AGENDA

Friday, August 21, 2020 from 9:15 am - 3:50 pm (CDT, UTC-5)

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Livestreaming will take place from the website!

Workshop tracks are approximately 60-75 minutes.

9:30 am    Welcome, Words of Inspiration and Opening Remarks

Doug Beach, Pastor Dr. Keely Petty and Senior District Judge John J. Specia

10:15 am    Plenary 1

"In our Own Voice," Neal Sarahan, Ph.D, Executive Director, NAMI Houston and Aditi Chokshi, Advocate

10:35 am    BREAK
10:40 am    Plenary 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 TO WORKSHOPS
11:25 am    Workshop Session I
  • Mental Health

“Ask the Docs,” Dr. Melissa Deuter, Sigma Urgent Care and Dr. Dan Morehead​, Psychiatrist and Neuropsychiatrist, Tufts Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Private Practice

  • 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,” 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,” Ben O'Dell, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnership Center

12:40 pm    BREAK TO WORKSHOPS
1:00 pm      Workshop Session II
  • Mental Health

“Finding Help in the Middle of Crisis,” Honorable Yolanda Huff, Bexar County Court #12 and Michelle Ellison-Nobles, Mental Health Court Advocate

  • Therapy/Counseling

“Setting Boundaries: Building Healthy and Therapeutic Families,” Dr. Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer, NAMI; Suzanne Robinson, Assistant Director, National Education Programs, NAMI and Tanya Ryder, M.Ed., Project Director, STAR Center, NAMI

  • Peer Programs

“Am I Included?” Shelly Bosse and Laura Glueck, 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 and Dr. Matt Stanford, CEO of Hope and Healing Center & Institute

2:15 pm    BREAK TO WORKSHOPS
2:35 pm    Workshop Session III
  • Mental Health

“Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: Issues Around HIPPA, Hospitalization, Incarceration and Finding Care," John Petrila, JD, Senior Vice President of Policy, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute; Gilbert Gonzales, Director, Bexar County Department of Behavioral Health; 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,” Kiley Jon Clark, Peer Support Supervisor at Connection Center, SA Clubhouse

  • Faith Community

“Ecumenical and Interfaith,” Right Reverend Dr. Trevor Alexander, Protestant Chaplain and Adjunct Faculty, University of the Incarnate Word, University Mission & Ministry

3:50 pm    DAY 1 CLOSE

Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:15 am - 2:45 pm (CDT, UTC-5)

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Livestreaming will take place from the website!

Workshop tracks are approximately 60-75 minutes.

9:30 am     Opening Remarks and Pathways to Promise: Lifetime Achievement
                      Award and Mental Health Champion Award

Jermine Alberty, BSB/M, M. Div, Executive Director, Pathways to Promise

9:50 am     Plenary 1

"Hearing Voices, Human and Divine: Theological Reflections on Christians Living (well) with Psychosis," Rev. Dr. John Swinton, BD, Ph.D., RMN, RNMD, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

10:25 am    Plenary 2

"Speaking the Language: Mental Health and Minority Communities," Vicky Coffee, Director of Programs, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health; Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa, Director, Institute of Chicano/ Psychology and Traceé Black-Fall, Founder/Executive Director, Tova's N.E.S.T., Inc.

11:00 am    Plenary Speaker 3

"Bridges to Care of St. Louis: Expanding the Role of Faith-based Organizations to Support Referral and Access to Behavioral Health Care," Rev. Jermine Alberty, BSB/M, M.Div, Executive Director, Pathways to Promise and Rose Jackson-Beavers, Senior Program Manager, Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis

11:40 am    Plenary 4

"Where Do We Go From Here?" Dan H. Gillison, Jr., CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Doug Beach, Chair, Pathways to Hope and Board President, NAMI San Antonio

12:10 pm    BREAK TO WORKSHOPS
12:40 pm    Workshop Session IV
  • Mental Health

"Trauma Informed Care Training and Certification," Mary Beth Fisk, CEO of The Ecumenical Center for Education, Counseling and Health and Kathy Fletcher, President/CEO, Voices for Children of San Antonio

  • Therapy/Counseling

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

  • Peer Programs

“Healing the Healer,” Reverend Jo A. Waters, Heal the Healer Caregivers Symposium

  • Faith Community

“The. Next. Steps. A Working Session to Expand Mental Health and Wellness via Collaboration, Partnerships and Networked Services between the Faith Community, Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations and Community Groups across San Antonio and Bexar County,” Rev. Ann Helmke, Director of Faith-based Initiatives, Department of Human Services, City of San Antonio (COSA); Doug Beach, Chair, Mental Health Action Group/COSA Faith-based Initiative; Olga Rodriguez, Regional Health Coordinator, CRW & Associates, LLC; Rev. Jermine Alberty, BSB/M, M.Div, Executive Director, Pathways to Promise and Gilbert Gonzales, Director, Bexar County Department of Behavioral Health

Recommended Prerequisite: Overall conference participation, especially Plenary 3, “Bridges to Care…” at 11 am

2:45 pm    CONFERENCE CLOSE

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