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Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness
Illness Identity and Recovery from Serious Mental Illness: Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness
February 12, 2021

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This webinar reviews evidence for the "illness identity model" which proposes that self-stigma has a profound impact on the recovery of people diagnosed with serious mental illness. It also discusses intervention options for addressing self-stigma. 


Presenter: Philip T. Yanos, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Stigma and Health, and the director of Clinical Training for the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at John Jay College and the Graduate Center. Yanos is the co-developer of 'Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy,' a group-based treatment that addresses the effects of self-stigma among people with mental illness. This treatment approach has been translated into seven languages. He is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, the book Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and was the principal investigator on two recent large, federally-funded projects.