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CPSP Conference June 16, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Pittsburgh Athletic Association (PAA)

The Center for Public Service Psychiatry of
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic


Evolving Relationships in Behavioral Health for Peers, Psychiatrists,
and Other Professionals

Course Directors

 Robert Marin, MD and Wesley Sowers, MD

Featured Speakers

Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, PhD
President and CEO
Project Return Peer Support Network, Commerce, CA

Mark Ragins, MD
Medical Director
MHA Village Integrated Service Agency
Mental Health America of Greater Los Angeles, CA


Click here to download a brochure with details regarding this conference.

OVERVIEW:The conference will focus on the ways professional relationships and work environments are being affected by new directions in recovery oriented services, especially by the impact of people with lived experience entering the workforce and by the Affordable Care Act’s support for non-traditional provider roles.  Plenary lectures, workshops, panel discussions and a facilitated dialogue will offer participants knowledge and skills in more effectively engaging people with lived experience and in transforming their teams and workplace to create environments conducive to recovery principles.

TARGET AUDIENCE:The conference is intended for all stakeholders involved in behavioral and physical health service systems. Behavioral health providers and payers, physical health providers and payers, consumers, family members, and advocates are encouraged to attend.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify new trends in recovery oriented behavioral health care.
  2. Identify the skills, knowledge and training of certified peer specialists.
  3. Guide and support behavioral health systems to make use of peer and other non-traditional providers.
  4. Identify strategies for overcoming barriers to peer participation in the behavioral health continuum
Recovery and Wellness:  The Journey Starts Here
A Joint Effort Sponsored by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic