NYAPRS Executive Seminar will to Feature Appelbaum, Manderscheid, Fisher Panel, "Re-Envisioning Mental Health Care"

NYAPRS Note: In the flurry of recent media coverage in the wake of recent tragedies that are being associated with people with psychiatric conditions, Columbia’s Dr. Paul Appelbaum told the Times that “the Connecticut school shooting offers the kind of opportunity that only comes once every generation or two: to rethink the entire mental health system.”

Accordingly, NYAPRS is very pleased to add a very timely plenary session to this year’s Executive Seminar lineup that brings national experts like Dr. Appelbaum, Ron Manderscheid, Dr. Daniel Fisher and our own Steve Coe to “re-envision community mental health care.” Following is more information about the Seminar; look for the final program schedule and online registration information in a few days!






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The NYAPRS Collective Presents

NYAPRS 9th Annual Executive Seminar on System Transformation


Mastering the Opportunities in Healthcare,

Olmstead and Budget Reforms in New York State


Hotel Albany

State and Lodge Streets, Albany, NY

April 25-26, 2013


This is a defining moment for our work and our field, in the midst of the most fundamental and fastest changes we have ever seen.  Such times demand vision, insight and input from across our communities.  Join national and state experts and state policy, provider and peer leaders to help shape and prepare for what lies ahead.


Timely Keynotes and Workshops Include:

  • Re-Envisioning Community Mental Health Care
  • Tools for Today and Tomorrow:  Inspiration, Innovation, Integration and Adaptation
  • Olmstead: Policies that Advance Full Community Integration
  • From Policy to Implementation: A View from the State
  • System Transformation in the Era of Healthcare and Budget Reforms
  • Grounding Multicultural Competencies in Healthcare Reform Initiatives
  • Innovations in Service Provision under Managed Care
  • National Models of Integrated Care
  • Addictions Treatment and Recovery Services under Managed Care
  • New Partnerships: Behavioral and Medical Health Innovations


Featured National, State and Local Speakers Include:

Arthur C. Evans Jr, Commissioner, Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services (DBHIDS), Philadelphia, PA

Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director NACBHDD

Paul S. Applebaum, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

Dan Fisher, MD, PhD, Executive Director, National Empowerment Center

Monica Oss, CEO and Senior Associate, Open Minds, Gettysburg, PA

Robert Bernstein, Executive Director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC

Samuel Bagenstos, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Ann Arbor, MI

Kevin Huckshorn, Director, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Delaware Health and Social Services, New Castle, DE

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

Joe Powell, Executive Director, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

Alan Rabideau, First Nations Behavioral Health, Consultant

Richard Dougherty, Principal, DMA Strategies, Lexington, MA

Wilma Townsend, SAMHSA Acting Director of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC

Dennis Romero, SAMHSA Regional Administrator, New York, NY

Elizabeth Swain, Executive Director, Community Healthcare Association of New York State, New York, NY

John Coppola,MSW, Executive Director, New York Association of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers

Jason Helgerson, NYS Medicaid Director, Albany, NY

Kristin Woodlock, Acting Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY


Mark your calendars for this timely and information packed opportunity to help you anticipate and participate in the rapidly emerging changes that will forever change the face of behavioral healthcare service delivery in New York. 


Watch for full program details and web-based registration available in just a few days!