Psychiatrist and author Peter Stastny presents a keynote address entitled “Make or Break Opportunities: Providing Alternatives During a First Major Crisis” at the 2012 National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. For nearly 30 years Stastny was on the faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and has conducted several publicly funded research projects in the area of vocational rehabilitation, social support and self-help, in collaboration with individuals who had survived personal crises and psychiatric interventions.
This is latest in a series of presentations filmed at various mental health conferences around the world, which will be featured on MadinAmerica.com
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