Susan Li Conference

This year’s Susan Li conference will be held in the Fairbanks Recovery Center on July 14 and 15, 2016. Attendees will receive 12 CEUs from the Indiana Professional Licensing agency (IPLA) and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The 2016 Susan Li Conference fee is $150 per person for two full days or $90 for one day (early bird before June 30, 2016 is $125 for two days and $75 for one day). Exhibit booth space is available for $250. The cost of the booth includes one registration to the conference.

This year’s theme is The Revolution of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery.

Keynote Speakers

 July 14th, 2016: John Hill, Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety

 The Impact of Substance Abuse on Public Safety

Governor Mike Pence appointed John H. Hill as his deputy chief of staff for public safety on July 10, 2014. Mr. Hill oversees all of the state’s public safety agencies, including Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Correction, Alcohol, Tobacco Commission, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Indiana Parole Board, Integrated Public Safety Commission, Indiana State Excise Police, Indiana State Police, Indiana National Guard, State Armory Board, Coroner’s Training Board and the Indiana Toxicology Lab.

Mr. Hill has more than 38 years in public service at the federal and state levels. He was a member of the Indiana State Police for 29 years, working in both public safety and highway safety. He also served as the Field Enforcement Division Commander and was later asked to start the State Police’s new Motor Carrier Division, where he also served as its leader.

At the federal level, Mr. Hill was involved in national preparedness and response to terrorism, pandemic influenza and natural disasters. He served as the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary’s personal representative for transportation matters in Mississippi and Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.

July 15th, 2016: John F. Kelly Ph.D., ABPP

The Protective Wall of Human Community: The new science on the effects and mechanisms of recovery mutual help organizations and clinical interventions

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School-the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH.

Dr. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology, and is also a Fellow of the APA and a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, and foreign governments. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, mechanisms of behavior change, and in reducing stigma and discrimination among individuals suffering from addiction.

The conference will be held in the Fairbanks Recovery Center on July 14 and 15, 2016. Attendees will receive 12 CEUs from the Indiana Professional Licensing agency (IPLA) and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).

This year’s presentation topics include:

Attachment, Trauma and Addiction: The Role of Mentalizing in Treatment – Bernie Lyons, Ph.D.

Culturally Responsive Treatment – David Suzuki, Ph.D.

Collegiate Recovery—Sarah Nerad, The Ohio State University

Ethics in Tele-Medicine—Joe Lisanti, M.D.

Peer Support–Jill Matheny-Fuqua, Bureau Chief Consumer and Family Affairs at State of Indiana

Pet Therapy–Sally Irvin, Ph.D.

Harm Reduction–Chris Abert

Population Health–Kent Brown, FACHE

A Revolutionary Response to Addiction–Robin Parsons MS, LMHC, LCAC, CTRS, ADS

New this Year!

During lunch on Thursday, July 14, the Hidden in Plain Sight mobile display will be available for tours. Hidden in Plain Sight is a mobile “mock” bedroom of a teenager.  The bedroom is used as an educational tool to inform adults and parents where teens hide drugs, alcohol, paraphernalia, and harmful items used for cutting, etc…  This display is restricted to adults 21 years and older.

The 2016 Susan Li Conference fee is $150 per person for two full days or $90 for one day (early bird before June 30, 2016 is $125 for two days and $75 for one day).  

Susan Li Registration

  • Payment Information

    If you would like to pay by check, please send a check to Molly Burns at 8102 Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46256.
If you have questions, contact Molly Burns at mburns@fairbankscd.org or call 317.572.9318.