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MACPO Regional Training Opportunity

  • Friday, September 12, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • MN Adult & Teen Challenge, 3231 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, 55408


  • FREE for MACPO Members

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MACPO Regional Training Opportunity

When: Friday September 12th, 2014

from 9:00am - 3:00pm


Where: MN Adult & Teen Challenge

3231 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, 55408

(Parking: In an effort to be good neighbors we ask that attendees PLEASE refrain from parking in front of the building on 1st Ave S.  There is plenty of parking on 32nd St, 33rd St and behind the building on Stevens Ave).


Cost: FREE if you are a MACPO member,

$40 for a non-member which includes

MACPO membership. 


Training Topics

Chemical Dependency, Mental Health & Criminal Thinking

Dr. Tim Walsh
For offenders and those on supervision, substance abuse is outwardly visible and a primary focus for treatment but clearly that is not their only struggle. The majority also have underlying mental health issues. Their mental health interacts with and aggravates their addictions. But that is not the whole clinical picture. The “What Works” research and our experience guides us to also address criminal thinking and behavior along with co-occurring issues in order to get better outcomes. Come hear Dr. Tim Walsh discuss the idea of “tri-occurring” disorders and implications for effective interventions.



Personality Disorders:

Dealing with Difficult People

Saul Selby

                                                                                                   People with Personality Disorders often struggle in relationships, struggle in life, and create unique challenges for people who are attempting to support them. This training will provide attendees with practical skills designed to assist them in working with 3 common Personality Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.


Lunch/Tours (provided in-house)


Back, But Not In Tact

Dr. Steve Lansing


The plane has returned and the warrior steps off. They are home, safe, but not necessarily sound. Veterans have some of the highest rates of mental health issues, chemical abuse, relationship problems and suicide. While this is not a new issue, special problems have emerged from the recent military conflicts. These, along with the “usual issues,” make for special challenges for the clinicians working with these veterans. This program will address the differences in the current group of deployed individuals and will present techniques in addressing the mental health issues. While the problems are severe, there are actions that can be taken and hope for those who have given so much and need our help in this critical time. Specific techniques of identification, planning and treatment will be presented.


Abstinence vs. MAT 

Dr. Tim Walsh & Saul Selby

 This segment will explore the growth of opiate addiction and the challenges involved in treating individuals who are dependent on opiates.




Tim Walsh, MA, LP; DPA: Dr. Walsh is the Treatment Director for the Life Renewal Programs at MN Adult & Teen Challenge. He completed his doctorate in public administration in 2012, his M.A. in counseling psychology in 1993 and is currently an adjunct professor at UNWSP. He also has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in the fields of mental health, human services and corrections. He is the vice-chair of the Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors. 
 Saul Selby, MA, LADC: Saul is currently the Treatment Director for MN Adult & Teen Challenge. Saul has 30 years of experience as a MH Thera¬pist, Addiction Counselor, Administrator, and Ministry Leader. He is a published author, adjunct professor and has trained thousands of professional counselors and clergy in the areas of addiction and mental health. His videos are used in hundreds of treatment centers across the country. Saul’s knowledge and humorous style provides for a fun and informative educational experience.
 Steve Lansing, PhD, MSW, LICSW: Steve has over 35 years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields as a counselor, clinical director, trainer and mental health professional. He is a former Air Force Intelligence Analyst who spent 1968-1970 in the Republic of Vietnam. Along with his wife, Ann, he is the co-owner of EmPower CTC, a MN licensed program treating the dual disorders of mental health and chemical health. His primary focus is in the area of mental health treatment, and he works with veterans and relationships. He is a clinical supervisor in the areas of social work, professional counseling and chemical dependency work that involves training and equipping new individuals entering the field. Steve has advanced degrees in psychology, social work and pastoral counseling with additional training in crisis and trauma treatment. He is also a member of the SE MN Mental Health Crisis Team.


 Please contact Rachel Miller at rachel.miller@co.isanti.mn.us or 763-689-8326 with questions.

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