9th Annual RSVP Conference - Ashland County MHRB

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9th Annual RSVP Conference

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:00am

9th Annual

RSVP Conference!

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paula J. Caplan, Ph. D. 

Author of “They Say You’re Crazy: How the World’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal

Paula Joan Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist, activist, social justice and human rights advocate, nonfiction writer, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director. She is currently an Associate at Harvard University'

Paula Caplan speaking at the RSVP Conference - for more pictures click here.


 PowerPoint Slides and Handouts From the Conference *NEW

--Supported Employment, We're In This Together

--Protect Your Right to Vote and Other Ways to Use Your Consumer Voice

--The Three Legs of the Stool

--Trauma Informed Care: Creating Environments of Resiliency and Hope

--Humor and Recovery Handout

--I'm in Crisis, Now What? 

--Move it AND Lose it


8:00 – 8:45      Registration

8:50 – 9:00      Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:40      Creating Environments of Resiliency & Hope- Kim Kehl, OhioMHAS                       

9:45 – 10:35    Opening Keynote: Paula J. Caplan -“There Are No Rules About Psychiatric Diagnosis…and That Must End!”

10:45 – 12:00  Workshop A

  1. Strategies for Education about the Truth about Psychiatric Labels and Implementing Regulation of Their Production and Use to Make Possible Redress from Harm -- Paula J. Caplan
  2. Supported Employment, We're In This Together - Arlen Yoder & Tom Gaus
  3. Using Art for Healing and Growth -- Shannon M. Scott
  4. I'm in Crisis...Now What? -- Tammy White

12:00 – 1:15    Lunch and Reflection on the Life of  Pat Risser       

1:30 – 2:45      Workshop B

  1. Protect Your Right to Vote & Other Ways to use your Consumer Voice –Geoffrey Collver & Kristen Henry, Disability Rights Ohio
  2. Move it & Lose it: Trauma-Informed Yoga – Deborah Rising
  3. Living Life as a Masterpiece – Joey Supina
  4. What's up Doc?  Communicating w/Medical Professionals – Moderator, Beth Gardner

3:00 – 4:15      Workshop C

  1. The Three Legs and Shared Decision Making – Steve Stone
  2. Consumer Operated Services: What Happens, What Helps? Lifeworx and Advocacy, Choices & Empowerment, Inc.
  3. Writing for Recovery – JoAnn Shade
  4. The Use of Humor in the Recovery Process – Dr’s Jerry Strausbaugh & Lee Wetherbee

4:15     Turn in Evaluations!!





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