Upcoming Chapter Meeting

April 2019 Meeting Announcement


             When:        April 5th 2019


  Where:    Lexow Professional Building

                                                                                                        60 South State Route 157, Edwardsville 

            Time:          5:30 p.m.  Meet, Greet and Order Dinner

                                6:00 p.m.  Presentation

                                   7:00 p.m.  Business Meeting

Topic:         Existential Approaches to Mental Health Recovery

Stability is a good thing for sure. But there is much more to life.When a person is facing a mental health crisis, seeking stability and safety rank high on the list of objectives. Still, once this is achieved, how does a person make sense of the experience and recover the roles, relationships, and sense of self that have been hit by this mental storm? In this workshop, we will explore these qualitative aspects of mental health recovery drawing both from the voices of the mental health recovery movement and existential approaches.


Presenter:Jennifer Gerlach, LCSW, is a therapist in the metro east. She is an advocate for self-determination, meaning-making and sharing of stories among individuals and families affected by mental health conditions She also has training and experience specific to work with individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis.


One CEU is available for each presentation and they are free for Chapter members. Chapter dues are $25.00 annually each October.  Non-members may gain 1 CEU for $10 per presentation or may join at that time. To join or renew, please mail a check with your application and professional license number, if licensed, to the address on the attached form or bring your check to the next meeting. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Social Gathering
Cinco De Mayo Celebration and Business Meeting

When: May 3rd 2019 at 5:30pm

Where: Carisilo’s Restaurant

                                                                        1978 Vandalia St Collinsville, IL 62234