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May 18 - May 20, 2022

On the Campus of the University of Southern Indiana

Online Registration

The annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies will focus on current substance use disorders, alcohol and drug trends, the role of trauma in addiction, cannabidiol (CBD) and trends in the use and distribution of illegal narcotics. In addition to a variety of other topics, the Institute will also provide HIV, HepC and Ethics education. This inter-professional conference provides practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

Target Audience

Counselors, social workers, case managers, therapists, psychologists, educators, advance practice nurses, certified nurse specialists, nurses, healthcare providers, personnel directors, correction personnel, teachers and others interested in problems of alcohol and drug use disorders and all addictions.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Plenary Presenter

David Berman, MPH, MPA, is the Vice President of Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention Services for Mental Health America of Indiana, Director of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana, and Director of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network. Mr. Berman currently serves as the chair of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction’s Indiana Recovery Council and sits on their Mental Health and Addiction Planning and Advisory Committee and their Recovery Support Workgroup. Through his role with Mental Health America of Indiana, he provides leadership, advocacy, support related to mood disorders and recovery, suicide prevention, disaster mental health and resiliency. A certified trainer for QPR, ASIST, safeTALK, CALM, Mental Health First Aid Adult and Fire/EMS, CISM, and PsySTART, he develops programs for first responders focused on trauma-informed care, as well as mitigating the effects of secondary-trauma through self-care and peer support. Mr. Berman is a graduate of the University of Maryland with bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology, as well as master’s degrees in both public health and public administration.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, Plenary Presenter

Patrick McElwaine, PsyD.

Patrick McElwaine, PsyD., is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Holy Family University and a faculty member at the Beck Institute. Dr. McElwaine has over 20 years clinical experience in various settings including outpatient community mental health clinics, residential treatment facilities, primary care settings, clinical private practice, and inpatient treatment, with expertise in addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Dr. McElwaine’s research interests focus on addiction, mental health, and stigma with an emphasis on contributing to recovery-oriented principles such as resiliency, empowerment, confidence, autonomy, and a sense of purpose. He is a member of multiple professional psychology organizations, and he serves on the Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council. At settings including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), various school and hospital organizations, and the Lilly Conference, he has conducted numerous presentations related to mental health, addiction, stigma, and pedagogy.

Friday, May 20, 2022, Keynote

Shannon Dunn, PhD, LCSW, CRADC

Shannon Dunn, PhD, LCSW, CRADC, is a Clinical Teaching Associate Professor with the University of Southern California. She has been most interested in the impact of trauma, manifesting in all mental health diagnoses and addiction. Trauma can occur from many environments, including family, communities, military, bullying in the schools, mental health treatment delivery systems, identifying as LGBTQ, and racial ethnicity and more.

Dr. Dunn has been teaching at the Master of Social Work level for 20 years and has been involved with clinical supervision for many years prior to teaching. She is the author of the book Healing the Distress of Psychosis: Listening with Psychotic Ears.

Contact Hours

Up to 18.25 hours for all three days

Up to 7.5 hours for day one
Up to 7.5 hours for day two
3.25 hours for day three

CE hours will be available for Nurses, Physicians, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Psychologists, CHES, MCHES and Health Facility Administrators. CE hours will also be available for Indiana licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Dental professions.

This program has received CEU approval by IC&RC founding member ICAADA.

This program has received approval by the Illinois Certification Board, Inc (ICB) for Category:
Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CAAP I or II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, ATE, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP I or II, NCRS II

This program has been approved by Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.


Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund

Financial assistance in the form of fully paid conference registrations will be awarded to first time attendees to the Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, based on financial need of the applicant and amount of funds available from the Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund. To be considered for the award, submit: (a) a letter of request that explains why you want to attend, how it would benefit you professionally, an overview of your need for financial assistance; and (b) a letter of reference from a professional colleague or supervisor. Send both documents, to Kelley Collazo at by April 22, 2022.

Conflict of Interest Statement

No individual in a position to control content has any relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statements

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 18.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

In support of improving patient care, University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

State of Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for several professionals licensed in the state of Indiana, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and dental professionals.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Exhibitor forms

 Exhibitor link to pay online

Online Registration

To Register: Click on the link above. We recommend utilizing Chrome or Firefox with a computer or tablet to register for our programs.

Enrollment Cost

  • $315 for all three days
  • $135 for Wednesday only
  • $135 for Thursday only
  • $75 for Friday only


  • $140 for students all three days
  • $60 for students Wednesday only
  • $60 for students Thursday only
  • $35 for students Friday only

Refund Policy

A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the date of the activity if the registration fee has been paid.

For more schedule information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email

Thank you to our sponsors.

Silver Sponsor:

Deaconess Cross Pointe

Pewter Sponsors:

Brentwood Springs Behavioral Health

Southwestern Behavioral Health

Premier Exhibitor:

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield