26th Annual Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (MOPRA) Conference

26th Annual Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (MOPRA) Conference

Date and Location:

September 22-23, 2011, Columbia, MO –Holiday Inn Select Executive Center



Registration Fee:


  • $165.00 (MOPRA Members)
  • $195.00 (non-members)


Registration will begin at 10am on Thursday, September 22nd. The program starts at 12:45 pm. On Friday the program will run 8:00 am to 3:15 pm.


Sleeping rooms are available at the group rate of $89.95 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 7, 2011.






Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Jefferson City, Missouri


Make sure you visit the MDHSS table. You can learn about client rights, how to be a volunteer and much more about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Please call 800-309-3282 for more information.



Program Description:


This comprehensive mental health educational program is designed for community support workers, social workers, psychologists, substance abuse counselors, 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.


Topics such as Suicide, The 3700 Project, Respect and Substance Abuse Treatment, will be presented.


Program Presenters:


  • Internationally renowned writer and trainer, Denise Bissonnette will be our keynote speaker. Find out more about Denise by going to: http://www.diversityworld.com/Denise_Bissonnette/index.html
  • Francie Broderick of Places for People will present a general and a breakout session.
  • Jane Smith of Fulton State Hospital will co-present RESPECT with Angie Esser. Angie will describe her own experience living with a mental illness and the role that the RESPECT Institute has played in her life.
  • Joe Parks, MD will talk on Chronic Health Conditions.
  • Experts from around the State of Missouri will present other topics such as suicide, stress management, decision making, substance abuse treatment and more.
  • For the first time the MOPRA program will present a breakout session on ethics, which will count as one hour toward your requirements in CEUs.CEUs will be available from MIMH, the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Missouri Substance Abuse Credentialing Board.



Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services


MO P&A is a public interest law firm that protects the rights of people with disabilities. Visit our table to learn how MO P&A can help your clients.

Royal Oaks Hospital/ Pathways Community Behavioral Health


A representative will be available to talk about Co-Occurring and mental health services provided in acute and outpatient settings.




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, 1 hour toward ethics requirement possible.

The MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the state of Missouri.


MIMH is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCCTM) approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirement. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspect of this program. This program has been approved for 9.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Substance Abuse

The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board has pre-approved this training for 9.5 contact hours, 1 hour toward ethics requirement possible.

Nursing Home Administrators

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health is a registered Training Agency with the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators (TA-112-912).�� This program qualifies participants for 8.5 Administrative 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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