Department of Health Services Logo

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Substance Abuse Services Home

Mental Health Services Home

Conferences and Training

Links

Site Map

Contact Us

Mental Health Teleconference Presenter Details for 2013

Scott Caldwell

January 10: What's New in Motivational Interviewing: MI - Third Edition
January 24: Motivational Interviewing - Part II

Scott Caldwell, MA, CSAC, is the program coordinator for SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) Network of Trainers.

 

Sharon Locklin

February 7: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Part I
February 21: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Part II

Sharon Locklin is the Training Manager for the Behavioral Health Training Partnership at UW-Green Bay. The partnership coordinates trainings and provides technical assistance to county human service agencies in Northeastern Wisconsin. Sharon has 23 years of direct service experience in substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, having worked as both a substance abuse counselor and a case manager in the past.

Tammy Snortum

February 7: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Part I
February 21: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Part II

Tammy Snortum is the Training Manager for NEW Partnership for Children and Families at the University of WI-Green Bay. NEW Partnership provides quality training for child welfare workers, supervisors and administrators in Northeast Wisconsin. Tammy has expertise in the area of secondary traumatic stress and has been involved in the development and provision of training. Tammy was a member of a national team with the University of Texas at Austin to develop an organizationally-based program to build resiliency in staff and volunteers working with child abuse victims. Tammy has extensive experience in the field of behavioral health and human services.

Christine Dunning

March 7: Psychological First Aid

Christine Dunning, Ph.D., is a Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Coordinator for its Trauma Counseling Certificate Program. She is a former Vice-President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies as well as a Charter Member now sitting on the Executive Committee of Division 56 Trauma Psychology for the American Psychological Association. A co-author of Posttraumatic Stress Intervention: Challenges, Issues and Perspectives and Managing Postraumatic Risk: A Proactive Approach, Dr. Dunning has provided consultation for the Pan Am Lockerbie air crash, Desert Shield/Storm and OIF/OEF wars, the Pentagon 9/11 attack, and various community and school violent events, disasters, and major accidents. This presentation will describe evidence-based modalities including Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recover (SPR) for responding to acute traumatic stress incidents.

Ronald Diamond

March 21: Emergency Detention: Values and Limits

Ronald Diamond, MD, has been involved in the community-based treatment of persons with severe and persistent mental illness for over 35 years.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital.  He has taught and written on issues of staff training, ethics, staff roles, decreasing coercion, medication compliance, psychiatric administration and system design.  For more than two decades, he has been interested in how to integrate concepts of recovery and cultural competence into day-to-day clinical practice.

Bonnie Lubet

April 4: Asperger's Disorder

Bonnie Lubet, MS, LPC, SAC, is a therapist in private practice in Madison, WI. She has many years of experience as a psychotherapist, substance abuse counselor and psychiatric RN. She has extensive training and experience in a variety of therapeutic methods including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, REBT, Motivational Interviewing, and SMART Recovery. Along with Ms. Lubet's professional experience in working with people on the autism spectrum, she is also a parent of a young adult with autism. This presentation will focus on transition age youth and adults on the autism spectrum. The presentation will highlight the use of video modeling as a tool for teaching skills.

Melissa Goelitz

April 18: Mental Health Needs of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Dr. Melissa Goelitz is a third year psychiatry resident at UW Madison and she is currently engaged in the outpatient portion of her training. She has a long history going back to the middle school of interest in Deafness and Hard of Hearing through American Sign Language. Due to nuances of their language development and accessibility issues, people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing are at risk for higher rates of mental illness, trauma, and other difficulties throughout their life. During the overview, we will cover discussion of the language, working with interpreters, nuances that affect their presentation, and how to handle their situation when they've presented for treatment.

