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Conference Speakers

Keynote

Claudia Black

M.S.W., Ph.D. Senior Fellows and Addiction & Trauma Program Specialist, Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona

Claudia Black

M.S.W., Ph.D. Senior Fellows and Addiction & Trauma Program Specialist, Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona

Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a renowned addictions and codependency expert, author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970s Dr. Black's work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. She has offered models of intervention and treatment related to family violence, multi-addictions, relapse, anger, depression and women's issues. Dr. Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction and correctional services.

David Covington

LPC, MBA CEO & President, RI International

David Covington

LPC, MBA CEO & President, RI International

David Covington, LPC, MBA serves as CEO and President of RI International, is an owner of Behavioral Health Link and leads the international initiatives “Crisis Now” and “Zero Suicide.” He is a two-time national winner of the Council of State Governments Innovations Award, in 2008 with the Georgia Crisis & Access Line and again in 2012 with Magellan Health. For five consecutive years, he competed as a national finalist in innovations award competitions, including Harvard University’s Innovations in American Government in 2009, and was featured in Business Week magazine (Innovate Timeline).

Patrick DeChello

PhD, MSW Owner, International consultant, author and educator/Senior partner; D & S Associates

Patrick DeChello

PhD, MSW Owner, International consultant, author and educator/Senior partner; D & S Associates

Internationally recognized clinical social worker, clinical psychologist, and chemical dependency treatment specialist with well over 36 years of experience. He is the author of 32 books and numerous articles in the mental health and chemical dependency fields, featured in numerous publications and author of Ethics and the Law in Clinical Practice. Other titles include Treating Trauma in Children and Adults, Personality Disorders, and Understanding Self-Injury. - See more at: http://www.usjt.com/DeChello,-Patrick/#sthash.noQqW9tK.dpuf

Raju Hajela

CD, MD, MPH, CMRO, CAME, CCSAM, CISAM, FASAM, FCFP President, Medical Director, Health Upwardly Mobile Inc.

Raju Hajela

CD, MD, MPH, CMRO, CAME, CCSAM, CISAM, FASAM, FCFP President, Medical Director, Health Upwardly Mobile Inc.

Dr Hajela is a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM); and is a Fellow of ASAM and CFPC. He is a Certified Medical Review Officer (CMRO) and Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME). He held faculty appointments in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at Queen's University (1992-2001), and has taught medical students and residents at the University of Toronto, Queen's and the University of Calgary.

Bertha Madras

BSc, PhD, MA Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Bertha Madras

BSc, PhD, MA Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Bertha K. Madras, PhD, is a professor of psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the relevance of dopamine signaling to addiction biology, ADHD, and Parkinson’s disease. She holds 19 patents for novel brain imaging agents and candidate therapeutics. In public service, she has delivered over 250 public presentations globally, and developed a museum exhibit and a CD (licensed by Disney), with the Museum of Science, Boston. A recipient of an NIH MERIT award, NIDA Public Service Award, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Founders’ Award, and others, her brain imaging agent altropane, was listed by The Better World Report as “one of 25 technology transfer innovations that changed the world”.

Howard Wetsman

MD Chief Medical Officer, Townsend Recovery Center

Howard Wetsman

MD Chief Medical Officer, Townsend Recovery Center

Dr. Wetsman is a New Orleans-based psychiatrist and author of QAA: Questions and Answers on Addiction. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Wetsman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU School of Medicine and a frequent lecturer on topics including Genetics and Addiction and the Neurobiology of Addiction.

