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Nationally Known Speakers and IUP Faculty to Speak at Annual MARTI Conference

The Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute is celebrating its 25th annual MARTI Summer School Conference the week of July 8–12, 2013, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

This year’s speakers include several IUP faculty members and nationally known speakers, including:

  • Robert Ackerman, Ph.D., founder and former director of MARTI, speaking on self-defeating behaviors and developing resilience.
  • Chris Arnade, Ph.D., photojournalist, speaking on resiliency in extreme poverty conditions in Hunts Point, NY.
  • Frances Campbell, R.N., M.S.N., M.Ed., PMHCNS-BC, CARN, former program coordinator of the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at WPIC, speaking on personality disorders.
  • Michael Flaherty, Ph.D., founder and first executive director of IRETA, speaking on recovery focused care.
  • Victor Garcia, Ph.D., director of MARTI and professor of anthropology at IUP, speaking on Mexican immigrant substance abuse treatments.
  • Jody Glance, M.D., medical director of the Perinatal Addictions Clinic and co-medical director of the Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency at WPIC, and Dennis Daley, Ph.D., principal investigator for the Appalachian Tri-State Node for the Clinical Trials Network of NIDA, speaking on managing anxiety and depression.
  • Laura Gonzalez, Ph.D., anthropologist and founder of Red de Mureres Mexicanas en el Exterior (Network of Mexican Women living Abroad), speaking on Mexican immigrant women and health services.
  • Beverly Goodwin, Ph.D., professor of psychology at IUP, speaking on multiculturalism and ethical practice
  • Bryn Hogan, executive director of the Autism Treatment Center of America, speaking on how the Son-Rise Program helps children with autism and other special needs.
  • Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., program director of the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Clinic at WPIC, speaking on motivational interviewing.
  • Ralph May, Psy.D., chief clinical officer at the Community Guidance Center in Indiana, speaking on ADHD and an update on DSM.
  • John McCarthy, Ph.D., NCC, professor of counseling at IUP, speaking on creativity and divergent thinking, as well as a topic on innovative techniques to enhance professional development.
  • Sean McCaskill, M.A., founder of McCaskill & Associates, speaking on working with adolescents from high-risk environment, and creating a positive classroom environment.
  • Michelle Gwinn Nutter, safe and supportive schools manager for the Pennsylvania Center for Safe Schools will be speaking on working with military students and families, and why bullying can have civil and criminal implications.
  • Kelly Perales, LCSW, associate clinical manager for children’s services with the Community Care Behavioral Health Organization will be speaking on integrating school mental health and positive behavioral interventions.
  • Laurie Roehrich, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at IUP, speaking on moving towards mindful ethics.
  • Dustye Sheffer, community relations representative for Pyramid Healthcare presents a topic on the latest legal drugs of abuse.
  • Carl Sullivan, M.D., director of Addiction Services at WVU School of Medicine, leads off the week with three presentations—one on successful medication assisted treatment for addictions, another on the problem of chronic pain and addiction, and one on various drugs of abuse.
  • Karen Vadino, M.S.W., LPCC, OCPS II is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, humorist, trainer and consultant. She will be speaking on loss and grief as well as finishing the week out on Friday with a workshop on wellness.

We will also have a task force of Kami Anderson, executive director of AIDAC; Patrick Dougherty, district attorney for Indiana County; Courtney Hankinson, prevention specialist at AIDAC; Mike Krafick, certified recovery specialist at AIDAC; David Mineta, deputy director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House; and Gary Tennis, Esq., secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in Pennsylvania. This group’s workshop will be held in a town hall format to discuss substance use/abuse from a local, state, and federal standpoint.

Various professional credits have been approved to be offered at this conference. These include:

  • Act 48 Credits
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Credits for Psychologists
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Credits in the following domain focus areas
    • General Content
    • Ethical Standards
    • Addictions Counseling
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits for Counselors
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Credits
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) Credits for Drug and Alcohol Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Social Worker (PA SE) Credits for Social Workers
  • Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office email to:
  • vgarcia@iup.edu