John Weston, President of TN-NADD
It is time for the 2018 annual TN-NADD Conference. The TN-NADD Board members and I have been working to bring you another phenomenal opportunity to be educated, inspired, and elightened. The 2018 TN-NADD conference will be an all day event, you are invited to attend.
This year’s theme is “Not Magic Just Marvelous.” We are honored to host Dr. Terrence Bethea as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Bethea is the Medical Director at the Hughes Center for Exceptional Children in Danville, Virginia. The Hughes Center provides specialized residential treatment and education for children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. Dr. Bethea emphasizes the appropriate use of medications as part of a holistic treatment plan.
In addition to Dr. Bethea’s keynote address, you will be able to hear from some dynamic industry leaders and presenters: Janice Ryan, OTD, OTR/L | Kris Roberts | John Dickerson | Melissa Sparks | Jennifer Armstrong | and Julie Brown.
Dr. Bethea is Medical Director at The Hughes Center for Exceptional Children in Danville, Virginia, USA. The Hughes Center provides specialized residential treatment and education for children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. As a physician caring for a vulnerable population, Dr. Bethea emphasizes the appropriate use of medications as part of a holistic treatment plan to address all areas of a person’s life. Dr. Bethea is an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Clinical research projects focus on psychopharmacologic treatments that target the core features of autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He has additional expertise in off-label use of medications and management of metabolic side effects of prescription medications.
Established in 1988, TN-NADD is dedicated to the advancement of mental wellness for persons with developmental disabilities through the promotion of excellence in mental health care. We would like to continue to bring you opportunities for learning. However, our membership needs to grow. I encourage you to contact www.thenadd.org and enjoy these membership benefits:
Frontier Health is a community behavioral health organization serving upper East Tennessee and South West Virginia whose mission is to provide quality services that encourage people to achieve their full potential. Information about Frontier Health can be obtained at www.frontierhealth.org.
This conference is for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Case Managers, Family Members, Administrators, and Behavioral Analysts/Specialists.
Psychologists: Frontier Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Frontier Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers up to 6.5 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologists; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Behavior Analysts: TN-NADD is an Approved Continuing Education Provider with Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB #OP-12-2172). Selected sessions from this conference are eligible for BACB Type II continuing education credits as indicated at the conclusion of each session description. Up to 6.0 BACB credits may be earned at this conference.
Case Managers: 6.5 CE have been applied for by CCMC for Certified Case Managers. Pending approval.
Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse: 6.5 CE will be applied for CDDN or DDC certification renewal. Pending approval.
Other Professions: This educational offering qualifies for 6.5 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
*ADA ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE*
7:30am – 8:30am
8:30am – 8:45am
Opening and Welcome
John Weston, President TN-NADD and Bruce Davis, PhD, BCBA-D, Past President TN-NADD
10:15am – 10:30am
10:30 am – 11:45pm
101: Multi-Sensory Environments: A Treatment Alternative for Self-Regulated Behavior and Stress Reduction
Janice Ryan, OTD, OTR/L Owner: Human Systems Occupational Therapy; and Kris Roberts, LSPE, BCBA
11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch – On your own
12:30pm – 12:45 pm
TN-NADD Annual Membership Meeting
12:45pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 3:15pm
3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:45pm
Early Before Aug 1st
Members – $65
Non-Members – $75
Regular On/After Aug 1st
Members – $75
Non-Members – $85
Please Contact Bruce Davis at 615-532-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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