Conference Speakers

Workshop

Misty Allen

MA Suicide Prevention Coordinator, State of Nevada

Misty Allen

MA Suicide Prevention Coordinator, State of Nevada

Misty Allen- Misty Vaughan Allen, MA became the Suicide Prevention Coordinator of Nevada in December 2005. She works together with local advisory groups and community coalitions, providing oversight and leadership to launch new suicide prevention programs in communities across Nevada. Ms. Allen is currently part of the Suicide Prevention Policy Implementation Team to address suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. As the Suicide Prevention Coordinator, she facilitated the development of Nevada’s first Suicide Prevention plan consistent with the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Ms. Allen graduated with her Master’s Degree in counseling from the University of Nevada, Reno. She began her journey to prevent suicide as the coordinator for the Suicide Prevention Hotline of Nevada, a program of the Crisis Call Center in Reno. Ms. Allen advocates for suicide prevention resources to help create change.

Kim Boyer

JD Founder, Boyer Law Group

Kim Boyer

JD Founder, Boyer Law Group

Ms. Boyer is founder of the Boyer Law Group, and is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney. She practices in the areas of elder law, long-term care planning, estate planning, guardianships and probates. She is co-author of the books Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers and The Essential Eldercare Handbook for Nevada, both published by the University of Nevada Reno Press. Ms. Boyer publishes a newsletter addressing issues facing seniors and their families, and is a frequent speaker on aging and elder law topics.

David Briggs

LCSW, LCADC Owner, True North Treatment Center

David Briggs

LCSW, LCADC Owner, True North Treatment Center

Dave began his career 25 years ago, as he spent his summers working with youth-at-risk in Southern Illinois. He spent many years helping urban teens discover their strengths and abilities while canoeing and hiking in remote wilderness settings. Dave and his family set roots in Nevada 17 years ago, and he has dedicated those years to serving children and families in need. He worked for Washoe County Juvenile Services where he led educational and counseling sessions, trained probation officers. For the past 8 years, Dave has dedicated himself to helping children and families at Willow Springs Center, in Reno, Nevada. During his time at Willow Springs, Dave created, implemented, and managed a multitude of successful programs, including the Dialectal Behavioral Therapy Program.

Jan Brizee

BSW, LSW LSW

Jan Brizee

BSW, LSW LSW

Jan Brizee is the rural and tribal Ombudsman for the Nevada Office of Consumer Health Assistance. She performs direct casework, in-service trainings and presentations on the ACA and is a Navigator for Nevada Health Link. She assists consumers with obtaining subsidised insurance through the Marketplace and works as a SHIP Certified Medicare Counsellor. Jan is a current MSW student at UNR and previously served as the Central Regional Chair for the Nevada Chapter of NASW.

Thomas Broffman

PhD, LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP Assistant Professor, University of St. Joseph

Thomas Broffman

PhD, LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP Assistant Professor, University of St. Joseph

Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP was an assistant professor in the MSW program at St. Joseph’s University and was the coordinator for the Veterans Sequence. He has operated Broffman Training & Consultation Services for the past 20 years primarily as a motivational interviewing trainer. He previously was an assistant professor and field coordinator for the BSW Program at Eastern CT State University. He has a BSW and a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work. His doctoral dissertation was Gender Differences in MH & SA Disorders as Predictors of Gambling Disorders. He was the Chemical Dependency Consultant at the RI Dept. of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, RI for 20 years. He is a regionally known trainer and consultant. He has been a Motivational Interviewing trainer, consultant and practitioner for over 20 yrs. He has been involved in MI implementation projects in medication assisted treatment programs, both adult and adolescent residential care, homeless and housing programs, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, gambling treatment programs, and day treatment/IOP. In 2006, he was awarded the Social Worker of the Year in Addictions Award by the RI Chapter of National Association of Social Workers. He is the Vice President and a member of the Board of CT-NASW. In 2015, he was awarded the Social Work Educator of the Year Award by CT-NASW.

