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Psychological Benefits of Community Participation for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
June 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Monday, June 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Co-sponsored by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education)
325 N. Wells Street – Room 407/ 412
Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University, and Director of the Temple University collaborative on Community Inclusion of Persons with Psychiatri c Disabilities. Dr. Salzer has published over 90 articles and book chapters and has given over 200 presentations around the world on promoting community inclusion. His current research includes a national study of environmental factors that affect community participation, using GPS to track mobility and engagement in the community, and studies of the effectiveness of interventions to enhance educational attainment, employment, and otherwise meaningful participation in the community.
This session will introduce the audience to community participation as an important aspect of health for people with serious mental illness. Research literature will be reviewed on the importance of participation in multiple domains, including employment, education, spirituality/religion, leisure/recreation, etc. Current evidence-based and promising practices for promoting community participation will also be discussed.