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2015 MARTI Summer School Conference

MARTI Summer School Academic Credit Tuition Fees

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MARTI Summer School Conference Professional Training Credits

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MARTI Summer School Housing and Meal Service Fees

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MARTI Summer School Conference General Registration Fees and Deadlines

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MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty

Faculty member of the 2015 MARTI Summer School Conference

Topic Schedule

Presentation descriptions about the MARTI 2015 Summer School Conference will be added as they are received.

2015

If you want to know more about helping children of all ages, and especially high-risk youth and families, MARTI’s Summer Conference is for you.  This year’s theme is “Positive Approaches to Recovery: Populations, Providers, and Programs.”

2015 MARTI Brochure

Positive Approaches to Recovery: Populations, Providers, and Programs Want to know more about helping populations of all ages that are affected by addictions? Then the 26th MARTI Summer School is for you. This year’s school is designed to bring positive approaches to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s youth and fa

2013 MARTI Summer School Conference

2013 MARTI Conference Graduate Level Class Requirements

These are the graduate level class requirements for the 2013 MARTI Conference.

2013 MARTI Conference Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees

Housing and Cafeteria fees for the 2013 MARTI Summer School Conference

2013 MARTI Conference General Registration Fees and Deadlines

Registration dates and costs

2013 MARTI Conference Graduate Tuition Fees

Information on registering for three academic credits during conference

2013 MARTI Conference Faculty

Faculty of the 2013 MARTI Summer School Conference

2013

High-Risk Children, Families, and Behavioral Health. July 8 through 12, 2013

2013 MARTI Conference Registration Form

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2012 MARTI Summer School Conference

2012 MARTI Summer School Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees

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2012 MARTI Summer School Conference Graduate Tuition Fees

Fees applied if taking 2012 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 Conference Faculty

2012 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty and credentials.

2012

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. July 9 through 13, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Use of Writing, Drawing and Movement in Counseling

This workshop gives counselors permission to be creative and use movement, writings, and drawings. 

Creative Use of Chairs in Counseling

This workshop will focus on many different ways to use chairs in counseling.

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.

Confidentiality in Community Behavioral Health

The participants will review the current legal, ethical, and regulatory issues in mental health confidentiality.

Documentation in Behavioral Health Services

The participants will learn the core legal, ethical, and best practice issues in behavioral health documentation.

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.

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.

Recipe for Success: Five Ingredients for a Well-Balanced Life

This presentation will focus on personal development, motivation and leadership.

Topic Schedule

2011 MARTI Summer School Conference

2011 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty

2011 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty and credentials

2011

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. July 11 through 15, 2011

2010 MARTI Summer School Conference

2010 MARTI Summer School Housing and Cafeteria Meal Service Fees

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Addiction and Family Secrets

This workshop will address how families affected by addiction are often riddled with secrets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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?

Managing Adolescent Aggressive Behavior from High Risk Environments

This workshop will look at adolescent aggressive behavior and 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Drugs in the Workplace

This workshop will focus on the issue of drugs in the workplace. 

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 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 Conference Faculty

2010 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty and credentials.

2010 MARTI Summer School Conference Class Requirements

Class requirements for Addiction and the Family course.

2010

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.

2009 MARTI Summer School Conference

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Translating Prevention Research for Parents

Substance abuse professionals and educators are often asked to speak to parents about substance abuse prevention.

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

Engaging Bystanders is a form of primary prevention of sexual violence. 

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.

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.

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. Presented at 2009 MARTI Summer School Conference.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Problem/Pathological Gambling

This program is geared for the counselor/therapist with limited knowledge of problem/pathological gambling.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Managing Emotions

This plenary will address emotions and their impact on individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Conference Class Requirements

“High Risk Children, Families, And Behavioral Health”

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

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 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

2009

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.

2008 MARTI Summer School Conference

Child Sexual Assault: Identification and Prevention

Child Sexual Assault:  Identification and Prevention -- Presented by Jo Ellen Bowman, M.S.W., L.S.W.

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.

Family Involvement in Addiction

Presentation highlighting the importance of support and encouragement from the family of a recovering addict. 

Psychological Teaching in Peanuts

Understanding low self esteem and addiction problems with the use of the Peanuts cartoon strip. 