Richard Egan

MA Nevada Suicide Prevention Training & Outreach Facilitator, Department of Health and Human Services

Richard Egan

MA Nevada Suicide Prevention Training & Outreach Facilitator, Department of Health and Human Services

Richard Egan- Richard Egan is the Southern Nevada Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Facilitator for Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services. He brings to his position experience in administered leadership, supervision, and suicide prevention for over 700 individuals. Over 26 years in US Air Force Munitions Systems Technology Career field. Twenty-four years’ experience and certified in facilitating training objectives. Ten years’ experience preventing suicides utilizing awareness, prevention and intervention training. Two years’ experience facilitating training objectives to the public for Clark County Department of Family Services. Richard Egan was born Oct 15, 1965 on Travis AFB, California and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Eldorado Hills, California in 1984. He enlisted in the Air Force and reported to Lackland AFB, TX for basic military training in July 1986. Mr. Egan retired from the United States Air Force on 1 August 2012. Sergeant Egan was reassigned to Las Vegas Nevada in August of 1998 where he his wife Pamela and their children daughter Kymberlie/son-in-law Nathaniel Baker, daughters Emaleigh, Ceria and son Joseph reside.

William Feuerborn

DSW, LCSW, CSAT-S Executive Director and Co-Founder, Novus Mindful Life Institute

William Feuerborn

DSW, LCSW, CSAT-S Executive Director and Co-Founder, Novus Mindful Life Institute

Dr. Feuerborn is Executive Director and CoFounder of Novus Mindful Life Institute in Orange County and Long Beach, California. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor and has researched shame and loneliness and their relationship with sex addiction and hypersexual behavior.

Lori Jean Glass

CPC, CRC, CBC Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Five Sisters Ranch

Lori Jean Glass

CPC, CRC, CBC Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Five Sisters Ranch

Lori Jean is a trained interventionist and is experienced in intervening on Sex and Love Addicts. She has created and facilitated trainings for treatment centers and audiences to help clinicians see a different perspective when diagnosing and treating clients with relationship challenges. Lori Jean has a private practice and works with both individuals and couples who are in need of relational change and repair.

Ashley Hall

MSW Owner and Analyst, Human Services Consulting

Ashley Hall

MSW Owner and Analyst, Human Services Consulting

Ashley Hall is a private consultant and doctoral student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her passion for statistics and visual analytics grew as she studied social work and realized how important data can be in the human services sector. She now uses her statistical and visual analytics skills to consult with human services professionals and to teach evaluation best practices.

David Harley

LCSW

David Harley

LCSW

David Harley- Married, living and practicing in rural NV. Part-time private practice with a focus on clinical social work counseling and psychotherapy. Currently working with youth and adults with significant experience with preschool and latency aged children.

Anthony Harris

LCSW, MSW, LADC Owner/Therapist, Discovery Life Management Services

Anthony Harris

LCSW, MSW, LADC Owner/Therapist, Discovery Life Management Services

Anthony F. Harris is the owner and Clinical Supervisor of Discovery Life Management Services, a faith-based agency providing mental health & substance abuse therapy services, life skills training, outreach, and community education services for children, adolescents, adults, and families who are socially and economically challenged. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the State of Nevada and a seminar presenter with Need To Know Seminars. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of The POWER Center Church, a nondenominational church in Las Vegas, Nevada and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He is also employed as a substance abuse counselor at Silver Rock Recovery. His interests include Christianity and religious issues, race and class issues, and men’s issues. He is happily married to the beautiful Elnora Harris and the proud father of three wonderful children, Sydni, Regan, and Anthony II.

Mary Hylton

PhD,MSW Associate Professor School of Social Work University of Nevada, Reno

Mary Hylton

PhD,MSW Associate Professor School of Social Work University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Hylton has served for nearly ten years as a Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the University of Nevada, Reno BSW Program and 3+1 Distance Education Program. She has a background in social work curriculum and pedagogy. Her social work practice background includes work in public social services with at-risk youth and families.

Gregory Jantz

PhD Founder & CEO, The Center A Place of HOPE

Gregory Jantz

PhD Founder & CEO, The Center A Place of HOPE

Dr. Gregory Jantz is a Mental Health Expert and Founder of The Center A Place of HOPE. He pioneered whole-person care 30 years ago and is a best-selling author of over 30 books. Dr. Jantz is a go-to media source expert for a range of behavioral-based afflictions, and drug and alcohol addictions.

Todd Langus

Psy.D, MFTI Trauma Specialist, Champion Center

Todd Langus

Psy.D, MFTI Trauma Specialist, Champion Center

Dr. Todd has dedicated the last 10 years to treating public safety personnel and their families. He has responded to national emergencies such as 9/11, treating hundreds of emergency responders. He has treated victims of Hurricane Katrina and military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Langus has responded to countless officer-involved shootings, line-of-duty deaths and critical incidences. Private corporations have called on him to handle large-scale traumas. He formally served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years. Not only has he seen trauma from the front lines as a law enforcement officer, he is a trauma survivor. Dr. Langus provides training and lectures to agencies throughout the U.S.

Laurie Lytel

Lecturer, School of Social Work

Laurie Lytel

Lecturer, School of Social Work

Laurie has been a full-time Lecturer at the UNLV School of Social Work since 2007 where she teaches MSW-level direct practice classes. Laurie also has a private psychotherapy practice, where she works with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Havi Mandell

Owner

Havi Mandell

Owner

Jill Manit

MSW, LSW Field Education Program Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Social Work

Jill Manit

MSW, LSW Field Education Program Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Social Work

Jill Manit, MSW, LSW, is Field Education Program Coordinator at the UNR School of Social Work. She received her BSW in 2000 and her MSW in 2001 from the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Political Science. Her practice experience includes community organization, program evaluation and administration. She currently teaches program evaluation and integrative seminar. Her research interests include community-based evaluation, policy implementation, and best practices in field education.

Dug McGuirk

Master NLP Trainer VP Training & Development, Palm Healthcare Company

Dug McGuirk

Master NLP Trainer VP Training & Development, Palm Healthcare Company

Dug McGuirk is an inspirational speaker and former top speaker/trainer for Tony Robbins, and a Master Practitioner & trainer of NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and certified in Neo Ericsonian Hypnosis. Dug is also VP of Training & Development for Palm Healthcare in Delray Beach Florida.

Nicholas Neubauer

LCSW Owner/Clinical Director, Neubauer Mental Health Services

Nicholas Neubauer

LCSW Owner/Clinical Director, Neubauer Mental Health Services

Nicholas L. Neubauer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in pioneer in the Southern Nevada mental healthcare for nine years. Nicholas’ clinical experience includes direct practice (individual, couple, family, & group), assessment/evaluation, program development, and clinical supervision. Nicholas strives to reach client objectives through positive relationships with effective treatment planning and application. Nicholas has a BA in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Sandra Owens

