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Wednesday, May 16 - Friday, May 18, 2018

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3075 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97703, United States

Registration cost: $249*
*Please note this covers all three days of the conference. There is no discount for one or two day registration.  Lunch is included with your registration.

A discounted registration rate is available for groups of 5 or more. For details, please email saria.allen@gobhi.net, or call Saria Allen at 541-298-2101.

*GOBHI CMHPs are: Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, Columbia Community Mental Health, Tillamook Family Counseling Center, New Directions Behavioral Health & Wellness, Community Counseling Solutions, Symmetry Care, Lake District Wellness Center, Lifeways, Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Center for Human Development, and Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. If you work for another CMHP, please select "General Registration".

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Keynote Speaker 
Dr. Gabor Maté 


Thursday, May 17, 2018

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction to mind-body wellness. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. 

As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction". His works have been published internationally in twenty languages. 

Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focusses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.  

Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. 

Following his speech, a book signing will be held, and copies of his books will be available for purchase.

Event Description
Each year GOBHI holds a spring conference for professionals and community members who work with and support the behavioral health community across the state. The 2018 GOBHI Spring Conference will take place May 16 through May 18 in Bend, Oregon at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes Conference Center.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Gabor Maté , who will present an all-day session on Thursday.  In the morning Dr. Matè will speak on Peer Orientation: Why Children Are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers Are Disempowered and How to Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships.  For the afternoon session Dr. Maté  will change gears and present The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective.

Attendees will have a wide range of workshops to choose from on Wednesday and Friday. The sessions will cover topics such as Substance Use Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health & Justice Integration, Housing, and much more.

​Past speakers at the GOBHI Spring 
Conference Include:
• The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
    The Kennedy Forum
• Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
    Child Trauma Academy
• Vincent Felitti, MD
    Adverse Childhood Experience Study 
• Dan Fisher, MD, PhD 
    National Empowerment Center
Schedule
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

AOCMHP Board Meeting

Financial Committee

ENCC- Fair Housing Law: Reasonable Accommodations for Clients with Disabilities

Fair Housing laws protect people from discrimination in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, the presence of children under age 18 (familial status), marital status, sexual orientation, and source of income. Illegal discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently in a housing transaction because they are a member of one or more of these “protected classes.” Individuals with disabilities also qualify for certain protections when disability creates a barrier to accessing housing or maintaining housing. In this interactive workshop we will examine:

• Fair Housing Basics
• Legal and illegal discrimination in housing
• The protected class of disability
• The process of requesting Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications needed to access and/or stay stable in housing due to disability

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon is a nonprofit organization, which conducts outreach, education and enforcement activities to prevent illegal housing discrimination.

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WCC & Children's Advisory Council

Integrating Behavioral Health and Justice: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder/Model of a Crisis Response Unit-Seattle Police Department

8:00am-10:00am Integrating Behavioral Health and Justice: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

Harmful opioid (e.g., heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone) use and opioid use disorder remains a critical national public health concern. There are several FDA-approved medications to assist in the treatment of opioid use disorders and each of these medications offers individuals a somewhat different approach to the treatment of their opioid use disorder. This training will focus on enhancing the understanding of treatment providers, law enforcement and criminal justice officials and community members of the role of methadone, buprenorphine and oral and extended-release naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders. The training will provide an overview of the research related to the use of these medications for both adults and young adults, as well as the practical issues related to providing coordinated care for individuals utilizing these medications as a treatment intervention or as part of their participation in Drug Courts.

10:15am-12:00pm Model of a Crisis Response Unit – Seattle Police Department

• Overview / Creation
• Mission / Focus
• Crisis Template / Data collection / Stats
• Case Assignment Vs Outreach
• Bulletins / Ride-Along Response / Best Practices
• Release of Information (ROI)
• Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO’s)

In 2010, the Seattle Police Department launched a co-responder pilot program with a BJA grant. The development of a Crisis Intervention Response Team (or CIRT) paired a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and a sworn officer with the goal of supporting patrol; both responding to in-progress calls and conducting follow-up as appropriate. Learn more about the development of the program, data collection, creating client specific response plans, established best practices and technology advancements.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Cultural Competency and Ethics in Healthcare

Earn Ethics CEUs while gaining essential cultural agility tools for healthcare professionals by attending this session with Carol French and April Lewis of Figure 8 Consulting LLC. Carol and April have extensive experience in the healthcare arena, and their sessions are always fast-paced, fun, and informative.

Research demonstrates that cultural competency results in more successful patient care. When providers understand the importance of social and cultural influences and are more able to bridge cultural differences, patients are more willing to seek care; there are fewer diagnostic errors; and adherence to medical advice is enhanced. Increasing inclusion, both among employees and with patients/clients, results in addressing the needs of all members of society and increases patient autonomy.

Have fun and explore tools that can help you customize treatments and meet the diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors of your patients and clients.


This course is approved by the Oregon Health Authority and fulfills Ethics CEU requirements for many professionals.

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An Introduction to Mental Health for Direct Support Professionals and I/DD Case Management

This workshop is designed to assist those who have primarily worked with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to understand Mental Illness as it is exhibited in this diverse population. Our hope is that you will leave with a better understanding of the following goals and objectives and can interact with and support individuals toward a better quality of life. We will be:
 Discussing stigmas and perception of IDD and Mental Illness
 Presenting an overview of the DSM-5 and path to diagnosis
 Understanding dynamics of Co-Occurring mental health and I/DD diagnosis
 Identify intervention and support options

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CCBHC TA Session

Prevention: What can you do before the crisis occurs, before you have to call 911/Hearing Voices

1:00pm-3:00pm Hearing Voices

A powerful and humbling experiential training exercise on understanding mental illness. You will participate in an audio exercise where you actually hear and experience what people with psychiatric disabilities are challenged with in their daily lives. This training was developed and designed by Pat Deegan PhD., a clinical psychologist who also personally lives the mental illness of Auditory Schizophrenia.

3:15pm-5:00pm Prevention: What can you do before the crisis occurs, before you have to call 911

The mental health and criminal justice systems are designed primarily to respond and react after a mental health crisis occurs. Our communities need to develop and implement positive and supportive processes and policies that focus on PREVENTION, before the crisis, damage and harm occurs.

The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with real-world examples of existing community practices, policies and procedures that assist people with mental illness and their families to work with local law enforcement agencies and provider communities to ameliorate the need for law enforcement intervention in mental health crisis.

A power-point presentation will be given to show numerous types of documents/polices/programs that focus on prevention services and programs. Copies of documents will be provided for audience members to take back home and website links will be given to allow families and communities to download/print to be edited/changes for their local and/or regional use.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Peer Orientation: Why Children Are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How to Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships

Based on the book Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Parenting and teaching are much harder these days than they used to be, and then they should be. In Hold On To Your Kids, Dr. Gabor Maté (with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld) forward a provocative and important view of why this is, and what we can do to counteract it.

The root of the problem is that children no longer look to adults for emotional support, the teaching of values, or the modeling of behavior. Peer orientation refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for their sense of right and wrong, codes of conduct, and their very identity. Peer orientation undermines family cohesion, sabotages healthy development and fosters an aggressive and prematurely sexualized youth culture. For parents already challenged by the demands of our multitasking world and stretched by stark economic realities, peer orientation further complicates the task of child rearing. Children were never meant by nature to be in a position where they are so dominant in influencing one another. This state of affairs may be the norm today, but it’s neither natural nor healthy. Historically it is a very new development, due to economic and social influences prevalent since World War II, resulting in a deep undermining of adult-child connections.

This talk aims at restoring parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the adult-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles and practical advice articulated will empower parents, teachers and other adults who play a nurturing role to be for children what nature intended: the true source of contact, security and warmth. Parents must regain their natural authority, without coercion, punishment and artificial consequences. Children need to be protected from becoming lost in the emotionally barren and culturally backward world of peer orientation.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM PDT

The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective

For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stress and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale. This talk will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.

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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

Consumer Caucus Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Shifting Professional Culture Towards Youth Driven Culture

What does it mean to be youth-driven in a world typically run by professionals? Youth ERA presents on what it means to be truly youth-driven in a professional context. This presentation will cover how you can help your cohort and organization set the stage to foster youth advocacy and empowerment. We will review the common mistakes professionals make, adultism's, Hart’s Ladder, and how to bridge the gap between youth and adults at the table to allow for a collaborative relationship.

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The Assessment of Capacity/Navigating APD (Aging and People with Disabilities) for Complex Behavioral Health Clients

8:00am-10:00pm The Assessment of Capacity

Many of us care for aging clients or family members. Have you caught yourself wondering if your client is vulnerable to harm? Can your client make and implement decisions for personal needs, health and safety? Have you struggled with balancing your client’s right to self-determination/autonomy and your obligation to protect your client? This training will explore the definition of capacity, identify individuals who are at risk for impaired decision making, appreciate the core ethical tension involved when individuals refuse professional recommendations, learn about the domains of cognitive functioning including executive functioning and learn to use a well- tested framework for assessing capacity. This will be an interactive session with some case discussion.

