Program – 2020

Our 2020 conference was postponed by COVID 19 so we put the session presentations online to anyone watch.

Continuing Education Credit thought the NASW Oregon is closed.

Continuing education credit forms for law enforcement officers through DPSST for each session are embedded below.

Attorneys may self-report up to seven Access To Justice credits through the Oregon State Bar. The Event ID is 67752, and mark the event as RECORDED on the OSB MCLEOSB MCLE website.


KEYNOTE TALK by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Faith Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting business in San Antonio, Texas. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and proudly identifies as a woman of color and uppity intersectional feminist. She is the author of the book Unf*ck Your Brain and many other popular zines and books on subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief. She is available as a public speaker and for corporate and clinical trainings.

Shifting The Paradigm

Those considered by the justice system to be “offenders” are our forgotten trauma victims. While much of the rest of the treatment community has begun to embrace trauma-informed care, the justice system has not, due in part to its continued perpetration of trauma and focus on punishment instead of rehabilitation. Many of the continued (and deserved) criticisms of the justice system would be addressed within a framework that centered trauma-aware and trauma-informed care.

DURATION – 38 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive .5 continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION ONE

Multnomah County’s mental health services during COVID 19 outbreak

Interview with Ebony Clark, LCSW of Multnomah County’s Mental Health and Addictions Division on how county programs and workers are faring in this time of corona. Recorded March 23, 2020. Conference Coordinator Jason Renaud asks the questions.

DURATION – 32 minutes /

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive .5 continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION TWO

Expediting SSD/SSI Benefits for Indigent Disabled

Mellani Calvin is Executive Director of ASSIST. Here she speaks about the work of ASSIST and the value of helping people apply for benefits.

John Mullin, President of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, introduces Mellani, and speaks about the history of Oregon’s General Assistance program.

Expediting SSD / SSI Benefits for Indigent Disabled (PDF)

DURATION – 52 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION THREE

“Mothering Inside” – and a discussion with filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

What happens when a mother of small children is “put on a time out”? At Oregon’s Coffee Creek Women’s Prison, the Family Preservation Project helps inmates hone their parenting skills as it facilitates regular family visits. While imprisonment is hard on both prisoners and their families, Mothering Inside demonstrates that not all is lost when the prison helps sustain the parent-child relationship.

Shooting in a verité style, filmmaker Brian Lindstrom strives for unobtrusiveness as he records what he observes, uncovering the story along the way. Before our eyes, Lindstrom’s work morphs into a piece of advocacy.

Brian is joined in an after-film discussion with Lanetta Garner, who appears in the film, and Jessica Katz, Founder and President of the Family Preservation Project.

DURATION – 64 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION FOUR

Penological Threads Between Juveniles and the Mentally Ill

Criminal defense attorney Thaddeus Betz walks us through the history of American criminal law and youth, focusing on those receiving Life Without Option of Parole sentences, and discusses the 2018 Oregon Supreme Court decision about his client Kip Kinkel.

Penalogical Threads Between Juveniles and the Mentally Ill (PDF)

DURATION – 69 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION FIVE

Disability Rights Strategy 2020: numbers, collaboration, and advocacy, oh my!

Emily Cooper, JD is Legal Director of Disability Rights Oregon. In this presentation, she reviews the history of the disability movement, and recent advocacy projects of Disability Rights Oregon.

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Disability Rights Strategy 2020 (PDF)

DURATION – 68 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION SIX

The Grace. The Truth. And the Blue Light Special.

Anne Larsen and Sgt. Amy King of the Olympia Police Department discuss two successful outreach programs for people who are homeless and have mental illness and / or addiction. Conference Coordinator Jason Renaud asks questions.

The Grace. The Truth. The Blue Light Special (PDF)

DURATION – 85 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive 1.5 continuing education Clinical credits for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION SEVEN

True Inclusion in Making a Family

Ivanova Smith is Advocate Faculty at the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Lab at the University of Washington and a strong advocate for people with intellectual development disorder. In this presentation she talks about her own journey becoming a mother, about the myths about people with IDD, and the discrimination they’ve faced in law.

true inclusion in parenting (PDF)

DURATION – 53 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION EIGHT

PSRB: Programs and Tools for the Legal Practitioner and Future Directions

Can a defendant avoid the State hospital following an insanity plea? Are there options other than traditional civil commitment following a GEI or DOC sentence? Can I get my firearm rights restored following a civil commitment? Do I have to register as a sex offender forever? The Psychiatric Security Review Board offers a variety of specialized programs that can greatly assist the populations you serve and uphold public safety. This interactive session will provide an overview of what the Board can offer Oregon citizens and will equip legal practitioners on all sides of the law with the tools necessary to navigate this complex and rarely used area of the law.

