Seminar to cover employment for people with serious mental illness

Deborah Becker
Deborah Becker

Deborah Becker, a certified rehabilitation counselor and associate professor at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, will visit NIU Friday, Oct. 24, to deliver an AHCD Graduate Colloquium Seminar.

“A Working Life for People with Serious Mental Illness,” which is free and open to the public, begins at 2:10 p.m. in the Wirtz Hall auditorium (Room 101).

Becker is is the director of Supported Employment at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, which aims to improve the lives of individuals with mental health conditions through gainful employment. She also is an expert on the internationally recognized, evidence-based Individual Placement & Support model of supported employment.

She has extensive experience training rehabilitation professionals, presented nationally and internationally, completed research grants, and authored or co-authored several books and journal articles.

Certified rehabilitation counselors will be provided with 2.0 continuing education units.

The event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committee, the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders and donors.

For more information, or to request an interpreter or other accommodations needed, call (815) 752-8389 or email bdallas@niu.edu.

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