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Saturday, January 12, 2002
Wheeler Auditorium, University of California Berkeley
63-105 Center for Health Sciences, UCLA

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bruce Cain, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, and Robson Professor of Political Science

Medical Perspectives

What is mental illness and what lessons are offered by recent developments in detection and diagnosis? How do these scientific developments inform our social policy agenda?

Peter Whybrow, M.D., (Introductory Speaker and Panel Chair), Chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Director, Institute of Neuropsychiatry, UCLA
Alejandro Kopelowicz, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, UCLA, and Director, San Fernando Mental Health Center, Los Angeles
Sam Barondes, M.D., Jeanne & Sanford Robertson Professor and Director, Center for Neurobiology & Psychiatry, UCSF
Jair Soares, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, and chief, Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX.

Treatment Perspectives

What treatments are most effective in promoting rehabilitation and recovery? How might policymakers improve the provision of supervised outpatient care and treatment of patients with concurrent substance dependency?

Dr. Alexander Young, M.D., M.S.H.S., (Panel Chair), Director, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA;
Steve Segal, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Mental Health and Social Welfare Research Group, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley;
Barbara E. Havassy, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, and Director, Treatment Outcome Group, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF;
Judge Harold E. Shabo, Mental Health Supervising Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court;
Dave Hosseini, Executive Director, Sacramento Consumer Self-Help Centers and Office of Patients' Rights

Keynote Address

Introduction of presentation: Fred J. Martin, Jr., Conference Chair, IGS Visiting Scholar subsequent to retirement as Senior Vice President & Director of Governmental Relations, Bank of America

Keynote Presentation: The Honorable Guido Belsasso, M.D., National Commissioner for the National Council Against Addictions and Mental Health Programs in Mexico, Ministry of Health

Mental Heath Funding and Parity

What can be done to strengthen and enhance coverage and delivery for the mentally ill? What challenges remain in implementing federal and state parity legislation?

Richard Scheffler, Ph.D., (Panel Chair) Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, and Policy Director, Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, UC Berkeley
Ralph Catalano, Ph.D., MRP, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley;
Helen M. Thomson, R.N., Chair, California Assembly Health Committee, author of legislation on mental health parity and LPS reform;
Steve Mayberg, Ph.D., Director, Department of Mental Health, State of California.

Children, Families and Mental Health

How can our mental health system best serve children with mental illness? What barriers exist in assessing children's mental health needs, facilitating access to treatment and combating stigma?

Abram Rosenblatt, Ph.D., (Panel Chair) Associate Adjunct Professor, Director, Child Services Research Group, UCSF
Lonnie R. Snowden, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
Toby Ewing, Project Manager, Little Hoover Report on Children's Mental Health
Joan Asarnow, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine

Closing Remarks

Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley