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The Alverno College Mental Health Summit is an annual event that brings together mental health practitioners, community leaders and students to explore a relevant topic in the field of mental health. The 2020 Summit will focus on the interaction between the legal system and mental health care, including ways that providers can advocate effectively within systems.  It will be offered live and online as a multiple-day event. 

Summit Objectives

  • Explore the impact of the legal system on mental health care and the community
  • Foster cross-cultural connections among Milwaukee-area mental health practitioners, students and community leaders
  • Provide opportunities for mental health and health providers and school personnel to interact around this important topic

Summit Schedule

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Mon., Sept. 14
Opening Keynote – Ethical Advocacy as a Mental Health Provider by Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and Kim Skerven, PhD
Tues., Sept. 15
11-11:55 am
Mental Health Issues & Serving the Immigrant Community
12-12:55 pm
Milwaukee County Treatment Courts
Wed., Sept.  16
11-11:55 am
Wraparound Milwaukee Intersections with Children's Court and Therapy Practices
12-12:55 pm
Crisis Mobile Services
Thurs., Sept. 17
11-11:55 am
The War on Drugs: A Perpetual Cycle of Crime, Imprisonment, and Racial Control
12-12:55 pm
Discussion of the Positive Effects of Group Psychotherapy in the Prison Population
Fri., Sept. 18
11-11:55 am
Implications of Chapter 51 for Mental Health Providers
12-12:55 pm
Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services
Sat., Sept. 19
 9-9:55 am
Topics in Special Education and Section 504
10-10:55 am
Mental Health Services, Disability Rights, and the Independent Living Philosophy
11-11:55 am
Closing Keynote - Intersection between Mental Health and the Law by Tony Thrasher, DO, DFAPA


This program has been submitted for CE hour approval. Sessions offering CE hours will be identified at a later date.

Summit Registration

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Summit Sponsors


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