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Mental Health Teleconference Presenter Details for 2014

Scott Caldwell

January 16: Motivational Interviewing-Part 1
January 30: 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.

Part I provides a brief review to the elements of MI practice (spirit, skills, change talk, strategies) with emphasis on how MI works to promote behavior change. Participants will track and discuss an audio-recorded sample of MI practice.                           

Part II applies the elements of MI practice from Part I to the process of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, planning) based on the new Miller and Rollnick (2013) book. Participants will track MI processes within a case presentation. We will conclude with a discussion on how to advance MI practice.

Meredith Rumble


February 13: Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy

Dr. Rumble is a Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She received an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University and completed her psychology residency at the Durham VA Medical Center. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and other sleep disorders. She serves as the primary psychologist for Wisconsin Sleep. She also specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.

The presentation will introduce the essential elements of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT). IPSRT is a therapy designed to treat bipolar disorder.  However, social rhythm disruption can occur in other mood and anxiety disorders, therefore, the IPSRT principles can be applied to other mental health disorders as well.  The presentation will include a brief history of IPSRT, summary of evidence on efficacy of IPSRT, overview of the underlying theory and essential elements and goals of IPSRT for initial, middle and later sessions. 

Gregory Kolden

February 13: Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy

Gregory G. Kolden, PhD, received his training at Northwestern University. He is a Psychologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kolden has a special interest in neuroimaging and psychotherapy.

The presentation will introduce the essential elements of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT). IPSRT is a therapy designed to treat bipolar disorder.  However, social rhythm disruption can occur in other mood and anxiety disorders, therefore, the IPSRT principles can be applied to other mental health disorders as well.  The presentation will include a brief history of IPSRT, summary of evidence on efficacy of IPSRT, overview of the underlying theory and essential elements and goals of IPSRT for initial, middle and later sessions. 

David Mays

February 27: DSM-5: Criticisms and Challenges

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.

Greg Rogers

March 13: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Social Phobia in Adolescents

Greg Rogers earned his PhD in psychology from Northwestern University. He is a senior psychologist and an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He is an expert on cognitive behavioral treatment strategies for youth with depression and anxiety.

David Loveland

March 27: How to Engage and Activate People in the Change Process

David Loveland, Ph.D. serves as Director of Research at the Human Service Center/Fayette Companies. His responsibilities include grant writing, coordination of research for several federally funded programs, supervising a clinical internship program, staff training and evaluation, and the dissemination of research. Dr. Loveland received his Ph.D. in ecological/community psychology from Michigan State University in 2002.

Faith Lerner

April 10: Older Adults and Mental Health

Faith Lerner, LCSW, SAC-IT, is the clinical team leader for the Mobile Outreach to Seniors Team (MOST) at Journey Mental Health Center in Madison WI. She graduated from UW Madison.

The presentation will review the essential components of geriatric mental health care and the vital aspects of a thorough geriatric mental health assessment. The need for a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach will be reviewed highlighting the role of each discipline. The presentation will include an opportunity for participants to become familiar with using the Wisconsin Star System and practice using it as a tool for developing a case formulation.

Ron Diamond

April 24: Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder

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.

Tim Bautch

May 8: Co-Occurring Disorders

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.

Tammy Scheidegger


May 22: Challenges in Treating Trauma: One Size Does Not Fit All

Tammy Scheidegger, PhD, LPC, NCC is an Assistant Professor and Counseling Practicum/Internship Coordinator at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI.  She has expertise in trauma counseling, eating disorders, family therapy, and clinical supervision.

In this presentation we will explore the application of trauma treatment principles to challenges that originate within the treatment provider (counter-transference in nature) and those that originate within the client (transference in nature) and how they intersect within treatment. We'll tackle the tough questions and treatment difficulties that are given only minimal consideration in training programs - how do you respond in a therapeutic manner when a client breaches personal boundaries and how do you manage your own intense emotions when clients are offensive/hurtful to you?

Catherine Coppolillo

June 5: Easing the Invisible Burden: Combat Veterans, Guilt, and the Struggle for Reintegration

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.

Rachel Leonard

June 19: Behavioral Activation for Treating Depression

Rachel C. Leonard, PhD, is a full-time psychologist who specializes in utilizing behavioral activation for the treatment of depression, along with additional cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders and other co-occurring conditions. She supervises the behavioral specialists in Rogers’ FOCUS program, adult inpatient unit, adult partial hospital depression and anxiety program, as well as the adult OCD intensive outpatient program (IOP) at the Madison location.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Dr. Leonard received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s in Clinical Psychology. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and performed her internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and presentations and has helped to teach psychology courses at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Behavioral activation is an empirically supported treatment for depression with roots dating back to early activity scheduling treatments. Dr. Leonard will provide a brief overview of the empirical support for behavioral activation treatments, and then provide an overview of the treatment elements. This will include information regarding presentation of the rationale for treatment; activity scheduling strategies to incorporate pleasant, routine, and values-related activities; and strategies to use for more difficult presentations or if these simple activation strategies are not sufficient. The incorporation of mindfulness strategies and reasons for doing so within behavioral activation will be discussed as well.

Vicki Goodman-Strenski

July 17: Mindfulness Meditation And the Dance for Wellness – An Effective Strategy for both Therapists and their Clients

Vicki Goodman-Strenski LCSW CSAC is a licensed Clinical Social worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Vicki has worked in the Mental Health and Addictive Disorders fields for over 25 years. She has worked with people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse/dependence and complex co-occurring disorders.

She has trained with Dr. Allan Marlat, PhD and completed the MBRP (Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention) protocol. She was also involved with Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska MD, PhD UW Family Medicine Clinic, and her research on using Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Alcohol Dependence. She currently works at UW Hospital in the Addictive Disorders Clinic and teaches throughout the state of WI. Vicki has been studying and practicing meditation for over 30 years, and integrates what she has learned directly into her practice with clients.

Jennifer Muehlenkamp

July 31: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide

Jennifer Muehlenkamp, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at UW-Eau Claire. She earned her Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in 2005. Dr. Muehlenkamp specializes in understanding and preventing suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury in youth. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on self-injury and suicide in adolescents and college students, some of which have informed the non-suicidal self-injury diagnostic category for DSM-V. Dr. Muehlenkamp has assisted with the creation and evaluation of the Signs of Self-Injury Prevention Program, is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, and co-author of a treatment book titled Non-Suicidal Self-Injury that is part of the Advances in Psychotherapy Series. Dr. Muehlenkamp’s research and clinical guidelines are internationally recognized and have earned awards from the American Association of Suicidology.

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) includes behaviors that result in direct tissue damage (e.g., cutting, burning) but are utilized to cope with aversive internal states and are not suicidal in nature. However, current research shows that having engaged in NSSI is a substantially strong risk factor for attempted suicide. This presentation will provide an overview of the distinctions between NSSI and suicide, risk factors for NSSI, and how NSSI and suicide are related. It will conclude with a discussion of best practices for assessing and responding to NSSI behavior in the clients you see.

Jeffrey Krukar

August 14: Collaborative Problem Solving with Youth

Jeffrey D. Krukar, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings, including community based group homes, vocational rehabilitation services, residential treatment, juvenile corrections, public schools, and private practice. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology, with a school psychology specialization and psychology minor, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Krukar is a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is also a member of the American Psychological Association.  As the psychologist at Genesee Lake School in Oconomowoc, WI, Dr. Krukar believes it truly takes a village to raise a child—to strengthen developmental foundations in relating, communicating, and thinking—so they can successfully return to their families and communities.

Claudia Reardon

August 28: Integrative Treatment for Depression

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.


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