PhD Associate Professor, UNLV School of Social Work

Sandra Owens

PhD Associate Professor, UNLV School of Social Work

Sandra Owens, MSW, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Social Work. Dr. Owens earned a bachelor of arts in social work and a master of social work degree from UNLV, and she also earned a doctoral degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She has research expertise in the areas of integrated mental and behavioral health care, and her research projects, trainings and publications focus on the empirical knowledge and skills necessary for social work practitioners and family caregivers to provide effective, culturally competent care to children, adults and the elderly. She has published journal articles, encyclopedia entries, book chapters, and newsletter articles on topics such as elder caregiving, respite care for parents of special needs children in the foster care system, the mental health conditions of children, adults and seniors, and the bio-psycho-social demographics of youth in the Clark County School District. During her 25-year career as a social worker Dr. Owens has taught and mentored hundreds of university students and practicing social workers at the local, state, national and international levels. Dr. Owens is committed to assisting non-profit agencies with meeting their organizational goals, and to helping improve the myriad problems facing individuals, families and communities. Dr. Owens is actively involved in leadership roles in a variety of community and university organizations, and she has served as President’s Fellow in the cabinet of UNLV President Neal Smatresk. On July 1, 2016 Dr. Owens began her tenure as the president of the UNLV chapter of the Nevada Faculty Alliance, an affiliate of the American Association of University Professors (http://www.nevadafacultyalliance.org/). Since beginning her professorship in 2000 at the school of social work at UNLV, Dr. Owens has secured over $3,390,000.00 in research grants and contracts. For example, in 2015 Dr. Owens and her Co-Principal Investigators received a Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant for $940,000 to provide free Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training to 900 university students, clinical practitioners, and allied health professionals training and working in Southern Nevada. And in 2014 Dr. Owens and her Co-Principal Investigator received a $1.44 million HRSA Behavioral Health Education Workforce and Training grant to provide integrated behavioral health care training and $10,000 practicum stipends to 108 MSW students. Dr. Owens was the lead investigator for a $100,000 assessment funded by The Lincy Institute. There were three components to the assessment: (1) The Household Assessment—a survey of 600 households to determine prevalence of mental health conditions; (2) The Service Utilization Assessment—interviews with 200 individuals (youth and adults) who are currently utilizing local mental health services; and (3) The Workforce Assessment—an examination of the clinical workforce’s skills, competency, professional backgrounds, preparation, and their perceptions of the gaps in mental health service delivery. Later in 2016 the data collected from the Lincy Institute 3-part mental and behavioral health workforce assessment will be disseminated to the public at large, legislators, local non-profit agencies, and administrators and practitioners working in city, county and Nevada state governmental and non-governmental agencies. Dr. Owens can be reached at Sandra.owens@unlv.edu or via phone at 702-612-6371 (cell) or 702-895-2898 (work).

Jennifer Packard

MA, CTTS, CWC Program Director, Mayo Wellness Coach Training Program, Mayo Clinic

Jennifer Packard

MA, CTTS, CWC Program Director, Mayo Wellness Coach Training Program, Mayo Clinic

Ms. Packard is the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program, a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Certified Wellness Coach, and health coaching instructor at the Mayo Medical School. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Andrea Pennington

M.D., C.Ac President, Pennington Empowerment Media

Andrea Pennington

M.D., C.Ac President, Pennington Empowerment Media

Dr Andrea Pennington is a prominent integrative medicine doctor and acupuncturist specializing in mind-body medicine, healthy aging and positive psychology. Her recovery from depression and anxiety using complementary medicine and mindfulness is explored in her inspiring TEDx talk.

Dyanne Pienkowski

MA, MFT Director & Therapist, Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco

Dyanne Pienkowski

MA, MFT Director & Therapist, Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco

Frederic Reamer

Professor, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College

Frederic Reamer

Professor, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College

Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1978) and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (1978-1981), and the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work (1981-1983). Dr. Reamer has served as Director of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1979-1981); as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island (1987-1990); and as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, the state housing finance agency (1987-1995). Dr. Reamer served on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board from 1992 to 2016. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (1990-1994). He served as Associate Editor of the National Association of Social Workers Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition) and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers).

Steven Rubin

MD Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry, Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Nevada Medical Licensed, Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Steven Rubin

MD Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry, Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Nevada Medical Licensed, Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Bio: Steven Rubin M.D. is a medical doctor, dual board certified as an Independent Medical Examiner and Adult Psychiatrist. He specializes in common sense assessment, education, medication and management of dementia. He actively practices clinical and forensic medical psychiatry and has been a public speaker for 15 years. He wrote a senior magazine column for 7 years, and has authored plays, books and continuing education programs on eldercare and Alzheimer’s.

Christina Sanford

LCSW Executive Director, Insight Therapy Solutions

Christina Sanford

LCSW Executive Director, Insight Therapy Solutions

Terrance Shulman

JD, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, CPD Founder/Director, The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending & Hoarding

Terrance Shulman

JD, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, CPD Founder/Director, The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending & Hoarding

Mr. Shulman has been a social worker/ addictions therapist since 1997. He is the Founder/Director of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending & Hoarding since 2004 and has authored 4 recovery books, including "Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Compulsive Stealing, Spending & Hoarding.

