November 18-21, 1999, Hyatt Regency Louisville
Friday 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM -- Plenary
Diagnosis: Injustice: Discrimination Against People with Psychiatric Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act - Susan Stefan, J.D., Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Workshops I (Friday 10:30 AM to noon)
- Resistence to Forced Outpatient Drugging - David Oaks, Coordinator, Support Coalition International; Vicki Fox Wieselthier, Coördinator, MadNation
- Advance Directives - Melanie Shaw, J.D., Disability Advocates, Inc.; Victor Pagano; Thomas Behrendt, J.D., Legal Director, Connecticut Legal Rights Project
- Between a Rock and A Hard Place - Darby Penney, Director of Recipient Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health, Chairperson, Consumer Advisory Committee for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors; Cathy Bustin-Baker, Director of Consumer Affairs, Maine Dept. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Substance Abuse
- Team Building - Ed Kramer, Deputy Director, Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. (CT)
- Advocacy in Prisons and Jails - Peter Cubra, J.D., NARPA Board & President, NM Ass'n of Counsel for Children; Emmett Dwyer, J.D., Managing Attorney, Connecticut Legal Rights Project
- All Those Good and Just Fights Make Us Stronger - Ron Bassman, Ph.D., NARPA Vice President, Bureau of Recipient Affairs, NY State Office of Mental Health
Workshops II (Friday 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM)
- Recent Developments in Mental Health Law - Susan Stefan, J.D., Professor, University of Miami School of Law
- Serving Effectively on P & A Boards - Rae Unzicker, member NARPA Board, National Council on Disability
- Strengthening Movement Advocacy through Diversity and Inclusion - Celia Brown, Director, Peer Specialist Services, Bureau of Recipient Affairs, NY State Office of Mental Health; Ken Schlosser, M.S.W.; Jacki McKinney, National Women and Violence Research Project, National People of Color Network
- Inter-Faith Spirituality: Tool for Social Change and Alternative to Psychiatry C/S/X-Run Hospital Diversion Program - Phil Schulman, M.Div.
Workshops III (Friday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM)
- The Elimination of Over-representation of Minorities on Locked Wards Using a Culturally Competent Service Delivery Model - Jan Powe, Mental Health Advocate, Kentucky P&A; Susan Terrell, Mental Health Advocate, Kentucky P&A; Victoria Scott; Jimmie Persley, KY DMHMR (retired)
- Developing a Proactive Employment Strategy for Social Security Beneficiaries - Reggie Sajauskas, Social Security Administration
- Combatting Psychiatric Oppression - Janet Foner, Coordinator, Support Coalition International
Women's Rights, Women's Truth - Laura Prescott, NARPA Board; Laurie Ahern, National Empowerment Center; Judi Chamberlin, National Empowerment Center, Boston University, member, NAPAS Board; Rae Unzicker, member, NARPA Board, National Council on Disability; Celia Brown, Director, Peer Specialist Services, Bureau of Recipient Affairs, NY State Office of Mental Health
- C/S/X -run Hospital Diversion Programs - Phil Schulman, M.Div.
- How Private Lawyers Can Keep Body and Soul Together While Doing Good Work - Aaron David Frishberg, J.D. (NY); Peter Cubra, J.D., NARPA Board
Saturday 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM -- Plenary
Your Drug May be Your Problem - David Cohen, Ph.D., University of Montreal; Peter Breggin, M.D., Center for the Study of Psychiatry & Psychology
Workshops IV (Saturday 10:30 AM to noon)
- Psychiatric Malpractice Update - Peter Breggin, M.D., Center for the Study of Psychiatry; Pam Clay, J.D.
- Advocacy Techniques - David Popiel, J.D., Community Health Law Project (NJ)
- The Exercise of Procedural Rights in Mental Health Hearings - Terri Berge, J.D., Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Inez Toldeo-Hansen, J.D., Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
- A Recovery-Based Alternative to Coercive PACT Systems: PACE (Personal Assistance in Community Existence); Laurie Ahern, Director, National Empowerment Center, MA; Daniel Fisher, M.D., Executive Director, NEC
- International Issues - Judi Chamberlin, NEC, member NARPA Board; Hélène Grandbois, member NARPA Board; Laura Prescott, member NARPA Board
Workshops IV (Saturday 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM)
- Housing Discrimination: Update and Look to the Future - David Popiel, J.D., Senior Managing Attorney, Community Health Law Project, South Orange, NJ
- Outpatient Commitment and the Criminalization of Psychiatric Treatment - Dennis Feld, J.D., and Kim L. Darrow, J.D., MHLS Special Litigation & Appeals Unit.
- Class Action Litigation to Combat Medicaid Managed Care - Michelle Johnson, Staff Attorney, TN Justice Center; Peter Cubra, J.D., NARPA Board
- Psychiatric Abuse & Malpractice: Experiences of an Expert Witness - Peter Stastny, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Project Specialist, Bureau of Recipient Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health
- workshops subject to change
Note: The conference begins Thursday and ends Sunday.
Last updated November 14, 1999 by NARPA