All Behavioral Health Professions Together Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

TeleMental Health Preparedness Summit 2020

Helping to Provide Access Using Telehealth

May 18 - 20 (Virtual/From Home)


Join Us Virtually Because

  • Greater Learning

    What better way to become competent and confident in telemental health than to be on video meetings with other professionals?  During this conference, you will have plenty of opportunities to interact with others via video, audio, and text.

  • More Engagement and Integration
  • Easy Access to Specific Groups
  • Accessibility to Experts
  • Keep Healthy and Combat COVID-19
  • More Experiences and Interaction in Less Time


Elizabeth Krupinski Head Shot

Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Research at Emory University in the Department of Radiology, Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center.
Captain Michael King Head Shot

Captain Michael King, Ph.D., M.S.W

SAMHSA Regional Administrator
Mark Stebniki Head Shot

Mark A. Stebnicki, Ph.D., LCMHC, DCMHS, CRC, CMCC

Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University and developer of the Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC) Program
Nazanin Alavi's Headshot

Dr. Nazanin Alavi

A staff psychiatrist and assistant professor at the department of psychiatry at Queen's University in Canada and clinical Lead of Emergency Psychiatry
Mita Johnson Head shot


President-Elect, NAADAC Ethics Committee Chair
Gerry Schmidt Head Shot

Gerard Schmidt, MA, MAC, LPC, CAC

NAADAC Immediate Past-President
Marie Rose Headshot

Rose Maire, MAC, LCADC, CCS

National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) Ethics Committee Chair
Samson Teklema headshot

Samson Teklemariam, MA, LPC, CPTM

NAADAC Director of Training & Professional Development
Ruby Blow Head shot


Clinical Supervisor
April R. Crable Head Shot

Dr. April R. Crable, Ph.D., MBA, LPC, NCC, SOTP, CSAC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Nivischi N. Edwards Headshot

Nivischi N. Edwards, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH

Instructor at Liberty University for Graduate and Doctoral Students
Vanessa Snyder headshot

Vanessa Snyder, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Master Traumatologist, and Certified Anger Management Specialist.
Mark Johnson Headshot

Mark Johnson

Google Developer Expert
Ray Barrett Headshot

Raymond Barrett, LMHC

TeleMental Health Instructor and Consultant
Kelly Lannon Headshot

Kelly Lannon, APC, BC-TMH, CMCC

Air Force combat veteran, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention professional on the VA Crisis Line
Malcom Horn-Charnesky Headshot

Malcom Horn-Charnesky, LCSW

LCSW, Masters level Addiction Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional, and nationally certified intervention professional (NCIP)
Tiffany Howard's Headshot

Tiffany Howard, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board-Certified Telemental Health provider
Greta Jaeger Headshot

Greta Jaeger, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Trauma Specialist, National Speaker on Self-Care
Christina Strayer headshot

Dr. Christina Strayer, Ed.D, LCMHCS, AAT-I, CCTP, THTC, CYT-200, LCAS-R

TeleMental Health Provider, Certified Animal Assisted Interventionist and Yoga Teacher
Helen Oscislawski headshot

Helen Oscislawski, Esq.

Healthcare Attorney specializing in privacy, technology and electronic exchange of health data.
Vicki L. Loyer headshot

Vicki L. Loyer, PhD, LMFT

CEO/President of Blue Door Psychotherapy
Jonathan Neufeld headshot

Jonathan Neufeld, PhD

Program Director of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC)
Laklieshia Izzard headshot

Dr. Laklieshia Izzard, LPC, ACS

President and Founding member of the American Counseling Association of Georgia
Maura S. Kalafut headshot

Maura S. Kalafut, M.Ed., LPC, CCTP

Group Facilitator for NAMI-GA
Shelly Smith Headshot

Shelly Smith, MA, LMFT

Co-founder of United Counseling & Wellness and Connect TMH
Elieen Aveni Headshot


National and International Consultant and Supervisor
Cynthia Moreno Headshot

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP

Executive Director of NAADAC


  • May 18th

    *Times are in EST*

    11:00 Welcome 11:10 Session One 12:10 Break 12:20 Session One 1:20 Break 1:30 Session One 2:00 Breakout meetings and Q&A 2:30 Exhibitor Expo and Lunch Break 3:30 Session Two 4:30 Break 4:40 Session Two 5:40 Break 5:50 Session Two 6:30 Breakout meetings and Q&A 7:00 Finish

  • May 19th
  • May 20th
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May 18th Pre-Summit

  • Pre-Summit Session One Option One: Identifying and Alleviating Secondary Trauma Stress, Compassion Fatigue, & Burnout amid the COVID Pandemic

