July 26th at Noon ET / 11:00am CT (60 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Ross Ellenhorn, MSW, PhD, Owner/CEO, Ellenhorn LLC
Host: John A. Warnick, Esq., Founder, Purposeful Planning Institute
Description: This talk will place our clients’ sense of purpose front and center in our work as clinicians and leaders in the field of psychological recovery. Social science research supports prioritizing purpose as a psychological factor instrumental in psychic well-being.
It will discuss a critical view of much of the current behavioral-health treatment, the majority of which deprives the most psychologically vulnerable of its constituents of the chance for a purposive life. It will also highlight where things go right in the current milieu, with a focus on care that is oriented toward the building of purpose and will describe a future in which more care is purpose driven.
Introduction to Our Guest Speaker
Dr. Ellenhorn is trained as a sociologist, psychotherapist, and social worker. He has spent the last two decades helping individuals suffering psychiatric symptoms find the psychological and social means for remaining outside institutional settings. He created the first fully operating intensive hospital diversion and wrap-around program in Massachusetts, later creating and leading one of the first Programs for Assertive Community Treatment teams in the Commonwealth. His book, which addresses psychiatric hospital recidivism and techniques for diverting hospital use, was published by Springer Publishing in 2007. Dr. Ellenhorn has given talks and seminars throughout the country and has provided consultation to numerous mental health agencies and psychiatric hospitals on the subjects of hospital diversion, psychosocial rehabilitation, patient careerism and the PACT model. A graduate of the UCLA School of Social Welfare, Dr. Ellenhorn is the first person to receive a joint Ph.D. from the prestigious FlorenceHeller School for Social Welfare Policy and Management and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University.
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