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moving ahead: building a better continuum of care (2008)



Director of Conference
Munir Sewani, PhD (re-election)

Director of Education
David Polak, LCSW (re-election)

Jennifer Rossi, MA (re-election)

Mid-Term Appointments


Congratulations Award Winners

William T. Rossiter Award
Janice Marques, PhD

Christine M. West Award
Lynda Frost

Full Presentations

Making 'Duty to Warn' Mandates Work in Jail Settings (pdf)
Malliga Battar, PhD

Prison Gangs and Disruptive Groups: Challenges Posed for Mental Health Providers (pdf)
Chris Beletsis, PhD

California State Hospital Enhancement Plan (pdf)
Carmen Caruso, MA

Geel, Belgium: A Model of 'Community Recovery'
Jackie Goldstein, PhD
Presentation Slides (pdf)
Presentation Text (pdf)

Treating Malingering in an Acute Care Setting (pdf)
Judith Herman, PhD

Integrating Mental Health and Criminal Justice: A Model of Collaboration That Works (pdf)
Michael Kennedy, MFT

The Realities (and Limitations) of Assessing Suicide Risk: A Research Report on the Validity and Utility of a Jail Suicide Risk Assessment Instrument
Lyn Mangiameli, PhD
Presentation Slides (pdf)
Suicide Prevention Assessment Form (doc)
Question Frequency List (doc)

Working With California's Most Difficult Youth (pdf)
James Telander, PsyD

Assessment and Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders
Mark Willenbring, MD
Presentation Slides (pdf)
Q & A (pdf)

The Assessment and Management of Violence in Mental Health
David Williamson, MB, ChB
Presentation Slides (pdf)
Violence Screening Questionnaire (pdf)

Working With Patients Who Have Antisocial Personality Disorder (pdf)
David Williamson, MB, ChB


> 2008 Program

Corporate Members
Eli Lilly & Company

Sustaining Members
Nicholas Burgeson, RN
Ken Carabello, LCSW
Vicki Edwards, PsyD
Marti Fredericks, MFT
Harry Goldberg, PhD
Mark Grabau, PhD
Carrie Gustafson
Eugene Kunzman, MD
Joseph Lockhart, PhD
Jean Mariani
Gilbert McFarlane, PhD
David M. Polak, LCSW
Jennifer Rossi
John Schipper, PhD
Munir Sewani, PhD

A look back: Forensic forums

Forensic Forum 1980

Forensic Forum 1983

Forensic Forum 1990

Continuing Education (2008)

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (CEUs)
Board of Registered Nursing (CEUs)

FMHAC provided 13 CEUs, detailed below:
3 CEUs Wednesday Pre-conference
1 CEU Keynote
1.5 CEUs for each workshop on 2nd day
3 CEUs Wrap-up

Board of Psychology (MCEPs)
FMHAC provided 12 MCEP credits, detailed below:
3 CEUs Wednesday Pre-conference
1.5 CEUs for each workshop on 2nd day
3 CEUs Wrap-up

Board of Corrections (STCs)
FMHAC provided 12 STCs, detailed below:
3 STCs Wednesday Pre-conference
1.5 STCs for each workshop on 2nd day (selected workshops)
3 STCs Wrap-up

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POSTs)
FMHAC provided 14 POSTs, detailed below:
3 POSTs Wednesday Pre-conference
2 POSTs for each workshop on 2nd day (selected workshops)
3 POSTs Wrap-up

FMHAC 2008