Join us for the 4th Annual Caron Cares Educational Symposium
Theme: Making the Connection
Caron Cares is an informative and inspirational symposium offering an opportunity for parents, families and professionals to learn about addiction and its impact on our community.
Continuing education credits will be offered.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Lover's Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75220
James Olan Hutcheson, President and Managing Partner, ReGENERATION Partners and Founding Chair, Caron Texas Board of Directors
Community Leadership Award
Dr. Don Benton
Retired Lover's Lane UMC Pastor
Community Leadership Award
Twelfth Step Ministry
Schedule of Events:
8:00 am Registration / Registration link: http://www.carontexas.org/events/4th-annual-caron-cares-symposium#Registration
8:30 am Breakfast/Opening Remarks/Invocation
Keynote Speaker - Ann Smith, MS, LMFT, Executive Director, Breakthrough at Caron
10:15 am Session 1 Workshops
11:30 am Session 2 Workshops
12:30 pm Lunch
Keynote Speaker - Doug Tieman, CEO & President, Caron Treatment Centers
Session 1 Workshops - 10:15 am - 11:15 am
- The 12-Steps as Medicine for Addiction (CEU)
Kenneth W. Thompson, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Caron Treatment Centers
Learn and discuss how Twelve Step interventions can be discussed in similar terms as medications. Issues such as dosing, effectiveness, mechanism of action and side effects will be explored.
- This Land of Strangers - The Relationship Crisis that Imperils Home, Work, Faith and Politics
Robert E. Hall, noted author, consultant, and speaker on relationships
This workshop will highlight how the mega-trend of broad relationship decline is both a contributing cause of and a healing source for the mental health and addiction challenges we face.
- Relationships and Recovery for Geniuses, Dummies and other Pilgrims (CEU)
Gary G Kindley, D. Min., LPC Intern, CMAT, CSAT Candidate - Pastoral Psychotherapist
Explore the unique challenges and opportunities of relationships when addiction/recovery is present. Geared for professionals working with couples and persons in a relationship, this presentations will be both didactic and interactive, offering tools for counselors, tips for couples, and always time to laugh at ourselves
- Let Go or Be Dragged. Facing Addiction in Your Family and Friends
Kimberly Williams, LPC, Family Counselor, Caron Texas
This Zen proverb speaks to those who are experiencing addiction in a friend or family member. Explore the 3 C’s of recovery. You may have heard them before, “You didn’t cause it, you can’t control it and you can’t cure it.” But what can you do? What does healthy support look like? How do you take care of you in the process? Join Kimberly and family members she has worked with to find solutions that will work for you and your loved ones.
Session 2 Workshops - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Mindfulness as a Way of Living; Panel Discussion
Moderator: Rev. Jack Abel, MDiv.,MBA, Spiritual Care, Caron Treatment Centers
Panelists: Lois Jordan, LCSW, LCDC - Solutions Outpatient Services
Rev. Steve Kelly, MDiv., NCC, LPC - Caron Texas
Tim McQueeny, PhD - Center for Brain Health
Aaron Price - LifeWorks Group, P.A.
This panel discussion will address mindfulness from the perspective of spirituality, cultural barriers and how to regain mindfulness in our everyday lives.
- Waking the Dead: Four Secrets to Discovering the Hidden Potential In Life’s Most Common Struggles (CEU)
Dr. David Henderson, board certified psychiatrist, author, speaker and the Director of Counseling and Psychology at Criswell College in Dallas, TX. Also serves as an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.
This presentation highlights the presuppositions that are necessary to accept in order to find purpose in, through and beyond the painful circumstances of their lives.
- Intervening on the Interveners (CEU)
Sonny McCutcheon, LCDC, LAC, Founder of Recovery Alternatives
The key to any successful intervention lies in detailed, comprehensive planning and preparations. This workshop will focus on how to galvanize and energize a team of family, friends, and colleagues to plan, develop and execute a successful and effective plan of intervention to treatment for the afflicted person. Topics will include: How to assess the presenting problem and appropriateness for intervention; how to select the intervention team; determining clinically and financially appropriate treatment programs; selecting the intervention meeting location; making a final decision on the treatment provider; and establishing contingency plans.
- Young Adult Men; Trends, Recognizing Signs and Symptoms (CEU)
Heather Nolan, LMSW, Lead Young Adult Male Counselor, Caron Texas
This will be a collaborative presentation on the common signs and symptoms of drug use among young adult men and treatment strategies.
For further information about Caron Cares, please contact Barb Reynolds at 214.491.3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional & Individual Tickets: $50.
Student Tickets: $25.
Link for registration: http://www.carontexas.org/events/4th-annual-caron-cares-symposium#Registration