Breakfast and Lunch Provided.

Breakfast and Lunch Provided.

/ OCEACT First Annual Statewide Conference
2014 Registration & Schedule of Events

The conference will take place at the Best Western Hood River Inn on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10th & 11th, 2014. There is no cost to attend the conference.

Lodging is at your own expense. To book a room at our group rate, please contact the Best Western Hood River Inn at 1-800-828-7873 or 541-386-2200 and request a room for the OCEACT Conference. Rooms must be reserved by Friday, May 9th, 2014 to guarantee the group rate. Rooms at the group rate are limited and are reserved on a first come first served basis.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(Breakfast and lunch provided.)

Optional social hour from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. in hotel lobby.

Wednesday June 11th, 2014

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

(Breakfast provided)

Best Western Hood River Inn

1108 E. Marina Way

Hood River, OR 97031

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Please see attached bios for keynote speakers and schedule of events.

We are excited to have the following keynote speakers:
George H. Brice, Jr., MSW
Mr. Brice is an Instructor and Trainer in the Integrated Employment Institute (IEI) within the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions of Rutgers University- School of Health Related Professions where he contributes to the Institute’s training and consultation services. George has a Bachelors in Social Work in 1997 and Masters in Social Work in 1999 both from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. George works with peers, providers, families, and the system to focus on physical wellness and employment as key to recovery. Mr. Brice currently holds the position of Co-Chair of the New Jersey’s Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma and Board member of Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. George is both a recipient and provider of services helping to empower individuals living with emotional disorders and/or substance use disorders, and related health concerns to become contributing members of society.

Benjamin Henwood, PhD
Benjamin Henwood, PhD is a licensed clinical social worker who has served as an administrator, clinician and researcher for organizations serving adults experiencing homelessness and serious health conditions, including mental illness, physical disease and addiction. He helped start and served as the clinical director for Pathways to Housing, Inc., a Housing First agency in Philadelphia, where he also served as the principal investigator of clinical research that sought to develop more effective models of integrating primary and behavioral health care.

Henwood received a dissertation-training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and is a co-investigator of the five-year, NIMH-funded New York Recovery Study of homeless adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse. He is also the lead evaluator of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant to expand Housing First services in the state of Vermont.

As an assistant professor at the USC School of Social Work, Henwood has continued his ongoing research agenda on the complex service environment for individuals with serious mental illnesses who have experienced homelessness. He is currently involved in the evaluation of Los Angeles County’s integrated physical and behavioral health care initiative, where his task is to develop a measure of integration that can be used across diverse organizational settings.

Maria Monroe-DeVita PhD
Dr. Monroe-DeVita’s expertise is in implementation and services research related to evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illness, particularly the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. She has served as the Principal Investigator on several projects with the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, including the development, implementation, and fidelity assessment of 10 new ACT teams, and several Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) pilots across the state. She is also in the process of developing and testing novel approaches to better serving people with serious mental illness. She received a collaborative R34 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to develop and pilot-test the integration of IMR within ACT teams and is working to better define and implement integrated primary care services within ACT. She is also the lead author of the new ACT fidelity tool – the Tool for Measurement of Assertive Community Treatment (TMACT) – which has been disseminated and pilot-tested in several U.S. states and countries (see Monroe-DeVita, Teague, & Moser, 2011). More recently, she has begun to work collaboratively with a team of researchers to better address staff burnout prevention and the linkage to client outcomes.

Dr. Monroe-DeVita received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating with Distinction in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. She worked as a community mental health provider in Colorado, before pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Certificate in Program Evaluation and Public Policy Analysis from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL). While at UNL, she received clinical and research training in psychiatric rehabilitation approaches and worked within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on implementation and evaluation of their ACT teams, as well as several key statewide mental health policy projects (e.g., integrated health, Medicaid managed care performance measurement). She completed her Residency in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2001 and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Administration and Evaluation Psychology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2002.

June 10th, 2014

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. / Welcome Networking Registration Breakfast (Buffet)
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. / OCEACT Greeting
Senator Thompson
9:20 – 9:45 a.m. / OCEACT– Update and Map of ACT Sites in Oregon
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. / Keynote Presentation (Maria Monroe-DeVita)
Topic: Implementing ACT – Tips and Tricks, The Washington State Experience
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. / Break
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. / 1st Break Out Sessions
Gorge / Ben Henwood – SA Services in the ACT Team: Strategies to Move Individuals from Early Stages of Change into Active Treatment
Riverview #1 / Cory Suratt (Laurel Hill) – The Role of the Team Leader on an ACT Team
Riverview #2 / Marc Williams, MD; Tina Busby, MD; Sharla McKenna, Peer Support Specialist (Deschutes County) – The Mosaic Medical Model and ACT
Shoreline / Megan Chaloupka (Central City Concern) –Preventing Staff Burnout in the Context of Providing ACT Services
Suite / Heidi Herinckx (OCEACT); Bridget Brown (Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness) – Tracking Outcomes for ACT
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. / Networking Lunch (Buffet)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. / Keynote Presentation (George Brice)
Topic: Employment Services as a Therapeutic Intervention
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. / Break
2:45 – 3:35 p.m. / 2ndBreak Out Sessions
Gorge / Maria Monroe-DeVita – Illness Management & Recovery (IMR) and ACT
Riverview #1 / Peer Panel Discussion
Riverview #2 / Heidi Herinckx (OCEACT) – Team Leader Roundtable
Shoreline / Jeff Krolick (OCEACT) – IPS Supported Employment and ACT
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. / Icebreaker Activity
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. / DMAP Billing Questions
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. / Wrap Up
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. / Optional Network & Social Hour in Hotel Lounge

June 11th, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. / Networking Breakfast (Buffet)
8:30 – 8:50 a.m. / OCEACT Greeting
AMH Introduction (Marisha Johnson / Wendy Chavez)
Q&A for Programs
OCEACT Announcements
8:50 – 9:50 a.m. / Keynote Presentation (Ben Henwood)
Topic: ACT and Housing Models to Maximize Independence
9:50 – 10:05 a.m. / Break
10:05 – 10:55 a.m. / 1st Break Out Sessions
Gorge (60 – 450) / George Brice – The Role of Peer Professionals within ACT
Columbia (60 – 250) / Cory Suratt (Laurel Hill) – Providing Medical Supports in the Community
Mt. Adams (20 – 35) / Chad Scott – MAP Billing Questions
Mountainview (30 – 65) / Andrew Buck; Lori Mathews (South Lane Mental Health) – Providing Substance Abuse Services within ACT
Riverview (40 – 100) / Megan Chaloupka; Kathryn Sittler (Central City Concern) – Strategies to Effectively Run an ACT Daily Team Meeting
11:05 – 11:50 a.m. / George Brice; Ben Henwood; Maria Monroe-DeVita
Panel Discussion: ACT as an Integrated Care Model
11:50 – 12:00 p.m. / Closing Comments