Workshops

Workshop Tracks and Titles

The Florida Behavioral Healthcare Conference workshops are designed to help you keep pace in the rapidly evolving field of behavioral healthcare.  This is a can’t miss annual event!  You have the opportunity to take part in over 80 workshop sessions ranging from the latest emerging trends and hottest technology advances to focused recovery and clinical topics. 

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Children/Family
  • Working with Youth with Reactive Attachment Disorder
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon G
  • Keeping Families Together: The Integration of Child Welfare and Behavioral Health
    Wednesday, 3:45 – Salon A
  • Strategies for Reducing Human Trafficking Recruitment in a Treatment Setting
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon B
  • Attachment Styles and Interactional Patterns in Family Therapy
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon F
  • Trouble with Teens? How to Build Trust, Hope, and Solutions with Adolescents Struggling with Behavioral Health and Substance Use Issues
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon A
  • The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Health
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon A
  • Zero Suicide: An Emerging Standard in Suicide Care
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon C
Clinical
  • Untangling the Opioid Epidemic-A Hijacking of the Brain
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon C
  • An Intensive Outpatient PTSD Program for Military Personnel and First Responders/
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon B
  • Treating Tobacco Dependency: Saving Lives While Supporting Sobriety
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon C
  • Trauma in Young Children: Attachment, Neurobiology, and Intervention
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon A
  • Motivational Interviewing and CBT: An Integrative Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon J
  • Hoarding: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon F
  • Spiritual/Pastoral Care: The Third Leg of Recovery
    Wednesday, 11:45 – Salon D
  • Getting Past Go: Helping Young Men Transition from Addiction to Adulthood
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon E
  • Treating the LGBT client: A Primer for Behavioral Health Professionals
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon I
  • Cognitive Enhancement Therapy: Beyond Treatment as Usual
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon F
  • Psychopharmacology: Update and Looking Ahead
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon C
  • Identification, Assessment and Treatment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon D
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, & Yoga
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon B
  • Treatment and Recovery from Pornography Addiction
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon E
  • Shattering the Glass Box – Special Considerations when Working with Women
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon D
  • Recognizing and Treating Depression in the Elderly
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon B
  • Myth Busters – Separating Fact from Fiction in Methadone
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon D
  • First Episode Psychosis Team: Origins, Implementation, Team Composition & What’s Next!
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon I
  • Getting Out of the Box for Counselors
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon C
  • Medication for an Epidemic: Methadone, Buprenorphine & Extended-Release Naltrexone
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon G
  • Hypnosis: A Therapeutic Intervention in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorder
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon J
  • Adventure Therapy: More than a Game
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon 10
  • Confidentiality of Treatment Records: HIPAA and Beyond
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon E
  • The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here, What is it and Possible Solutions
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon A
  • A Multi-faceted Approach to Cravings Management
    Friday, 10:30 – Bonnet Creek Ballroom
  • How Socio-Economic, Ethnic and Cultural Issues Impact the Effectiveness of Clinical Interventions
    Friday, 10:30 – Salon D-F
Emerging Trends
  • Agents of Change: How Everyday People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact
    Wednesday, 08:30 – Bonnet Creek Ballroom
  • Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth: The Importance of Awareness, Identification and Treatment Across a Continuum of Care to Meet the Needs of These Vulnerable Youth
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon E
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone in Florida
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon B
  • Vicarious Trauma
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon G
  • The Promise of the Science and the Challenge to Practice
    Thursday, 08:30 – Bonnet Creek Ballroom
  • Partnering with First Responders to Enhance Public Safety: A Framework for Success
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon E
  • Legal and Ethical Compliance in the Business of Behavioral Health – A Practical Approach
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon I
  • Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Laws: What You Need to Know
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon H
  • Screenagers
    Friday, 08:45 – Bonnet Creek Ballroom
