Worcester, May 17th, 2017. The Employment Matters Conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Delman, who will talk about the critical importance of employment in the lives of individuals with mental illness from both a personal and professional perspective. The conference will also feature 11 breakout sessions on a variety of topics, exhibits, and great opportunities for networking. Registration will be open in February 2017.
About the Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Delman is a Research Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Program for Recovery Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. At the Department of Psychiatry, he is also the Associate Director for Participatory Action Research at the Transitions (to young adulthood) Research and Training Center and a member of the “Open Dialogue” research team.
Dr. Delman, himself a person with lived experience of mental illness, is considered a national expert on community based participatory mental health action research (CBPR), recovery-oriented care and measurement, peer support services, and transition age youth. For the Governor’s Interagency Council on Substance Abuse and Prevention he has been coordinating efforts to identify, design and implement strategic policies, financing mechanisms, and/or infrastructure improvements for increasing the number and quality of peer services in Massachusetts, with a focus on health reform and Medicaid.
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