• December 5, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 7:00 pm 12/05/2019 America/Los_Angeles On Community as Medicine On Community as Medicine, A Big Ideas Talk with Elizabeth Markle California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Pre-registration - $10
Members - $8
At the door - $15

Elizabeth Markle is a clinical psychologist turned radical community health innovator who brings decades of intentional community experience to her re-visioning of healthcare. Join Dr. Markle as she shares her journey launching her community and “behavioral pharmacy”, Open Source Wellness, and her vision for the transformation of our nation’s clinical and social systems.

In this talk, Dr. Markle examines how we might move from a healthcare system featuring one expensive expert and one disempowered patient in one tiny room for 12 minutes, shrouded by veils of confidentiality, shame, and isolation, to animating community as a platform for health. What actually potentiates human health and flourishing? If a community is a garden in which to grow people, what are the nutrients and conditions that make thriving the default, rather than the result of wealth or willpower?

Dr. Markle invites us to understand how we can reclaim integrative medicine and mental health care from the boutique back to the streets.

CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. CIIS Public Programs Members receive a 20% discount on all events. Contact us for more information at publicprograms@ciis.edu. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.


Elizabeth Markle

Elizabeth Markle PhD, is a licensed psychologist, professor, and chair of Community Mental Health at California Institute of Integral Studies. Elizabeth is also Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Wellness, a clinical-community integration initiative offering experiential behavioral health and wellness via a "Behavioral Pharmacy" approach for individuals and families. Elizabeth recently served as a project director with Well Being Trust, a new foundation focused on the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation, and lead the Youth Peer Initiative, focused on uplifting and spreading the Youth Peer Hotlines model across the nation. Formerly, Elizabeth served as a postdoctoral fellow at the San Francisco VA. Dedicated to multitheoretical and multi-level approaches to individual and community health and healing, Elizabeth’s research and entrepreneurship are focused on systems design to generate social support, social capital, and social sustainability in health and healthcare.

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