National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
NARPA 2013 - ANNUAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE
September 26 – 28, 2013
List of Confirmed Presentations:
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Keynote / Plenary Presentations:
Ira Burnim, J.D., Legal Director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Violence and Psychiatric Disabilities: Responding to Fear
and Stereotypes that Drive National Policy
Hon. Kristin Booth Glen, ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
Changing Paradigms: From Guardianship to Supported Decisionmaking
Daniel Mackler, Former Psychotherapist and Film Maker/Director
Presenting his new film, Coming Off Psych Drugs
Susan Stefan, J.D., Legal Educator and Nationally Known Advocate
Recent Developments in Mental Health and Disability Law – 2013
Sera Davidow, Advocate, Activist and Film Maker
The Virtues of Non-Compliance
Jim Gottstein, J.D., Director, Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
Role of Litigation in a Strategic Approach to Mental Health System Change
Bringing Trauma-Informed Practices to Peer Support
Darby Penney, National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
Constitutional Implications of Involuntary Medication Orders
for those with Capacity to Give Informed Consent but Allegedly Dangerous
Kirk W. Lowry, J.D.
Holding Law Enforcement Accountable:
Disability, Excessive Force and the Law
Ed Paquin, Robert Appel, J.D. and David McGuire, J.D.
The End of Guardianship?: Supported Decisionmaking as an Alternative
Bob Fleischner, J.D.
Hearing Voices: A Different Conversation
Lisa Forestell, Oryx Cohen, Marty Hadge
Suicide and “Risk Assessment” in the Emergency Room:
Bridging the Gap Between Policymakers, Researchers, and Suicide Attempt Survivors to Explore What Helps and What Doesn’t
The Twilight of Liberty: Fear, Retribution, and Fundamental Unfairness in Mental Health Proceedings
Dennis Feld, J.D. and Arthur Baer, J.D.
State Efforts to Restrict Therapies Aimed at Changing Sexual Orientation
Jan C. Costello, J.D.
Graduate Students' Experiences of Advocating for Humane Treatment in a Biomedical Education System
Noel Hunter, M.A., Kateri Berasi, M.A., Ed.M., Debra Japko, M.A.,
Karolina Pekala, M.A., and Melissa Schroeder, M.A.
Fighting the School to Prison Pipeline:
IDEA, 504, and the ADA, and School Discipline
Ellen Saideman, J.D.
Shared Power for Social Change
Ann Rider, Heather McDonald, Molly Cisco & Darby Penney
Using Social Media To Organize For Rights in Mental Health Treatment
Jim Gottstein, J.D., Anupa Iyer, J.D.
Advocate/attorney workshop presenters emphasizing NARPA’s mission for advocacy and civil rights include:
Jennifer Mathis, Steve Schwartz, Ron Bassman, Cathy Costanzo, Deron Drumm, Laura Delano, Oryx Cohen, Bob Fleischner, Mark Joyce, Kirk Lowry, Ann Rider, Dennis Feld, Heather McDonald, Ellen Saideman, Bill Stewart, Kevin Ann Huckshorn, Bill Brooks, Darby Penney, Arthur Baer, Ed Paquin, Julia Graff, Lisa Forestell, Marty Hadge, Tom Behrendt, Molly Cisco, Jack McCullough, Marty Hadge, Noel Hunter, Kateri Berasi, Debra Japko, Karolina Pekala, Melissa Schroeder, Anupa Iyer, Cliff Zucker, Bettina Toner, Rob Appel, Sara Mouser, Delphine Brody, David McGuire, Scott Cooper, Rhianon E. Gutierrez, Chris Palamas, and more.
Note: Presentations, presenters, and scheduled times are subject to change.
Continuing Legal Education units (CLEs) are planned.
NARPA 2013 at the Hilton Hartford
September 26-28, 2013