Title

Gipson and Friends

Poster Number

18C

Lead Author Major

Nora Bitar

Lead Author Status

Junior

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Carolynn Kohn

Faculty Mentor Email

ckohn@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract/Artist Statement

Abstract Statement

The Community Re-entry program is a University based program, which provides services of all kinds to people diagnosed with mental illnesses, for example job skill training, social skills, independent living skills and many more. The Martin Gipson Socialization Center, which is a part of the Community Re-Entry program, was set up by the University of the Pacific’s Psychology Department in 1973. Since then it has been a non-mandated, safe socialization drop-in center for adults diagnosed with chronic mental illness. Interns at the center work one-on-one or in groups with the members, both those who are regular attendees and those who come for specific skills building from one or more of the classes taught at the center. Classes include information about medication adherence and symptom management, as well as skills building in the areas of social skills, independent living, and job training. Many of these classes are based on the research of Liberman et al. (2001) who developed empirically based social and independent living skills interventions that include role-plays, modeling, and behavioral skills training. In my role as an intern, I have taught classes, worked on member files, written progress notes about how each member is doing in class, consulted with medical health professionals on the improvement of their member, and basic clerical work. Working at the Gipson Center has taught me to interact in a professional, informed, kind, and thoughtful manner with the members and staff.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

29-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

29-4-2017 3:00 PM

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Gipson and Friends

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Abstract Statement

The Community Re-entry program is a University based program, which provides services of all kinds to people diagnosed with mental illnesses, for example job skill training, social skills, independent living skills and many more. The Martin Gipson Socialization Center, which is a part of the Community Re-Entry program, was set up by the University of the Pacific’s Psychology Department in 1973. Since then it has been a non-mandated, safe socialization drop-in center for adults diagnosed with chronic mental illness. Interns at the center work one-on-one or in groups with the members, both those who are regular attendees and those who come for specific skills building from one or more of the classes taught at the center. Classes include information about medication adherence and symptom management, as well as skills building in the areas of social skills, independent living, and job training. Many of these classes are based on the research of Liberman et al. (2001) who developed empirically based social and independent living skills interventions that include role-plays, modeling, and behavioral skills training. In my role as an intern, I have taught classes, worked on member files, written progress notes about how each member is doing in class, consulted with medical health professionals on the improvement of their member, and basic clerical work. Working at the Gipson Center has taught me to interact in a professional, informed, kind, and thoughtful manner with the members and staff.