NAMI Utah State Conference

Listening Listening


Announcing our 2020 NAMI Utah Virtual State Conference
Thursday, October 8, ONLINE, 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

We're proud to announce our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ari Sytner, PhD, M.Ed., LCSW, AuthorLiving in a World that Listens, But Doesn't Always Hear: Overcoming the Loneliness of Mental Illness 

Online Registration Now Open        
Download and print Registration Form to fax or mail.

CEUs will be offered.
Break-out Sessions will follow three tracks.
Listen to Help (for friends/family of those with mental illness): 
  Eric McGriff, Crime Victims Treatment Center, Outsmart NYC, "Humble Inquiry"
  Kerri Ernsten, NAMI Utah Mentor & Certified Peer Support Specialist, Shantell Parrish, NAMI Utah Volunteer, NAMI Utah Presentation "In Our Own Voice"
  Meera Jain, DPS, Healthy Minds of Utah, "Transforming Anxiety and Depression into Freedom and Joy"
Listen to Heal (for clinicians/professionals): 
  Amy Henderson, LCSW, Inner Journey Counseling, "Listening to Self: The Path to Hearing Others"
  Ariel Malan, MHA (she/her), University of Utah Transgender Health Program, "Best Practices for Serving Gender Diverse Patients in Healthcare Settings"
  Wendy O'Leary, L.E., CONNECT Summit County, "Listen to Advocate"
Listen to Hope (for people with mental illness:
  Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, F-GSA, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, "Listening to Loss in a Pandemic: A Call to Community"
  Sherrie Allsup, Founder, Courage Starts with You, "The Link Between Sexual Assault and Suicide"
  Owen Ashton, CPA, CPSS, Author--Rising Above Fog: A Riveting True Story of Personal Triumph, current NAMI Utah Board President, "The Importance of Peer Support Specialists"


If you have trouble paying for the conference, you may request a Scholarship.

Questions? Please email Sue Weaver.


NAMI Utah would like to thank our Conference Sponsors:

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For more information contact Sue Weaver, Development and Marketing Director,  

* Disclaimer

The information available through the NAMI Utah Conference and on website is presented in summary form as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. This information has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, NAMI Utah makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. This information is neither complete nor exhaustive and does not cover all disabilities, diseases, illnesses and physical conditions or their management or treatment.