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The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
presents

Spring Symposium 2017


Supported Decision-Making:
Giving Mental Health a Voice

Monday, April 24, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Town & Gown Ballroom
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California



Registration is FREE. Space is limited.

Conference Schedule

Light Continental Breakfast available at 8:30 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 9:20 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrew T. Guzman
Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, USC Gould School of Law

Elyn Saks
Director, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

9:30 - 9:50 am Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights, Ensuring Choices

Jonathan Martinis
Senior Director for Law and Policy
Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Session 1:

10:00-10:50 am Consumer Perspective

Elyn Saks
USC Gould Professor
Director, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

Ryan King and Susie King
SDM Advocates

Jonathan Martinis
Senior Director for Law and Policy
Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Moderator:
Ben Carey
Reporter
The New York Times Times

10:50-11:10 am Break

Session 2:

11:10-12:20 pm Professional/Medical Perspective

Roderick Shaner
Medical Director
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Ann Marie Yamada
Associate Professor
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Kimberly Finney
Clinical Associate Professor
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ana Suarez
District Chief
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Moderator:
Ben Carey
Reporter
The New York Times Times

12:30-1:30 pm Lunchtime Keynote

Mayor Darrell Steinberg
Founder
The Steinberg Institute

Session 3:

1:45-2:45 pm Legal/International Perspective

Judith Klein
Director, Open Society Mental Health Initiative
Open Society Foundations

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren
Administrative Judge
Broward County Misdemeanor Mental Health Court

Jim Preis
Executive Director
Mental Health Advocacy Services

Moderator:
Ben Carey
Reporter
The New York Times Times

2:45-3:00 pm Closing Remarks
Reception After Symposium

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