Peerlink is excited to announce an addition to our keynote schedule!
We are honored to have Patricia E. Deegan, Ph.D. as an Alternatives 2012 Keynote speaker! Pat is an internationally known thought leader, researcher and inspirational speaker in the field of mental health recovery and the empowerment of people diagnosed with mental illness. She is the creator of CommonGround, a web application to support shared decision making in the psychopharmacology consultation. Pat is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. She is an Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth College School of Medicine and at Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
To learn more about Patricia E. Deegan, Ph.D., visit her official website: http://www.patdeegan.com/
NEWCOMER & PEER CONNECT ORIENTATION:
Formerly known as "Newcomer Orientation", the Newcomer & Peer Connect Orientation will take place just prior to the official opening of the conference, Wednesday October 10th, from 5-6PM. All attendees are welcome! We will be going over conference basics and have a few activities which we hope will promote new connections and help attendees get the full Alternatives experience! Information for Newcomer & Peer Connect will be available soon on our website. We will also cover Peer Connect in our upcoming webinar...
Peerlink will be hosting a webinar, "Alternatives 2012: A Preview" on Thursday, August 16th. This webinar will give the both the registered attendee and potential attendee a glimpse into this year’s conference, featuring both conference traditions and exciting new events. To register for this webinar, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=5j1io8o35u6p
Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center and Alternatives 2012 are made possible by grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant #SM059955
Project Coordinator, Alternatives 2012
Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center
Mental Health America of Oregon
10150 SE Ankeny St. Suite 201-A
Portland, OR 97216
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