Conference Agenda

Friday, October 12, 2018

8:00am – Registration & Exhibits Open, Breakfast Begins

9:00am – Morning Welcome and Keynote

Thinking Differently About Guns, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention
Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

10:30am – Stretch Break

10:40am – Plenary: Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Tool to Empower Consumers and Families
Marvin S. Swartz, M.D., Div. of Social and Community Psychiatry and Director, Duke AHEC
Diane Krisanda, President, NAMI South Mountains NC

11:15am Break

11:30am – 12:30pm – Session A

Workshop 1:

Enhanced Primary Care for SMI Patients: Whole Health, Wellness and Integrated Care Coordination
Barbara Beirne James, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Program Manager UNC WakeBrook Primary Care Clinic Integrated Care

Workshop 2:

Using Peer Support in the Hospital
Elizabeth Hodges Shilling, PhD, LPC ~ Wake Forest School of Medicine
Alex Wilson, CPSS ~ Alex Wilson Counseling Services LLC
Nicholle Karim, MSW ~ Director of Behavioral Health, North Carolina Healthcare Association

Workshop 3:

Ethically and Clinically Effective Practices for African-American Youth
Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D., M.T.S., LP; Owner of The Armstrong Center for Hope

Workshop 4:

NAMI Program Updates: What’s Changing and How to Keep Up
Peg Morrison ~ Director of Programs, NAMI North Carolina

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Awards Luncheon

Luncheon Presentation:  Medicaid Transformation
Dave Richards, Deputy Secretary for Medicaid, North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services

2:00pm –  Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm – Session B

Workshop 1:

#Metoo, The Movement and What it Means for Mental Health
Dr. Shanita Brown, Ph.D in Counselor Education & Counseling

Workshop 2:

Collaborating for Success in Medicaid Transformation
Jennifer Snow, Director, Public Policy, NAMI (National)
Representative Nelson Dollar, Sr. Chair Appropriations, Chair, Health Care Reform
Kathy Nichols

Workshop 3:

Keeping Individuals with Mental Illness out of Jail – One County’s Solution
Chuck Johnson, Executive Director, ReEntry, Inc. Pretrial Services
Jackie Willingham, Wake County Public Defender
Becky Zogri, Special Counsel, Indigent Defense
Stephanie Pollard, Court Liaison, Alliance Mental Health
Ashley Campbell, MHSUD Care Coordinator, Alliance Mental Health

Workshop 4:

Putting the “I” Back in Team: How an Integrated Healthcare Team Enables You to Tackle Emotional Eating and Body Image Struggles
Daniel Hauschild, Psy.D., HSPP, Director of Behavioral Wellness
Shannon Corlett, MS, RDN, LDN, Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist

3:15pm – Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Session C

Workshop 1:

“How Does the Butterfly Know it will Emerge?”:  Public Narrative, Expressive Arts, and Peer Support in a Community-Based Mental Health Group
Hillary Rubesin, Ph.D., PhD, LPC-S, REAT, Executive Director and Expressive Arts Therapist, NC Art Therapy Institute
Courtney Powers, MA, LPCA, ATR, Art Therapist, NC Art Therapy Institute
Laurie Selz Campbell, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Workshop 2:

The Hopester Guide to Psych Care: A Patient and Family Perspective with FREE COOKIES
Elin Widdifield, MA, NAMI Orange County Board of Directors
Grayson Bowen, MFA, MAAT, UNC Center of Excellence in Community Mental Health
Joanna Bowen, JD, UNC Psychiatry Services Patient and Family Advisory Council

Workshop 3:

A Parent’s Resource To Their Child’s Wellness & Independence
Christopher M. Fink, CMC (Certified Management Consultant), President-FinkWorks, Inc, Family-to-Family graduate and Father

Workshop 4: 

Lost In Translation: Communicating Psychosis to Navigate Crisis
Madeline E Jaekle, Doctoral student in Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Founder Madhouse Innovations

4:30-5:15pm – Annual Meeting, Hall of Fame, & Reception

5:15pm-6:15pm – NAMI NC Board Meeting (open to conference attendees & public)