25th Annual Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (MOPRA) Conference

25th Annual Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (MOPRA) Conference

Date and Location:

September 16-17, 2010, Columbia, MO – Holiday Inn Select Executive Center


Registration Fee:

  • $160.00 (MOPRA Members)
  • $195.00 (non-members)
  • student pricing available, call 314-877-6419

  • Sleeping rooms are available at the group rate of $87.95 plus tax. Participates may make reservations by calling 1.800.HOLIDAY (465-4329). Ask for PRA group block to receive the discounted rate. Hotel cutoff date is September 12, 2010.


    Program Description:

    This comprehensive mental health educational program is designed for community support workers, social workers, psychologists, substance abuse counselors, nursing home administrators, mental health professionals, consumers and their families that would benefit from learning more about treatment options, new innovative programs, resources and agencies to assist Missouri consumers and staff.

    Program Presenters:

    Rosie Anderson-Harper, MA, Staff Training and Development Coordinator, Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City

    Michael Art, MSW, LCSW, Team Leader, CPRC Program, ReDiscover Mental Health, Kansas City

    Mark Brennan, MA, Director of Recovery Services, Places for People, St. Louis

    Sarah Earill, St. Louis Empowerment Center, St. Louis

    Kasey Harlin, MA CSAC I, CCDP-D, Agency-wide A.R.T.C. Program Director, Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., St. Louis

    Jennifer Higginbotham, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Director, Independence Center, St. Louis

    John Higgins, MSW, Community Alternatives, St. Louis

    Chuck Johnson, NCC, ACS, LCPC, Administrative Coordinator, Behavioral Health Services, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois

    Walter Kisthardt, PhD, Chair and BSW Program Director, Park University, Parkville

    Cal LeMon, DMin, President, Executive Enrichment, Inc., Springfield

    Renee McNutt, MA, MSE, PLPC, NBCC, PSR Supervisor, Comprehensive Health Systems, Hannibal

    Lynn Mercurio, MA, MSEd, CCMHC, NBCC, RTC, CEO, Comprehensive Health Systems, Hannibal

    Craig S. Miner, MA , LPC, CASAC, CCDP-D, Integrated Treatment Director, Places for People, St. Louis.

    Lauren Moyer, MSW, LMSW, CCDP-D, CCGC, Special Projects Director, ReDiscover, Kansas City

    Crystal Rodriguez, ReDiscover, Kansas City

    Nicole Saltzman, LCSW, Program Director, Hope Center, Fulton

    Keith Schafer, EdD, Director, Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City

    Jean Schweer, Program Leader, Adult and Family Services, ReDiscover, Lee���s Summit

    Virginia Selleck, PhD, Director, Office of Transformation and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City

    James M. Smith, MEd, CPRP Supervisor, Pathways Community Behavioral Health, Inc., Jefferson City

    Roger Sommi, PharmD, FCCP, BCPP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Psychiatry at the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Research Director of Psychopharmacy Research and Education Program, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Kansas City

    David Strabala, LCSW, Therapist, ReDiscover Mental Health, Kansas City

    Tish Thomas, MS, Project Director, CMS Person-Centered Planning Grant, Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City

    Stacy Williams, BA, Residential Manager, Hope Center, Fulton

    Continuing Professional Education:

    The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 9.5 clock hours or 11.4 contact hours (1.1 CEUs) for this program. The MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the state of Missouri.

    Substance Abuse

    The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board has pre-approved this training for 9.5 contact hours.

    If your profession is not listed above or if you are from outside of Missouri, check with your Board prior to completing this program to ensure you are seeking the proper accreditation.

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