The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health invites you to view online or in person, its second Friday Webinars. MNCAMH draws from experts in their respective fields and asks them to provide a one hour lecture related to their area of interest with a focus on application to practice. One CEU is available for those who attend this webinar in person or live on the web, complete an evaluation of the webinar and pass a post test based on the material presented. Evaluation and post test are available shortly following the webinar.
The webinar is broadcast from room 145 Peters Hall in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul 55108. Parking is available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp directly across the street from Peters Hall. All webinars take place between Noon and 1PM.
We are now using GoToWebinar for our online delivery. This webinar can be viewed on a smart phone or tablet by downloading the GoToMeeting app from the Apple Store or the Android app.
Albert Garcia is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist at Peoples Incorporated Homeless Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team in Minneapolis. Mr. Garcia founded the Hearing Voices Network of Minnesota. He is also a husband, father, and grandfather who has been symptomatic with 42 internal voices for over a decade. During a portion of that time, Albert was homeless, using chemicals, and ostracized by many who knew him. Recovery from chemicals allowed Albert to discover sobriety and reconnect with family but he continued to be plagued with hearing voices. The voices grew in number and intensity and, after years of practice, Albert found a productive method of harnessing the constant noise in his head. Now, Albert speaks throughout the region about how this process of recovery can work for those in need.
Albert will present on his experience of incorporating his past and current struggles with his career as a Certified Peer Specialist as well as the methods he uses while working with clients with issues concerning mental health and substance abuse. Learn how the Hearing Voices Network method works to provide education, recovery, and hope for people who hear voices.
The Minnesota Center of Excellence For Chemical And Mental Health strives to advance the science and practice of treating mental health and substance abuse disorders through research and dissemination of clinical best practices and develops advancements in professional and degree-based education for providers.
MNCAMH is sponsored by funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Division.
The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health has developed a comprehensive set of training videos for agencies that want to develop an Enhanced Illness, Management & Recovery Program. Onsite consultation is also available. For more information contact MNCAMH.