11th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute – Register Now for May 9th & 10th, 2024

The Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute is hosted annually by the Alaska Child Trauma Center with support of the State of Alaska, Division of Behavioral Health. We will continue to update this page as details become available. Registration is now open and there is no cost to attend.

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Welcome!

Each year, the Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute features local Alaskan and national experts who share the latest research and advances in the neurobiology of traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems, and clinical interventions for complex trauma in children and adults. This high-quality professional development opportunity exists to expand the knowledge of and support the development of trauma-informed care for behavioral health and social service providers across Alaska.

This event is hosted by the Alaska Child Trauma Center at Alaska Behavioral Health with support of the State of Alaska, Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health. Due to this generous support, registration fees are waived for all participants. There is no virtual attendance option at this time.


Day 1 Schedule*

Thursday, May 9th, 2024 – 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Dena’ina Center, Tikahtnu A/B Banquet Hall (3rd floor)

TIMESpeaker/Title
8:00 amDoors Open, Check-In, Refreshments Available
8:30 am Opening Remarks (Arvidson & Goodman) man in suit smiling at camera
9:00 am Evolution of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD from Development to Dissemination (Resick)
10:15am   BREAK
10:30 am Playfulness & Projectives: Drawing with Clients of All Ages (Usher)
11:45 am to
1:15 pm
Lunch Break (complimentary lunch provided)
12:15-12:45pm Lunch Speaker- Elizabeth King, Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association
3:45 pmDay 1 Closing Remarks (Arvidson, Goodman)

*Presentation content subject to change. Please check back for updates and final schedule.

Time Kahtnu Room 1 /2Tubughnenq’ Room 3/4Tubughnenq’ Room 5
1:15 pm Practice in Socratic Dialogue (Resick) Peer Support: Personally, Professionally, Organizationally and Systemically (Soderstrom) Bias in Diagnosing PTSD (Weiss)
2:30 pmBREAK
2:45 pm Psychosis & Trauma (Usher) Rural Realities - Understanding and Addressing Eating Disorders in Alaska (Kirian) PTSD/ADHD: Considering Parallels and Distinctions (O'Donnell, Martin)
3:30 pmBREAK
3:45 pmDay 1 Closing Remarks – Return to Tikahtnu Banquet Room

Day 2 Workshop Schedule*


Friday, May 10th,2024 – 8:30am-3:30pm

Dena’ina Center- Floor 2

Time Kahtnu Room 1 /2 Tubughnenq’ Room 3/4Tubughnenq’ Room 5
8:30 am Healing Play Every Day (Coffey) Peer Support with Transitional Age Youth: The Unexpected Benefits of Lived Experience of Healing from Trauma (McCamant) Jedi Magic: Alternative Methods to Engage Clients (Louk)
9:45 amBREAK
10:00 am The Dark Side of Empathy: Staying Healthy as a Trauma Clinician (Arvidson) Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - Suicide Prevention (Bracken) Humor in Trauma (O'Donnell)
11:15 amLunch on your own
12:45 pm Why We Dread Some Visits and Delight in Others: Temperament, Personality, Defenses, & Hope in Mental Healthcare (Usher) Behavioral Health in Schools - Next Steps (Fishel, Dunn, Sidmore) Paws 4 Purple Hearts (Kitko, Vrolyk, Yanagida)
2:00 pmBREAK
2:15 pm Where is the Tipping Point? - Moving Systems to Change (King) Rural Child Trauma Toolkit Development (Arvidson, Paskell) Military Specific Stuck Points in CPT (Weiss)

*Workshop information is still being updated. Please check back for updates and final schedule.

Presenters

Patricia Resick, Ph.D., ABPP

man in suit smiling at camera

Joshua Arvidson, MSS, LCSW

Karl Soderstrom, CDC-S

Craigan Usher, MD

Mary Beth Goodman, MA, LPC, NBCC

Becca Kirian, MFN, AP-RDN

Lindsay Coffey, MS, LPC-S

Sharon Fishel, MS, LPC

Patrick Sidmore, MSW

Elizabeth King

Melissa Kitko

Suzette Odonnell, LCSW

Meghan Louk, MA

Quavon Bracken, Peer Outreach Worker

Quavon Bracken

Micki Dunn, M. Ed.

Holly McCamant

Anthony Vrolyk

Debbie Zastrow Yanagida

Jason Martin, PMHNP-BC

Ava Weiss, MSW

Traveling to Anchorage?

Traveling to Anchorage? Alaska Behavioral Health has partnered with the Marriott Anchorage Downtown hotel (next to the Dena’ina Center venue location) to offer a limited number of discounted rooms to Trauma Institute attendees. For a link to book your discounted room, please email Kristin Oberman at koberman@akbh.org. To be eligible for the discount, rooms must be booked by April 9th, 2024.

For those individuals needing assistance with travel funds to Anchorage to attend the conference, sponsorship may be available separately to through the Alaska Mental Health Trust. For more information about the Trust’s conference sponsorship application, click here.

Continuing Education

This conference is sponsored and approved by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In conjunction with statue 12 AAC 62.320 of the State of Alaska Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Trauma Institute attendees are eligible for up to (10) continuing education hours for professional development purposes.

Alaska Behavioral Health is in the process of applying for 10 CEU’s for this conference with the State of Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners. Updates will be posted as they are received. Please check back for more information.

Conference Questions?

Contact – Kristin Oberman at koberman@akbh.org

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