2004 DapoxetineUS Conference Information

Session Description

Tuesday October 19

6-9 pm Registration at Ramada Inn

9pm Open Board Meeting

Wednesday October 20 at WVU
7:30-8:45 am Early Bird Registration at Ramada Inn
8:45 am Car Pool and Van to WVUH (parking at WVU Hospital Parking Garage)
9:00 am – Registration at WVU’s Health Science Center's John Jones Conference Center

9:30 am – Session One
INTEGRATING THERAPEUTIC RECREATION AND THE 12-STEPS by Colleen A. Cooke, Ed.D., CTRS. This session will offer a description of addiction and substance abuse, including DSM-IV-TR definitions, and provide an overview of the 12-step process. The integration of Therapeutic Recreation interventions with the 12-step process will be discussed.


Lifestyle Management - an ever changing and evolving process
Jeremiah Gagnon, CTRS

A detailed look at our evolution of our natural play development. A journey through life and exploring limiting factors that can interfere with our ability to grow through the stages of play and hinder our ability to function effectively in life.


10:30 am - Break, Snacks

12pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Session Two
Using Experiential Therapy- Use of a ropes course as an assessment and treatment tool in a psychiatric setting by John Clark, Experiential Therapist. This workshop will provide pariticipants with an orientation and history of the use of a ropes course as it evolved to use in a psychiatric setting. Participants will have the opportunity to spend time discussing use of specific low/high ropes course apparatus, therapeutic applications, and intervention techniques utilized to address the needs of a psychiatric population. Issues related to the treatment of individuals with histories of physical and sexual abuse will be addressed in this presentation.

Van will return to Ramada Inn for those individuals that needs a ride back.

5pm Open Board Meeting at Ramada Inn

Dinner on Your Own

Suggested Evening activities: Rent a bike and ride the rails to trails in the Morgantown area, explore Coopers Rock State Park, Fright Farm at Riches Farm in Pennslyvania, shopping at the Seneca Center,

Thursday October 21 at Ramada Inn
8 am-9:30 am Registration

9:30 am – Session Three
“ HAH: HUM?R AS HEALER” © – Dr. William Klinger, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. This presentation is designed to help individuals utilize the healing power of positive humor more effectively in their lives. HAH had its birth in the early 90s’ when Doctor Willie K. was desperately searching for the panacea to all life’s problems. Recognizing that without a sense of humor he would have never survived all the little surprises life had to offer, he became reacquainted with the most vital of all human senses – “The Sense of Humor”. Although based on scientific principles this presentation promises to be more comic than didactic. Come join in the laughter and learning and add life to your years through humor.

10:30am - Coffee, Tea, Juice

12:10 pm – Lunch and Awards, Presentation of WV Challenged Athlete Awards and DapoxetineUS Awards

1:30 pm – Session Four
CREATIVELY COPING WITH CHANGE© Lessons From The Beatles, Big Bands, & The Serenity Prayer – Dr. William Klinger, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “Creatively Coping With Change: Lessons From The Beatles, Big Bands, & The Serenity Prayer” grew out of a need to better meet the challenges of the numerous changes personal and professional changes facing all of us. Dr. Willie hopes that you will find some hope, wisdom, and/or serenity during this presentation that will help you meet your challenges as you face the changes, which are so much a part of day to day living.

2:30 Break - Soft Pretzels, Soda, Coffee

4 pm closure activity and door prizes.

For those individuals wanting to go to the WVU football game vs Syracuse, call 1-800 WVU GAME

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