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Governor Richard J. Codey to Speak at Current Topics in Counseling Conference
Monmouth University’s 2017-2018 Public Servant-in-Residence, former NJ Governor Richard J. Codey, will be speaking at the Current Topics in Counseling Conference
The former governor’s session will run from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium and is part of the Current Topics in Counseling Conference, a full-day event facilitated by the Department of Professional Counseling’s Counseling Alumni Connection.
Governor Codey’s talk, Mental Health and Public Policy, will focus on how he became interested in making mental health a focal point of his public service. This includes stories of going undercover in psychiatric institutions and nursing facilities, and doing frequent unannounced inspections of boarding homes, both of which exposed the poor treatment of patients. Governor Codey and his wife have also been open about their struggles with post-partum depression. These varied experiences led him to pass legislation which made improvements in mental health public policy.
Attendees can participate in Q&A following the talk. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
This presentation is open to the public, and for those attending the conference this session is included with registration. A separate RSVP is not required for Governor Codey’s session.
If interested in the Current Topics in Counseling Conference, please use the link below for further details regarding the entire conference and how to register for the full-day program.
For more information, contact Lisa Himelman, Professional Development Coordinator, Department of Professional Counseling, at 732-923-4572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.