Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health Annual Conference Registration Opens

Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health Annual Conference Registration Opens

The following CEs are available: NJBSWE, APA, Cert Board: LAC/LPC; CADC/LCADC; MFT/LMFT; CRSP


3.0 CE credits will be available for each day of confirmed attendance.

In lieu of our Annual Appreciation Lunch and as a thank you to our Monmouth County Mental Health and Addiction Services Agencies, Clinicians, and Therapists, we are, once again, offering this conference free of charge.

On Thursday, Oct. 28, there will be a 3-hour presentation by Steve Crimando MA, CTM, BCETS, CHPP. member of the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Disaster and Terrorism Branch on Behavioral Health: Forgotten Front Line Workers. He’ll discuss Behavioral Healthcare Workers’ Pandemic Fatigue, how Covid-19 has impacted mental health for children and adults and what providers need to know about their staff.

On Friday, Oct. 29, Michael M. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA will present: Alcohol’s Impact on Health, with Emphasis on Increase of Alcohol Consumption During Covid-19 Pandemic. This session will review broad public health impacts of alcohol and its role in the Diseases of Despair that have affected US life expectancy, and the changes in use since the start of 2020.


Marijuana: Weeding Through the Facts. This educational session will strive to clarify the basics: What are the psychoactive compounds in cannabis? How do they work in the body? Is THC addictive? What are the potential harms and benefits of delta-9-THC and other cannabinoids? What responses are available for governments?

Content for this conference has been submitted for approval of 6.0 continuing education credits through the Cert Board of New Jersey Inc and Rutgers UBHC for: LAC/LPC MFT/LMFT CADC/LCADC CRSP

Content for this conference has been submitted for approval of 6.0 continuing education credits through Rutgers RBHS and Rutgers UBHC for: APA NJBSWE

Speaker Bios

Steven M. Crimando, MA, CTM, BCETS, CHPP Director of Training | Disaster & Terrorism Branch Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services New Jersey Department of Human Services

Steven M. Crimando is an internationally known consultant and educator specialized in the application of the behavioral sciences in homeland and private security, violence prevention, crisis management, and disaster response.

Steve is a Certified Threat Manager (CTM), a Board-Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS), a Diplomate of the National Center for Crisis Management, and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He is a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) and a member of the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals.

He is a Certified Police Instructor, a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and an expert in threat assessment and threat management. He is frequently called upon by law enforcement agencies, the media, and the courts to provide insight on workplace, school and community violence prevention and response, including acts of extreme violence such as active shooter incidents.

Steve is the author of many published articles and book chapters. He has been featured for his work in violence prevention and response in many professional journals, magazines, and newspapers, and frequently appears on both network and cable news and talk shows, as well as in the courts, as a subject matter expert addressing the behavioral aspects of public and private sector crisis prevention and response.

Michael M Miller, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA National Speaker, Addiction Medicine Past President, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Michael M. Miller, is a general and addiction psychiatrist and medical consultant, advising health systems, health plans, and governmental agencies and grant recipients on addiction treatment, treatment planning, services design, and utilization review; medication management of addiction; physician health and treatment and monitoring for health care and legal professionals with addiction and mental health problems; issues of medical quality and medical ethics; and public health responses to nicotine use, cannabis use, and the opioid epidemic.

Dr. Miller is in demand as a speaker and trainer regarding similar topics including integrating medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) into psychosocial treatments and use of the ASAM Criteria. He also is in demand as an expert witness, especially in cases involving aspects of addiction. He is on the clinical faculty for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (professor) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (associate professor) teaching in their Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry fellowships, respectively. Dr. Miller is certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Dr. Miller is Past President and Board Chair of ASAM, of the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine, and of the Dane County Medical Society. He is a former Director of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM). Over a span of 25+ years, he represented first ASAM and then the Wisconsin Medical Society in the AMA House of Delegates, being elected to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health and being selected as Council Chair. Previously, Dr. Miller served 12 years on the Managing Committee of the former Statewide Physician Health Program in Wisconsin, and he now serves as the AMA official representative on the Accreditation and Review Committee of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP). He also served on the Professional Technical Advisory Committee for the Hospital Accreditation Program of the Joint Commission, including one year as PTAC chair.

Dr. Miller was selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2007 to 2018. In 2013, he received The ASAM Annual Award for his contributions to the field of addiction medicine and in 2011 he was named the national physician Clinician of the Year by Addiction Professional magazine. In 2019, he received ASAM’s highest honor, its John P. McGovern Award for his contributions to our understanding of addiction and society, and most recently he was presented the highest honor of the Wisconsin Medical Society, its 2021 Directors Award.