Conference Registration is closed for the 2016 Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services. Watch for our 2017 Save the Date card in early November.


Wednesday, October 5th, 2016- Registration Full

8:00-9:00 am Conference Registration/Check-In 

9:00-9:30 am SESSION CLOSED Opening Remarks by Katherine Hansen and Dr. Michael Humphrey

9:30-11:30 am SESSION CLOSED The Way I See It-Dr. Temple Grandin

11:45-1:00 pm SESSION CLOSED Luncheon with KeynoteAndy Fujimoto

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED Cultivating the Spirit to Work-Denise Bissonnette

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED Teaching Play Skills to Children with Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks-Patricia Hampshire Ph.D.

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED Family Rehabilitation Counseling Ethics- Mary Barros-Bailey Ph.D., CRC

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED How to Use Structured Social Skills Groups-Steve Becker, M.Ed., Ph.D., B.A. 

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED Diagnosis:Now What?-Angela Lindig and Mike Berlin

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED Person Centered Outcome Statements (Part 1)-Jeff Garrison-Tate M.Ed

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED PRESTIGE:Promoting Resilience Enhancing Strengths Through Individual and Group  Efforts- Amanda DeYoung M.A., BCBA, Guadalupe Ayala M.A., Kelly Hardy and  Samong Sam

1:15-2:45  SESSION CLOSED Strategic Thinking For Leaders-Paul Dziedzec

1:15-2:45 SESSION CLOSED Addressing Social Determinants of Health & Community Resources in a Health Care Delivery System-Rhonda Robinson-Beale  MD

2:45 pm-3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED Technology and Social Media Ethics-Mary Barros-Bailey Ph.D.

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED Fluency:The Missing Piece-Jenna Hix M.Ed., BCBA

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED Friendships and Dating For Individuals with ID/DD and Youth with SED, Julie Atkinson, M.S.

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED The Art of Affirmative Life Planning-Charlene Quade JD

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED Clinical Methods for Clients with Dual Diagnosis- Steve Becker Ph.D.

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED The Positive Impact of Music Therapy- Samantha  Foote and Tanith Brown

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED Person Centered Outcome Statements (Part 2)-Jeff Garrison-Tate M.Ed

3:00 pm-4:30 pm SESSION CLOSED Planning For a Healthy Transition-Angela Lindig and Jennifer Zielinski


Thursday, October 6th, 2016

8:00-8:30 am Conference Registration/Check-In 

8:45-10:15 am Keynote Presentation Rekindle the Flame-Denise Bissonnette

10:15-10:30 am Break 

10:30-12:00 pm Beyond Traditional Job Development-Denise Bissonnette

10:30-12:00 pm Postsecondary Education for Students with IDD:What Does it Look Like?                                   Jeremy Ford Ph.D.

10:30-12:00 pm The Emerging Roles & Expectations of the Direct Support Workforce-Joseph                             Macbeth

10:30-12:00 pm SESSION FULL-CLOSED Engaging & Working with the Hard to Reach Client-                           Lawrence Shulman M.S.W., Ed.D.

10:30-12:00 pm Parenting Children with Health Issues-Foster Cline M.D.

10:30-12:00 pm Legal & Financial Issues For Seniors 65 & Older- Donna Schuyler JD

10:30-12:00 pm Activity Schedules:  Helping Children with Developmental Disabilities Structure                           Their Time-Nancy Rosenberg Ph.D., BCBA-D

10:30-12:00 pm Motivational Interviewing For Supervisors-Craig Anderson LCSW

12:15-1:30 pm Commitment to Community Awards Luncheon

1:45-3:15 pm-Essentials of Effective Employer Engagement-Denise Bissonnette

1:45-3:15 pm Google it Up, Lisa Beymer M.Ed., Ed.D.

1:45-3:15 pm The NADSP Code of Ethics Encounter-Joseph Macbeth

1:45-3:15 pm The Beginning & Middle Phases of Group Work Practice-Lawrence Shulman                              M.S.W., Ed.D.

1:45-3:15 pm Respite: Temporary Relief For Caregivers Across the Lifespan- Pam Catt-Oliason

1:45-3:15 pm Harnessing the Power of Children’s Dreams through Sandtray Therapy- Karrie                            Swan Ph.D.

1:45-3:15 pm It’s My Life and My Behavior! Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities                        to Self-Manage their Own Behavior (Part 1)-Nancy Rosenberg Ph.D., BCBA-D

1:45-3:15 pm Access in Idaho- Courtney Keith LMSW,  Charles Beal, Heidi Smith

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30- 5:00 Supporting Informed Decision Making-Joseph Macbeth

3:30- 5:00 The Dynamics and Skills of Supervision-Lawrence Shulman M.S.W., Ed.D.

3:30- 5:00 Powerful Tools For Caregivers-Kelle Sweeney, Charlie Sety, Patty Larson, Rebekah                    Forster-Casey

3:30- 5:00 Early Intervention Evidence Based Practices-Christy Cronheim M.Ed. & Brian                             Shakespeare

3:30- 5:00 The Fundamentals of Using Child-Centered Play Therapy- Karrie Swan Ph.D.

3:30- 5:00 SESSION FULL-CLOSED De-escalation & Safety: Working with Behavioral Health                     Clients-Penelope Hansen, M.A.

3:30- 5:00 It’s My Life and My Behavior! Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities to                     Self-Manage their Own Behavior (part 2)-Nancy Rosenberg Ph.D., BCBA-D

3:30-5:00 SESSION FULL-CLOSED How Can a Team Achieve Success?-Paul Dziedzec