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Avoiding the Adverse Consequences of Severe Mental Illness: The Utility of Outpatient Civil Commitment


Pyle Center, Vandeberg Auditorium
702 Langdon St.

Madison, WI

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Biennial Debra Beebe University Lecture with Steven Segal, PhD, Milton Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professor of Social Welfare, University of California-Berkley.


Dr. Segal is an internationally acclaimed researcher on mental health policy, having authored several seminal papers on the mental health self-help movement and outpatient commitments. This lecture will report major findings from Dr. Segal's research designed to specify for whom, under what circumstances, and with what consequences outpatient civil commitments can be used to help persons with severe mental illness live successfully in the community.


This lecture is dedicated to the memory of UW-Madison MSW program graduate Debra Beebe, whose family established a scholarship in her name. Over 50 scholarships have been provided to MSW students since its inception.

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