New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

29th Annual Conference Presentations

Bringing Recovery Home for All

September 14-16, 2011


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- NYAPRS 2011 Conference Program

2011 Conference Presentations

- Advances in Self-Directed Care, Judith Cook, PhD, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Psychiatric Institute

-Recovery in an Era of Health Reform Building for the Future, Arthur C. Evans, PhD Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual DisAbility Services

-The Future of Recovery, Rehabilitation and Rights, Harvey Rosenthal, Moderator, NYAPRS

- Innovations in the Delivery of Peer Services by OptumHealth, Peter Ashenden, OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions, Sandra Forquer, OptumHealth

- Moving Through not to Recovery Centers, John B. Allen, Jr., and Joseph Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health, Amy Colesante, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Dwayne Mayes, Howie T Harp, Isaac Brown, Baltic Street AEH, Inc., Jack Guastaferro, Restoration Society/Western NY Empowerment Network, Adrian Wright, MHA of Rochester

- Yoga: Discovering Your True Nature as Bountiful, Beautiful and Blissful, Dagny Alexander

- Improving Function and Quality of Life Through Occupation: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Recovery, Sean Getty, Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Inc.

- Service: Integration Recovery From The Ground Up, Donna Colonna, Yves Ades, Wanda Cruz-Lopez and Nancy Southwell, Services for the UnderServed

- Understanding Regional BHO/ Managed Care Initiatives , Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS

Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook, Darby Penney, Advocates for Human Potential

- (Adele Gregory Gorges) Health Homes: What They Are They and What Might They Look Like (Harvey Rosenthal) Health Homes: What Are They and What Might They Look Like Adele Gorges, Coordinated Care Services, Inc., Kenn Dudek, Fountain House, Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS

- How Peer Specialists can help Consumers reach Wellness and Health Goals, James Schuster, Community Care behavioral Health Organization, Margaret Park, M.Div, Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health

- Recover the Joy Within and then claim the Joy that is out there for you, Neville Morris, ICCD

- New Perspectives on Disability Rights and Community Integration, Douglas Hovey, Independent Living, Roger Bearden, NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS

- Using Person-Centered Planning as a Roadmap for Care Coordination and Better Outcomes in an Integrated Treatment Setting, Diane Grieder, M.Ed, AliPar, Inc.

- Peer Run Housing Innovations, Joe Woodward, Housing Options Made Easy

- Courageous Conversations: Facilitating Dialogue on Prejudice, Discrimination and Oppression in Recovery, Maria Restropo-Toro, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Chacku Mathai, NYAPRS

- Full Recovery vs. In Recovery, Cindy Peterson-Dana, MHA Westchester, Dwayne Mayes, HTH Training and Advocacy Center, Community Access, Elizabeth Bloch, MHA of Westchester, Joann Greenberg, Author

- Getting to Capable: Status of New York's OMH and OASAS Outpatient Services in Providing Integrated Care, Stanley Sacks, PhD, CIRP and Mike Chaple, PhD, CIRP, NDRI, Chacku Mathai, CPRP, NYAPRS

- Living in Wholeness, Deborah Trueheart

- Center for Practice Innovations Brings Best Practices to NYS: Focus on Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders (FIT), Nancy Covell, PhD, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Paul Margolies, PhD and Forrest Foster, New York State Psychiatric Institute

- Tools for Enhancing Self Determination, Judith Cook, PhD, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Psychiatric Institute

- WE Can Work Save- ESS Provider Guide-Participant Workbook, Oscar Jimenez, MPH, Kelly Stengel, MPH and Leslie Kuhn, MPH, NYAPRS

- Implementation Solutions for The NYS Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities, John B. Allen, Jr., NYS Office of Mental Health, Pat Dowse, NYS Rehabilitation Association, Susan Dooha, JD, NY Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) & Center for Independence of the Disabled NY (CIDNY), Oscar Jimenez, MPH, and Kelly Stengel, MPH, NYAPRS

- The Clubhouse as an Evidence-Based Practice Model, David Plotka, Venture House, Michael G. Spennato, Sky Light Center

- Making the Ticket Work for Your Program: A Provider's Perspective on Lessons and Challenges in Utilizing the Ticket-to-Work Program, Joshua Carpenter, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Jason Vandewater, Federations of Organizations, Oscar Jimenez, MPH, & Kelly Stengel, MPH, NYAPRS

- Developing a Wellness Center on a Shoestring Budget, Bryon Abrams and Emanuel Hemsi, Independent Living Inc.

- The Peer Wellness Program: Collaborating On Recovery, Neil Harbus, Pathways to Housing

- The Role of Wellness Recovery Action Planning in Integrated Care, Matthew Federici, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, Ruth Pasillas-Gonzales, NYAPRS

-Self-Directed Psychiatric Rehabilitation Activities, Sue McNamara and Debbie Nicolellis, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation