Thank you attendees, speakers, exhibitors….and sponsors! for making our day a success. Adobe PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations and handouts for many of the sessions are available from the links in the table below.  In addition, we had a wonderful keynote by author Marya Hornbacher, an Ask the Professional panel graciously crewed by Dr. John Tamerin, Dr. David Buch, Dr. Laura DeMarzo and Carol Rickard, and our day was capped by DBSA President Allen Doederlein’s conversation with our exclusive interviewee. Yes, we are being mysterious about our interviewee’s name here, but you can see who that was by looking in our program. The program’s agenda also exposes why we are so appreciative to our panel; the Ask the Professional session was cobbled together at the eleventh hour to stand in for Sen. Richard Codey, who was unavoidably detained that day and unable to present his scheduled keynote.

This page was published on August 25, 2014 and updated with additional content on August 29.

Speaker Presentation (with links to PDF versions of PowerPoints and Handouts)
Laura DeMarzo, Ed.D When Stress Gets on Your Nerves: Turning Tension into Tranquility
(PowerPoint and Handout)
Linda Gochfeld, MD A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on the Recovery Model: Effective Treatments
(PowerPoint)
Maryann Sowerbutts, OTR/L Tapping Your Senses to Create Balance Within
(PowerPoint)
Allen Doederlein Partners in Mission: Working Together to Improve Lives
(PowerPoint)
Carol L. Rickard, LCSW LifeTools: How to Manage Life Instead of Life Managing You!
(PowerPoint)
David Buch, MD Being in Charge of My Life: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
(PowerPoint)
Carla Carbonara, LCADC, LAC Being in Charge of My Life: Managing My Illness
(PowerPoint)
Tricia Baker, YMHFA, CPDT-KA Therapy Dogs and Pets for Emotional Support
On YouTube: Miki: Award of Canine Excellence for Therapy and AIR Dogs

 

And here are some pictures! Click on the images to see the high resolution versions (opens in a new window or tab). Photographs are courtesy of Kean University.

Chris Chernick opens the conference

DBSA New Jersey President Chris Chernick Opens the conference with DBSA National Board Chair Rev. Cheryl Magrini on deck

Author Marya Hornbacher delivers her dynamic keynote

The Bakers exhibit for AIR

The Bakers exhibit for AIR

Click for high resolution photo

In Their Shoes: A poignant statement on why we engage for mental health

Dr. Laura DeMarzo presents on managing stress

Dr. Laura DeMarzo presents on managing stress

Conference chair David Mizenko addresses our Ask the Professional panel, Carol Rickard, Dr. DeMarzo, Dr. John Tamerin and Dr. David Buch

Conference chair David Mizenko addresses our Ask the Professional panel, Carol Rickard, Dr. DeMarzo, Dr. John Tamerin and Dr. David Buch