Agenda 2017

Attendance Guidelines

Dress code is business casual for all meetings and sessions.

Badges are required for entry to all meeting rooms, meal functions and exhibit hall.

All sessions are open to conference attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis. As soon as all chairs are occupied, the room monitor will close the session. Fire codes prohibit attendees from standing in aisles or against walls. We appreciate your cooperation.

Special Events

Center Reception

The Center Reception will be held on Thursday evening, June 29, 2017. Drop in for some snacks, refreshments and fun!

This informal event is casual dress and attendance – come and go as you please.

fmaaward2016-1_colorFrank M. Adams Award

Established in 1990, the Adams Award was created in honor of the late Frank M. Adams, a founding member of the Texas Council, and annually honors outstanding Individual, Community, and Media services. We will honor this year’s recipients of the Adams Award Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Agenda Overview

The full on-site brochure is available for preview here.

Some sessions have made handouts available online. These can be viewed or downloaded on the Handouts page and are linked to applicable sessions below.

If you have questions about the agenda, contact Maria Rios at

Wednesday, June 28

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Consortia Meetings

Medical Services (Pre-Meeting 8:00 – 8:30AM – Nursing)

Workgroup Meetings


Breakout Session

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Ethical Considerations for Diagnosing Intellectual Disabilities in Local Authorities

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Preceptorship: The Future Begins Today

1:15 – 3:00PM

General Sessions

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Staples

3:30 – 5:00PM

Breakout Sessions

Best Practices in Positive and Effective Residential Behavioral Treatment

Community Partnerships: We’re In This Together

Creating a Consumer Operated Services Program (COSP): The Capital and Culture of Recovery

Ethical Concerns in Behavioral Health: Five Burning Questions

Got Data! Now What?

Topic: Special Community Projects for IDD

  • The Broken Bow Experience: How Planning a Camping Trip Empowered IDD Residents
  • Next Chapter Book Club: A Low-Cost/High-Impact Model for Community Inclusion

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

Managed Care Steering Committee Meeting

Trustee Room Session

Generation Z: Are We Ready for the New Workforce?

Thursday, June 29

7:30AM – 3:30PM

Exhibit Hall Open
Poster Sessions

Success Wall

Fractured Lives… Using EMDR to Put the Pieces Back Together

Mental Health Resources at Your Fingertips

Staff Performance: Creating a Motivating and Rewarding Work Environment

Prosumer Empowerment Radio

8:30AM – 12:00PM

General Sessions

Keynote Speaker: Gina Calhoun

State and National Perspectives Panel

  • Danette Castle, CEO, Texas Council of Community Centers
  • Chuck Ingoglia, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement, National Council of Behavioral Health
  • Sonja Gaines, Associate Commissioner, Behavioral Health and IDD Services, HHSC
  • Gary Jessee, Deputy Executive Commissioner, Medical and Social Services, HHSC

1:30 – 3:00PM

Breakout Sessions

From Triage to Intervention: A Crisis Care Model for Persons with IDD

How Centers Can Reduce Preventable Re-Hospitalization through Evidence-Based Care Transition

Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Panel

P.E.E.R.S. for Hope House and Other Peer Led Activities Toward Recovery

Topic: Marketing and Business Development

  • Mental Illness is REAL in East Texas
  • Implementing a Business Development Strategy that Works for You

Transforming Mission into Money through Value Based Purchasing Partnerships

Walking on a Tight Rope: The Family Recovery Process

Trustee Room Session

Insight into the Texas Political Landscape

3:30 – 5:00PM

Breakout Sessions

Developing and Implementing a Compliance Program: 0 to 60 in 36 Months

DSRIP Strategy Forum: Finding Our Way in DY7-8

Managed Care Session

On-Campus Mental Health Only and Integrated Student Support Models Contrasted

Sexual Preference/Sexual Identity Scale for Persons with IDD

Trauma-Informed Care in Broad Community Mental Health Populations

Working with the Media: Techniques for Interviewing and Getting Your Story Covered

Trustee Room Session

Gina Calhoun: Building and Supporting Self-Efficacy

Friday, June 30

8:30 – 10:00AM

Breakout Sessions

Adapting Trauma-Informed Care Implementation to Meet Agency and Specific Divisional Needs

Anyone Can Do it – Really: Making Presentations that Impress and Excite Your Audience

Closing the Gap between Mental Illness and Dual Diagnosis

Expanding ECI Services Into a New Catchment Area: One Center’s Journey

First Episode Psychosis Panel

Saving Money While Keeping Your Benefits: How to Use Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

Telepsychiatry: Challenges and Solutions through Experience

We’re All Getting Older!

Trustee Room

State Budget Update

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Breakout Sessions

Compliance Best Practices for Community Centers

Ethical Considerations in Acute Psychiatric Settings

Going for Distance: TxACE EHR Implementation Round Table

Revenue Cycle Management: Improving Operations from Initial Appointment to Final Payment

Rural Community’s Model: Emergency Behavioral Health (Judicial, Hospital, FQHC and LMHA)

Three Essentials for Sustained Improvement Capability

Topic: Crisis Intervention for IDD

  • Crisis Intervention Specialist Integration with the MHMR Tarrant START Model
  • Crisis Intervention Services for Individuals with IDD
Trustee Room Session

Texas Council Legislative Update: 85th Legislative Session

12:30 – 4:00PM

Post-Conference: Peer and Family Partner Summit

Discussion Theme: Being Change Agents (And Not Losing Your Job)
Free to Attend with Registration

When a recovery model meets a medical model, there can be some friction. How do we keep true to our peer work in this environment? How can we be change agents and inspire cooperation? How can Peer Specialists and Family Partners unite to build a bond for the people we serve and organizations we work for while moving the recovery movement forward?

At the Summit, we will have frank discussions to look for answers to these questions and unite to support each other as we move forward. We need your voice there – register to attend!

If you have questions, contact Janet Paleo at