In order to create positive change, the conventional wisdom often needs to be reconsidered. The Florida State University College of Social Work is changing the conversation by exploring the application of critical thinking and civil discourse to important social issues, including obesity, prescription drugs, mental health, and diversity. Registration is free and lunch is included.  Continuing Education Units (CEU) programs are planned in accordance with meeting the criteria set forth and approved for licensure renewal as outlined in the Florida Statutes and by Chapter 491 Licensure Board. This workshop is approved for and offers 7 contact hours for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors. Provider # 50-4971. Exp. 3/31/18 Questions? Please contact Daniel Dunleavy.

Sponsored by:

Institute for Humane Studies, John Templeton Foundation, and College of Social Work at Florida State University


8:00 am
Coffee & Light Breakfast
8:30 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sally McRorie & Tomi Gomory
9:00 am
Rethinking Scientific Paradigms: The Obesity Case and its Implications
Gary Taubes
10:00 am
Twenty-First Century Medical Ethics: Why Self-Medication is the Next Step
Jessica Flanigan
11:00 am
Public Policy Panel
Gary Taubes, Jeffrey Lacasse, Jessica Flanigan, Shannon Hughes
11:30 am
12:30 pm
Psychiatry Under the Influence: Using the Framework of Institutional Corruption to Challenge the Conventional Narrative
Robert Whitaker
1:30 pm
Waking Up From the American Dream: The Importance of Critical Thinking on the Journey from Personal Psychiatrization to Collective Transformation
Laura Delano
2:30 pm
Mental Health Panel
Laura Delano, Melissa Murphy, Robert Whitaker, David Cohen, Daniel Molnar
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
From "Token" to "Tool": Reimagining Diversity and Extracurricular Engagement to Cultivate Critical Thinkers Outside the Classroom
Inam Sakinah
4:15 pm
Closing Panel
Inam Sakinah, Liz Joyner, Carol Edwards, and Tomi Gomory
4:45 pm
Closing Remarks
Tomi Gomory

This event is made possible through the support of the John Templeton Foundation.

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