    Date and Time: Monday May 18, 11:00am-2:30pm (EST)
    Description: Secondary traumatic stress (STS) and compassion fatigue (CF) are commonly assessed in the field of emergency and mental health as well as in the study of best practices for clinicians and front-line workers in the field of trauma. The unimaginable state of global crisis has placed these constructs under the spotlight as first responders, front-line medical personnel, and mental health professionals work with traumatized patients and clients while experiencing their own level of physical, emotional, and psychological stressors. As levels of empathy and compassion grow in the hearts of front-line workers caring for those in distress, so does the cost; leading to a state of physical, emotional and psychological exhaustion. 
    Now more than ever, it is imperative to identify vulnerabilities to and symptoms of STS and CF along with practical and effective ways to mitigate symptoms and prevent secondary or vicarious trauma and burnout. Equally important are skills to build resiliency as well as compassion satisfaction in order to best combat the inevitable and universal layer of STS.
    Speakers: Dr. Vanessa Snyder and Dan Sartor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
    First Speaker Biography: Dr. Vanessa Snyder is the Vice President of the Richmont Institute for Trauma & Recovery and is an Assistant Professor Richmont Graduate University. She spearheaded the launch of the Richmont Trauma Center and now directs all clinical services. She is a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Master Traumatologist, and Certified Anger Management Specialist. Clinically, she specializes in treatment of trauma, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders. Her areas of research include program evaluation and treatment in human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; dissociative disorders and spirituality, adverse childhood experiences effects in treatment, and compassion fatigue & burnout, organizational trauma. 
    Experience: Snyder, V. (March 2020). Traumatized Clients, the Drama Triangle, and the Person of the Therapist: A Backwards Journey Through Organizational Trauma.
    Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS). Atlanta, GA.
    Rosenau, D. & Snyder, V. (March, 2020). Restoring Sexual Intimacy after Trauma. Presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS). Atlanta, GA.
    Snyder, V. (April, 2020). Treating Traumatized Families. Green Cross Certification Workshop; Presented for Richmont Institute of Trauma & Recovery, Atlanta, GA.
    Second Speaker Biography:
    Dan Sartor is the Vice President of Integration and Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL & GA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL), and Nationally Board Certified Counselor. In addition to addressing issues of depression, anxiety, and grief in psychotherapy, Dan’s clinical specialties include complex trauma recovery, sexuality issues, addiction recovery, marital therapy, and the integration of Christian faith with clinical practice. 
    Dan regularly speaks on complex trauma recovery and is featured on WebMD as a video contributor on the effects of trauma on families. He was an invited plenary speaker for Shared Hopes’ Faith Summit (Orlando, 2016) and is the co-author of  i:CARE: A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Recognizing and Caring for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims (2016) published by Shared Hope as a book and online curriculum. He provides continuing education, advising, clinical supervision, and consultation to non-profit and ministry organizations on complex trauma, trauma-informed care, vicarious trauma, and compassion satisfaction to promote thriving at the levels of organizational health, staff wellness, and client care.
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the differences and similarities among the constructs of secondary traumatic stress (STS), compassion fatigue (CF), burnout (BO), and vicarious trauma (VT).
    2. Recognize personal and professional vulnerabilities to secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.
    3. List symptoms of STS, CF, BO, and VT.
    4. Discuss evidence-based practices and interventions to reduce STS and CF.
    5. Illustrate the correlation between CF, compassion satisfaction, and BO.
    6. Develop interventions useful via Telemental health in working with those who are experiencing STS, CF, and BO.
    Discussion Questions:
    1. After reviewing your own levels of  STS, CF, and resiliency, what if anything surprised you?
    2. What challenges do you anticipate in identifying and addressing STS, CF in yourself and in those you work with while the pandemic continues?

  • Pre-Summit Session One Option Two: TeleSupervision
  • Pre-Summit Session Two Option One: Building Coping and Resiliency during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Mental Health and Psychosocial Disaster Response
  • Pre-Summit Session Two Options Two: Telehealth Ethics Along the Continuum of Care in a Pandemic Environment

May 19th

  • May 19th Session One Option One: The Legal and Ethical use of Technology in Healthcare Using G-Suite as an Example

    Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 11:00am-12:30pm (EST)
    Description: Professional codes of ethics, HIPAA law, and other privacy laws are designed to protect clients' privacy. Achieving this goal can be very confusing and challenging when using technology. This course provides an overview of how to legally and ethically use technology for healthcare using G-Suite as an example.
    Speakers: Mark Johnson, Google Developer Expert and Raymond Barrett, LMHC
    Mark Johnson:
    For the last 10 years Mark Johnson has been a passionate, customer-facing Google Cloud Evangelist & Engineer: an expert problem solver adept at using Google Cloud technologies and best practices to support Enterprise organizations, an early adopter, and a technology enthusiast with a passion for learning.
    He was the Product Manager and Google Solutions Architect for over 50,000 Google Cloud users which had to be migrated, created, and managed (using GCP IAM) and provided technical support and architecture for the Mobile Device Management platform settings across the 75,000 state of Maryland mobile devices on Google Cloud G Suite.
    He created an E-Discovery & PIA process for the entire state so they had a streamlined way to get access to archived data. He also created exclusive video content on YouTube which included general information videos and technical video training on a variety of subjects including Google Apps, Vitru, Secure Auth, Apple iOS and Google Android.
    Johnson currently holds several Google Certifications Google Developer Expert (GDE):
    • Google Cloud Authorized Trainer
    • Certified Google Cloud Professional Architect
    • Certified Google Cloud Professional Developer
    • Certified Google Cloud Professional Security Engineer
    • Certified Google Cloud Professional Network Engineer
    • Certified Google Cloud Professional Collaboration Engineer
    • Certified Google Chrome OS IT Administrator
    • Certified Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer
    • Certified Google Cloud Associate Engineer
    • Certified Google Certified Educator Level 1
    • Certified Google Certified Educator Level 2
    • Certified Google Cloud G Suite
    • Certified G Suite Administrator
    Learning Objectives:
    1. List three things HIPAA law requires that covered entities ensure in regards to protected health information in electronic form.
    2. List three measures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of e-PHI when using cloud storage.
    3. Explain how an administrator can ensure control over clients’ health information when using a phone system in a group practice.
    4. Explain how ethically and legally use email for behavioral health services.
    5. Explain two risks and solutions to using video conferencing with clients.
    6. Describe one solution for allowing clients to securely submit electronic forms.
    7. Describe what mobile device management and user management is and how it reduces the risk to clients' health information.
    Discussion Questions:
    1. What collaboration tools are you currently using?
    2. Which technology workflows would you like to improve?

