CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DATA:

    Name:  Otto F. Wahl
    Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology
    University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Avenue, East Hall
    West Hartford, CT 06117
    owahl@hartford.edu
    860-768-5385

EDUCATION:

InstitutionLocation MajorDegree/Date

      Wesleyan University          Middletown  CT                 Psychology                                                                B.A.   6/69
      Univ. of Pennsylvania         Philadelphia, PA                Clinical Psychology                                                     Ph.D.  5/74
      Connecticut Valley             Middletown   CT               Clinical Psychology
      Hospital                                                                       Internship                                                                   9/72 - 8/73
      University of Oregon          Portland, OR                      Post doctoral Resident                                               9/72 - 8/73
      Medical School                                                            in Medical Psychology                                               9/73 - 8/74
 

CURRENT POSITION:

     Professor of Psychology
     Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology                                                                                                  8/03 - present
     Director of Clinical Training                                                                                                                             8/03 - present
 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

    Professor of Psychology
    George Mason University                                                                                                                                 9/97 - 7/03
    Director of Clinical Training                                                                                                                              5/00 - 7/03

    Associate Professor of Psychology
    George Mason University                                                                                                                                 9/81 - 8/97

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    George Mason University                                                                                                                                 9/78 - 8/81

    Virginia licensed Clinical Psychologist                                                                                                              12/79 – 9/04
     Inactive status                                                                                                                                                  9/04 - present

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    University of Rochester (N. Y.)                                                                                                                         8/74 - 6/78

    New York State licensed Psychologist                                                                                                             12/76 - 12/78
 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

    American Psychological Association
                APA Division 27:  Community Research and Action
                APA Division 46:  Media Psychology
    Connecticut Psychological Association
    NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
    National Stigma Clearinghouse
    National Mental Health Association
 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

    Editorial reviewer for American Psychologist, Journal of Community Psychology, Community Mental Health Journal, Journal of Social & Clinical                 Psychology, American Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,                                 Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Mental Health, Women and Health.

    NIH grant panel reviewer, Social Psychology, Personality, and Interpersonal Process Study Section (SPIP), 2007 - 2011.

   Consultant for the Gallup Organization's Elimination of Barriers Initiative, Washington, DC, January, 2003 - 2005.

   Editorial Board of the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 2001 - present.

   Reviewer for proposed edited book on stigma for the American Psychological Association, October 2001.

   Grant reviewer for The Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship for Health Services Research (UK), November 2001.

   Consultant for the Center for Mental Health Services Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated with Mental Illnesses (ADS Center),           Philadelphia, PA, October, 2001-present.

   Chair, Symposium #18:  "For better or worse?  The role of the media in forming public attitudes toward mental illness."  For the First International Conference on        Reducing Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia, Leipzig, Germany, September 4, 2001.

   Selection committee for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, May 1998-present.

   Programme Advisory Committee for the First International Conference on Reducing Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia (Leipzig), June 2001.

   Pre-publication reviewer for J. Nevid, Abnormal psychology in a changing world.  New York:  Prentice Hall, January 2000.

   Pre-publication reviewer for F. Penzel, All you ever wanted to know about Obsessive-Compulsive
   Disorder, Rutgers University Press, February 1999.

   Pre-publication reviewer for J. K. Kelley, Psychiatric malpractice, Rutgers University Press, June 1995.

   Reviewer for U.S. Office of Technology Assessment report on The Biology of Mental Disorders (Introduction, Chap. 3: What Are Mental Disorders, and Chap.    7: Biology, Public Attitudes, and Policy).  January-March 1992.

   Pre-publication reviewer for John Wiley (proposed text on behavior modification), November 1991.

   Pre-publication reviewer for West Publishing (textbook chapters on schizophrenia), June 1990.

   Pre-revision reviewer for Davison & Neale Abnormal Psychology, 5th edition (John Wiley).  October 1990.

   Moderator, conference on Clinical Depression:  Current Findings in Diagnosis and Treatment.  McLean, VA.  March 25, 1988

   Senior Consultant, Bethesda Naval Hospital.  Taught seminar series on DSM to Navy clinical
    psychology interns.  April-May 1988.

   Chairperson, Eastern Psychological Association paper session. Baltimore, MD, April, 14 17, 1982.

   Pre-publication reviewer for Bernheim, Lewine, & Beale, The caring family: Living with chronic
   schizophrenia (Random House). September 1980.

   Chairperson, Eastern Psychological Association paper session, Philadelphia, PA, April 19 22, 1979.
 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

   Leadership Award (“for inspiration, vision, and pioneering work”) from the Campaign to Address Discrimination and Stigma of Contra Costa County, October 11,    2002.

   Welcome Back Award for Destigmatization from Eli Lilly.  May 18, 2002.

   Selection of book, Telling is risky business: Mental health consumers confront stigma, for Honorable Mention by the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights,        January 2001.

   Advocate of the Year, from the Toledo (OH) Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, October 6, 2000.

   Patient Advocacy Award, from the American Psychiatric Association, May 20, 1997.

   Community Education Award, from Community Residences, Arlington, VA, April 27, 1997.

   Finalist for 1997 GMU Teaching Award

   Selection of book, Media madness: Public images of mental illness, as an "outstanding work on intolerance in North America," by the Gustavus Myers Center       for Human Rights.  December 1996.

  1996 M. Norton Rosner Award as Outstanding Compeer Advisory Board Member, September 28, 1996.

   Finalist for 1996 GMU Teaching Award.

  1995 Media Award from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State, October 21, 1995.

   In My Back Yard (IMBY) Award from the Fairfax/Falls Church United Way, June 1, 1994.

   George Mason University nomination for State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.

   Community Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia, June 3, 1992.

   Community Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia, May 31, 1990.

   Community Service Award from the Rochester Health Association, June 1978.

   National Media Awards Commendation from the American Psychological Foundation (for TV Guide
   article, "Six TV Myths About Mental Illness"), July 1, 1976.
 

BOOKS:

    Wahl, O. F. (1999). Telling is risky business: Mental health consumers confront stigma.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

    Wahl, O. F.  (1995) Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.  Reprinted with new preface, 2003.
 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

    Wahl, O. F. (2004).  Stop the presses: Journalistic treatment of mental illness.  In Friedman, L. (Ed.).  Cultural sutures: Medicine, morals, and media (pp. 55-69).      Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

    Wahl, O. F. (1997).  Stigma and mass media.  In Bernheim, K. (Ed.)  Cases and readings in abnormal behavior (pp. 357-361).  Baltimore, MD: Lanahan Publishers.
 

GRANTS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS:

   Mental health consumers' experience of stigma.  From the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
   $111, 948.  March 1996.

   Mental illness in children's TV.  $205,000.  National Institutes of Health, September 2003.

   Family experience of mental illness stigma.  $150,000.  National Institutes of Health, Stigma and Global Health Research Program, November 2002.  Not funded.

