NAMI Pathways Conference

AdobeStock_94580313It’s time for the annual NAMI Westside LA community conference on mental health!

Open to all at no cost

Pathways to Wellness Conference
Sunday June 26, 2016
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM


8:00 AM to 9:00 AM  

Registration and Refreshments, Vendor Room  Please visit the tables, there are a lot of great resources being given by many great people from different agencies!

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM     

Keynote Presentation –  Auditorium  – John Shuchart  Famous comedian, writer, mental health advocate

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM   

Plenary Presentation –  Auditorium –  Mitchell Katz, MD, will be giving us an overview of the three agencies under his leadership; Health, Public Health, and Mental Health

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM  

Session I Workshops

  1. SSI and SSDI Benefits – Marc Shulman, SrChLAP, CCA and house lawyer – National Center on Life Planning
  2. Art Therapy – Anna Reyner ATR,MA
  3. Depression, Beyond Pills – Vincent F. Caimano, PhD.
  4. Patients Rights (Conducted entirely in Spanish) – Senobia Pichardo – Dept. of Patient’s Rights
  5. Mental Health and the College Student – Dean Shalamon Duke, PhD. –  West Los Angeles College

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  

Lunch – Vendor Room  –  Free popcorn and  raffles will be handed out at this time

Some NAMI affiliates will be selling things; Whittier is selling churros (a big hit last year) and South Central will sell NAMI dolls (the most adorable things, make sure to get one for your office or home!) 

1:15 PM to 2:30 PM  

Session II Workshops

  1. Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) –  Linda Boyd, RN, BSN, MN – LA County Department of Mental Health
  2. Latest research on Schizophrenia –  UCLA
  3. Latinos and Mental Health Disparities (Conducted entirely in Spanish)  Luis Garcia, PsyD – Pacific Clinics
  4. Hearing Voices – Dave Leon, LCSW –  Paint the Brain
  5. Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine – Carmen  M. Navarro, LAC  –  Acu-Sancturary L.A.C.


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