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2012 MARTI Summer School Conference

2012 MARTI Summer School Conference
If you want to know more about helping children of all ages and especially high-risk youth, MARTI’s annual Summer School is for you.
2012 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty
2012 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty and credentials.
2012 MARTI Summer School Conference Graduate Tuition Fees
Fees applied if taking MARTI Summer School Conference for academic credit
2012 MARTI Summer School General Registration Fees and Deadlines
Registration Fees and Deadlines for Conference.
2012 MARTI Summer School Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees
Call IUP's Conference Services Office with any questions about on-campus apartment and cafeteria meal fees.
 

2011 MARTI Summer School Conference

2011 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty
2011 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty and credentials
2011 Topic Schedule
2011 MARTI Summer School Conference
Adolescent Attachment Style and Substance Abuse: Implications for Treatment
This workshop will address the implications of Adolescent Attachment Style and Substance Abuse and integrating family therapy techniques into Adolescent Substance Abuse treatment.
Boundaries in Community Behavioral Health
This plenary will review the current legal, ethical, and professional issues in boundary management in the community behavioral health setting.
Confidentiality in Community Behavioral Health
The participants will review the current legal, ethical, and regulatory issues in mental health confidentiality.
Counselor (and Client) Self-Care and the Joy of Resilience
This presentation combines lecturettes and dyadic and smaller group exercises along with self-reflective activities to help participants help themselves as counseling professionals.
Creative Use of Chairs in Counseling
This workshop will focus on many different ways to use chairs in counseling.
Creative Use of Writing, Drawing and Movement in Counseling
This workshop gives counselors permission to be creative and use movement, writings, and drawings. 
Documentation in Behavioral Health Services
The participants will learn the core legal, ethical, and best practice issues in behavioral health documentation.
Early Intervention Services and Their Impact on Children and Families: How Down Syndrome Lifted Me Up
This workshop will focus on how critical Early Intervention services and supports are for children with disabilities and their families.
Essential, Effective Group Leadership Skills
This workshop focuses on essential and practical skills for leading all kinds of groups—task, educational, supportive, and counseling groups. Leadership styles will be discussed and demonstrated.
From Boys to Men: Understanding the Journey and Implications for Clinical Interventions
This workshop focuses on problems in the lives of boys and men related to the intimacy, vulnerability, depression, and social acting out.
Helping Kids and Teens Be Responsible Digital Citizens
This workshop is designed to provide participants with a digital citizenship model for young people to assist in them making safe and legal use of the Internet by identifying best practices, tools, and methods that also respect free expression.
Recipe for Success: Five Ingredients for a Well-Balanced Life
This presentation will focus on personal development, motivation and leadership.
Understanding the Diversity in Our Classrooms
This workshop will explore the role of diversity in the classroom. The primary goal is to raise consciousness about the intersection of different dimensions of diversity in today's classroom.
What’s the Role of the “Cultural Context” in Working with High Risk Children, Families, and Behavioral Health?
This plenary session will examine the impact of “cultural context” in the lives of children who are labeled “high risk” and their families.
 

