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Webinar: Using Emotional CPR (eCPR) to Implement Systems Transformation

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT (12:30 CDT, 11:30 MDT, 10:30 PDT)

No advance registration is needed.

1. Go to http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/ecpr
(Please either click on the link or copy and paste the link into a new tab.)

When the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."

2. You will then be prompted to join the Audio portion of the meeting. You can do so by:

Selecting "Dialing-in to the Audio Conference Via Phone."

Please dial 1-888-727-2247 and enter the conference ID number 5433540#.

Dialing in allows for interaction and dialogue.  Please ensure that your computer speakers are turned down so that there is no audio feedback.

Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.  

We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to:http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.

If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator help to get you onto the web.  If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help. 

If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or via phone at 703-682-5187.

Webinar: Using Emotional CPR (eCPR) to Implement Systems Transformation

Person-centered planning requires a system-wide shift in communication, as well as adaptation of recovery-oriented, trauma-informed values. This webinar will provide administrators, managers, and providers of mental health services with essential communication tools needed to transform their systems to being recovery-based and empowerment focused. Presenters will share about the components of Emotional CPR (eCPR), a public health education program developed by people with lived experience of mental health recovery.

An understanding of eCPR skills and values can help stakeholders to develop and implement recovery supports for people who receive mental health services. eCPR skills can also be used to more effectively collaborate with service recipients and other stakeholders. Decision-makers will learn to embody the dialogical approach needed to transform behavioral healthcare systems from maintenance to recovery. Presenters will share how eCPR has impacted and improved community mental health systems.

Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD
Dan's life's purpose comes from his lived experience of recovery from schizophrenia, which inspired him to dedicate himself to helping others find their voice and recover. He earned an MD, and completed his residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has practiced as a board-certified, community psychiatrist for 30 years. In 1992, he co-founded the federally-funded National Empowerment Center and serves as its executive director. He was a commissioner on the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2002-03.

W. Reid Smithdeal, MSW, LCSW
Reid is the Recovery Services Manager for Meridian Behavioral Health Services where
he coordinates clinical services and serves on the Leadership Team providing oversight and support to a number of programs. He believes that services should be focused on “human need” rather than medical necessity and that “the system” often gets in the way of people recovering. These beliefs guide his advocacy efforts around systematic change. Reid Smithdeal received an AAS in Human Services Technology from Central Piedmont Community College, 2001; BSW from Appalachian State University, 2004; and MSW from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007.

Lauren Spiro, MA
Fueled by a vision of an America where every individual is respected and included as a valued member of the community, Lauren’s work focuses on developing our capacity for compassion, appreciating the vast creativity of the human mind, and building pathways so everyone may come home. A schizophrenia survivor, she is associate director of National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and has an M.A. in clinical/community psychology. Her memoir, Living for Two: A Daughter’s Journey From Grief and Madness to Forgiveness and Peace was just published. For more information see www.laurenspiro.wordpress.com.