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This year's NYAPRS Annual Conference will be offering a unusually timely opportunity to examine and discuss some of the most important issues and trends of the day, including:

* Implementing healthcare reform strategies like health homes and integrated managed care designs

* Promoting health, healing, wellness and recovery

* Promoting full community inclusion, integration and independence

* Advancing and protecting rights and choices

* Advancing peer run service innovations

* Ensuring cultural competence, addressing health disparities

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New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Proudly presents our

30th Annual Conference

Keeping the Integrity in Integration

At the Hudson Valley Resort & Conference Center

Kerhonkson, NY

September 19-21, 2012

Our Keynote Speakers

Paolo del Vecchio, MSW Acting Director, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Washington, DC

Chris Hansen, BSW, CQSW, NZASW, ELMP, Shery Mead Consulting, Plainview, NH

Michael Hogan, PhD, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Keris Myrick, MBA, PhD.c, Project Return Peer Support Network, Commerce, CA

Additional Speakers:

John Allen, Jr., NYS Office of Mental Health Albany, NY

Ann Rider, MSW, CPRP, Recovery Empowerment Network, Phoenix, AZ

Tom Hill, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC

Joe Powell, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, TX

Dennis Romero, SAMHSA Region II Administrator, New York, NY

Lauren Spiro, MA, Vanguard Communications, Kensington, MD

Laurie Curtis, MA, CPRP, Advocates for Human Potential, Middlesex, VT

Darby Penney & Cathy Cave, Advocates for Human Potential, Albany, NY

Livia Davis, MSW, CSWM, Center for Social Innovation, Needham, MA

Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Lloyd Sederer, MD Medical Director, NYS Office of Mental Health

New York, NY

A special viewing of the award-winning film

Kings Park: Stories from an American Institution

and discussion led the film's director and former Kings Park resident Lucy Winer

Program Schedule

http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/annual-conference/documents/ConfAnnoun cement2012.pdf

Round 1 ~ Wednesday, September 19 ~ 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

101 An Introduction to SAMHSA: Behavioral Health in the Context of Healthcare Reform

Dennis Romero, MA SAMHSA, New York, NY

102 Supervision for Peer Service Providers

Keris Myrick, MBA, PhD.c Project Return Peer Support Network, Commerce, CA

Tanya Stevens, MA, NYAPRS, Albany NY

103 The Evolution of Our Movement

Bill Gamble, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

104 Health Homes: What are They and What Will They Mean to You

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

105 Re-Attaching the Body to the Mind and the Heart

Mike Stoltz, LCSW, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Ronkonkoma, NY

106 Center for Practice Innovations Brings Best Practices to NYS: Focus on Integrated Treatment for Co-Occuring Disorders (FIT)

Nancy Covell, PhD, Forrest Foster, MSW, Paul Margolies, PhD and Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York NY

107 Peace Work

Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY

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

Dagny Alexander, LMT, CYT CNWSMT, Voorheesville, NY

109 Meeting the Needs of Aging People With Psychiatric Disabilities

Kimberly Williams, LMSW, Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, New York, NY

Marvin Spieler, MHA-NYC, New York NY

110 Rhythms for Building Community and Wellness: Experiencing the Healing Power of the Drum

Chrys Ballerano, NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Albany, NY

Round 2 ~ Wednesday, September 19 ~ 2:45pm to 4:00pm

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

111 Environmental Scan of Self-Direction in Behavioral Health

Bevin Croft, MPP, PhD Candidate Human Services Research Institute, in partnership with the Boston College National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, Cambridge, MA

112 Recover the Joy Within and Then Claim the Joy That's Out There for You

Neville Morris, Interpersonal Communication Skills Development, Endwell, NY

113 How to Meet and Mingle

Amy Colesante, BA and Bill Gamble, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany NY

114 Can Behavioral Health Organizations Improve Services?

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

115 Clubhouses and Community Colleges: Now that is Integration!

David Plotka, LMSW, Danyel Wendroff, MFA and Connie Schwartz, Venture House, Jamaica NY

116 Individual Placement and Support Approach to Support Employment

Paul Margolies, PhD, Gary Scannevin, Jr., MPS. CPRP, Thomas Jewell, PhD, Raymond Gregory, Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, NYS Psychiatric Institute New York NY

117 Using A Human Rights Framework and the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights & the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities to Advocate for Change

Kathryn Cascio, CPRP and Justin Caywood, BA, The Empowerment Exchange, Troy, NY

118 The Open Dialogue Approach: Its Principles and Practices Presenters

Nick Luchetti, MS, The Mill River Institute for Dialogic Practice /Windhorse, Northampton, MA

Mary Olsen, PhD, Institute for Dialogic Practice, Haydenville MA

119 Privacy and Health Information in the Era of Healthcare Reform

Paul Litwak, Attorney-At-Law, Wilton, NY

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

Grace Nichols, Albany, NY

Round 3 ~ Thursday, September 20 ~ 9:00am to 10:15am

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

121 New York's Health Homes: A Progress Report

Greg Allen, MSW, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

Robert Myers, PhD, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany NY

Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

122 New York State's Comprehensive Employment System for People with Disabilities

John Allen, Jr. and Joe Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany NY