   Evaluation of a middle school mental health education program.  National Institutes of Health, Reducing Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination program.  With   NAMI-Queens/Nassau.  $150,000.  April 2007-June 2009.
 

RESEARCH ARTICLES:

    Wahl, O., Hanrahan, E., Karl, K., Lasher, E., & Swaye, J. (2007). The depiction of mental illnesses in children’s television programs. Journal of Community          Psychology, 31, 121-133.

    Wood, A. L., & Wahl, O.W. (2006).  Evaluating the effectiveness of a consumer-provided mental health recovery education presentation. Psychiatric                     Rehabilitation Journal, 30, 46-52..

    Wahl, O., Wood, A., Zaveri, P., Drapalski, A., & Mann, B. (2003).  Mental illness in children’s films. Journal of Community Psychology, 31, 553-560.

    Wahl, O. F. (2003).  News media portrayal of mental illness: Implications for public policy. American Behavioral Scientist, 46, 1594-1600.

    Wahl, O. F. (2003).  Depiction of mental illnesses in children's media. Journal of Mental Health, 13, 249-258.

    Wahl, O. F. (2002).  Children's views of mental illness: A review of the literature. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 6, 134-158.

    Wahl, O. F., Wood, A., & Richards, R.  (2002).  Newspaper coverage of mental illness: Is it changing? Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 6, 9-31.

    Wood, A. L., & Wahl, O. F. (Feb. 2002).  Teacher ratings of a curriculum for educating children about mental illness.  Technical report for NAMI-NYS.

    Wahl, O. F. (Jan. 2002).  Research on mental illness stigma: Gap analysis.  Technical report for the CMHS Resource Center to Address Discrimination and             Stigma Associated with Mental Illnesses.

    Wahl, O. F.  (2001).  Commentary on “Psychiatry and the mass media.” Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 14, 530-531.

    Wahl, O. F. (2000).  Obsessive-compulsive disorder in popular periodicals. Community Mental Health Journal, 36, 307-312.

    Wahl, O. F. (1999).  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25, 467-478.

    Adler, A. K., & Wahl, O. F. (1998).  Children's beliefs about people labeled mentally ill. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68, 321-326.

    Wahl, O. (1998).  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma.  Unpublished report for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

    Wahl, O. (1996). Schizophrenia in the news. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 20, 51-54.

    Thornton, J. A., & Wahl, O. F. (1996). Impact of a newspaper article on attitudes toward mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 17-25.

    Wahl, O. F., Borostovik, L., & Rieppi, R. (1995). Schizophrenia in popular periodicals. Community Mental Health Journal, 31, 239-248.

    Wahl, O. F. (1993). Community impact of group homes for mentally ill adults. Community Mental Health Journal, 29, 247-259.

    Riskind, J. H., & Wahl. O. F. (1992). Moving makes it worse:  The role of rapid movement in fears of psychiatric patients. Journal of Social & Clinical                 Psychology, 11, 349-364.

    Axelson, G. L., & Wahl, O. F. (1992). Psychotic vs. non-psychotic misdemeanants in a large county jail:  An analysis of pre-trial treatment by the legal system. International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, 15, 379-386.

    Wahl, O. F. (1992). Media images of mental illness:  A review of the literature. Journal of Community Psychology, 20, 343-352.

    Wahl, O., & Hunter, J. (1992). Are gender effects being neglected in schizophrenia research?Schizophrenia Bulletin, 18, 313-318.

    Wahl, O. F., & Kaye, A. L. (1992). Mental illness topics in popular periodicals. Community Mental Health Journal, 28, 21-28.

    Wahl, O. F., & Kaye, A. L. (1991). The impact of John Hinckley's insanity plea on public and professional publication. American Journal of Forensic                  Psychology, 9, 31-39.

    Wahl, O. (1990). Post Hinckley views of the insanity defense.American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 8, 3 11.

    Wahl, O., & Lefkowits, J. Y. (1989). Impact of a television film on attitudes toward mental illness.American Journal of Community Psychology, 17, 521 527.

    Wahl, O., & Harman, C. (1989). Family views of stigma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 15, 131 139.

    Wahl, O. (1989). Schizophrenogenic parenting in Abnormal Psychology textbooks. Teaching of Psychology, 16, 31 33.

    Wahl, O. (1987). Public vs. professional conceptions of schizophrenia. Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 285 291.

    Wahl, O., & Axelson, G. (1983). A note on news staff views of mental illness and its coverage. Journal of Community Psychology, 13, 80 82.

    Wahl, O., & Roth, R. (1982). Television images of mental illness: Results of a metropolitan Washington Media Watch. Journal of Broadcasting, 26, 599 605.

    Wahl, O., & Briggs, D. (1980). Research note: Mental health attitudes and volunteering. Psychological Reports, 46, 966.

    Wahl, O., & Herzog, J. (1980). Perceived sex differences in inpatient psychopathology. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 50, 509 510.

    Wahl, O., & Sieg, D. (1980). Time estimation among schizophrenics.Perceptual and Motor Skills, 50, 535 541.

    Wahl, O., Zastowny, T., & Briggs, D. (1980). A factor analytic re examination of two popular surveys of mental health attitudes. Multivariate Experimental 
    Clinical Research, 5, 29 39.

    Wahl, O. (1977). Sex bias in schizophrenia research: A short report.Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 86, 195 198.

    Wahl, O. (1976). Schizophrenic patterns of dichotic shadowing performance. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 160, 401 407.

    Wahl, O. (1976). Handedness in schizophrenia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 72, 944 946.

    Wahl, O. (1976). Monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia: A review. Psychological Bulletin, 83, 91 106.

    Wishner, J., & Wahl, O. (1974). Dichotic listening in schizophrenia.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42,  538 546.

    Wahl, O., & Wishner, J. (1972). Schizophrenic thinking as measured by developmental tests.Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 155, 232 244.
 

PUBLIC EDUCATION ARTICLES:

    Wahl, O. F. (Spring 2003).  Mental illness education on campus: Breaking down the barriers of stigma. The Advocate (NAMI newsletter), 31-32.

    Wahl, O. F  (December 2001).  Advocates make headway in fight against stigma. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O. F. (June 2001).  Newspapers can mislead about mental illness. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association.

    Wahl, O. F.  (Spring 2001)  Consumer experiences of stigma. Community Connections (newsletter of the Mental Health Association of New York State).

    Wahl, O.  (Winter 2000/2001).  Humor in the media can exacerbate the stigma of mental illness. Community Connections (newsletter of the Mental Health             Association of New York State).

    Wahl. O. F. (Sept./Oct. 2000).  Humor in the media can exacerbate the stigma of mental illness.The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O. F.  (June 2000).  Mental illness stigma and work.  World Mental Health Day Planning Guide (of the World Federation for Mental Health), 39-42.

    Wahl, O.F.  (Summer 2000).  Confronting stigma. Paradigm, 5, 14-15+.