Get Out of My Life, But First Can You Take Me to the Mall?: Working with Resistant Adolescents

This workshop will address the emotional and behavioral impact on youth who become "high-risk" or "at risk" for a variety of problems.

Smarter Than You Think: Adult Survivors of Trauma and Dysfunctional Families, Using Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Intelligences in a Strength-Based Recovery Model

This workshop will focus on how survivors of trauma can recover using emotional, social, and spiritual intelligences through a strength-based model.

A Sigh of Belief: Helping Parents to Raise Their Confidence

This workshop is designed to help educators, and others to assist parents with raising their confidence in order to deal more successfully with parenting roles.

Getting Back to BASICS: Helping College Students Reduce Their Risk for Alcohol-Related Problem

This program will highlight the underlying principles of BASICS and provide participants with information on using this strategy.

Early-Alert Crisis Intervention Teams

Early-Alert Crisis Intervention Teams -- Presented by Terry Appolonia, M.A.

A Three-stage Intervention Model for Post-divorce Co-parents: How Clinicians Can Help

The Forgiveness Model for Co-parenting synthesizes previous theoretical and empirical work to develop a new application from the scholarship of forgiveness. The intervention model is introduced as a three-stage conceptual framework, each stage having cognitive, affective, and behavioral tasks. Presented by Kathryn Bonach, PhD, LSW, LPC, NCC

Coaching for Successful Co-parenting: Helping Children of Divorce

Children of divorce are often caught in the middle of on-going parental strife long after their parents are no longer married. Recognizing the common problems, myths that children may believe, and the effects that continuing inter-parental conflict can have on the children is crucial to successful co-parenting. Presented by Kathryn Bonach, PhD, LSW, LPC, NCC

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.     

The Power of Positive Parenting

This session is designed to assist mental health professionals in developing education programs that can assist parents in acquiring the skills they need to teach healthy decision making in their homes. Presented by Chuck Jackson, EdD.

Carry the Torch, But Don't Get Burned: The Need for Professional Self-care

This lively session is based on the age-old adage, “Physician heal thyself.” For those who take up the torch to lead in the struggle against addiction, it is critical that we not become martyrs to the cause. We must be equally committed to our own mental and physical health as we advocate for the needs of others. Presented by Chuck Jackson, EdD.

Adolescents...God Bless 'Em; Parents of Adolescents...God Help 'Em!

Presented by Walter C. Gray, M.F.A., Psy.D.       

Ethics for Chemical Dependency Professionals

Presented by Dou Wentz, M.A., O.C.P.S. II          

Prescription Drug Abuse: Trends, Troubles, and Treatment

Presented by Neil Capretto, D.O., F.A.S.A.M.

Teaching Youth about Addiction

Come learn effective ways to teach children about the disease, as well as loss of control, blackouts, recovery, and relapse.

Making Group Work for Kids: Essential Strategies, Tools, and Approaches

This workshop introduces participants to six rules for effective groups with youth. 

Understanding Addiction and Recovery through a Child's Eyes

Come learn about how children see addiction in their families. More importantly, witness how they embrace the healing process.

Treating Trauma: School and Community Counselors as First Responders

Presented by Robert Witchel, Ed.D., N.C.C.

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.  

Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors: The Roadmap

Presented by Greg Boorhroyd, Ph.D., C.A.A.C., L.P.C.    

Self-Defeating Behaviors: Personal and Professional Potholes

Presented by Greg Boothroyd, PhD, CAAC, LPC

2008 Class Requirements

Soc 732 and Soc 832 Class Requirements

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.

2008 MARTI Summer Conference Faculty

2008 MARTI Summer School Faculty

Understanding Internet Addiction and the New Digital Drug

This workshop presents diagnostic and assessment issues with Internet addicts

MySpace Addiction and Other Childhood Disorders

This workshop reviews the types of Internet problems for children, and how to intervene with children about computer-related issues. 

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. 

2008 MARTI Summer School General Registration Fees and Deadlines

2008 MARTI Summer School Registration Fees and Deadlines

2008

The Twentieth Annual MARTI Summer School was held the week of July 14 through 18, 2008 in Indiana, PA.