2019 NAMI Washington State Conference
Moving Mental Health Forward for 40 Years: What Will the Next 40 Years Bring?
October 4th 1:00 PM to October 5th 4:30 PM
Yakima Convention Center
Hosted with NAMI Yakima
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“We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas
that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing."
Fast forward 40 years and it’s 2019. Mental health is no longer only discussed behind closed doors, if discussed at all. Instead it is something screened for in doctors’ offices around the world. In schools there is an increased awareness about the symptoms and signs of mental illnesses in young adults and adolescents, and more information is easily available about what to do when you see someone exhibiting these signs. Counseling and self-care services are available literally at the push of a button through countless apps on your phone. Indeed, there are even movies and TV shows created around the idea that those living with mental illnesses should not be feared or locked away, but helped and understood. The knowledge that everyone is susceptible to a mental illness, that everyone struggles with mental health challenges at some point in their life, or in the life of someone they love, has become a rallying cry to many.
With every technological advance or medical insight there are always questions – how will integrated healthcare work? Will apps replace counselors? Does increased coverage around mental health actually increase understanding and decrease stigma? We may not have all these answers yet, but we have seen in recent years how others are willing to step up to the plate and continue moving the cause of mental health forward. More and more young people are advocating for improved policies, increased resources and equitable access to mental health supports, and even celebrities are adding their voices, but there are still individuals too burdened to share their stories or to seek help, and until that changes there is more to do. A lot has changed in the past 40 years, but much remains to be done.
These are the themes to be explored at NAMI Washington’s 2019 Annual Statewide Conference: reflection on the past and inspiration for the future; lessons learned and resulting in new directions; building on accomplishments to date; and moving forward with courage and creativity.
Keynotes and Plenaries
About Phil Borges: Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous cultures and striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face for over 25 years. For his program, Stirring the Fire, Phil produced and filmed several short films, capturing the stories of women heroes and the issues they face all over the world, both as solo projects and in collaboration with organizations such as UN Women and CARE. Phil has spoken at multiple TED talks; including TED in 2007, TEDxRainier in 2012 and TEDxUMKC in 2013 and hosted television documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic.
Friday, October 4th, 2019
|10:30 AM - 5 PM||Conference Registration & Vendors Open|
|1:00 PM - 9:30 PM||Art Show Open|
|1:00-1:10 PM||Welcoming Remarks||Barbara Miller, President, NAMI WA
Mary Stephenson, NAMI Yakima President
|1:10 - 1:15 PM||City of Yakima Welcome||Holly Cousins, Yakima City Council|
|1:15 - 1:30 PM||Thematic Framework Introduction||Barbara Miller, President, NAMI WA|
|1:30 - 2:15 PM||Keynote Address||Dr. Bob Crittenden|
|2:15 - 2:30 PM||Break - coffee, tea, water|
|2:30 - 3:45 PM||Plenary Session: Washington State's 40 Year Vision for Behavioral Health||Carolyn Eslick, Rashi Gupta, John Ficker, Graydon Andrus, Brad Forbes|
|3:45 - 4:00 PM||Break - coffee, tea, water|
|4:00 - 5:30 PM||Plenary Session: CrazyWise Screening|
|5:30 - 6:30||Annual Meeting||Barbara Miller, President, NAMI WA|
|7:00 - 8:30 PM||Dinner Keynote and Awards||Phil Borges, Director of CrazyWise
Lauren Simonds, Executive Director and CEO of NAMI Washington
|8:30 - 9:30 PM||How To: NAMI 360 Crash Course||Deanna Roy|
|Candlelight Vigil||Daryn Nelson-Soza|
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
|8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Registration & Information Table Open|
|9:00 AM - 3:00 PM||Art Show & Vendors open|
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||SESSION 1|
|Experiential Group Therapy: Approaches for Mental Health Professionals Working with People in Crisis||Ali Rutowski|
|2020 Legislative Priorities||Brad Forbes, Melanie Smith, Shawna Pringle|
|Creating the Future for POC Mental Health in Washington||Faarah Misbah & Nidhi Berry|
|Shaping the Future for Wounded Warriors - A Review of Current Government Initiatives Relating to Medical Care of Veterans and Support for their Families||Daniel Overton, Ed Thornbrugh, Greg (Mitch) Mitchell, & Jim Bloss|
|Beyond Ending the Silence: Engaging Young Adults at Your Affiliate||Jenny Gruenberg|
|10:45 AM-12:15 PM||SESSION 2|
|Training Family and Caregivers in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis-Informed Skills Within the Context of a CBTp State Provider Network: Part 1||Maria Monre-DaVita, Bryan Stiles, & Sarah Kopelovich|
|Law Enforcement 101: Critical Information for Non-Law Enforcement in Crisis Situations||Tony Lockhart|
|Infusion of Inclusion: A Clear Path Forward||Ava McGee & Larisa Benson|
|Strengthening Families Protective Framework||Minerva Pardo|
|How Increased Understanding and Openness are Helping People Tackle Tardive Dyskinesia||Larry Borstein, Shelley, Mark McGrann, & Nena Hartman|
|1:15-2:45 PM||SESSION 3|
|Training Family and Caregivers in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis-Informed Skills Within the Context of a CBTp State Provider Network: Part 2||Maria Monre-DaVita, Bryan Stiles, & Sarah Kopelovich|
|Mental Health Workforce for the Future: Building Education and Career Pathways for a Recovery Oriented Society||Dan Ferguson, Jennifer Johnson, Kathleen Murphy, Michelle McClendon, & Carolyn Watson|
|Bringing Specialty Care to Individuals Experiencing their First Episode Psychosis: Washington State's New Journeys Networ||Bryony Stokes, Cammie Perretta, Rebecca Daughtry, & Victor Larios|
|1-940 Police De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention Teams||Leslie Cushman, Dan Christman, Dan Templeman, & Brad Forbes|
|R.E.A.D.Y - Real Emergency Aid Depends on You - "The CPR for Mental Health Crises"||Pat Bailey, Stephen Anderson, & Nancy Backus|
|3:00-4:30 PM||SESSION 4|
|Trueblood : Diversion, Re-Entry, and Recovery||David Lord & Darya Farivar|
|Thriving with Bipolar Disorder: A Panel of Asian American Perspectives||Michelle Yang, Thai Nguyen, Breanne Laureano, & David Chow|
|Foundational Community Supports - Housing & Employment||Dawn Miller & Amanda Polley|
|Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner's (OIC) Access to Behavioral Health Services Grant Project - Are Consumers Receiving Needed Services in the Private Health Insurance Market?||Jane Beyer, Kim Tocco, Jurgen Unutzer & Ned Gaines|
|"I Got This!": Using Technology to Take Control of Your Symptoms||Daniel Overton|
Conference Hotel Information
Conference Guests should call the front desk at 509-452-6511 and reference the NAMI WA Conference and October 4-5 stay dates in order to get the discounted Conference Rate.
The rate is $89.00 + tax per night, and includes breakfast every morning.
Continuing Education Clock Hours/Units (CEH/CEU)
Central Washington University has approved every workshop and plenary session for Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEH), and has approved the entire conference for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit. A Continuing Education Tracking Form is available at the NAMI Washington registration table. This form is intended for use by individuals who need to accrue Continuing Education Clock Hours/Units for the purposes of maintaining professional licensure. Those seeking CEH or CEU are responsible for paying for them separately from all other conference fees. The only form of payment accepted for CEH or CEU is check. NAMI Washington will take responsibility for returning the sign-in sheets and evaluations, along with the payments to Central Washington University.