Keynote Speaker: Chaz Frankie
Chaz Franke is a therapist and clinical supervisor for Light Source, a small group practice in Belleville, IL. Chaz is also an adjunct faculty in the Saint Louis University MSW program. Chaz has been practicing therapy full-time since 2007. Since the beginning of his career as a therapist, Chaz has worked with trauma and its far-reaching effects. This work has included extensive work with all ages and all walks of life. Chaz specializes in self-compassion and integrating Eastern thought and philosophy into the therapeutic process.
Attendees can enjoy one of three different workshops. These workshops will deliver cutting-edge, actionable information on the most current topics in the behavioral health field.
Recovery in the LGBTQ+ Community
Build support for LGBTQ+ individuals in the recovery process. Experience an enhanced perspective of the unique social challenges faced, including how trauma pertaining to gender and sexuality may contribute to substance/alcohol misuse.
Wellness from the Ground UP
Trauma can interfere with wellness and recovery. Learn wellness and grounding tools that can help and discuss some action steps we can take to manage stressors in our lives.
Learn relapse prevention and how to develop a Relapse Prevention Plan. The course objective is to teach individuals who are in the early stages of their recovery how to identify potential triggers that lead to relapse.