Recovering from Violence: Victims, Perpetrators, and Communities
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (Pre-Conference)
Thursday-Friday, March 19-20, 2015 (Conference)
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 06513
When violence occurs, everyone is affected. Popular attention in the aftermath of violent events is understandably focused on victims, but communities and perpetrators must also find ways to heal. In this 2-day symposium, the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, the Yale Law & Psychiatry Division, the Samuel & Kathryn Yochelson Family, and the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services collaborate to explore what it means to recover from violence. We focus both on mass tragedies and on individual, smaller-scale violent acts. Topic areas include:
- Understanding violence
- Treating perpetrators of violence
- Treating victims of violence
- Community-based violence prevention and recovery programs
- Legal strategies to reduce violence and criminal recidivism
The conference is intended for mental health professionals of all disciplines, as well as students, academics, and legal professionals with an interest in the study of violence. The program includes a mixture of plenary (large lecture hall) and parallel (smaller group) sessions. Fourteen hours of continuing education credit are available for psychologists, physicians, social workers, and nurse practitioners.
Yale Campus Map
Wednesday, March 18
The prison/hospital tour requires separate registration and is limited to 25 participants. All conference registrants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception in the evening.
|8:00 am||Bus leaves Omni New Haven|
|9:00-11:00 am||Prison tour|
|12:00 noon||Lunch at Connecticut Valley Hospital|
|12:30-2:00 pm||Tour of Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital|
|2:45 pm||Bus arrives back at Omni New Haven|
|3:00-6:00 pm||IAFP Board Meeting|
|7:00-9:00 pm||Welcome Reception at Woolsey Hall|
Thursday, March 19
Conference Day 1
|8:00-8:30 am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-9:00 am||Opening Remarks|
|9:00-10:30 am||Plenary Session 1|
|10:30-10:45 am||Coffee Break|
|10:45 am-12:15 pm||Parallel Session 1|
|1:30-3:00 pm||Plenary Session 2|
|3:00-3:15 pm||Coffee Break|
|3:15-4:45 pm||Parallel Session 2|
|5:00-6:00 pm||Large Group|
|6:30-9:00 pm||IAFP-Yochelson Gala Dinner|
Friday, March 20
Conference Day 2
|8:00-9:00 am||IAFP Annual General Meeting|
|9:00-10:30 am||Plenary Session 3|
|10:30-10:45 am||Coffee Break|
|10:45 am-12:15 pm||Parallel Session 3|
|1:30-3:00 pm||Parallel Session 4|
|3:00-4:30 pm||Plenary Session 4
|4:30-5:30 pm||Large Group|
|5:30-6:00 pm||Closing Remarks and Invitation to Ghent 2016|
Featured Speakers and Events
Confirmed plenary speakers for the conference are:
Rebecca Bailey, PhD
Thomas Gutheil, MD
Abigail M. Judge, PhD
Reid Meloy, PhD
Jean-François Pelletier, PhD
Jessica Yakeley, MD
Welcome Reception at Woolsey Hall
Gala Dinner at Union League Cafe
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (Connecticut Valley Hospital) has designated this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Individuals should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This conference provides 14 Continuing Education Contact Hours. This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.
This conference has been approved by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for 14 contact hours of Continuing Education to meet the criteria for Clinical Psychologist Licensure.
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms for conference attendees have been reserved at the Omni New Haven for Tuesday, March 17; Wednesday, March 18; and Thursday, March 19. Please book online or call the hotel at (203) 772-6664. Please mention "International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy 2015" when booking.
Transportation to the pre-conference events will depart from the Omni New Haven.
Traveling to Yale
- International travelers will likely find that flights to New York (JFK International Airport or Newark Liberty Airport) are the most convenient and affordable.
- For domestic travelers, Bradley International Airport (outside Hartford, CT) is also an option. New Haven’s airport (Tweed) offers very limited service, but is the closest airport to the Yale campus.
- From all airports, there are several options for ground transportation to the Yale campus. Please see the Living New Haven website for details on traveling to and from area airports: http://livingnh.yale.edu/transportation.
- New Haven’s Union Station is located close to the Yale Campus. The station is on the following rail lines:
- Train tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the train station. For Amtrak, fares are considerably less expensive if purchased in advance.
- From the New Haven train station, it is advisable to take a taxi to the hotel.
- The conference will take place in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven. Click here for a Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/Qns6f
- There are no designated parking spaces for conference attendees. The closest parking garage to Linsly-Chittenden Hall is the Chapel-York Garage at 150 York Street (corner of York and Chapel). Parking is $2 per hour, with a $10 maximum for cars that arrive after 7 am and leave before 6 pm. More information can be found at: http://infonewhaven.com/content/chapelyork-garage
General registration is now closed.
After March 11, 2015, online registration will no longer be available. Persons who wish to attend the event must register on-site on Thursday, March 19. Registration cannot be completed from March 12-18.
Registration includes attendance at all conference sessions, plus continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. No spaces are available for the pre-conference tour or gala dinner.
Changing or Canceling an Existing Registration
The deadline for changes and cancellations has passed. Refunds will no longer be given. Please contact Yale Conferences & Events at 203.432.0465 with questions or concerns.
About the Conference Organizers
- The International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy is a group of professionals, trainees, volunteers, experts by experience, and others with an interest in the psychodynamic understanding of offending and its treatment. Click here to learn more or become a member: http://forensicpsychotherapy.com
- The Law and Psychiatry Division, based in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University, provides education, forensic evaluations, clinical services, consultation and research related to forensic psychiatry and psychology. Click here to learn more: http://lawandpsychiatry.yale.edu/
- The Dr. Samuel and Kathryn Yochelson Visiting Professorship provides a unique opportunity for celebrating the Yale forensic psychiatry program and promoting scholarship through a generous endowment. Click here to learn more: http://lawandpsychiatry.yale.edu/education/lectures.aspx
- The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect. Click here to learn more: http://www.ct.gov/dmhas
- Yale Conferences & Events provided support for the planning and implementation of the conference. Click here to learn more: http://conferencesandevents.yale.edu/