NYAPRS Presents Sept 10-12 Annual Conference Program Schedule! (2)

NYAPRS Note: NYAPRS is very pleased to present this year's program schedule for our Annual Conference to be held this September 10-12 at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Long acclaimed as one of the finest and most timely recovery conferences in the nation, this year's program is entitled 'Keeping the Focus on Recovery and Rights' and brings together an extraordinary group of some of the nation's and state's greatest leaders and innovators to demonstrate how to anchor the sweeping changes our systems are undergoing in our core principles and values.

This year's program features a powerful line up of 4 keynote sessions that will feature a 'Conversation with the Mothers of our Movement' Pat Deegan, Sally Zinman, Gayle Bluebird and Jacki McKinney as well as presentations by some of the nation's most respected change agents Vivian Jackson, Larry Fricks and Larry Davidson.

It also offers featured plenary speakers Pat Deegan, Eduardo Vega and Joe Powell and 74 information and inspiration packed workshop sessions that will offer the latest information and innovations in the following areas: Health, Healing and Recovery, Empowerment and Advocacy, Cultural Competence, Integrated Behavioral and Physical Healthcare, Administration and Management, Health Homes and Managed Care, Exemplary or Emerging Practices, Community Integration and Peer Services and Supports.

We are also very proud to present 2 outstanding entertainers, Blues Hall of Fame inductee Rhett Tyler and his band Early Warning and Stand Up for Mental Health's David Granirer, who'll be schooling and featuring 6 new comics from our own NYAPRS community.

And of course the Conference will continue to feature an array of free healing sessions (acupuncture, shiatsu, reiki, t'ai chi and massage) and our famous outdoor evening barbecue.

Special Note: This year's program will run from Tuesday to Thursday rather than our traditional Wednesday to Friday dates to avoid conflicts with the Jewish holidays.

ECPR!: The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and NYAPRS are very pleased to announce that one of two 2-day certification level training programs on eCPR (emotional CPR) will be offered directly before this year's NYAPRS Conference at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. See more details and registration info at http://emotional-cpr-newyork.whindo.com<http://emotional-cpr-newyork.whindo.com/>. cCPR attendees who stay on for the NYAPRS Conference will get a 20% discount.

The NYAPRS conference is only 6 weeks away so please register today at https://registration.nyaprs.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&id=8&reset=1

To see a PDF of the program below, please visit our website: http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/annual-conference/documents/2013fulldraftprogram.pdf

Stay tuned for final conference details and program and workshop descriptions!

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NYAPRS 31st Annual Conference: Keeping the Focus on Recovery and Rights September 10-12, 2013 Hudson Valley Resort and Conference Center, Kerhonson, NY

Register Today! https://registration.nyaprs.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&id=8&reset=1

---- Preliminary Program Schedule ----

Tuesday, September 10 Round 1 ~ 1:15PM - 2:30PM

The Change of a Lifetime: NYS Medicaid, State Mental Health Services Redesign Harvey Rosenthal, Edye Schwartz, Briana Gilmore, NYAPRS Albany, NY

Bringing Helpful Resources to Consumers and Families Lisa Dixon, Nancy Covell, Helle Thorning, Paul Margolies, Center for Practice Innovations, New York State Psychiatric Institute New York, NY

Wellness Workforce Coalition: Uniting Peer Services across Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Communities Julie Brisson, Vermont Center for Independent Living, VT Karen Lorentzon, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Rutland, VT

Debunking Myths and Knocking Down Barriers to Employment Abigail Lemon, Policy Research Associates, Delmar, NY Deborah Dennis, SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center, NY

>From Case Management to Care Coordination: What it Means to You Kevin Wendoloski, Putnam Family & Community Services, Carmel, NY Andrea Hopkins, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Long Island, NY Andrew O'Grady, MHA in Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie, NY

The "Peace Work: Liberating our Hopes and Dreams" Curriculum Colleen Sheehan, NYAPRS, Albany, NY Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY

The Three A's of a Successful Agency: Accountability, Accessibility, Affordability David Bucciferro, Foothold Technology, New York, NY

NY Peer Operated Warmlines: Success Stories, Tips and Lessons Learned James Ennis, Tammy Burrows, Donna Quackenbush, Otsego County RSS, Oneonta, NY

I May Not Always Agree With You, but I Will Always Respect You Jeremy Reuling, MHA of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY

The 7 Deadliest Sins of Leadership & Workplace Communication Skip Weisman, Weisman Success Resources, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

Tuesday, September 10 Round 2 ~ 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Dignity and Recovery Now! Lived Expertise at the Front Lines as Innovation for Community Health, Wellness and Social Change Eduardo Vega, MHA of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Bringing Trauma-Informed Practices to Peer Support: MHEP's 'Creating a Trauma-Informed Community' Project Darby Penney, Advocates for Human Potential, Albany, NY Cathy Cave, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

How Managed Care Can Fund Self Directed Care Erme Mauer, MHA of Southeastern Pennsylvania Tom Lane, Magellan Health Services

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

Employment and Recovery: OMH, PROS and ACCES-VR Liam McNabb, NYS OMH, Albany, NY Frank Coco, ACCESS-VR, Albany, NY Matthew Crave, Rehabilitation Support Services, Albany, NY

How to Meet and Mingle Amy Colesante & Bill Gamble, Mental Health Empowerment Exchange, Albany, NY

SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice: Next Steps in Training the Peer Workforce Rita Cronise, iNAPS, Victor, NY Colleen Sheehan, NYAPRS Albany, NY Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY

Demystifying Managed Care Kelly Lauletta, Community Care Behavioral Health, Exton, PA

Collaborations with Academic Communities and Institutions Donna Marcello, East House Corporation, Rochester, NY

Using the NYS Clinical Records Initiative (NYSCRI) Clinical Documentation Tools to Enhance Integrated, Collaborative and Recovery Oriented Care Jon Rice, NYS OMH, Albany, NY Lisa Lite-Rottmann, NYS OASAS, Albany, NY KEYNOTE ADDRESS 7:30PM - 8:15PM Keynote Vivian Jackson, PhD, Senior Policy Associate, National Center for Cultural Competence

--- Evening Entertainment--- Rhett Tyler and Early Warning, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame and acclaimed by Rolling Stone as "a powerful front man, in the tradition of Johnny Winter and Jimi Hendrix."

Wednesday, September 11 Round 3 ~ 9:00AM - 10:15AM

PS New York State Peer Services Credentialing: An Update Joe Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health, NY

Health Homes: What They Are and How They Affect You Adele Gorges, CCSI, Rochester, NY Amy Kohn, MHA Westchester, NY

Emotional CPR (eCPR) Lauren Spiro, M.A., National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Consumer-Provider Partnership Hunter McQuistion, Linda Brown, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY Colleen Sheehan, NYAPRS, Albany, NY Bill Gamble, MHEP, Albany, NY

Making Employment Real John Allen, Andy Karhan, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Why Culture Matters in Receiving Care Lenora Reid-Rose, Jennifer Hernandez, Christina Pratt CCSI, Rochester, NY

The Important Partnership Between Behavioral and Physical Healthcare Anna Ivanova-Tatlici, John Javis MHA of Nassau, Hempstead, NY

Digging our Recovery and Social Justice Heels in the Ground Karen Rosenthal, Duysal Karakus, Community Access, New York, NY

Wellness Self-Management Plus Program: Empowering People with Co-Occuring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to Define Their Goals and Recovery Forest Foster, Nancy Covell, Paul Margolies, Luis Lopez, Center for Practice Innovation, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

>From Professional to Personal: Maximizing the Use of Lived Experience Amanda Saake, The Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery, The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc., New York, NY

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 10:15AM - 11:00AM Keynote Larry Fricks, Deputy Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Solutions

Wednesday, September 11 Round 4 ~ 11:15AM - 12:30PM

Social Self-Directed Care, It's My Life Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA

Parachute NYC Jody Silver, Pablo Sadler, NYC DOHMH, New York, NY Katie Linn, Services for the Underserved, Brooklyn, NY

Best Practices to NYS: IPS Model of Supported Employment Paul Margolies, Gary Scannevin, Thomas Jewell, Raymond Gregory, Karen Broadway-Wilson, Lisa Dixon, Center for Practice Innovations, New York State Psychiatric Institute New York, NY

Housing Options Welcome Home Consumer Integration Joe Woodward, Housing Options Made Easy, Inc., Gowanda, NY

Rapid Transit: In and Out of the Hospital with Peer Support Gayle Bluebird, Delaware Psychiatric Center

The Power of Yoga Dagny Alexander, Albany, NY

Advancing Recovery in the Context of an Integrated Health Plan Model Karen Smith-Hagman, EmblemHealth, New York, NY Richard Sheola, ValueOptions, New York, NY

Trauma and Recovery Skills Mike Dorr & Emily Grossman, NYAPRS, Albany, NY A Non-Traditional Collaboration: Cops and Consumers Alan Green, MHA of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Joseph Wright, Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln, NE

Get Excited About Human Rights! Kathryn Cascio, Empowerment Exchange, Troy, NY Sally Zinman, California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations, CA

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1:30PM - 2:15PM Keynote Keeping the Focus on Recovery and Rights: A Conversation with the 'Mothers of our Movement' Pat Deegan, Sally Zinman, Gayle Bluebird, Jackie McKinney Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal

Wednesday, September 11 Round 5 ~ 2:30PM - 3:45PM

Peer Bridging Now Suzanne Feeney, OptumHealth., Albany, NY Tanya Stevens, NYAPRS, Albany, NY Sara Goodman, Baltic Street AEH, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Expanding Medicaid's Definition of 'Medically Necessary Services': Finding Out What People Really Need and Want for Their Recovery Andrea Bilger, Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, Philadelphia, PA Erme Mauer, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Gretchen Snethen, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Temple University

