NADCP 2017 Prosecutor and Defense Counsel Training

If you are a new or current treatment court practitioner looking for training tailored specifically to your discipline, join NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) in Reno, Nevada for practitioner-specific trainings in 2017.

There is no better way to ensure your treatment court is operating at the highest standard than by joining your colleagues for these comprehensive trainings developed by NADCP and the National Judicial College.

When: August 28-31, 2017
Where: Reno, NV
Cost: $825 for non-members, $742.50 for members
To Register: Click Here

NAMI Northern Illinois Presents Suicide Prevention and Suicide’s Impact on Survivors

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It’s not what your know about suicide but what you need to know. Please join us and welcome both Mary and Xavier. Mary will open and speak about the alarming increase of suicide among our neighbors and the entire U.S. It is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans. She will share important facts and dispel the myths and the shame surrounding suicide.

On a very personal note Xavier will speak to us about her families heartbreaking loss and struggles. She and her husband are now both mental health advocates and have shared their story and have touched many lives here in the Rock River Valley.

Presenter: Mary Gubbe Lee, MS, LCPC, Training Coordinator, Illinois Center of Excellent for Behavioral Health and Justice and NAMI Board Member
Presenter: Xavier Whitford, Mental Health Advocate, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and NAMI Board Member

When: September 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stepping Stones of Rockford, 706 N Main St., Rockford, IL 61103
To Register: No Registration, walk-ins welcome

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference

This conference embodies what aha! process is all about – collaboration. Practitioners from communities around the country will come together to share best practices, strategies and tips for eradicating poverty, methods to build the resources of individuals and promote community sustainability. Share your success, and learn from the success of others using the work.
When: September 24 – 26, 2017
Where: Hilton St Louis at the Ballpark
To Register: Click Here

NADCP 2017 Treatment Provider Training

If you are a new or current treatment court practitioner looking for training tailored specifically to your discipline, join the National Association of Drug Court Professionals in Reno, Nevada for practitioner-specific trainings in 2017.

There is no better way to ensure your treatment court is operating at the highest standard than by joining your colleagues for these comprehensive trainings developed by NADCP and the National Judicial College.

When: September 25-28, 2017
Where: Reno, NV
Cost: $825 for non-members, $742.50 for members
To Register: Click Here

Mental Health & The Law 2017

As a mental health professional, you not only deal with critical clinical matters with your clients – you must also stay up-to-date on seemingly ever-changing laws and procedures. Keeping up-to-date is essential in order to protect your clients and yourself. At this comprehensive one-day seminar you will gain an understanding of confidentiality, risk management, recent legislation and trends in mental health law in Illinois, guardianship, commitment, practical legal options-and more, that will help you stay on top of issues that arise in everyday clinical situations.

When: September 28, 2017
Where: Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
Cost: $199.99 (postmarked 3 weeks prior to seminar date or $219.99)
To Register: Click Here

When: September 29, 2017
Where: DoubleTree Hotel Chicago, Arlington Heights
Cost: $199.99 (postmarked 3 weeks prior to seminar date or $219.99)
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2017 Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts Conference

The ILAPSC Conference brings hundreds of individuals together from around the state to explore the latest research and issues of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health needs. The ILAPSC mission is to promote problem-solving courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems. The conference will feature presentations from nationally recognized speakers including: Carolyn Hardin, M.P.A, Chief of Training and Research, NADCP, David A. D’Amora, M.S., LPC, CFC, Senior Advisor, Council of State Governments Justice Center, Kathleen West, Dr. P.H.,Hon. Stephen Goss, Circuit Judge, Albany, Georgia, Kristin Wood, District Court Deputy Administrator, Denver, Colorado.

Presentation Topics and Conference Highlights:

  • Equity and Inclusion in Treatment Courts
  • The Intersection of Mental Health and Criminal Justice
  • The Impact of Trauma in Treatment Courts, Understanding Neurobiology, the Brain and Healing
  • Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform – The Governor’s Vision for Reducing the Illinois Prison Population

Breakout Sessions Include:

