Publications, Papers, Workshops and Presentations

8/01 
Human Sexuality and Mental Health Recovery: The Final Taboo
Ü Workshop presentation at the ñAlternatives 2001î Conference. Presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8/01 
An Overview of Consumer Involvement in Public Policy: The Consumer Movement, It's History and Empowerment
- Presentation at Mental Health Community Forum in association with O.C.T.A. (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance). Presented in Corvallis, Oregon

7/01 
Human Sexuality and Mental Health Recovery: The Final Taboo
Ü Workshop presentation at the World Assembly for Mental Health: Respecting Diversity in a Changing World Conference. Presented in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

6/01 
History of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) Movement
- Presented to Renaissance peer counseling support class (part of Network Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.) in Portland, Oregon

5/01 
An Overview of Consumer Involvement in Public Policy: The Consumer Movement, It's History and Empowerment
- Presentation at O.C.T.A. (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance), (OCTA) for Oregon Trail Project II to train consumer/survivors in how to get more involved in local public policy by participation on Advisory Boards. Presented in Portland, Oregon

5/01 
Roles of Partners in Recovery
- Co-Presented this workshop on the roles of various important people necessary to build a recovery oriented public mental health system at the CASRA (California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies) 2001 conference in Walnut Creek, California

4/01 
History of the Consumer/Survivor Movement; Balancing Empowerment, Recovery and Advocacy
- Presented to the members of "A Place Of Our Own" Drop-In Center in Tillamook, Oregon

4/01 
Recovery: More Than Just Another Name for the Same Old Thing
- Co-Presented this workshop on a new "model" of recovery at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's "In the Public Interest: Strategies and Solutions for Tomorrow" Annual Training Conference in Portland, Oregon

4/01 
Consumers as Colleagues: When Consumers become Co-Workers
- Co-Presented this workshop about "consumers" in the mental health workforce at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's "In the Public Interest: Strategies and Solutions for Tomorrow" Annual Training Conference in Portland, Oregon

2/01
Incorporating Concepts of Recovery and Wellness into the Old Paradigm - Keynote presentation to the MVBCN (Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network) Third Annual Quality Colloquium: Creating a Consumer-Centered System in Salem, Oregon

11/00 
The Consumer Perspective on Recovery and the Value of Work with the IPS+ Program
- Full day training presented to Washington and Multnomah County IPS+ (Individualized Placement and Support) providers who are part of start-up, pilot projects to provide intensive case management and supported employment services. Presented in Portland, Oregon

11/00 
The Journey from Mental Patient to Psychiatric Survivor: Overcoming Mentalism
- Workshop presented at the "NARPA 2000" (National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy) conference; Taking Power to the People: Knowledge Plus Action. Many psychiatric survivors have overcome many of the effects of the trauma of mentalism. This interactive workshop focused on helping people to identify mentalism, its effects and steps in overcoming mentalist attitudes within a recovery framework. Presented in Sacramento, California

10/00 
Mental Health Treatment that Works: National and Local Perspectives
- Co-Presented this workshop at Mental Health and the Law conference sponsored by Multnomah County NAMI. In this workshop, consumer/survivors and advocates together discussed recovery-based, consumer-focused programs that result in long-lasting, successful outcomes with increased community tenure. We also exposed some of the prevalent myths around mental illness, such as the violence myth and the myth of the need for forced treatment, and how these and other myths are hurting rather than helping people get the services they need to prosper. Presented in Portland, Oregon

10/00 Consumer Perspectives on Public Mental Health Services - Presentation to a class at the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University. Also discussed the Recovery Model of service provision and how social workers can be more sensitive and better partners with consumers in the assessment and diagnosis process. Presented in Portland, Oregon

10/00 Consumer/Providers from Different Perspectives - Co-Presented on this workshop panel to look at issues regarding consumers as providers. This panel blended together the different perspectives of individuals who have had experience in either hiring or being a consumer/provider at the Eighth National Case Management Conference sponsored by the NACM (National Association of Case Management) in Kansas City, Missouri

10/00 The Journey from Mental Patient to Psychiatric Survivor: Overcoming Mentalism - Workshop presented at "Alternatives 2000" conference. Many psychiatric survivors have overcome many of the effects of the trauma of mentalism. This interactive workshop focused on helping people to identify mentalism, its effects and steps in overcoming mentalist attitudes within a recovery framework. Presented in Nashville, Tennessee

8/00 
Choosing Meaningful Employment: The IPS+ Model
- Co-Presented this workshop at "Voices of Hope" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors second annual conference. IPS+ is Individual Placement and Support Plus, a Supported Employment Model. Presented in Portland, Oregon

