Renowned Authors, State Leaders Focus on Strengthening Behavioral Healthcare at Fall Conference
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This year, NJAMHAA's Fall Behavioral Healthcare Meeting, Focusing on a Bright Future by Strengthening Behavioral Healthcare, will feature three renowned authors and behavioral healthcare experts, along with state behavioral health leadership, speaking in the keynote and plenary sessions. This is in addition to several workshops on current topics affecting the behavioral health field. The conference will take place on October 21, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Morning Keynote: Mental Health Advocacy: Why Narrative Matters
Paul Gionfriddo, Newly Named President and CEO of Mental Health America and author of How I Helped Create a Flawed Mental Health System That's Failed Millions - And My Son, will demonstrate how personal narratives can shape policy changes.
Workshop: Challenges to Compassionate Cooperation
Lynne D'Amico, Ph.D., Knowledge Shaping Solutions, LLC, Author of Force of Mind, Song of Heart, will illustrate how to advance capacity for compassion for clients by mitigating the self-defensiveness of the subconscious mind.
Closing Plenary: Riding the Waves of Change - Integrating Evidence Based Practice and Trauma Informed Systems into True System Improvement
Charles Wilson, MSSW, Senior Director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and author of Team Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse: The Uneasy Alliance, will explain what organizational culture that is supportive of trauma informed care looks like and how to implement it.
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