Tomorrow! Online Discussion on Maintaining "Peerness" While Working in the MH System

Topic: Online Discussion on Maintaining "Peerness" while working in the Mental Health System
Date and Time: Friday, March 31, 2017 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Event number: 647 471 704

Event password: nysomh123

This is an online discussion about maintaining one's peer values, perspective, and identity while working with people who are mostly non-peers. Please be prepared to use your phone to ask questions. We will do this in a talk radio type of format. People will use the "raise hand" function and we will unmute your line and call out your name.

Panelists will include:

Tony Trahan Deputy Director, Office of Consumer Affairs, NYSOMH

Regina Shoen, Advocacy Specialist II, Office of Consumer Affairs, NYSOMH,

Helle Thorning, Ph.D., M.S, LCSW Clinical Professor, Research Scientist & Director, ACT Institute, Center for

Practice Innovations at Columbia University, Division of Behavioral Services and Policy Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Luis O. Lopez, MS Implementation Specialist Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry New York State Psychiatric Institute

Moderator: Rita Cronise, MS Adjunct Distance Faculty, Rutgers University; Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community Coordinator

Event address for attendees:


Audio conference information


  1. Provide your number when you join the event to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers:

    Local: 1-518-549-0500

    Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697

    Alternate Toll Free - (For callers not able to call the 844 Toll Free Number): 1-866-776-3553

  2. Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

    Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 647 471 704