    Wahl, O F.  (December 1999).  Study examines consumer experiences with stigma. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.F.  (September 1999).  Stigmatizing media images affect children. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.F. (June 1999).  The stigma of mental illness.  World Mental Health Day Planning Kit (of the World Federation for Mental Health), 17-20.

    Wahl, O.F. (May 10, 1999).  Media point up negative side of mental illness.  Open Mind column for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

    Wahl, O. F. (Spring 1999).  Mental illness stigma and mass media. The Newsletter of the American Psychiatric Association Auxiliary.

    Wahl, O. (March 1999).  Straitjackets are no laughing matter. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.  (September 1998).  Violence stereotype hurts people with mental health needs. The Bell(newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.  (1998).  Psychologists vs. stigma. Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 9, 59-60.

    Wahl, O. (June 1998).  People First language matters. The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.  (May 1998).  Media images stigmatize people with mental illnesses.  The Bell (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.  (March 1996)  Mass media and mental illness stigma. Bell Briefs (newsletter of the National Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O.  (1992). Messages about mental illness from the serial killer novel. Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 4, 43-44.

    Wahl, O. (Winter 1990-91).  Psychotic vs. psychopathic, criminal vs. killer:  Getting the terms straight.  Newsletter of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New             York State.

    Wahl, O. (Winter 1990-91).  The meanings of stigma.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Wahl, O. (Feb. 16, 1989).  A misunderstood illness. Centerville Times Courier.

    Wahl, O.  (November 1988).  Stigma   and the courage to combat it.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Wahl, O. (November 1987).  Stigma and NIMBY:  Kissing cousins.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Wahl, O. (July 22, 1987); March 14, 1989).  A misunderstood illness. The Reston Times.

    Wahl, O. (Jan. 1987).  Mental health care in Virginia rated.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Wahl, O. (Sept. 1986).  Keeping a watch on the media.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Wahl, O. (May 1986).  Mental illness doesn't have a poster child.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Rosenfield, R. and Wahl, O. (Jan. 1986).  Mental illness:  Facts or myth. The Standard (newsletter of the 20th division, Capital District Kiwanis International).

    Wahl, O. (Dec. 1985).  Promoting mental health: Positive images.  An invited article for the Virginia Prevention and Promotion Bulletin.

    Wahl, O. (May 1985). Mental illness and the third person pronoun.  Newsletter of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.

    Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (Summer/Fall 1981).  TV portrayal of mentally ill fails to promote understanding. Access (newsletter of the National Citizens Committee for     Broadcasting).

    Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (August 1981).  Media watch results – Part II. AMHA Monitor (newsletter of the Anchor Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (July 1981).  Media watch results - Part I. AMHA Monitor (newsletter of the Anchor Mental Health Association).

    Wahl, O. & Roth, R. (July/August, 1981).  Television images of mental illness:  Results of a metropolitan media watch. In Touch (Supplement to the National            Mental Health Association newspaper, FOCUS).

    Wahl, O. (1980).  Mental illness in the media:  An unhealthy condition.  In Baron, Rutman, and Klaczynska (Eds.) The Community Imperative.  Philadelphia:           Horizon House Institute.

    Wahl, O. (1978).  Mental illness in the media:  An unhealthy condition. Disabled USA, 2, 23-24.

    Wahl, O. Six TV myths about mental illness. TV Guide, March 13-19, 1976, pp. 4-8.

    Wahl, O.  (Summer 1976).  TV myths of mental illness.  Rochester Review (alumni magazine of the University of Rochester), pp. 4-6.

    Wahl, O.  (March 31, 1976).  TV misrepresents psychiatry.Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, p.19A.

    Wahl, O. (1976).  Fear and rejection - One social response.  In These People, a public education booklet about community care and the mentally disabled,             published by Horizon House Institute for Research and Development.

<> RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

   Wahl, O. F., & Corcoran, J. Changing expectations for recovery.Presentation at the Connecticut Psychological Association Convention, Windsor,CT                    November 9, 2007.

Wahl, O., & Narayan, J. Structural discrimination against people with mental illnesses in Connecticut.Poster presentation at the Connecticut Psychological                 Association Convention, WindsorCT,October 13, 2006.

Wahl, O, Swaye, J., Hanrahan, E., Karl, K., & Lasher, E.What television teaches children about mental illness.Poster presentation at the Connecticut                     Psychological Association Convention, Windsor,CT,October 21, 2005.
<>Wahl, O., Bechtel, A., Donnelly, K., & Sorey-Gregory, E.Messages from first person accounts of schizophrenia.Poster presentation at the Connecticut                 Psychological Association Convention, WindsorCT,October 21, 2005.

    Wahl, O., Hanrahan, E., Karl, K., Lasher, E., & Swaye, J.  The depiction of mental illnesses in children’s television programs.  Presentation for the 45th Annual         Meeting of the New England Psychological Association.  New Haven, CT, October 15, 2005.<>

    Wahl, O.F., & Wood, A. L.  Research on the effectiveness of the In Our Own Voice program.  Presentation for the NAMI Annual Convention, Washington,             DC, September 10, 2004.

   Wood, A. L., Wahl, O. F., & Adame, A. L. Audience evaluations of In Our Own Voice presentations.  Presentation for the NAMI Annual Convention,                     Minneapolis, MN, June 2003.

    Wahl, O. F. Measuring stigma from the inside out.  Presentation as part of Faculty Mentor Panel on Assessing and Addressing Stigma for Eastern Psychological         Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2003.

    Mann, B. & Wahl, O.  Diagnostic differences in experience of stigma. Presentation as part of Faculty Mentor Panel on Assessing and Addressing Stigma for             Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2003.

    Zaveri, P., Drapalski, A., & Wahl, O.  Experiences of stigma and discrimination of people with epilepsy and people with mental illnesses.  Presentation as part of     Faculty Mentor Panel on Assessing and Addressing Stigma for Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2003.

    Wood, A., Wahl, O., Drapalski, A., Zaveri, P., & Mann, B.  Mental illnesses in children's films. Presentation as part of Faculty Mentor Panel on Assessing and         Addressing Stigma for Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2003.

    Wieczynski, D., & Wahl, O.  Stigma management training. Presentation as part of Faculty Mentor Panel on Assessing and Addressing Stigma for Eastern                 Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2003.

    Mann, B., McFarland, L., Wahl, O., & Sleigh, M.  Mental health consumers' experience with prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.  Poster presentation     for Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2003.

    Wahl, O. F. Media representations of mental illness.  Presentation for National Institute of Mental Health conference, “Stigma, Mental Illness, and the Media.”          July 29, 2002.

    Wahl, O. F. Media as a tool for social change.  Presentation for National Institute of Mental Health conference, “Stigma, Mental Illness, and the Media.”  July 29,     2002.

    Wahl, O. F.  Mass media and mental illness stigma.  Presentation for the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research.  Chicago, IL, June 21, 2002.

