Session F Workshops Tuesday, November 7th 3:00pm-4:30pm
ER Boarding This session will offer an in-depth look at the mandate for a new Ten-Year Mental Health Plan, authorized by 2017’s HB 400. The NH Department of Health & Human Services must develop a comprehensive plan for the State’s mental health system, on or before July 1, 2018, including recommendations to ensure statutory and due process rights of patients subject to involuntary emergency admissions who are in hospital emergency rooms; and a plan to remove certain persons from New Hampshire Hospital. The existing Ten-Year Plan was issued in August 2008 and, while not fully realized, offers some recommendations for improving the system that still have merit. Presented by Lori Shibinette, Ken Norton
Changing Cannabis Policies: Impact on Individual & Public Health This interactive workshop will explore the potential and demonstrated risks and benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids in the context of rapidly change public policies and public opinion. It will assist policy-makers, clinicians, educators and others in becoming better able to critically evaluate and advance cannabis-related practices and policies that support the well being of individuals and the health of the public. Presented by Seddon Savage, MD, MS & Allen Budney, PhD.
An Integrated Care Model in a Pediatric Primary Care Practice: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities This workshop is presentation of an integrated care model in a pediatric primary care practice including successes, opportunities and challenges, and facilitated discussion focused on improving mental health of children and youth by innovating connections between and among existing systems. Participants will learn how the integrated care model currently operates; discuss the value of the integrated care model; discuss opportunities and challenges associated with expansion of the model and consider innovations for future growth; and discuss relevance of model to health policy and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents. Presented by Julie Balaban, MD, DFAACAP, FAPA & Susan Pullen, MSW, LICSW
Vivitrol: Practical Strategies This workshop will explain what Vivitrol is, how it works, patient selection, patient induction, patient monitoring, support and psychotherapy. The participant will be able to: describe the general properties of Vivitrol; list the pros and cons of its use; identify characteristics of individuals who are most likely and least likely to benefit; and list motivational and induction strategies as well as monitoring and psychotherapeutic strategies for optimal outcome. Presented by Michael McNamara, DO, FACN
First Episode Psychosis Services: The NIMH NAVIGATE Program The evidence demonstrating the importance of early interventions for young adults who have an early episode of psychosis continues to grow. We know that nearly 100,000 people in the United States will experience the onset of a mental illness that includes psychotic symptoms each year. We also now know that when we provide early and evidence-based services to these young adults and their family members, that we can change the course of the illness from disability to ability. This workshop will provide information and experiential information regarding the NAVIGATE program that was developed as part of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) Recovery After Initial Episode of Schizophrenia (RAISE) program. Presented by David Lynde, LICSW