Women's Mental Health and Well Being


The Center for Women's Health and Human Rights announces a free one-day conference, "Women's Mental Health and Well Being: (How) Does a Human Rights Perspective Help?"

Speakers include:

  • Jamie Fellner, Esq., Human Rights Watch, U.S. Program, on "Women, Mental Health and Prisons: A Human Rights Crisis."
  • Linda Piwowarczyk, MD, MPH, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, "Women Survivors of Torture: The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights Experience."
  • Evelyn L. Barbee, RN, PhD, formerly of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, "Mental Health: A Human Right for Black Women."     
  • Sukanya Ray, PhD, Department of Psychology, Suffolk University, "Mental Health Issues and Resilience among Immigrant Women: The Use of Community-Based Intervention and Prevention Approaches."

The one-day conference, co-sponsored by Suffolk University's Departments of Psychology and Sociology and its Office of Diversity Services, is geared to clinicians, students, activists, educators, media, researchers, and interested members of the public.

APA CEU credit is available for psychologists and other health care professionals. There is a $60 fee for 6.5 CEUs. The conference is free for all others.

The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at Suffolk University Law School, Function Room 170, First Floor, 120 Tremont Street, Boston



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