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									Selected Presentation and Consultation Topics of
Michael A. Mayer, Senior Partner, CRA

July 2006

Most Recent Presentation Topics
Alternative Service Models: Helping People Get Real Lives
Balancing Choice, Health Care, Safety & Crisis Responses
Best Practices in Dual Diagnosis: An Introduction to the Mental Health Issues for People
  Who Have Intellectual Disabilities
Beyond Medication, Isolation and Restraint: Building Community Crisis Supports
Building Wrap-Around Community Supports to Prevent Institutionalization
Coaching Your Staff to Excellence
Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Who is in Crisis?
Crisis Services Crisis: It’s Not Too Late for an Intelligent Response
Developing and Implementing Person Centered Plans of Crisis Response:
  Integrating a Comprehensive Local Approach
Developing Basic Skills for Direct Support Staff
Dual Diagnosis + 1: Substance Abuse in People with MH and MR Diagnoses
Family and Consumer Self-Governance Approaches
Implementing Person Centered Crisis Supports
Improving Services and Results: Evidence Based Interventions
Introduction to Cognitive and Related Disabilities
Introduction to MH Needs for People with DD: "Which Side of the Hyphen Are You On?"
Issues in Service Delivery/Policy/Planning/Coordination
Person Centered Thinking
Person Centered Planning
Preventing and Managing Crises in the Community
Refining Crisis Services
Rethinking Training for the 21st Century: Critical Workforce Issues
RSVP: Reciprocal Supports for Valued People
Solving the Staffing Crisis
So You Are A Supervisor of Supervisors…
Supervision for New Supervisors
Supporting Friendships and Other Natural Supports
Supporting People Who Use Atypical Behavior as Communication
The Development of Community Based Crisis Services
Value Based Care Giving
Workforce Development in Human Services: Avoiding More Failures

Administration & Management
Coaching for Excellence
Empowering your Staff to “Do the Right Thing”
Improving Staff Quality, Safety and Retention
Legal and Ethical Issues of Service Delivery
Local Management Entity and Provider Partnerships
Responding Well in Changing Times
Supervision for New Supervisors
Management Training

Dual Diagnosis
Addressing Mental Health Needs of People Who Have Cognitive Impairments
Advanced Issues in Dual Diagnosis (includes DSM IV and Other Diagnostic Issues)
Best Practices in Dual Diagnosis Services
Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Co-occurring Disorders: Integrating Treatment to Make Success a Reality
Dealing With the Emotional and Behavioral Issues of Persons Who Have A Dual
Designing the Unified System for People Who Have DD and MH Needs Diagnosis
Dual Diagnosis: Advanced Issues and Practices
Dual Diagnosis: Community Service Issues
Introduction to Dual Diagnosis
Introduction to MH Needs in People with DD

Crisis & Emergency Services
Crisis Prevention and Management
Dealing With Degrees of Crisis: What’s Rational?
Developing Crisis Service Options
Mobile Crisis Services
The Crisis Services Crisis

Individual Assessment
Assessing Axis IV in People Who Have Mental Retardation
Assessing Essential Motivation, Tension, and Resistance

Individual Clinical and Other Special Needs
Advanced Non-Aversive Behavior Supports
Aggression and Self-Injury Among People Who Have MR
Anxiety and Related Disorders
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Changing Inappropriate Sexual Expression: Clinical and Practical Considerations
Cognitively Impaired Offenders: What is Safe? What is Smart?
Effective Communication With Consumers
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Growing Not Getting Older
Healthy Sexual Behavior
Human Sexuality for People Who Have DD
Introduction to Psychopharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
Introduction to Therapeutic Behavior Issues and Interventions
Issues Associated with the Aging Process in People Who Have Mental Retardation
Learning: The Process
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Psychosocial Stressors: What to Do?
Psychotropic Medications: An Overview for Non-Medical Personnel
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Seizure Disorders: Causes, Effects, and Responses
Stress and Anxiety in People Who Have DD
Substance Abuse Treatments for People Who Have a Dual Diagnosis (SAMIR’s)
Tourette Disorder

Acuity of Need: Knowing What To Do First
Behavioral Support Plans
Community Supports: Integration Considerations
Embracing Family Support
Frontal Lobe: How to Avoid Being Theirs
Intensive Therapeutic Community Services
Interdependent Collaboration: Reconciling Person Centered Planning with
Introduction to Ethical and Therapeutic Interventions
Introduction to Non-Aversive Behavior Support Strategies
Issues and Application for Inclusion and Friendship Training
Legal and Ethical Issues of Value Based Support
Making Person-Centered Planning Work with Limited Resources
Non-Aversive Behavior Supports
Person Centered Thinking
Person Centered Planning
Recognizable Psychological Issues to Be Addressed for Individuals Who Have DD
Recovery from Sexual Abuse for People with Developmental Disabilities
Relaxation Training and Other De-Escalation Techniques for Persons with DD
Rights & Responsibilities / Choices & Consequences: The New Skill Domains
RSVP: Reciprocal Supports for Valued People (friendship and other relationships)
Self Determination
Understanding and Supporting Atypical Behavior

Mental Retardation: Causes, Effects, and Responses

Issues in Service Delivery/Policy/Planning/Coordination
Addressing Legal and Ethical Issues of Support
Best Practices in Community Services
Blending and Coordination of Services
Building for the Future
CAPE: Cluster Analysis, Planning and Evaluation
Case Coordination and Case Management
Community Safety Nets for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the Community
Community Services: What’s Next?
Contingency Plans for Failed Community Placements
Depressive Disorders
Designing Services for People Who Have MR and Borderline Personality Disorder
Effective Consumer Based Planning
Effective Cross Agency Planning and Service Delivery
Ethics for Providers
Future of Services
How Will Providers Protect Your Rights?
Implementation of Intensive Therapeutic Community Services
Implementing a Competency Based Support System
Improving Self Determination Efforts
Individual Functional Support Model
Institute Assessment of Essential Motivation, Tension and Resistance: Making Data Work
Inter-Agency Community Services for People Who Have A Dual Diagnosis
Introduction to Service Concepts
Life Coaching
Person Centered Thinking
Person Centered Planning
Safety Nets for People Who Have a Dual Diagnosis
Spirituality and Sexuality: The Last Taboo’s
Stealth Behavioral Health: Integrating Community Supports
Stealth Mental Health: The Secrets of Effective Therapy for People Who Have a Dual
Therapeutic Community Supports
Value Based Care Giving
Valued Lives and Valued Options
Working Effectively with Medical and Mental Health Personnel
Working with Families

Staff Development
Coaching for Success
Cost-Effective Training
Effective Training
From Enthusiasm to Punishment in 5 Easy Steps: Stress Management
Issues and Application for Direct Service Personnel
Six C Skills of Professional Masochists (motivational/stress management)
Staff Stress and Coping Strategies
Stress Management for Human Services Professionals
Thinking Differently
Time Management

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