness and individualization and how it can be an asset to quality care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss patient-centered philosophies and individualized care
  • List considerations in relation to cultural diversity and cultural competency affecting healthcare and substance use disorder treatment
  • Discuss the key aspects of cultural competency

About the Speaker:

Vanina Hochman, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Vanina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that comes most recently from working in private practice with a large focus on substance abuse treatment and recovery. Previously she worked for Kids in Distress as a Clinical Supervisor and Director of programs for eight years. With a forward thinking philosophy, she has delivered clinical, operational and financial excellence in the programs that she has supervised and coordinated in the past.

She graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with her degree in Psychology and continued her education at Nova Southeastern University where she received her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an independent and passionate worker, and a great part of her success is based on the fact that she is a natural relationship builder who models ethic, integrity, and transparency. 

Interventions with Eating Disorders

This presentation will address symptomology of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other conditions that are growing as recognized problems. Components of the three basic models of intervention, Johnson, Systemic and Invitational, will be reviewed as well as some lesser known models like the CRAFT model.

There will be discussion of which model works best with eating disorder (systemic) patients and a rational for using this model. Assessing the family and intervening with family will be addressed through the use of tools such as the FACES-IV. Attachment styles with eating disorders (ED) and the use of the tools EAT-26 and EAT-40 will be reviewed and implemented as part of the intervention process.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe models of intervention and which ones to use with ED Intervention
  • Gain and apply understanding of attachment styles with parenting and typology of family dynamics in ED families
  • Be able to describe symptoms of types of ED, health hazards involved with different types and gain knowledge in use of ED assessments tools

About the Speaker

Rebecca Bullion
Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse Interventionist
Addiction in America

In 1987, Rebecca Bullion received her Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In 1989, she went on to receive her Masters of Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Nashville.

With a heart of passion and a determined mindset, Rebecca became a foster care case manager/supervisor from 1989 to 1994. She then began working in A & D Treatment programs. Rebecca began her private practice in 1994 working in general practice with her EMDR Level 1 and 2 Certifications. In 2012, she received her Certified Intervention Professional Certification and also her Crisis Intervention Stress Debriefing Certification.

Rebecca is the Chair Person of an Eating Disorder Anonymous meeting in Nashville. She’s been working with eating disorders and family systems since 2012. She worked at Whitestone Recovery Eating Disorder Program in 2017 until the program buyout. Rebecca is currently working on her ACT Certification.

Opioid Use Disorder Patients: Characteristics and Outcomes from Residential Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

As opioid use has increased, questions regarding the specific needs and challenges of this population remain largely unanswered.  These individuals are often classified as being difficult to treat and/or considered to possess more significant issues than other substance users.  Speaker Siobhan Morse will review a study that seeks to determine what, if any, meaningful differences exist between opiate and non-opiate users who enter voluntary, private, residential treatment, and the impact of any differences relative to treatment motivation, length and outcomes.

Data for this study was drawn from 1,972 individuals, utilizing the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Service Review, the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment, and a satisfaction measure.  Interviews were conducted at program intake, and one- and six-month interviews post-discharge.  The results suggest more similarities than differences between the two groups on baseline characteristics, motivation, completion, engagement, retention, and levels of satisfaction, and post-treatment service use.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate relevant characteristics within and between opioid use disorder patient presenting for treatment
  • Understand the relevant data collection standards and evaluate the reliability and validity of data presented based on these standards
  • Review the outcomes for opioid use disorder patients treated in private residential treatment for substance use and mental health disorders

About the Speaker

Siobhan Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC
Division Director of Clinical Services
Foundations Recovery Network

Siobhan Morse is the Division Director of Clinical Services for the Addiction Services Division of Universal Health Services, known as Foundations Recovery Network and holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration.  She has taught research at the Florida International University and coordinated nationally sponsored research including NIMH, USDOE, United Way, Children Now and Community Foundation projects.  She currently serves as voluntary adjunct faculty for Baylor Medical College.  Siobhan is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), ARISE Interventionist and Master Addiction Counselor.

Deep Listening: Cultivating an Environment for Better Outcomes & Transformation

Listening is an important element to any client interaction, but have you considered it the key to their transformation -- one where you gain immediate trust, build deep rapport, and ultimately realize better results?

Speaker James Hadlock will discuss another level of listening that impacts clients and provides the environment for deep healing. We’ll also explore the idea that having all the answers, feedback, and advice stifles client breakthroughs.

In this webinar geared towards counselors, interventionists, and admissions teams, we’ll deconstruct communication and provide the three essential steps to deep listening and explore how to set the stage for more client “a-ha moments.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how deep listening can invite clients to be vulnerable
  • Describe how to build trust and empower your clients
  • Explore how to create the environment for more client insights and lasting change

About the Speaker

James Hadlock
Speaker & Trainer
Connection & Relationships

With more than nine years in long term recovery and 25 years of leadership, consulting, and training experience, his views on recovery are thought provoking. James shares with listeners that there is a missing link in how we build trust and facilitate change with clients in recovery. He is known for his hands-on style, where his blend of stories and research connect with audiences in a practical way.

Before establishing his addiction recovery consultancy, James worked with an adult residential treatment center as Marketing Director and family day facilitator, specializing in Meaningful Connection and Healing Relationships.

James travels the country speaking on Ethics, Communication, and Transformation in Addiction Recovery. He lives with his wife, Alicia, and six of their nine children in the majestic mountains neighboring Park City, UT.

Medication Assisted Treatment vs. Abstinence Based Treatment

The Substance Use Disorder field has been splintered for much of the last 50 years in regards to what is the most effective course of treatment for Addiction… MAT or Abstinence Based Treatment? The result is that both forms of treatment often continue to serve clients in a fragmented, non-integrated fashion. This presentation will explore the history of both Medication Assisted Treatment and Abstinence Based Treatment. The program will explore the outcomes associated with both MAT and Abstinence based Treatment, the challenges and barriers that both forms of treatment face and experience and ultimately seek to present possible integrated solutions for clients suffering from substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain three reasons that clients succeed in Abstinence Based Treatment
  • Summarize three reasons why clients succeed in Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Identify which treatment is right for your client base 

About the Speaker

Chad Husted, LPC
Executive Director
Silver Ridge

Chad Husted, LPC, currently is the Vice President of North Carolina Operations for Pyramid Healthcare. Chad is the Executive Director of Silver Ridge, a primary substance use disorder program developmentally focused on the treatment of Mid-Life Adults in Asheville NC. Chad is also the Executive Director of Real Recovery, a developmentally structured supportive housing program for young adult men in Asheville NC and Silvermist Recovery, a primary substance use residential program located outside of Pittsburgh PA. Prior to moving into Operations Chad served in a clinical capacity over the last 15 years in a wide range of treatment settings from acute psychiatric care, school based mental health setting to the residential treatment setting. Chad received his Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Mental Health Counseling.



CEU Information

The Association for the Addiction Professionals - NAADAC

This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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