Fairfield University to host conversation on recent changes to the standard manual of mental disorders


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It is sponsored by the University's Marriage and Family Therapy Department (MFT), the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, the School of Nursing and the MFT Advisory Board.

Scheduled speakers for the evening are: Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC and associate professor and Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney Professor of Health Sciences; Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D., APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN and professor of nursing; and Dr. Ronald J. Brone, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and adjunct professor for the School Psychology Department. They will consider the ramifications of changes to "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," or the DSM-V.

The event begins with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. The speakers will participate in a Q&A with the audience at 8:30 p.m.

RSVP for this event at mftgrad@fairfield.edu or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2306. For directions, visit www.fairfield.edu/directions.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 31, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 102