Presentations: Meeting the Mental Health Needs      of Persons with IDD - Dr. Bruce Davis 
& Sailing the Winds of Change 
on the Seven Cs - Dr. Dale Henry, humorist
Sponsored by Rhythm Health of TN, Bios TN, Developmental Services of Dickson County, 
E-Com Systems, Lipscomb and Pitt Insurance, 
The Mentor Network
















Dr. Bruce Davis 









Dr. Dale Henry

10am CT to 10:45am CT
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Persons with IDD - At least a third of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) have co-occurring mental health disorders. Unfortunately, many people who have co-occurring disorders don't receive appropriate treatment for their mental health disorders. Multiple systemic concerns contribute to the lack of mental health treatment. Many providers of mental health services engage in a flawed approach to assessment called Diagnostic Overshadowing. Diagnostic Overshadowing refers to the tendency of allowing the person's IDD diagnosis to overshadow their mental health concerns. Many providers are also ill-equipped to provide mental health services to persons with IDD given their limitations. The state of Tennessee is collaborating with the Center for START Services to address these systemic concerns. The state Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has established five teams across the state to address these systemic issues. These teams are receiving training in how to engage the system and achieve better outcomes for persons with IDD. Presented by Bruce Davis, Ph.D., SPE, LPC, LBA, BCBA-D,

About Dr. Bruce Davis
Bruce Davis, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Analyst in Tennessee and works as the Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Services for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Throughout his 33 years in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, Dr. Davis has served in several different roles in the TN DIDD and held positions as an associate psychologist at Poplar Bluff Regional Center, as the behavior analysis director for the Middle Tennessee Region at the Team Evaluations Center, and Director of the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Clinic, an interdisciplinary program at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia.

There will be a 15-minute break between the morning's presentations.

11am CT to 11:45am CT
Sailing the Winds of Change 
on the Seven Cs 
Centuries ago when cartographers were rendering maps of the explored world, there was always the unknown. These unexplored lands were always areas of mystery. In the margins of their work-where no one had ever gone-the mapmakers would write, "Beyond this lies dragons!" This simple act set into place a negative mindset that was to be duplicated throughout history. Simply put, "Change is bad, known is good." During this program, Dr. Dale Henry will examine the seven obstacles that control our fear of change and the unknown. Presented by Dr. Dale Henry .
About Dr. Dale Henry
Dr. Dale has been a teacher, principal, Dean of the oldest college in Tennessee, a businessman, author, and a speaker and trainer.  Dale has been in customer service over half his life. His story-telling ability propelled him as a teacher. This, combined with his customer service and unique ability to captivate audiences, has sky-rocketed Dale in his speaking career. 
     Since he began speaking just a few short years ago, corporate, government, and educational agencies call on Dr. Henry regularly to have him train their professionals. His client list is a virtual who's who of the top business and agencies in the nation. Dr. Henry is a master teacher in every aspect of the term, and he is what motivational speakers aspire to become. 
For more information on the complete conference series, please click on the Program Information Link below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the TNCO staff at either [email protected] or [email protected].
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