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Conference Announcement &

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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

 

The NYAPRS Annual Conference is widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest training opportunities promoting the recovery, rehabilitation and rights of people with psychiatric disabilities. NYAPRS joins with our many partners from across New York State and the country to provide an unprecedented program advancing the transformation of our state and local mental health service and support systems.

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, September 19

Round 1 ~ 1:15PM – 2:30PM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

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

Dennis Romero, MA, SAMHSA, New York, NY

  • Supervision for Peer Service Providers

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

Tanya Stevens, MA, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

  • The Evolution of Our Movement

Bill Gamble, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

  • Health Homes: What Are They and What Will They Mean to You

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

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

Mike Stoltz, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Ronkonkoma, NY

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

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

  • Peace Work

Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY

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

Dagny Alexander, LMY, CYT, Voorheesville, NY

  • 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

  • Rhythms for Building Community and Wellness: Experience the Healing Power of the Drum

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

 

Wednesday, September 19

Round 2 ~ 2:45PM – 4:00PM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

  • 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

  • Recover the Joy Within and Then Claim the Joy That’s out There for You

Neville Morris, Endwell, NY

  • How to Meet and Mingle

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

  • Managing Outcomes & Efficiencies: The Emerging Role of BHOs

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

Thomas Lane, Magellan Health Services, Columbia, MD

Bill Fishbein, PhD, MBA, NYC BHO Program, OptumHealth, New York, NY

Richard Sheola, Public Sector Division, ValueOptions, Boston, MA

Clarence Jordan, ValueOptions, Memphis, TN

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

Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

  • Clubhouses and Community Colleges: Now that is Integration!

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

  • Individual Placement and Support Approach to Supported Employment

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

  • 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 & Justin Caywood, BA, The Empowerment Exchange, Troy, NY

  • Open Dialogue: An Alternative Approach to Healing

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

  • Privacy and Health Information in the Era of Healthcare Reform

Paul Litwak, Attorney-At-Law, Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Grace Nichols, Albany, NY

 

7:30PM – 8:15PM

                Keynote: Keris Myrick, MBA, PhD.c

                Project Return Peer Support Network, Commerce, CA

 

Thursday, September 20

Round 3 ~ 9:00AM – 10:15AM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

  • 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, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

  • New York State’s Comprehensive Employment System for People with Disabilities

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

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

Jody Silver & Pablo Sadler, MD, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Long Island City, NY

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

  • Innovations in Care Coordination

Grant Mitchell, MD & Christopher John, LMSW, Westchester County Dep’t of Community Mental Health, White Plains, NY

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

Jim Rye, The Empowerment Center, Mt. Vernon, NY

  • 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

  • The Importance of Leadership: Fostering A Flexible Workforce

Mike Stoltz & Veronica DeKonig, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Ronkonkoma, NY

  • The NYAPRS’ Our Culture Matters Campaign

        Theresa Hall, West Babylon, NY

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

  • Learning the Art of Resiliency

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

  • 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

 

10:30AM – 11:15AM

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

 

Thursday, September 20

Round 4 ~ 11:30AM – 12:45PM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

  • Managed Care for Behavioral Health: What Lies Ahead

Margaret Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP, Hudson 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

A Representative from Health First (invited)

  • 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

  • SAMHSA’s 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

  • Making Noise, Getting Results: The NYAPRS Public Policy Agenda

Raymond Schwartz, Venture House, Jamaica, NY

Carla Rabinowitz, Community Access, New York, NY

  • 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, Victoria Molta & Lloyd Johnson, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

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

Jody Silver, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Long Island City, NY

  • Veterans and Trauma

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

  • Developing an Alternative Crisis Diversion Program

Steven Miccio, PEOPLe, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

 

1:30PM – 2:15PM

                Keynote: Paolo del Vecchio, MSW Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Rockville, MD

 

Thursday, September 20

Round 5 ~ 2:30PM – 3:45PM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

  • Can Behavioral Health Organizations Improve Services?

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

Teresa Armon, RN, PMHNP-BC, Gregory Miller, MD & Lorraine Washington, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

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

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

  • Setting the Stage for Successful Integration into the Workforce

Saya Krebs, PhD, CLC & Nancy Parrotta, MA, LPC, NCC, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

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

 

Thursday, September 20

Round 6 ~ 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

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

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

  • Give Your Input on New York’s Olmstead Plan!

Ceylane Myers-Ruff, NYS OPWDD, Albany, NY (invited)

Doug Hovey, Independent Living, Newburgh, NY

Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

  • New York’s Academy of Peer Services

John B. Allen, Jr., & Joseph Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY (invited)

Yumiko Ikuta, MBA, & Ken Gill, PhD, University of Medical & Dentistry New Jersey, Scotch Plains, NJ (invited)

Tanya Stevens, MS & Kelly Stengel, MPH, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

  • Promoting Community Participation: Peer Support, Self Determination, and Wellness

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

  • 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

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

Wellness and Recovery

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

  • The Housing First Model: Flexibility with Fidelity

Neil Harbus, LCSW, CPRP, Georgia Boothe, MS & Linda Parrish, Pathways to Housing, New York, NY

  • 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

  • NYS Department of Health Integration Project with Primary Care

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

 

Friday, September 21

Round 7 ~ 9:00AM – 10:15AM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

  • “We Can Save” Campaign: Improving Our Financial Fitness

Kelly Stengel, MPH, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

  • The Power and Principles of Intentional Peer Support

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Integrating Physical Health Into Recovery Plans

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

  • 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

  • Infusing Cultural Competence Into Health Homes and Managed Care

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

 

10:30AM – 11:15AM

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

 

Friday, September 21

Round 8 ~ 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Green = National Wellness Week Workshop

Orange = National Thought Leader Workshop

 

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

Lorraine McMullin, MHA of New York State, Albany, NY

George Badillo, Sound Beach, NY

Tracy Puglisi, MHA in Suffolk County, Lindenhurst, NY

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

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

  • Assessment for Employment

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

  • Elephant Bites

David Morgenstern, Rochester, NY

Julie Desfosses, Creative Wellness Coalition, Rochester, NY

  • The 3 Steps to a Quiet Mind

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

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

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

  • NYSILC 2012 Statewide Needs Assessment & State Plan Formulation

Brad Williams, MA, NYS Independent Living Council, Albany, NY

 

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