National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy           


NARPA 2012 Conference Schedule

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Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

Wednesday 9/5
5:00 7:00 p.m.

Board Room: Board Meeting

 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Networking Reception


Thursday 9/6
7:30 9:00 a.m.


9:00 10:00


Keynote: Robert Whitaker

The Scientific Case Against Forced Treatment with Antipsychotics 


10:00 10:15



10:15 11:45

Psychiatric Survivors Are Speaking Up: The Harm from Psychiatric Diagnosis and A Start on Solutions - Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.

Healing from Self-Inflicted Violence: Complex Problem, Simple Solution - Ruth Mazelis

Housing without a Label: Using the Fair Housing Act and ADA to Expand Housing Choice - Michael Allen

Bill Stewart, George Badillo, & Tom Behrendt:


11:45 1:15

Lunch and Keynote


Lunch, Keynote:  Ruby Moore

Evolutions in Advocacy: What Have We Learned and What Are We Fighting For


1:15 2:45

Fundamentals of Performing Investigations: Now That You Can Do It, Do You Know How? (Part I) - Aaryce Hayes

Intentional Peer Support in Peer-Run Crisis Respites - Chris Hansen & Daniel Hazen


Implications of the Affordable Health Care Case - Ruth Colker

 When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: The Harmful Psychiatrizing of War Veterans and How We Can Help Instead - Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.

2:45 3:00


3:00 4:30

Fundamentals of Performing Investigations: Now That You Can Do It, Do You Know How? (Part II) - Aaryce Hayes

Hearing Voices Network: Starting an HVN group in your area - Ann Rider & Arnaldo Maldonado

Stop Shock - Toward the Abolition of Involuntary Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Collaborative Workshop to Develop Strategies Against Coerced Shock Treatment - Dennis Feld, J.D. & Arthur Baer, J.D.

Policy Issues at the Intersection of the Mental Health System and the Prison System - Daniel Hazen

6:30 7:30


Film Screening: The Insatiable Moon; Discussion facilitated by Sarah Knutson.



Friday 9/7
7:30 8:30 a.m.


8:30 9:30


Keynote: Dr. Clarence J. Sundram

  Protection from Abuse and Neglect in the Community

9:30 9:45


9:45 11:15

Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support - Darby Penney

Personal Care Homes:  Home or Institution? - Susan Abbott, Aaryce Hayes, & Robert Johnson

Reforming Adult Guardianship: Moving Beyond Rights on Paper -  Sally Zanger & Tom Behrendt

Constrained by Language: How to Write About Schizophrenia While Simultaneously Rejecting the Diagnostic Category - Alexandra L. Adame, Ph.D.

11:15 12:45

Lunch, Keynote:  Erick Fabris
Unhinging Services from the Coercion Racket

12:45 2:15

Disability Advocates Inc. v. Cuomo and Olmstead Update - Cliff Zucker & Jennifer Mathis

I survived school restraint and seclusion and lived to make a difference - Maureen Mills & Helena S.

Consumers/Survivors/Ex-Patients and the Cross-Disability Movement - Sarah Wendell Launderville, Mike Bachhuber, & Ed Paquin  

Prison & Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders with Disabilities - Jan Powe, Teresa Cochrane, & Amy Marlatt

2:15 2:30


2:30 4:00

Voting Rights of People with Psychiatric Labels - Jennifer Mathis

Involuntary Outpatient Commitment/Community Treatment Orders: Fighting for Our Rights in the US and Canada: A Roundtable Discussion - Delphine Brody, Erick Fabris, & Lauren Tenney

Understanding the PAIMI PPR:
John Jones


4:00 4:15


4:15 5:30

Susan Stefan:

Significant Developments in Mental Health and Disability Law - 2012


Saturday 9/8
7:30 9:00 a.m.


9:00 10:30

Make or Break Opportunities: Providing alternatives during a first major crisisPeter Stastny, M.D.

10:30 10:45


  10:45 - 11:45

Keynote: Bruce E. Levine, Ph.D.
Psychiatry: Reform or Abolitionism





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