Revised Schedule for the NYAPRS Annual Conference!

NYAPRS Note: There're only 5 weeks until NYAPRS' information and inspiration packed Annual Conference to be held this September 10-12 at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY! Registrations are beginning to flow and, once again, priority room arrangements at the Hudson Valley and the nearby Honors Haven will be available on a first come basis. 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 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 5 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_002.pdf Check below for the updated Conference program!

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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

Change of a Lifetime: NYS Medicaid, State Mental Health Services Redesign Harvey Rosenthal and Briana Gilmore, NYAPRS, Albany, NY Edye Schwartz, DSW, LCSW-R, NYAPRS, Mahopac, NY

ONTrackNY: Treating First Episode Pyschosis With the Guiding Principles of Shared Decision Making, Critical Time Interventiona and Person Centered Care Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, Marie Sabatino, Sapna Mendon, Paul Margolies, PhD, 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, Montpelier, VT Karen Lorentzon, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Rutland, VT

CI Debunking Myths and Knocking Down Barriers to Employment Abigail Lemon, Policy Research Associates, Delmar, NY Deborah Dennis, SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center, Delmar, 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, Ronkonkoma, NY Andrew O'Grady, Mental Health America in Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie, 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

Trauma and Recovery Skills Mike Dorr, NYAPRS, Phelps, NY and Emily Grossman, MA, NYAPRS, Montclair, NJ NYPeer 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 & Eva Dech, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

How Managed Care Can Fund Self Directed Care Erme Maula, MHA of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Tom Lane, Magellan Public Sector Solutions, Ft. Pierce, FL

Making Noise, Getting Resuts: The NYAPRS Public Policy Agenda Raymond Schwartz, Venture House, Jamaica, NY Carla Rabinowitz, Community Access, New York, NY Harvey Rosenthal and Briana Gilmore, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

Employment and Recovery: OMH, PROS and ACCES-VR Liam McNabb, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY Frank Coco, ACCESS-VR, Albany, NY Matthew Crave, Rehabilitation Support Services, Albany, NY Len Statham, NYAPRS, Rochester, 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, CPRP, NYAPRS, Woodstock, NY Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY

Demystifying Managed Care Kelly Lauletta, LCSW, Regional Director, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Yonkers, NY and Carole Taylor, Chief Clinical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, 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 Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY Lisa Lite-Rottmann, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Albany, NY

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 7:30PM - 8:15PM Vivian Jackson, PhD, Senior Policy Associate, National Center for Cultural Competence

--- Evening Entertainment--- Rhett Tyler, Inducted Member of The Blues Hall of Fame, Modern Blues Guitar and Vocalist

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

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, Coordinated Care Services Inc., Rochester, NY Amy Kohn, MHA of Westchester, White Plains, NY

Emotional CPR (eCPR) Lauren Spiro, MA, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, Washington, DC

Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Consumer-Provider Partnership Hunter McQuistion, MD, & Linda Brown, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY Colleen Sheehan, CPRP, NYAPRS, Woodstock, NY Bill Gamble, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

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

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

The Important Partnership Between Behavioral and Physical Healthcare Anna Ivanova-Tatlici and John Javis, Mdiv, MHA of Nassau County, 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, MSW, Nancy Covell, PhD, Paul Margolies, PhD, Luis Lopez, MS, HSBCP Center for Practice Innovations, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Being Heard: Taking Our Seat at the Table Matthew Costanzo, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

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

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 and Pablo Sadler, MD, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Long Island City, NY Katie Linn, Services for the UnderServed, Brooklyn, NY

Best Practices to NYS: IPS Model of Supported Employment Paul Margolies, PhD, Gary Scannevin, Jr., MPS, CPRP, Thomas Jewell, PhD, Raymond Gregory, Karen Broadway-Wilson and Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, Center for Practice Innovations, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, 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, New Castle, DE

The Power of Yoga Dagny Alexander, Voorheesville, NY

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

Why Culture Matters in Receiving Care Lenora Reid-Rose, Coordinated Care Services Inc, Rochester, NY Jennifer Hernandez, BA, MPA and Christina Pratt, PhD, MSSW, Nathan Klein Institute, Orangeburg, NY

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

TMI, aka: Too Much Information: Changing the World One Story at a Time Eva Tenuto, and Sari Botton, Starling Productions, TMI Inc, Rosendale, NY Denise Ranaghan Ed.M, LMHC, CPRP Director of Wellness Services, and John Brillon, MHA in Ulster, Kingston, NY

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1:30PM - 2:15PM Keeping the Focus on Recovery and Rights: A Conversation with the 'Mothers of our Movement' Pat Deegan, PhD, Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates, Byfield, MA Sally Zinman, California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations, Berkeley, CA Gayle Bluebird, Delaware Psychiatric Center, New Castle, DE Jacki McKinney, Consultant, Philadelphia, PA Moderator: Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

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

Peer Bridging Now Von A. Grubbs, PsyD, National Market Lead, Behavioral Solutions Affordability, Atlanta, GA Stella Pappas, LCSW-R, ACSW, Executive Director, New York City BHO, New York, NY Peggy Elmer, LMSW, Manager of Community Engagement, Optum NYC BHO, Albany, NY Tanya Stevens, Director of Peer Services, 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 Maula, MHA of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Gretchen Snethen, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Bringing Helpful Resources to Consumers and Families Lisa Dixon, MD,MPH, Director, Nancy Covell, Ph.D., Associate Director, Helle Thorning, Ph.D., Director of ACT Institute, Paul Margolies, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Practice Innovations, 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, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY Christina Pratt, PhD, MSSW, Nathan Klein Institute, Orangeburg, NY

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

Wednesday, September 11 Round 6 Plenary Sessions ~ 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Peer Staff as Disruptive Innovators Pat Deegan, PhD, Pat Deegan & Associates, Byfield, MA

Collaborations between Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Movements Joe Powell, LCDC, CAS, Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, TX Chacku Mathai, CPRP, NYAPRS, Rochester, NY

State Disability Initiatives Roger Bearden, Special Counsel to Governor Cuomo for Olmstead, Albany, NY Jeff Wise, NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Albany, NY Cliff Zucker, Disability Rights New York, 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 and 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 Mic

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

HMO Panel Participants to be Announced

Recovery Centers: Peers Helping Peers Pursue Passionate Recovery Joseph Swinford, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY

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

The NYAPRS' My Culture Matters Campaign Theresa Hall, NYAPRS Board of Directors, Co-Chair Cultural Competence Committee, West Babylon, NY Luis Lopez, MS, HSBCP, 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

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

Dylan's Law: Service Dogs Can be Critical to Well-Being Patricia Feinberg, Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, New York, NY Carla Rabinowitz, Community Access, New York, NY KEYNOTE ADDRESS 10:30AM - 11:15AM Larry Davidson, SAMHSA Recovery to Practice; Yale University, New Haven, CT Maura Kelley, Western New York Independent Living, Buffalo, NY

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

Creating a Culture of Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency Len Statham, MS, CBP, NYAPRS, Rochester, 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, PhD, MS, LSCW, Paul Margolies, PhD, Luis Lopez, MS, HSBCP, Center for Practice Innovations, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, 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 Dagny Alexander

T'ai Chi & Qigong Byron Abrams

Reiki Hudson Valley Community Reiki

Ronda's Art Table Ronda Jeffer

Chair Massage and Acupuncture too!