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The federal government has a great plan to address mental health needs - but do they have the right model?

04/06/2011

SAMHSA banner Should substance abuse recovery and mental health care have as much government attention as physical diseases like arthritis and appendicitis?

Last month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published its strategic initiatives paper for its roles and actions for 2011-2014. The paper includes the focus, goals, and action plan for carrying out its mission—of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in American society.

From months of public discussion and stakeholder contributions, eight strategic initiatives have resulted—on how to best utilize SAMHSA’s resources and improve the behavioral healthcare system in America. It’s focus? The Mental Health Parity, Addiction Equity Act and the Affordable Care Act—to put mental healthcare and substance abuse recovery on equal footing with all other physical aliments.

The initiatives include the following:

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Position Available as Chair of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Ohio State University

04/05/2011
Ohio State University, Mershon Center for International Security Studies Postion Available: Chair in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to mershon.peace@osu.edu. Questions should be directed to Courtney Sanders, Peace Chair Search, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501...

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Saybrook Faculty Member Ruth Richards Speaks on New Views of Empathy in Berkeley, May 17, 2011

04/05/2011
Age of Empathy: New Views of Health, Human Nature, and Relational Creativity with Saybrook Faculty Member, Ruth Richards, M.D., Ph.D. The Ahimsa TTT Series - Tea and Talk on Tuesdays May 17, 2011, 7:30 PM Berkeley Buddhist Monastery 2304 McKinley Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703 Near Berkeley Bart and Berkeley High School This talk highlights empathy as an essential yet often unsung human quality...

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Alumna Jennifer Achord Rountree, PhD '10 and Faculty Member Marc Pilisuk Announce Book Releases

04/05/2011
Alumna Jennifer Achord Rountree and Faculty Member Marc Pilisuk Announce Book Releases: Who Benefits From Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System by Marc Pilisuk with Jennifer Achord Rountree. Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger 2008 Peace Movements World-wide (3 volumes) Marc Pilisuk and Michael Nagler (Eds) Praeger/ABC-clio. Santa Barbara, CA: 2011 Titles are available from...

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Faculty Position Open in Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

04/05/2011
Conrad Grebel University College (a Mennonite College at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a full-time continuing contract faculty position in the undergraduate Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program and the proposed graduate PACS program, with a teaching and research specialty in interdisciplinary and multi-sector approaches to peace studies. A...

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Alumnus Kirk Schneider, PhD '84 Releases New Blog Entry in Psychology Today

04/05/2011
A new Psychology Today blog entry from Kirk Schneider, PhD '84 Thoughts on an Awe-Inspiring Career in Counseling http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/awakening-awe/201102/thoughts-awe-inspiring-career-in-counseling Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. Website: http://www.kirkjschneider.com kschneider56@gmail.com

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Alumna Teresa Bailey, PhD '96 Published Article in Child Neuropsychology

04/05/2011
Alumna Teresa Bailey, PhD '96 published an article in Child Neuropsychology, the only peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to child and adolescent developmental neuropsychology. Her lead article was an invited review. Its focus is a description of central auditory processing in children and adolescents, how children with auditory processing disorders can be misdiagnosed with attention...

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Alumna Darlene B. Viggiano, Ph.D. '10 (MFT) Publishes Article: Some Recent Findings on Synchronicity, Dream-Like Experiences, and Spiritual Emergence Processes

04/05/2011
Alumna Darlene B. Viggiano, Ph.D. '10 (MFT)Publishes Article: Some Recent Findings on Synchronicity, Dream-Like Experiences, and Spiritual Emergence Processes http://www.rhine.org/volume3issue1/page25.htm Abstract: Data driven, criteria-based science on dream-like experiences, spiritual emergence processes, and the Jungian concept of synchronicity is presented in a hermeneutic literature...

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Alumna Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD '05 Awarded Fellowship by EPA; Presented a Symposium about her Saybrook Dissertation

04/05/2011
Alumna Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD '05 Awarded Fellowship by EPA; Presented a Symposium about her Saybrook Dissertation Symposium- William Dawes A CLINICAL SYMPOSIA: POINT IN TIME THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUE Friday, March 11, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM POINT IN TIME™ THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUE TO RECALL, DECODE AND HEAL TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES A retrospective study of multiple cases was conducted to...

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

04/05/2011
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retainworld-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies. Valued at $50,000 a year for three years, the Vanier is one of Canada’s most prestigious graduate awards. The Vanier Scholarships support doctoral...

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