Upcoming Events

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“Have you seen my MRI?…I Neeeeeed These Meds for Pain”
- Real-World Help for Treating Addiction Patients with Chronic Pain

 

Next Continuing Education Webinar

Nov 20 at 12:00 - 1:00

Presentation by Dr Michael Sprintz

Dr. Sprintz is one of an elite tier of physicians who are triple board-certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Anesthesiology. Having trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the US, including Johns Hopkins and MD Anderson Cancer Center, along with his unique personal and professional experience, Dr. Sprintz is a subject matter expert in chronic pain and addiction and serves as a consultant to the FDA’s Analgesic and Anesthetic Drug Products Advisory Committee.

Ethical Considerations in Individualizing Care After SUD Treatment.

By Dan Caldwell, MA, LCDC-CCS, CCTP, NCIP, LPC Associate

Dec 18, 2020 12:00- 1:00

Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – Certified Clinical Supervisor (LCDC - CCS), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Nationally Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP), and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC Associate), that has worked in the field of addiction recovery for a decade with much of that time spent at one of the local Houston area treatment centers. Dan has secured years of experience working with the recovery community as a professional in detox, residential, intensive outpatient, group and individual counseling settings and has been a part of the recovery community for more than 11 years as well. Along with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, Dan has completed certification courses offered from Yale University and Johns Hopkins University and is currently providing services as an adjunct professor at University of St. Thomas.

Gender Differences in Mental Health

by Kristina Zetlmeisl, LCSW, LCDC
Clinical Director at Serenity Light Recovery

Jan 22, 2021 12:00-1:00

Kristina attended the University of Houston, obtaining her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work. She is also a LCDC and has been trained in EMDR for both trauma & addiction. Kristina has been a part of the recovery community for over a decade. Her personal struggles with addiction ignited in her a passion to help others. Kristina worked as Serenity Light Recovery's Program Coordinator for 4 years and has been the Clinical Director for 1 year. She has recently added a new addition to her family, baby Max. Kristina has a love for laughter and life and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves offshore fishing.

Recorded Events

Modern day medicine has made the spiritual foundation of 12 step recovery obsolete.  Fact or fiction?
by Dr James Boone 

October 16, 2020

 

Dr. James Boone has served at La Hacienda Treatment Center since 2004. He graduated with honors in 1984 from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and did his internal medicine internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He earned his board certification in internal medicine in 1987 and began his career in his family’s private practice in Pasadena, Texas. In 2004, he joined Dan Boone in the full-time practice of addiction medicine in Hunt. A member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, he is board certified in addiction medicine.

Story of Hope by Sara Bolton and Judge Bonnie Hellums 

 

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

Join us as we hear the story of Sarah Bolton, her journey to recovery and the judge that helped her get there. The Honorable Judge Bonnie Hellums served over 20 years as the judge of the 247th Family District Court in Harris County. She started a Family Drug Court and Infants and Toddlers court in Harris County. Originally a therapist, she worked hard to attain her law degree, and changed many lives in Houston as a result. Sarah and Judge Bonnie will tell their story of how God brought them together and the journey that began as a result

Sarah Bolton has worked in the addiction field for 4 years in business development and is a mindful art facilitator. She is the founder of Sober Eve, Houston’s only alcohol-free, pop up nightclub for New Year’s Eve. She is also an active member of the local recovery community. Sarah has been a board member of the Spiritual Care Network and an active member of TAAP since entering the industry.

Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit with Biosound® Therapy

Presenters: Rick Gallant CEO Chris Gallant COO

Guest Panelist Christine Brannan M.Ed., LPC, LCDC, owner of Relaxing Rhythm Sound Spa

For over ten years Biosound Technologies has served Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Professionals in helping patients cope with stress, depression, anxiety and many other symptoms.
Biosound Technologies is honored to have been invited to introduce this technology to the critical and important work that the Spiritual Care Network of professionals is providing to their communities.

Zoom Sponsored by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery Center

Hosted by Kim Livesay from La Hacienda

Jamie McKibben from Life Giving Life

Bridging the Gap Between Mental Health and Faith

Friday Sept 4th

Self Balance and Worship Time 
Inspirational Words by Pastor Michael Head

Worship Music Led by Lisa Veneralla from Lakeview Health

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

 

 

The Problem of the Plague

by Dr Paul Looney, teaching pastor at the Woodlands Church

Recorded Friday, Aug 21

 

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

The Bible is full of examples of people who overcome difficult situations. Some are traumatized by their situation (PTSD) and others are resilient (PTG). Dr. Paul Looney's wisdom of Biblical principle as a pastor, and clinical insight as a psychiatrist, will lead him in discussing the different outcomes that life challenges (like COVID-19) can have on individuals and society, and how we can help others navigate.

