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2017 Annual Conference Speaker Presentations

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Did you miss our 2017 Annual Conference: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll? Check out some of the great presentations below!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Connection Between Sexual Trauma & Mental Illness

Mishawn Glover, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Cannabis: Facts, Myths, and Mental Health

Christina Keelan, Open Sourcing Mental Illness; Elizabeth Elliott, LSCW, Create Counseling Center; Molly Hall, LCPC

Blue Monk – The Reception History of a Jazz Giant

Mark Mahoney, University of Minnesota; Kate Mahoney, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education

Many Voices of Recovery: A Multimedia Experience

Malkia Newman, Soliana Berhane, and Andrew Parrish, Community Network Services

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sexual Assault on Campus: A Public Relations Analysis

Caroline Laurin, Reingold, Inc.

Intimate Relationships and Mental Illness

Lenese Stephens, MA, NCC, LCPC, My Sister’s Place; Beverley Francis-Gibson, NAMI Howard County

When A Loved One Comes Out: The Family, Society, and Mental Health Implications

Wesley Davidson, mental health advocate; Nicole Avallone, LCSW, NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center

Harm Reduction 101

Mark Jennings, BA, MDIV, MSW and Jessica Nagel, BS, MA, LAC, CASAC, Community Access, Inc.; Guyton Colantuono, Project Return Peer Support Network

Smashing Stigma: How Canadian Musicians and Artists are Altering the Conversation

Shelley Mayer and David Brouitt, Ramp Communications

Hooking Up with Family Planning

Felicia Felock, MA, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; Dazon Dixon Diallo, DHL, MPH, SisterLove, Inc.; Emma Gilchrist, MPH, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Very Special K - A Little Goes a Long Way

Dr. Mason Turner, Loretta Wilson, MSN, RN, and Anne McNealis, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Medical Center

Song of Compassion: Supporting Musicians and Access to Care

Kate Hardy, Amelia Lehto, and Thomas Camilleri, Six Feet Over

Rocking It on the Local Level: MHA Affiliate Programs

Olivia Boyce, InSight Telepsychiatry; Suzi Craig, Mental Health Connecticut; Jennifer Spiegler, Kognito

Sex Addiction and Recovery

Jennifer Weeks, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CSAT-S, Sexual Addiction Treatment Services

Power of Songwriting

Amy Oestreicher, mental health advocate

Friday, June 16, 2017

Exploitation of Those with Lived Experience: Sexual Abuse by Professionals

Ellie Jarvie, MSW, LCSW, State of Wisconsin Division of Care and Treatment Services; Karen Lane, MA, CPS, Disability Rights Wisconsin

Medication Assisted Treatment: A Primer

Angele Moss-Baker, MA, Comprehensive Addiction and Psychological Services, LLC; Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW, University of Hawaii, Myron B. Thomas School of Social Work

Heroin, Oxys, and the Highway to Hell

Mark Fuller, MD, FACP, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania; Lisa Kugler, PsyD, Beacon Health Options Maryland

Lyrics Speak: Music as a Catalyst for Conversation

Joseph Penola, You Rock Foundation; Jeanine Hoff, Where is My Sunshine?

Queering the Body: Body Image and LGBTQ+ Clients

Kayti Protos, MSW, LCSW, Bucks LGBTQ Center; Heidi Dalzell, PsyD, CEDS, Bucks LGBTQ Center and Bucks Eating Disorders

Let’s Talk About Side Effects: Benefits/Risks of Mental Illness Medication

Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America; Leslie Lundt, Director of Medical Affairs, Neurocrine; Jeff Shair, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

From Benzos to Buddha: Overcoming Addiction and Finding My Higher Self

Emily Grossman, MA, CPRP, Martha K. Selig Educational Institute