2010 MARTI Summer School Conference

2010 MARTI Summer School Conference
Year after year, the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) has provided the latest techniques for working with high-risk children. The conference includes excellent presenters and special sections for educators and clinicians, all at a low cost.
2010 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty
2010 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty and credentials.
Addiction and Family Secrets
This workshop will address how families affected by addiciton are often riddled with secrets.
Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Childhood trauma does not end with childhood. When childhood is over the survivors are adults. Not all of the adult survivors become the walking wounded. Many are able to grow beyond the experience and develop resiliency skills to improve their lives—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Cybersex Addiction for Individuals and Couples
This workshop explores the impact of cybersex use and abuse on relationships.
Dealing with Children Diagnosed with ADHD (6-18)
This workshop will identify key factors which contribute to the difficulties that children who are diagnosed with ADHD face at home, in school, and in their communities.
Decisions, Decisions.....Helping Youth Consider Their Options in Sexual Health
Adolescents are bombarded with sexual messages from "Just Say NO!" to "It's No Big Deal" to complete silence regarding sexual decision-making on real world sexual issues. What is really going on? How can professionals communicate regarding sexual health with adolescents without preaching?
Developing Healthy Families
Healthy families are made, not born. Not all healthy families are healthy all the time, and not all dysfunctional families are dysfunctional all the time. However, many families suffering from dysfunctions such as addiction, abuse, divorce, and other stress-related problems need help in creating or re-creating healthy family patterns.
Drugs in the Workplace
This workshop will focus on the issue of drugs in the workplace. 
Duty to Protect by Warning: An Update on Tarasoff, Emerich, and Behavioral Health Care
This workshop will address and review the current legal and ethical issues which underlie Duty to Protect by Warning.
Eliminating Self-Defeating Eating: An Introduction to Intuitive Eating Models
This experiential workshop emphasizes the cognitive behavioral influences on self-defeating eating, while introducing concepts of Intuitive Eating models.
Laughing: Just For the Health of It
Humor and laughter are essential ingredients for healthy selves and healthy relationships. Understanding and accepting ourselves can provide a bridge to connecting with others.
Managing Adolescent Aggressive Behavior from High Risk Environments
This workshop will look at those factors that hinder practitioners from working with adolescents from high-risk environments.
Of Course the Client is Ambivalent: A Look at Motivational Interviewing
This workshop will offer an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Parenting in the Age of the Internet
This workshop outlines Internet dangers that lurk for children and adolescents, and what parents can do to protect them.
Proactive Counseling Skills
This workshop will address pro active or experiential counseling skills. It is designed to demonstrate techniques which can facilitate the counseling or process of behavioral change.
Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Recognizing Healthy Relationships
Participants will gain interactive strategies for use with adolescents for that often difficult to understand concept of "love."
Self-Defeating Behaviors: Personal and Professional Potholes
This presentation will address the inception, maintenance, purpose, and predictable betrayal of commonly practiced self-defeating behaviors and their impact on our personal and professional lives.
Ten Powerful Techniques for Change with Difficult Adolescents
This program provides a host of techniques for achieving psychotherapeutic change with resistant, oppositional defiant, conduct disordered, or otherwise difficult adolescents.
The School’s Role in Parenting and the Onset of Addiction
This presentation will address issues related to adolescent substance abuse, dependency, and its relationship to generational issues, parenting processes, and the school’s role in prevention, education and intervention.
Underage Drinking Prevention Strategies
This workshop will provide attendees with a how-to guide on underage drinking prevention strategies in their local communities, from identifying the problem to implementing a plan.
When Good Kids Do Bad Things
Develop skills with Control Theory and Reality Therapy developed by Dr. William Glasser, found of the William Glasser Institute.
Working with Single-Parent Families
Over the past years, the form of American families has changed greatly. The greatest change has been the emergence of many single-parent families.
Working with Symptomatic Children Trapped in High Conflict Marriages: Part I
Professionals working with symptomatic children trapped in high conflict marriages face three major challenges. See how martial impasses are embedded in broader family pattern of avoidance and abdication.
Working with Symptomatic Children Trapped in High Conflict Marriages: Part II
This workshop will briefly review the three major challenges of working with symptomatic children trapped in high conflict marriages.
2010 MARTI Summer School Conference Class Requirements
Class requirements for Addiction and the Family course.
2010 MARTI Summer School Conference Graduate Tuition Fees
Academic Graduate Credit Application Preapplication is highly recommended. Application forms for graduate credit will be mailed with confirmation letters upon receipt of conference registrations. To save time and confusion, applying for the credits prior to July 6 is highly recommended.
2010 MARTI Summer School General Registration Fees and Deadlines
Location Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania (approximately fifty five miles northeast of Pittsburgh) Registration Fee Early Bird Special $295 postmarked on or before May 14, 2010 Conference Fee $325 between May 15 and June 25, 2010 Late Registration Fee
2010 MARTI Summer School Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees
Call IUP’s Conference Services Office with any questions about on-campus apartment and cafeteria meal fees.
 

