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The Impact of Internalized Stigma on Clients With Schizophrenia: The Battle Within


Mar 31, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 31, 2019 12:30pm

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While the fight against the stigma of mental illness is in full swing, much more work still needs to be done. Internalized stigma in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia can have lasting negative impacts on treatment adherence, symptom management, and overall functioning. This poster will discuss the impact of internalized stigma on those diagnosed with schizophrenia and explain how counselors can support clients with evidence-based treatment strategies to improve their client’s quality of life.

  • Explore research and current literature related to the discussion and impact of internalized stigma on individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Understand how internalized stigma impacts the quality of life and treatment outcomes for clients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
  • Learn effective, evidence-based treatments and counseling strategies to reduce internalized stigma and improve quality of life for clients who are diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe and persistent mental illnesses.

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