Please join us on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm for NAMI DuPage’s Annual General Meeting!
This year we will be holding it in our multipurpose room at our Community Center located at:
115 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
This year our Guest Speaker, Jim Scarpace, will be presenting on Reducing Stigma & Improving Access to Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Jim Scarpace, MS LCPC Bio
Jim Scarpace is Executive Director at Gateway Foundation for both the Aurora and Joliet, Illinois locations. Jim has over 25 years of experience in the mental health, substance use disorder and criminal justice field. He has his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed clinical professional counselor for the last eighteen years. He currently is also an assistant professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching graduate classes in clinical and forensic psychology. His previous roles included being a supervisor for the Department of Probation and court services in Dupage County where he assisted in developing a mental health program for high risk youth, as well as supervised therapists and probation officers in the forensic setting who worked with juvenile offenders with mental health and substance use issues in addition to criminal behaviors. In addition, He has also worked with chronically mentally Ill adults in a hospital setting focusing on treatment planning, assessment and family counseling preparing for discharge as well as for several years in the community as a therapist with adolescents with severe mental health disorders. Jim also coordinated a residential facility for high risk children and adolescents involved with the department of children and family services. His areas of expertise include Addiction, Trauma, Group Therapy, Crisis intervention, Family Therapy and advocacy.