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Call for Papers

Conference Tracks

We are especially interested in presentations that focus on innovative, cost-effective, evidence-based, multi-disciplinary, and community-based case management services. Potential topics are included below. We also encourage your own unique topic submissions.

Administration and Management

  • Culturally Competent Services
  • Professional Burnout/Self-Care/Compassion Fatigue
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Supervision Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Workplace Capability Issues/Peer Specialist Needs
  • Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • Productivity Management

Adolescent and Youth Services

  • Psycho-Educational Groups
  • Transitional Age Youth
  • High Risk Behavior/Suicidality in Adolescence
  • Brain Changes/Brain Development During Adolescence
  • Substance Use and Depression in Adolescents
  • Labels, Teasing, and Bullying
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex (GLBTQI) Youth

Clinical Skills

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cultural Competent Diagnosis, Assessment, and Services
  • Engaging and Keeping Culturally Diverse People in Services
  • Dealing with Grief, Crisis, and Trauma
  • Co-Occurring Disorders/Dual Diagnosis
  • Contemplation, Self-Awareness, and Emotional Response
  • Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis
  • Supportive Counseling and Empathy

Early Childhood Services

  • Effects of Trauma Across Developmental Stages
  • Attachment Issues
  • Parent-Child Interactions
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs, Consequences, and Interventions

Case Management Skills

  • Safety in the Office and the Field
  • National Trends in Case Management/Best Practices/Evidence-Based Practices
  • Case Management 101
  • Engagement Skills
  • Psychiatric Advance Directives
  • Housing Support Services
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Building Collaborations
  • Veterans
  • GLBTQI Issues

Recovery and Wellness

  • Overview of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
  • Resiliency and Recovery
  • Supportive Employment
  • Certified Peer Specialists
  • System Transformation
  • Peer Resource/Drop-In Centers
  • Wellness Management
  • Independent Living Skills

Trauma Informed Care

  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
  • Trauma Informed vs. Trauma Specific Service Models
  • Models for Developing Trauma Informed Service Systems
  • Implications of Trauma for Case Planning and Intervention
  • Trauma/Childhood Stressors (ACE Study)

Hot Topics

  • Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration
  • Insurance Parity in Mental Health and Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Reform
  • Medicaid Issues on the Federal Level
  • Working with Sexual Offenders
  • Brain/Neurobiological Research
  • Supportive Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Aging Population
  • Providing High Quality Services in the Face of Budget Cuts
  • Helping People Through a Bad Economy

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