30th Annual Public Sector Psychiatry Conference

Healing Communities

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
University Campus, Amphitheatre III
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(Directions and Parking Info)

Sponsored by
Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

 Registration Form
 Flyer

Agenda Program Description and Objectives Registration Fee Group and Discounted Fee Deadline CME/CE Credits
Cancellation Policy Weather Emergency Policy Comfort Further Information/
Special Needs
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure  

Target Audience

Public Sector: psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, families, others

Program Description

Healing communities is a principle upon which the earliest of the 18th and 19th century hospital—both public and private—were founded. Literature of that era is quite specific on this fact. As need overwhelmed resources throughout the 20th century, the principles and practices of healing communities ebbed away to be replaced by institutional care and institutionalism.

Deinstitutionalization moved patients out of the hospitals, but left the hospitals as small custodial institutions. People with serious mental illness were now in the community, but too many lived lives without community integration. Healing communities—principles and practices—are returning to our nomenclature and to our professional tools. This congress provides both the principles upon which the 21st century healing community is based and provides a wide range of examples, giving the audience a cornucopia of ideas to bring back to their own work settings, no matter where in the system that work setting might be.

Overall Goal:

From October 12, 1773, when Virginia opened the first building in North America devoted solely to the treatment of the mentally ill—the "Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" through today, psychiatric milieus of all manner of description having been trying to be healing environments. Whether it’s labeled “moral treatment” as it was in the nineteenth century, or “person-centered sanctuary” as it has been in the twenty-first century, practitioners and patients have worked together to define the crucial elements of a healing environment.

Overall goal: To provide attendees with examples of healing environments embedded in different systems of care so that attendees might improve the healing nature of whatever environment they live in, work in, or administer.

Objectives: After attending the entire conference, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the principles underlying a healing community.
  • State one way what they do on a daily basis can be modified by using the principles of a healing community.
  • State one way they can modify their practice to focus on the person rather than the patient.
  • State one way they can work on a systems change at their place of work to improve its ability to be a healing community.

Agenda

7:30-
8:30 AM
Registration/Light Breakfast Registration – Old Medical School Lobby
Breakfast (w/voucher) - Albert Sherman Center Café
8:15-8:30 AM

Slide Show Montage:

“A Journey of Healing”

8:30-
8:45 AM 

Welcoming Remarks

Marcia Fowler
Commissioner, Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health

8:45-
9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School/
UMass Memorial Health Care
9:00-
10:00 AM
Gould Farm: Harvesting Hope, Promoting Recovery Rev. Lisanne Finston, MDiv, MSW
Executive Director
Donna Berkhart
Dir. of Client Services
Gould Farm, Monterrey MA
10:00-
11:00 AM
Healing Environments: Clubhouse Val Comerford
Program Director
Crossroads Clubhouse
Abe Walters
Certified Peer Specialist/Human Rights Officer
Advocates, Inc., Framingham MA

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

How to Utilize a Holistic Seven Domains Approach to Recovery Programming
PART 1

Virgil Stucker
Executive Director and President
Sharon Young, PhD.
Director
CooperRiis, Mill Spring NC

12:00-
1:15 PM
Lunch (w/voucher) - Albert Sherman Center Café

**Order your lunch "TO GO" and join us for lunchtime entertainment at the Aaron Lazare Café

**Performing in the Aaron Lazare Café** 
Musical entertainment presented by:
 
JAQUES AVENUE FIVE 
Formed in 2003 by inviting consumers who had music on their treatment plan strength list to join each other, rehearse and perform.
1:00 –
1:15 PM
Slide Show Montage: “A Journey of Healing”
1:15-
2:15 PM
How to Utilize a Holistic Seven Domains Approach to Recovery Programming
PART II
Virgil Stucker
Executive Director and President
Sharon Young, PhD.
Director
CooperRiis, Mill Spring NC
2:15-
3:15 PM
Building Community Resilience and Healing in the Adolescent Continuing Care Program: A Mid-Journey Look Caroline McGrath, RN
Executive Program Director
UMMS Continuing Care Unit
Laura Curtis
Program Director
UMass Adolescent Inpatient Programs at WRCH
3:15-
4:15 PM
Recovery Learning Community (RLC) as a Place of Healing Sera Davidow
Director
Marty Hadge
Community Bridger
Western Mass Recovery Learning Community
4:15-
4:30 PM

Wrap Up/Conclusion
Complete Evaluations

 


Registration Fee: $150
. Registrations should not be mailed unless receipt can be guaranteed by June 9, 2014. On-site registration: $175.

Group and Discounted Fee: $80. Employees of the Department of Mental Health are offered a discounted rate of $80. Institutions and organizations that enroll 5 or more persons at the same time are offered a discounted rate of $80.

This tax-deductible fee includes lunch, parking (in visitor parking garage, not valet) and continuing education credit.

Deadline: Pre-registration will be closed when space is full or at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2014 at the latest. Registration should not be mailed unless receipt before that time is guaranteed. On-site registration will not be accepted when space is full—so register early.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration before May 21, 2014 your fee is refundable less a $25 processing charge. After that date, no refunds will be given for any reason—including weather and other emergencies. Substitutions are always acceptable with prior notification.

Weather Emergency Policy: While the probability of delay or cancellation of the conference is highly unlikely, we recognize that we are all subject to the vagaries of New England weather. If a weather emergency does occur, and you are in doubt as to whether or not the course will be held, call (508) 368-0704 before 4 p.m. on June 17, 2014.

Comfort: Business casual is very appropriate for this conference. Although every attempt will be made to ensure the comfort of our attendees, we suggest that you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket if you tend to be chilly.

Further Information and Special Needs: Conference site is an accessible, barrier-free location. Individuals with visual and/or hearing impairments, call (508) 368-0704 for assistance.

Statement on Faculty Disclosure: In accordance with the standard and the criteria set forth by the ANCC COA, speakers are asked to disclose the absence or presence of any relationship they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, prosthetics, etc. that might be germane to the content of their lecture. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair, balanced, independent, objective and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in Continuing Education activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationship with those supporting the activity of others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in the presentation, but is elicit to provide the attendees with information that might be of potential importance to them.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Sponsorship of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and the Public Sector Division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Psychiatry.

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

In order to receive continuing education credit or contact hours for an event, participants MUST sign in, MUST remain the entire program, and MUST submit an evaluation upon the conclusion of the program.

Disclosures
In accordance with the standard and the criteria set forth by the ANCC COA, speakers are asked to disclose the absence or presence of any relationship they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, prosthetics, etc. that might be germane to the content of their lecture. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in the presentation, but is elicit to provide the attendees with information that might be of potential importance to them.

Nursing
DMH Central West Area is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses INC., an accredited approver of American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This Continuing Education Activity carries 6 contact hours.

Social Work
This activity is approved for 6 Social Work Continuing Education Credits CMA #061814

Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Department of Mental Health Central West Area is an NBCC-approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Number of contact hours: 6 contact hours.  *No partial credit will be awarded*

Occupational Therapists
Department of Mental Health Central West Area is an AOTA approved provider (#7124). This intermediate course is offered for 6 contact hours/.6 AOTA CEUs (Classification Codes – First Content Focus: Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Second Content Focus: Domain of IT: Context and Environment). The Assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Psychologists
Department of Mental Health Central West Area is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Department of Mental Health Central West Area maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Number of CE Hours/Credits: 3