Dr. Stephen Ilardi is a professor of clinical psychology and the author of The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1995, and has since served on the faculties of the University of Colorado and (presently) the University of Kansas. The author of over 40 professional articles on mental illness, Dr. Ilardi is a nationally recognized expert on depression. His work has been honored by the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Blau Award for early career contributions to the field, and his research on the neuroscience of depression has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Ilardi has also received several major teaching awards in recognition of his dynamic, engaging classroom presence. Recently, he was selected from a pool of over 2,000 instructors as the recipient of the school’s highest instructional honor, the HOPE Award for teaching excellence. He also maintains an active clinical practice, and has treated several hundred depressed patients over the course of his career. Dr. Ilardi lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, Maria and daughter, Abby.
1 out of 4 people suffer from mental illness. Look around you, and chances are out of the closest 3 people, 1 of you may be suffering from mental illness. Elizabeth speaks volumes from her own experience battling mental illness and how it is not a personal problem, but a communal one for which we are all responsible to address. Elizabeth is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Chemistry. She is a pre-medical student hoping to one day run her own practice and use a combination of diet, therapy, and medicine to heal the physical and psychological wounds of her patients. She is the proud owner of her mini wiener dog Bella, who helped her heal and grow through some of her life’s toughest battles.
Dr. Jordan Peterson, just one of four speakers from the “Mind Matters: Toward a New Understanding of Psychopathology” conference, held on Saturday March 19, 2011, gives a talk on “Self-Deception in Psychopathology.” Information about the conference: What does it mean for the mind to be pathological? What criterion should we use to diagnose and categorize people as mentally ill? Can there be alternative models of psychopathology other than the medical model? If so, what are they? This conference presents a series of discussions, as well as an open panel debate, regarding the development and comparison of different conceptions of psychopathology. This conference was organized by the U of T Jungian Society and the Buddhism & Psychology Students Union. The following are recognized for their generous support: Arts and Science Student Union, Paradigms & Archetypes Program, Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Program, and New College.