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NAMI California Conference 2019 Condensed Agenda


Friday, May 31:

9 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. – Welcome

9:10 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Mental Health Director

9:20 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Keynote Speaker:

Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS

Chief of Peer Services, MH, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – CEO Presentation

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Break

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Workshops

  • Services for Older Adults: Are They Meeting the Needs of our Aging Population
  • Crisis Communication: Gaining Voluntary Compliance, Cooperation, and Rapport
  • Mental Health for Boys and Men of Color
  • Beyond the Ramp: Why Accessibility Matters in Mental Health
  • Mental Health in Education: Prevention and Intervention from Early Childhood to Young Adults. How Can We Support Students
  • NAMI Smarts

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Track Plenary Breakouts:

  • NAMI CA Legislative Update
  • Be Well Orange County: A Community in Action
  • Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Essentials of DBT Treatment
  • Law Enforcement Panel Officer Wellness: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
  • Community Transition Center: A Collaborative Approach to Offender Re-entry
  • Psychiatry Mini-Medical School
  • Youth Engagement and Youth Leadership: An Authentic Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy
  • Creating FundaMental Change

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Each Mind Matters Networking Reception


Saturday, June 1:

9 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. – Welcome/Introduction of new NAMI CA Board Members

9:05 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – State of the State Address

9:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. – Keynote Speaker:

Andrés F Sciolla, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

UC Davis School of Medicine

9:55 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Awards

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Break

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Workshops:

  • Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care; Time to Take Care of You
  • Mental Health and Justice System Behavioral Health Court Model Puts Teams on the Same Page
  • Cultural Competence
  • NAMI Connects – How to Implement and Secure Funding for the Next Level of Care in an Inpatient Hospital Setting
  • Do Not Suffer in Silence: Suicide Prevention for Adults and Adolescents

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Lunch on your own

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Workshops

  • Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)
  • Working Towards a Better Crisis Response: Building a Co-Responder Model for a Medium-Sized City
  • Planning for Disaster Evacuation for Community Dwelling Persons with Mental Health Needs
  • Brain XP

3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Ask the Doctors

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Depression/Anxiety


Previous Agendas

NAMI CA 2018 Conference Agenda


NAMI CA 2017 Conference Agenda