Department of Psychology Presents
Is Mental Illness a Myth? Thomas Szasz Revisited
Jeff Ball, PhD is Co-Founder, CEO, and Executive Director of Psychological Care and Healing Treatment Center (PCH), a program located in West LA and Pasadena for clients struggling with various mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, and trauma. The program emphasizes a healthy living approach (including attention to diet, sleeping patterns, and exercise), as well as experiential therapies and a myriad of standard therapeutic practices, including but not limited to, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Somatic and Creative therapies, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Ball received his PhD in Clinical Psychology at UCLA where he conducted research on developmental disabilities, projective processes in marital relationships, and an integrative treatment model for bipolar disorder. Dr. Ball trained clinically in a psychoanalytic model focusing on personality and mood issues, including depression and bipolar disorder. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses at UCLA and USC and has been on the UCLA Clinical Faculty
for many years.
Dr. Ball will discuss concerns about the current diagnostic classification and medicalization of psychological issues and present an alternative perspective emphasizing a continuum of methods of coping and adaptation.
Wednesday, April 24 at 5:45pm to 7:15pm
University Hall, Psychology Village 4700
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045