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Author of the Highly Engrossing Memoir About Her Battle with Schizophrenia; Associate Dean of Law Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at USC Law

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 Elyn Saks Biography

Author of the highly engrossing memoir about her battle with schizophrenia, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness, Elyn R. Saks is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School.

She teaches law and mental health to law students, undergraduates, and psychiatry and psychology fellows.

In the best-selling The Center Cannot Hold, Saks reveals her journey of the horrors and demons of mental illness through the extraordinary perspective as both expert and sufferer.

In revealing her powerful story, she has become an advocate for mental patients' civil rights and is striving to dispel the myths surrounding an illness that affects 3 million Americans.

“For 20 years I struggled with acceptance... Ironically, the more I accepted I had a mental illness, the less the illness defined me — at which point the riptide set me free,” she says.

Saks writes extensively in the area of law and mental health. She has published two books, on multiple personality disorder and criminal law and on hermeneutic psychoanalysis, and has just completed a third book, titled Law, Ethics, and Severe Mental Illness: Questioning Our Values. She has also published numerous articles.

In addition, Saks is Co-PI of the Bioethics Core of the University of California, San Diego’s Geriatric Psychiatry Interventions Research Center.

Currently, she is collaborating with other members of the Core on a research project to measure the appreciation component of capacity to decide on psychiatric research in middle-aged and older patients with psychosis. Saks was recently elected to the American Law Institute.

Also a Research Clinical Associate at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Saks received a BA in philosophy from Vanderbilt University; an M.Litt. in philosophy from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar; and a JD from Yale Law School.

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Informed Consent to Psychoanalysis: The Law, the Theory, and the Data (Psychoanalytic Interventions)

Informed Consent to Psychoanalysis: The Law, the Theory, and the Data (Psychoanalytic Interventions)

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Jekyll on Trial: Multiple Personality Disorder and Criminal Law

Jekyll on Trial: Multiple Personality Disorder and Criminal Law

Interpreting Interpretation: The Limits of Hermeneutic Psychoanalysis (Yale U.P)

Interpreting Interpretation: The Limits of Hermeneutic Psychoanalysis (Yale U.P)

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  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness

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Elyn Saks

Author of the Highly Engrossing Memoir About Her Battle with Schizophrenia; Associate Dean of Law Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at USC Law

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Elyn Saks Biography

Author of the highly engrossing memoir about her battle with schizophrenia, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness, Elyn R. Saks is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School.

She teaches law and mental health to law students, undergraduates, and psychiatry and psychology fellows.

In the best-selling The Center Cannot Hold, Saks reveals her journey of the horrors and demons of mental illness through the extraordinary perspective as both expert and sufferer.

In revealing her powerful story, she has become an advocate for mental patients' civil rights and is striving to dispel the myths surrounding an illness that affects 3 million Americans.

“For 20 years I struggled with acceptance... Ironically, the more I accepted I had a mental illness, the less the illness defined me — at which point the riptide set me free,” she says.

Saks writes extensively in the area of law and mental health. She has published two books, on multiple personality disorder and criminal law and on hermeneutic psychoanalysis, and has just completed a third book, titled Law, Ethics, and Severe Mental Illness: Questioning Our Values. She has also published numerous articles.

In addition, Saks is Co-PI of the Bioethics Core of the University of California, San Diego’s Geriatric Psychiatry Interventions Research Center.

Currently, she is collaborating with other members of the Core on a research project to measure the appreciation component of capacity to decide on psychiatric research in middle-aged and older patients with psychosis. Saks was recently elected to the American Law Institute.

Also a Research Clinical Associate at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Saks received a BA in philosophy from Vanderbilt University; an M.Litt. in philosophy from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar; and a JD from Yale Law School.

Elyn Saks Videos

  • Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside
    http://www.ted.com "Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal...
  • Stories of Hope and Recovery: Elyn Saks - YouTube
  • Elyn Saks: Living with Schizophrenia - YouTube

Elyn Saks Books

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Elyn Saks Speaking Topics

  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness

FAQs on booking Elyn Saks

  • How to book Elyn Saks?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Elyn Saks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Elyn Saks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Elyn Saks or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Elyn Saks?

    Booking fees for Elyn Saks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Elyn Saks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Elyn Saks?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Elyn Saks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Elyn Saks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Elyn Saks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Elyn Saks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Elyn Saks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Elyn Saks for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Elyn Saks generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Temple Grandin, Laura Lawless Robertson, Tanya Brown, Scott Stossel and Mark Ballas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Elyn Saks for an upcoming event.

Elyn Saks Speaker Videos

  • Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside
    http://www.ted.com "Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of...
    Stories of Hope and Recovery: Elyn Saks - YouTube
  • Elyn Saks: Living with Schizophrenia - YouTube
    Prof. Elyn Saks on life with schizophrenia - YouTube
  • USC Law Professor Elyn Saks on High Functioning Schizophrenics ...
    A Tale of Mental Illness | Elyn Saks | TED Talks - YouTube

Elyn Saks Speaking Topics

  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness

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