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The Face of the Person with Mental Illness

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The Fifth Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium

PROGRAM AGENDA 
(subject to change)

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Power Center - Ballroom, 5th Floor

8:00 am

Shepperson Suite

Registration
8:30 – 9:00 am

Conference Rooms B&C

Welcome

Sr. Rosemary Donley, S.C., PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Professor, Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations
Duquesne University School of Nursing

Mary Ellen Glasgow PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Professor and Dean
Duquesne University School of Nursing

Charles Dougherty, PhD
President
Duquesne University

Fr. Raymond French, C.S.Sp.
Vice President for Mission and Identity
Duquesne University

9:00 – 10:00 am

Conference Rooms B&C

Keynote Address
"A Prophetic Word: Social Justice and Mental Illness"

Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN
Partner and Co-owner, Twin Solutions LLC, Huntsville, AL

Moderator: Mark Crider, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

10:10 – 11:10 am

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Keynote Address
"Prevention of Major Depressive Disorder: Overview of a Developing Field"

Charles Reynolds III, MD
Professor of Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Aging Institute, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Moderator: Melissa Kalarchian, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, Duquesne University School of Nursing

11:20 – 12:20 pm

Conference Room A

Plenary Panel
"Community-Based Care of Persons with Mental Illness"

Terry Carik, LCSW
Service Coordination Unit Director
Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA

Raymond J. Grabowski, MHS, FACMHA
Director, Behavioral Health
Excela Health, Greensburg, PA

Patricia Valentine
Executive Deputy Director for Integrated Program Services
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Kathleen Zamperini, MA, LPC, NCGC-1
Director of Counseling
Institution Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Moderator: Mary Esther Van Shura, EdD
Director of Community Affairs
Office of Allegheny County Executive, Richard Fitzgerald

12:25 – 1:05 pm

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Lunch
1:10 pm

Shepperson Suite

Presentation of the Eileen Zungolo Spirit of Service Award
1:15 - 1:45 pm

Shepperson Suite

Posters
1:45 – 3:15 pm
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
The Face of Persons with Mental Illness Across Life Cycles,
Cultures and Experiences

*Please choose ONE of the sessions below*

Conference Room A

SESSION 1a: The Child

"Is he a Bully or Depressed? A Study of African American Middle School Youth"
Teresa Combs, PhD, APRN, BC
Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health DNP Program, Uniformed Services University for the Health Services, Bethesda, MD

"Information Processing Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Healthcare"
Diane Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Duquesne University Speech-Language Pathology

Moderator: Rebecca Kronk, PhD, CRNP
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Conference Room B
SESSION 1b: Across Cultures

"Causes, Treatments, and Experiences of Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community"
Sarah E. Dalton, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Assistant Director of Special Services, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

"Understanding the Meaning of Mental Health and Illness in an Urban Nicaraguan Community: A Focused Ethnography"
Richard Zoucha, PhD, APRN-BC, CTN-A, FAAN
Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Leah Vota Cunningham, RN, MNEd, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Msc. Olma Ester Zelaya Reyes
Decana (Dean), Escuela de Enfermeria, Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI), Managua, Nicaragua

"Assessing Distress Levels of Refugee Women for Enhanced Psychosocial Interventions "
Irene C. Felsman, MPH, BSN, RN
Clinical Nurse Educator, Global and Community Health, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC

Moderator: Yvonne Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Conference Room C

SESSION 1c: Across Communities

"Mental Health and Sense of Control: Living in Communities Undergoing Rapid Change"
Lydia Greiner, MSN, APRN, APMHNP-BC
Adjunct Faculty, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Lenore K. Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Clinical Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

"What Happened to our Mental Health System?"
Mary Ann Kirby, RN
First Head Nurse, St. Francis Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and RN, Chronically Mental Ill Unit, Light of Life Shelter, Pittsburgh, PA

"The Effects of Digital Storytelling on the Clinical Symptoms of PTSD in Military Service Members"
Deborah Hood, DNP, RN-BC
US Army Nurse Corp Nurse Scientist Intern
Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Moderator: Linda Goodfellow, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 
Reaching Out to the Person with Mental Illness

*Please choose ONE of the sessions below*

Conference Room A
SESSION 2a: Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit

"Qualitative and Participatory-based Methods to Understand Perceived Determinants of Health among Homeless Veterans"
Michael Mitchell, MA
Advanced Research Fellow, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA

"Integrating Mental Health Strategies into Primary Care Services"
Luann Richardson, PhD, FNP, PMHNP
Associate Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA

Joyce Ott, DNP, CNS
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA

"Effectiveness of Care Management Interventions for Reducing Hospitalization in Individuals with Serious Mental Illness"
Carole Taylor, MSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA

Moderator: Mary Kay Loughran, DNP
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University

Conference Room B

SESSION 2b: Social Justice and Mental Illness

"An Exploration of the Social Justice Tradition in Relation to the Care of Persons with Mental Illness"
Fr. Ragan Schriver
Director of Programs and Services, Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, VA
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Social Work, Knoxville, TN

"Toward a Theory of Social Justice in Nursing"
Robin Walter, PhD(c), MS, CPN, RN
Adjunct Faculty, Barry University, Orlando, FL

Moderator: Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, FAAN
Clinical Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Shepperson Suite

Reception

Friday, October 24, 2014
Power Center - Ballroom, 5th Floor

8:00 am

Shepperson Suite

Registration
8:30 – 8:45 am

Conference Rooms B&C

Welcome

Sr. Rosemary Donley, S.C., PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Professor, Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations
Duquesne University School of Nursing

Mary Ellen Glasgow PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Professor and Dean
Duquesne University School of Nursing

Timothy R, Austin, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Duquesne University

8:45 – 9:45 am

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Keynote Address
"Modern Day Lepers"

James S. Withers, MD, FACP
Founder and Medical Director, Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA

Moderator: Denise Lucas, PhD, CRNP
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

10:00 – 11:30 am

Conference Rooms B&C

Keynote Address
"Action Methods to Promote Trauma Healing"

Dorcas McLaughlin, PhD, RN, CP, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis, MO 

Moderator: Linda Koharchik, DNP, RN, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor/Director, Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Affairs
Duquesne University School of Nursing

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Shepperson Suite

Posters
12:00 – 1:00 pm

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Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm

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Endnote Panel

Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN
Partner and Co-owner, Twin Solutions LLC, Huntsville, AL

Alison Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Dorcas McLaughlin, PhD, RN, CP, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis, MO

Matthew Walsh
Staff Psychotherapist, Counseling and Well-Being Center, Duquesne University

Moderator: Catherine Johnson, PhD, FNP, PNP
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

2:00 - 2:15 pm

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Closing Remarks

Sr. Rosemary Donley, S.C., PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Professor, Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations
Duquesne University School of Nursing

2:15 pm

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Benediction

Fr. Bill Christy, C.S.Sp.
University Chaplain
Duquesne University

2:30 pm
Adjournment