Dimensions of Recovery

October 26, 2018 - Washington University

Dimensions of Recovery

Becoming Complexity Capable

Fundamentally, we all want the same things; good health, a safe place to live, a sense of purpose, and to be a part of a community  For clients with Substance Use Disorders, these basic needs have often been compromised, if they were ever there at all.  In today’s treatment environment, clients are presenting with increasingly complex needs and it has fallen upon us to help them navigate a world and a system of care that often places multiple barriers in their paths.  This conference will present content from experts in each of the domains that support a life in recovery, and to begin discussing how best to become complexity capable providers.


Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM.

This step is very important for individuals needing continuing education. Please make sure you are on-time as the credentialing agencies have special requirements for obtaining continuing education certificates.


Morning refreshments will be served from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in conjunction with registration.  We hope you take this time to interact with your fellow mental and behavioral health professionals.

From 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM a box lunch will be provided. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options available on a first come first served basis.


One of the key components of the conference is the opportunity to hear speakers address cutting-edge topics that will positively impact your ability to serve others.

The four sessions being offered at the Dimensions of Recovery Conference are currently awaiting determination from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Missouri Committee For Social Workers.  Please continue to check this website for updates on the approval process and the number of CECs being offered.


This conference is being paid for by the sponsors. There is no registration fee to attend.


The Brown School is located in the southeast corner of Washington University’s Danforth Campus. Our buildings include Goldfarb Hall, Brown Hall, and Hillman Hall. (Buildings numbered 50, 14 and 56 on the map below.)

Starting in Summer 2017, due to a large construction project, parking will no longer be available on the east end of the Danforth Campus. Visitors are encouraged to park in Danforth University Center (DUC) underground garage, a short distance west of the Brown School, adjacent to building 27 on the map below. Visitors need to pull a ticket prior to entering this garage, display this ticket on their vehicle’s dashboard and pay prior to exiting with cash or credit.


If you are in need of accessible parking, there is a golf cart escort available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from the patio outside the Danforth Garage. Requests can be made by calling (314) 935-3648. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be transported at this time. Click here more information about this service, and additional pick up locations.


A note about finding our buildings using GPS: Individual buildings on Washington University campus do not have street addresses. However, typing in the following address approximates the Brown School Campus location, at the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Hoyt Drive: 6350 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105. Please note that no parking is available at this intersection due to construction, but drop-offs can be made. For parking instructions, see above.



Danforth Campus Interactive Map

1Registration / Breakfast 8:00-9:00 AMHillman Hall
2WelcomeMichael Morrison , Mark Stringer 9:00-9:30 AMClark-Fox Forum
3Health:How Do We Achieve Health and Wellness in Recovery?Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM 9:45-10:45 AMClark-Fox Forum
4Home: Housing as Foundation of RecoveryFrancie Broderick 11:00-12:00 PMClark-Fox Forum
5Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 PMHillman Hall
6PurposeRyan Edwards 1:00-2:00 PMClark-Fox Forum
7Community: An Essential Component of RecoveryKimberly A. Johnson, Ph. D. 2:15-3:15 PMClark-Fox Forum
8Panel Discussion 3:30-4:30 PMClark-Fox Forum
9Adjournment 4:30 PMClark-Fox Forum

Preferred Family Healthcare is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or in the catalogue or website). The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.


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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

Vice President Preferred Family Healthcare

Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM

Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM

Director of Community Medicine St. Louis University

Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Executive Vice President Preferred Family Healthcare

Francie Broderick

Francie Broderick

Former Executive Director Places for People

Kimberly A. Johnson, Ph. D.

Kimberly A. Johnson, Ph. D.

Research Associate Professor University of South Florida

Mark Stringer

Mark Stringer

Director, Missouri Department of Mental Health

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Event Sponsors

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Planning Committee

dick dillon

Dick Dillon
Chief Operating Officer
Innovaision, LLC


David A. Patterson Silver Wolf, PhD
Associate Professor, Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis


Craig Miner
Vice President
Preferred Family Healthcare


Mike Morrison
Executive Vice President
Preferred Family Healthcare