About the Conference
Throughout its 70+ year history, NJAMHAA has proudly worked closely not only with behavioral healthcare providers, but also vendors whose products and services help maximize members’ effectiveness in delivering vital services. NJAMHAA looks forward to having both returning and new companies participate in the conference to establish and strengthen important connections.
Although the pandemic has required that this conference be presented virtually, the event will provide the same high level of quality content from experts, as well as networking opportunities with vendors and fellow providers, as the previous in-person conferences have offered. To ensure a smooth and full online experience throughout the conference, NJAMHAA is working with Trusted Provider Network, which has been offering a digital platform to connect behavioral health professionals, treatment facilities, hospitals and employee wellness programs.
How to Register
To register for the NJAMHAA 2021 Virtual Conference, you will need to complete the following steps:
1. Click the "Register" button to be directed to the ticket selection page.
2. Select the ticket type you desire. Add to cart.
3. Continue through the checkout process and enter your payment information etc.
4. You MUST have a TPN.Health profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to TPN.Health in order to complete the checkout process and confirm your purchase. Once you have signed up or signed in to TPN.Health, you will be redirected back to your checkout page to complete the process. You MUST use the email address associated with your TPN.Health profile at checkout. This is important for tracking purposes.
5. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your TPN.Health profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the conference main hall.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Welcome and Introductions
9:00am - 9:15am
Debra L. Wentz, PhD
President and CEO, NJAMHAA, Inc.
Susan Loughery, MBA
Associate Executive Director, Catholic Charities,
Diocese of Trenton; Board Chair, NJAMHAA, Inc.
9:15am - 10:15am
Preparing for The Future - The Trends Driving Change
in Behavioral Health Services
Presented By: Monica E. Oss, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
Break & Vendor Browsing
11:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop A: Introduction to Psychological First Aid
Maureen Brogan, LPC, BCET, DRCC, ACS, Program Manager for the Statewide, Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program
Kathryn Burton, EdM, DRCC, Program Coordinator, New Jersey Children’s System of Care Training & Technical Assistance
Karen McGrellis, LPC, CTTS, DRCC, ACS, MPA, Senior Training and Consultation Specialist Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Behavioral Research & Training Institute
Workshop B: Bolster Staff Morale, Wellbeing, and Resilience with an Upgraded Personal Operating System
Anne E. Collier, JD, MPP, PCC, Chief Executive Officer
Cynthia Shaffer, MS, MBA, ACC, Chief Operating Officer Arudia
Workshop C: Peer Support Services for the Health and Wellness Needs of People with Mental Health Challenges
Martha Barbone, DVM, CPS, PCORI Dissemination Team Member Consultant
Workshop D: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outpatient Care Delivery: Real-World Use of Natural Language Processing
Dennis Morrison, PhD, Consultant/Owner, Morrison Consulting
Workshop E: The Mental Health Practitioner’s Ethical Responsibility to Children in Custody Proceedings
Christine Heer, Esq., LCSW, Social Worker, C.Heer Consultation
Lunch Break & Vendor Browsing
Afternoon Keynote Presentation
1:00pm - 2:00pm
What Impact Does a New Congress to a New Administration Have on Behavioral Health Policy?
Presented By: Charles Ingoglia, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
Break & Vendor Browsing
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Workshop F: Making the Most of Online Behavioral Health Therapy
Jeanine P. Miles, MS, LPC, CBC, Director of Business Development and Practicing Licensed Clinician, Center for Family Guidance, PC
Workshop G: Medical-Legal Partnerships – Bringing Attorneys into the HealthCare Arena to Address Patients’ Social Determinants of Health and Improve Health Outcomes
Erika Kerber, Esq., Associate Executive Director, Community Health Law Project
Alma Yee, Esq., Managing Attorney, Community Health Law Project
Caitlyn Yerves, BA, Director of Communications and Advocacy, Care Plus NJ, Inc.
Workshop H: Intensive Peer Supervision: A Model for the Retention and Provision of Quality Supervision to Peer Support Workers
Micah Hillis, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Christina Kadelski, LPC, LCADC, ACS, Program Coordinator, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Workshop I: Tele-behavioral Health across the Continuum of Care
Daniel Khebzou, Senior Director of Business Development, Array Behavioral Care
Workshop J: Demand, Consolidation and Innovation Disrupt Behavioral Health in 2021
Donald Parker, LCSW
President, Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic and
President, Hackensack Meridian Health Behavioral Health Care
Transformation Services/Integrative Medicine