    Wahl, O. F.  Newspaper coverage of mental illness: Implications for public policy.  As part of a symposium, "Psychology, News Media, and Public Policy" (with     Philip Zimbardo, Elizabeth Carll, Roger Klein, Jeff McIntyre, and Patrick DeLeon).  For the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San                 Francisco, CA, August 25, 2001.

    Wahl, O.F.  How mental health professionals contribute to stigma and how we can and must change.  Paper presentation for the Annual Meeting of the Virginia         Psychological Association, Tysons Corner, VA, April 14, 2000.

    Wieczynski, D., Gruber, M., & Wahl, O.  Consumer experience of stigma: Results of a national survey.  Poster presentation for the Annual Meeting of the Eastern     Psychological Association, Boston, MA, February, 1998.

   Wahl, O. F., Wiecyznski, D., Gruber, M., & Tsai, J.  Consumer experience of stigma.  Presentation for the American Psychiatric Association Institute for                 Psychiatric Services, Washington, DC, October 25, 1997.

    Wahl, O.  Consumers' experience with stigma:  Results of a NAMI-sponsored study.  Presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the National Alliance for the         Mentally Ill, Nashville, Tennessee, July 9, 1996.

    Hunter, J. & Wahl, O.  Are gender effects being neglected in schizophrenia research?  Presented at the 1991 Southeastern Psychological Association Convention,     March 22, 1991.

    Kaye, A. L. & Wahl, O. F.  Hinckley's insanity plea:  Impact on popular literature and professional mental health research and literature.  Presented at the 1990         Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.  April 6, 1990.

    Wahl, O.  Current views of the insanity defense.  Presented at the sixty first Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.  March         31, 1990.

    Axelson, G. L. and Wahl, O. F.  Psychotic vs. nonpsychotic misdemeanants in a large county jail: An analysis of pretrial treatment.  Presented at the 1988 meeting     of the Eastern Psychological Association, Buffalo, NY.  April 23, 1988.

    Wahl, O.  Family views of stigma.  Presented at the 1988 meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association.  New Orleans, LA.  April 2, 1988.

    Wahl, O.  Textbook schizophrenia:  What contemporary texts teach.  Presented at the 1987 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA.         April 9 12, 1987.

    Wahl, O.  The schizophrenogenic mother in Abnormal Psychology textbooks. Presented at the 1987 meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association,             Atlanta, GA, March 26 28, 1987.

    Wahl, O.  Law enforcement views of schizophrenia: A Survey of FBI National Academy Training participants.  Report prepared for Behavioral Science Unit of         the FBI Training Academy.  June 1982.

    Wahl, O.  Public conceptions of schizophrenia.  GMU Psychology Department Colloquium, May 10, 1982.

    Wahl, O.  Public knowledge of schizophrenia.  Paper presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 24,         1981.

    Paternoster, J. and Wahl, O.  Sex bias in schizophrenia research: A follow up.  Paper presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological             Association, Atlanta, GA, March 25 28, 1981.

    Wahl, O. and Seig, D. Selective attention and time estimation among schizophrenics.  Presented at the 51st Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association,             April 9 12, 1980.

    Wahl, O., Briggs, D. and Zastowny, T. Attitudes toward mental illness among mental health volunteers.  Presented at the 1980 meeting of the Southeastern                 Psychological Association, March 27 29, 1980.

    Wahl, O.  Selective attention and time estimation in schizophrenia. An invited colloquium at the Rochester Psychiatric Center, Rochester, NY, May 11, 1978.

    Wahl, O.  Changes in student attitudes toward mental illness following interaction with chronic psychiatric patients:  Realism or pessimism? Presented at the third        annual convention of the Genessee Valley Psychological Association, Rochester, New York, October 21, 1976.

    Wahl, O.  A performance test of individual differences in selective attention.  Presented at the eighty fourth annual convention of the American Psychological             Association, Washington, DC, September 3 7, 1976.

<> INVITED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Wahl, O.Evaluation of stigma reduction efforts.Presentation for workshop, “Bridging Science and Practice: Dialogue on Effective Anti-Stigma Messages and         Models for Depression.”Milwaukie,WI,October 26-27, 2007.
  <>  Wahl, Otto F.Overcoming stigma and discrimination.Keynote address for the First Annual Conference of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Ohio,     ToledoOH,June 8, 2007.
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   Wahl, O. F.Reducing discrimination and stigma related to mental illnesses.Keynote address for the Georgia Mental Health Forum, AtlantaGeorgia,May 18,        2007.

   Wahl, O. F. Confronting stigma.  Presentation for Sound Community Services Annual Meeting, New London, CT, November 14, 2005.

   Wahl, O. F.  Reducing discrimination and stigma.  Presentation for the University of Rochester Medical Center Grand Rounds.  Rochester, NY, October 5, 2005

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  Presentation for Strong Ties.  Rochester, NY, October 5, 2005.

   Wahl, O. F.  Maddening images of mental illnesses.  Presentation for NAMI-Champlain Valley and Behavioral Health Services North, Plattsburgh, NY, May 6,        2005.

   Wahl, O. F.  Stigma and the media.  Workshop for NAMI-Champlain Valley and Behavioral Health Services North, Plattsburgh, NY, May 6, 2005.  With               Suzanne Moore, reporter, Plattsburg ….

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  Presentation for President’s Speaker Forum, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY, May 6, 2005.

   Wahl, O. F.  Media images of mental illness.  Presentation for Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, April 11, 2005

   Wahl, O. F.  Mental illness and the media.  Presentation for Mount Union College, Alliance, OH, October 21, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  Presentation for Sinnissippi Centers, Dixon, IL, October 19, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  Mental illness stigma and ways to change it.  Presentation for NAMI-Fairfield (CT), Fairfield, CT, October 6, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  Mental health issues in the media.  Panel presentation for the annual meeting of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, Atlanta,    GA, September 20, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  Stigma—The next generation:  What our children are learning about mental illnesses.  Presentation for the Mental Health Center of Boulder, Boulder,    CO, August 10, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  Mental illness stigma and mental health reporting.  Presentation for the Investigative Reporters and Editors National Conference Showcase Panel,         “Meeting the challenges of investigating mental health and trauma issues.”  Atlanta, GA, June 18, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  Presentation for the NAMI-CT Annual Meeting, New Haven, CT, June 7, 2004.

   Wahl, O. F.  How reporters can improve coverage of mental illnesses.  For the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowships, Sept. 22, 2003.

   Wahl, O. F.  Q  For Wisconsin United for Mental Health, as part of the Elimination of Barriers Initiative, Milwaukee, WI and Madison, WI,  May 29, 2003.

   Wahl, O. F.  Fighting the stigma and stereotypes of mental illness.  For “Mental Health: A Community Calling” for the Mental Health Association of Central                Susquehanna Valley.  Bedford, PA, May 17, 2003.

   Wahl, O. F.  Defeating stigma.  For Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems Board Summit.  Wye Mills, MD, April 2, 2003.

   Wahl, O. F.  The nature and impact of media images of mental illnesses.  For the Madness and Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada, March 27, 2003.

   Wahl, O. F.  Discrimination and stigma in the media.  For the Elimination of Barriers Initiative National-State Partnership Committee Kick-off Meeting,                        Washington, DC, January 23, 2003.

   Wahl, O.F.  Truth or consequences: Media coverage of mental illnesses.  For the New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies.  Trenton, NJ, December 9,    2002.

   Wahl, O. F.  Making progress in reducing stigma.  For the Campaign to Address Discrimination and Stigma of Contra Costa County, Concord, CA, October 11,    2002.

   Wahl, O. F.  Media depiction of mental illness.  For “Media & Mental Illness: Shattering the Stigma” for the Alameda Council of Community Mental Health                Agencies, Berkeley, CA, October 10, 2002.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the California State-Hayward Institute for Mental Health and Wellness Education, Hayward, CA, October 10, 2002.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the Bedford Community Support Program “Day of Enlightenment.”  Bedford, PA, May 16, 2002.

   Wahl, O. F.  Mass media and mental illness.  For Community Hope’s Eight Annual Family Learning Forum, Parsippany, NJ, May 4, 2002.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the Extra Mile, Inc. conference, “Changing Your Mind: An Enlightening Perspective on Mental Health.  Monroe, LA, April        5, 2002.

   Wahl, O. F. Confronting stigma.  For the Clubhouse of Suffolk County Mental Illness Awareness Day conference, Huntington, NY, October 21, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F. Combating the stigma of mental illness.  Workshop for the Clubhouse of Suffolk County Mental Illness Awareness Day conference, Huntington, NY,        October 21, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Media madness: Public perceptions of mental illnesses.  For a conference on "The Stigma of Mental Illness: Defeat it through education," sponsored         by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Delaware, the Mental Health Association in Delaware, and the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health,         Wilmington, DE, October 19, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Six steps for fighting stigma.  Workshop for a conference on "The Stigma of Mental Illness: Defeat it through education," sponsored by the Alliance for     the Mentally Ill of Delaware, the Mental Health Association in Delaware, and the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Wilmington, DE,         October 19, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Reducing stigma: National advocacy approaches.  As part of a symposium, "Reducing the stigma of schizophrenia: Communication strategies.”  For         the First International Conference on Reducing Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia, Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 4, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Television depictions of mental illness.  As part of a symposium, "For better or worse?  The role of the media in forming public attitudes towards             mental illness."  For the First International Conference on Reducing Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia, Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 4, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies, San Francisco, CA, August 23, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the Alliance for Community Care, San Jose, CA, August 23, 2001.

   Wahl, O. F.  Why do we need Stigma Watch programs?  As part of a workshop, “Stigmabusting: From Local to International, with Stella Marsh, Anabella                 Stevens, and Barbara Hocking.  For the NAMI Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July 13, 2001.

   Wahl, O. Training for work with people with severe mental illnesses.  For the Advisory Council of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Falls Church, VA,    June 12, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the Anti-Discrimination Community Mental Health Promotion Conference of the Mental Health Association of New York             State, Albany, NY, May 24, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Anti-Stigma Campaign kickoff, Harrisburg, PA, May 23, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Six Steps to Combat Stigma.  Workshop for Southern Tier Environments for Living, Dunkirk, NY, May 15, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  Keynote address for the Annual Mental Health Month luncheon for Southern Tier Environments for Living, Dunkirk, NY, May 15,    2001.

   Wahl, O.  The Stigma Clearinghouse Model.  Presentation as part of a Continuing Education workshop on "How to combat the stigma of mental illness" at the             American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 10, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and the mass media.  Keynote presentation for Stigma Forum of the Mental Health Association of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, LA, May 8,             2001.

   Wahl, O.  Telling is risky business.  For the Mental Health Month luncheon of the Mental Health Association in Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, LA, May 8, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Mental illness and the media.  Keynote address for the National Mental Health Symposium to Address Discrimination and Stigma.  Baltimore, MD,             March 27, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.  Panel presentation for the National Mental Health Symposium to Address Stigma and     Discrimination.  Baltimore, MD, March 27, 2001.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma in the media.  For the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium sponsored  by the Mental Health Association of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, November 17,            2000.

   Wahl, O.  How you can join the ranks of the anti-stigma forces.  Workshop for the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium of the Mental Health Association of Tulsa,     Tulsa, OK, November 17, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the University of Rochester Medical Center conference on Treatment of Severe Mental Illness, Rochester, NY, November 3,     2000.

   Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the 17th Annual Conference of the International Affiliation of Compeer Programs, New Brunswick, NJ, October 20, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the Kaiser Permanente 2000 Behavioral Healthcare Symposium, Long Beach, CA, October 14, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Media depiction of mental illness.  For AMI of Boulder, Boulder, CO, October 12, 200.

   Wahl, O.  Mental illness stigma.  For the Mental Health Stigma Conference of the Medical College of Ohio and the Depressive and Manic Depressive Association     of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 6, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Anti-stigma.  Workshop for the Mental Health Stigma Conference of the Medical College of Ohio and the Depressive and Manic Depressive                     Association of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 6, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma.  An invited presentation for the annual meeting of the Depressive and Manic Depressive Association of     Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 6, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Newspaper coverage of mental illness.  Workshop presentation for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, Atlanta, GA,                 September 9, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Who Ya Gonna Call?  Stigmabusters!  Keynote address for “Creating a Place of Respect,” the Sixth Annual Conference of the Siouxland Mental Health     Center, Sioux City, IA, June 8, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Personal stories of consumer experiences with stigma and discrimination.  Workshop for the Sixth Annual Conference of the Siouxland Mental Health         Center, Sioux City, IA, June 8, 2000.

   Wahl, O.   Confronting stigma.  Keynote address for the Huntingdon County Drop-In Center “Ending the Stigma” conference, Huntingdon, PA, June 3, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Responding to media depictions that stigmatize mental illness.  Workshop for the Huntingdon County Drop-In Center “Ending the Stigma” conference,         Huntingdon, PA. June 3, 2000.

   Wahl, O.  Dispelling the stigma of mental illness.  Keynote address for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Programs for People, Framingham, MA, March 22,         2000.

   Wahl, O.  Mass media’s portrayal of mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, October 20, 1999.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Fighting the stigma and stereotypes of mental illness.  For the Third Annual Forum of the Mental Health Association in Metropolitan         New Orleans.  New Orleans, LA, October 5, 1999.

   Wahl, O. and Radack, J.  Blowing the whistle on stigma.  Workshop for the Annual Conference of the National Mental Health Association, Washington, DC, June     12, 1999.

   Wahl, O.  Mass media’s portrayal of mental illness.  For the 12th Annual Mental Health Conference of Butler County, Fairfield, OH, May 20, 1999.

