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2019 NAMI Minnesota State Conference: Advancing Equity

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Saint Paul RiverCentre

175 West Kellogg Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55102

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The 2019 NAMI Minnesota State Conference: Advancing Equity will be held Nov. 2, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Keynote speakers include Dr. Amit Sood and Dr. Joi Lewis. The conference is sponsored in part by Medica, Accra Care, Greater Minnesota Family Services, the Minnesota Psychiatric Society - Minnesota Mental Health Community Foundation, Radias Health, DBT & EMDR Specialists, and Behavior Therapy Solutions of Minnesota.

Breakouts: this year's conference will feature 18 breakout sessions, with sessions for professionals, individuals living with mental illnesses, family members, advocates, and students.

CEUs: The 2019 NAMI Minnesota State Conference has been approved for 5 CEU hours for social workers by the Minnesota Board of Social Work; LPCs, LPCCs, and LADCs by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy; and LMFTs by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. The 2019 NAMI Minnesota State Conference is pending approval for 5 CEU hours by the Minnesota Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This event has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing's continuing education requirements. It is the individual licensee's responsibility to ensure that this event meets their continuing education requirements.

Cost: registration is $65 for members, $100 for non-members, or $35 for students. Lunch is included. Limited partial scholarships for youth and adults are available - contact Patrick Chilton at publicawareness@namimn.org for more information. If you are interested in becoming a NAMI Minnesota member, annual membership fees for individuals are as low as $5; join here.

Sponsorships: Sponsorship opportunities are available at several different levels. To become a sponsor please contact Patrick Chilton at publicawareness@namimn.org or (651) 645-2948 ext 128.



Conference Agenda

8:00 am Registration Opens

9:00 am Opening Remarks: Emily Bulthuis, Board President; Sue Abderholden, MPH, NAMI Minnesota

9:15 am Opening Keynote: The Resilient Option - Amit Sood, MD, M.Sc., FACP

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Breakout Sessions:

  • 2019/2020 Minnesota Legislative Session Recap – Sue Abderholden, MPH; Samuel Smith

  • Breathe Easy: Join the conversation about living a tobacco-free life – Catherine Gangi, MPH, CHES; Sally Sales, MA; Beth Kuettner, LPCC, MC; Alex Dusek

  • CADI Waivers – Sarah Jones, MSW, LGSW; additional presenters to be announced

  • Employment: Stories from Employers and Employees – Liz Beckius

  • What to do when your child has test anxiety – Kate Bartlein

11:30 am Awards Luncheon

1:15 pm Breakout Sessions:

  • JDAI – Curtis Shanklin, MSCJ
  • Understanding Hospital-Level Care – Paul Goering, MD; Kathy Tuenge; Nicole Uzendoski, MSW; Rebecca Spartz, LICSW

  • Trauma-informed parenting – Barb Clark

  • Affiliate Organizing – Beth Ringer, MSW, LGSW

  • School-Linked Mental Health – Mark Sander, PsyD, LP; Lisa Xiong, M.A., LMFT; Marie Capra, M.A. LMFT; Farah Hussein, M.A. LAMFT

  • Cultural Barriers to Care Panel – Sheila Sweeney Ph.D., LICSW, IMH-E; Jessica Gourneau Ph. D, LP.; Jesus Calvillo MS, LPC

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Breakout Sessions:

  • Nature as Therapist – Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D.

  • Increasing Cannabis Use and its Effect on Psychosis– Nancy Howe, CFPS; Brittany Hammond, DO; Linda Skalski, Ph.D.; Jenna Triana, MD

  • What it means to be Incompetent to Stand Trial – William Ward, Rex Tucker

  • Access to Dental Care – Sally Sales, MA

  • Personal Stories– Juliana Martinez Fajardo, Addyson Moore, Albert Garcia

  • Run for your life, the impact of running on children with SED – Dan Hurley Ph.D., LP; Dick Wolleat, LICSW

3:30 pm Closing Keynote: From Hollering to Healing: Radical Self-Care in Challenging Times – Joi Lewis, Ed.D



We at NAMI Minnesota seek to make our events as accessible as possible - if you require accommodations due to a disability, contact Patrick Chilton at publicawareness@namimn.org to arrange them. Accommodation requests must be made by Friday, October 25th.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that unforeseen situations arise and you may need to cancel your registration. If you are unable to attend, a substitute individual is welcome to attend in your place but NAMI Minnesota must be notified in writing (email is acceptable) with the name and contact information for the person who will be attending. Refunds for paid events are issued per the following:

  • A full refund of 100% will be issued if you cancel more than 14 calendar days prior to the start date.

  • A partial refund of 50% will be issued if you cancel 7-14 calendar days prior to the start date.

  • No refund or credit will be given if you cancel less than 7 calendar days prior to the start date.

NAMI Minnesota reserves the right to cancel any event, conference, or class due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If there is a cancellation, participants will be notified by telephone and/or email as soon as possible. NAMI Minnesota will make reasonable efforts to reschedule.

Photo Permission Policy: Professional photographs and/or videoing may occur at an event, conference, or class. Your image may be used in NAMI Minnesota printed and electronic publications for promotional and educational purposes, and may be made available to the media and other third parties, or published on the internet.

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