2009 Conference Speaker Gallery

The 2009 DBSA National Conference will feature an exciting array of leading mental health experts, renowned authors, and consumer advocates.

 

Keynotes Breakouts Pre-Conference Institutes
  Comedy Post-Conference Institutes

 

KEYNOTES

We're thrilled to have the following keynote presenters at this year's conference. Read more about our keynote speakers and their presentations.

 

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Bryce Mackie

Crystal Crawford
CEO
Educator
Advocate
Lay Minister
David Granirer
Stand-up Comic
Counselor
Author
Consumer

Bryce Mackie
Filmmaker
Student
Advocate
Consumer

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Victoria Maxwell
Playwright
Actress
Educator
Consumer

Scott Nychay
Political Cartoonist
Author
Visual Journalist
Consumer

Darby Penney
Researcher
Advocate
Author
Ex-patient 

 

EDUCATIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

The conference breakout sessions are presentations/workshops that address a wide range of recovery-focused and educational topics. List of educational breakout sessions and speaker bios.

 

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Steve Bell 2009 

Melissa Davisdon 2009 

Donna Dykstra and Bucky 2009

J. Austin S. Bell

M. Davidson

D. Dykstra

Carol Bailey Floyd 

karen fuqua 2009 Lisa Goodale 2009 Steve Lappen 2009

C. Bailey Floyd

K. Fuqua

L. Goodale

S. Lappen

Cheryl Murphy Malkia Newman Steve Propst 2009 Greg Simon 2009

C. Murphy

M. M. Newman

S. Propst

  G. Simon

Emily Smith Trisha Suppes Audrey Tyrka  

E. Smith

T. Suppes

A. Tyrka  

 

PRE-CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

Read more about our pre-conference speakers and their workshops.

 

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Victoria Maxwell

Jehannine Austin

 

CONSUMER FOCUS
Wilderness Tips for the Comeback Trail:
Reclaiming Joy & Balance
Presented by Victoria Maxwell
Friday, September 11,  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(workshop description)

FAMILY FOCUS
The "Nature v. Nurture" Debate: Guilt & Stigma
Presented by Jehannine Austin, PhD
Friday, September 11,  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(workshop description)

POST-CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

Read more about our post-conference speakers and their workshops.

 

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Donna Dykstra 2009

Lisa Goodale 2009

Karen Fuqua

Donna Dykstra Lisa Goodale

 

WORK FOCUS
Successfully Navigating the Complexities of the Workplace
Presented by Karen Fuqua, PHR, CSP, CCP
Sunday, September 13,  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(workshop description)

PEER SPECIALIST CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)
Managing Effective Peer-Led Groups
Presented by Donna Dykstra and
Lisa Goodale, MSW, LSW
Sunday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(workshop description)

COMEDY NIGHT

DBSA STAND-UP COMEDY WITH DAVID GRANIRER
Saturday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

David Granirer  

David Granirer is a stand-up comic and founder of Stand Up for Mental Health. A consumer who lives with depression, he is also a counselor, speaker, and the author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success. He has taught stand-up comedy to recovering drug addicts and cancer patients and is featured in the documentary Cracking Up, a 2008 winner of SAMHSA's prestigious Voice Awards.

David also gives presentations on laughter in the workplace to hundreds of organizations across North America, helping them use humor to decrease stress, increase wellness ,and cope with change. He is proud of the fact he has been labeled as "crazy," because he truly believes you "gotta be nuts" to do stand-up comedy!

Learn more about Comedy Night!

 


 

 
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