2009 MARTI Summer School Conference

2009 MARTI Summer School Conference
If you want to know more about helping children of all ages and especially high-risk youth, MARTI’s annual Summer School is for you.The twenty-first annual MARTI Summer School will be held the week of July 13 through 17, 2009 in Indiana, Pa.
2009 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty
Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D. Director, Mid Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and Professor of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania Co founder and Advisory Board Member the National Association for Children of Alcoholics author and lecturer. Terry
A School and Community-Based Counseling Model for Multi-Stressed Adolescents and Their Families
The workshop will familiarize the participants with conceptual foundation and practical implementation of the Family Empowerment Program (FEP) developed by the Center for Family, Community, and Social Justice, Inc., as a model for working with multi-stressed adolescents and their families.
Adolescent Depression: From Identification to Therapeutic Approaches
Adolescent depression can affect various dimensions of a teen’s life: social, academic, sexual, and occupational. In addition, the rates of subsequent depressive episodes are significant.
Adult Children of Alcoholics: Helping College Students and Young Adults with Recovery
Childhood trauma does not end with childhood. ; When childhood is over the survivors are adults. ; Not all of the adult survivors become the walking wounded. ; Many are able to grow beyond the experience and develop resiliency skills to improve their lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
All Stressed Up and No One to Choke
This stress management workshop is designed to help participants recognize stressors, become aware of their own personal stress level, and discover some healthy, effective methods to reduce stress.
Converting Your Student Assistance Program (SAP) to Project SUCCESS
Project SUCCESS was based on the Student Assistance Program Model and has a high rating on the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices list. 
Co-Occurring Disorders: Looking at the Big Picture
This lecture will provide a general overview of co-occurring disorders and discuss the importance of trying to treat the whole person.
Current Trends of Abuse with Legal and Illegal Drugs
This workshop, utilizing the most current data for the Middle Atlantic States with emphasis on Pennsylvania, will review the current trends regarding alcohol and other drug abuse with attention to Prescription and OTC drugs in addition to illicit drugs.
Developing and Leading Early-Alert Crisis Intervention Teams
This program will broadly address the purpose, development and leadership of early-alert crisis intervention teams within the university, public school and other institutional settings.
Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
Engaging Bystanders is a form of primary prevention of sexual violence. 
Ethics and Boundaries in Community-Based Behavioral Health Care
This presentation will address the legal, ethical, and best practice issues in regulatory behavioral health interpersonal boundaries.
Female Adolescents and Bullying
This workshop will address the emotional and behavioral issues regarding relational aggression and bullying. Hands-on techniques and strategies will be taught on how to help adolescent girls gain pro social skills.
From Victim to Advocate: My Story
In this workshop, I will address those factors which may have led to my luring and abduction by an Internet predator, and the difficulties surrounding the returning child.
Helping Families and Children When a Loved One Has an Addiction
This workshop will address the impact of substance use disorders on families and children. It will review family issues from the perspective of the person with a substance use disorder and the family.
Helping Families Break the Cycle of Neglect and Violence, Part I
Professionals working with neglect and violence sometimes get hooked by their concerns for safety, and in doing so take over the parent’s executive functioning.
Helping Families Break the Cycle of Neglect and Violence, Part II
Professionals working with neglect and violence sometimes get hooked by their concerns for safety and in doing so take over the parent’s executive functioning. This inadvertently reinforces the power of professionals and can marginalize the family.
How to Maintain a Successful Therapeutic Relationship without Bias: Does Social Class Impact a Therapist's Approach
Through an interactive approach, participants will have an opportunity to explore and discuss their own biases and examine how to prevent personal biases from interfering with the therapeutic approach.
Introduction to Problem/Pathological Gambling
This program is geared for the counselor/therapist with limited knowledge of problem/pathological gambling.
Managing Emotions
This plenary will address emotions and their impact on individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.
Reaching and Teaching the Millennial Generation
Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are a very large cohort, about 80 million people from ages seven through twenty-five. These digital natives have unique characteristics and clear preferences in substance abuse.
Secrets of the Street: What Kids Know That We Need to Know
What accounts for the popularity of stimulants among children, teens, and young adults? Beverages, candy, gum, soap, shampoo, medications, herbal supplements... there are infinite ways to perk up, stay up, diet, study, get buzzed.
Sex and the Univer(city): Issues of Sexuality on College Campuses
The presentation will focus on sexual health and safety issues faced by college students. 
Success Not Excess: Helping Young Adults Transition from High School to College
Statistics show college-bound high school students tend to drink less than their non-college-bound peers while in high school. However, once past graduation, college-bound students surpass their non-college-bound peers when it comes to alcohol use.
The Emotional and Behavioral Impact on Children in Dysfunctional Families
This workshop will focus on the emotional and behavioral issues and problems for children who are living in an addicted dysfunctional family.  It will emphasize a developmental approach to children and will address why children in dysfunctional families are not all affected in the same way.
The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Behavioral Health and Recovery
This workshop will provide an overview for behavioral health professionals who are interested in identifying and addressing the spiritual needs of clients.
Translating Prevention Research for Parents
Substance abuse professionals and educators are often asked to speak to parents about substance abuse prevention.
When Alcohol and Other Drugs Come To School: What Educators Need to Know
This workshop will address the signs and symptoms of adolescent drug use and its impact on social and emotional development.
2009 MARTI Summer School Conference Class Requirements
“High Risk Children, Families, And Behavioral Health”
2009 MARTI Summer School Conference Graduate Tuition Fees
Academic Graduate Credit Application Preapplication is highly recommended. Application forms for graduate credit will be mailed with confirmation letters upon receipt of conference registrations. To save time and confusion, applying for the credits prior to July 6 is highly recommended. Full
2009 MARTI Summer School General Registration Fees and Deadlines
Location Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania (approximately fifty five miles northeast of Pittsburgh) Registration Fee Early Bird Special $295 postmarked on or before May 15, 2009 Conference Fee   $325 between May 17 and June 26, 2009 Late Registration
2009 MARTI Summer School Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees
On Campus Apartment Fees The Two Person Shared Semi Suite includes a common sleeping area, small common room, bathroom, and two closets and the Four Person Shared Suites allow for two people per bedroom and bathroom. They share a common
 

