Mental Health Preconference Workshop

  • October 09, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Westin North Shore, Chicago, IL


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Mental Health: Developing Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood

This workshop will highlight the key issues distinguishing mental health in emerging adulthood from earlier and later stages of the life span. Expert presenters will speak to the issue: what is unique about identifying, assessing, and treating mental health problems in this specific age group? The workshop offers the opportunity to take a broad look, covering the topics: epidemiology of psychiatric disorders between ages 18 and 29, vulnerable emerging adult populations, help-seeking in emerging adulthood, treatment in emerging adulthood, and preventing mental health problems from reaching emerging adults. A variety of disciplines will be represented, including: medicine, public health, sociology, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and community mental health.

This workshop is designed to promote scientist-practitioner exchange. Significant time will be allotted for Q & A following each talk. Participants can expect to have opportunity for professional knowledge exchange.