10:15am-12:00pm Navigating APD (Aging and People with Disabilities) for Complex Behavioral Health Clients

What is going on with my client? It is mental illness? Is it dementia or medication related? Is it all of the above? If you have faced this conundrum and want to navigate the waters of APD eligibility for your client, you should attend this session. Our two systems often speak a different language and it is easy to get lost. This work shop will prepare you to understand the definition of a complex case; you will gain knowledge about the core features of APD eligibility; you will have a better understanding of cognition and cognitive screening tools; you will know how to make a case for your client when referring them to APD; lastly you will have a better understanding of key processes of APD and resources they offer.

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Mental Health First Aid Summit

The Mental Health First Aid Summit will feature information about Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention and Postvention programs in Oregon. Presenters will be sharing information about what Mental Health First Aid is and discussing the National and State efforts. Additionally, representatives from suicide prevention and postvention programs will be discussing what is being done around the state to prevent suicide. Author and mental health advocate Kevin Hines will be speaking for a portion of the summit to discuss his story as an unlikely suicide attempt survivor and his passion to help others who have struggled with mental illness and suicidal thoughts. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the amazing programs in Oregon, and to hear the various speakers.
Hosting Organization: Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Maria Gdontakis Pos, Statewide MHFA Project Coordinator.
Guest speakers include: National Council; Kevin Hines, Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation; & Betsy Schwartz, VP for Public Education and Strategic Initiatives
*Note: this is not a Mental Health First Aid training

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Housing and Health: Developing Affordable, Supported Housing for People with Behavioral Health Needs As Part of Your Job

Action packed, 4-hour session on expanding the availability of affordable housing options for people and families with behavioral health needs. This session will help participants:
• Understand housing insecurity and barriers from the point of view of people with lived experience
• Learn about the health and behavioral health outcomes associated with affordable housing
• Increase awareness of other partners developing affordable housing in your area and how you can integrate your work with theirs to improve housing availability
• Develop ideas and short-term strategies to improve housing availability
• Understand how the Oregon Performance Plan (OPP) (response to USDOJ) impacts housing priorities and development for people with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI)
• Develop awareness of resources for helping to deal with “Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)” issues

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Building Bridges: Military Culture Training for Oregon Community Organizations

Overview/Learning objectives:

1. Characterize elements of the military experience, family, and lifestyle and those unique to the Reserve Component.

2. Specify deployment-related stressors and their impact on Service members and their families.

3. Designate examples of moral injury experienced by Service members.

4. Articulate strategies to improve community outreach and services for military members and their families.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

AOCMHP Board Meeting

Financial Committee

ENCC- Fair Housing Law: Reasonable Accommodations for Clients with Disabilities

Fair Housing laws protect people from discrimination in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, the presence of children under age 18 (familial status), marital status, sexual orientation, and source of income. Illegal discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently in a housing transaction because they are a member of one or more of these “protected classes.” Individuals with disabilities also qualify for certain protections when disability creates a barrier to accessing housing or maintaining housing. In this interactive workshop we will examine:

• Fair Housing Basics
• Legal and illegal discrimination in housing
• The protected class of disability
• The process of requesting Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications needed to access and/or stay stable in housing due to disability

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon is a nonprofit organization, which conducts outreach, education and enforcement activities to prevent illegal housing discrimination.

Show details Hide details

WCC & Children's Advisory Council

Integrating Behavioral Health and Justice: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder/Model of a Crisis Response Unit-Seattle Police Department

8:00am-10:00am Integrating Behavioral Health and Justice: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

Harmful opioid (e.g., heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone) use and opioid use disorder remains a critical national public health concern. There are several FDA-approved medications to assist in the treatment of opioid use disorders and each of these medications offers individuals a somewhat different approach to the treatment of their opioid use disorder. This training will focus on enhancing the understanding of treatment providers, law enforcement and criminal justice officials and community members of the role of methadone, buprenorphine and oral and extended-release naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders. The training will provide an overview of the research related to the use of these medications for both adults and young adults, as well as the practical issues related to providing coordinated care for individuals utilizing these medications as a treatment intervention or as part of their participation in Drug Courts.

10:15am-12:00pm Model of a Crisis Response Unit – Seattle Police Department

• Overview / Creation
• Mission / Focus
• Crisis Template / Data collection / Stats
• Case Assignment Vs Outreach
• Bulletins / Ride-Along Response / Best Practices
• Release of Information (ROI)
• Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO’s)

In 2010, the Seattle Police Department launched a co-responder pilot program with a BJA grant. The development of a Crisis Intervention Response Team (or CIRT) paired a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and a sworn officer with the goal of supporting patrol; both responding to in-progress calls and conducting follow-up as appropriate. Learn more about the development of the program, data collection, creating client specific response plans, established best practices and technology advancements.

