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
- Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, Falk College Addiction Studies Program
- Beth Salatti, Interim Director of Counseling, Barnes Center at The Arch
- Yana Khashper, Co-Founder of ROCovery non-12 step, fitness-based recovery program
- Austin Brown, Disability Cultural Center Collegiate Recovery Specialist and Lerner Center Research Affiliate
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.
This event was published on October 10, 2019.
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