2019 Regional Conference

Hosted by Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA

April 11 & 12, 2019

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Questions? Contact NaBITA at (484) 321-3651

Please join NaBITA and several of its senior faculty members as we bring together some of the best parts of the 2018 conference from San Antonio, TX. In response to the California ban on using state funds to travel to Texas, NaBITA leadership has created an opportunity for those who were unable to attend our yearly conference. We have crafted a two-day event in Pleasant Hill, California that provides our members a chance to gather, refresh, and learn together.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Registration Opens:  Monday, November 26, 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday, March 8, 2019
Regular Registration Closes: Friday, March 29, 2019

REGISTRATION

  • Conference Early Bird Registration (Register by Friday, March 8, 2019)
    • $499 per person for Non-members
    • $449 per person for Individual/Case Manager NaBITA Members
    • $429 per person for Standard/Enhanced NaBITA Members
  • Conference Regular Registration (After Friday, March 8, 2019)
    • $569 per person for Non-members
    • $519 per person for Individual/Case Manager NaBITA Members
    • $499 per person for Standard/Enhanced NaBITA Members

To register via cheque, please complete and submit a registration form.
To register via credit card, please visit our online store.

All registrations for 2019 trainings include access to regularly updated electronic training materials, including the full deck of training slides.

Access to materials is delivered via email to each attendee 5 days prior to the training.

TRIAL MEMBERSHIPS

All registrations for 2019 trainings include complimentary six-month Individual Trial Memberships for attendees who have no previous membership history with NaBITA. Active trial members have access to the full benefits of the corresponding membership level. NaBITA’s policies provide additional guidance regarding complimentary trial memberships.

FACULTY

  • David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President
  • W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President
  • Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant
  • Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University
  • Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University
  • Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC
  • Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President
  • Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc.
  • Adán Tejada, Chief & Director, Department of Public Safety, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

SCHEDULE

Time

Both days of training will run 9:00AM-5:00PM. Registration will begin at 8:30AM.

The below schedule is subject to change. The 2018 NaBITA Regional Conference website will be updated with any changes to reflect current session and conference schedules.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • 8:30AM-9:00AM: Registration & Continental breakfast
  • 9:00AM-10:30AM: BIT Overview and NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool 2019 Update
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM: Break
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM: Concurrent Session 1: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30PM-3:00PM: Concurrent Session 2: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM: Break
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM: Review of Recent Attacks

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 8:30AM-9:00AM: Continental breakfast
  • 9:00AM-10:30AM: Onboarding the BIT
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM: Break
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM: Concurrent Session 3: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30PM-3:00PM: Concurrent Session 4: Choice of 3 Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM: Break
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM: Faculty Panel Questions & Case Studies

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Day One – Thursday, April 11

BIT Overview and NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool 2019 Update

Join us for a discussion of BIT foundational issues and updates from NABITA from the 2018 Annual Conference. We will review new changes to the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool and assist participants in applying this tool to triaging risk and moving towards consistent and appropriate interventions.

Concurrent Session One

  • Session A: Law Enforcement, BIT and Threat Assessment 
    Presented by Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc. and Adán Tejada, Chief & Director, Department of Public Safety, Saint Mary’s College of California

This session will be presented by law enforcement officers and follow a case study format. Issues to be discussed will include: 1) addressing parallel processes among conduct, counseling, on-campus law enforcement and off-campus criminal charges, 2) Role of the fusion center, 3) differences between sworn and non-sworn police, community policing efforts and threat assessment.

  • Session B: Case Management and the BIT 101 
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC

This session will review the role of case management on the BIT. This first session will review the place for case managers in higher education, the differences between clinical and non-clinical case managers, how schools can build this capacity, and the theory behind a solution-focused, advocacy-based approach to student care.

  • Session C: Cultural Competency, Closed Communities and Bias on the BIT 
    Presented by Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session will address the importance of mitigating bias and addressing marginalized populations respectfully and fairly through the BIT.

Concurrent Session Two

  • Session A: An Overview of the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool
    Presented by Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

The NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool is the central tool used by BITs across the country as an initial triage to better categorize behaviors. This session will review the tool and provide case examples of how the tool can be used to better assess the level of concern and move toward an appropriate intervention

  • Session B: Counseling and Conduct
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc.

This session looks at the interplay between counseling and conduct on the BIT. The session stresses the importance of relationships and how these two departments are integral to a well-functioning BIT.