123 Medication/Treatment Optimization: How to Get the Best Out of Your Meds and Treatment or Not...

Jody Silver and Pablo Sadler, MD, NYC Department Of Hygiene & Mental Health,

Long Island City, NY

Mark Duffy, MSW, ACSW, CPRP, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey,

Freehold NJ

Todd Randall, GROW in New Jersey, NJ

124 Innovations in Care Coordination

Grant Mitchell, MD and Christopher John, LMSW, Westchester County Dept. of

Community Mental Health White Plains,NY

Jim Rye The Empowerment Center, Mt. Vernon, NY

Carol Goldman,LMSW, MHA of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

125 Translating the Evidence: Training Service Providers in a Recovery Model to Better Work with Youth and Young Adults Who Self-Identify as LGBTQ

Wayne Centrone, NMD, MPH, Center for Social Innovation, Portland, OR

Katy Hanlon, RN, MA, Center for Social Innovation, Needham, MA

126 The Importance of Leadership: Fostering A Flexible Workforce

Mike Stoltz, LMSW and Veronica DeKonig, Clubhouse of Suffolk Ronkonkoma NY

127 The NYAPRS' Our Culture Matters Campaign

Theresa Hall, West Babylon, NY

Luis Lopez, MS, HSBCP, Services for the Underserved, New York, NY

128 Learning the Art of Resiliency

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

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

Jeremy Reuling, LCSW, Linda Carroll, RN, MSN, FCNS and Jeffrey Zitofsky

MHA of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

Round 4 ~ Thursday, September 20 ~ 11:45am to 12:45pm

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

130 Managed Care for Behavioral Health: What Lies Ahead

Margaret Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP, Husdon Health Plan, Tarrytown, NY

Karen Nelson, MD, Maimonides, New York NY

Joyce Wale, NYC Health & Hospitals Corp, New York, NY

Jonas Waizer, FEGS, New York, NY

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

Sam Wiggins, AAS, BA, Friends of Recovery, Albany NY

Chacku Mathai, CPRP, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

132 Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy

Livia Davis, MSW, CSWM, Center for Social Innovation, Needham, MA

Wayne Centrone, NMD, MPH, Center for Social Innovation, Portland OR

133 Making Noise, Getting Resuts: The NYAPRS Public Policy Agenda

Raymond Schwartz Venture House, Jamaica, NY

Carla Rabinowitz, Community Access, New York, NY

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

134 Project PEP - People Engaging People: Intentional Peer Support and Its Use With People With Recurrent Psychiatric Hospitalizations

Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Kimberly Guy, Yolanda Herring and Victoria Molta

Yale University, New Haven, CT

135 Building a Management Team to Drive High-Performance Peer Service Results

Skip Weisman, Weisman Success Resources Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

136 Veterans and Trauma

Luis Lopez, MS, HSBCP, Services for the UnderServed, New York, NY

137 Peer Services Utilizing Integration, Outreach and Respite to Build a Successful Diversion Service

Steven Miccio, PEOPLe, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

Jack Bennett, Independent Living, Newburgh, NY

Andy Kohlbrenner, Rockland Independent Living Center, New City, NY

Round 5 ~ Thursday, September 20 ~ 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

138 Managing Outcomes & Efficiencies: The Emerging Role of BHOs

James Gavin, MSW, Community Care Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Thomas Lane, Magellan Health Services, Columbia, MD

Clarence Jordon, ValueOptions, Memphis, TN

Bill Fishbein, PhD, MBA, OptumHealth, New York, NY

Adele Gorges, The New York Care Coordination Program, Inc., Rochester, NY

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany NY

139 USPRA: The State of the Association from Its New Director

Dawn Bauman, CAE, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, McLean, VA

140 What is the Role of Antipsychotic Medication in My Recovery Plan? Exploring the New SAMHSA Decision Aid on Antipsychotic Medication

Laurie Curtis, MA, CPRP, Advocates for Human Potential, Middlesex, VT

141 Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook

Darby Penney, Advocates for Human Potential, Albany, NY

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

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

Steve Csizmadia II, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY

143 A Peer Led Resource Center: Promoting Education, Opportunity, and Community Connection

Neil Harbus, LCSW, CPRP, Cecelia White Hopkins and Albert Wilson, Pathways to Housing, New York, NY

144 Setting the Stage for Successful Integration into the Workforce

Saya Krebs, PhD, CLC and Nancy Parrotta, MA, LPC, NCC, Community Care

Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA

Darlene Karpaski, Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR, INC., Homestead PA

145 Developing Practitioner Competencies: How Do We Get More Consumer and Family Involvement In Professional Training?

Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Jody Silver, NYC Department Of Hygiene & Mental Health, Long Island City, NY

