Past Webinars

How Brainspotting Can Positively Impact a Person’s Recovery

This presentation is no longer eligible for a CEU.

In this special two-hour webinar, Dr. Joanne Baum will share the benefits of using Brainspotting therapeutically with people in their recovery journey. The idea that emotional pain from traumatic events and unresolved trauma often triggers a person to use or escalate their usage is widely accepted in our field. We often bemoan the idea that we don’t have enough tools to help us help others in their healing work, especially in their trauma healing work. The subcortical area of the brain is where “trauma capsules” are housed and where the amygdala often keeps you in flight, fight, or fear so you can’t think straight. Healing on that level allows people newfound freedom to heal old wounds and develop different, healthier ways of being. We are finding that Brainspotting works on the subcortical area of the brain, and it’s very effective in healing trauma, helping people break through “being stuck,” and changing automatic, unwanted reactions into thoughtful responses title. All of these processes enhance a person’s recovery and work to prevent relapse.

Presented By:
Joanne Baum, Ph.D., LCSW, CAS
Support 4 Families

Joanne Baum, Ph.D., LCSW, CAS, has been in private practice since 1981. She is licensed in Colorado, Florida, and Indiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her Ph.D. is in Social Welfare, a multidisciplinary approach to Social Work. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Baum has taught at Central Michigan University and two community colleges in California. Joanne was a co-clinical director at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic Detox Project from 1981 to 1983. Joanne has written four books on Cocaine, Marijuana and two Parenting books based on her theory, “Respectful Parenting.” Dr. Baum has spoken at conferences and done training for professionals and paraprofessionals throughout the country on various subjects. She believes that all people can heal from the inside out.

Dr. Baum has been trained as a Family Mediator, a Divorce Coach, and a Certified Brainspotting Therapist.

Dr. Baum has been doing Telehealth since 2014 and finds it’s very effective in allowing people to engage in therapy from the comfort of their homes or offices. She works with individuals and couples. During her 40+ years of working, Joanne, who likes variety and learning new things, has developed a range of specialties, including 1) all aspects of Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder, including Assessments/Evaluations, Outpatient Treatment, Aftercare/Continuing Care, and Codependency, 2) Healing Trauma, 3) Brainspotting, 4) Being “Stuck” in life, in relationships, and figuring out what’s next, 5) Stress and Anxiety, 6) Working with young adults who are having trouble making the transition into “adulting” while in college and beyond college, 7) Women’s issues, 8) Various life transition, 9) LGBTQIA+ issues, and 10) Divorce Coaching. Basically, Joanne likes to work with people who want to make meaningful changes in their lives.

Spirituality and Recovery

This presentation is no longer eligible for a CEU.

Understanding the core of belonging centers on energy within. Substance use, abuse, and disorder block that energy. Discover the core through a reconstituted way of life and energy. Find joy within by knowing and living the principles. Annetta’s greatest passion is helping the human spirit recover and transform trauma, grief, and addiction. Join us for the knowledge she has gained personally and professionally from a wide area of experience.

Presented By:
Annetta M. Sutton, MA, AAPC
Author & Founder – Five Point Consulting

Annetta M. Sutton, MA, AAPC, author, founder, and CEO of Five Point Consulting. Over 40 years of recovery experience, 12 Step spirituality, and transitions. Professional life includes Spiritual Care Professional Hazelden/Betty Ford, Director of the Office of Social Concerns, prison, hospital, police chaplain, educator, program developer, and speaker. Author of Catholic Alcoholic: A Witness to Addiction and Redemption, Our Little House on the Prairie, Minister With a Badge, and authored a monthly column, Living Justly.
Educational background; Bachelor of Arts in Ministry/ Addiction Counseling-University of Mary; Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Emmanuel College Boston, MA. Certified through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Internships: Clinical Pastoral Education and West Central Human Services.

It Takes A Family: Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety

This presentation is no longer eligible for a CEU.

This presentation is designed to help you gain the capacity to articulate a basic understanding of Structured Family Recovery, how it is implemented to transform families into recovery teams, and how the newly recovering person is invited to join the team. Continue reading “It Takes A Family: Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety”

Conquering Executive Function Woes

This presentation is no longer eligible for a CEU.

