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SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS: RECOVERY, DISABILITY & INVOLUNTARY CARE

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161 Barry Street, level 1

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Carlton, VIC 3053

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Social Work in Practice Seminar Series

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Learn about severe mental illness and the evidence on recovery, disability and the use of involuntary care.

Workshop Focus:

This workshop focuses on severe mental illness and explores the evidence on recovery, disability, and the use of involuntary care. It reviews objectives and outcomes of efforts to ensure the most achievable recovery outcomes with and for people with severe mental illness. The workshop is based both on empirical evidence and on direct experience of service provision in the psychiatric emergency room, the community, the hospital, community-based residential care facilities, and self-help organisations.

Background

Researchers have asked the wrong questions about care for people experiencing severe mental illness and as such, for the past three decades they have failed to find adequate answers to their questions. Their failures have in many respects undervalued the efforts of care providers to provide adequate community care, allowed policy makers to cut funding for care in the hospital and in the community, and promoted misconceptions as to the civil liberties issues associated with the use of involuntary inpatient care and community treatment orders. Views are changing around the world and this workshop will provide the empirical evidence as to why.

Learning Outcomes

• Improve understanding of recovery and disability as they relate to people with severe mental illness;

• Improve understanding of mental health law and of how it protects the rights of mental health consumers with severe mental illness; and

• Understand the objectives of involuntary care and its relation to recovery.

Who should attend?

Mental health social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, community health workers, counsellors, doctors, policy officers

Presenter profile

Steven P. Segal PhD, MSW, ASCW is Professor of the Graduate Division; Director of the Mental Health and Social Welfare Research Group; and Mack Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at University of California, Berkeley.

His research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness, community mental health, homelessness, social work practice, psychiatric epidemiology, social support systems, social ecology, health policy and psychiatric emergencies.

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Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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