Virtual Agenda 

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Wednesday, July 22nd

Opening Remarks

1:00 pm

Hear from the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network and Southeast Institute on Chemical Dependency directors and receive a warm welcome to AIIR.

Track Sessions

​1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Establishing Faith's ROLE in the ROSC, Pastor Greg Delaney

  • The Opioid Crisis: What Healthcare Professionals and Spiritual Leaders Need to Know and Do from a Prevention and Treatment Perspectives ,Dr. Lucy Cannon, LCSW, CCDP-D

  • How to Speak with your Healthcare Provider about Drug Use?, Dr. Kym Mwansa, DNP, FNP-BC and Curtis Dorsey, CCS, CADC-II, ICGC-II, SAP


5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Enjoy Nzinga Harrison, MD as our keynote for the evening.

Track Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Using Expressive Therapy Tools to Explore Spirituality and Recovery, Jennifer Yaeger, LPC

Thur, July 23 

Track Sessions

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • The Neurology of Addiction, Intervention, & Recovery, Dr. Dave Janzen, D.Min, CIP, CISM

  • The Stigma of Medication-Assisted Treatment: What's the Truth? What's the Myth?, Dr. Kym Mwansa,DNP, FNP-BC and Curtis Dorsey, CCS, CADC-II, ICGC-II, SAP

  • How to Help Our Client’s Resolve Ambivalence towards Recovery, Dr. Linda Buchanan, Ph.D., CEDS-S

  • Access to Recovery through Faith Based Collaboration: A top down, strategic approach, to equip communities of faith, Monty Burks, C.P.R.S., Ph.D.

Lunch Break

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Track Sessions

12:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Slim Pickings - How to Choose the Right Treatment Center, Dr. Sandi Taylor-Anderson, Ph.D., LPC, CAC II, CCS, CAMS II, GCADC III

  • Faith and MAT: Can We Just Get Along, Pastor Greg Delaney

  • From Couch to Mat: Integrating Yoga Faith into Therapy and Recovery, Victoria Nolen, LPC, RYT, YF-A

  • Update on Buprenorphine Treatment; A Scientific Review of Sublocade ™, an Extended-Release Injection, Dr. Teri Peck, Ph.D., ICADC

Afterworks!: Virtual Happy Hour

5:00 - 6:00pm

Led by AIIR Planning Committee and Various Speakers

A themed facilitated discussion to provide attendees a valuable opportunity for attendees to network/connect.

Fri, July 24         

Plenary Session

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A Personal Journey of Faith in the Recovery Process Through the 12 Steps and Faith-Based Organizations, Lawrence Bryant, PhD, MPH, RRT, BSW, AAS

Track Sessions

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

  • Pro-social Connections and Contagious Recovery: What's Soul Got to Do, Got to Do With It?, George Braucht, LPC, CPCS, CARES

  • Basics of Telemental Health, Kelly Michael Moselle, MS, MA, CAMS II 


12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Track Sessions

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Providing Compassionate Care for Persons with Substance Use Disorder and Chronic Pain and How to Address Ethical Dilemmas, Mindy Mayer, LCSW, MAC and Kristine Way, LCSW, MAC

  • Pro-social Connections and Contagious Recovery: What's Soul Got to Do, Got to Do With It? , George Braucht, LPC, CPCS, CARES (3 hr class)

Closing Remarks

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Questions about our schedule? Feel free to reach out!

Who Should Attend AIIR?

This conference will bring together an impressive array of faith leaders and substance use professionals to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Speakers will be covering a wide range of SUD topics, which means there’s really something for everyone to discover.

           Attendees may include: 

Inter-faith leaders and counselors • Recovery Community • Healthcare professionals • Paraprofessionals • Students • SUD professionals • Prevention Coalitions

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