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Colloquium: Working with Individuals with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders, Oct. 27

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Category: Workforce Development

Published: 2017-10-05 05:16:48.527

Join us on Oct. 27 at the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus for a day-long colloquium that will feature experts in the mental health and substance abuse fields presenting interactive workshops on basic information and skills that mediators, other conflict resolution specialists, or those working with individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. The morning's workshop will focus on how to be an effective mental health communicator and in the afternoon workshop will focus on working with individuals with substance use disorders.

This year's speakers/facilitators are Dan Berstein and Andre Johnson.

Dan is the founder of MH Mediate, he is a mediator, conflict coach and trainer known for his work in mental health communication, conflict resolution and accessibility. Dan is currently Vice Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution. He is public with his bipolar disorder as part of the Stability Network's efforts to change the conversation about workplace mental health.

Andre is the President/CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project (DRP), a multi-service agency that provides support services to the city's recovery community. He is a member of Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment - National Advisory Council. Andre is currently an adjunct faculty at Western Michigan University - Specialty Program in Alcohol Drug Abuse. He was a recipient of the Champions of Change Award (2016) from President Barack Obama.

This event will also recognize one of our outstanding graduate of the Mediation program, Neva Ikner (class of 2010). Neva is currently the Co-President for the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC). She has been an active mediator with CRCMC since January 2013. She is also trained in re-entry and parenting plan mediations. She is currently affiliated with the Association for Conflict Resolution (ADR), Maryland program for Mediator Excellence (MPME), Association for the Improvements of Minorities (AIM), and National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ).

Seating is limited. Course cost is $ 135 ($50 tuition + $85 fee) light breakfast and lunch included. Tuition waiver applies. For registration and further information please contact Transcie Almonte-Sabio at 240-567-3828 or email College faculty and staff interested to attend the colloquium may use their EAP benefit to register.

We are appreciative of our conference partners: Maryland Council for Dispute Resolutions (MCDR) and Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO).

Related Media

  1. Mediation Colloquium 2017 Flyer.pdf
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