8/00 
The Journey from Mental Patient to Psychiatric Survivor: Overcoming Mentalism
- Workshop presented at "Voices of Hope" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors second annual conference). Many psychiatric survivors have overcome many of the effects of the trauma of mentalism. This interactive workshop focused on helping people to identify mentalism, its effects and steps in overcoming mentalist attitudes within a recovery framework. Presented in Portland, Oregon

8/00 
The California System of Patients' Rights Advocacy
- Presentation to Joint Judiciary Committee Work Group on Advocacy in Eugene, Oregon

8/00 
A Public Mental Health System Without Coercion
- Facilitated this roundtable discussion at the NARMH (National Association for Rural Mental Health) conference in Portland, Oregon

4/00 
Recovery and the Modern Mental Health System
- Presentation to the Governor's Mental Health Alignment Work Group in Turner, Oregon

4/00 
Beyond Components: Using Fidelity Scales to Measure Choice in Program Implementation and Quality Assurance
- Co-Presented this workshop on IPS+ (Individual Placement and Support Plus), Fidelity Scales and Consumer Choice at "Building on Family Strengths" (A National Conference on Research and Services in Support of Children and Their Families) in Portland, Oregon

1/00 
Recovery
- Article in Paradigm, a quarterly publication of The Office of Consumer Technical Assistance

11/99 
Consumer Empowerment and Advocacy; Increasing the Voice of Consumers in the Mental Health System
- Co-Presented this full day training in Grants Pass, Oregon

11/99 
Recovery Model
- Workshop presented twice at Oregon State's Successful Community Living Conference in Springfield, Oregon

9/99 
Changing Our Minds: A Conversation About Work and Our Mental Health
- Panelist at workshop with OCTA (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance) and IPS+ (Individual Placement and Support Plus) in a town hall style discussion about employment and its impact on mental health in West Linn, Oregon

5/99 
Recovery:Consumer/Survivor Perspectives
- Workshop to introduce people to the idea of "mental health" instead of "mental illness" and talk about recovery and independence instead of the limitations which are stereotypically placed on mental patients. Presented on how people can learn to overcome their limitations and acquire the skills to live and thrive successfuly in the community in ways which promote independence and freedom. Presented at "Visions of Strength" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors first annual conference, Springfield, Oregon

5/99 
Recovery and Empowerment
- Plenary Panel member for opening night panel at "Visions of Strength" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors first annual conference, Springfield, Oregon

6/98 
Consumer-Directed Planning & Career Development for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
- As facilitator/consultant, co-presented/trained as part of University of San Francisco's "Generating Employment Opportunities" contract with the California State Departments of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, "Building Employment and Community Connections" program, a Values-Based Curriculum for Serving People with Psychiatric Disabilities, to Sutter/Yuba Counties Mental Health Services in Marysville, California -- Also presented "Career Counseling and Goal Planning (Consumer Directed)" in 3/97 in San Diego, California in 11/96 in San Ramon, California; 5/96 in Orange, Davis, Fairfield and San Bernardino, California; in 4/96 in Phoenix, Arizona; in 2/96 in San Ramon, California; in 6/95 in Pomona, Fresno, Madera, Eureka, and Riverside California; in 5/95 in Orange, California; in 2/95 in San Ramon, California; in 1/95 in Orange, California; in 4/94 in Orange, California; in 2/94 in Los Angeles, California and in 1/94 in San Ramon, California

5/98 
Let`s Understand Each Other
- Presentation of all day workshop designed to promote unity, partnership and understanding in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month sponsored by Yolo County Mental Health (YCMH), Yolo Consumer Self-Help, Advocacy and Peer Support (CSHAPES) and Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC) to the Yolo County, California Mental Health Community in Woodland, California

4/98 
Empowering Mental Health Clients
- Presentation to Yolo Consumer Self-Help, Advocacy and Peer Support (CSHAPES) in Woodland, California

4/96 
Psychiatric Disabilities & Assessment of Abilities (including Psychopharmacologic Issues)
- As facilitator/consultant, co-presented/trained as part of University of San Francisco's "Generating Employment Opportunities" contract with the California State Departments of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, "Building Employment and Community Connections" program, a Values-Based Curriculum for Serving People with Psychiatric Disabilities, San Diego, California

4/96 
The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health
- Co-presented at graduate student training for The Union Institute, San Francisco, California

10/95 
Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program
- Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

7/95 
Phoenix Enterprises, Inc. - Consulted on Federally funded RFP for development of residential treatment services at a HUD 811 construction site for 14 units to serve those identified as the most Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill people in the county, Concord, Contra Costa County, California

7/95 
Training and Career Development (for Mental Health Consumer/Providers)
- Co- facilitated workshop at "Working the System: Comparing & Sharing Experiences with Peers" Conference in Denver, Colorado

