D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

Ethics and Mental Health

An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 6-8, 2017

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership is proud to announce the 15th annual ethics conference.  The Ethics and Mental Health Conference at Viterbo University seeks to gather scholars for a national conversation on the ethical responsibilities of individuals, communities, businesses and government agencies in regard to how we approach mental health.  

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Dr. Kay Redfield JamisonKeynote Speaker
Kay Redfield Jamison,
Ph.D.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 
7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

An Unquiet Mind: Professional and Personal Insights About Living With Depression and Bipolar Illness

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is a highly respected scholar and mental health advocate who is most well-known for her work on mood disorders.  She is a psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of several books including, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness.  Her work not only helps those persons struggling with mental health issues, but it also raises social consciousness about these issues.  Jamison’s work and public appearances offer hope and inspiration, which aim to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Marek Kopacz

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Marek Kopacz, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 
The Uncharted Waters of Spiritual and Pastoral Care

Dr. Kopacz earned his M.D. in 2004 and Ph.D. in 2010 from Jagiellonian University Medical College (Krakow, Poland). During this time he also undertook graduate-level training in public health research, international community health, and sustainable human development. His field of expertise is medical sociology. He has applied and developed his research skills in public health and business settings. Dr. Kopacz joined the VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in 2012.

Steve MilesDr. Steve Miles, University of Minnesota Medical School
Gun Deaths and Public Health:  What is the mental health connection?

Dr. Steven Miles, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Bioethics; Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He is an Affiliate Faculty for the Law School's Concentration in Health Law and Bioethics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He teaches bioethics at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Miles has published four books, more than twenty chapters and more than 200 medical articles on medical ethics, human rights, tropical medicine, end of life care.


Dr. Robert SchreurJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Doing Harm: Ethics in Psychotherapy

Robert Schreur, LCPC, PhD, is a clinical supervisor in the community psychiatry program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. His team provides comprehensive outpatient care for adults with schizophrenia and other long-term psychiatric illnesses. He also maintains a private psychotherapy practice for adults and adolescents in Towson, Maryland. He received both his counseling degree and his doctorate in English literature from Johns Hopkins University. A volume of his selected poems is due out in 2017.

Jared Wolf, Crisis Text LineJared WolfCrisis Text Line 
Building the World's Largest Mental Health Dataset

Jared Wolf is a Media Manager at Crisis Text Line. In his time with the young organization, he has spearheaded the organization's User Support and Deaf & Hard of Hearing programs. As a trainer, he has taught crisis intervention best practices to over 150 of the organization's volunteer Crisis Counselors, as well as helping to develop training materials. Jared Wolf is a graduate of Ithaca College, with a degree in Communication Management & Design.


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