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World Seminar 2015 Plenary Speeches

This page displays all the plenary speeches that were made during Clubhouse International's World Seminar 2015 held in Denver Colorado in October 2015. These speeches covered topics of interest related to the changing world of mental health, including creating community, promoting healthy lifestyles, employment programs, reaching young people living with mental illness and much more. Click on the relevant link below to download and view the plenary speech of your choice.

Click here to download and view the Seminar program.

Opening Session
David Koven (Frontier House): Welcome to World Seminar 2015!

Looking Ahead: Imagining the Clubhouse of Tomorrow
Joel Corcoran, Executive Director, Clubhouse International: Looking Ahead: Imagining the Clubhouse of Tomorrow
Beverly Pringle, PhD, Chief, Global Mental Health Research, National Institute of Mental Health: Research to Improve Lives
Group Presentation (Anita Brix, Clubhouse International), Maria Agnieszka Christiansen (Fontaenehuset Frederikshavn, Denmark), Leif Oldert and Deanna Tymofichuk (Alliance House, Utah)

The Burgeoning Clubhouse Movement: Adventures in Clubhouse Expansion Around the World
Moderator: Jack Yatsko, Chief Operating Officer, Clubhouse International
Rekha Aththidiye, Apegedara Clubhouse, Clinical Psychologist, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Eva Yau, Clubhouse International Honorary Consultant, Sichaun, People’s Republic of China
Ashley Liu, Hope Clubhouse, People’s Republic of China (via video)
Matthew Vorderstrasse, Compass House, Oregon
Niamh Coady, Phoenix Clubhouse, Republic of Ireland

Transforming Lives, Transforming Clubhouses: The Power of Accreditation!
Moderator: Lee Kellogg, Clubhouse International
Colleen McKay, MA, CAGS, Assistant Professor & Director, Program for Clubhouse Research, U. Mass Medical School, Massachusetts
Robby Vorspan, Clubhouse International
Gunilla Byström, Fountain House/Stockholm, Sweden, Anders Rudström, Fountain House/Stockholm, Sweden
Rich Meyer, Elkhart County Clubhouse, Indiana
Andrew Borntrager, Elkhart County Clubhouse, Indiana

Changing Our Employment Mindset: Raising Our Expectations
Moderator: Ruth Osterman, Genesis Club, Massachusetts
Colleen Cann MacKenzie, Crossroads Cape Breton, Canada
Joseph LeBlanc, High Hopes Clubhouse, Maine
Donnamarie Randolph, Magnolia Clubhouse,Ohio
Nina Galta and Christian Haugaard, Fontenehuset i Stavanger, Norway

Becoming Part of the Larger Mental Health Solution
Moderator: Steven Manning, The Carriage House, Indiana
Marjukka Friman-Reinikka, Helsingin Klubitalo, Finland
Maresa Ness, Mosaic Clubhouse, England
Criss Habal-Brosek, Progress Place, Canada
Carrie Shaw, Progress Place Board member, Canada
Elliott Steele, Vincent House Board member, Florida

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