2022 Mental Health Management Summit
Best Practices in Mental Health, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment

October 17-18, 2022 * JW Marriott Grand Lakes * Orlando, FL

2022 Mental Health Management Summit

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About the Conference:

Mental health illness and substance use disorders affect people of all ages and demographics and are extremely burdensome to society and socioeconomic costs. More than one in four adults living with serious mental health problems also has a substance use problem. Because of this, behavioral health integration and management has moved to the forefront as the healthcare industry strives to advance the coordination of behavioral healthcare services and implementation of integration initiatives to improve access to treatment.

This conference will bring together some of the leading national experts responding to this ever-increasing public health crisis to provide insights on policy, operations, and management of mental health strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America’s communities. Join your peers to shape the future of mental health and hear about what the future of mental healthcare will bring, achieving mental health equity, treating co-occurring disorders, integrating physical and behavioral health, the need for early screening and intervention, expanding access to behavioral health treatment and addressing disparities, trends to watch for, and much more.

Who Should Attend?
From Health Plans/Hospitals/Health Systems/Mental Health Facilities/Employers/Community Health Centers/Recovery Centers/ Managed Care Organizations/Law Enforcement:

  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • Medical Directors
  • Behavioral Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Social Workers
  • Medical Management
  • Disease Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Community Health
  • Addiction & Recovery Coordinators
  • Mental Health
  • Reimbursement
  • Network Management
  • Case Management
  • Managed Care
  • Counselors
  • Care Management
  • Outpatient Services
  • Clinical Operations
  • Provider Relations
  • Integrated Care
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychologists
  • Administrators
  • Nursing Director
  • Safety Manager
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • MAT Care Coordinator
  • Nurse Educator
  • Public Health
  • Counseling Services
  • Substance Abuse Management

 

Also of Interest to Vendors and Solutions Providers; Healthcare Consultants; TPA’s

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, October 17, 2022
7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

8:15am – 9:00am
Improving the Quality and Relevance of Behavioral Health Services
There are tremendous challenges facing those seeking services for their mental health or substance related issues, among which are the critical shortage of providers and their inconsistent adherence to evidence based practices.  There are few solutions as the field struggles to recruit and train more professionals.  There have been calls to expand the range of who can provide services to include those with expertise through lived experiences with their own behavioral health struggles.  Even among those who are fully credentialled, modes of clinical practice have not shifted adequately to meet changing and ever increasing demands for effective treatment.  This presentation will examine the trends that are shaping what the provider community will be facing in the future, and how to motivate those already providing services to consider incorporating adaptations that would meaningfully impact those needing care

Mark Friedlander, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health
Universal Health Services, In.

9:00am – 9:45am
Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Treatment in Rural Areas and Addressing Disparities
Recent research shows that in many states one in four rural hospitals are at risk of closure. That means behavioral health in rural communities is quickly becoming more challenging for populations that already struggle with higher rates of isolation, addiction and access to affordable care. Many primary care providers have limited expertise in behavioral health but know that mental health and substance use have significant impacts on physical health. This session will examine how to champion behavioral health in rural areas, including how healthcare providers can achieve progress through initiatives and investments in technology to facilitate the delivery of integrated, collaborative care and unite medical professionals in a holistic approach to patient care.

Monica Wilke-Brown, LMSW
Opioid Response Grants Project Director
Iowa Department of Public Health | Division of Behavioral Health
Iowa Department of Public Health 

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:15am – 11:00am
Treating Co-Occurring Disorders: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder
Mental health problems and substance use disorders sometimes occur together. This is because:

  • Certain illegal drugs can cause people with an addiction to experience one or more symptoms of a mental health problem
  • Mental health problems can sometimes lead to alcohol or drug use, as some people with a mental health problem may misuse these substances as a form of self-medication
  • Mental and substance use disorders share some underlying causes, including changes in brain composition, genetic vulnerabilities, and early exposure to stress or trauma.

This session will explore treatments for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders – mental illness and substance abuse disorder.

