2019 Progress Valley Spring Conference

May 8th & 9th, 2019

8:30am - 4:00pm

  Understanding and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma

Hyland Hills Chalet in Bloomington, MN

 8800 Chalet Road  Bloomington, MN

CEU approval from the following licensing boards: 

 MN Board of Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Health & Therapy and Marriage & Family Therapy - 6 CEU's each day

Conference Details:

Progress Valley is pleased to announce our first ever Spring Conference!  Understanding and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma is a two-day event that will host eight different workshops and seven different speakers who will be sharing their expertise on various topics related to identifying, engaging, and treating indiviudals who are experiencing co-occurring disorders and the effects of traumatic experiences.

Although integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders is not a new practice, there is still much work to be done in designing behavioral health systems and services that can meet the increasingly complex needs of the individuals we serve.  One area that is especially challenging to our systems, and critically important to our clients, is serving individuals with co-occurring disorders who also suffer from the effects of trauma.  As our knowledge of substance use disorders, trauma, and associated conditions have grown, so has our ability to remove barriers and provide innovative, flexible, and integrated services more effectively.  

We hope you will join us at the Hyland Hills Chalet in Bloomington, Minnesota on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 to hear from industry experts, network with other professionals, and be part of the discussions that lead to change!

Speaker Information & Conference Topics:

Day 1: Wednesday, May 8th

 Phyllis Burger, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Board of Directors, Progress Valley, Bloomington, MN
“Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Importance of Knowing Their Stories”
Jared Bostrom, DMFT, LMFT, LADC, CPRP
Executive Director, Progress Valley, Bloomington, MN
Associate Faculty, Adler Graduate School
“Trauma Informed Care and Healing Centered Engagement in Theory and Practice”

Larry Anderson, Psy.D, LP, EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Private Practice, Training and Consulting, Minneapolis, MN

Practical tools for working with Trauma and Substance Use Disorders” 

Day 2: Thursday, May 9th

K. Olivia Janis, MA, LPCC, EMDRIA Certified Therapist 
 Trauma therapist, Summit Guidance, Moorhead, MN
“Metabolizing Trauma: The Making of a Memory”
“Metabolizing Conquest: Shifting the Paradigm”

Tim Gregory, MA, LADC, CAMS-II, LPCC Licensing Candidate
Counselor, Progress Valley, Richfield, MN
Charles Schutt, MA, LADC, CAMS-II, LPCC Licensing Candidate
Outpatient Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
“Best Practices and Ethical Decision Making While Working with Self Injurious Behavior and Suicidality in Co-occurring Settings”

Krista Schaefer, MA, LADC, LAMFT, EMDRIA Trained Therapist
Therapist, Alltyr Clinic, St. Paul, MN
Consultant, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Minneapolis, MN
“Conceptualizing Shame: Understanding the Connection Between Shame and Behavior”

For complete details on Workshops and Speakers, please click below:
Conference Workshops Descriptions & Speaker Biographies

Sponsorships & Exhibitors:

To sponsor or host an exhibit table please contact Lisa at 952-956-3103 or email at

Online Ticket Registration:

Be sure to register now for one or both days.  Extended early bird rate ends April 24th!

We now have a Student/Non-CEU rate of $50 per day, meals included

Organization rates available for groups of 3-5 & groups of 6+

 Contact Lisa for details at 952-956-3103 or

You can register on our event page through EventBrite at:

Click here to register!

* If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Lisa at 952-956-3103.

Hotel Information:

For conference attendees traveling from outside of the Twin Cities area, we have blocked out rooms for May 7th and 8th at the Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel - 5500 American Blvd W. Bloomington, MN.  The hotel is approximately 1.5 miles from the conference site.  Please call 800-468-3571 to make your reservation and mention "Progress Valley Spring Conference" for the conference rate of $129 + tax per night (1 king or 2 queen beds).  Please make your reservations before 4/23/19.

You can also book your room online by clicking here:

Book your group rate room here!

Additional Information:

  • Ticket price range $125 - $250; get the early bird rate by 4/1!
  • Student discount rate available at $75 per day; must provide copy of current student ID
  • Registration check-in and breakfast 7:30am-8:20am
  • Breaks and lunch are scheduled into the conference program
  • We have received CEU approval (6 CEU's per day; total of 12 CEU's) from the following boards:
  • - MN Board of Psychology
  • - MN Board of Social Work
  • - MN Board of Behavorial Health & Therapy - LADC, LPC/LPCC
  • - MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy 
  • - 1.5 hours can be used to satisfy the Ethics continuing education requirements for LMFT's
  • Sponsorships and exhibitor tables are available
  • Free parking available at conference site
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages provided each day
  • No refunds, however, your registration can be transferred to another person.  Please contact us to make a transfer. 

Questions, Sponsorships, Exhibitors:

Please contact Lisa at 952-956-3103 or email at

To download a conference flyer, click here:

2019 PV Spring Conference Flyer