Mental Health Symposium 2014:

Mental Health Symposium Graphics 2014April 26, 2014

Please join us at The Sojourner Auditorium at Virtual Ability Island in Second Life® for this year’s Mental Health Symposium.

Our presenters will focus on research, practice, and insight reflecting the theme Quality of Life.

The Symposium is April 26, 2014. The schedule reflects PDT (Pacific time zone, USA).


Presenter and Topic
7:00 amDr. Hillary Bogner, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Insights from Research: Depression among older adults
8:30 amTeresa Goddard, MS
Senior Consultant
Job Accommodation Network, West Virginia University
Employment Equality Through Accommodation and Self-Advocacy
10:00 amDr. Nicolas Rüsch, Ph.D.
University of Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Well-being Among Persons at Risk of Psychosis: The Role of Self-Labeling, Shame, and Stigma Stress
11:30 amDick Dillon
CEO, Innovaision, LLC
Super-good: Why People Serious About Addiction Recovery can become “Weller than Well”
1:00 pmChristine Karper, Ph.D. and Michelle Stone, B.S. Psychology
College of Social Sciences, University of Phoenix
The Role of Counseling in Quality of Life and How Counselors are Exploring Virtual Service Delivery
2:30 pmJacquelyn Ford Morie, Ph.D.
All These Worlds, LLC
A Healing Space built with Veterans in Mind: Virtual Worlds and Psychological Health
4:00 pmColleen Crary, M.A. / Anya Ibor in SL
Executive Director, Fearless Nation, Inc.
Doctoral candidate in Psychology, Walden University
Creating a Vibrant Life: Lessons from Adversity