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Workshop Title: "SAP Legal Update: An Ounce of Prevention"

Workshop Description:  This legal update session will focus on the hottest topics of interest to those professionals working in the field of student assistance, education and agency provider services.  Mr. Gilsbach will provide the latest information on the following topics:

• School Law in a Nutshell:  A Quick Overview for SAP Personnel
• The Suicide Prevention Law:  New Rules and Roles for SAP Teams
• Child Abuse Clearances:  Who Needs them and Why
• Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting:  Roles and Responsibilities
• Child Find and SAP:  How the SAP Process Can Dramatically Reduce Liability
• Student Confidentiality:  To Share or Not to Share (and When Permission is Required)
• Student Medical Records:  Do Different Rules Apply?
• Families with Separation and Divorce:  Who’s the Parent and When it Matters
• PA’s New Cyberbullying Law:  What it Says, What it Means, and What to Do About It

Presenter:  Timothy E. Gilsbach

Timothy E. Gilsbach is an attorney with King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC and focuses his practice in the area of special education law, from working with teams to developing defensible IEP documents to litigating special education disputes in the administrative context and federal courts. In addition, Mr. Gilsbach regularly advises clients in the area of special education law prior to litigation in an effort to avoid litigation.  Mr. Gilsbach also advises clients on other areas of education law, including maintaining student records and other student issues. 

Mr. Gilsbach is a regular presenter at local and state-wide conferences on various areas of special education law.  He was selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the area of School law 2012 to 2014 and holds a J.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and a B.A. degree in political science from Messiah College. 

Workshop Title: "Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training"

Workshop Description:  Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model was incited by an Institute of Medicine recommendation that called for community-based screening for health risk behaviors, including substance use.

Presenter:  Dr. Joseph Garbely, Medical Director, Caron Treatment Centers

As Medical Director at Caron Treatment Centers, Dr. Joseph Garbely oversees all medical treatment at Caron’s Pennsylvania facility including detoxification and medicine related interventions. He collaborates on medical research, Caron’s senior program, as well as Caron’s chronic pain and healthcare professionals programs.

Dr. Garbely previously served as the Associate Medical Director at Caron and has been in the field of addiction medicine for more than 10 years. He is Board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Internal Medicine and has an extensive background in treating addicted individuals, including healthcare professionals, executives, and pilots who suffer from substance use disorders. He has also worked to develop innovative treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12 step philosophy.

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 165
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354 

Email us: support@pasap.org 

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