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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)
 


UPCOMING

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.


 

Past Webinars - Available On Demand

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
CEO
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.


A Clinical Introduction to Payer Guidelines

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Behavioral healthcare is a rapidly growing field with many new programs opening and existing centers expanding. Additionally, access to care is increasing. Concurrent with this growth, however, has been a disconnect with understanding private insurance payer guidelines from a clinical perspective. One of the major issues with consistent reimbursement is a lack of communication between the payers and providers, and now is the time to initiate effective communications with a goal to provide an optimal outcome for all.

Join this webinar to hear Tiffany Tait provide improvement protocols that will not only provide a detailed understanding of payer guidelines from a clinical perspective, but will also help treatment center executives and owners get a better understanding of what is necessary to improve overall revenue streams from private insurance payers. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe an operational understanding of payer guidelines
  • Summarize how those guidelines influence clinical interventions and patient care
  • Outline how payer guidelines and medical necessity impact clinical outcomes and reimbursement rates

About the Speaker

Tiffany Tait, LCSW, CDWF
Director of Operations
Accrued AR Services

Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Masters of Social Work Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She is a Certified Daring Way facilitator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) here in the state of Florida. Tiffany has been working in the mental health and social services field for over 13 years as a Clinical Supervisor, Program Administrator and Behavioral Healthcare Executive. Her multiple roles have led her to be well versed in treating clients of diverse populations and backgrounds including the veteran population, adolescents, chemical dependency clients and those suffering from co-occurring disorders. She is especially recognized for her experience in clinical program development, leadership development, and organizational restructuring.


Connect with Elite Motivation: Fuel Healthier Attitudes, Actions & Achievements

Too often in therapy, change is defeated by our traditional reliance on IQ. Typically, we emphasize passive IQ knowledge over the more active EQ, or emotional quotient. EQ is the essential factor needed to apply knowledge to change unhealthy reactive patterns. After all, feelings are what drives thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. Clients often know what to do, but they just don’t follow through, which is where Elite Motivation comes into play. Elite Motivation is EQ-in-motion, increasing a client’s drive, emotional resilience and choice.

Join this webinar to gain an insightful understanding of how to empower dialogues that motivate active participation. Learn to motivate thinking into visible actions that create behavioral options, resilient emotions and a passion to improve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define skills and resources, including Elite Motivation, to engage and empower therapeutic cooperation with clients
  • Experience an emotionally intelligent communication approach that combines IQ & EQ to engage an urgency in clients to improve
  • Enhance your abilities to motivate client’s pursuit of healthier attitudes and actions

About the Speaker

Jamie Cox, M.Ed, AND
Consultant, Co-Facilitator
On the MOVVE

While working as a consultant and coach to over 100 different businesses, school districts, government agencies and mental health facilities with populations ranging from anxious to apathetic, Jamie Cox mastered how to motivate people into better attitudes, accomplishments and healthier lives.

With his parents working in live television in New York City, Jamie grew up behind the scenes playing on a soundstage and watching people get into character. From camera operators to support staff, everyone on the set teamed to create productions - even when scripts didn’t arrive on time. He saw how scenes played in sequence using communication and appropriate emotions to move toward desired endings.

After completing degrees in nursing, psychology and education, Jamie used his television experience to create a practice where participants master emotional intelligence, specialized communication skills and goal achievements. This success-energizing communication practice is called Elite Motivation. His book“Elite Motivation: Sustaining Attitudes & Behaviors in the Pursuit & Achievement of Change, Improvements & Goals!” is available on Kindle and Amazon

Jamie has held seminars across the nation, creating true, sustainable and productive results. His trainings have been credited with corporations increasing teamwork and profits, agencies realizing better outcomes with their clients, school districts reducing dropouts while increasing graduates, and with everyone, both personally and professionally, bettering their lives.

Jamie’s motto: “Tell me and I might understand. Show me and I might learn. INVOLVE me and it’s mine!”


 

Is the Cart Before the Horse: Failure to Launch and Substance Use Disorders

It may be time to question the current traditional treatment of substance use disorders and whether or not the efficacy of treatment of young adults could be increased by taking a more collaborative and developmental stance. Failure to launch is epidemic in young adults and, in most cases, co-occuring with a substance use disorder.

This webinar presents a treatment model that helps young adults move from immaturity or delayed adolescence into independence / adulthood, including career planning, re-entry to college, job counseling, and personality development. This model helps young adults achieve the appropriate level of abstinence from substances while providing counselors a way to approach young adults in a collaborative, respectful, and firm manner.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Review the relationship between developmental immaturity and substance use disorders
  • Discuss the specific role of ego identity in developing a sense of self and purpose in life
  • Outline the role of thorough assessment and evaluation in the comprehensive treatment of substance use disorders

 

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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