Mental Health Summit


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FY 2016 TMCEC Mental Health Summit

May 9-11, 2016
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row | Austin, Texas 78744
512.448.2222

Introduction (Agenda, Participant Roster, Board and Staff Roster)
 

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)
 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1 - 

12:00 - 5:00 pm  Registration
1:00 - 2:45 pm

Stepping Up: National and Texas Momentum to Reduce the Number of Mentally Ill Persons in Jail
Dr. Tony Fabelo, Director of Research, Council of State Governments, Justice Center and Senior Fellow, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute of Texas
Gilbert Gonzales, Director of Mental Health Department, Bexar County
Mike Lozito, Director of Judicial Services, Bexar County
B.J. Wagner, Director of Smart Justice, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Fabelo
Binder
Gonzales

Wagner

3:00 - 4:00 pm Fundamentals of Mental Illness: Understanding Mental Health Issues and Their Impact on Court Proceedings
Dr. Stephen Thorne, Clinical Psychologist, Austin

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Military Informed Care
Tim Keesling, Manager, Military Veteran Peer Network, Texas Veterans Commission

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Hosted by the Texas Municipal Courts Association and the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center

Day 2 - 

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Realities and Myths of Cases with Mentally Ill Defendants
Chad Schmucker, President, National Judicial College
 

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.  Break
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Developing Criminal Justice-Mental Health Partnerships
Travis Parker, Senior Project Associate II, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
 

11:45 - 12:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Crisis Intervention Teams
James Turner, Senior Police Officer, Crisis Intervention Team, Austin Police Department
Stan Vick, Senior Police Officer, Crisis Intervention Team, Austin Police Department

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Break

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Magistrate Decision-Making in Cases Involving Mental Health Issues: Duties, Liabilities, and Authorities
Honorable Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Community Strategies for Responding to Individuals with Mental Illness
Alyse Ferguson, Attorney Director, Collin County Mental Health Managed Counsel Program

Day 3 - 

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Identifying, Screening, and Assessing Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders in Municipal Courts
Erin Holmes, Director, Traffic Safety Programs, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
Jennifer Sowinski, Clinical Supervisor, Austin Downtown Community Court

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.  Break
9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Make the Connection: Mental Health Services and Support
Dr. Erin M. Foley, Forensic Director, Department of State Health Services
Dr. Courtney Harvey, Manager, Crisis Services and Client Rights Department, Department of State Health Services
Toniya Parker, Program Specialist V, Child & Adolescent Program Services,
Department of State Health Services

 
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

In Our Own Voice
A presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Austin Affiliate
(NAMI Austin)
 

12:00 p.m.

Adjorn

                         Agenda times and topics subject to change


Credit Hours CLE Credit: Up to 10.00 hours if attended 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
3.75 additional hours if attended the optional pre-conference session from 1-5 on Day 1
Judicial Education and Clerk Certification Credit: 12 hours if attended 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
4 additional hours if attended the optional pre-conference session from 1-5 on Day 1
There is no TCOLE credit for attending this conference.

 

FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS