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TAMHO presents: Improving Overall Health: Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Addiction
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12/12/2017 to 12/13/2017
When: Dec. 12-13, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN  37067
Contact: TAMHO

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This event has been approved for up to 9.0 CEUs.

Please contact TAMHO for registration and session details.


TAMHO 2017 Annual Conference



Registration and attendance is open to all behavioral health agencies, professionals, public policy makers, advocates, vendors, anyone interested in advancing behavioral healthcare in Tennessee.


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December 12, 2017

· Opening General Session | From the Darkness of Columbine and Addictions into the Light of Recovery — An Opportunity to Explore Addiction and Recovery with Trauma

Austin Eubanks is a Columbine shooting survivor and one of the most powerful keynote speakers today. His story of trauma, over-prescribed medications, and active addiction is sure to leave a lasting impression.

· General Session | Addictions in Tennessee: TDMHSAS’ Response

Marie Williams, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Nashville, Tennessee

Stephen Loyd, MD, Medical Director, Division of Substance Abuse Services, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Nashville, Tennessee

· TAMHO Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon and Ceremony

· General Session | Becoming a trauma-informed child serving system: The Impact on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for At-Risk Youth

Altha Stewart, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

· General Session | PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE: Specialty Addiction and Co-Occurring Services for Pregnant Women


Hilde L. Phipps, MA, LADAC II, NCAC I, Senior Director of Addiction Services, Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee


Shawnta Ellison, MSHA, Program Supervisor, Case Management, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee

Brandy Maltsburger, LBSW, MEd, Behavioral Health Coordinator-ACES, Frontier Health, Gray, Tennessee

Sarah Long, LCSW, Family Treatment Services Coordinator, Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee

Mary Nelle Osborne, EdD, MA, Manager of Recovery Services, Peninsula, Knoxville, Tennessee

Stacy Park, LCSW, Clinical Director of Outpatient Services, Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

December 13, 2017

· General Session | Connecting the Dots — Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery

Tom Hill, MSW, Vice President of Addiction and Recovery, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, D.C.

· Closing General Session | Together at Last — Addiction Medicine and the Behaviorally Enhanced Healthcare Home

Suzanne Bailey, PsyD, Director of Integrative Services, Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee

Mark McGrail, MD, Director of Addiction Medicine, Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee

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