AGENDA

2022 ACE Event Agenda

May 11-13, 2022  at W Hotel, Nashville, TN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

3:00pm
Registration Opens
4:00pm
Hotel Check-In
7:00pm
Opening Reception
Sponsored by Family First Adolescent Services

THURSDAY, MAY 12

7:00-8:00am
Friends in Recovery
Open Meeting
7:30-8:00am
Breakfast
Sponsored by Family First Adolescent Services
8:15-8:30am
Welcome & Open Remarks
James McManus, LMHC, MCAP, QS, Family First Adolescent Services
8:30-10:00am
Session One
Keynote Address: Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Adolescents: Current Challenges and Innovations
Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD
Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Digital Use Disorders
Clifford Sussman, MD, PLLC
Can You See Us? Treating the BIPOC Community through the Lens of Humility
Zina Navarro-Rodriguez, MSW, MCAP, CDE®
10-10:15am
Coffee & Networking Break
Sponsored by Newport Healthcare
10:15-11:45am
Session Two
What Does Faith Have to Do With It?
Chris Thrasher with Panel: Pastor Lucious Lee, Reverend Melissa Maher, and Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman
Building Healthy Family Systems with LGBTQ+ Adolescents
Dr. Mike Hinkley, LMSW, LADC
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Addressing the Dialectical Dilemmas in Working with Adolescents
Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC
11:45am-1:15pm
Lunch & Networking
Sponsoring by Embark Behavioral Health
1:45-2:45pm
Session Three
Positive Psychology and How Adolescents Can Use Their Character Strengths to Live Fuller Lives
Janet Schrager, PhD
Meaningful Engagement with the Substance Abusing Adolescent Male
Dean Porterfield, MA, NCC, LPC, MHSP
ADHD and Executive Functioning in Adolescence
Dr. Evan Flamenbaum, MA, DSW
2:45-3:15pm
Afternoon Snack & Networking Break
Sponsored by Charlie Health
3:30-5:00pm
Session Four
I’m Rubber and You’re Glue: A roadmap to resiliency and fortitude
Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH, DFAPA
The Undertow of Addiction: Assessing Risk Factors for Adolescent Substance Use Disorder
Audrey Freshman, PhD, LCSW, CASAC
Establishing Connections to a Teen’s Inner World: Using the Breath to Heal and Build
Tommy Rosen and James McManus, LMHC, MCAP, QS
5:30-6:30pm
Sunset Reception
Sponsored by Family First Adolescent Services
7:00pm
Concert!
Featuring: Justin Furstenfeld, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter and Frontman for Blue October at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Sponsored by ARCH Academy Adolescent Services of Cumberland Heights

FRIDAY, MAY 13

6:30-7:30am
60 Minute Yoga Practice
Sponsored by Resilience Recovery Resources
Aaron Moore, MA, LMHC
01
7:00-8:00am
Friends in Recovery
Open Meeting
02
7:30-8:00am
Breakfast
Sponsored by Pyramid Healthcare
03
8:15-8:30am
Opening Remarks
James McManus, LMHC, MCAP, QS, Family First Adolescent Services
04
8:30-10:00am
Session One
Building Resilience in Adolescents: Why the Family Matters
Dr. Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CAI, CIP, BRI II
05
Relational Trauma: Building Resiliency Through Sociometrics
Heather Monroe, LCSW
06
Stop Being Boring: Working Experientially with Teens
John D. Lieberman, MA and Beck Gee Cohen, MA, CADC-II
07
10:00-10:15am
Coffee & Networking Break
Sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital
08
10:15-11:45
Session Two
Healing Adolescent Heartbreak: Addressing the Core of Complex Trauma
Mike Giresi, CAC, CTP, ICADC, NMP
09
Enhancing Affective and Reflective Functioning of LGBTQAI+ Youths
Kyle McEvoy, MS, LMHC
10
Healing the Adolescent Brain with Personalized Medicine
Dr. Jonathan R Stevens, MD, MPH
11
11:45am-1:15pm
Lunch & Networking
Sponsored by Visions Adolescent Treatment Center
12
1:15-2:45pm
Session Three
Mentalization Based Therapy for Teens
Dr. Michel Mennesson, MD
13
Hidden Distress: The Surge in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating During COVID
Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S
14
Keepin’ It Real: A Practical Guide for Families with a Teen in Recovery
Erin Goodhart, LPC-MHSP, NCC
15
2:45-3:15pm
Afternoon Snack & Networking Break
Sponsored by Aware Recovery Care
16
3:30-5:00pm
Session Four
Supporting the Identified Patient Through a Family Systems Informed Treatment Process
Brad Reedy, PhD
17
Distilling & Demystifying Telehealth
Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW
18
Resistance and Noncompliance: The impact on the therapeutic relationship
Brandy P Klingman, LCSW, BACS
19
5:00-5:15
Closing Comments & Giveaway
James McManus, LMHC, MCAP, QS, Family First Adolescent Services
20
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