Workshop 7: KELLIE GAGE and AIREAL WEBER

Kellie Gage
Kellie Gage
Aireal Weber
Aireal Weber

“Life’s Transitions: Addressing Treatment and Recovery with a Team Approach From Adolescence to Young Adulthood”

Life transitions are periods in time when individuals can experience major changes. Changes that can bring instability as the person passes through each period. This workshop will focus on best practices for building healthy support systems for adolescents and young adults dealing with substance use and co-occurring issues, with a primary focus on the Transitional Aged Youth (TAY), ages 18-25. It will discuss how IDHS/DASA providers through the State Youth Treatment-Implementation (SYT-I) SAMHSA/CSAT Award, are utilizing the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, coupled with Assertive Community Care, both evidenced based models in their work with TAY.

ABOUT KELLIE AND AIREAL

Kellie Gage, MS Ed-Psy, CAADC is the Program Manager for Adolescent Treatment Services at the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHA/DASA) and current Project Director for the Illinois State Youth Treatment-Implementation Award (SYT-I) which aims to serve Emerging Adults (18-25 years of age) seeking services for Substance Use and/or Co-Occurring Disorders (Mental Health/Substance Use).  She recently served as the Director of the State Adolescent Treatment-Enhancement Dissemination Award (SAT-ED) which was a Federal Award through SAMHSA/CSAT serving 12-17 year olds with Substance Use and/or Co-Occurring Disorders (mental Health/Substance Use). She has worked in the substance abuse field for the past twenty-six years as a clinician, manager and trainer. Ms. Gage served as an ICB Board Member from 2005-2016.

Aireal Weber, MA, LCPC graduated from Adler University in Chicago with her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently employed at Centerstone of Illinois as an ACRA-Tay (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach for Transitional Age Youth) Counselor. She is fully certified in the ACRA program, including dual substance abuse and mental health certification. Additionally, she has been trained to provide Cognitive-Processing Therapy through the Center for Deployment Psychology and provides trauma-focused therapeutic services utilizing that method.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kellie Gage, M.S. Ed. Psy., CAADC  Program Manager-Youth/Young Adult Substance Use Services Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse                                              Office: 312-814-6415                Kellie.gage@illinois.gov

Aireal Weber, MA, LCPC ACRA-TAY Certified Clinician and Mental Health First Aid Trainer      Phone: (618) 457-6703 ext: 7976                   Aireal.Weber@Centerstone.org