Preconference Session

Monday, August 26, 2019

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1 Strategic Doing: The Game - Lauren Goldstein, Betty Johnson, Geniphyr Ponce

In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face. Join Strategic Doing practitioners from across the US and engage in this interactive simulation game to experience how this agile process might be used to address rural mental health initiatives and opportunities. Learn how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and quick action, and make adjustments along the way.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2 Preconferences

Asylum and Immigrant Evaluations: Shawn Siddhu

Supervision Workshop: Bill and Claudia Zundel; developed and funded by MHTTC Region 7 and 8

People With Lived Experience (PLE) Workshop: Sara Brown

WICHE (Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education) BHOC Annual Meeting

1:30 - 4:30 PM

3 Peer Specialists’ Unique Role in Rural Community Health: Sarah Brown

As peer specialists in rural communities, how do we let go of the “narrative of despair” and bring hope and renewal instead? How can certified peer specialists contradict isolation and facilitate positive relationship building among other peers? What role can peers play in building recovery communities centered on connection, mutuality, and possibility? This pre-conference workshop will focus on how certified peer specialists can play a role in developing self-help groups and other community involvement projects that lead the way from merely surviving to thriving!