OCEACT Conferences


2020 Conference

2020 Annual Statewide OCEACT Conference

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Annual Statewide OCEACT Conference in Corvallis, Oregon was canceled. However, OCEACT has organized a series of webinars with some of our scheduled presenters. 

CEUs will be offered for these webinars.


Terry Krupa

Action Over Inertia – June 16 & 17, 2020

Action Over Inertia Webinar Slides – Terry Krupa

Ron Unger

CBT for Psychosis – June 23, 2020

A copy of Ron Unger’s PowerPoint: https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7725348_07645127_7916631  

Materials related to CBT for Psychosis include some free articles and videos, and it also lists a lot of relevant books: https://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/cbt-for-psychosis-trauma-psychosis-handouts/

Ron Unger’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuQ71t0f8_i6_-SF5gb5iw  has a lot of resources, including recorded webinars. Two he mentioned: the one on Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy, which is especially oriented toward overcoming negative symptoms, and the one on Relating Therapy, which is about learning to be assertive with voices.

Articles related to the connection between subvocal speech and hearing voices:

1. One article that is open access and touches on this is Voices and Thoughts in Psychosis: An Introduction This article describes the issue as more complex than the way I described it and suggested that not all voice hearing or inner speech may have the muscle activation of subvocal speech, though much of it does.

2. You might also be interested in another non-academic article that alleges that for some voice hearers at least, it is possible to use a microphone pressed to the throat of the voice hearer to actually “listen in” on the voices as they occur! See

Essential Elements of CBT for Psychosis: Engagement Style, Normalizing, Developing a Formulation – September 9, 2020

Webinar Slides

Paranoia and Troublesome Beliefs: A CBT Approach – September 23, 2020

Webinar Slides

Voices, Visions, and Other Altered Perceptions: A CBT Approach – October 7, 2020

Webinar Slides

Trauma, Dissociation, and Psychosis

Webinar Slides 

Addressing Spiritual and Cultural Issues Within Treatment for Psychosis

Webinar Slides

Shyle Ruder

2019 Conference

Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Annual Statewide OCEACT Conference a success!


Keynote speaker, Pascale Jean-Noel, speaking on positionality.

Keynote speaker, Lidia Yuknavitch, speaking on the beauty of being a misfit.


Keynote speaker, Pat Corrigan, speaking on the stigma effect.

The 2019 OCEACT Conference was held on Tuesday June 11th (8 am to 5 pm) and Wedesday June 12th, 2019 (8 am to  noon).

Team Leader Networking and Pre-Conference Workshop:   On Monday June 10th from noon to 5,


CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University
725 SW 26th St.
Covrvallis, OR 97331

If you would like additional information, please contact Heidi Herinckx.  Contact information for conference presenters will be available in the OCEACT 2019 Bios document.


OCEACT 2019 Conference Schedule of Events

OCEACT 2019 Conference Team Leader Retreat Schedule

OCEACT 2019 Conference Presenter Bios

OCEACT 2019 Conference Breakout Session Summaries


Keynote Presentations

Pascale Jean-Noel

My Positionality and How that Impacts My Seat at the Table

Pat Corrigan

The Stigma Effect: Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Some Anti-Stigma Programs

Breakout Session Presentations

Pascale Jean-Noel

How Does My Positionality Impact My Relationship With My Supervisees and the Connection with Our Clients

John Mahan

Contingency Management: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Treatment Adherence

Medical Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Bupenorphine-Naloxone, Extended-Release Naltrexone, Methadone and Rescue Naloxone

Lance Dickison

Transference, Countertransference and Treatment Interfering Behavior in Professionals 

Paula Emerick

Facilitating a Multifamily Group on an ACT Team

Kris Cooley & Lisa Schiro

Two Models One World: IPS and ACT Discussion

Renee Yandel

Naloxone Training

Michael Oyster

Billing Strategies

Claire Anderson & Joseph Bonnell

How to Not Be Perfect: Providing Affirming Care for People who are LGBTQ+

Alyssa Kerlinger

2017-18 OCEACT ACT Program Evaluation – Focus Group Discussion Findings

2017-2018 Oregon ACT Program Evaluation – Stakeholder Coordination Findings

Coos Health and Wellness ACT Team & Tillamook Family Counseling Center ACT Team

The Windy Road to ACT Certification in Rural Communities

Implementing ACT in Rural Communities

Derek Weaver & Caroline Owczarzak

Be Yourself and Bring Snacks: Engagement Strategies

Christina Lindsey & Dee Conley

The Power of Language

Pat Corrigan

Coming Out Proud Workbook

Erin Kinavey Wennerstrom & Anders Wennerstrom

Compassion  Fatigue and Self Care

Heidi Herinckx

Oregon ACT Program Outcomes 2018

Anna Mapes,  Sandra Gore,  & Eva Ovenson

Metabolic Syndrome and Its Impact on People with Serious Mental Illness

Emily Frey & Kelsey Sandage

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Assertive Community Treatment 

2018 Conference






The following documents are available from OCEACT’s 2018 conference.  If you would like additional information, please contact Heidi Herinckx.  Contact information for conference presenters is available in the OCEACT 2018 Bios document.

ACT 2018 Conference Presentations

Mark Salzer, Ph.D., Temple University 

Life in the Community Like Everyone Else: Fundamentals of Community Inclusion and Participation for Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses

Patricia B. Nemec, PsyD, CRC, CPRP,  Nemec Consulting

The Power of Health and Wellness

Helle Thorning, Ph.D, MS, LCSW, Columbia University; Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research;
The ACT Institute

Sara Smith and Julia Pinsky, Max’s Mission, Oregon Pain Guidance, La Clinica Health Center

Red Project Video: Naloxone Training for Recovery Programs

Video: Using Adapt Nasal Narcan to Reverse Opiate Overdose

Dr. John Mahan, M.D, Jackson County Mental Health

Contingency Management

2017 Conference

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2017 conference a success!

The following documents are available from OCEACT’s 2017 conference.  If you would like additional information, please contact Heidi Herinckx.  Contact information for conference presenters is available in the 2017 Presenter Bios document.

ACT 2017 Conference Presentations

Heidi Herinckx, Director of Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment


2016 Conference

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Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2016 conference a success!


The following documents are available from OCEACT’s 2016 conference.  If you would like additional information, please contact Heidi Herinckx.  Contact information for conference presenters is available in the 2016 Presenter Bios document.