On Saturday April 26th 2014, Virtual Ability will be holding their 2014 Mental Heath Symposium, and as a part of the run-up to the event, they issued the symposium schedule on Saturday April 12th.
The event will run from 07:00 SLT through to 16:00 SLT at the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability island, with the theme of “Quality of Life”, and the seven speaker will be presenting a series of talks and topics on research, practice, and insight reflecting this theme.
At the time of writing, the schedule reads as show below, all times are SLT.
- 07:00: Insights from Research: Depression Among Older Adults – Dr. Hillary Bogner, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
- 08:30: Employment Equality Through Accommodation and Self-Advocacy –
Teresa Goddard, MS, Senior Consultant, Job Accommodation Network, West Virginia University
- 10:00: Well-being Among Persons at Risk of Psychosis: The Role of Self-Labeling, Shame, and Stigma Stress – Dr. Nicolas Rüsch, Ph.D., University of Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
- 11:30: Super-good: Why People Serious About Addiction Recovery can become “Weller than Well” – Dick Dillon, CEO, Innovaision, LLC
- 13:00: The Role of Counseling in Quality of Life and How Counselors are Exploring Virtual Service Delivery – Christine Karper, Ph.D. and Michelle Stone, B.S. Psychology, College of Social Sciences, University of Phoenix
- 14:30: A Healing Space built with Veterans in Mind: Virtual Worlds and Psychological Health – Jacquelyn Ford Morie, Ph.D., All These Worlds, LLC
- 16:00: Creating a Vibrant Life: Lessons from Adversity – Colleen Crary, M.A. / Anya Ibor in SL
Executive Director, Fearless Nation, Inc., Doctoral candidate in Psychology, Walden University.
In case of any unanticipated changes having to be made to the event, please check back with the Virtual Ability blog for further updates ahead of the symposium.
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