Rosecrance is pleased to offer webinars featuring our licensed, experienced, and compassionate professionals. Check back for new Webinars as they become available.

911 for First Responders
January 26, 2021
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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This training will provide behavioral health providers with a better understanding of the first responder population and practical tools to implement in their own practices. 3 CEU’s will be provided.

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THE PRESENTATIONS:

Taking Care of Our Own
Presenter: Dan DeGryse
Dan will describe the motivation behind creating the Rosecrance Florian Program based on his experience with the Chicago Fire Department as a battalion chief/EMT, employee assistance provider, and peer supporter. He will also discuss how the program is connecting with first responders. This presentation will address the following:

• What a clinician should know when working with first responders
• The importance of being culturally aware
• What makes the Florian program effective

Barriers to Treatment in the First Responder Community
Presenter: Justus Clinton
Justus will share his personal journey from police officer, to mental health client, and then mental health clinician. Justus will describe his own barriers and how he’s helping other clients overcome them. This presentation will address the following:

• Identifying barriers to treatment
• Establishing therapeutic relationships with first responders
• Normalizing the first responder experience

First on the Scene: Enriching the Clinical Experience of First Responders
Presenter: Erica Gilmore

Erica will describe her experience as coordinator of the Florian Program. She will also identify the key cultural characteristics of first responders that impact treatment and the therapeutic relationship. This presentation will address the following:

• Have an understanding of how symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders appear
• Discover how evidence-based programs and clinical theory effective in treatment
• Recognize the ways first responders are different from other clients

The Presenters:
Ret. Chief Dan DeGryse, BA, BS, CEAP, LAP-C, CAI, CFO, CADC

Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program

Dan has worked 30 years in the Chicago Fire Department. He began his career in 1989 and was promoted up the ranks to Battalion Chief, earning the Chief Fire Officers designation before retiring in 2019. He also served as the Coordinator of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for 14 years. In his position, he developed a peer support team to broaden the EAP’s reach within the fire department. Dan has been a member of the IAFF peer support training that he helped create. Dan has extensive clinical experience providing individual, group, and family therapy with both adults and adolescents in the area of addiction and mental health issues and has advanced training in Critical Incident
Stress Management.

Justus Clinton, BA

Unit Specialist

Justus grew up in Champaign, Illinois, and started his career in public service as an EMT before graduating high school. While pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology at Illinois State University, he joined the Savoy Fire Department in Illinois. He then served 21 years in law enforcement with 16 of those with his hometown police department in the patrol division. He also served as a field training officer and master firearms instructor. He was awarded the Champaign Police Medal of Valor, Police Officer of the Year, Departmental Lifesaving Award and multiple medals of commendation. After leaving public service, Justus joined Rosecrance as unit staff on the Florian Unit and currently serves on a national peer support team for first responders.

Erica Gilmore, M.S.Ed, LCPC, CADC

Unit Coordinator

Erica joined the Rosecrance family in August of 2015 as a primary counselor and was promoted to unit coordinator in February of 2017. She has worked in the field of substance use and mental health for 10 years with experience working with various populations struggling with co-occuring issues. Erica received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Augustana College and a Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Illinois University. Before joining Rosecrance, Erica worked at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services in both the outpatient program and the Scott County Jail before moving to an inpatient hospital-based residential program at UnityPoint Health.

Rosecrance is pleased to offer this collection of video presentations for viewing at your convenience. These videos feature our licensed, experienced, and compassionate professionals who work with our clients every day. To view any of these video presentations, enter your email and a private link will be sent to you.

The Impact of Cannabis on Mental Health

Marijuana leafThis presentation will provide education on how cannabis interacts with the brain to produce its effects. It will also focus on the impact that cannabis can have on adolescent brain development and the corresponding impact on mental health. The webinar will then provide information on CBD relative to THC and how the impact of cannabis on mental health is complicated and befits nuanced discussion. The presentation will also discuss how cannabis research is still in its infancy and how we need to be mindful of this moving forward.

Register to view this on-demand video presentation by using the form, and an email will be sent to you with the link.

About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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Addressing Suicidal Ideation: the CAMS Approach

People generally need to feel connected to thrive. Social distancing may predispose certain people toward feelings of isolation and depression. Risk of suicide may increase. It is important during these tough times that professionals and families collaborate closely if someone is at risk. This consists of identifying and communicating potential warning signs and having difficult but necessary discussions about suicide. It also involves being increasingly aware of and utilizing resources such as crisis response, hospital-based and other counseling services.

This presentation, “Addressing Suicidal Ideation,” was originally recorded early 2020, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were fully realized. While the content of this presentation does not take into account these world events, at Rosecrance we hope you will use this material to understand suicide risk and the CAMS approach to treatment. We are confident you will find this presentation engaging and informative.

Register to view this on-demand video presentation by using the form, and an email will be sent to you with the link.

About the presenter

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Jason Relle, LCPC
Clinical Director

Jason Relle is the Clinical Director at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson and has been with Rosecrance since 2011.  He oversees substance abuse and behavioral health residential programming for adolescents. He is a licensed clinical professional counselor that has worked with children, adolescents and families in various roles within Rosecrance.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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Anxiety and Adolescents

Teens may not be at high-risk for severe symptoms from Covid-19, but they are not immune to the stress it causes. Social isolation and cancellation of most school-related events like sports, clubs, dances, and graduations is stressful. They are likely to absorb some of the anxiety from the news and parents dealing with possible unemployment, financial strain, illness, or death in the extended family. It is important to normalize and empathize with these struggles.

This presentation, “Anxiety and Adolescents,” was originally recorded in September of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. While the content of this presentation does not take into account these world events, at Rosecrance we hope you will use this material to understand how anxiety can be effectively treated, no matter the cause. We are confident you will find this presentation engaging and informative.

Register to view this on-demand video presentation by using the form, and an email will be sent to you with the link.

About the presenter

Photo of Carlene CardosiCarlene Cardosi, LCSW, CADC
Regional Vice President of Residential Services

Carlene Cardosi is Regional Vice President of Residential Services, and has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance abuse treatment centers in Rockford. Carlene started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. In 2017 she was promoted to Clinical Director of Residential Services, where she developed programs for both adolescents and adults. In 2018 she was promoted to Regional Administrator, and she oversaw services in Milwaukee, McHenry County, Des Plaines, and Chicago. Now as Vice President of Residential Services she supervises Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson and Harrison campuses in Rockford and the Lakeview facility in Chicago.

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Helping Parents Get Past “No!” – How to support parents in the recovery process

Helping Parents Get Past No“Helping Parents Get Past No: How to Support Parents in the Recovery Process,” will provide attendees current information on behavioral health trends in both the areas of substance abuse and mental health. The webinar will detail recovery myths and the role of family in the recovery process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what motivates change and be educated on the associated stages of recovery. Additionally, the webinar will provide helpful tips and engagement strategies when providers are dealing with resistance from a client or their family.

Resistance to treatment is oftentimes a barrier to parents getting their child the help that they need. Rosecrance is dedicated to educating parents and other providers on what motivates change and how to engage resistant clients.

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About the presenter

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Jason Relle, LCPC
Clinical Director

Jason Relle is the Clinical Director at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson and has been with Rosecrance since 2011. He oversees substance abuse and behavioral health residential programming for adolescents. He is a licensed clinical professional counselor that has worked with children, adolescents and families in various roles within Rosecrance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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Marijuana and the Brain

Marijuana leafMatthew Quinn, Community Relations Coordinator at Rosecrance Health Network, discusses the impacts of marijuana use on the brain. The discussion includes: information on the chemical composition of marijuana and the physiological response when it is consumed, how marijuana and the brain interact to produce effects, how marijuana affects the adolescent brain and the impact on structure and function, and other impacts of marijuana use.

Register to view this on-demand video presentation by using the form, and an email will be sent to you with the link.

About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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Youth Substance Use Prevention during COVID-19

Sheltering-in-place is presenting unusual challenges and stress for teens. Preventing substance use during these times presents a unique challenge for parents and professionals. This presentation provides information on how to recognize potential warnings signs for substance use while teens are stuck at home and practical tips for how to prevent it. It also touches on other topics such as vaping and Covid-19 and increased alcohol use among adults.  

About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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