Empowering People with Mental Illness through Treatment Planning
Thursday, June 19 at 9:30 am CDT
This workshop presents a model of empowerment and examines the conditions under which treatment planning can empower people with mental illness. Practical guidelines are offered to mental health staff and consumers to help make the treatment planning process an empowering experience.
Donald M. Linhorst, PhD, MSW – is Professor of Social Work and Director of the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. He has over 13 years of practice experience working with people with mental illness. He is the author of the book, Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide (Oxford University Press, 2006), and has written almost 40 articles and book chapters, many of which concern mental illness and the intersection of the mental health and criminal justice systems.