SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 27TH, 2013
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AT BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY ON DEAFNESS, MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER DR. BRENDAN MONTEIRO, M.D.
Dr. Brendan T. Monteiro has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the field of mental health and deafness, since 1987. He has a special interest in forensic aspects of mental health and deafness and has developed and medically directed specialist forensic Services for Deaf People in the UK since 2001, being specifically responsible for setting up two different Forensic Services for Deaf Mentally Disordered Offenders in 2001 and 2006. Dr. Monteiro is currently the Medical Director at St George Healthcare Group providing Forensic Services for Deaf people and for hearing people with an Acquired Brain Injury. He has also been instrumental in developing services for people in the Autistic Spectrum.
Dr. Monteiro is a past Council Member of the British Society of Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD) and the European of Society of Mental Health and Deafness (ESMHD).
Dr. Monteiro was co-chair of the 1st World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness at Gallaudet University, Washington, USA, where he was presented with a “Pioneering Award” with a citation; “Whose Ground Breaking work in the Advancement of Mental Health practice in the Deaf Community has paved the way for all who come after”.
Other scheduled speakers include: Dr. Aviva Twersky Glasner, Marsha Graham, Esq., Dr. Jennifer Hartsfield and Dr. Alan Comedy who will be speaking on understanding diversity.
*A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
More details will be available shortly, but please save the date and we hope to see you!
The symposium is hosted by Dr. Aviva Twersky Glasner, Ph.D. of the Criminal Justice Department at University and made possible by the generosity and support of the following: The Office of Academic Affairs of Bridgewater State University (Provost Howard London and Dean Paula Krebs); Dr. Karen Fein, Ph.D. and Dr. Pamela Russell and the Advisory Board of the Center for Advancement of Research and Scholarship (CARS) at Bridgewater State University; Marsha Graham, Esq.; The Commonwealth of MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; HEARD (helping to educate and advance research about deaf and hard of hearing) and The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA.
Here you go, world. If you want to attend, please contact:
Dr. Aviva Twersky Glasner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Criminal Justice
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Space is filling up, so don’t hesitate. There will be Interpreter services provided for the ASL using Deaf. If you need accommodations and wish to attend, please notify Dr. Glasner ASAP as time is getting very short to make arrangements.