AGENDA

Friday, August 21, 2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

PLEASE LOG IN EARLY AS THE MEETING WILL CLOSE BY 9:50 am

Special instructions to follow regarding live streaming, housekeeping and CEUs.

Workshop tracks are approximately 60-75 minutes with 20 minute breaks between Sessions.

9:30 am    Conference Attendee Welcome

Judge Nelson Wolff and Senior District Judge John J. Specia

10:15 am    Plenary Speaker 1

TBD

10:35 am    Plenary Speaker 2 

"The Good News About Mental Illness," Dr. Dan Morehead, Psychiatrist and Neuropsychiatrist, Tufts Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Private Practice

11:05 am    BREAK
11:20 am    Workshop Session I
  • Mental Health

“Ask the Docs,” Dr. Melissa Deuter, Sigma Urgent Care; and Dr. Dan Morehead​

  • Therapy/Counseling

“Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis and Health Management,” Mary Beth Fisk, CEO of The Ecumenical Center for Education, Couseling and Health

  • Peer Programs

“Living Well with a Mental Health Diagnosis,” Joe Padilla, Co-Founder of Mental Health Grace Alliance; and Pastor Brad Hoefs, Fresh Hope for Mental Health​​

  • Faith Community

​“Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness and their Caregivers,” Shannon O. Royce, Director, Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

12:35 pm    BREAK
1:00 pm      Workshop Session II
  • Mental Health

“Finding Help in the Middle of Crisis,” Honorable Judge Yolanda Huff, Bexar County Court #12

  • Therapy/Counseling

“Setting Boundaries: Building Healthy and Therapeutic Families,” Dr. Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer, NAMI; and Suzanne Robinson, NAMI Director of National Education Programs

  • Peer Programs

“How to be a Welcoming and Inclusive Congregation,” Beautiful Minds Coalition, Covenant Presbyterian Church, San Antonio

  • Faith Community

“Speaking to Faith and Mental Health,” Dr. Farha Abbasi, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and Director of Institute for Muslim Mental Health; Dr. Matt Stanford, CEO of Hope and Healing Center; and Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D, Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

2:15 pm    BREAK
2:30 pm    Workshop Session III
  • Mental Health

“Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: Issues Around HIPPA, Hospitalization, Incarceration and Finding Care," John Petrila, JD, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute; Mike Lozito, Director of Judicial Services, Bexar County; and Luis Santos, LCSW, Manager, Behavioral Health Care Coordination, University Health System

  • Therapy/Counseling

“DBT Informed Parenting Skills for Caregivers of Youth,” Elizabeth Lovrics, MSW, RSW and Helen Stolte, DBT Group

  • Peer Programs

“Becoming a Certified Peer Specialist,” Mark Stoeltje, Executive Director and Kiley Jon Clark, Peer Support Supervisor of Connection Center, SA Clubhouse

  • Faith Community

“What Do I Do Now? How to Assess Your Faith-Based Group’s Readiness to Support Mental Health Care,” Jermine Alberty, Executive Director, Pathways to Promise

3:45 pm    DAY 1 CLOSE

Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

PLEASE LOG IN EARLY AS THE MEETING WILL CLOSE BY 9:50 am

Special instructions to follow regarding live streaming, housekeeping and CEUs.

Workshop tracks are approximately 60-75 minutes with 20 minute breaks between Sessions.

9:30 am    Opening Remarks and Pathways to Promise Lifetime Award

Rev. Professor John Swinton, School of Divinty, History and Philosophy, School of Aberdeen

10:20 am    Plenary Speaker 1

"Speaking the Language: Mental Health and Minority Communities," Vicky Coffee, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

11:00 am    Plenary Speaker 2

"Bridges to Care of St. Louis: Expanding the role of faith-based organizations to support referrals and access to behavioral health care," Jermine Alberty, Executive Director, Pathways to Promise

11:40 am    Plenary Speaker 3
12:00 pm    Closing
12:30 pm    Workshop Session IV
  • Mental Health

"Trauma Informed Care Training and Certification," Mary Beth Fish, CEO of The Ecumenical Center for Education, Counseling, Health

  • Therapy/Counseling

“La Familia: Mental Health and the Hispanic Community," Zorecilis Davila, Ph.D, LPC-S, Bilingual Psychotherapist

  • Faith Community

“Companionship Training," Carol Hollins, Education Coordinator, NAMI San Antonio; and Tom Bergeron, Certified Trainer for Companionship