Thank you to all who attended our 39th Annual Conference.  
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Join us for our August 11th Chapter Meeting! Register to attend here!

Note: Our August Meeting will be FREE to attend for members, prospective members and students.So members this is your chance to invite business colleagues you believe would benefit from membership to a NIEAPA chapter meeting! 

Creating Effective Partnerships with Treatment Providers


Tony Pacione, LCSW, CSADC and Chelsy Castro, LCSW, MA, JD

Lawyers' Assistance Program

Tony Pacione is currently the Clinical Director for the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, providing behavioral health and addiction services to attorneys, judges, and law students. Tony possesses a wealth of experience as a clinician and program director in the addiction and behavioral health field since 1982. Chelsy A. Castro, JD, MA, LCSW, is currently Clinical Case and Program Manager for the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program where she manages outreach programs and provides behavioral health and addiction services to attorneys, judges and law students. She is both an attorney and a clinician. 

Program Overview: 

This presentation will demonstrate proven strategies to build more effective, accountable provider partnerships that deliver consistent value in clinical services to your employers. The results of a five questions survey given to regional and national addiction treatment programs will be reviewed. The survey seeks greater understanding on how treatment providers deliver and measure quality care, so that client’s needs can be matched to the most appropriate treatment resource.

The presentation will focus on how EAPs can:
  • Improve access to care;
  • Facilitate better communications with ‘clinical decision makers;’
  • Ensure individualized treatment planning; and
  • Measure and track treatment outcome

Learning Objectives:

  • An understanding of how to obtain an in-depth knowledge of prospective treatment providers
  • Strategies to ensure individualized treatment plans are provided for clients
  • Knowledge on developing improved access to treatment services
  • Techniques to monitor and track treatment outcomes

Check out the full Schedule

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  It dates back to June 19th, 1865 and was the day that Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas with the announcement that the war had ended and that slaves were now free.  This date has come to be celebrated as the end of slavery and is called Juneteenth. General Granger read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3 which began with these words: "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.  This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free labor." Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American  freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

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Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756

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