Manassa S. Hany, MD
Director, Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry
Mount Sinai West/Morningside Program
Medical Director, Mount Sinai West Addiction Institute outpatient
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

11:00am – 11:45am
Transforming Mental Health in Schools
Mental health services embedded within school systems can create a continuum of integrative care that improves both mental health and educational attainment for children. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are the ideal location for primary care and mental health staff to collaboratively address students’ physical and mental health needs—leading to greater success in school and in life. Their proximity to students and ability to provide mental health care in a safe, private, and confidential environment allows for the development of ongoing relationships between practitioner, patient, and family to support positive behavioral change. This session will explore how mental health integrative strategies and interventions can be implemented in schools to provide earlier and improved access to care.

Theresa Dominguez, MPH
Senior Program Manager
School-Based Health Alliance

11:45am – 12:30pm
Guiding the Evolution of Addiction Treatment
This presentation intends to convey the correlations and also the disconnect between addiction treatment and mental health care, and what addiction treatment should and should not look like.   Other areas covered include the data and science behind measuring outcomes and translating that data into practice, addressing compassion fatigue in the workplace and improving care for patients and staff, “mental health” for first responders/workers in the emergency/addiction field, and the overall evolution of patient care.

Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM, ABAM
President and Chief Medical officer
BrightView 

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Luncheon 

1:30pm – 1:50pm
When Does Mental Health Become the Responsibility of Employers?
Despite the fact that over 200 million workdays are lost due to mental health conditions each year ($16.8 billion in employee productivity), mental health remains a taboo subject. In fact, almost 60% of employees have never spoken to anyone at work about their mental health status. Stigma can stand in the way of individuals seeking help when they need it most. Most organizations are not doing enough to break down stigma, meanwhile, employees feel unsupported and in struggle without the tools to name, normalize, and navigate their mental health. Please join Psychologist Dr. Les Kertay PhD, to learn how to mitigate risk by tapping the latest mental behavioral health technology and resources to keep organizations accountable and employees empowered.

Dr. Les Kertay
SVP, Behavioral Health
Axiom Medical 

1:50pm – 2:50pm
Panel: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare
One of the most important aspects of receiving medical care is access to that care. For people with mental illness who have greater healthcare needs and are at risk for poor health outcomes, reduced access to care constitutes a crisis. Addressing mental health and substance use disorders is an urgent matter, and expanded access to treatment is key. As providers of emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care, hospitals and health systems are often the first-line responders for behavioral health disorders, as well as the conduits to community-based organizations that provide care. Panelists will explore initiatives underway to increase access to mental health and behavioral health services in the communities they serve.

Panelists:

Maeghan Gilmore, MPH
Senior Director, Government Affairs
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Michael Lynch, MD, FACMT
Medical Director, UPMC Health Plan Substance Use Disorder Services
Director, UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Clinic
Associate Professor
Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine
Divisions of Adolescent and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Monica Wilke-Brown, LMSW
Opioid Response Grants Project Director
Iowa Department of Public Health – Division of Behavioral Health
Iowa Department of Public Health 

Christopher Williams
Math/Science Instructional Coach
21st Century After School Program
Site Coordinator
Newton County Schools

2:50pm – 3:20pm
Networking & Refreshments Break 

3:20pm – 4:05pm
L.E.A.D: Bernalillo County’s Harm Reduction Tool to Engage Individuals and Reduce Criminal Justice Involvement and Substance Use
The Department of Behavioral Health Services LEAD program was launched in Bernalillo County, New Mexico in 2019. LEAD follows harm-reduction principles founded on respect for those who are engaging in substance use and utilizes case management aimed to reduce the harm done to participants and to the surrounding community, this is achieved through engagement, not separation. LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program, in which arresting officers trained in LEAD practices have discretionary authority to identify arrestees as potential participants and connect the individuals to case managers. LEAD also accepts referrals from the community for individuals who are at risk or previously criminal justice involved. For some caught in the criminal justice system, their behavioral health and substance use disorders are the underlying causes of a vicious cycle of booking, detention, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration. In supporting participants in meeting their self-identified goals, case managers can help participants manage their drug use and reduce justice involvement, without contributing to stigma or judgement.

