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Psychology majors and faculty participated in the first Spartan Service Day!
“THE USES AND MISUSES OF PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS”
February 17, 3:30 PM
Weinstock Lecture Hall (Willman Business Center)
The Psychology Program will be hosting Dr. Allen Frances, emeritus professor at Duke University, who will be giving a talk titled “THE USES AND MISUSES OF PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS.” Dr. Frances will be sharing his concerns about the expanding boundaries of psychiatry and how it relates to the field's ability to address and treat more severe psychological disorders. A reception sponsored by the Psychology Club will follow.
Dr. Frances is the author of "Saving Normal" and "Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis." He blogs regularly on The Hufﬁngton Post, Psychiatric Times, Psychology Today and Education Update and also tweets @AllenFrancesMD. He chaired the DSM-IV Task Force and was a founding editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders and the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Thanks to the Behavioral Sciences Program, Criminal Justice Program, Education Department, Nursing Department, and Faculty Development Committee for their support of this event!