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NAMI 2020 Speaker Series

For a tenth consecutive year, NAMI Athens and the Friends of the Athens Public Library are teaming up to bring the Athens community some really super speakers.

Time:  6:30-8:00 PM

Location:  Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street, Athens, OH 45701.

April 23: Laurita J. Barber. “Working to Help Peers while Living with Mental Health Conditions”

May 14: TBA

August 27: Dr. Jennifer Cheavens. “Borderline Personality: Now a Very Treatable Disorder”

September 28: TBA



April 23:

Topic: Working to Help Peers while Living with Mental Health Conditions

Speaker: Laurita J. Barber


May 14:

Topic: TBA



August 27:

Topic: Borderline Personality: Now a Very Treatable Disorder

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Cheavens

Dr. Jennifer Cheavens

It used to be that borderline personality disorder was seen as very hard, if not impossible, to treat. However, recent work with dialectical behavior therapy at Harvard, Duke, the University of Washington, and The Ohio State University has turned that assumption on its head. Trained at Duke, Dr. Cheavens served there for three years as Associate Director of the Cognitive Behavior Research and Treatment Program before coming to The Ohio State University where she is now Associate Director of Psychiatry  and  Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic in their Psychological Services Center. Enrollment in the OSU DBT clinic – with an excellent record of  helping persons recover from borderline personality – is free and open to the public, “although it does get full”.

September 28:

Topic: TBA