NYAPRS September Conference Features Strong Wellness Focus

Please see below for some of the health and wellness workshops NYAPRS will be featuring at our annual conference this September 19-21. Also included will be a keynote address from CMHS Acting Director Paolo del Vecchio and our Healing Fair that includes free shiatsu, acupuncture and massage treatments. For more details, please go to: http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/annual-conference/index.cfm.


NYAPRS Conference 2012 Health and Wellness Workshops


Integrated Health & Behavioral Health Track


Wednesday, September 19 - 1:15PM-2:30PM

WORKSHOP # 105   Re-Attaching the Body to the Mind and the Heart - Mike Stoltz, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Ronkonkoma, NY

WORKSHOP # 106   Center for Practice Innovations Brings Best Practices to NYS: Focus on Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders (FIT) - Nancy Covell, PhD, Forrest Foster, PhD, Paul Margolies, PhD & Lisa Dixon, MD, PhD, NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Thursday, September 20 - 11:30AM-12:45PM

WORKSHOP # 131   Building Collaborations between Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Movements

Tom Hill, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC; Joe Powell, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, TX;

Samuel Wiggins, AAS, BA, Friends of Recovery-New York, Albany, NY; Chacku Mathai, CPRP, NYAPRS, Webster, NY


Thursday, September 20 - 4:00PM-5:15PM

WORKSHOP # 150   SAMHSA Wellness Initiative: A Call to Action

Lauren Spiro, MA, Vanguard Communications, Kensington, MD; Carlton Whitmore, NYC Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY

WORKSHOP # 153   Integrating the Role of the FCNS to Promote Recovery: What’s it All About?

Linda Carroll, RN, MSN, FCNS, Mental Health Association of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

WORKSHOP # 154   NYS Department of Health Integration Project with Primary Care

          Lloyd Sederer, MD, NYS Office of Mental Health, New York, NY


Friday, September 21 - 9:00AM - 10:15PM

WORKSHOP # 157   Wellness Coaching: An Emerging Practice in Integrated Behavioral and Physical Health

Tracy Carney, CPRP, CPS, Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union County Behavioral Health Services, Danville, PA; Susan O'Toole, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA

WORKSHOP # 158   Collaborating Toward Recovery

Martha Ehlert, Onondaga Case Management Services Outpatient Behavioral Clinic, Syracuse, NY; Jason Erwin & Joan Conley, Onondaga Case Management Services Inc., Syracuse NY


Health, Healing & Recovery Track


Wednesday, September19 - 1:15PM-2:30PM

WORKSHOP # 107   Peace Work

          Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY

WORKSHOP # 108   Yoga: Discovering Your True Nature as Bountiful, Beautiful, and Blissful

          Dagny Alexander, LMY, CYT, Voorheesville, NY


Wednesday, September 19 - 2:45PM-4:00PM

WORKSHOP # 112   Recover the Joy Within and Then Claim the Joy That’s out There for You

          Neville Morris, Endwell, NY

WORKSHOP # 118   Open Dialogue: An Alternative Approach to Healing

          Nick Luchetti, MS, Windhorse Integrative Health, North Hampton, MA

WORKSHOP # 120   Making Ointment and Lotion for Health: Hands-on Self-Care

          Grace Nichols, Albany, NY


Thursday, September 20 - 9:00AM-10:15AM

WORKSHOP # 128   Learning the Art of Resiliency

Sara Goodman, CPRP, Baltic Street AEH, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

WORKSHOP # 129   If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: Using Lived Experience to Improve Wellness

Jeremy Reuling, LCSW, Linda Carroll, RN, MSN, FCNS & Jeffrey Zitofsky, MHA of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY


Thursday, September 20 - 2:30PM-3:45PM

WORKSHOP # 142   Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Recovery: The New York State Partnership

Teresa Armon, RN, PMHNP-BC NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY


Friday, September 21 - 9:00AM - 10:15PM

WORKSHOP # 156   The Power and Principles of Intentional Peer Support

Chris Hansen, BSW, LQSW, NZASW, ELMP

WORKSHOP # 162   Finding Peace and Standing on Solid Ground in a Changing World

Deborah Trueheart, Consultant, Sandown, NH


Friday, September 21 - 11:30AM - 12:45PM

WORKSHOP # 164   Self-Discovery through Theatre -

Kathleen Flynn-Bisson, MA, MCHES & Lisa Koop, Clubhouse of Suffolk County - Synergy Center PROS, Riverhead, NY

WORKSHOP # 166   Elephant Bites

Julie Desfosses, Creative Wellness Coalition, Rochester, NY

WORKSHOP # 167   The 3 Steps to a Quiet Mind

Brett Cotter, BA, Stress is Gone, LLC, Bayside, NY

WORKSHOP # 168   Healthy Living: An Approach Toward Self-Management and Wellness Integration

Marcia Prescott, Institute for Community Living, Inc., New York, NY

WORKSHOP # 170   Emotional CPR: Assisting People through an Emotional Crisis and Also As a Way of Life

Lauren Spiro, MA, Vanguard Communications, Kensington, MD