David Mays

May 2: Brief Overview of the DSM-5

David Mays, MD, PhD, is a forensic psychiatrist who directed the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison for 13 years.  He currently provides training and consultation throughout Wisconsin and is on the clinical faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

C. Edward Coffey

May 16: Perfect Depression Care

C. Edward Coffey, MD, is a neuropsychiatrist, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Vice President and CEO of Behavioral Health Services and the Kathleen and Earl Ward Chair of Psychiatry of Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Coffey is also Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey will describe the essential elements of his award-winning 'Perfect Depression Care Program' at Henry Ford Health System, a quality improvement initiative which has been associated with a dramatic and unprecedented reduction in the rate of suicide among an HMO patient population. His presentation will illustrate how the Institute of Medicine's report 'Crossing the Quality Chasm' can be used as a road map for achieving and sustaining such breakthrough improvement in healthcare quality. 

Sarah Henrickson

May 30: Chapter 51-Civil Commitment Process

Sarah Henrickson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working at Journey Mental Health Center (formerly Mental Health Center of Dane County) for 12 years, initially in the Youth Crisis unit, since 2009 in the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) which absorbed Youth Crisis and now serves all ages. The primary tasks of ESU include risk assessments, evaluations for county-funded voluntary psychiatric admissions, screening for hospital diversion facilities, assessments for civil commitment via emergency detention or petition for examination, and monitoring of individuals committed in Dane County.  Sarah additionally functions as the Law Enforcement Liaison for ESU. The presenters will provide overview of Chapter 51 of Wisconsin State Statutes, which covers the civil commitment process. Information to be discussed includes mental illness as defined in Chapter 51, standards of dangerousness, the legal process and potential outcomes.

Galen Strebe May 30: Chapter 51-Civil Commitment Process

After graduating from UW Law School in 1980, Galen worked in private practice for several years in Wausau and Eau Claire before joining the Office of Dane County Corporation Counsel in 1987. He has been the lead attorney in that office representing the interests of the public in Chapter 51 civil commitment case since 1988, and he is the only attorney practicing exclusively in that specialty of law full time in the State of Wisconsin. Over the years he has presented in numerous forums for attorneys, mental health workers, law enforcement personnel, and family members of mental health treatment consumers. He recently completed participation in the Legislative Council Committee on Review of Chapter 51. The presenters will provide overview of Chapter 51 of Wisconsin State Statutes, which covers the civil commitment process. Information to be discussed includes mental illness as defined in Chapter 51, standards of dangerousness, the legal process and potential outcomes.

Cynthia Green

June 13: Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy

Cynthia Green, MSW, CSAC, ICS, is the Manager of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Intervention Program (UWHC-AADAIP) in Madison, Wisconsin. She has worked with adolescents and their families for many years and is energized by overseeing the implementation of Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy at the UWHC-AADAIP clinic. Cynthia is an MDFT supervisor and is currently working on her trainer certification. She completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin with a certificate in Family Therapy.
The presentation will be a brief description of the evidence-based practice: Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT).  MDFT is a family-based treatment system for adolescent substance use, delinquency, and related behavioral and emotional problems. Therapists work simultaneously in four interdependent domains: the adolescent, parent, family, and extra-familial. Once a therapeutic alliance is established and youth and parent motivation is enhanced, the MDFT therapist focuses on facilitating behavioral and interactional change.

David Nelson

 

 

June 27: Qigong and Mental Health: Practical Applications You Can Begin Using Today

David Nelson is the Behavioral Health Program Manager for the Ho-Chunk Nation at the House of Wellness, Baraboo, WI. He has been a Counselor for over thirty years and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor. He received the precepts in Soto Zen under the tutelage of Zen Master, Nonin Chowaney, and has been a Martial Artist since 1969. Over the course of his career, Dr. Nelson has extensively studied the Zen traditions and variety of flavors of Qigong. Combining his counseling and martial careers, Dr. Nelson is the author of, "Black Belt Healing: A Martial Artist's Guide to Pain Management & Injury Recovery" (Tuttle Publishing).

Welcome to the world of yin/yang, Shaolin monks and joyful laughter. In this presentation you will be given a thumbnail sketch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, how it views disease/health, and discuss the concept and role of Qi, or Energy, in managing mental health. You will also be asked to kick off your shoes, put a smile on your face and begin a personal practice of Qigong, or Energy Exercise, for your health and for those you serve.                                                                                                                   

  

Claudia Reardon

July 11: An Update on Bipolar Disorder Treatments

Claudia Reardon, MD, is Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Training Director at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she also completed her undergraduate, medical school, and psychiatry residency training and where she was Chief Resident in 2009-2010. She is President of the Dane County Medical Society, and just completed a two-year position as Chair of the AMA Women Physicians Congress, which consists of all 67,000 women members of the American Medical Association. One of her primary clinical interests is sports psychiatry, and she is co-editing a textbook entitled "Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective" that will be published any day now.                                                                                                                                   Dr. Reardon's talk will focus on evidence-based treatments for bipolar disorder, including some oldies-but-goodies as well as some of the latest and greatest.

Tim Bautch

July 25: Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Tim Bautch is the Clinical Director at Connections Counseling, an Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic in Madison, WI. He earned his Masters in Counseling from the University of New Mexico in 2004. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Intermediate Clinical Supervisor (ICS). He has worked in the Human Services field for over 20 years, in a variety of treatment settings. Tim is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and considers himself a DBT Informed therapist. In addition to incorporating DBT into his individual sessions, he also facilitates two DBT groups.

The presentation will discuss the philosophy of DBT, and review the four core skill sets of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. We will also look at how DBT can be used in both group and individual therapy to address issues regarding mental health and AODA symptoms.

Catherine Coppolillo August 8: The Long Road Home: Helping our Newest War Veterans Readjust and Reengage

Most community clinicians have limited experience treating combat veterans, who present for psychotherapy with a broad range of needs. The number of young men and women coming back from combat deployments is growing, which increases the likelihood that providers will find themselves working with veterans or with members of their families. Will you know what to look for and how to proceed when that first veteran comes to your door? This presentation provides an overview of the most common clinical issues affecting today’s combat veterans and offers ideas about how to facilitate growth and change in their lives.

Dr. Coppolillo received her PhD in clinical psychology from Marquette University in 2006. She completed both her clinical internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Since 2007, she has worked at the Milwaukee VA as the psychologist for the Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Connection Team. She provides individual, group and family therapy to recently returned combat veterans and also does community outreach and education about issues facing returning troops.

Brad Riemann

August 22:  Cognitive Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Riemann is currently the director of the OCD and Anxiety Center and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He has authored numerous scientific articles on social anxiety and other anxiety disorders and has spoken both nationally and internationally on the topic. Dr. Riemann is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the International OCD Foundation. He is also a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He has been featured on the national television shows 48 Hours, The Today Show, The OCD Project, and Anderson Cooper Live.  

This lecture will discuss the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of social anxiety disorder. Specific areas of focus will be signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder and how to distinguish from normal shyness, as well as associated features and assessment screening tools for social anxiety disorder. Treatment discussion will include exposure-based cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as new technological advices shown to be effective in reducing social anxiety.                                                                    

                                                           

Bob Meyer September 5: Helping People Living with a Mental Illness Find Jobs: Use of the Individual Placement and Support Model (an Evidence-based Practice)

Bob Meyer, MS, is the state trainer for the Wisconsin Individual Placement and Support (IPS) project, a team effort with the Department of Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the UW-Madison Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education as part of the Dartmouth/Johnson & Johnson Community Mental Health Program. Bob has been a researcher and has published results of projects working in the disability, human factors and employment field for the last 15 years. He has worked for the National AgrAbility Project, the AgrAbility of Wisconsin and at the UW-TRACE Center. Bob received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of New Mexico, and his master’s degree and subsequent research training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

Sally Scheidegger

September 5: Helping People Living with a Mental Illness Find Jobs: Use of the Individual Placement and Support Model (an Evidence-based Practice)

Sally Scheidegger, BA, is an individual placement and support trainer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She works with the Western Wisconsin Regional Recovery Consortium and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The consortium, which includes Chippewa, Eau Claire, Dunn and Barron counties, has shared resources and helped to advance the IPS model in the rural setting. Ms. Scheidegger is a former retail business owner and Adult Basic Education and English Language Learner instructor.