References:

"How to make stress your friend" Kelly McGonigal on ted.com
Mind Over Medicine - Lissa Rankin (also on ted.com)
The Happiness Hypothesis - Jonathan Haight
The Body Keeps the Score -  Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Redirect - the surprising new science of psychological change - Timothy Wilson, PhD

How Not to be a "Snake-Oil Salesman": Marketing Ethics by Brooke Martin

Recorded Friday, Aug 7, Noon - 1:00
Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

Ethical marketing is imperative, especially in the mental health and substance abuse industry. According to the Ethical Standards for Counselors, Social Workers and other licensed professionals in the mental health and substance abuse field, the ethical presentation of abilities and scope of practice is essential. Brooke Martin has over 25 years of experience in corporate marketing in the industry and believes that every business has its own unique story to be found, and that story can be the key to successful marketing. Join Brooke to learn the history of healthcare marketing and how to find your story, as well as Biblical principles to guide and motivate you.

Addiction from an ER Physician's Perspective: Clinical and Spiritual Insight

by Jake Mumm MD, Medical Director of Olive Branch Recovery

 

Free 1 Hour CEU coordinated by Brooke Martin PR

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

Recorded July 24, 2020

 As an ER Physician and a man of faith, Dr. Jake Mumm has seen many of the worst moments in people's lives, including addiction crises in patients and their families. His perspective led him to take action. During this presentation he will share his observation and insights, as well as clinical information about addiction. 

Webinar Topic: Socially Distant, but Spiritually Deep: Nurturing the Anxious Soul Through Uncertainty  

Presentation By Carrie Breedlove, MS, LPC, CRC

Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery Center
Recorded: Apr 17, 2020 11:34 AM

Zoom Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/44t3PujTrVNIf5396VCGepEQF7Wiaaa8hiUcrvVfz0sszHwWzSaGMZerlRgiEJyk

 

Link to the PowerPoint  Www.BreedloveCounseling.com/webinars

Webinar Topic:

Dealing with Grief from Unexpected Loss and Disappointment

by David Bueno Martin, MA, LPC-S

From Martin Counseling

Friday, June 5, Noon - 1:00

Free 1 Hour CEU coordinated by Brooke Martin

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

Keeping Mental Health Professionals and Spiritual Leaders Healthy in Mind, Body and Soul

Self Balance and Worship Time
Recorded on Friday, May 15
Inspirational Words by Speaker/Author Chris Padgett
Worship Music Led by Lisa Veneralla from Lakeview Health
Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

Spiritual Perspectives in Personality Functioning

by Vaughn M. Bryant, III, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCDC-CCS

Recorded on Friday, June 19, Noon - 1:00

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery

 

Summary of Workshop: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5) provides an alternative model for understanding personality functioning and personality disorders. Sacred texts also provide descriptions of personality virtues and vices that have similarity to traits presented in the DSM-5.  This presentation will examine the concept of personality functioning in the DSM-5 with the concept of vice and virtue in sacred text to construct an integration of mental healthcare and spiritual care for the treatment of impaired personality functioning.

 

Bio: . Dr. Vaughn M. Bryant, III is a Mental Health Specialist at J. Flowers Health Institute in Houston, Texas. The J. Flowers Health Institute specializes in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and concierge wellness programs. Dr. Bryant is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-S), Professional Counselor (LPC-S) and Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC-CCS). He also holds Approved Supervisor status on all three of those professional license boards. His career has included three decades of clinical service, clinical education and executive management experience in large corporate healthcare settings, substance use disorder treatment centers, a large military hospital, clinical pastoral care and as a professor in higher education.

Presentation and Handout

Bridging the Gap Between Mental Health and Faith

Self Balance and Worship Time 
Inspirational Words by Nicole Goodman from Black Pearl Blue Hope

Worship Music Led by Lisa Veneralla from Lakeview Health

Zoom Meeting Hosted by Eric Ayles from Starlite Recovery