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:



7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration Check-In

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Teal Bohrer, Ph.D. and Drew Prochniak, M.A. LPC, LMHC

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. What does wellness really mean: Building and enhancing wellness for individuals and departments?


8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and Welcome

9:15 a.m. Keynote: Decision-Making, Fatigue and Performance – Stephen James, Ph.D.

10:45 p.m. Plenary Session: Resiliency Among Police and Emergency Responders – Stephanie Conn, Ph.D.

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2

  • Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Recovery in Public Safety – Drew Prochniak, M.A.
  • Law Enforcement 101, Understanding Police Culture – Tony Lockhart, King County SO
  • How to Start, Sustain or Overhaul your Peer Support Program – Trey Doty, Responder Life and Jeff Campbell, IAFF
  • The Physiology of stress/trauma and How to Apply It Right Now for those you help – Ken Logan, Psy.D.


8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:45 a.m. Plenary Session: Compassionate Accountability – Paul Butler, FBINAA

10:00 a.m. Break

10:20 a.m. Panel: The Why and How of Working with Mental Health Professionals

10:45 p.m. Plenary Session: How Did We Get Here and Where are We Going? – Richard Gist, Ph.D.

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2

  • Leadership Seminar/Roundtable (held during breakout session #1 only) – Eriks Gabliks
  • Creating Resilient Partners and Families: Peer Support and Families, June Vining
  • Line of Duty Injury and Death, Jim Whitehead
  • What to Expect in Therapy: Tools, Approaches, and Outcomes, Jan Myers, M.A.
  • Chaplaincy – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – How to Choose, Work With, and Evaluate Chaplains


(Friday bonus post-conference session is full, regular conference tickets still available)

Post Conference

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

8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Stress First Aid (Morning)

10:30 a.m. Break

12:30 p.m. Lunch

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