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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)


Interventions with Eating Disorders

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

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.


Past Webinars - Available On Demand

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.

Complying with the New Joint Commission Outcome Measures Requirement

The Joint Commission is requiring all accredited behavioral health organizations to start using patient-reported outcomes measures to inform clinical care by January 2018, including aggregating the results to evaluate treatment effectiveness.

During this webinar, learn how to choose the best measures to monitor for your patient population, make it easy for your clinical staff to use the results to help their patients get better faster, and minimize the staff time required to generate real-time data and aggregated results. Speaker Joanna Conti willl also discuss how you can use your results to improve your program’s profitability and introduce an option for generating the gold standard in addiction treatment effectiveness data: Independent, post-treatment success rate data.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why using patient-reported outcome measures help patients get better faster
  • Identify which outcomes measures your organization should track
  • Create a plan to use aggregated patient-reported data to improve your organization’s effectiveness 

About the Speaker

Joanna Conti
Vista Research Group

As her daughter cycled in and out of multiple alcoholism treatment programs over five long years, Conti became very frustrated by the lack of success rate data available to help families find the best facilities. Building upon her previous experience running a software company, Conti started Vista Research Group to provide treatment centers with the real-time progress monitoring data proven to help patients get better faster during treatment as well as the independent post-treatment success rate data so important to families and payers.

The Impact of Utilization Management and Documentation on Your Revenue

With the constant changes in payer policy, audits, denials and more, Utilization Management and Documentation play an integral role in behavioral healthcare.

During this webinar John Raymond will address specific documentation requirements, effective utilization processes and how to avoid negative impact from chart reviews. The focus will be on supporting smooth claims management through effective documentation and utilization management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to redefine utilization management
  • Outline ways to work with private insurance companies, including changes in documentation requirements and how they affect you and your client
  • Summarize how these changes impact revenue cycle

About the Speaker:

John Raymond, UMP, CAC, BRI-1
Chief Marketing Officer
Panacea Healthcare Services

John has worked in behavioral healthcare for over 15 years and has held several executive positions throughout his career including Director of Business Development, Director of Utilization Review, Director of Marketing and Chief Executive Officer. His most recent tenure has been with the pioneering revenue services provider PRRS, Inc. where he held the role of Director of Client Services, Utilization Management and Development. 

John is also co-host of the James and John Show, a Panacea Podcast that focuses on operations and leadership in the healthcare community.

The Ins and Outs of Network Participation

More insurers are reducing their health plan offerings for PPO options in favor of HMOs. At the same time, they’re looking to disincentivize enrollee access to out-of-network providers. This webinar will provide an unbiased look at network participation for behavioral health providers, including how utilization management is leveraged in the in-network model.

Expert John Raymond, UMP, CAC, BRI-1,  will examine the pros and cons of going in network, in comparison to out-of-network status. The webinar also will explore in detail how in-network models can impact your business operations, including documentation and client service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pros and cons of going in network
  • Summarize the pros and cons of out-of-network status
  • Identify the impact of network status on your claims management


About the Speaker:

John Raymond, UMP, CAC, BRI-1
Chief Marketing Officer
Panacea Healthcare Services

John has worked in behavioral healthcare for over 15 years and has held several executive positions throughout his career including Director of Business Development, Director of Utilization Review, Director of Marketing and Chief Executive Officer. His most recent tenure has been with the pioneering revenue services provider PRRS, Inc. where he held the role of Director of Client Services, Utilization Management and Development. 

John is also co-host of the James and John Show, a Panacea Podcast that focuses on operations and leadership in the healthcare community.

Beyond Trauma: Proven and Effective Applications of EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has burst into the mainstream of addiction treatment, bolstered by a growing interest in mind-body medicine approaches. EMDR is now on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and is one of two recommended trauma therapies from the World Health Organization. It can be used in a non-invasive manner to promote important changes in patients' thinking, but maximizing its potential requires skills in both EMDR therapy and addiction.

This presentation will discuss the origins and phases of treatment with EDMR, the advantages of combining EMDR with mindfulness, and various proven applications of EMDR addressing issues other than trauma, including addiction and other Obsessive-Compulsive conditions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the EMDR protocol and process
  • Outline the additive value of using mindfulness techniques with EMDR
  • Demonstrate multiple applications of EMDR for addressing non-trauma 

About the Speaker:

Gary Hees, MA, LPC
Decision Point Center

Gary D. Hees MA, LPC was born, raised and educated in Houston, Texas. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Marriage and Family Therapy. Gary has been licensed in Texas, and now in Arizona, for fifteen years. During that time he has worked with adolescents, adult Co-occuring disordered clients in hospitals, a Partial Hospital Program and outpatient therapy, and in a private Therapeutic Boarding School.

Gary brings a foundational developmental and systemic perspective to Addiction Treatment focused by training in multiple modalities and techniques. Gary has years of experience working with addictions of all kinds as well as the typical co-occurring disorders.



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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