Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Mental Health & Recovery Board Annual Dinner
When: September 27, 2016
Doors Open at 5PM for networking; Dinner begins at 5:30PM
7PM: Keynote Speaker - Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.
About the Speaker
The keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Dinner will be Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., author of the award winning* book When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans. In her book, Dr. Caplan raises a critically important question: Why are those devastated by war or other military experiences called mentally ill? The standard treatment of therapy and drugs can actually be harmful, and huge numbers of suffering veterans from earlier eras demonstrate its inadequacy.
Most of us are both war-illiterate and military-illiterate. Caplan proposes that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their experiences, one-on-one. Beginning a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war and the military will help us bridge the dangerous chasms between veterans and nonveterans.
Dr. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist, activist, social justice and human rights advocate, nonfiction writer, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director. She is currently an Associate at Harvard University.
*2011 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Psychology, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
*2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal Winner in Psychology/Mental Health
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