Reina Martinez, BA
Community Programs Manager
Department of Behavioral Health Services, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

4:05pm – 4:50pm
Mindfulness in Mental Health
Mindfulness plays a big role in improving your overall mental health. According to research, the practice helps people manage stress, depression, addiction, and anxiety. Mindfulness-based therapy techniques like MBSR and MBCT have been reported to improve mental health outcomes among patients with psychiatric conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and other medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, cancer, arthritis, obesity, heart disease, stroke). In the United Kingdom, MBCT has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to prevent depression relapse. Additionally, Mindfulness and related tools are also now widely used in the corporate world and making their way into the well-being efforts to combat burnout amongst healthcare professionals. This session will examine the available evidence for mindfulness-based practices both in mental health as well as employee health and present some commonly used practices towards improving mental health.

Pranav V. Shah, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Southern California Permanente Medical Group Orange County, Kaiser Permanente

4:50pm – 5:35pm
Improving Access to Children’s Mental Healthcare
It can be challenging for some families to get mental health care for their children. Nearly one in five children have a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. Children with these disorders benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, only about 20 percent of children with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders receive care from a specialized mental health care provider. Some families cannot find mental health care because of the lack of providers in their area. Some families may have to travel long distances or be placed on long waiting lists to receive care. Cost, insurance coverage, and the time and effort involved make it harder for parents to get mental healthcare for their child. This session will explore innovative solutions that improve access to mental healthcare for children.

Christopher Williams
Math/Science Instructional Coach
21st Century After School Program
Site Coordinator
Newton County Schools 

5:35pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, October 18, 2022
7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma is a near universal experience for those people with mental health and/or substance use conditions.  This session will present a review of the impact of traumatic experiences and how employing a trauma-informed approach can improve outcomes across prevention, treatment and recovery.  A model for re-imagining mental health via an integrative framework with a focus on traumatic stress, technology and person-centered care will be presented along with key policy, financing and other factors that are driving this adoption.

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW
Executive Officer and Director
SAMHSA Office of Management, Technology and Operations 

9:00am – 9:45am
Incorporating Mental Health into Your Corporate Wellness Program
Corporate wellness programs tend to focus on helping employees improve their health by creating clinical improvement initiatives around certain measures such as blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, glucose, and smoking cessation. Often missing from corporate wellness programs, however, is a focus on mental health and emotional wellness. Each year, one in five adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness. Yet only one in three who need help will get it. As a result, many people will either miss work or will get less done on the job. The latter is known as presenteeism, when people go to work while struggling with physical or mental health issues. Focusing on workplace mental health is so important for your bottom line. Companies who ignore emotional health do more than put their employees’ mental well-being at risk. If stressed, unhappy employees spread negativity throughout the organization, companies may find their complacency over their employees’ emotional health also puts their business at risk. This session will explore ways mental wellness can help employees thrive in the workplace, and how employers can help make it a priority and incorporate it into their corporate wellness program.

Kate Stemle
Senior Well-Being and Global Absence Manager
Total Rewards/Human Resources
Citrix

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break  

10:15am – 11:00am
Achieving Mental Health Equity
Mental health equity is the right to access quality healthcare for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location. This includes access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental and substance use disorders. Advancing health equity involves ensuring that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This also applies to mental health. In conjunction with quality services, this involves addressing social determinants, such as employment and housing stability, insurance status, proximity to services, culturally responsive care – all of which have an impact on behavioral health outcomes. This session will explore components of an effective strategy to achieve mental health equity including increasing population-based care; increasing community-based health care services; addressing social determinants of health; engaging the community; and supporting a diverse, structurally competent workforce.

Damir S. Utrzan, PhD, LMFT, DAAETS
Manager of Mental Health Services for Center City
Interim Psychiatry Administrator for the Midwest Region
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies

11:00am – 11:45am
Strategies to Treat Youth Opioid Addiction
Successfully addressing the US opioid overdose epidemic will require a strategy for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). Two in three adults treated for opioid use disorder (OUD) first used opioids when they were younger than age 25. In the past 15 years, AYAs’ use of prescription opioids has skyrocked and last two years Fentanyl overdoses have gone up 70% compared to 2018 across U.S. Effective strategies exist to prevent and treat OUD in teens and younger adults. These include screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to detect and address opioid misuse; and medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone), behavioral therapy, and family-centered approaches to treat youth diagnosed with OUD. In order to achieve positive outcomes a comprehensive approach to treatment and prevention is a must.  An example of comprehensive approach is Santa Clara County Opioid Treatment Center for youth. This session will explore the effective strategies that have been put in place to achieve optimal outcomes in prevention and treatment of teen and young adults.