6/95 
PsychoSocial Rehabilitation Values and Philosophy in a Consumer Directed System
- As facilitator/consultant, co-presented/trained as part of University of San Francisco's "Generating Employment Opportunities" contract with the California State Departments of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, Building Employment and Community Connections" program, a values based curriculum for serving people with psychiatric disabilities, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria California

5/95 
Mental Health Client Work Force Training
- Co-presented at JOBS NOW: Meaningful Employment of Clients in Public Mental Health, Oakland, California (Also served on the Conference Planning Committee)

5/95 
Developing Housing for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
- Co-presented at HOUSING CALIFORNIA '95 Conference, Sacramento, California

4/95 
The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health
- Co-presented at California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies Annual Conference, Oakland, California

4/95 
The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health
- Co-presented at the Tenth Annual Wealth of Health Conference, San Mateo, California

3/95 
Assessment and Planning in a Consumer Directed System: Values and Philosophy
- Consultant with University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Business, Department of Rehabilitation presentation to Future of the State Hospitals Task Force; Assessment Work Group, South San Francisco, California

12/94 
The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health
- Co-presented at graduate student training for The Union Institute, Tiburon, California

8/94 
Providing Support Over the Telephone to the Chronically Mentally Ill Repeat Caller
- Co-presented to Crisis and Suicide Intervention of Contra Costa phone worker training, Walnut Creek, California

6/94 
The Americans with Disabilities Act and It's Implications for People with Mental
Disabilities - Presentation to The Alliance for Mentally Ill of Contra Costa, Concord, California

5/94 
Clients in the Mental Health System Workforce: Pro's and Con's of Clients
Working in the Mental Health Field - Presentation at the Sonoma County Client Empowerment Training Part II, Consumer Speak Up Conference: Clients Networking for Real Change, Santa Rosa, California

4/94 
Employing Consumers as Mental Health Providers: Is It Possible? - Presentation at California State Conference; Empowering the Mental Health Community: Real Options for Rehabilitation. Sacramento, California (presentation was also made in Fresno, California in March, 1994)

4/94 
Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The
Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program - Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

3/94 
Experiences in Empowerment and Mental Health Board Activism
- Presentation as part of Panel at Sonoma County Mental Health Board Client Empowerment Training - Part 1, Santa Rosa, California

10/93 
Phoenix Enterprises, Inc. - Consultant on State funded RFP for development of residential treatment services in a secure Board and Care type facility for 10 Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill people coming out of State Hospitals, Riverside County, California

8/93 
Hiring of Consumers Within the Public Mental Health System: Is It Possible?
(Peer Support for Consumer/Ex-Patient/Survivor Service Providers) - Presentation at Alternatives '93 Conference, Columbus, Ohio

5/93 
Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The
Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program - Additional topic; Stigma from the client perspective. Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

3/93 
Social Security Work Incentives
- Presentation for National Teleconference Project based in Lawrence, Massachusetts

10/92 
A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill
- Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

8/92 
Informed Consent and Capacity Hearings; Skill Building and Strategizing Around Specific Problems for Medication Capacity Hearing Representation
- Presentation at the Annual State Patients' Rights Conference, Burlingame, California

5/92 
Case Management: A Systems' Change Strategy
- Two day Institute presentation at The International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS) Annual Conference, Oakland, California

11/92 
Disability Benefits Analysis: Social Security Work Incentives Programs
- Presentation at 11th Annual Conference on the Rights of Persons with Psychiatric Labels or Developmental Disabilities (sponsored by National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy). Kansas City, Missouri

9/92 
A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill
- Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

5/92 
Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program
- Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

4/92 
The Contra Costa Network of Mental Health Clients, plans for a consumer run drop-in center and ways churches and consumers can interact to provide support for people with severe emotional problems provide better community education and outreach to combat stigma. Presentation to Martinez Ministerial Association, Martinez, California

4/92 
A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill
- Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

4/92 
An Empowering Journey
- Published in "The Journal", Volume 3, Number 2, a quarterly publication of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

2/92 
Consultant to "Self Help Live" panel. This live national closed circuit broadcast was a presentation on "Employment" including areas on the ADA, Reasonable Accommodation, SSI Work Incentives, Public and Private Sector Employment and How to Find and Keep a Job

2/92 
"Informed Consent and `Riese' Capacity Hearings"
- Organized Training regarding informed consent and involuntary medications in Contra Costa County and presented on local concerns from a Patients' Rights Advocate perspective, Walnut Creek, California

2/92 
Consumers Working in Mental Health
- Presentation at 9th Annual Consumer Speaks Conference, Sacramento, California

2/92 
A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill
- Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

10/91 
Disability Benefits Analysis: Social Security Work Incentives and Their Impact on Other Benefits Systems
- Presentation at 10th Annual Conference on the Rights of Persons with Psychiatric Labels or Developmental Disabilities (sponsored by National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy). Austin, Texas

10/91 
A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill
- Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

