Kristin Kosyluk PhD.
Workshops covered by this speaker
Overcoming The Stigma of Mental Illness
Categories covered by Kristin
About this Speaker
Dr. Kristin Kosyluk is Assistant Professor of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida and Faculty Affiliate of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. She is Director of the STigma Action Research (STAR) Lab at USF, a research center dedicated to conducting community engaged action research in order to understand and address the stigma surrounding behavioral health conditions. To date, Dr. Kosyluk has secured over $1 million in funding to support her program of research and directed 15 funded research projects. She serves on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Hillsborough County Board of Directors and chairs the Mental Health Advisory Committee for NAMI Hillsborough. She also serves on the advisory board for the anti-stigma program, Art With Impact, the board of the Florida Rehabilitation Association, and as Special Advisor to the Social Stigma of Mental Health in Minority Communities Workgroup of the Florida Children & Youth Cabinet, which is chaired by Florida First Lady, Casey DeSantis. Dr. Kosyluk has served as lead evaluator of the national anti-stigma program, This Is My Brave, for the past six years. She has worked in the behavioral health field for nearly two decades in both clinical and academic positions. Dr. Kosyluk has published extensively on the topics of stigma, mental health, recovery, peer support, and treatment seeking in top journals in her field and in edited volumes and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Psychological Association journal, Stigma & Health.