SSPHA/NASMHPD Forensic Division 2018 Joint Conference

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The NASMHPD SSPHA/NASMHPD Forensic Division 2018 Joint Conference was held from October 29-31, 2018, at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Meeting Materials

FINAL Agenda

Participant List

Sponsor Thank Yous


Monday, October 29, 2018

Addressing the Suicide Crisis 

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

  • Stephanie McCladdie, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Cassandra Price, Director of Addictive Diseases, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities 
  • Nicole Walden, Director of Substance Abuse Treatment & Development, Alabama Department of Mental Health

Building and Financing New Hospitals and/or Treatment Malls 

  • Tim Bray, Assoc. Commissioner for State Hospitals, Texas Health & Specialty Care System
  • Jeanette Simmons, Psy.D., Director of Forensic Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • Bob Reitz, Ph.D., Director of Facility Operations, CEO of Fulton State Hospital, Missouri
  • Susan Trueblood, Regional Hospital Administrator, Central State Hospital, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities  
  • Leah Wallerstein, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services, Bridgewater State Hospital, Massachusetts

Emergency Department Utilization – Protocols

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Lay of the Land 

  • Brian M. Hepburn, M.D., National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, (NASMHPD) Executive Director

Meeting the Demand for More Trial Competency Restoration Services  

  • Peter Ash, M.D., Director, Psychiatry and Law Service & Professor at Emory University Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences   
  • Karen Bailey, Ph.D., Director, Office of Forensic Services, Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities             

DNV GL Healthcare USA - Accreditation  

EHRs in State Hospitals: Current and Future Use and NRI’s Forensic Benchmarking Project

  • Vera Hollen, M.A., Senior Director of Research and Consulting, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute (NRI) 

Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy

  • Aaron Brinen, Psy.D., Clinical Associate, Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Camera/Surveillance Procedures

  • Peter Barboriak, M.D., Ph.D., Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities, Broughton Hospital, North Carolina
  • Jeanette Simmons, Psy.D., Director of Forensic Services, Missouri Dept. of Mental Health

Transition and Community Discharge of Long-Term Forensic Individuals


Wednesday October 31, 2018

Legalizing Marijuana

  • Patrick Fox, M.D., Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in Colorado, Government Business Division, Anthem

Conference Closing Session

  • Joe Parks, M.D., Medical Director, National Council for Behavioral Health


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