Borderline Personality Disorder

Speaker: Gregory W. Lester, Ph.D.

Although the most prominent, well-known, and well-researched of the personality disorders, individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder remain one of the most difficult types of clients for most mental health and social service professionals. Often experienced as exasperating, upsetting, and even impossible, patients with BPD often confuse, frighten, and frustrate clinicians.

It does not need to be this way. Although largely unfamiliar to all but a few specialists in the area, there are new, innovative, and cutting-edge methods that have empirically-proven effectiveness in managing and treating the behavior of this often bewildering client population. By drawing on the most current experience, research, and literature, this seminar offers mental health and social service professionals concise and practical information on treating and managing individuals with this difficult condition.

Presented by Gregory W. Lester, PhD, the widely-acclaimed specialist who has trained more social service personnel on the topic of Personality Disorders than any other professional, this seminar delivers what his trainings are famous for—the most current, clear, practical, realistic, useful, and bottom-line information available on the topic.

Continuing Education Units offered for Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, and Social Workers.

When: June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 Depending on location
Where: Peoria, IL, Naperville, IL, Schaumburg, IL, Appleton, WI, Madison, WI, Milwaukee, Wi
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Prairie State Legal Services

Speaker: Jennifer Cuevas, Prairie State Legal Services Fair Housing Project

A presentation on the impact housing discrimination has on those with mental disabilities. Fair housing laws, how to recognize unfair treatment and possible remedies to correct these issues will be covered.

Continuing Education Units: 1

Provided by the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Psychologist
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, LMFT
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, LSW / LCSW
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, LPC / LCPC

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., 706 N. Main, Rockford, IL
Cost: Free

An Evidence Based and Empirical Review of Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction Methods in Substance Use Treatment

Participants will examine abstinence and harm reduction treatment approaches and explore evidence based and empirical data regarding these substance use treatment methods. Additionally, participants will review effects on the brain, Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, pain management, pregnancy with maintenance drugs and changes in the IL criminal justice system regarding medication assisted treatment.

When:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where:  201 Clock Tower Drive, 2nd Fl; Fondulac Room, East Peoria, IL 61611
To Register: Click Here

National Symposium: Bridging the Gap Between the Community and the Criminal Justice System

This symposium is designed to help administrators, law enforcement, community activist and citizens have a meaningful dialogue that helps re-establish relationships that have been broken and re-build trust between the criminal justice system and the community at large.

When: June 14 – 16, 2017
Where: Calvary Baptist Church 2012 E. 83rd Street Chicago, IL 60617
To Register: Click Here

Mental Health America 2017 Annual Conference

Join affiliates, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, executives, members of the media, artists, and others as we explore the theme, Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll. There will also be pre-conference sessions on June 13, 2017 for MHA affiliates only.
When:  June 14 – 16, 2017
Where: Washington, DC
To Register: Click Here

Summit of HOPE

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Is hosting a Summit of Hope, a community expo, bringing together local service providers to create a “one-stop” environment for invited parolees and probationers to obtain necessary assistance to move past barriers, which may prevent an individual from leading a successful life. The Summit of Hope is a proven Illinois Department of Corrections and Illinois Department of Public Health sanctioned program, independently organized in individual communities throughout the state.
When:  June 15, 2017
Where: Springfield
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Reimagine Justice for Emerging Adults        

This summit will examine Illinois’ history of addressing emerging adult issues and best practices for the emerging adult population.  JJI designed this event as a partner to the “Reimagining Justice” national conference, convened by Connecticut Governor Malloy in Hartford on June 14th and 15th.

When: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lawndale Christian Conference Center:  3750 W Ogden Ave, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60623
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EMDR: Effectively Treat Trauma and Move Clients Forward

Speaker: Elaine Strid, Ph.D., LPC

Dr. Elaine Strid, EMDR-Trained Therapist, will first teach you about EMDR and the neurobiology of how EMDR can change the brain. Then she will do a complete live demonstration or a video in the room so you can see EMDR in action!

In this unique EMDR workshop, you will understand the benefit of EMDR and the impact it can have on your clinical work. You will also learn the 8 Stages of EMDR Therapy and have more than three hours of practice time with some of the foundational EMDR skills.

Continuing Education Units offered for Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, and Social Workers.

When: June 28 & 29, 2017
Where: This conference is offered live in-person at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel and by live webcast.
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NADCP Annual Training Conference

NADCP annually hosts the world’s largest conference on treatment courts and criminal justice reform. With over 30 tracks and hundreds of sessions, this conference provides the training you need on critical topics affecting your program. Our conference is more than training sessions. This is our annual opportunity to come together as a community and share ideas, collaborate, rejuvenate and of course…have some fun!
When: July 9 – 12, 2017
Where: Washington, DC
To Register: Click Here

Mental Health First Aid Training

A 9-hour training course that teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health crisis. People across the country are trained in Mental Health First Aid. You will learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions. The course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors.

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Association House of Chicago, 1116 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 6065
To Register: Click Here
Cost:  $65 – $75

2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice

The National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), and the IJIS Institute, the National Forum is the only national conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, tribal, and local criminal justice agencies, top criminal justice researchers, and technologists from companies providing solutions to justice agencies.
When: July 30 – August 1, 2017
Where: Long Beach, California
To Register: Click Here

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

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
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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

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