SAMHSA–Sponsored Webinar: Technology in Recovery by Those Living with Schizophrenia

Jun 14, 2016

Technology has become increasingly important in the recovery process for people living with mental health conditions.

Learn from Dr. Ken Duckworth NAMI’s Medical Director, Katrina Gay NAMI’s National Director of Communications and Ray Gonzalez the Executive Director at the Center for Cognition and Recovery about how technology is helping people living with schizophrenia.

Presenters talk about research, programs and the expansion of the use of technology in the recovery process for people living with schizophrenia.

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Ken Duckworth, M.D., Medical Director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is double board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has also completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship.

Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School, and has served as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has held clinical and leadership positions in community mental health, school psychiatry and now also works as Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

He is also a family member of a person living with mental illness.

Katrina Gay, National Director, Communications & Public Affairs for NAMI. She oversees strategic and operational communications initiatives including leadership oversight of website relations, media relations, public relations and marketing initiatives and publications. She works to build a mental health movement to transform the way American understands and responds as a culture to mental health. 

Ray Gonzales, LISW, Executive Director at the Center for Cognition and Recovery, LLC has more than 35 years of direct services (casework services for a wide range of clients), administration (former CEO of 403 bed state psychiatric hospital; founded and led PLAN of Northeast Ohio for 21 years and is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Cognition and Recovery) and program development for persons recovering from mental illnesses (brought CET from University of Pittsburgh to Cleveland in the fall of 2000).  He has a MSW from Ohio State University (1976) and has his ACSW (1982) and LISW-S (1987).  Mr. Gonzalez has been a NAMI member for 28 years; has co-lead four CET groups; has presented on CET at over 110 local, regional and national conferences and workshops; and has helped established 34 CET Programs in 12 states.

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