by patricia.deegan on Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 12:55pm
The phrase low functioning is pejorative, despite the fact that it is widely used in behavioral health. In my opinion, short of conducting a standardized functional assessment, the phrase low...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 3:02pm
I am thrilled to let you know that Kristine Vuocolo from Transitions and Peer Support Programs Human Services, Inc. has pioneered the use of the CommonGround Web Application with individuals...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:39pm
I will be heading to Standford University in California this Wednesday to participate in the Medicine X Conference.  The conference brings together medical providers, "e-patients", technologists...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:36am
Those of us who survived child abuse learned to fear and "leave" our bodies. Adopting new health behaviors means daring to return to our bodies again, and rediscovering our body as a safe place. Most...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:51am
Esso Leete wrote about her experience being diagnosed with schizophrenia: "Life is hard with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. I can talk, but I may not be heard. I can make suggestions, but they may not...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:50am
On July 26th, 1990 President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that those of us with disabilities have full civil rights and can live lives free of...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 3:58pm
We are delighted to let you know that Missy Rufo joined our team here at Pat Deegan & Associates.  Missy has a Masters degree in psychology and her position is Training &...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:42pm
This week I had an opportunity to advise Oliver Platt on his role in a new television spinoff that will be called Chicago Medical. Oliver will play the role of a psychiatrist working in a busy urban...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:21pm
Recently I was honored to receive the 2015 Wayne Fenton Award for Exceptional Clinical Care.  The award honors the memory of Dr. Wayne Fenton, a psychiatrist and psychiatric researcher who was...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:25am
Pat Deegan PhD & Associates (PDA) is a company run by and for folks who have been diagnosed with mental illness. We make web applications that help people recover and live their lives, not their...
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