   Wahl, O.  Breaking through the stigma: Portrayal of mental illness in the media.  For Conversations at the Carter Center, a panel discussion with John Gates (Carter     Center), Dan Rutz (CNN correspondent), Andrew Skolnik (JAMA Associate News Editor), and Rosalynn Carter, Atlanta, GA, May 13, 1999.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and mass media.  Keynote address for Mental Health: The Facets and Faces, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis     and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, St. Louis, MO, May 3, 1999.

   Wahl, O., Jeannette Batz (Riverfront Times), Christy James (Ladue News), Conrad Swartz (St. Louis University), and Danny Wedding (Missouri Institute of             Mental Health).  Addressing Media Stigma.  Panel discussion for Mental Health: The Facets and Faces, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Greater         St. Louis and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, St. Louis, MO, May 3, 1999.

   Wahl, O.  The new rehabilitative model.  For the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute Advisory Council Employment Forum, Falls Church, VA, April 21,            1999.

   Wahl, O.  Media images of mental illness.  For the Virginia Psychological Association Convention, Virginia Beach, VA, April 15, 1999.

   Wahl, O. and Willick, Martin S.  A public voice for private pain.  For the NAMI-NJ Annual Conference, Somerset, NJ, April 10, 1999.

   Wahl, O.  Issues of concern of mental health advocates concerning media coverage of mental illness topics.  For the orientation training of Rosalynn Carter Mental     Health Journalism Fellows, Atlanta, GA, September 23, 1998.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and the media.  For the West Virginia Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine, Morgantown, WV, April 30, 1998.

   Wahl, O.  Concerns about reporting of mental health issues.  Panel participant for the Second Annual Midwest Conference on Health Journalism, Bloomington, IN,     April 24, 1998.

   Wahl, O.  Fighting the stigma of mental illness.  For the 48th Annual Convention of the American Medical Students Association, Arlington, VA, March 14, 1998.

   Wahl, O.  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma.  For the Luzurne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, Wilkes-Barre, PA,         November 13, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Mass media and mental illness stigma.  Workshop for the Luzurne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, Wilkes-Barre, PA,     November 13, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Consumer's Union of Lucas County, Toledo, OH, October 3, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media and mental illness.  Introductory comments for the Media Awards Luncheon of the Annual Meeting of the National Mental Health Association,         Washington, D.C., June 6, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Stigmabusting: Strategies and successes.  Workshop for the 1997 Clifford W. Beers National Mental Health Conference of the National Mental Health     Association.  Washington, DC, June 6, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  American Psychiatric Association Patient Advocacy Award Lecture.  San Diego, CA, May 20, 1997.

   Wahl, O. & Fink, Paul  Stigmabusting: Strategies and successes.  Workshop for the Media Division of the American Psychiatric Association.  San Diego, CA,         May 20, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  The mass media's depiction of mental illness.  For Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., Rockford, IL, May 14, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland.  Baltimore, MD, May 9, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Maryland Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.  Baltimore, MD,     April 25, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  A new image for people with mental illness.  Workshop for a conference presented by the NASW Virginia Chapter and the George Mason University         Social Work Program.  Fairfax, VA, April 18, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of Greater Knoxville.  Knoxville, KY, March 18, 1997.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of Roanoke Valley.  Roanoke, VA, November 7, 1996.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and the media.  For Clubhouse of Suffolk County.  Melville, NY, October 4, 1996.

   Wahl, O.  Stigmabusting.  Presentation and workshop (with Nora Weinerth, National Stigma Clearinghouse) for the Compeer Annual Conference.  Rochester,         NY, September 27, 1996.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Huntsville/Madison County Mental Health Center.  Huntsville, AL, September 25, 1996.

   Wahl, O.  Consumer experiences of stigma: A preliminary report.  For the 16th Annual Convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  Nashville, TN, July     8, 1996.

   Wahl, O.  Stereotypes, stigma, and stifled strivings.  For the Mental Health Association in Alexandria.  Alexandria, VA, May 23, 1996.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Canadian Mental Health Association--BC Division.  Vancouver, British Columbia, May 11,         1996.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For The Alliance for Increased Mental Health Awareness of Northern Virginia.  Washington, DC,             November 9, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  Protesting media stereotypes of mental illness (with Nora Weinerth, National Stigma Clearinghouse).  For the Annual Conference of the California             Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  Slowing the insidious force of stigma (with Nora Weinerth, National Stigma Clearinghouse).  Workshop for the Annual Conference of the California             Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  Keynote address for the Thirteen Annual Educational Conference of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of     New York State, Catskill, NY, October 21, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.   For the Alexandria Community Services Board and the Northern Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill.      Alexandria, VA, October 5, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  Personality Disorders.  Workshop for Pathways Homes, Inc.  Alexandria, VA, September 18, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  Media images of mental illness.  For the staff of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Falls Church, VA, June 22, 1995.

   Wahl, O.  The media and mental illness: A changing perspective.  For the NIMH Depression: Awareness, Recognition, and Treatment (D/ART) program.                  Washington, D.C., December 8, 1994.

   Wahl, O.  Myths that hurt: The stigma of mental illness.  For the 4th Annual Mental Health Forum sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Elkhart County,     Elkhart, IN, October 13, 1994.

   Wahl, O.  Media madness: Public images of mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of Greater Springfield, Springfield, MA, October 4, 1994.

   Wahl, O.  Murderous madmen and laughable lunatics:  Public images of mental illness.  Keynote address for the 15th Anniversary banquet of Rehabilitation                 Support Services, Albany, NY, May 26, 1994.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and mass media.  For the Schizophrenia Foundation-Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  Virginia Beach, VA,  May 25, 1994.

   Wahl, O.  Media images of mental illness.  For staff of the Alexandria Community Mental Health Center, Alexandria, VA, May 24, 1994.

   Wahl, O.  Portrayal of people with disabilities in the media (with Joe Shapiro).  For the First Annual Conference of the Autism National Committee, November 14,    1993.

   Wahl, O.  The National Stigma Clearinghouse as a Tool for Public Education (with Nora Weinerth and Susan Rogers).  For the Annual Conference of the World     Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.  New York, NY, April 23, 1993.

   Wahl, O.  Murderous madmen and other media myths.  Keynote address for the Compeer International Conference.  Rochester, NY, November 13, 1992.

   Wahl, O.  How to open closed minds and win new allies.  Workshop (with Carol Saginaw, Nora Weinerth, and Laurel Lemke) for the Annual Convention of the         National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Washington, DC, September 12, 1992.

   Wahl, O.  Media messages on mental illness.  For the American Psychiatric Association Joint Legislative & Public Affairs Network Institute.  Bal Harbour, FL.          Feb. 29, 1992.

   Wahl, O.  Who me?  Yes, you.  What individuals can do to increase acceptance of mental illness. For a conference on Mental Illness:  Community Problem.              Community Denial.  Community Acceptance.  Sponsored by the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Addiction, Victim, and Mental Health Services.              Rockville, MD.  June 7, 1991.

   Wahl, O.  Overcoming Stigma.  Workshop (with Charles Harmon, Jean Hebb, and Joann Piazza) for the Annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.      New York, NY.  May 16, 1990.

