The Mavens of Mayhem (Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters in Crime) will meet on Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am at the Bethlehem Public Library (451 Delaware Ave., Delmar). The speaker this month is Stephen Koonz, MA, MSW, who will speak on Labeling Persons with Mental Illness as Violent: The Portrayal of Persons with Mental Illness in Literature.
With master’s degrees in both criminal justice and social work, Steve teaches at local colleges on topics such as forensic mental health and the mentally ill offender.
Recently retired after 33 years with the NYS Office of Mental Health, he spent 25 years in direct clinical practice with a forensic mental health population, including sex offenders.
We hope you will join us to hear Stephen Koonz separate fiction from fact when it comes to the mentally ill and crime.