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A video podcast of Hawaii's mental health related events

Friday, October 31, 2008

3B: Family Perspectives on Recovery: Voices of Experience

We will learn from a panel of family members about ways to collaborate with them in the recovery process. This is a presentation of the 5th Annual Best Practices Conference in Honolulu on April 24, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Workshop 3A: Meeting Families Where They Are: Strategies for Engagement

To date, successfully engaging consumers and relatives in treatment has been an unattended aspect of implementing family interventions. Provider, relative, and consumer obstacles to engagement will be outlined, as will strategies for addressing these common problems. This is a presentation of the 5th Annual Best Practices Conference in Honolulu on April 24, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Workshop 2C: Consumer Panel: Building Our Own Families’ Supports and Spirituality

This is an open forum with personal stories of recovery and of building our own families’ supports and spirituality. This is a presentation of the 5th Annual Best Practices Conference in Honolulu on April 24, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Workshop 2B: Increasing Family Involvement in Supported Employment

Family members can play an important role in the successful supported employment of persons with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). In panel presentations, supported employment staff, consumers/members, and family members will describe their experiences and offer suggestions for maximizing family involvement for successfully supported employment of persons with SPMI. This is a presentation of the 5th Annual Best Practices Conference in Honolulu on April 24, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Workshop 2A: The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Family Therapy (BFT)

BFT is an intensive individual family psychoeducational intervention program, which has been found to reduce relapse rates in schizophrenia and bipolar illness by almost 50%. In this presentation, the rationale and components of BFT – engagement, assessment, illness education, communication skills training, and problem-solving instruction will be presented. This is a presentation of the 5th Annual Best Practices Conference in Honolulu on April 24, 2008