Advocacy Day Symposium – The Recovery Movement


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Health Science Center, Room C1-3

The UF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program Presents: Advocacy Day Symposium


“The Recovery Movement” within psychiatry, has been nationally promoted by the American Psychiatric Association, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, among other leading organizations. According to the National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery, “Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.”

Keynote speaker: Fred Frese, PH.D., is a psychologist who has specialized in the area of schizophrenia for over forty years.

Panel discussion: Moderated by Rajiv Tandon, M.D. and consists of a Mental Health Consumer, a family member of a person living with a mental illness, a representative of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and psychiatrist provider, Richard Christensen, M.D.

Continuing Medical Education credits will be provided for faculty who attend the three-hour session.