2023 Medicaid Online Symposium

Event Date: 11/17/2023 - 5/31/2024

Event Overview

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Original event date: November 17th, 2023

On Friday, November 17th, 2023 the CCA held a full-day online webinar where your fellow mental health professionals discussed supervisory billing, managing chronic suicidal ideation, compliant clinical writing and notes, and building successful Medicaid clinical teams.

The event was recorded and is now available to view when your schedule allows!

Webinar Schedule

8:00 am - 8:10 am: Welcome

8:10 am - 9:00 am: Best Practices in Clinical Supervision, Francisca Mix

9:10 am - 10:00 am: Supervisory billing with candidates and interns, Dr. Lisa Griffiths

10:10 am - 11:00 am: Creating Cohesive Teams that Serve Medicaid Clients, Carla D’Agostino-Vigil

11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Neurofeedback with Medicaid Populations, Dr. Steffanie Stecker

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm: Lunch

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm: Medicaid Compliant Clinical Writing and Notes in 5 Minutes or Less, Khara Croswaite Brindle

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm: Co-Occuring Disorders in the Medicaid Population, Alex Croy

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm: Managing Chronic Suicidal Ideation with Medicaid Clients, Amber Kloske

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: RAE Updates



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Speaker Bio

Speaker Bio

Dr. Lisa Griffiths, PsyD

Dr. Lisa Griffiths, PsyD (she/her/hers), a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in CO since 2009, is the owner and Clinical Director of Center for Valued Living, PLLC (C4VL) – (www.c4vl.com), a mental health practice with licensed, licensed candidate, and intern therapists. Prior to attending DU GSPP for her doctorate, Dr. Griffiths earned her Master’s in School Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, journalism, and creative writing. Before becoming an LP, she held an LPC license, during which time she built her solo practice, negotiating all her insurance contracts herself, including Medicaid. When her schedule got so full, booking out 8 weeks with 35 clients a week, she hired others and secured several group contracts. In late 2014, she hired C4VL’s first licensed therapist (who still works there today!) and the practice grew, including offering psychological testing services, in which doctoral interns assist with assessments for Medicaid clients. The business model shifted from solely licensed therapists to licensed candidates and then intern therapists were added because Dr. Griffiths and several others at C4VL shared such an intense passion for supervising! The Mission of the organization solidified into one that operates from anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and queer-allied principles and a training program was developed that largely focused on serving the underserved -- including Medicaid clients -- many of whom categorically identify within marginalized groups. As a way to further serve Medicaid clients, Dr. Griffiths secured several Medicaid-funded grants, including the CCHA Incentive program, which funded EMDR training for most C4VL staff, including their supervised licensed candidates! Her intricate involvement in helping shape Medicaid legislation that affects Medicaid providers and recipients includes assisting in the drafting of SB22-156, which ceased preauthorization for routine outpatient therapy and significantly limited recoupment scenarios. She also was heavily involved in developing supervisory policies for Medicaid, regularly meeting with HCPF and RAE representatives through COMBINE, a Medicaid advocacy group (combinebh.org). When it comes to supervisory billing with Medicaid, Dr. Griffiths and her team have been through it all, and she is happy to share what she knows with you!

Francisca Mix, LPC, ACS

Francisca Mix is the founder of Francisca Consulting and Counseling, as organization that focuses exclusively on empowering professionals who want to unleash their full potential in business and life. Francisca is a private practice business coach and consultant, LPC, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and has spent the last two decades supporting professionals in finding their identity, voice, and passion as therapists.

Dr. Steffanie Stecker

My name is Dr. Steffanie Stecker and I am the owner and clinical director of Mountain Vista Psychology, PLLC. I am the oldest of three children who all live in Colorado. I have been married to my husband for 20 years and have I have a 30-year-old step daughter, a 17-year-old son, and a 15-year-old daughter whom I love very much. I am a mother, wife, daughter, and sister and know about relationships not only professionally, but also personally. The life of someone I love was touched by ADHD, anxiety, and sensory difficulties and in my search for help, I discovered neurofeedback. After witnessing the changes that took place, I became board certified in neurofeedback and it is integrated into my practice 11 years ago. In addition, I am one of under 100 people worldwide who is QEEG board certified. This is the certification that signifies qualification to process brain maps, the road map for neurofeedback. I offer testing, counseling, and neurofeedback to serve those who struggle with a variety of difficulties and find that most of the people who choose to work with me have Anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or are on the Autism Spectrum.

Professionally: I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado (#3546) with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. In addition, I am a board-certified neurotherapist (BCN E5669) and board certified in QEEG (QEEG-D). I read all QEEGS for Mountain Vista and also support other practices both in and outside of Colorado in reading QEEGS and choosing neurofeedback protocols. I have also completed both Level One and Level Two Training for EMDR and am trained in Emotional Freedom Technique. I am frequently asked to speak to groups on the topic of neurofeedback and love sharing my passion for it with others!

Carla D’Agostino-Vigil, M.A., LPC, LAC, NCC, ACS, M.A. HRLR

Carla D’Agostino-Vigil, M.A., LPC, LAC, NCC, ACS, M.A. HRLR is the founder and Clinical Director of Ignite Counseling Colorado. The Ignite Counseling Colorado team works with those struggling with trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addictions concerns.

Carla is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), and a Nationally Credentialed Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

Prior to beginning her encore career in Mental Health, Carla earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resources and trained as a Master Level Human Resources and Labor Relations professional. She received a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University. She is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and Certified Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute.

Carla is a trained practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and was the first civilian cohort to be trained by Veteran Affairs’ Center for PTSD for Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Treatment of PTSD. Carla is also a trained Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist.

Alex Castro Croy

Alex Castro Croy is a bilingual, bicultural, Trauma and Addiction Counselor and owner/Lead Clinician of Transcending Consulting Group in Denver. He was the owner/Lead clinician of Life Recovery Centers for close to 9 years, LRC (2 locations) was a substance use and Mental health Outpatient Center that accepted Medicaid, Private insurance, BHA/OBH approved and a Non profit branch that covered the cost of services for youth and children that did not have insurance. Under his leadership, his supervisors trained/supervised 28 dually licensed clinicians since 2015. During that time, he learned how to work with dually diagnosed clients with medicaid and private insurance.

First generation immigrant from Mexico who accomplished his dream in higher education receiving an AA in Pastoral Ministry (Dallas, Texas), Bachelor of Science in Human Services (MSU in Denver, Colorado) and MA in Community Counseling from Regis University (Denver, Co). He is continuing to pursue his MA/Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Jungian and Archetypal Studies.

Alex’s passion includes training, teaching, counseling, and consulting. He has been an Adjunct Professor for the Human Services Department at MSU-Denver for 9 years. He has served as an Interventionist for the Latino GLBTQ community, Drug Court Probation Officer at Denver Juvenile Court Probation (8 years), Bilingual Diversion Officer for Denver DA office (5 years), and currently owner and director of Life Recovery Centers (8.5 years). He has worked with a variety of clients from all walks of life and his eclectic therapeutic interventions have proven to be effective in treating trauma and addiction.

As a clinician, he’s constantly reminded to engage in the art of self-care within the 5 domains of self. He has learned in his experience as a human in the clinical role, that the human comes first, then the professional side. Therefore, he has learned to honor and respect the human part of ourselves first in order to be effective in the profession role. His Depth/Jungian perspective always defaults back to soul work and soul tending (therapy).

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I is passionate about giving people aha moments that create goosebumps and catalyze powerful action. She is a TEDx Speaker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Financial Therapist in Colorado. Khara enjoys various roles as a serial entrepreneur, author, professional speaker, professor, and consultant. Her greatest joy is engaging driven entrepreneurs, fellow helpers, and perfectionists to move from workaholic to well-balanced with streamlined strategies that fit their busy lifestyles. Khara specializes in helping therapists and financial therapists turn pain points into possibilities through consultation, courses, and supervision. She is originally from the Pacific Northwest and gets her best ideas walking outside and being around water. When Khara’s not writing her next book or supporting fellow professional helpers on their own self-discovery journeys, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, and indulging in gluttonous, gluten-free desserts with her family.

Amber Kosloske, MS, LPC

Amber Kosloske, MS, LPC (she/her) is the owner of a therapy private practice that specializes in suicide and self-harming prevention, Convenient Colorado Counseling. In this role she provides mental health counseling services,resource navigation, advocacy, and training. She is active in the suicide community by serving as a Behavioral Health Lead for Victory Service Dogs (an organization that trains service dogs for Veterans), a preferred mental health provider for Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, a member of the American Association of Suicidology, and a volunteer for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She created the only comprehensive suicide resource directory for the entire state of Colorado. Some of the modalities she is trained in and utilizes in suicide treatment are: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and person-centered therapies. She provides suicide trainings for healthcare professionals, the community, and in-patient intensive care hospitals.

Amber Kosloske, MS, LPC (she/her) is the owner of Convenient Colorado Counseling. She has worked in the human services field for over 10 years in various roles, and has seen a huge need for people struggling in these areas. As a suicide survivor herself she has a unique perspective and passion for working with people struggling with suicide and/or self-injury, and educating the community about this area of need.