SPARC Research Seminar Series

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The SPARC Seminar Series is a series of seminars featuring leading scholars presenting their research, discussing emerging policy implications, and identifying future directions regarding mental health research. This series will serve as a forum to develop a cross disciplinary dialogue and establish collaboration with the aim of developing methods to improve the mental health of all citizens in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.

Featured SPARC Research Seminar SeriesSPARC and the Law & Psychiatry Program Presents

Forensic Mental Health: Down Under
Dr. Bree Wyeth

In this July 19, 2018 Research Seminar Dr. Bree Wyeth outlined the development of Forensic Mental Health Services in Australia with reference to their socio-cultural and legal context. This included a description of the ongoing serious challenges for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s health and wellbeing as well as a consideration of Australia's unique history of gun control legislation. Dr. Wyeth also discussed some of Australia’s notable researchers in Forensic Mental Health and allied disciplines.

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Archived SPARC Research Seminar Series

The age of “feeling in-between”: Factors that influence emerging adult outcomes during and after residential substance use disorder treatment
Brandon G. Bergman, PhD

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