2018 40th Annual NIEAPA Conference Agenda

Navigating Work Life Transitions:
Meeting Clinical, Professional & Workplace Needs 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 

Drury Lane | Oak Brook


7:30 am
Registration and Check-In

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Session 1
 - Keynote Speaker - Erasing the Distance

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Session 1 -
Modern Marijuana and the Implications of Legalization, Presented by: Karen Wolownik Albert, LCSW

Session 2 - Stress WellnessPresented by: Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT 

Session 3 - “Plan” Might Be A Four-Letter Word But “Planning” Isn’t, Presented by: Larry Gard, Ph.D.

Session 4 - Trauma Informed Care and Clinician Self Care, Presented by: Nancy Little, LCPC and Jasmine Watkins, LCPC

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Speaker

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 5 -
 Incorporating Families into Treatment for Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Brain Illness, Presented by: Mary Woods, BC-RN, LADC, MSHS

Session 6 - Work-life Balance 2.0, Presented by: James Porter, M.A.L.S.

Session 7 - Ethical Solutions for EAP and Therapy Clients Facing Separation and Divorce
Presented by: Ann Cerney, MS, LCPC, Gail Petrich, JD, PsyD, and Danya Grunyk, MBA JD

Session 8 - Shame in the Workplace: How To Navigate Difficult Emotions in Professional Settings,
Presented by: Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibitors, Raffle

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Session 9 -
Integrating Addiction Treatment and Trauma Healing, Presented by: Bob Carty, LCPC, CADC, CCJP, Vanessa Lowrey, LCPC, CADC and Jim Nicholas, LCPC, CRADC, EAS-C

Session 10 - Integrating Positive Psychology into Clinical Practice, Presented by: Val Jencks, MS, LMFT, LCPC


  • Enjoy a full day of quality professional development
  • Network with extremely knowledgeable professionals
  • Expand your skills through educational seminars
  • Build valuable resources through regular contact with others in the industry
  • Share ideas, problems and solutions with peers and colleagues
  • Learn more about current trends and innovative ideas
  • Recharge your batteries in the company of other professionals

CEU and PDH Credits are available for CEAP, LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, IAODAPCA 

Register Today

Log in
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software