2019 Illinois IPS Conference Agenda

Illinois IPS Conference Agenda (pdf)

IPS (Individual Placement and Support)

An evidence-based practice developed to help promote the recovery of people who have serious mental illnesses through work.  This model is well defined by eight practice principles and a 25 item fidelity scale.

April 3rd & 4th

Meet your IPS partners from all over Illinois, and learn what is happening on the cutting edge of IPS services.

Be A Part of Something Bigger!

Northfield Inn & Conference Center
3280 Northfield Ave.
Springfield, IL
(217) 523-7900, www.northfieldinn.com

Room reservations can be made and paid for by attendees through the Northfield Inn. Mention "The Division of Mental Health" for reduced state rates.


April 3rd, Day 1

Time Event
8:30 - 9:00 Conference Check-In
9:00 - 11:00 Foundation in IPS session for new agencies & staff new to the IPS model 
11:30 - 1:15 Opening remarks by Diana Knaebe (Director, DMH) Lee Ann Reinert (Deputy Directory, DMH) and recovery story by Ricky Rogers
1:30 to 3:00 Judith Cook:  SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) "Lessons Learned"
3:15 to 4:45 Ron Mulvaney:  Benefits Planning 
3:15 to 4:45 Tom Troe & Rhonda Keck:  WRAP (Wellness, Recovery Action Plan) FOR WORK
3:15 to 4:45 Melanie Kinley:  Motivational Interviewing & The 5 Stages of Recovery
4:45 to 5:30 Break, and hotel check-in
5:30 Networking
6:30 Dinner with Keynote Speakers Deborah R. Becker, M.Ed., CRC and Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D.

April 4th, Day 2

Time Event
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast (included with hotel stay), Conference check-in
8:30 to 10:00 Brad Rosner and Sean Johnson:  CRSS-E Within IPS
8:30 to 10:00 Dr. Jane Burke-Miller:  Financial Education
8:30 to 10:00 Amy Spagnolo:  Supervision and Staff Retention
10:15 to 11:45 Nicole Pashka: Cultural Competency
10:15 to 11:45 Rosemary Laudani:  ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience)
10:15 to 11:45 Amy Spagnolo: Supervision and Staff Retention
11:45 to 12:15 Conference Close & Evaluations