Session Handouts

The following NAMI Illinois Conference presenters have provided their handouts for your reference.

Friday Sessions

10:45 a.m. – How to Effectively Lobby the Illinois General Assembly

Senator Pat McGuire, 43rd District, Illinois

10:45 a.m. – Back on Track- Success in  College After a Mental Health Crisis

Dr. Elizabeth Gobbi, Chief Psychiatrist, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Northwestern University

10:45 a.m. – NAMI Illinois Re-Affiliation Workshop

1:30 p.m. – Hope FIRST: Innovative Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

Rebecca Flattery, Hope FIRST Project Developer/Team Lead and Brian Rohloff, Hope FIRST Supportive Employment Specialist, Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

1:30 p.m. – CIT – Transition in Law Enforcement

Christopher Collins, Lieutenant Kane County Sheriff

3:15 p.m. – Getting To Know Your First Responders

Ariana Kitty, Operations Manager, Northwest Central Dispatch System, & Alexandra Kitty Nelson, Police Officer, Arlington Heights Police Department

3:15 p.m. – Mental Health Implications in the Civil Judicial System

Judge Carolyn Quinn, Judge Maureen Ward-Kirby, Judge Debra Walker, Circuit Court Cook County

Judge Carolyn Quinn

Judge Maureen Ward-Kirby

Judge Debra Walker


Saturday Sessions

8:30 a.m. – NAMI Illinois Annual Meeting

Keynote: Mental Health Research…Updates and Opportunities

John Zajecka, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Depression Treatment and Research Center, Rush University Medical Center

10:45 a.m. – Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Matthew J. Smith, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Ilona Dewald, Research Assistant Coordinator; Rachel Sax, Research Project Manager, Northwestern University

1:30 p.m. – Positive Psychology: Strength-based Approaches to Mental Illness

Virginia Goldrick, Recovery Support Specialist, Chicago Read Mental Health Center