June 14, 2019
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 7 Pennsylvania counties in both jail (re-entry) and community settings. We will review the Yale study and train peer specialists to use the Nonjustice System method.
May 5, 2018
Speaker: Presidential Symposium–American Academy of Law and Psychiatry
Topic: The Perils of Justice-Seeking; Beyond Gun Control to Motive Control
June 16, 2017
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 Control
Workshop Summary: Gun violence requires a gun plus a desire (motive) to use it. The primary motive underlying violence is the desire to achieve justice. Brain scientists have discovered that the desire for justice (revenge) may be as powerful as the desire for narcotics. “The Nonjustice System,” a technique for controlling justice (revenge) cravings that is being studied at Yale Medical School, will be presented.
October 24, 2016
James Kimmel, Jr. will be speaking at The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice 2016 Conference “Curing Violence: Healing for Individuals, Families, and Communities”
June 15, 2016
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”
August 13, 2013
James Kimmel, Jr. speaks about The Trial of Fallen Angels at this popular Philadelphia author speaker series.
August 8, 2013
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.
July 9, 2013
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.
November 29, 2012
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.
November 16, 2012
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.