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Adler School Psy.D. Student Blogs on ISE Conference For Behavioral Healthcare 10.04.12
Adler School Psy.D. Student Blogs on ISE Conference For Behavioral Healthcare

More than 200 health professionals and community health stakeholders gathered in Chicago in September to examine research and recommendations for acting on  the social determinants  that impact community mental health.  The occasion was “The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Paving the Way Forward, ” a two-day global conference hosted by the Adler School and its Institute on Social Exclusion to draw attention to how social conditions affect the well-being of urban residents.

Covering the conference as a guest blogger for Behavioral Healthcare magazine was Stacey Willard, M.A., a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Adler School. “Many strategies reflected on realistic methods to advocate for social change, such as pursuing policy development, continuing research in the interest of systems management, and increasing individual efforts to promote awareness around environmental conditions,” she writes.

Click here to read Willard’s blog post: “When it comes to your mental health, zip code matters.”

About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School offers doctoral and master’s degree programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia.


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