Tuesday, April 19, 2016 8:45am - 5:15pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
Des Moines, IA
Iowa Chapter of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA)
Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)
Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery (IAMHR)
To bring together stakeholders in psychosocial rehabilitation where collaborations and partnerships can be built, the vision of recovery can be strengthened, knowledge and expertise in the field can be shared, and the realization that recovery for people of all ages is possible and can be promoted and understood as an integral component of mental health, recovery and wellness for everyone in Iowa.
Care Managers/Disability Coordinators, Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Peer Support Specialists/Supervisors, Social workers, Substance Abuse Counselors, Individuals with Lived Experience, Nurses, Family Members, Advocates, Criminal Justice Professionals, Case Managers, County/Regional/State Stakeholders, Elected Officials, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners, Veterans, Psychiatrists, MCO employees, Policy Makers, IHH Providers, Government Agencies, and anyone interested in recovering from a mental illness.
9:15am-9:45am Opening - OCA info/PRA info/housekeeping
9:45am-11:00am Keynote speaker – Dr. Veronica Carey
11:15am-12:30pm Breakout sessions
A. Lila Starr – Older Adults
B. Diane Johnson – The Art of Raising Resilient Children
C. Tools for Recovery Throughout our lives - Panel
1:15pm-2:15pm MCO Representatives Panel
2:30pm-3:45pm Breakout sessions
A. Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPR) presentation
B. Lila Starr – Preadmission Screening and Resident Review -PASRR
C. Angela Wacher – Making the Transition to Adulthood Smooth for
Youth with Mental Illness
D. Teresa Bomhoff - Utilizing Advocacy Skills to Obtain what You Need
4:00pm-5:15pm Keynote speaker – Soldier/Doctor Jon Kerstetter
Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP
Psychiatric Rehabilitation offers unique perspectives and approaches for assisting people in recovery to achieve desired outcomes. Recognizing the need to focus on psychiatric rehabilitation principles across the lifespan promotes growth that is germane to each area of a person’s life, and Dr. Carey will discuss the need to recognize the importance of applying recovery principles and practices across the lifespan for individuals who utilize behavioral health services.
Soldier/Doctor Jon Kerstetter, MD, MS, MFA, FS
Dr. Kerstetter will provide conference attendees a combination of a medical doctor’s perspective with that of a patient’s perspective on the topic of brain injury and subsequent cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Kerstetter is both the doctor and the patient in this case, and the perspectives gained from each role add a unique insight to the prospect of Recovery across the Lifespan.
Early bird registration due by April 1, 2016 is $75.00 This includes free membership to PRA and IAMHR for those who want to join. Early Bird for current PRA and IAMHR members is $40.00.
Full registration fee for the conference due by April 14th, 2016 is $85.00. This includes free membership to PRA and IAMHR for those who want to join. Full registration fee for current member of PRA or IAMHR is $50.00.
Same day registration will be $100.00.
People with lived experience requiring financial assistance please fill out the attached stipend request form instead of the registration form and return by April 1, 2016.
CEUs and Certificates of Attendance will be available at no additional cost.
If you would like to obtain CEUs or a Certificate of Attendance.
Recovery Across the Lifespan
3140 Wilson Ave. SW, Unit 2
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404