Chacku Mathai, CPRP, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

146 The Power of Culture in Peer Relationships

Theresa Hall, NYAPRS Cultural Competency Committee, West Babylon, NY

Jeffrey McQueen, NYAPRS Cultural Competency Committee, New York, NY

Carlton Whitmore, NYC Department Of Hygiene & Mental Health, Long Island City,

NY

Round 6 ~ Thursday, September 20 ~ 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

147 Peer Support and Medicaid: Thriving in a Marriage of Convenience

Anne Rider, MSW, CPRP Recovery Empowerment Network, Phoenix, AZ

148 Give Your Input on New York's Olmstead Plan!

Ceylane Myers-Ruff, NYS Office for Persons With Developmental Disabilities,

Albany, NY (invited)

Doug Hovey, Indepdent Living, Newburgh NY

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany NY

149 New York's Academy of Peer Services

John Allen, Jr. and Joseph Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health. Albany NY

150 Promoting Community Participation: Peer Support, Self-Determination, and Wellness

Thomas Lane, CRPS, Magellan Health Services, Columbia, MD

151 SAMHSA Wellness Initiative: A Call to Action

Lauren Spiro, MA, Vanguard Communications, Kensington, MD

Carlton Whitmore, NYC Department Of Hygiene & Mental Health, Long Island City,

NY

152 Integrating Mental Health, Physical and Other Health Care Challenges into an Advance Directive: Empowering Ourselves to Maintain Our Wellness and Recovery

Margo McMahon, EdD, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Northampton, MA

153 The Housing First Model: Flexibility with Fidelity

Neil Harbus, LCSW, CPRP, Georgia Boothe, MS and Linda Parrish, Pathways

Housing, New York, NY

154 Integrating the Role of the Family Clinical Nurse Specialist to Promote Recovery

Linda Carroll, RN, MSN, FCNS, MHA of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

155 NYS Department of Health Integration Project with Primary Care

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

Round 7 ~ Friday, September 21 ~ 9:00am to 10:15am

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

156 "We Can Save" Campaign: Improving Our Financial Fitness

Kelly Stengel, MPH, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

157 The Power and Principles of Intensional Peer Support

Chris Hansen, BSW, LQSW, NZASW, ELMP. Sherry Mead Consulting, Plainview, NH

158 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'ToolePhD, PMHCNS-BC, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh PA

159 Collaborating Toward Recovery

Martha Ehlert, OCMS, Outpatient Behavioral Clinic, Syracuse, NY

Jason Erwin and Joan Conley, Onondaga Case Management Services Inc., Syracuse NY

160 Integrating Physical Health Into Recovery Plans

Lyndra Bills, MD, MBA, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA

161 Support for Peer Supporters - Lessons from a Community of Practice

Rita Cronise, MS, Monroe Association of Recovery Specialists (MARS), Victor, NY

Julie Desfosses, Creative Wellness Coalition, Rochester, NY

162 Infusing Cultural Competence Into Health Homes and Managed Care

Hextor Pabon, NYS Office of Mental Health - Centers of Excellence, Albany, NY

Clarence Jordon, ValueOptions, Memphis , TN

163 Finding Peace and Standing On Solid Ground In A Changing World

Deborah Trueheart, Consultant, Sanddown, NH

164 Cultural Competence the Transforming Variable - Improving the Consumer Experience and Reducing Cost

Lenora Reid-Rose, MBA, Cultural Competency & Diversity Initiatives, Rochester, NY

Neville Morris, Interpersonal Communication Skills and Development, Endwell, NY

Round 8 ~ Friday, September 21 ~ 11:30am to 12:45pm

Green = National Wellness Week

Orange = National Thought Leader

165 Parenting with a Psychiatric Label: Where We Stand in 2012

Lorraine McMullin, MHA New York State, Albany, NY

George Badillo, Sound Beach NY

Tracy Puglisi, MHA in Suffolk County, Inc. Lindenhurst, NY

166 Self-Discovery Through Theatre - Empowering Clients to Take an Active Role in Their Recovery

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

167 Assessment for Employment

Steven Duke, LCSW-R, CPRP and Taina Martinez, Baltic Street AEH, Inc., Brooklyn NY

168 Elephant Bites

Julie Desfosses, Creative Wellness Coalition, Rochester, NY

169 The 3 Steps to a Quiet Mind

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

170 Healthy Living: An Approach Toward Self-Management and Wellness Integration

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

171 NYSILC 2012 Statewide Needs Assessment & State Plan Formulation

Brad Williams, NYS Independent Living Center, Albany, NY

172 Emotional CPR: Assisting People Through An Emotional Crisis and Also As a Way of Life

Lauren Spiro, MA, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, Washington, DC

173 "What's Wrong?" To "What Happened?": Moving Towards Trauma-Informed Practices and Holistic Approaches

Eva Dech, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

174 Enhancing the Integration of Health and Behavioral Health Through Cultural Diversity

Marylee Burns, MED, MA, CRC, LMHC and Linda Richard, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Office of Behavioral Health, New York, NY

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