41st Annual NIEAPA Conference

Real People, Real Problems, Real Solutions

Please find the agenda from the conference below. All available presentations provided by the presenters have been linked. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero or Kim Branch at NIEAPA@CorpEvent.com or call 312-756-7756.

2019 NIEAPA Pre-Conference Agenda
Monday, June 3, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with 90 minute break for lunch*)
This year will also feature our inaugural Pre-Conference Seminar. This 6 CEU program, presented by Shawn Bain of Global Drug Concepts (GDC), provides attendees with the most current and relevant training for drug abuse in the workplace. Shawn is an expert in the areas of current drug trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment and physiological effects of various drugs of abuse. Discount pricing available for registants of the NIEAPA Conference on the following day.

*Lunch is not included in the program. Restaurants are available within a short drive from Drury Lane.

2019 NIEAPA Conference Agenda
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Keynote: Forgiveness at Home and at Work - Chester Taranowski, Ph.D. LCSW CEAP
NIEAPA's own Chet Taranowski's keynote address will focus on issues of revenge and resentment in our personal lives and in the workplace that can span decades. Maintaining resentments can impair human well-being and interfere with work productivity. Chet's program will present approaches to help employees consider the need for, and to move forward through, the process of forgiveness.

-Chet Taranowski Presentation

-Internet Resources For Forgiveness

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Session 1
 - Promoting Prosocial Behaviors for Employer-Referred Clients in the Workplace 
– Jim Nicholas, LCPC, CRADC and Vanessa Lowrey, LCPC, CADC

Session 2 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Being Proactive and Productive to Enhance Workplace Satisfaction – Emily Keehn, M.Ed, LPC

-Emily Keehn Presentation

Session 3 - Helping Employers Learn How to Support Employees on the Autism Spectrum Disorder – Michael Goldman, MA, CEAP, LPC, CRADC, PCGC

-Michael Goldman Presentation

Session 4 - Supporting the Substance Abusing Professional Along Whole Continuum of Care 
– Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC and Sara Tigay, LCPC, CADC

-Jens Hussey & Sara Tigay

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 5
 - How to Better Self-Manage Conflict for Productive Outcomes  
– Lawrence Hedblom, PCC

Session 6 - A Transdiagnostic Approach: An Introduction to Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Danielle Doucette, PsyD, CEDS and Priscilla Kang, LCSW, CEAP

Session 7 - Recognizing Eating Disorder Behaviors in the SUD Population and Integrated Treatment – Leah Young, LCPC

-Leah Young Presentation

Session 8 - Using Team-Building Activities to Impart the Spirit of AA"s Twelve Steps 
– Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP, PCGC

-Barney Straus Presentation

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Session 9 -
 You've Received a Subpoena for Records or Deposition, Now What? 
– Michael Sprengnether, Attorney at Law

-Michael Sprengnether Presentation 

Session 10 - Identifying and Addressing Internet Pornography Use, Substance Use and High Risk Sexual Behaviors in the Workplace – Tammy Malloy, Ph.D, LCSW, CSAT, CCTP

-Tammy Malloy Presentation


  • 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

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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