Additional panelists to be announced.
Emily Stevens, PhD., LMHC, LPC, NCC, BCN
Chief Clinical Officer, Unity Recovery Group
Emily Stevens has over 21 years of clinical experience with diverse populations. She began working with addiction clients in 1994 with the Peniston Protocol. Emily began developing specialized protocols for individuals with multiple treatment experiences to better address their dual diagnosis needs in treatment. In 1995, she provided the first of several regional brain-based dual-diagnosis trainings for the Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences including the Summit Addictions Conference providing specialized dual diagnosis training to addictions professionals from around the country.
Emily’s unique background and approach with emerging brain-based research and interventions such as EEG/QEEG, neurofeedback, alpha-stim/CES, BAUD and AVS has provided her with a unique method to working with clients with a variety of disorders and dual diagnosis. Her research and publications have focused on innovative brain-based approaches to improve treatment outcomes with depression, anxiety, ADHD and addiction with a comprehensive mind, body and spirit approach to treat the whole person.
As a professional and consultant with Neurobehavioral Consulting, Emily has worked with an array of programs over the years from Psychological Sciences Institute, Florence McDonnell Center, Everwell, Camelot, Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes, Inner Harbour – Youth Villages, MEDS-PDN, PESI, Baytree Behavioral Health and more, providing training and brain-based program development. Emily is a frequent speaker and has presented to hundreds of audiences, which include television news appearances, conferences, educational and radio programs.
As Unity Recovery Group’s Chief Clinical Officer, Emily plays an instrumental role in every facet of the team. Her contributions both within the organization and outside of the organization have been recognized on a national level.
Dr. John Dyben
Director of Older Adult Treatment Services, Hanley Center at Origins
Dr. John Dyben serves as the Director of Older Adult Treatment Services at Hanley Center. In this capacity he provides leadership to the flagship program for the treatment of addiction and comorbid conditions in older adults. John’s academic background includes degrees in Psychology (BS), Conflict (MA), Management (MS), and a Doctor of Health Science, with his doctoral practicum having focused on the dynamics, epidemiology, and treatment of substance abuse and addiction in older adults. John is an ordained pastor, clinically trained chaplain, and board certified as both an Addictions Professional and a Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida.
Karen P. Rainer, CIP, BRI-II, CPS, CMHP
CEO/Interventionist, The Circle of Care Consultants
Karen Rainer, CIP, BRI-II, CAI, CPS, CMHP, Founder and President of The Circle of Care Consultants, Inc. has been working professionally in the behavioral healthcare industry for over 15 years. Karen has extensive experience in the treatment industry ranging from interventions and assessments, to discharge and aftercare planning, as well as, specialized case management. She provides consultation services to treatment industry start-ups and is well known for her ability to connect “the right people, to the right resources”.