Northwest Peer Support Conference – Detailed Schedule

Lunch is included in the registration fee for each day. The following is a list of speakers and topics that are subject to change slightly, if anything, with the addition of a breakout session or two:

Tuesday

Pre-Conference
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration Check-In
9:00 a.m Suicide: Prevention and Intervention
Teal Bohrer, Ph.D. and Drew Prochniak, MA, LPC, LMHC
Willamette Ballroom A
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Wellness for Individuals and Departments
Ty Hanlon, Captain, Sherwood Police Department, Portland Providence Team Jim Band, Chief of Oregon City Police Department
Willamette Ballroom A

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. Registration Check-In
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and Welcome
Willamette Ballroom A
9:00 a.m. Keynote: The Alertness Edge: Managing the Effects of Sleep Loss and Shift Work on Performance, Health, and Safety
Stephen James, Ph.D., Washington State University
Willamette Ballroom A
10:20 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. Plenary Session: Resiliency In First Responders
Stephanie Conn, Ph.D., First Responder Psychology
Willamette Ballroom A
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1

Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Recovery in Public Safety
Drew Prochniak, MA, LPC, LMHC – Croisan
Creek Room C

Law Enforcement 101, Understanding Police Culture
Tony Lockhart, King County Sheriff’s Office
Croisan Creek Room B

How to Start, Sustain or Overhaul your Peer Support Program
Trey Doty, M.Div. ACC, Responder Life, Jeff Campbell, IAFF
Croisan Creek Room A

Enhancing Peer Support to First Responders: Practical Ideas from Research & Brain Science
Ken Logan, Psy.D., George Fox University
Willamette Ballroom A

2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Recovery in Public Safety
Drew Prochniak, MA, LPC, LMHC – Croisan
Creek Room C

Law Enforcement 101, Understanding Police Culture
Tony Lockhart, King County Sheriff’s Office
Croisan Creek Room B

How to Start, Sustain or Overhaul your Peer Support Program
Trey Doty, M.Div. ACC, Responder Life, Jeff Campbell, IAFF
Croisan Creek Room A

Enhancing Peer Support to First Responders: Practical Ideas from Research & Brain Science
Ken Logan, Psy.D., George Fox University
Willamette Ballroom

4:30 p.m. Day’s Wrap Up

Thursday

8:30 a.m. Welcome 
8:45 a.m. Plenary Session: Leadership for A Lifetime: How the Past Prepares Us for the Future
Paul Butler
Willamette Ballroom A
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Plenary Session: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Richard Gist, Ph.D., Kansas City Missouri Fire Department
Willamette Ballroom A
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1

Agency Leadership Roundtable (Breakout Session 1 Only)
Eriks Gabliks, Director of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Pringle Creek Room

Creating Resilient Families: Peer Support for Significant Others and Families
June Vining, Portland Fire Bureau
Croisan Creek C

Line of Duty Injury and Death
Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation
Willamette Ballroom A

How can Therapy help, and How do I find a Therapist?
Tracy Sandor, MA, MFT, LPC
Croisan Creek Room B

Chaplaincy – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – How to Choose, Work With, and Evaluate Chaplains
Mike Vermace, MA, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Oswego Fire and PD, Oregon State Police CIRT
Croisan Creek Room A

2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Creating Resilient Families: Peer Support for Significant Others and Families
June Vining, Portland Fire Bureau
Croisan Creek C

Line of Duty Injury and Death, Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation Willamette Ballroom A
How can Therapy help, and How do I find a Therapist?
Tracy Sandor, MA, MFT, LPC
Croisan Creek Room B

Chaplaincy – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – How to Choose, Work With, and Evaluate Chaplains
Mike Vermace, MA, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Oswego Fire and PD, Oregon State Police CIRT
Croisan Creek Room A

4:30 p.m. Final Gathering

Friday

Post Conference
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mental Health First Aid track (All Day)

Cohort A: Jason Ritter, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Tim Jackson, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
Croisan Creek Room C

Cohort B: Eilene Flory, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc., Roger Kennedy, Instructor DPSST
Croisan Creek Room B

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Stress First Aid (Morning)
Lt. Mike Iwai, Oregon State Police
Croisan Creek Room A
10:30 a.m. Break for all both tracks
12:30 p.m. Lunch for both tracks

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