Dec 5 NYU Conference: Preparing for a Changing Primary and BH System

Preparing for a Changing Primary and Behavioral Healthcare System:

Cultivating Knowledge and Skills to Meet the Challenge


Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 
9 am to 5 pm

Kimmel Center for University Life


Presented by: NYU Silver School of Social Work, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning*



Publically funded mental health, substance use, and primary care providers assist those made vulnerable by social, economic, physical and psychological health challenges. The New York State Medicaid Redesign Commission and the Affordable Care Act have emphasized the need to integrate care across systems with the dual goal of increasing the quality of care and controlling costs. Organizations across New York State are working to anticipate and grapple with these changes while providing the highest quality care.

This conference will increase our awareness of the challenges and opportunities associated with creating an integrated system of care that has implications for workforce development; the engagement and involvement of peers and family members; the use of information and data to promote quality and business efficiencies; the adoption of evidence based practices and the changing roles of primary and behavioral healthcare providers.

Goals and Objectives

  • To improve knowledge and skill in addressing healthcare integration.
  • To provide information on best practices that can achieve improved health, education and employment, and family life of consumers
  • To address the needs of front line professionals in six Core Competency areas so that they can better address the changing needs of consumers.



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9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast


9:15 AM


Lynn Videka, Professor of Social Work and Dean, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Adam Karpati, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)


10:00 AM

Keynote: “Framing the Challenge, Opportunities and Risks” 

Lynn Videka, Professor of Social Work and Dean, NYU Silver School of Social Work


10:30 AM



11:00 AM

Presentation: "Voices from the Field: An Agency Leadership and Consumer Perspective"

Deborah Padgett, Professor of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Donna Colonna, President & CEO, Services for the Underserved

Jody Silver, Director of Consumer Affairs, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


11:30 AM

“Introduction to Core Competencies: What the Workforce and Leaders Need to &Know and Do”

Mary McKay, McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies; Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research, NYU

Peter Campanelli, Founder, Institute for Community Living


12:00 PM

Lunch with Presentation: “Leadership at All Levels” 

Philip Coltoff, Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in-Residence, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Harvey Rosenthal, President, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)


1:15 - 2:45 PM

Workshop Sessions 

The workshop sessions are designed to enhance learning with regard to Core Competencies in an integrated care environment. Each workshop, through presentation, discussion and case examples, will expand the participant's knowledge and understanding about the application of the skill in the agency environment.

1:15 PM            Session 1: Choose one option (below)


2:45 PM            Break

3:00 PM            Session 2: Choose one option (below)


4:15 PM

Wrap Up 

Anthony Salerno, Senior Research Scientist, NYU Silver School of Social Work


Workshop Options

  1. Care Management: A Critical Healthcare Role

    Peter Beitchman, Cheif Executive Officer, The Bridge

    Sara Goodman, Director of Education and Training & The Community and Resource Center, Baltic Street

    Hillel Hirshbein, Director, Housing and Care Management Services JBFCS Bronx REAL Center

    Edythe Schwartz, Director of System’s Transformation Initiatives, NYAPRS

  2. Engagement and Integrated Assessment Strategies: The Foundation of a Quality Integrated Healthcare System

    Amy Dorin, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, FEGS

    Mary McKay, McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies; Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research, NYU

    Ellen Stoller, Associate Vice President, Community Training & Consumer Affairs, FEGS

  3. Best Clinical Practices: The Integration of Research, Clinical Experience and Consumer Perspectives

    Jonathan Edwards, Assistant Director, Wellness & Recovery Services, Kings County Hospital Center Dept. of Behavioral Health

    Kimberly Hoagwood, Vice Chair for Research, Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Child Study Center

    Lenora Reid-Rose, Director, Cultural Competence & Diversity Initiatives Coordinated Care Services, Inc.

    Anthony Salerno, Senior Research Scientist, NYU Silver School of Social Work

  4. You Can't Improve What You Don't Know: The Role of Performance and Outcome Measurement in a Quality Healthcare System

    Elizabeth Cleek, Vice President, Program Design, Evaluation, & Systems Implementation at The Institute for Community Living (ICL)

    Mansoor Kazi, Research Associate Professor & Director Program Evaluation Center (within Buffalo Center for Social Research), School of Social Work, University at Buffalo (The State University of New York)

    Victoria Stanhope, Assistant Professor of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work

  5. Integrating Practice and Business Efficiencies

    Andrew Cleek, Director, The Urban Institute for Behavioral Health

    James McGuirk, Executive Director/CEO, Astor Services for Children and Families

  6. Consumer Empowerment in an Integrated Healthcare System: Promoting Self-Sufficiency, Financial Literacy and Employment

    Paul Margolies, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry); Associate Director for Practice Innovation and Implementation, Center for Practice Innovations, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, NYSPI

    Chacku Mathai, Associate Executive Director, NYAPRS

    Helle Thorning, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean of Field Learning and Community Partnerships



Front line professional staff including social workers, professional and peer counselors, educators, researchers, agency, organization and policy leaders.


Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

7 CEUs will be provided through NASW.



$150 for the full day including breakfast and lunch.  Discounts are available for selected categories:

-General Admission: $150

-NYU SSSW Alumni: $122.50 (25% discount)

-NYU SSSW Current Field Instructor/Education Coordinator: $112.50 (25% discount)

-CTAC Agency Member: $122.50 (25% discount)



Registration by credit card will be available through this webpage in early October at


For more information please contact:

Stephanie Kaplan, Conference Coordinator

By telephone: 212-998-5897

By email:


* Co-Sponsored by:

The Clinic Technical Assistance Center (CTAC)

McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, NYU

New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH)

Also Sponsored by:

Institute for Community Living (ICL)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

Supported by:

FEGS Health and Human Service System

Services for the Underserved

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS)

Further Supported by:

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)