  • Session C: Overview of NaBITA Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams and BIT Care Manual
    Presented by Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, and Adán Tejada, Chief & Director, Department of Public Safety, Saint Mary’s College of California

This session reviews the new standards of practice document developed by the NaBITA Advisory Board and the CARE manual template.

Review of Recent Attacks

Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc.

This session will review some of the most recent incidents of targeted violence. Presenters will share with participants practical take-a-ways to keep their campuses safer.

Day Two – Friday, April 12

Onboarding the BIT

Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC, Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc., Adán Tejada, Chief & Director, Department of Public Safety, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session will show several examples of how to on-board new BIT members to the team. This will be done through video examples and discussions. The session will include: case management, the chair of the team, conduct, counseling, and law enforcement.

Concurrent Session Three

  • Session A: How to be an Effective Chair of the BIT 
    Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC

BIT leadership is a difficult process. There are many balls in the air to juggle, competing personalities on the team, and pressure from students, parents, staff and faculty to be responsive to potential acts of violence. This session will review several best practices when it comes to leadership of the BIT.

  • Session B: Introduction to the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) 
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

This session teaches the basics of the SIVRA-35 intervention and will use a video case study to walk participants through the scoring of this threat assessment tool.

  • Session C: Legal Issues and the BIT
    Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President and Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President

Join NCHERM partners as they walk you through an overview of legal pitfalls and challenges BITs face as related to student conduct, ADA/OCR, free speech, threat assessment, parental involvement, FERPA, HIPAA, and state confidently laws.

Concurrent Session Four

  • Session A: Case Management and the BIT 102
    Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC

This workshop will focus on practical skills needed in case management related to working with difficult clients, managing defensiveness, assessing suicide, making appropriate referrals and building rapport. This session will use video vignettes to engage the audience and review the skills related to case management.

  • Session B: Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2)
    Presented byBrian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

The VRAW2 is used to assess pieces of written work that contain direct threats or violent themes of concern.  This session will review the assessment tool and use case studies to walk participants through the application of the concepts.

  • Session C: Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS)
    Presented by Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University and Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc.

This session will review the risk and protective factors related to extremist violence. The presenters will outline what BITs should be assessing and how mobilization factors can be used to better assess the movement to action.

Faculty Panel Questions & Case Studies

Presented by David J. Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University, NaBITA Past-President, W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jamie Molnar, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Higher Education Consultant, Amy Murphy, Ph.D., President, NaBITA; Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Columbus State University, Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Associate Executive Director, NaBITA; Associate Consultant, The NCHERM Group, LLC, Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, NaBITA Past-President, Jeff Solomon, Director of Schools Division, DPREP, Inc., Adán Tejada, Chief & Director, Department of Public Safety, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., NaBITA Executive Director and Past-President; Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development, The NCHERM Group

Based on feedback from previous years, these open session conversations with participants were one of the most requested sessions. We will review legal, counseling, conduct, case management and law enforcement questions from participants during the session. Several case studies will be used to infuse the discussion and allow the audience to work in small groups to discuss practical application concepts.

LOGISTICS

Training Facility

Hospitality Services Center (HSF), Diablo Room
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Campus Map

Parking

Complimentary parking will be provided to all attendees. Further details forthcoming.

Travel

Airport

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
Approximate distance from campus: 31 miles from campus
Ground transportation options: BART, Lyft, Uber, Taxi

Bus

County Connection
Bus numbers 9, 18, 20, 28, 649 all stop at Diablo Valley College

Lodging

Hilton Concord
1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
Approximate distance from campus: 2.2 miles

Crown Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek
45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA 94520
Approximate distance from campus: 2 miles

Attractions

Enjoy your visit and discover Pleasant Hill!

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

Diablo Valley College will provide a light continental breakfast and afternoon snack break each day. Lunch each day will be on your own.

Attire

Attire is business casual with an emphasis on casual.  Room temperatures may vary; layers are encouraged.

Electrical Outlets

If wish to use a laptop to take notes, please have your computer fully charged and consider bringing a back-up battery, as there are not enough outlets in the room for individual use. Staff will not be available on-site to provide any electrical cords or technological assistance.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Special accommodation parking is available and training facility is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter is available with advance notice and request. Hosts require advance notice of any dietary restrictions. Please contact NaBITA with any accommodation request(s). Be sure to specify which training you are attending in your correspondence.

POLICIES

NaBITA’s policies provide guidance on cancellations, substitutions, and credits.


*Although a registration deadline is outlined above, it is possible that the training may reach capacity before that date. If this happens, registration will closed earlier than scheduled. Please have registration confirmed before making travel and lodging accommodations.