First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Elise JolieFollow

Mentor/s

Charles Gillespie Brian Stiltner

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Countless therapy sessions, numerous medications, and lengthy stays at psychiatric hospitals. These are all things individuals dealing with serious trauma turn to, and all of them are covered by medical insurance. Yet many still cannot function normally even after trying these different options. Imagine you are one of these people. You have tried everything your insurance will cover, and then your therapist suggests you get a psychiatric service dog. You are willing to try anything, so why not get a service dog? Well, many choose not to because medical insurance does not cover the costs.

College and Major available

Media Arts BA

Location

Session M: West Campus West Building W144

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:15 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 2:15 PM

Students' Information

Elise Jolie, Media Arts Major with a concentration and Film and Television, Honors Student, 2022

Winner, Best Visuals 2022 award.

Comments

I also have a short film entitled “Invisible Disability” that is about psychiatric service dogs. I’d like to be able to show this during my paper talk if possible!

Invisible Disability.mp4 (511779 kB)
Short film

Elise Jolie Academic Festival Poster.png (3464 kB)
Informational poster based on the paper

Elise Jolie Invisible Disability Poster.PNG (2533 kB)
Movie poster for the short film

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Apr 29th, 1:15 PM Apr 29th, 2:15 PM

The Failure of Medical Insurance to Cover Psychiatric Service Dogs

Session M: West Campus West Building W144

Countless therapy sessions, numerous medications, and lengthy stays at psychiatric hospitals. These are all things individuals dealing with serious trauma turn to, and all of them are covered by medical insurance. Yet many still cannot function normally even after trying these different options. Imagine you are one of these people. You have tried everything your insurance will cover, and then your therapist suggests you get a psychiatric service dog. You are willing to try anything, so why not get a service dog? Well, many choose not to because medical insurance does not cover the costs.

 

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