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
Topic: Working to Help Peers while Living with Mental Health Conditions
Speaker: Laurita J. Barber
Topic: Borderline Personality: Now a Very Treatable Disorder
Speaker: 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”.