NARPA's 2014 Annual Conference

Hilton DoubleTree SeaTac, Seattle, WA
September 3 - September 6, 2014

NARPA's 2014 Annual Conference

Hilton DoubleTree SeaTac, Seattle, WA
September 2014

18 hours Social Work CEUs available; CLE pending

NARPA 2014 Conference Schedule

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Wednesday 9/3

6:00 -- 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Welcome, Presentation of Pearl Johnson Award: 6:00 -- 7:00

[Irit Shimrat]](/bios/shimrat)opening keynote : 7:00 -- 8:00 pm

Thursday 9/4

7:30 -- 8:30 am


8:30 -- 9:45 am

Plenary Presentation: Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.:

There are No Rules About Psychiatric Diagnosis---And That Must End!

9:45 -- 10:00 am


10:00 -- 11:30 am

NARPA 101: Bill Stewart[ & Ann Rider, M.S.W.

How to Get What You Need From Your Healthcare Provider[: **** Beckie Child

Medicaid Fraud Claims Challenging Practice of Prescribing Off-Label Drugs to Children[: James B. (Jim) Gottstein, J.D.

Lane v. Kitzhaber: Challenging Segregated Sheltered Workshops: Kathy Wilde, J.D., Oregon P&A

11:30 -- 1:00

Lunch & Keynote: Dennis Feld, J.D. & Arthur Baer, J.D.

The Twilight of Liberty: Psychiatric Outpatient Supervision and Control and Diminished Spheres of Personal Autonomy --

An Expanding Front in the War for Personal Liberty

1:00 -- 2:30 pm

A Different Kind of Understanding: A Qualitative Exploration of Psychotherapy and Psychosis: Alexandra L. Adame, Ph.D.

Supporting Trauma-Informed Peer Support in Traditional Provider Agencies: Darby Penney

Role of Litigation in a Strategic Approach to MH System Change:][James B. (Jim) Gottstein[, J.D.]

Challenging Use of Force: US Department of Justice Investigates Law Enforcement in Portland and Seattle: Jan E. Friedman, J.D[.& Anne Kasper, & J. Michael Diaz, J.D.]

2:30 -- 2:45 pm


2:45 -- 4:15 pm

Reel Change- Video Advocacy: A powerful tool for systemic reform[:Emily Cooper

The Insanity Defense and Its Relatives: Tina Minkowitz, J.D.

[Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement: **** Margot Mendelson, J.D. & Ranjini Acharya, J.D.

Understanding the struggle over H.R. 3717 (the Murphy Bill, aka the "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act")**](/conferences/2014/murphy_bill)[,]Jennifer Mathis, J.D.[, David Lord, J.D. & Bethany Lilly, J.D.

4:15 -- 5:00 pm

5:00 -- 7:00 pm

Dinner on your own

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Video: Is Anybody Listening? Paula J. Caplan[, Ph.D. (followed by discussion)

Friday 9/5

7:30 -- 8:30 am


8:30 -- 9:45 am

Keynote: [Claudia Center], J.D. *Disability Rights, LGBT Rights, and Reflections on Intersectional Advocacy

9:45 -- 10:00


10:00 -- 11:30

Promoting and Developing Crisis Alternatives:A Strategy Session[Matthew Cohen

Evidence-Based Malpractice in Psychiatric Diagnosis:][Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.[ & David Walker, Ph.D.

Advocating for Inmates with Mental Illness[: Heather McKimmie, J.D.[ & Rachael Seevers, J.D.

Developments in Employment Discrimination Litigation: Claudia Center, J.D., Mike Subit, J.D., & Anupa Iyer Geevarghese, J.D.

11:30 -- 1:00

Lunch, Keynote:David Cohen, Ph.D.:

American Psychosis or Mad Science? What A Care System for Seriously Distressed People Might Look Like 1:00 -- 2:30 pm

Intentional Peer Support as a Framework for Building Community[: Steven Morgan

Mental Health Oppression & American Indian Youth: Challenging Generations of Harm[: David Walker, Ph.D.

Strategies to Promote the Expansion of Supportive Housing: Pamela Cohen, J.D.

Advocating for Removal of Mental Health Inquiries of Bar Applicants[:Emily Cooper, J.D. & Jennifer Mathis, J.D.

2:30 -- 2:45 pm


2:45 -- 4:15 pm

Practical Strategies & Specific Resources from the Social Justice Sisters: Carolyn Pettit-Lange & Ele Munjeli

Ethical Psychopharmacology: David Cohen, Ph.D.[]

Litigation Challenging Outpatient Commitment: Pamela Cohen, J.D., Dennis Feld, J.D. & Arthur Baer, J.D.

Children with Mental Health Needs in the Child Welfare System: Diane Smith Howard

4:15 - 7:00 pm

Dinner on your own

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Video Marathon: Three short videos by Ken Paul Rosenthal**

For Shadows,In Light, In!**and ***Crooked Beauty

Saturday 9/6

7:30 -- 8:30 am


8:30 -- 10:00 am

Controlling Your Treatment: Advance Directives: David Lord, J.D.

Developments in International Human Rights Law: Tina Minkowitz, J.D.

Fundamentals of Performing Investigations of Serious Incidents (Restraint & Seclusion): Aaryce Hayes, M.S.W.

10:00 -- 10:15


10:15 -11:45am

Sam Bagenstos, J.D.:**

Significant Developments in Mental Health and Disability Law - 2014

11:45- Noon

Closing Remarks/Adjournment: **John Jones

[For additional information, email NARPA at narpa @ or by call 256-650-6311[.]

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