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  Richmond Fellowship Society New Zealand   

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In New Zealand, the Richmond Fellowship has been offering services since 1978 and has been in the vanguard of effective cliential rehabilitation establishing a sound reputation as the only national provider of community psychiatric care. Since 1958 the Richmond Fellowship has developed community based psychiatric services throughout the world. Its national and international role has earned the Fellowship consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and members of the Fellowship regularly contribute to international debate in this forum. At present the Fellowship offers services in nearly thiry countries world-wide and manages over a thousand separate facilities and programmes.

The goal of the New Zealand Society is to be the agency of choice in the provision of community rehabilitation and support services for people with mental illness, or emotional disorder.

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  AK Rice Institute [AKRI]   

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AK Rice Institute National Office
PO Box 1776
Jupiter, FL 33468-1776

561/744-5998 fax

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The A K Rice Institute was established in 1970 as a nonprofit educational institution. Its mission is to further the study of groups and organizations using the principles and tradition developed at the Centre for Applied Social Research of the Tavistock Insitute of Human Relations in London, England. Using evolving theories of dynamic psychology and open systems, the Institute aims to promote the understanding of group and organizational processes which influence work within institutions. Committed to the belief that this learning is best accomplished experientially, the A K Rice Institute sponsors group relations conferences as well as a biennial scientific meeting and training workshops. It also publishes selected works in the group relations field.

The Institute consists of eight regional Centers in the United States with its National Office located in Jupiter, Florida. It also maintains informal relationships with similar organizations in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia, and it co-sponsored the First International Symposium held at Oxford University, England in 1988.

Conferences, based on the open systems concept of organizational life, are designed to enhance individuals' awareness of group and organizational processes and of their participation in them. Emphasis is placed on issues of authority, responsibility, leadership, and followership. In the past, conference membership has included people from business, govenment, law, health care, education, trade unions, social and community services, the military, religion, and the media. Such conferences have proven useful for people in positions of authority or preparing for such positions.

Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems [CSGSS]
(Boston Center, AK Rice Institute)

Box 960
Hanover, NH 03755


Central States Center, AK Rice Institute

4801 County Road 343
Fulton, MO 65251

James Hunter, MSW, LCSW, President

Sherilyn Russell, Administrator

Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations [CCSGO]

980 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1375
Chicago, IL 60611

Robert M Lipgar, PhD, President

(West Coast Center, AK Rice Institute)

2425-B Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Suzy J Spradlin, PhD, President

Marily Drobenaire, Administrator

Midwest Group Relations Center, AK Rice Institute

Psychology Department
400 Dyer Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0376

Edward B Klein, PhD, President

Barbara Z Doepke, Administrator

New York Center, AK Rice Institute

200 West 79-th Street
Apartment 12-G
New York, NY 10024

Bernard Gertler, PhD, President

Texas Center, AK Rice Institute

PO Box 540693
Houston, TX 77254-0693

Nancy Wilson, PhD, Director

Washington-Baltimore Center, AK Rice Institute

919 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Leroy Wells, Jr, PhD, President

Jennifer Jackson, Administrator

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  Ridgewood Institute for Integral Psychotherapy Services   

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Ridgewood Institute for Integral Psychotherapy Services
20 Wilsey Square
Suite C
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

201/445-7995 fax

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  Austen Riggs Center, Erikson Institute for Education and Research   

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Austen Riggs Center
25 Main Street
PO Box 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262-0962

413/298-4020 fax

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Multidisciplinary treatment teams in this psychodynamically oriented private hospital, residence and clinic, not-for-profit since 1919, follow their patients continuously through each treatment setting. The overall approach is based on findings [Riggs-Yale collaborative study, 1994, reviewed in the Am J Psychiatry, April, 1996] that "treatment-resistant" patient do better with a definitive course of therapy than with multiple short-term stays.


  1. Mental Health Parity, Ethics, and the Law: "What clinicians, patients, and advocates should know" Stockbridge, MA: September 23, 2017


The conference goal is to educate clinicians, patients, and care advocates about the current state of the national health insurance landscape, with a focus on parity law implementation.

Though it has been ten years since the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA or parity law) was signed into law, implementation of parity has been slow. Progress has been made in ending so-called “quantitative” barriers to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, such as day or lifetime dollar limits to mental health treatment that are more restrictive than those applied to medical or surgical care. However, so-called “non-quantitative” barriers to access to care remain common—including higher utilization review hurdles to access psychotherapy or residential treatment. Government enforcement of the parity law lagged under the Obama administration in part to ensure the support of insurance companies to make Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges work. It is not yet clear whether parity implementation is a priority under the Trump administration, whose focus has been on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. As a result, much of the work toward parity law enforcement and implementation has occurred at the grassroots level through class-action lawsuits and the work of professional organizations.

The conference brings together perspectives from legislators knowledgeable about the politics of healthcare, attorneys involved in class-action lawsuit litigation related to the parity law, and clinicians concerned about access to healthcare and interested in new developments concerning how the parity law impacts the ethical obligations of managed care psychiatrists. The conference goal is to educate clinicians, patients, and care advocates about the current state of the national health insurance landscape, with a focus on parity law implementation. It will also offer a toolkit to maximize the likelihood of gaining insurance support for medically necessary psychotherapy and other psychosocial treatments. Participants are invited to bring their own experience and questions to the conference and to join others in thinking about individual- and systems-level issues related to parity implementation.


    • Meiram Bendat, JD, PhD, founder and president, Psych Appeal
    • Laura B Dunn, MD, director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program; director, Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic; professor of psychiatry, Stanford University, California.
    • Ted Kennedy Jr., JD, State Senator, Connecticut General Assembly; partner, Epstein Becker Green
    • Eric M Plakun, MD, director of biopsychosocial advocacy and ssociate medical director, Austen Riggs Center; leader, APA Psychotherapy Caucus

As many as 6 continuing education credit hours available for
  -social workers
  -marriage & family therapists

Note: The above is all we have on file in our database. In order to know more about this event please contact the sponsor directly. (If you please, if you ask about the above, do kindly credit our Web pages.)

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  Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences [BCN]   

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The School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences is a university research and training center at the University of Groningen for the study of normal and pathological processes of the nervous system. Its research program emphasizes:
  • Performance, fatigue, recovery
  • Neuroimaging and modeling of cognition, emotion and motor behavior
  • Cellular signaling
  • Computational and theoretical modeling of structures in performance

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Ostervagen 18 A
S 171 39 Solna

- or -

Box 7096
S - 191 07 Sollentuna

+46/8/82 90 31


3,000 members in 80 groups limited to schizophrenia.

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  Rising Tide Studios   

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Rising Tide Studios
101 East 15th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

212/475-9955 fax

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Rising Tide Studios is the parent company of the Silicon Alley Reporter. It also sponsors Internet related meetings.

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  Riverview Hospital   


Riverview Hospital
500 Lougheed Highway
Port Coquitlam, BC

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