2008 MARTI Summer School Conference

2008 MARTI Summer School Conference
The Twentieth Annual MARTI Summer School was held the week of July 14 through 18, 2008 in Indiana, PA.
2008 MARTI Summer Conference Faculty
2008 MARTI Summer School Faculty
A Sigh of Belief: Helping Parents to Raise Their Confidence
"A Sigh of Belief:  Helping Parents to Raise Their Confidence" -- Presented by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
A Three-stage Intervention Model for Post-divorce Co-parents: How Clinicians Can Help
Presented by Kathryn Bonach, Ph.D., L.S.W., L.P.C., N.C.C.
Adolescents...God Bless ’Em; Parents of Adolescents...God Help ’Em!
Presented by Walter C. Gray, M.F.A., Psy.D.       
Best Practices for Reducing College Student's High Risk Alcohol Consumption
Best Practices for Reducing College Student's High Risk Alcohol Consumption - presented by Timothy J. Silvestri, Ph.D.
Carry the Torch, But Don’t Get Burned: The Need for Professional Self-care
Presented by Chuck Jackson, Ed.D.
Child Sexual Assault: Identification and Prevention
Child Sexual Assault:  Identification and Prevention -- Presented by Jo Ellen Bowman, M.S.W., L.S.W.
Chronic Overeating: Why We Do It and How to Change
Description of "Chronic Overeating   Why We Do It and How to Change" -- presented by Elizabeth Babcock, M.S.,W., B.C.D.  
Coaching for Successful Co-parenting: Helping Children of Divorce
Presented by Kathryn Bonach, Ph.D., L.S.W., L.P.C., N.C.C.
Coordinating Effective Adolescent Recovery: Student Assistance Programs, Treatment Providers, and Parents Working Together
Presented by Deborah Sagan, LCSW, Jeff A. Longo, LCSW, and Brandon Falkner, B.S.     
Early-Alert Crisis Intervention Teams
Early-Alert Crisis Intervention Teams -- Presented by Terry Appolonia, M.A.
Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors: The Roadmap
Presented by Greg Boorhroyd, Ph.D., C.A.A.C., L.P.C.    
Ethics for Chemical Dependency Professionals
Presented by Dou Wentz, M.A., O.C.P.S. II          
Family Involvement in Addiction
"Family Involvement in Addiction"  -- presented by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.
Get Out of My Life, But First Can You Take Me to the Mall?: Working with Resistant Adolescents
"Get Out of My Life, But First Can You Take Me to the Mall?: Working with Resistant Adolescents" -- presented by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Getting Back to BASICS: Helping College Students Reduce Their Risk for Alcohol-Related Problem
"Getting Back to BASICS:  Helping College Students Reduce Their Risk for Alcohol-Related Problems" -- Presented by Ann Sesti, M.A., NCC, LPC
Making Group Work for Kids: Essential Strategies, Tools, and Approaches
Presented by Jerry Moe, M.A.   
MySpace Addiction and Other Childhood Disorders
Presented by Kimberly S. Young, Psy. D.     
Prescription Drug Abuse: Trends, Troubles, and Treatment
Presented by Neil Capretto, D.O., F.A.S.A.M.
Psychological Teaching in Peanuts
"Psychological Teaching in Peanuts" -- presented by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.
Self-Defeating Behaviors: Personal and Professional Potholes
Presented by Greg Boothroyd, Ph.D., C.A.A.C., L.P.C.      
Smarter Than You Think: Adult Survivors of Trauma and Dysfunctional Families, Using Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Intelligences in a Strength-Based Recovery Model
"Smarter Than You Think: Adult Survivors of Trauma and Dysfunctional Families, Using Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Intelligences in a Strength-Based Recovery Model" -- presented by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Teaching Youth about Addiction
Presented by Jerry Moe, M.A.
The Power of Positive Parenting
Presented by Chuck Jackson, Ed.D.
The Value of a Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force: One Community’s Experience
Presented by Charles P. Erdeljac, Ph.D. and Stephen M. Wilson, D. Min. 
Treating Trauma: School and Community Counselors as First Responders
Presented by Robert Witchel, Ed.D., N.C.C.
Understanding Addiction and Recovery through a Child’s Eyes
Presented by Jerry Moe, M.A.
Understanding Internet Addiction and the New Digital Drug
Presented by Kimberly S. Young, Psy. D.
2008 Class Requirements
Soc 732 and Soc 832 Class Requirements
2008 MARTI Summer School General Registration Fees and Deadlines
2008 MARTI Summer School Registration Fees and Deadlines
2008 MARTI Summer School Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees
Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees - 2008 MARTI Summer School
2008 MARTI Summer School IUP Graduate Tuition Fees
 IUP graduate tuition fees for the MARTI Summer School Conference.
 
  • 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