Alison Bort JD, PhD, serves as the Executive Director of Oregon’s Psychiatric Security Review Board and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency. She serves on a variety of committees and workgroups toward improving Oregon’s forensic mental health system as well as the outcomes for justice-involved individuals and their families. She strives to be a useful resource and collaborative partner in this complex system and is available to provide tailored trainings and presentations to any agency, organization or individual interested in learning more about how the PSRB operates and can be effectively utilized.

DURATION – 118 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION NINE

Utilizing Invitational Learning Theory to Re-empower Who We Serve

Even the most client-centered theoretical approaches still operate on the assumption that the individuals we serve must be “motivated” to seek recovery, rather than being invited into a process of discovering potential. Invitational theory has been utilized within the educational system for decades and has the potential to be a unique framework for providing mental health and substance services, by clinicians and peer professionals alike.

Faith Harper is a clinician, author, and reform advocate based in San Antonio, TX. She spent decades in community mental health before moving into private practice. More information about her work can be found at her website theintimacydr.com.

Joseph Green is one of the few individuals within the state of Texas who is certified as both a peer and family recovery coach. He currently works on an assertive community treatment team, assisting individuals with navigating the criminal justice system.

DURATION – 53 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION TEN

Psychological or Neurological? Restorative or Palliative? Criminal Behavior in (Young Onset) Frontotemporal Dementia

In this session you will learn about a relatively unknown dementia type that can lead to criminal violations, and hear one family’s story of how the systems that are supposed to care, protect and serve has failed them numerous times for many years.

Challenges abound with this disease. Difficulty identifying in younger populations, insufficient testing methods and forensic evaluation, the person’s capacity to understand their actions, systems that maintain either a mentally ill or addicted programming mindset, and access to appropriate care and services, are just a few.

Melissa Fisher is an Ambassador for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. Dr. Bruce Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences where he directs the Memory and Aging Center.

Frontotemporal Dementia – Bruce Miller presentation (PDF)

DURATION – 77 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION TWELVE

Publishing Authors with Lived Experience of Mental Illness and Addiction

Microcosm Publishing founder Joe Biel explains the value – both personal and professional – helping authors who are persons with lived experience of mental illness and addiction to publish about their experience of illness and getting well, about how his own business plan and “bottom line” is about helping people.

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DURATION – 33 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


SESSION THIRTEEN

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder & Justice: Engender Hope & Deliver Promises

Suzie Kuerschner, M.Ed is a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder consultant, a child development specialist, and a child and family program developer with intensive training and experience.

ABA FASD Resolution and Report – Approved 8-7-12

Stopping the Revolving Door of the Justice Systems – Ten Principles for Sentencing Other Disposition of People With a FASD

An Arctic judge’s journey with FASD

FASD and the Concept of “Intellectual Disability Equivalence”

CBA Resolution – Accommodating the Disability of FASD to Improve Access to Justice

FASD & Justice: Engender Hope & Deliver Promises (PDF)

DURATION – 111 minutes

To get continuing education credit for this session, click on your credentialing agency below.

NASW-OREGON TEST – pass a FIVE QUESTION TEST and your certificate will be emailed to you. You must score 70% or better to receive ONE continuing education Clinical credit for this test. If your score is lower than 70%, we will send you a message via email and you may retake the test. This test must be returned before June 30, 2020.

DPSST F6 Training Roster – download this form and return it to DPSST.


OREGON ADVOCACY AWARD

The Oregon Advocacy Award is given annually at the Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference to a great advocate for people with mental illness and addiction in Oregon. The Award represents the perspective of persons represented by advocacy – persons who have experienced mental illness and addiction.

The 2020 Oregon Advocacy Award goes to the late Scott Snedecor


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