Programme

TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – VISITS AND CIVIC RECEPTION

Service Visits are available to book in advance and will take place between 09:00 and 15:00

  • Harper House, Phoenix Futures Specialist Family Service
  • Phoenix Futures Therapeutic Community Residential Service
  • Recovery Through Nature – Phoenix Futures and John Muir Trust at Glenlude
  • Communities of Recovery Fife – RtN / Recovery Café

Welcome Reception at Merchants House, Glasgow. 18:00 – 19:00

Civic reception hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow and the Phoenix Futures Scotland Board.


WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER – THE GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL

09:00 Registration

09:45   Opening Remarks by David Mackie, Chair of Phoenix Futures Scotland

10:00    Welcome and Opening of the Conference by Angela Constance, Minister for Drug Policy, Scottish Government

10:15 Opening keynote speaker David Best, Professor of Addiction Recovery, Leeds Trinity University

10:45 Welcome from Phaedon Kaloterakis, President of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities

11:00 Celebration of Life & EFTC Award

Noon Lunch

13:00 Plenary Session 1

SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Supporting parents in residential treatment: An overview of the Parents Under Pressure program Anita Harris, Coolmine, Ireland

Specialist Family Service – Scotland. An overview of the specialist program Lyndsey Hague & Kerry McGhee, Phoenix Futures Scotland

Family Services in The Therapeutic Community Robin Rettmer and Lillian Marquez, Amity Foundation, USA

The incorporation of Early Years into the Therapeutic Community – Holistic and multi-disciplinary working Leandra O’Malley Coolmine, Ireland

DELIVERING TREATMENT IN A PRISON SETTING

Mapping addiction professionals’ demands towards AOD-related work: challenges on education and training in a treatment organisation in a post-COVID era Remos Armaos, KETHEA, Greece

Customised training in addiction by the Ecett Good Practice Based Academy Georges van der Straten and Andrea Ascari for Ecett-Networks 

Servant Leadership as an approach in a Therapeutic Community Lisa Larkin, Coolmine, Ireland

Creating a sustainable workforce Gerard Byrne, Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association

RESPONDING TO COMPLEXITY, MENTAL NEEDS AND TRAUMA

Addiction treatment and the complexity of neuropsychological functioning Susie Longbottom, Association AURORE (CT), Mailys Miquel, CEID (CT) France

The impact of Trauma over time:  Working with the Wounded Self Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch, Australia

Mental Health: Implications for the Therapeutic Community Peter Lindsayhall, Phoenix Futures UK

COVID-19 impact on access to care services and clients’ profile changes in KETHEA treatment services Gerasimos Papanastasatos, Greece

14:30       Break

15:00       Plenary Session 2

WOMEN AND INCLUSIVITY

Including Women in Recovery Donatella Olisterno, Phoenix Futures Scotland

The Post Patriarchal TC: Hamsa Circles to Empower Women  Pamela Jay and Anna Bond, Amity Foundation USA

Barriers on the Pathways to Safety Arhonda Lynch, University College Cork, Ireland

Trauma-informed women’s treatment standards of care Dr. Sushma D. Taylor CenterPoint, INC, USA

BUILDING INCLUSIVE APPROACHES

Building Inclusive Treatment Programs Edward Carlson, Odyssey House Louisiana, USA

Synanon Revisited: An Experiment in Social and Environmental Justice Rod Mullen, Amity Foundation USA

The Role of Ceremony in the Teaching and Therapeutic Community Robin Rettmer and Carmen Jacinto, Amity Foundation, USA

Reflections on the occupational inclusion of TC members in the current socio-economic-hygienic conditions. The establishment of ARGO Social Cooperative Enterprise Stelios Gkiouzepas, ARGO, Greece

UNDERSTANDING OUR TREATMENT POPULATIONS

Proyecto Hombre Observatory of the profile of people with addiction problems under treatment Fernando Gonzalez, Proyecto Hombre Association, Spain

Complexity, is this the new straightforward? Gerard Byrne, We Help Ourselves (WHOS), Australia

Cost-Benefit of Therapeutic Community. Latest Methodology, Research Findings and Policy Applications Petros Triantos, KETHEA, Greece

