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November 2012

Forensic Peer Support Presentation, State College, PA

November 16, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Ramada Conference Center, 1450 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA United States
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Free

James Kimmel, Jr. will discuss evidence-based, Medicaid-funded peer support for individuals suffering from serious mental illness and/or co-occurring addiction who also have involvement with the criminal justice system. Specific attention will be paid to recovery, reentry, recidivism, and community integration.

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Forensic Rights & Treatment Conference, Harrisburg, PA

November 29, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey PA, 4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg , PA United States
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James Kimmel, Jr., Michael Rowe, Ph.D. of the Yale University School of Medicine, and Lori Schultz of Peerstar LLC will present a workshop on "Forensic Peer Support as a Re-Entry Program: Evidence, Successes and Challenges". Since 2010, Peerstar LLC has provided forensic peer support as a jail/community re-entry program in 6 Pennsylvania counties. Yale University researchers are evaluating this innovative program. A discussion of recidivism rates; successes and challenges;and training, supervision and program coordination will be included in this presentation.

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July 2013

Speaking of Faith Summer Series

July 9, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LDS Church, 778 Brush Mountain Road
Hollidaysburg, PA United States
Free

James Kimmel, Jr. speaks about The Trial of Fallen Angels at the The Matter of Faith Summer Series presented by the Ecumenical Conference of Greater Altoona, This year, the series features four distinguished authors, all having a direct connection to the central Pennsylvania area.  Each author will address a unique issue related to choices. Those choices and the issues surrounding them - identity, justice, revenge, forgiveness, infallibility, belief, history, ritual, tradition – all impact each of our lives in profoundly important ways.

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August 2013

Webinar–Peer Specialists Promoting Community Reintegration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities Returning Home from Jail or Prison

August 8, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Internet Webinar United States

James Kimmel, Jr. speaks about forensic peer support and nonjustice practices at this free webinar sponsored by the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. This webinar will focus on the role peer specialists can play in assisting people with mental health conditions who are involved with the criminal justice system. To register, visit:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4050051432502329600.

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Philly Writes! Speaker Series

August 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA United States
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James Kimmel, Jr. speaks about The Trial of Fallen Angels at this popular Philadelphia author speaker series.

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June 2016

Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2016 Annual Convention “Overcoming Interpersonal Violence”

June 15, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Harrisburg Hilton Harrisburg, PA United States

James Kimmel, Jr. will be speaking at the PPA 2016 Annual Convention "Overcoming Interpersonal Violence Throughout The Life Span" Jim's talk -- "Revenge Addiction: Beyond Gun Control to Motive Control"

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October 2016

Wesleyan University “Curing Violence” Conference

October 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Wesleyan University Middletown, CT United States

James Kimmel, Jr. will be speaking at The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice 2016 Conference "Curing Violence: Healing for Individuals, Families, and Communities"

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June 2017

Keynote Speaker-Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2017 Annual Convention

June 16, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Omni Bedford Springs Resort Bedford, PA United States

James Kimmel, Jr. will be the PPA 2017 Annual Convention Keynote Speaker on Friday, June 16, 2017. He will be discussing the emerging opportunity for a profound, transformational shift in the role of psychologists as public health clinicians and leaders in preventing interpersonal violence by moving beyond criminal justice and gun control measures to "motive control." On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2pm, Mr. Kimmel will also be presenting a CE workshop entitled: Yale Research: Beyond Gun Control to Motive…

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May 2018

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York City, United States

Speaker: Presidential Symposium--American Academy of Law and Psychiatry Topic: The Perils of Justice-Seeking; Beyond Gun Control to Motive Control

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June 2019

PA Peer Support Coalition Annual Conference

June 14, 2019
Chubb Hotel & Conference Center, 309 Manor Rd
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 United States

James Kimmel, Jr. will be speaking at the 2019 PA Peer Support Coalition Annual Conference. His topic will be: "Forensic Peer Support and Violence Prevention." A common motivation for many forms of violence is the individual’s desire to retaliate for perceived past injustices. A recent pilot study by the Yale Program on Recovery and Community Health has shown the “Nonjustice System” guided mock trial method effective in reducing revenge desires among victims of perceived injustice. The method has been used as part of forensic peer support in…

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