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Revisiting Phases and Incorporating Alternative Tracks
  • Sanctions, Incentives and Therapeutic Adjustments
  • Ethics and Problem-Solving Courts
  • Navigating Veterans Administration Services – The Three-Legged Stool
  • Understanding American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria and Placement
  • Challenges of Legalizing Marijuana and its Impact on Treatment Courts
  • Co-Occurring Disorders in Treatment Courts
  • Domestic Violence and Veterans Courts
  • The Role of the Judge in Problem-Solving Courts and Restorative Justice
  • Housing the Criminal Justice Population
  • Level of Service Inventory – Revised; Assessing Risks and Needs

When: October 11-13, 2017
Where: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
To Register: Click Here

Fall 2017 Programs for Mental Health Professionals

Oakton Community College Alliance for Lifelong Learning Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP) program is an approved continuing education sponsor of continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for health professionals and paraprofessionals in the following professions:

  • Social Workers/Clinical Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses – LPN/RN/APN
  • Professional Counselors/ Clinical Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists

Be an early bird! Take advantage of the reduced registration fee of $89 for full-day programs!
Full-day program: $89 Early Bird • $119 Regular • $129 Walk-in (plus $9 non-refundable processing fee). No senior discount.
Registration: 8 a.m., Program: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Continental breakfast included. Lunch is on your own.

  • Risk Management Practices: Harm to Self and Others* Friday, September 15
  • Working with Domestic Violence: Male Perpetrators and Family Members Wednesday, September 27
  • Autism in the Family: A Diversity Perspective on Support for Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders* Friday, October 6
  • Ethical Considerations with Telehealth Technology: What Do I Do Now? Friday, October 20
  • A User-Friendly Map of Developmental Psychology in Psychotherapy and Counseling Friday, October 27
  • Somatic Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Treating the Child Not the Symptoms* Wednesday, November 1
  • Current Challenges in Clinical Supervision Friday, November 3
  • Gender Response Services: A Focus on Ethics and Cultural Competency Wednesday, November 8
  • Integrated Assessment and Treatment for People with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders* Friday, November 17
  • Panic and Social Anxiety: Techniques that Really Help People Face Fear, Feel Better, and Do More* Wednesday, November 29

To Register: Click Here


2018 Mental Health America Annual Conference

MHA is excited to announce our theme for our 2018 Annual Conference—Fit for the Future!

When it comes to mental health, is the United States languishing in the past, or are we fit for the future? MHA’s 2018 Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC June 14-16, 2018 will tackle this very question – how can we be fit for the future for mental health?

Our Fit for the Future theme will discuss what we can do as individuals to keep ourselves healthy in the 21st Century – how program evaluations and personal narratives are increasingly connecting exercise and nutrition to overall mental health –and how leaders in the nutrition and personal fitness fields are changing lives for the better and impacting the mental health of millions. We will dive into programs that make use of cutting edge 21st Century technologies, treatments, and research – and how we can use these new tools and techniques to launch innovative and collaborative programs that will bring with them a brighter future for mental health care. And we will talk about what we can do to enact 21st Century policy solutions – to demonstrate how effective earlier interventions and recovery-oriented innovations can make a real difference Before Stage 4 – just as we do with every other chronic disease.

Join MHA and hundreds of others from all over the country as we hear from fitness experts, nutritionists, health and mental health professionals, individuals and families with lived experience, policy makers, media standouts, corporate leaders, researchers, MHA affiliates and more about these important and timely topics. In addition, we will hold a special pre-conference day on June 13, 2018, exclusively for MHA affiliates and invited guests.

MHA will not settle for the answers of the past in mental health care and treatment. We believe in taking charge of a brighter future—where there is always hope. If you do too, then this is a conference you don’t just have to attend, this is a conference you want to attend.

When: June 14-16, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C.
For More Information: Click Here

Open and Ongoing

Travel for FREE to a Mentor Court and Learn From the Best!

NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to visit one of our nine mentor adult drug courts. NDCI’s mentor courts serve as model programs for individuals and court teams interested in starting an adult drug court or for established courts interested in learning innovative practices. The mentor court program is made possible through collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice.

Adult Drug Court Sites

  • 4th Judicial Circuit Duval County Adult Drug Court
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Savannah-Chatham County Drug Court
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Nez Perce County Drug Court
    Lewiston, Idaho
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court
    Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Stone County Adult Drug Court
    Galena, Missouri
  • St. Charles County Adult Drug Court
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Healing to Wellness Court
    Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
  • 17th Judicial District Treatment Court
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Albany County Court Supervised Treatment
    Laramie, Wyoming

To learn more and apply to visit one of these learning sites visit:  Click Here