   Wahl, O.  Media images of mental illness:  Past, present, and future.  For the Mental Health Association of Westchester Conference on Overcoming Stigma.              Dobbs Ferry, NY, June 2, 1989.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and the media.  For the Mental Health Association of New York State. Poughkeepsie, NY.  October 20, 1988.

   Wahl, O.  Mental illness stigma and its media support.  For the Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore.  Towson, MD.  May 12, 1988.

   Wahl, O.  Mental illness stigma:  It's importance for legislators.  For the Mental Health Association of Howard County, Maryland.  Columbia, MD.  January 11,         1988.

   Wahl, O.  Mental Illness stigma:  Extent, sources, impact, and change.  For the Mental Health Association of Lynchburg.  Lynchburg, VA.  November 10, 1987.

   Wahl, O.  The stigma of mental illness:  An introduction to its nature, impact, and sources: Presentation as part of a workshop panel on Anti stigma: Increasing            public awareness and understanding of mentally ill people.  For the 1987 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill National Convention, Washington, DC. September       18 21, 1987.

   Wahl, O.  Mental health and the media:  Foul play or fair?  For the Mental Health Association in Howard County.  Columbia, MD, June 18, 1987.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma in the media.  For the National Mental Health Association Volunteer Staff Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 3 5, 1987.

   Wahl, O.  Mental health stigma in the media.  For the Annual Meeting of the Mental Health Association in Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.  December 5, 1986.

   Wahl, O. Stigma: Society's view of the mentally ill person.  For the  Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montgomery County, MD. (as part of Mental Illness Awareness     Week).  Kensington, MD.  October 9, 1986.

   Wahl, O.  Improving the image of mental health services.  For the Commissioner's Seminar, Virginia Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.                  Richmond, VA.  September 15, 1986.

   Wahl, O.  Stigma and mental illness.  For the Richmond Community Mental Health Center Anti stigma Planning Group.  Richmond, VA.  June 18, 1986.

   Wahl, O. and Harmon, C.  Anti stigma: Beefing up at the local level.  For the Fourth Annual Convention of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland.                     Baltimore, MD.  June 6, 1986.

   Wahl, O.  Improving the public image of mental health.  For the 1986  Virginia Mental Health Promotion Conference.  Williamsburg, VA.  May 8 9, 1986.

   Wahl, O.  Public image of mental illness.  For the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Falls Church, VA, February 19, 1986.

   Wahl, O.  Media obstacles to community acceptance of the mentally ill.  For the Alexandria Mental Health Center. Alexandria, VA, July 9, 1985.

   Wahl, O.  How the media portray the mentally ill.  For the Charter Rivers' Conference on Alcoholism, Addiction and Mental Health.  Columbia, SC, February 28,     1984.

   Wahl, O.  Myths that hurt: Mental illness and the mass media.  For the Mental Health Association in Hawaii.  Honolulu, HI, August 4, 1983.

   Wahl, O.  Media images of mental illness.  For the Annual Meeting of the Mental Health Association of Cincinnati.  Cincinnati, OH, May 26, 1983.

   Wahl, O.  Mental health and the media.  For the second annual Community Support System Conference sponsored by the D.C. Department of Human Resources.    Washington, DC, July 27, 1981.

   Wahl, O.  Community support for persons recovering from mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of Alexandria. Alexandria, VA, March 26, 1981.

   Wahl, O.  Mental illness in the mass media.  For the Northern Virginia Society of Clinical Psychologists.  Springfield, VA, October 25, 1980.

   Wahl, O.  Media images of the mentally ill:  Status and strategies for change.  (Videotaped) For Horizon House Institute's 2nd training course on Community             Acceptance of the Mentally Ill, Chicago, IL, October 13 17, 1980.

   Wahl, O.  Current  media images of the mentally ill.  For Horizon House Institute's training course on Community Acceptance of the Mentally Ill, Philadelphia, PA,    June 16 20, 1980.

   Wahl, O.  Mental illness in the media:  An unhealthy condition.  For the Community Imperative (a national conference on public response to community care for the    mentally disabled).  Washington, DC.  May 31-June 2, 1978.

   Wahl, O.  Image   the biggest handicap of all: The mentally ill.  For the 1980 Annual Meeting of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped,        Washington, DC, May 1, 1980.

   Wahl, O.  TV myths about mental illness and responses to their exposure.  For the National Committee for Mental Health Education in Atlanta, GA, September         20, 1976.
 

RADIO AND TV PRESENTATIONS:
<>   To Your Health (cable TV), Stigma and mental illness, June 27, 2007Litchfield,CT.

   BBC Radio,  All in the Mind,  Children’s understanding of mental illnesses.  November 11, 2003.

   WAMU (NPR radio).  Radio interview for “The Infinite Mind” on the topic of mental illness stigma.  June 7, 2002.

   WRPI (Pennsylvania).  Radio interview on the topic of mental illness stigma.  May 24, 2001.

   WebMD (on-line internet discussion).  Topic:  Reversing the stigma of mental illness.  December 16, 1999.
<>   Talk to America (a Voice of America daily international call-in radio talk show).  Topic:  The stigma of mental illness.  December 3, 1999.

   Healthweek.  PBS series shown in over 200 cities, including WETA in Washington, DC.  Topic:  Media depiction of mental illness.  October 1999.

   Capital Region Roundtable: Mental Health, with Toni-Michelle Travis (GMU Government Department), Virginia State Senator Jane Woods, Loretta Normile            (GMU Nursing and Health Sciences Department), and Laura Young (National Mental Health Association).  GMU TV, May 1999.

   WNIJ NPR News, Rockford, IL, May 14, 1997.

   The Chris Bowman Show, WNTA radio, Rockford, IL, May 14, 1997.

   The Pat Cunningham Show, WROK radio, Rockford, IL, May 14, 1997.

   The Marc Steiner Show, WJHU, NPR of Maryland, May 9, 1997.

   With Good Reason, hosted by Carolyn Eliott, NPR of Virginia, with Roger Soenksen of James Madison University, April 1997.

   NPR of the University of Illinois, March 25, 1997.

   The Robert Reeves Show on WHNT-TV, Huntsville, AL, September 26, 1996.  News at Noon.  Interview for news show on WAFF-TV, Channel 48 in                Huntsville, AL, September 25, 1996.

   "Public images of mental illness."  Hal Wakes Morning Show.  Canadian    Broadcasting Corporation.  Vancouver, B.C., May 10, 1996.

   "Public images of mental illness."  Interview for Virginia Radio News Network.  October 16, 1995.

   "Stigma and the mass media."  Interview for National Public Radio.  October 1994.

   "Stigma: The misconceptions of mental illness."  Panel participant for a national teleconference.  Charleston, WV, October 8, 1992.

   Spectrum, WCXR radio.  Discussion of COMPEER program, with Lisa Saisslin of the Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia.  June 14, 1992.

