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.
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