Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Grant Activity: Current Activity Impacting Communities

Opening Closed Doors Invitational Conference

June 18th and 19th 2013

WHYY Studios

150 N. Sixth Street

Fifty two key leaders from across the country gathered in Philadelphia to take part in the Opening Closed Doors Conference on June 18th and 19th. The attendees included leadership from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Psychological Association(APA), the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Office of Mental Health America (previously Mental Health Association), the National Office of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), One Mind for Research, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and several City and State Governments (California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania). Numerous academic and hospital institutions were present including: Brown University, Columbia University, Drexel University, Harvard University, New York University, Temple University, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Yale University. Consumers and family members from across the country also participated and were an integral part of the meeting.
The principal goal of this conference and its continued work is to establish a forceful, vocal coalition of families and advocates to pursue clear goals and plans that can 'open closed doors' that improve the lives of people with mental illness, their families and their communities.
The meeting concluded with a set of feasible goals for both Privacy and Liberty Issues. These will be developed into work plans, with clear objectives, partners, milestones, and potential and actual resources. The work plans will be released in September 2013. During the summer the group will use the time to solicit stories and examples of innovative and effective efforts to 'open closed doors' from attendees and others.


Tuesday, June 18th 2013

6:30pm                               Welcome & Introductions by hosts: Dr. Lloyd Sederer, Mr. Joe Pyle, Mr & Mrs. Nicholson,

6:45pm                               Conference kick-off by Dr. Elyn Saks

7:00pm-7:30pm                 Dinner

7:30pm-8:30pm                 Review of Prep Work and Survey Results by facilitator Dr. Michael Hogan

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

8:00-8:20am                      Registration and Breakfast

8:20-8:30am                      Welcome by moderator Dr. Michael Hogan

8:30-9:30am                      Overview of Privacy Issues presented by Dr. Nadine Kaslow

9:30-10:30am                    Overview of Privacy Liberty presented by Dr. Paul Appelbaum

10:30-11:10am                  Description and Transistion to Work Groups

11:10-12:40pm                  Work Group Rotation 1

12:40-1:10pm                    Lunch

1:10-2:00pm                      Work Group Rotation 2

2:00-2:45pm                      Work Group Rotation 3                        

2:45-4:00pm                      Review and Next Steps by Dr. Michael Hogan

4:00-6:00pm                      Debriefing Cocktail Hour