Oscar Flores Sida

MS, NCC, LCPC, LCADC Professor & Director of the Human Services Program, Great Basin College

Oscar Flores Sida

MS, NCC, LCPC, LCADC Professor & Director of the Human Services Program, Great Basin College

Oscar Flores Sida is a bilingual (Spanish) mental health, addictions counselor, and problem gambling counselor, native to Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently, he holds a position as Director of the Human Services Program at Great Basin College and Professor where he teaches in the area of human services and addictive disorders. He specializes in the treatment of process addictions and psychological trauma. He has been featured in print media, television and film for his expertise.

Scott Silverman

More than 30 years of executive-level roles Chief Executive Officer, Confidential Recovery

Scott Silverman

More than 30 years of executive-level roles Chief Executive Officer, Confidential Recovery

Scott is a charismatic speaker and coach with a passion for helping people achieve their goals, regardless of their challenges. Scott has received numerous awards and honors. As author of Tell Me No, I Dare You: A Guide for Living a Heroic Life, Scott shares strategies for living a fulfilling life.

Lisa Strohman

JD, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Technology Wellness Center

Lisa Strohman

JD, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Technology Wellness Center

Dr. Lisa Strohman is an attorney and psychologist, and the founder and director of the Technology Wellness Center. In addition, she also co-authored a book, Unplug: Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has spent more than a decade working with clients struggling with addiction.

Robert Stuyvesant

LCSW, ACSW LCSW, ACSW

Robert Stuyvesant

LCSW, ACSW LCSW, ACSW

Robert received his undergraduate degree in Social Work/Sociology from So. Utah University in 1977, and his M.S.W. from the Univ. Of Utah in 1980. Early in his social work career, he worked in child protection. He became the clinical director of the Adolescent Treatment Center in Reno in 1982. He has been in private practice in Reno, Nevada on a full-time basis since 1984. In addition to providing clinical/direct practice services to individuals, families, couples and children, Robert also specializes in the treatment of sex crimes, and sexual behavior problems. Robert was a founding member of one of the first treatment programs for victims of sexual abuse in Northern Nevada in the early 80's, and in 1982 began treatment for young males charged with various sex crimes. This was one of only a handful of programs in existence in the country at the time. That area has been a continued focus throughout his career. Robert is a member of NASW, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the National Adolescent Perpetrator Network, and a certified Program/Provider with the California Sex Offender Management Board. He is a founding member of the Nevada Juvenile Sex Offender Task Force. He is licensed in Nevada and California.

James E. Thompson

M.D., BC ABAM, FASAM Addiction Medicine Specialist, Founder and CEO, The Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine

James E. Thompson

M.D., BC ABAM, FASAM Addiction Medicine Specialist, Founder and CEO, The Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine

James E. Thompson, M.D. attended VCU School of Medicine and graduated and received his M.D. in May 2004. He completed internships in Pathology and Internal Medicine and went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine, also at VCU Health Systems in Richmond, VA. in 2009. His involvement with treating addiction began before completing residency when he became a member of the board of directors for Rubicon, Inc., a Richmond based non-profit residential treatment center, in 2008. In 2013 he was made a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and in 2014 a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

James H. Townsend

MHA, MSSW, ACSW President and CEO of The Townsend Groups, LLC

James H. Townsend

MHA, MSSW, ACSW President and CEO of The Townsend Groups, LLC

Jeff Zacharias

LCSW, CSAT, CAADC Clinical Director - President, New Hope Recovery Center

Jeff Zacharias

LCSW, CSAT, CAADC Clinical Director - President, New Hope Recovery Center

Jeff is the Clinical Director of New Hope Recovery Chicago and maintains a private practice. His expertise lies in working with the LGBTQI community, addiction, trauma and mental health. He has spoken at major conferences on these issues and was voted the 2015 NASW-IL Social Worker of the Year.