8/91 
Role of Advocate in Consumer Movement
- Presentation at Patients' Rights Advocacy Training Conference, Burlingame, California

8/91 
Training and Self-Advocacy
- Presentation as part of this workshop at Patients' Rights Advocacy Training Conference, Burlingame, California

8/91 
Transition from Client to Advocate: From Receiving Services to Giving Services
- Presentation as part of an Advocacy Workshop at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 
Consumer Case Management
- Presentation at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 
Support Services
- Presentation at Conference orientations at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 
Consumers as Service Providers: Overcoming the Barriers
- Presentation at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 
Sensitivity Training. Presentation to various community agencies in various settings prior to the Alternatives `91 Conference to provide information about the Support Services that would be available at the conference. Berkeley, California

7/91 
Alternatives and How It Changes Peoples' Lives
- Presentation at Contra Costa County Alternatives `91 Kickoff Luncheon, Concord, California

5/91 
Working Together and Sharing in Our Diversity
- Presentation at 2nd Annual SCCORE Conference, Grand Junction, Colorado

4/91 
Consumer Advocates Call Others to Action
- Published Interview in "InSites", Vol. IV, No. 2, a publication of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program on Chronic Mental Illness

2/91 Representing Respondents in Mental Health Actions - Presentation as part of the Continuing Legal Education branch of the Disability Law Committee of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado

2/91 Testified before a Colorado State Legislative Committee to kill an oppressive electroshock bill, Denver, Colorado

2/91 Featured Presenter in Educational video produced by Colorado Division of Mental Health on Local Area Planning and Participation in Accordance with P.L. 99-660, Denver, Colorado

12/90 Changing Roles of Consumers and Family Members in the Delivery of Mental Health Services - Presentation at Colorado Association of Community Mental Health Center and Clinics Policy Forum, Denver, Colorado

11/90 
The Need for a Comprehensive Public Mental Health System: Access Issues for the
Medically Indigent - Presentation on behalf of the Colorado Health Care Campaign `90 to a federal and state legislative panel, Denver, Colorado

10/90 
Brief article opposing the Alliance for the Mentally Ill published in "Dendron News", Issue #19

9/90 
Consumers Work
- Presentation at First Annual National Case Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

9/90 
Overcoming Obstacles in Consumer Empowerment
- Presentation at First Annual National Case Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

9/90 
Mental Health Consumers as Service Providers - Presentation at First Annual National Case Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

7/90 Work and Other Methods to Achieving Self-Sufficiency - Presentation at Hearthstone Day Treatment Program, Denver, Colorado

7/90 
The Phoenix Project: Empowerment Through Employment and Other Consumer-
Run Alternatives - Presentation at Alternatives `90 Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

7/90 
Assembling the Building Blocks of a Statewide Organization
- Presentation at Alternatives `90 Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

5/90 
Peer Self-Help, Empowerment and Advocacy
- Opening Address presentation at First Annual SCCORE Conference, Estes Park, Colorado

5/90 
Grievance Procedures
- Workshop presentation at First Annual SCCORE Conference, Estes Park, Colorado

5/90 
SCCORE Position Papers. Plenary presentation at First Annual SCCORE Conference, Estes Park, Colorado

5/90 
Overprotectiveness and Fear of Loss of Services and Friends
- Presentation at First Annual Developmental Disabilities Planning Council "Empowerment" Conference, Denver, Colorado

5/90 
Consumer Self-Advocacy
- Presentation at First Annual Mental Health Advocates Forum, Evergreen, Colorado

10/89 Consumer News. Produced, edited and wrote several articles for the first Colorado Statewide Mental Health Consumer newsletter

10/89 
The Consumer Case Manager Program in Colorado
- Presentation at Regional CSP Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

10/89 
What Consumers Want
- Plenary panel presentation at Regional CSP Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

10/89 
What is Mental Illness?
- Presentation to church group for Colorado Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Co-presented with Colorado State Director of Mental Health for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Denver, Colorado

11/88 
Testified before Colorado State Legislature at sunset hearings on "Mental Impairment in Civil Rights, Denver, Colorado

6/88 
Coalition Building: Increasing AMI Membership through Consumer Involvement
- Presentation at NAMI Annual Convention; Leadership Conference, Boulder, Colorado

6/88 
Developing Supported Employment for CMI Clients: The Nuts and Bolts
- Presentation at workshop featuring Andrea Blanche, Denver, Colorado

4/88 
Battered and Abused
- Unpublished autobiography on the subject of my history of abuse both as a child and a mental patient Pat's Book (Battered and Abused)

9/87 
Change From Within: The Consumer Movement in Colorado
- Presentation at Annual Colorado Mental Health Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado

3/87 
The Self Defeat of Perfectionism
- Presentation to the first class of Consumer Case Manager Aide Trainees, Denver, Colorado