150th Anniversary

Rethinking Addiction Panel Discussion Featuring Dr. Bruce K. Alexander

November 12, 2019 at 2:30pm3:30pm

Bird Library, 114

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The Disability Cultural Center is proud to present world-renowned psychology researcher Dr. Bruce K. Alexander, Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Alexander’s pivotal Rat Park studies inspired new ways of thinking about mental health, addiction, recovery, and wellness countering the dominant “medical” or “disease” model. This panel discussion is open to anyone seeking to learn from a diverse panel of practitioners and researchers about what addiction is, why it’s so widespread, and how we can think differently about recovery and wellness. Panel members are:

  • Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth R. Taets Von Amerongen, Director of the Disability Cultural Center
  • Dr. Bruce Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • Austin Brown, Disability Cultural Center Collegiate Recovery Specialist and Lerner Center Research Affiliate
  • Carrie Brown, Ph.D., Staff Therapist, Barnes Center at The Arch
  • Yana Khashper, Co-Founder of ROCovery non-12 step, fitness-based recovery program
  • Paula Possenti-Perez, Director of the Office of Disability Services

This event is co-sponsored by Barnes Center at The Arch, the Falk College Addiction Studies Program, the Office of Disability Services, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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This event was first published on October 10, 2019 and last updated on November 7, 2019.


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