  • May 19th Session One Option Two: Telehealth in the School Setting
  • May 19th Session One Option Three: TeleMental Health for Complex Trauma Client
  • May 19th Session Two Option One: The Human-Technology System Interaction and Integration Within the Broader Healthcare Enterprise
  • May 19th Session Two Option Two: Implementation and Management of Teletherapy Services on College Campuses
  • May 19th Session Two Option Three: TeleMental Health Clinical Considerations: Working with Couples & Families
  • Breakout Sessions 3-3:50PM EST
  • May 19th Session Three Option One: Using Technology and Teletherapy to Address the Needs of Those in Isolation
  • May 19th Session Three Option Two: Best Practices for TeleMental Health Being Used in Graduate Behavioral Health Students' Field Experiences
  • May 19th Session Three Option Three: Telehealth Technology Trends during COVID-19
  • May 19th Self-Care Session: Self-Care Strategies for the Telemental Health Practitioner
  • May 19th Community Lounge

May 20th

  • May 20th Session One Option One: Bringing Yourself as a Well-Trained Therapist Into Online Sessions

    Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20, 11-12:30 pm (EST)
    Description: Mental health therapists know that therapeutic alliance is a critical part of therapy.  Research finds in-person therapy and video teleconferencing (VTC) to achieve similar results.  Challenges occur in areas of technology frustrations and in boundaries where the clients may have outside distractions.  Setting the structure for effective therapy is a standard part of the therapeutic process.  This presentation provides a system by which skilled clinicians can broaden their  therapeutic selves into effective VTC professionals.
    Speaker: Vicki L. Loyer, PhD, LMFT
    Biography: Vicki L. Loyer, PhD, LMFT, is the CEO/President of Blue Door Psychotherapy, Using a competency focused family therapy approach to working with individuals and families, she uses equine therapy to provide an experiential opportunity to clients and clinical students. Dr. Loyer is a regular contributing author to the House Calls section of the Tucson magazine Desert Leaf,  has co-author of books on premarital relationships and youth-at-risk, and has been publishing and speaking in the areas of self-injury, mental illness, addiction, and family therapy.
    Loyer, V.L. (2019).  Demystifying the difficult couple.  90 minute workshop for the 2019 IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals) 20th Annual Networking and Educational Forum, Chicago.
    Loyer, V. L. (2019, 2018).  Supervisor Training – 6 hour refresher and 12 hour supervision training workshops.  For the 2019 SWS;.  Supervisor Training – 6 hour refresher and 12 hour supervision training workshops.  For the 2018 SWS.
    Loyer, V. L. (2017).  Family Therapy.  Six-hour Family Therapy training workshop for the 2016 Southwest School for Behavioral Health Studies; Family therapy with Adolescents (2 hour clinical training).
    Learning Objectives:
    1.  Identify therapeutic alliance in VTC. 
    2. Identify technical issues in creating an appropriate treatment environment in VTC.  
    3.  Discuss the use of the client environment to integrate effective interventions
    4.  Illustrate techniques for observing process shifts and emotional data in clients.
    5.  Discuss areas of cultural context in VTC
    6.  Discuss issues of ethics and of client safety.

    Discussion Questions:
    1. How can you keep your client feeling your presence in VTC?
    2. What is the most effective way to create an in-session enactment virtually?

  • May 20th Session One Option Two: Thinking Outside the Screen Integrative Therapies in Telemental health!
  • May 20th Session One Option Three: Providing Integrated Services using Telehealth
  • May 20th Session Two Option One: Integrative Behavioral Health
  • May 20th Session Two Option Two: Develop, Implement, and Manage a Successful School Based Telehealth Center (SBTC)
  • May 20th Session Two Option Three: Legal Considerations with Telehealth and Tele-mental Health
  • Breakout Sessions 3-3:50PM EST
  • May 20th Session Three Option One: Overview of TeleMental Health
  • May 20th Session Three Option Two: Crisis Calls Skills
  • May 20th Self-Care Session: Self Care and Business, How Loving Your Self Helps and How to do it!
  • May 20th Community Lounge