Mira Parwiz
Director, Addiction Medicine Services Division
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 

11:45am – 12:30pm
Advancing Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges Resulting from COVID-19
This session will cover the current landscape of mental healthcare. The session will discuss the evolution of mental healthcare over the past several years and focus on key opportunities for advancing mental health.  These include opportunities to reduce stigma, engage in addressing the intersection between criminal justice and mental health and the vast opportunity presented by the establishment of comprehensive crisis systems.

Deepa Avula, MPH
Former Chief of Staff and CFO, SAMHSA 

12:30pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, October 18, 2022
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop: What Will the Future of Mental Healthcare Bring?
In a short span of time, the pandemic has increased our awareness of the vulnerability of mental health. Sitting squarely at the intersection of physical health and external circumstances, we’ve seen how quickly our moods and behaviors can be impacted by circumstances and challenges, and we’ve also realized just how strong and resilient our minds can be. But perhaps most importantly, we are now witnessing a shift in our thinking about mental health. Concerns around mental health and its treatment are finally taking more of a front seat in the mainstream of society. The field of mental healthcare is ever-evolving, which might leave us wondering where we’re headed next. As we step forward into a world of less stigma, more understanding, and fewer barriers to care, we ask: what could the future of mental health care look like? This workshop will explore all this and more.

Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD
First Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use (2017-2021)

Featured Speakers

Mark Friedlander, MD, MBA

Mark Friedlander, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health

Universal Health Services, Inc.
Monica Wilke-Brown, LMSW

Monica Wilke-Brown, LMSW

Opioid Response Grants Project Director

Iowa Department of Public Health
Division of Behavioral Health
Iowa Department of Public Health
Manassa S. Hany, MD

Manassa S. Hany, MD

Director, Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry

Mount Sinai West/Morningside Program
Medical Director, Mount Sinai West Addiction Institute outpatient
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Theresa Dominguez, MPH

Theresa Dominguez, MPH

Senior Program Manager

School-Based Health Alliance
Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Math/Science Instructional Coach

21st Century After School Program
Site Coordinator
Newton County Schools
Dr. Les Kertay

Dr. Les Kertay

SVP, Behavioral Health

Axiom Medical
Reina Martinez, BA

Reina Martinez, BA

Community Programs Manager

Department of Behavioral Health Services, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Pranav V. Shah, MD

Pranav V. Shah, MD

Department of Psychiatry

Southern California Permanente Medical Group Orange County, Kaiser Permanente
Maeghan Gilmore, MPH

Maeghan Gilmore, MPH

Senior Director, Government Affairs

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Mira Parwiz

Mira Parwiz

Director, Addiction Medicine Services Division

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Kate Stemle

Kate Stemle

Director, Addiction Medicine Services Division

Total Rewards/Human Resources
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Paolo del Vecchio, MSW

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW

Executive Officer & Director

SAMHSA Office of Management, Technology & Operations
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD

Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD

First Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use (2017-2021)

Michael Lynch, MD, FACMT

Michael Lynch, MD, FACMT

Medical Director, UPMC Health Plan Substance Use Disorder Services

Director, UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Clinic
Associate Professor
Division of Medical Toxicology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM, ABAM

Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, ABEM, ABAM

President and Chief Medical officer

BrightView
Damir S. Utrzan, PhD, LMFT, DAAETS

Damir S. Utrzan, PhD, LMFT, DAAETS

Manager of Mental Health Services for Center City

Interim Psychiatry Administrator for the Midwest Region
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Deepa Avula, MPH

Deepa Avula, MPH

Former Chief of Staff and CFO, SAMHSA

Venue
JW Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes
4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837
407-206-2300

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

 Associate Sponsor


Axiom Medical empowers organizations to strategically address workplace health challenges across the spectrum, from mental and behavioral health and infectious disease control to OSHA mandated medical programs and workplace injury case management within one Occupational Health platform. Axiom Medical kept employees safe in the workplace and client businesses operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in the management of over 250,000 COVID cases and twenty million CheckIn2Work health attestations. Organizations can now integrate Tempo Live; a proactive occupational behavioral health platform designed to support employee well-being and provide a meaningful return on investment to employers. 

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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