Housing
  • 2017 Florida Legislative Session and the State Sober Home Task Force
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon G
  • Using Vouchers to Facilitate FACT Transition
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon I
  • Does Housing First Improve Physical Health Outcomes?
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon I
Integrated Care
  • One Step at a Time: The Road to Large System Integration
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon H
  • Telepsychiatry – Solutions for Integrated Care
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon D
  • Medication Assisted Treatment – Integrating into Clinical Practice
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon J
  • Improving Behavioral Health Integration in Child Welfare: Getting from Here to There
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon G
  • How Behavioral Health Integration Positively Impacted Outcomes for Babies Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon H
  • Psychiatric Hospitalization or Diversion? Integration of Hospital and CSU/ARF
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon K
Justice
  • Baker Act, Marchman Act, and Problem-Solving Court Law Update
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon 10
  • Administering Sanctions and Incentives for High Risk/High Need Offenders
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Jackson
  • Florida’s Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon L
  • Court-Based Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Jackson
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Member Roles and Effective Team Collaboration
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Jackson
  • Innovative Diversion Options
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon 10
  • Department of Corrections Update on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon L
  • Problem-Solving Courts within Hillsborough County: Recent Trends and Evaluation Outcomes
    Thursday, 1:45 – Jackson
  • Helping Families Work: Supporting Families of Justice Involved Individuals
    Thursday, 10:30 – Jackson
  • Innovative Strategies to Better Serve Justice Clients through Intensifying Dose and Duration
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon L
  • Addressing Trauma in Justice-Involved Women
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon L
  • Utilizing Eligibility Assessments in Drug Courts
    Thursday, 4:00 – Jackson
  • Post Incarceration: Well Being Development as the Foundation for Long Range Success
    Friday, 10:30 – Salon A-C
  • Toward Large-Scale Prediction and Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors
    Friday, 10:30 – Ballroom Salon XII
Leadership
  • How to Avoid Being a Target in the Mental Health Outpatient World
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon I
  • Measurement Based Care = Value Based Care = Quality Care = Outcomes
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon K
  • Leadership: Gatekeeping in Counseling
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon E
  • Outcomes Can’t Happen Without Access to Care
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon 10
  • Supporting Medical Necessity in the Inpatient Setting
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon A
  • Business Analytics: Clinical and Operational Effectiveness
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon 10
  • Supercharging your Impact: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Build your Brand
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon F
  • Focus on the Future: A National Behavioral Health Update
    Friday, 10:30 – Salon J-L
  • Compassion Fatigue: When Helping Hurts
    Friday, 10:30 – Salon G-I
Prevention
  • Fidelity PLUS: Innovative Ways to Reach Today’s Youth with Fidelity to the Evidence-Based Program Model
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon F
  • Marijuana Awareness Media Campaigns
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon H
  • Prescription Opioid Misuse in Rural Communities
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon K
  • Building Healthy Military Communities
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon H
  • Addressing Suicide Prevention / Postvention
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon F
  • The Changing Face of Prevention
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon D
Recovery
  • Peer Boundaries and Ethics: A Personal Perspective
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon L
  • How to Engage the Recovery Community
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon K
  • A Recovery Family Mentor Approach for Working with Substance Use Disorder in Families
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon L
  • Recovery-Oriented Housing as a Modality for Delivery of Recovery Support Services (RSS)
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon 10
  • Recovery Oriented System of Care – A Transformative Approach
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon K
  • Treatment and Recovery: Building Alliances
    Thursday, 11:45 – Salon C
  • Tackling the Technicalities for Successful Integration of Peer Services
    Thursday, 4:00 – Salon G
Technology/Innovation
  • Care Coordination and Transitions of Care: Treating the Whole Person
    Wednesday, 1:45 – Salon J
  • Data Integration: Understanding and Improving the System of Care
    Wednesday, 11:00 – Salon H
  • Improving Health Outcomes via 21st Century Technology
    Wednesday, 4:00 – Salon K
  • Technology in the Service of Service: How to Adapt
    Thursday, 1:45 – Salon J
  • Florida Health Information Exchange
    Thursday, 10:30 – Salon J