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Op-Ed: Mark Salzer discusses mistake in linking violence and mental health policy together

Mark Salzer

In an opinion piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mark Salzer, chair of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department, discusses the fallacy in using violence and crime in mental health policy discussions and that such a narrative leads to ineffective policies. Here is an excerpt from the piece. Read the full story online.

Posted:  October 30, 2015

Lindback Award Presented to Rhonda Nelson

Rhonda Nelson accepts Lindback Award
“I absolutely could not be where I am today without her,” is how one student described Rhonda Nelson’s mentorship and teaching abilities.  Yesterday, Nelson, an associate professor in the rehabilitation sciences department, received the 2015 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.  The award is bestowed annually on faculty within Temple University “who epitomize the highest levels of sustained teaching excellence in the classroom, in the research laboratory or in the clinical setting.”  
 
Posted:  April 15, 2015

Meet Temple’s "Sensory Curator"

Roger Ideishi gives the gift of art, culture, and recreation to people who are often exempt from experiencing them in public—children with special needs and their families.

Roger Ideishi gives the gift of art, culture, and recreation to people who are often exempt from experiencing them in public—children with special needs and their families. Ideishi, an associate professor of rehabilitation sciences and an occupational therapist, curates “sensory experiences” with select partners so that children with special needs and their families can attend events at theaters, parks, museums, zoos, and aquariums.

Posted:  March 3, 2015

CPH Chair Comments on Institutionalization and People with Mental Illness

Following “sweeping reforms” by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, ethicists and mental health experts are worried about the care of inmates with serious mental illness. Some of these experts argue, that in light of these changes, there should be a call for more psychiatric hospitals in the state, while others argue for deinstitutionalization across the board. 

Posted:  January 21, 2015

Rehab Sciences Chair Talks Auditory Hallucinations with WHYY

Temple University College of Public Health Rehabilitation Sciences Chair Mark Salzer

CPH's Mark Salzer, chair of the Rehabilitation Sciences department, discussed the phenomenon of auditory hallucinations, or "hearing voices", with WHYY's The Pulse. In the story, Salzer emphasized the need to put "trauma -- not pathology at the root of voice hearing" and the importance of putting the individual over a diagnosis. 

Posted:  December 9, 2014

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