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Date: Thursday, August 15 & Friday, August 16, 2019
Time Both Days: Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Conference 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Location: Crane Bay, 551 West Merrill Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Registration is closed.

The conference this year will feature the following agenda:

Topic 1- Risk Report Writing and Ethics, Balancing the Act (2.0 ethics)

Topic 2- Advanced Motivational Interviewing to include the following:

Featuring: George Brenner M.S., LCSW, LMFT, LCAC

1) Evoking Change Talk and Responding to Change Talk in a Manner to Strengthen It Leading to Commitment

2) Affirmations Build Strength and Confidence

3) Managing Discord Generated by the Caregiver and Client

4) Thinking MI: Building Competence and Blending with Your Other Skills

Featuring: Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D.

Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children:  Current Findings and Implications for Practice;

1) Typical Sexual Development and Sex Play in Children

2) Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) in Children

3) Common Misconceptions of Children with PSB

4) Effective Clinical Components for Children with PSB


Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
Approved for Continuing Education Hours for LBSW, LSW, LCSW, LMFTA, LMFT, LMHCA, LMHC, LCA, LCAC, and Psychologists.
Category 1 Continuing Education Provider- Indiana License – 98000590A

Speaker Bios: 
George Brenner M.S., LCSW, LMFT, LCAC has a Master Degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville. George is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Clinical Addictions Counselor in the State of Indiana.  George has 46 years of clinical, supervisory and administrative experience in the areas of gambling disorders, substance use disorders, mental health, and integrated care for Co-Occurring Disorders. He is a trainer and consultant in these areas as well as facilitating the learning of Motivational Interviewing. George was the clinical supervisor and administrator for Addictions Services from 1990-2011 for Community Health Network: Behavioral Health Services, and starting in 2009 addictions specialist on the Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Team for Community Health Network until retiring in December 2016. He remains as Adjunct Faculty for Community’s Psychiatric Residency Program. He is a co-owner of Continuing the Care which providers consultation, training, and Professional Recovery Monitoring Services. George also engages in a general private clinical practice at Family Counseling Associates. George was trained in Motivational Interviewing by faculty of the University of New Mexico. He received advanced training in the MINT-TNT, is a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. George serves on the Board of Mental Health America in Indiana. George has served on the Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency as a representative of the Addictions Counselors section since 2009 and past Chair 2013-2016. George was recognized by Mental Health America in Indiana in 2018 receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution to services in Indiana. George enjoys his family and being an avid runner.

Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Sigel earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UAMS. His areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of children with a history of experiencing trauma and exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. Dr. Sigel is a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) trainer as well as a trainer for the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY). He is heavily involved in the UAMS AR BEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) program, which has disseminated evidence-based treatment for trauma and trauma-informed care across Arkansas. Dr. Sigel is the former Director of the UAMS Child Study Center Traumatic Stress Clinic.

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