Implementation of quality standards, quality assurance and control systems in the context of specialised services for people who use drugs/live with behavioural addictions: An Irish Case Study Pauline McKeown, Wouter Vanderplasschen, Eoin Coughlan, Coolmine Ireland

16:30 End of day programme

19:30      Celebration Dinner (Breaking Bread Together) The Haberdashery, 545 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 7PQ

An opportunity for delegates to enjoy an evening of conversation together over dinner. (Tickets for dinner to be purchased separately via the Book Conference Tickets – EFTC Conference (eftc2022.scot) page).   

An EFTC General Assembly will be held at 16:45 – 18:15


THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER – THE GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL

09:15        Welcome Opening Remarks by Dr Susan Kinnaird, Chair of Phoenix Futures

09:30        Keynote SpeakerGeorge De Leon

                In conversation with George De Leon

11:00      Break

11:30      Plenary Session 3

MEASURING OUTCOMES

Measuring the Integrity of the TC: The Community Indicator and Membership activities Jesse Losoya and Claudia Plepler, Amity Foundation USA

An examination of the reliability and validity of the recovery capital questionnaire (RCQ) John Burns, Rowdy Yates, University of Stirling Scotland

Use of Machine Learning to Extract Predictors of Graduation From Social Networks in TCs Keith Warren, The Ohio State University, USA

Implementing routine outcome measurement in therapeutic communities: findings on QoL from TC Wouter Vanderplasschen, Ghent University Luca Littera, Dirk Vandevelde, De Kiem, Belgium

SUSTAINING OUR APPROACHES IN A CHANGING WORLD

Policy and Advocacy as a Tool for Sustainability Lonnie Granier, Odyssey House, Louisiana, USA

Finding the Balance Between Corporation and Community Doug Bond, Jesse Losoya, and Regina Slaughter, Amity Foundation, USA

It Works If You Work It: Diversifying Service Delivery to Manage Modern Day TCs  Helena Likaj Odyssey House Louisiana USA

UNDERSTANDING OUR TREATMENT POPULATIONS

Documenting the TC through Film and Video Featuring the Film Prison Circle*

Documenting the TC through Film and Video Kaori Sakagami, Out of Frame, JAPAN Rod Mullen, Thijs Boonen, Amity Foundation, USA.

Following the presentation the Film Prison Circle will be shown in full. With a break for lunch and delegates invited back into the session after lunch to complete this extended workshop.

13:00        Lunch

14:00        Plenary Session 4

DELIVERING TREATMENT IN PRISON

Creating Therapeutic Communities in Romanian and Moldovan prisons using values of the TC as guide Rune Hafstad, Cristina Teoroc, Phoenix Haga, Norway, Ina Vutcariov, Phoenix Jilava, TC Catharsis, Romania

The ongoing, growth-promoting effect of installing the TC-principles in one prison-wing on the whole prison Anja Schillebeeks, ‘t Kader, Belguim

Prisoners’ experiences in the autonomous Therapeutic Community of KETHEA PROMITHEAS and in the day care Therapeutic Community of KETHEA EN DRASI Natalia Eftaxia Zachartzi, Centres for the Prevention of Addictions and the Promotion of Psychosocial Health “SEIRIOS, Greece

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS

How Might we Develop an Integrated Care Pathway for Concerned Persons? An Action Design Research Study Aoife Stack, Coolmine, Ireland

Impact of Resonance Factor in Community project: From London to Dublin Annette McManmon-Kenna Coolmine, Ireland

Better outcomes for poly drug use using community reinforcement approach Laurie O`Sullivan, Coolmine, Ireland

Documenting the TC through Film and Video – with a conversation with filmmaker Kaori Sakagami*

(continuation of the session started before lunch with time to discuss the film and the filmmaking process with Kaori Sakagami)

15:30        40 Years of EFTC – A Birthday Celebration. Hosted by Phaedon Kaloterakis, Kethea and President of EFTC

16:15        Closing remarks by Karen Biggs, Phoenix Futures

16:30        End of the 18th EFTC Conference