Show details Hide details
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Cultural Competency and Ethics in Healthcare

Earn Ethics CEUs while gaining essential cultural agility tools for healthcare professionals by attending this session with Carol French and April Lewis of Figure 8 Consulting LLC. Carol and April have extensive experience in the healthcare arena, and their sessions are always fast-paced, fun, and informative.

Research demonstrates that cultural competency results in more successful patient care. When providers understand the importance of social and cultural influences and are more able to bridge cultural differences, patients are more willing to seek care; there are fewer diagnostic errors; and adherence to medical advice is enhanced. Increasing inclusion, both among employees and with patients/clients, results in addressing the needs of all members of society and increases patient autonomy.

Have fun and explore tools that can help you customize treatments and meet the diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors of your patients and clients.


This course is approved by the Oregon Health Authority and fulfills Ethics CEU requirements for many professionals.

Show details Hide details

An Introduction to Mental Health for Direct Support Professionals and I/DD Case Management

This workshop is designed to assist those who have primarily worked with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to understand Mental Illness as it is exhibited in this diverse population. Our hope is that you will leave with a better understanding of the following goals and objectives and can interact with and support individuals toward a better quality of life. We will be:
 Discussing stigmas and perception of IDD and Mental Illness
 Presenting an overview of the DSM-5 and path to diagnosis
 Understanding dynamics of Co-Occurring mental health and I/DD diagnosis
 Identify intervention and support options

Show details Hide details

CCBHC TA Session

Prevention: What can you do before the crisis occurs, before you have to call 911/Hearing Voices

1:00pm-3:00pm Hearing Voices

A powerful and humbling experiential training exercise on understanding mental illness. You will participate in an audio exercise where you actually hear and experience what people with psychiatric disabilities are challenged with in their daily lives. This training was developed and designed by Pat Deegan PhD., a clinical psychologist who also personally lives the mental illness of Auditory Schizophrenia.

3:15pm-5:00pm Prevention: What can you do before the crisis occurs, before you have to call 911

The mental health and criminal justice systems are designed primarily to respond and react after a mental health crisis occurs. Our communities need to develop and implement positive and supportive processes and policies that focus on PREVENTION, before the crisis, damage and harm occurs.

The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with real-world examples of existing community practices, policies and procedures that assist people with mental illness and their families to work with local law enforcement agencies and provider communities to ameliorate the need for law enforcement intervention in mental health crisis.

A power-point presentation will be given to show numerous types of documents/polices/programs that focus on prevention services and programs. Copies of documents will be provided for audience members to take back home and website links will be given to allow families and communities to download/print to be edited/changes for their local and/or regional use.

Show details Hide details
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Peer Orientation: Why Children Are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How to Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships

Based on the book Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Parenting and teaching are much harder these days than they used to be, and then they should be. In Hold On To Your Kids, Dr. Gabor Maté (with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld) forward a provocative and important view of why this is, and what we can do to counteract it.

The root of the problem is that children no longer look to adults for emotional support, the teaching of values, or the modeling of behavior. Peer orientation refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for their sense of right and wrong, codes of conduct, and their very identity. Peer orientation undermines family cohesion, sabotages healthy development and fosters an aggressive and prematurely sexualized youth culture. For parents already challenged by the demands of our multitasking world and stretched by stark economic realities, peer orientation further complicates the task of child rearing. Children were never meant by nature to be in a position where they are so dominant in influencing one another. This state of affairs may be the norm today, but it’s neither natural nor healthy. Historically it is a very new development, due to economic and social influences prevalent since World War II, resulting in a deep undermining of adult-child connections.

This talk aims at restoring parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the adult-child relationship to its rightful preeminence. The concepts, principles and practical advice articulated will empower parents, teachers and other adults who play a nurturing role to be for children what nature intended: the true source of contact, security and warmth. Parents must regain their natural authority, without coercion, punishment and artificial consequences. Children need to be protected from becoming lost in the emotionally barren and culturally backward world of peer orientation.

Show details Hide details
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM PDT

The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective

For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stress and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale. This talk will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.

Show details Hide details
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

Consumer Caucus Meeting

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Shifting Professional Culture Towards Youth Driven Culture

What does it mean to be youth-driven in a world typically run by professionals? Youth ERA presents on what it means to be truly youth-driven in a professional context. This presentation will cover how you can help your cohort and organization set the stage to foster youth advocacy and empowerment. We will review the common mistakes professionals make, adultism's, Hart’s Ladder, and how to bridge the gap between youth and adults at the table to allow for a collaborative relationship.

