Previous speakers and topics for the NAMI Westside Los Angeles Janis Black Warner Speaker Series. See upcoming speakers here.

Wednesday, November 6, 7 pm
“Planning for the Future: Who Will Care When I Am Not Here?” with Marc Shulman of the National Institute on Life Planning for Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7 PM
“Overprescribing, Underprescribing, and Deprescribing in Mental Health Disorders. How Do We Get it Just Right?” with Paul Barkopoulos, M.D., MPh, Assistant Clinical Professor for the David Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine, and a medical staff member in the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry at UCLA, and at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 7 pm
Using the LEAP Method of communication from Dr. Xavier Amador’s book, “I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help” with Sanjeet Sihota, a MSW, peer coach and mentor

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
“Updating the Upward Spiral: Practical Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression” with Dr. Alex Korb, Ph.D., neuroscientist, writer, professor and coach at UCLA

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“What Happens When You are Dead to Your Relative?”
An affordable option for creating a Special Needs Trust. Free Education on Government Benefits” with JLA Trust Executive Director Michelle Wolf

Dr. Jamie Kay, Ph.D. leads a panel discussion with: Amanda Greenberg, Sanjeet Sihota, MSW, Nicholas Maybank, Alexa Blumenstock

Hannah Liddell on Disability Rights California

DRC (Disability Rights California), an Introduction to OPRABA with Hannah Liddell supervising attorney, Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance. DRC is a nonprofit agency established by the government to protect and advocate for people
with disabilities.