David Berman, MPH, MPA

Patrick McElwaine, PsyD.

Shannon Dunn, PhD, LCSW, CRADC

28th Annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 18, 19, 20, 2022

On the campus of the University of Southern Indiana.

Professions:  Counselors, Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Addiction Specialists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Corrections Personnel, Teachers

This three-day conference will bring together national and local experts in the care of those experiencing substance use disorders. Wednesday and Thursday are full conference days; Friday is a half-day and will feature Shannon Dunn presenting on how impact of trauma can manifest in mental health and addiction diagnoses.

The conference is designed for professionals interested in caring for those with substance use disorders.

CLICK HERE – For complete conference information and registration.

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.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, Plenary Presenter
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.

Friday, May 20, 2022, Keynote
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.