Show details Hide details

The Assessment of Capacity/Navigating APD (Aging and People with Disabilities) for Complex Behavioral Health Clients

8:00am-10:00pm The Assessment of Capacity

Many of us care for aging clients or family members. Have you caught yourself wondering if your client is vulnerable to harm? Can your client make and implement decisions for personal needs, health and safety? Have you struggled with balancing your client’s right to self-determination/autonomy and your obligation to protect your client? This training will explore the definition of capacity, identify individuals who are at risk for impaired decision making, appreciate the core ethical tension involved when individuals refuse professional recommendations, learn about the domains of cognitive functioning including executive functioning and learn to use a well- tested framework for assessing capacity. This will be an interactive session with some case discussion.

10:15am-12:00pm Navigating APD (Aging and People with Disabilities) for Complex Behavioral Health Clients

What is going on with my client? It is mental illness? Is it dementia or medication related? Is it all of the above? If you have faced this conundrum and want to navigate the waters of APD eligibility for your client, you should attend this session. Our two systems often speak a different language and it is easy to get lost. This work shop will prepare you to understand the definition of a complex case; you will gain knowledge about the core features of APD eligibility; you will have a better understanding of cognition and cognitive screening tools; you will know how to make a case for your client when referring them to APD; lastly you will have a better understanding of key processes of APD and resources they offer.

Show details Hide details

Mental Health First Aid Summit

The Mental Health First Aid Summit will feature information about Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention and Postvention programs in Oregon. Presenters will be sharing information about what Mental Health First Aid is and discussing the National and State efforts. Additionally, representatives from suicide prevention and postvention programs will be discussing what is being done around the state to prevent suicide. Author and mental health advocate Kevin Hines will be speaking for a portion of the summit to discuss his story as an unlikely suicide attempt survivor and his passion to help others who have struggled with mental illness and suicidal thoughts. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the amazing programs in Oregon, and to hear the various speakers.
Hosting Organization: Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Maria Gdontakis Pos, Statewide MHFA Project Coordinator.
Guest speakers include: National Council; Kevin Hines, Kevin and Margaret Hines Foundation; & Betsy Schwartz, VP for Public Education and Strategic Initiatives
*Note: this is not a Mental Health First Aid training

Show details Hide details

Housing and Health: Developing Affordable, Supported Housing for People with Behavioral Health Needs As Part of Your Job

Action packed, 4-hour session on expanding the availability of affordable housing options for people and families with behavioral health needs. This session will help participants:
• Understand housing insecurity and barriers from the point of view of people with lived experience
• Learn about the health and behavioral health outcomes associated with affordable housing
• Increase awareness of other partners developing affordable housing in your area and how you can integrate your work with theirs to improve housing availability
• Develop ideas and short-term strategies to improve housing availability
• Understand how the Oregon Performance Plan (OPP) (response to USDOJ) impacts housing priorities and development for people with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI)
• Develop awareness of resources for helping to deal with “Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)” issues

Show details Hide details

Building Bridges: Military Culture Training for Oregon Community Organizations

Overview/Learning objectives:

1. Characterize elements of the military experience, family, and lifestyle and those unique to the Reserve Component.

2. Specify deployment-related stressors and their impact on Service members and their families.

3. Designate examples of moral injury experienced by Service members.

4. Articulate strategies to improve community outreach and services for military members and their families.

Show details Hide details
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
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New for 2018: GOBHI Wellness Walk

We are proud to announce the 2018 GOBHI Wellness Walk! The walk will take place after the first day of conference, Wednesday, May 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The walk will begin outside of the Riverhouse Convention Center and continue along the Deschutes River Trail, with a turnaround point at Archie Briggs Canyon, ending back at the conference center. The total distance is 4.3 miles. The purpose of this walk is to help increase awareness for behavioral health. All proceeds will go toward GOBHI's youth and family programs. 

Sign-up for the walk will be included as an option in your conference registration.

Organizer
GOBHI

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.

https://www.gobhi.org
Contact The Organizer
401 East 3rd Street, Suite 101
The Dalles, OR 97058
United States

LODGING/RESERVATIONS

Call 1-866-453-4480 and reference 2018 GOBHI Spring Conference
 Room rates are $134.00 per night + taxes and fees 

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Hotel
3075 N. Hwy 97
Bend, Oregon 97703

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3075 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97703, United States
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