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NYAPRS Note: In just 3 more weeks, NYAPRS’ 30th Annual Conference will be underway!

This year’s 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

See below or at our website at http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/annual-conference/index.cfm for full details of our conference program schedule and to register online today!

 

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/ConfAnnouncement2012.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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