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Addressing Addiction: Innovations in Substance Use Services - March 8 at the SSW's Homecoming


Friday, March 8, 2019 School of Social Work – 525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Registration & Coffee: 8:30 am Homecoming Lecture & Panel Discussion: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Vickie Walters, LCSW, MSW, ’88 Addressing Addiction: Innovations in Substance Use Services

Ms. Vickie Walters, a licensed clinical social worker, has served as the Executive Director of REACH Health Services, a behavioral health program at the Institutes for Behavior Resources (IBR), since 2009. During her tenure with REACH, she has added intensive outpatient services, an office based opioid treatment program and mental health services and has had all staff trained and maintained in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Trauma Informed Care and LGBTQ Cultural Competency. Ms. Walters is responsible for daily operations, ensuring quality clinical services, and managing fiscal responsibility within the program.

Ms. Walters has served as a member on the Maryland Medicaid Advisory Board since 2015 and as chairperson since 2018, serves as President of the Baltimore City Substance Abuse Directorate since 2015 and is a member of the Behavioral Health System Baltimore’s Community Advocacy Committee. She was a member of the Baltimore City Mayors Heroin Task Force in 2015 and currently serves on the Baltimore City Health Departments Fentanyl Task Force and is the co-chair of the Neighborhood Relations Workgroup at the Baltimore City Health Department.

In addition, she has been an officer of the Maryland Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence since 2007; as secretary, treasurer and currently president-elect. In 2017, Ms. Walters received the prestigious Nyswander-Dole award given annually by the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence for “extraordinary work and service in the opioid treatment field”. Ms. Walters has more than 25 years of experience in the addiction treatment field, including 7 years as the Clinical Director and 8 years as Program Director of the renowned Center for Addiction and Pregnancy (CAP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bayview Medical Center, prior to joining IBR. Ms. Walters received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

2019 Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, SMC Campus Center: 12:15-1:30 pm

Alumni Association Award Winners will be announced via email and presented at the luncheon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 1:45 pm

Homecoming Networking Reception: 4:00 pm

Cost: Alumni $60 – Friends $70 – Students $25 (includes lunch and 5 Category I CEUs)

Registration is required For more information and to register, visit or call 410-706-1839 RSVP by 2/25/19.

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