ONTrackNY: Treating First Episode Pyschosis with the Guiding Principles of Shared Decision Making, Critical Time Intervention and Person Centered Care Lisa Dixon, Marie Sabatino, Sapna Mendon, Paul Margolies, Center for Practice Innovations, New York State Psychiatric Institute New York, NY

Healing Stigma Through Trauma Informed Approaches Patricia Blum, Janet Vlavianos, Lynn Gurkp, CPRP Crestwood Behavioral Health, Sacramento, CA

LGBT Mental Health Consumers: Sexual and Gender Minority Issues Bert Coffman, Lorraine Nunez Zappalorti Society, New York, NY Phillip Williams, Rainbow Heights Club, New York, NY

Criminal Justice Workshop Participants to be Announced

Self-Awareness: A Key Component of Cultural Competence Demetria Nelson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY Jeremy King, Odyssey House, Bronx, NY

Moving from a Traditional Medical Model Oriented Organization to a Peer Informed Organization Kathy Lynch, Richard Frelock, Ulysses Harrell, Kara McCunn, Thomas Dodson Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY

Exploring the Value of Religion, Spirituality and Cultural Competence for Peer Specialist Group Leaders Frances Priester, Christina Pratt, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

Dylan's Law: Service Dogs Can be Critical to Well-Being Patricia Feinberg, Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, New York, NY

Wednesday, September 11 Round 6 Mini Keynotes~ 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Recovery Now Pat Deegan, Ph.D., Pat Deegan & Associates, Byfield, MA

Collaborations between Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Movements Joe Powell, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, Texas Chacku Mathai, NYAPRS, Rochester, NYAPRS

State Disability Initiatives Roger Bearden, Special Counsel to Governor Cuomo for Olmstead, Albany, NY Jeff Wise, NYS Justice Center, Albany, NY Cliff Zucker, Disability Advocates, Albany, NY

Choice and Rights Protections in a Managed Care Environment Trilby de Jeung, Empire Justice Center, Rochester, NY Valerie Bogart, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program at New York Legal Assistance Group, New York, NY Harvey Rosenthal & Briana Gilmore, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

Rhythms for Wellness, Recovery & Connection: Community Experiencing the Power of the Drum Chrys Ballerano, NYS Coalition against Sexual Assault, Albany, NY

---Evening Entertainment --- NYAPRS Famous Outdoor Barbeque David Granirer, Stand-up Comic, Stand Up For Mental Health Mike Skinner, Open Mike

Thursday, September 12 Round 7 ~ 9:00AM - 10:15AM

HMO Panel Participants to be Announced

NYS Recovery Centers Update Joseph Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

The Silence of Suicide Michael Skinner, Surviving Spirit, Goffstown, NH

My Culture Matters Theresa Hall, NYAPRS Board of Directors, Co-Chair Cultural Competence Committee, West Babylon, NY Luis Lopez, Center for Practice Innovations, New York State Psychiatric Institute New York, NY

Leisure and Recreation to Support Social and Emotional Wellness Gretchen Snethen, Gena Bell Vargas, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Community Advocacy Course, Fighting for Systems Change Meghan Crowe-Rothstein, Warren Berke, Damon Potenza, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Care and Maintenance of Your Brain Sara Goodman, Baltic Street AEH, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

TMI, aka: Too Much Information: Changing the World One Story at a Time Denise Ranaghan, John Brillon, MHA in Ulster, Kingston, NY KEYNOTE ADDRESS 10:30AM - 11:15AM

Larry Davidson, SAMHSA Recovery to Practice; Yale University Maura Kelley, Mental Health Peer Connection, Buffalo, NY

Thursday, September 12 Round 8 ~ 11:30AM - 12:45PM

Creating a Culture of Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency Len Statham, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

Seven Strategies to Promoting a Consumer-Based Engagement Approach that Infuses Cultural Competency Hextor Pabon, NYS Office of Mental Health, Centers of Excellence, Albany, NY

More Than Just Staying Alive: Wellness Interventions in Clubhouses Laura Kitterle, Rebecca English, Venture House, Jamaica, NY

Person Centered Planning: Making Recovery Real Helle Thorning, Paul Margolies, Luis Lopez Center for Practice Innovation, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY Kendall Atterbury, Victoria Stanhope, New York University, New York, NY

How We Can Create a Recovery Culture Kim MacDonald-Wilson, Melissa Rufo, Community Care Behavioral Health, Exton, PA

How Breath Can Change Your Life!: Experiencing the Self-Healing Art of Pranayama Europa Baker-Brathwaite, Empowerment Exchange, Troy, NY

--- Health, Healing & Arts Fair --- Shiatsu with Dagny Alexander T'ai Chi & Qigong with Byron Abrams Reiki with Hudson Valley Community Reiki Ronda's Art Table with Ronda Jeffer Chair Massage and Acupuncture too!

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