NARPA's 2018 Annual Rights ConferenceHoliday Inn Inner Harbor – Baltimore, Maryland
SCHEDULE of workshops, keynote presentations, and special events, with links to handouts, written materials, and more
Full SCHEDULE of workshops, keynote presentations, and special events, with links to handouts, written materials, and more
In addition to the Keynote presentations, here are some of the workshop topics planned for NARPA 2018 (click links to see course description and presenter bios):
- Enforcing the Promise: Utilizing the State Patients’ Bill of Rights to Create Capacity for Care in the Community Rather than Institutions – Kathy Flaherty, J.D.
- The First Cause of Everything Bad in the Mental Health System: Psychiatric Diagnosis Action Think Tank – Paula Caplan, Ph.D.
- Parenting with a Psychiatric Disability: Parental Rights, Legal Barriers, Strategies and Solutions - Kate Nemens, J.D.
- Discriminatory Policing: Harm Reduction Means Hands Off – Lauren Young, J.D., Thomas Hicks, & Luciene Parsley, J.D.
- Campus Mental Health: Frequently Encountered Issues and How the Law Protects You - Maura M. Klugman, J.D.
- NARPA 101 Bill Stewart, M.A., Clinical Psychology, Ann Rider, M.S.W., and Tom Behrendt
- The New Prisons: the Use of Psychiatric Confinement and Outpatient Commitment Orders, as Punishment – Arthur Baer, J.D., & Dennis Feld, J.D.
- Modern Myths of “Mental Illness” – Paula Caplan, Ph.D., Celia Brown, Amy Smith, Steve Stone, M.A., and Lauren Tenney, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.P.A.
- The Maryland Suspension Representation Project: Using Legal Action to Address Inappropriate Use of School Discipline for Students with Disabilities - Michael Pinard, J.D., Renuka Rege, J.D., and Megan Berger, J.D.
- Reasonable Accommodations: A Legal Right Not Special Treatment - Mark Joyce, J.D.
- Intentional Peer Support: An Alternative Approach - Eva Dech and Darby Penney, M.L.S.
- The Mythology Behind “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” – Dennis Feld, J.D., and Arthur Baer
- Human Rights Competencies for Service Providers – Sarah Knutson
- Legal Rights of Youth diagnosed with Mental Illness Living in Residential Facilities – Betsy Sterling, J.D., and Joshua Rosenthal, J.D.
- Preparing for Disaster: Peer-Run Programs as Shelter – Ann Rider, M.S.W., and Jim Wright
- The Failed Promise of Civil Commitment Reform Litigation and Steps to Combat the Psychiatric Profession’s Refusal to Adhere to Legal Norms – William Brooks, J.D.
- Mental Health Professionals: Do These People Do Anything Good? – Noel Hunter, Ph.D., Steve Stone M.A., and Bill Stewart, M.A., Clinical Psychology
- Alternatives to Suicide: A New Way to Understand and Support People through Their Darkest Times – Sera Davidow and Caroline Mazel-Carlton
- Hate Crimes & Why Report Them - Ian Watlington
- Reasonable Modifications in Court for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities - Miriam Ruttenberg, J.D., and Kate Nemens, J.D.
- Voting Rights of People with Psychiatric Disabilities: What You Need to Know for the Upcoming Election - Jennifer Mathis, J.D.
- Ethical Guidelines: Hiring and Working with Peer Specialists – Darby Penney, M.L.S., and Peter Stastny, M.D.
- The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic - Darby Penney, M.L.S., and Peter Stastny, M.D.
- Forced Medication Litigation in Maryland: From Kelly to Allmond II and Beyond - Debra Gardner, J.D., Anthony May, J.D., and Luciene Parsley, J.D.
- How to Review Investigations of Serious Incidents (Seclusion and Restraint) – Parts I and II – Aaryce Hayes, L.C.S.W.
- What’s Going on in Washington? – Jennifer Mathis, J.D., and Bethany J. Lilly, J.D.
And the indispensable legal update, Significant Developments in Mental Health Law – 2018.