Disorganization, poor time management, and difficulty shifting gears are just a few symptoms of poor executive functioning. EF skills are essential throughout all stages of life and are the most inquired about skills from both parents of children and adults in the workplace from our experts at The Nectar Group. These skills enable us to develop leadership, time management, and prioritization, along with allowing us to follow multi-step instructions, think critically, and adapt to change. We’ll build a solid understanding of and cover how you can help you and your clients develop these critical skills! Continue reading “Conquering Executive Function Woes”

Working with Men and SUDs: Building a bridge from the “Man Rules” to the Principles of Recovery through clinical interventions

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

In this presentation, we will explore a path to recovery for men. By helping men dismantle the “Man Rules,” we can better enable them to practice the Principles of Recovery. We will examine clinical interventions that deconstruct the harmful socialized beliefs of masculinity and build a culture of community, connection, and courage in their place. The journey starts with the concept of self and moves into relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. Recovery happens in relationships—the Principles of Recovery are the blueprint for building healthy and rewarding connections with others.

Presented by:
D.J. Bishop, LPC, LAC
Experiential Therapist – DJBTherapy

D.J. is an experiential therapist who facilitates both experiential groups and individual therapy.   He resides and practices therapy in Louisville, Colorado in his private practice, DJB Therapy.  D.J. was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida before moving to Los Angeles, where he earned graduate degrees in history and psychology.

During his professional journey, he has had the privilege of being a primary clinician at Jaywalker Lodge. Jaywalker is a renowned drug and alcohol treatment center for men in Carbondale, Colorado. D.J. spent his time there helping men walk through trauma to better integrate into 12-step recovery communities.

After Jaywalker, D.J. started his private practice in Louisville and serves as a group leader at Onsite Workshops in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee. Onsite is one of the preeminent trauma treatment centers in the U.S. He leads individual and group experiential intensives to help clients move through their trauma, grief, anxiety, and relationship challenges.







The Impact of Minority Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences on LGBTQ+ Identified Individuals

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Although gains have been made in the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, recent legislation over the past several years has attempted to remove these rights contributing to increased stress due to discrimination and oppression of marginalized communities.  The session will present data on minority stress as it applies to the intersectionality of identities of LGBTQ+ individuals.  Minority stress, compounded with emerging research on adverse childhood experiences, will be examined as it relates to the higher prevalence of substance use and mental health issues in the community. Continue reading “The Impact of Minority Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences on LGBTQ+ Identified Individuals”

Addiction Interactions: Identifying and Treating the Neuropathways of Addiction

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

In this presentation, we will explore the 4 types of Addictions (substance, process, feeling, and compulsive attachments), along with the 4 Addiction Neuropathways (arousal, numbing, fantasy, deprivation) and how these various types of additions and pathways don’t just co-occur but actually interact with each other in powerful ways to form the black hole of Addiction Interaction Disorders. We will explore several of the overall 11 forms of Addiction Interactions and why identifying these is crucial for the overall treatment of these addictions and for long-term success in relapse-free sobriety and recovery. Continue reading “Addiction Interactions: Identifying and Treating the Neuropathways of Addiction”

Understanding Intervention and Structured Family Recovery®

*This presentation is no longer eligible for a CEU*

Intervention is not what you see on tv. At least not a good intervention. Intervention is a loving, caring experience that doesn’t have to be confrontational. It should be designed to preserve the client’s dignity at all costs. Structured Family Recovery® is the culmination of good intervention and good treatment. It is about creating a recovery support team out of a family to improve outcomes and bring a family together in ways they never imagined. Continue reading “Understanding Intervention and Structured Family Recovery®”

Can You See Us?

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

The term, “I don’t see color” is often used by individuals to describe their views on diversity but this phrase can be detrimental in therapeutic settings when treating persons of color. The ability for providers to “see” color allows for the development of culturally competent programming and is the critical factor of developing a therapeutic alliance. Continue reading “Can You See Us?”