Schedule

Please note, schedule and presenters are subject to change prior to or conference day if necessary. 

12:45 p.m.

Break, Exhibitors Open

8:30 a.m.

Check-in/Registration, exhibitors open

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session II

9:15 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

Break, Exhibitors Open

Welcome

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation by Judge Steven Leifman

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Session III

10:30 a.m.

Break, Exhibitors Open

3:15 p.m.

Break, Exhibitors Open

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Session I

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Session IV

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Awards

Performance by the Delaware State University Gospel Choir

*** Continuing Education table open at close of conference to receive certificates from the day. Please plan accordingly.***


Presentations

Please note, schedule and presenters are subject to change prior to or conference day if necessary. 

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Keynote Presentation by Judge Steven Leifman

Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness

It is estimated that more than two million arrests in the United States each year involve people with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) – half of which are homeless at the time of their arrest. As a result, untrained and unprepared stakeholders in the criminal justice system have been forced to navigate an increasingly scarce system of care for people with mental illnesses. Jails have become places where a disproportionate number of people with SMI spend significant amounts of time; their ties to the community severed, their treatment needs unmet, and their illnesses made worse. Judge Leifman will discuss his journey into the mental health system, the legal and medical history that led to America’s mental health crisis and the essential elements necessary to create an effective system of care that ultimately will transform the mental health and criminal justice systems and make jail the last option for people with serious mental illnesses, not the first.


Breakout Session I

Developing an Effective Local Community Criminal Justice/Mental Health System – The Judge as Change Agent by Judge Steven Leifman

Description to come!

Who should attend?: Criminal Justice Professionals

Continuing Education Credits: pending

Neurobiology of Mental Illness: Towards a Brain-Based Approach to Treatment by Jonathan Baylin, Ph.D. 

Knowledge from neuroscience is helping us to understand mental illness in a brain-based way that has many implications for mental health treatment.   Dr. Baylin has been working on the development of a brain- based model of treatment for the past 20 years, teaching about "Putting the Brain in Treatment" to mental health professionals nationally and internationally.   He is the coauthor of two books that integrate neuroscience and treatment: Brain- based Parenting and The Neurobiology of Attachment-focused Therapy, both published by Norton as part of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.  In this presentation, Dr. Baylin will give an overview of a brain-based approach to understanding and treating mental illness.  In particular, he will discuss the expanding research on how genes and experience interact to affect brain development and mental health.

Who should attend?: Mental Health Professionals, Educators

Continuing Education Credits: pending

Wellness in a Faith Community (working title) by Van Sedita 

Description to come!

Who should attend?: Those with interest in promoting mental health in the faith community

More presentations to be announced! 

Breakout Session III

Where to Turn is a Crisis: A Panel Discussion of Resources

Panelists include:

Michelle Robinson, LACMH, Mobile Crisis Intervention Services, Dr. Thomas Sweeney, MD, MM, Christina Care Dept. of Emergency Medicine Purcell Dye MA.,CCDP, Recovery Services Administrator II, Recovery Innovations Mike Gavula, M.S., Director of Business Development, Rockford Center & Dover Behavioral Health Lisa Shaffer, LPCMH and Officer 1st Class Colleen Kearns, Police Connections Alliance Team

In times of crisis, those in crisis, their loved ones, clinicians and community members may not know where to turn. What happens when 911 is called? Should I go to the Emergency Room? What resources come to me? This panel discussion will identify various crisis resource options, when they are appropriate, and how to access them. There will be opportunities to submit questions for the panel participants.

Who should attend?: Peers, Family Members and Loved Ones

More presentations to be announced! 

Breakout Session II

HIPPA Presentation by Ron Honberg, NAMI

Description to come!

Who should attend?: Everyone!

Continuing Education Credits: pending

More presentations to be announced! 

Session IV

TMS Therapy Presentation by Dr. Ranga Ram

Description to come!

Who should attend?: Peers, Family Members & Loved Ones

More presentations to be announced!


Continuing Education

Approved Continuing Education (CE) credits for individual presentations are noted on the 'Presentation' page as they are confirmed. Please note that not all presentations are approved for the same credits from each provider. Review carefully what presentation will apply for CE's for your profession before selecting what to attend.

***While we have done our best to provide information for each profession via the Delaware Code for Licensing/Certification, if you are unsure if CE's provided apply to your professional license, please contact the licensing/certification office directly.***


Licensed Professionals and Nurses

The Inspiring Hope Conference is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association.  TBA credits will be offered upon completion of this program. The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Nurses (RN), (LPN)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

7.2.4    Approved Courses. The Board will accept for continuing education credit all courses designated for clinical social workers which are offered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the National Association of Social Work (NASW), the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) approved providers. 

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3900.shtml 

Licensure for Professional Counselors of Mental Health (LPCMH)

2.3.2.2.3.1    CE hours approved by a national mental health organization or substance abuse treatment organization or their local affiliates, such as the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), NAADAC, The Delaware Certification Board, Inc. or National Association for Social Work (NASW), or the American Psychological Association (APA) are acceptable, regardless of course content, and do not need to be approved by the Board.

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3000.shtml

Licensure for Chemical Dependency Professionals (LCDP)

4.3.2.2.3.1    CE courses approved by a national mental health or substance abuse treatment organization or their local affiliates, such as the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), NAADAC, The Delaware Certification Board, Inc. or National Association for Social Work (NASW), or the American Psychological Association (APA) are acceptable, regardless of course content, and do not need to be approved by the Board.


http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3000.shtml

License for Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)

5.3.2.3.1    CE courses approved by a national mental health or substance abuse treatment organization or their local affiliates, such as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), NAADAC, The Delaware Certification Board, Inc., the National Association for Social Work (NASW), or the American Psychological Association (APA) are acceptable, regardless of course content, and do not need to be approved by the Board.


http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3000.shtml

Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants

3.3.2    Approval will be at the discretion of the Board. A licensee or continuing education provider may request prior approval by the Board by submitting an outline of the activity before it is scheduled. The Board pre-approves continuing education sponsored or approved by AOTA or offered by AOTA-approved providers as long as the content is not within the exclusion in subsection 3.5.1.1 for courses covering documentation for reimbursement or other business matters.

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/2000.shtml

Psychologists

10.6    Activities from APA-approved continuing education sponsors will be automatically accepted.


http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3500.shtml


Certified Professions

National Certified Counselor (NCC) 
NBCC ACEP approval is not required; however, the courses must meet NBCC guidelines for continuing education. A certificate, verification form or letter verifying attendance is required for documentation. The documentation must include your name, date attended, hours completed, program title and signature of presenter/provider.
 

http://www.nbcc.org/resources/nccs/earnce


Attorneys & Criminal Justice Professionals (CLE)

Pending


Certificates of attendance will be made available on-site once the Inspiring Hope Conference has concluded

 

Gold Sponsors

  • Amerihealth Charitas Delaware

Blue Sponsors

  • We Work for Health Delaware
 
 

Venue Details


 

Conference Location

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino

1131 North DuPont Highway

Dover, Delaware 19901

Dart Bus Transportation:

Local Kent County Dart Bus (Route 109)  can drop you off at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Please refer to  http://dartfirststate.com/ for more details.