National University

Symposium on Reducing Stigma

Symposium on Reducing Stigma
May 2
May 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Sacramento Campus
10901 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Learn from experienced experts about community- and media-based programs, which have been proven to be successful at reducing stigma surrounding the mentally ill, the elderly, and the LGBT community.

In addition to expert presentations, this free event will feature a moderated panel discussion among the main speakers, front-line workers involved with anti-stigma activities, and the live symposium audience.

Featured Speakers:

  • Gregory Herek, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis is both an academic and applied expert in the field of stigma, specializing in stigma among LGBT populations.
  • Cindy Claflin, MA, is director of training and education at United Advocates for Children and Families. Ms. Claflin has been active for many years in local and statewide programs aimed at reducing the stigma against the mentally ill.
  • Nader Shabahangi, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, founder and president of AgeSong, and founder of the Pacific Institute. His four books about the elderly include Deeper Into the Soul, which focuses on de-stigmatizing dementia.