   Symposium.  "Mental illness:  Unraveling the myths."  As a panel member, discussed media contributions to stigma.  WNET/13 (New York).  March 25, 1990.

   Fairfax Magazine.  Fairfax (VA) Cable Access Corporation (Channel 10).  Discussed mental health needs of children.  May 6, 1987.

   "Public images of mental health" on Healthnet with Mark Baron. Aired on Reston (VA) Cable TV (Channel 8).  October 15 & 16, 1986.

   "Myths about mental illness" on Conversations with the League (of Women Voters) with Mary K. Parker.  Aired on National Public Radio, June 15 & 19, 1986.

   Hawaii '83, a local public affairs TV program, with Janet Mason and Greg Farstrup of the Mental Health Association in Hawaii.  Discussed the image of mentally ill    persons in the mass media.  August 5, 1983.

   The Bob Braun Show, a regional TV talk/variety show serving the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana area. Addressed the topic of media images of mental illness. May 25,       1983.

   "The Psychology of it All."  On radio program Frankly Speaking. Aired Sunday, April 5, 1981 on WMZQ and WXCF in metropolitan D.C.

   Comments on "Six TV myths about mental illness."  All Things Considered, National Public Radio.  July 1976.

   Television Psychiatry.  University of Rochester Open House WOKR Channel 13 TV in Rochester, NY, March 28, 1976 and WXXL, Channel 21 TV in                    Rochester, NY, September 5, 1976.

   Comments on "Six TV myths about mental illness."  The Roy Fox Show, WOKR (radio), Pittsburgh, PA, March 13, 1976.
 

CLINICAL/CONSULTATION EXPERIENCE:

   Consultant for Elimination of Barriers Initiative                                                                              1/03 - 12/05
   Consultant for CMHS Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma
   Associated with Mental Illnesses (ADS Center)                                                                          10/02 - 10/04
   Part time private practice in psychotherapy, and assessment                                                          7/74 - 9/04
   Advisory Board for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships in Mental Health Journalism                          1/97 - present
   Advisory Board for COMPEER International                                                                               1/99 - present
   Advisory Council for COMPEER of Northern Virginia
   (Council Chairman 4/91-6/97)                                                                                                      4/91 - 6/97
   Advisory Council of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute
   (Council President 6/95-6/99)                                                                                                       4/93 - 6/99
   Public Affairs Committee of the National Mental Health Association                                              5/95 - present
   Advisory Board of the National Stigma Clearinghouse                                                                   1/90 - present
   Advisory Board for NAMI Campaign to End Discrimination Against
   People with Severe Mental Illness                                                                                                 1/95 - 1/98
   Alliance for Mental Health Awareness (AIM) of Northern Virginia                                                 6/94 - 9/96
   Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia                                               7/84 -  6/90
   Public Education Committee, Mental Health Association of Northern
   Virginia (Committee Chair from 6/84 to 6/90)                                                                                9/83 - 6/90
   Curriculum and Training Committee, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill                                       1/86 - 6/90
   Evaluation subcommittee for a mental health conference sponsored by
   the Virginia Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation                                                   9/85 - 6/86
   Steering Committee, COMPEER (a branch of the Rochester Mental
   Health Association)                                                                                                                       9/77 - 6/78
   Professional Advising Board of THRESHOLD (a comprehensive free clinic
   for youth)                                                                                                                                       9/74 - 6/76
 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

    Director, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology                                                                 8/03 - present
    Director of Clinical Training, GMU                                                                                               5/00 - 8/03
    Associate Director of Clinical Training, GMU                                                                               9/99 - 5/00
    Director, GMU Psychological Clinic                                                                                             5/84 - 8/88
    Coordinator of Clinical Doctoral Admissions                                                                                1/83 - 6/83, 1/88 - 6/88, 1/90 - 6/90
    Psychology Department Administrative Coordinator                                                                     1/82 - 6/82
    Director of Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology M.A. Program                                                8/79 - 6/81
 
 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS:
<>   Participant, Carter Center Meeting of Leaders in Measuring the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illnesses, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 14-15, 2007.

   Judge for James S. Hogg Award for Mental Health Reporting, March 2006.

   Emcee for National Mental Health Association Media Awards, Washington, DC, June 6, 2003, June 11, 2004.

   Reviewer for mental health videos--"Imagining Robert" by Lawrence Hott and "Working Like Crazy" by the Mental Illness Education Project (April, 2002).

   Bibliography of research on mental illness stigma prepared for CMHS ADS Center, December, 2001.

   Consultation with NAMI-NYS for evaluation of “Breaking the Silence” school education program about mental illnesses.  May 2001-present.

   Published interviews:

        “Media madness:  How the media shape perceptions of mental illnesses.”  Reintegration Today, Winter 2004, 11-13+

        “Welcome to Hollywood: The role of the media.”  Network (quarterly magazine of the Canadian Mental Health Association), Spring 2000, Vol. 16, 12-15.

        “Otto Wahl on Stigma.” By Robert Lundin (1999).  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 3,153-160.

        “Reversing the stigma of mental illness.”  WebMD Health (internet magazine).  December 1999.

   Consultation with David Gonzalez concerning the development of an internet web site, CineMania.  February 2001.

   Consultation with the Mental Illness Education Project concerning an educational video, "Invisible Workforce."  September 2000.

   Consultation with World Psychiatric Association for their Anti-Stigma Programme about schizophrenia, June 1999- present.  Authored section in Volume IV            summarizing U.S. anti-stigma programs.

   Development and maintenance of a web site for Abnormal Psychology courses.  June 1999-present.

   Consultation with filmmaker Katie Cadigan for film project, “Mind Over Madness,” March-August 1999.

   Consultation with Projects for People (Seacaucus, NJ) for video documentary, “Depression: Beyond stereotypes and stigma,” April 1999.

   Development and maintenance of a personal web site that includes a “Resource Guide for Stigmabusters,”  January 1998-present.

   Panel participant for symposium on "Erasing the Stigma" presented by the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.  Nashville, TN,            January 30, 1997

   Reviewer for materials to be included in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's Science & Treatment Kit, Fall, 1996.

   Reviewer for brochure on stigma developed by the National Mental Health Association, June 1996.

   Testimony to the Group Residential Facilities Commission concerning establishment of a group home for adults experiencing mental health problems.  August 1,           1989.

   Testimony to the Fairfax Board of Zoning Appeals concerning establishment of a group home for mentally ill persons.  June 7, 1988.

   "Schizophrenia:  Myth and Reality."  Poster display created for the GMU Department of Psychology.
   June 1988.

   Videotape remarks on misconceptions of mental illness as part of a videotape training film for volunteers for the Western Fairfax Emergency Shelter.  December        1985.

   Mental Health Program Exchange.  Media Watch:  A project for rating television images of mental illness.  Submitted to National Mental Health Association,            August 1981.

   Consultant for Anchor Mental Health Association and the National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting in setting up an area media watch.  Washington, DC,            August 1980   July 1981.