Suzanne Moran

September 19: Working with Severe Trauma in Adults

Suzanne Moran (M.S., LPC, CSAC, Ind.CS) is the Director of Outpatient Services at Journey Mental Health Center. Suzanne has 25 years of experience providing outpatient services, and joined the Center in 1991. She has oversight of intake services, medication, case management, therapy, culturally specific treatment, school based programs, and emergency services. Suzanne has special interest in process improvement practices as well as trauma informed clinical practices.

The teleconference will provide strategies, interventions, and information to consider when working with adults who are survivors of severe trauma. In particular, early and severe childhood abuse creates relational and coping challenges for adult survivors. The focus of the teleconference will be on addressing these challenges therapeutically.

Tim Bautch

October 3: Part II-DBT: Skills Training

Tim Bautch is the Clinical Director at Connections Counseling, an Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic in Madison, WI. He earned his Masters in Counseling from the University of New Mexico in 2004. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Intermediate Clinical Supervisor (ICS). He has worked in the Human Services field for over 20 years, in a variety of treatment settings. Tim is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and considers himself a DBT Informed therapist. In addition to incorporating DBT into his individual sessions, he also facilitates two DBT groups.

Tim will return for a Part II presentation focusing on the core skills of DBT.

Sarah Henrickson

October 17: Part II-Chapter 51: Civil Commitment Process

Sarah Henrickson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working at Journey Mental Health Center (formerly Mental Health Center of Dane County) for 12 years, initially in the Youth Crisis unit, since 2009 in the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) which absorbed Youth Crisis and now serves all ages. The primary tasks of ESU include risk assessments, evaluations for county-funded voluntary psychiatric admissions, screening for hospital diversion facilities, assessments for civil commitment via emergency detention or petition for examination, and monitoring of individuals committed in Dane County.  Sarah additionally functions as the Law Enforcement Liaison for ESU. 

Galen Strebe October 17: Part II-Chapter 51: Civil Commitment Process

After graduating from UW Law School in 1980, Galen worked in private practice for several years in Wausau and Eau Claire before joining the Office of Dane County Corporation Counsel in 1987. He has been the lead attorney in that office representing the interests of the public in Chapter 51 civil commitment case since 1988, and he is the only attorney practicing exclusively in that specialty of law full time in the State of Wisconsin. Over the years he has presented in numerous forums for attorneys, mental health workers, law enforcement personnel, and family members of mental health treatment consumers. He recently completed participation in the Legislative Council Committee on Review of Chapter 51.

Arianna Keil

October 31: Partnering with Primary Care Clinicians in Your Community to Promote Children’s Mental Health

Dr. Arianna Keil is the project coordinator of the Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative. Over the past seven years, Arianna has supported primary care clinicians and their care teams, along with early interventionists, across the State. Most of her work has focused on promoting the early identification of children with developmental delays through routine use of developmental screening tools within well-child care. More recently, she has worked to support pediatric primary care clinicians in the area of behavioral health provision in primary care.

Attendees will learn about statewide outreach to pediatric primary care clinicians on mental health screening based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Primary Care, A Clinician’s Toolkit.  Attendees are invited to share information on the outreach opportunity with clinicians in their own communities, as well as participate as co-presenters at such trainings.

Ron Diamond

November 14: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

Ronald Diamond, MD, has been involved in the community-based treatment of persons with severe and persistent mental illness for over 35 years.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital.  He has taught and written on issues of staff training, ethics, staff roles, decreasing coercion, medication compliance, psychiatric administration and system design.  For more than two decades, he has been interested in how to integrate concepts of recovery and cultural competence into day-to-day clinical practice.

Art Walaszek

December 12: Update on Psychotropic Medications

Dr. Art Walaszek is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, completed psychiatry training at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

 

Return to 2013 MHT Schedule

Questions and comments:

Sola Millard
The Bureau of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
Phone: (608) 261-6743

Last Revised: June 24, 2014