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Stigma and Mental Health: What Is It, and What Are the Implications? (Students)


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Webinar Overview:

Our speaker is Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco.

Our moderator is Jessica Borelli, Associate Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California.

The webinar will define the essential topic of stigma, particularly as related to mental and neurodevelopmental disorders, including a brief history of the concept. Public stigma, internalized stigma, and courtesy stigma will be defined. Although the general public has greater knowledge of mental health conditions than half a century ago, public attitudes have not yet shown a corresponding increase. Reducing stigma involves multiple levels of effort: Policy, changed media images, direct contact, and humanization. This webinar will set the stage for a subsequent 2020 webinar focused specifically on child and adolescent stigmatization.

This webinar is being hosted by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 of the American Psychological Association.

About the Speaker:

Stephen Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology and mental illness stigma. The author of 350 articles/chapters and 12 books, he is an internationally recognized and awarded teacher and research investigator.



American Psychological Association Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 53 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For registration questions, contact Sonja Wiggins, MBA, APA Division Services Office, at or 202-336-5590.