- Intern – Center for Mental Health Services Research & Policy
- bbendt2 [at] uic.edu
School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
1601 W. Taylor St.
SPHPI MC 912
Chicago IL 60612
- Room #:4th floor
Beth Bendtsen (they/them) is a second-year Masters in Social Work student, specializing in Macro Social Work. They come to the Center for Mental Health Services Research and Policy after completing an internship in youth programs at Access Living. They currently work in the Arts & Culture Department at Access Living, as well as holding a graduate hourly position in the Department of Disability & Human Development at UIC. Beth graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College Chicago with their Bachelors in Fine Arts, and has five years’ experience in education and program support.
Beth’s is interested in using research and education to interrogate how ableism and saneism are exercised in relation to racism, cis-heteropatriarchy, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression. Other research interests include: models of community care and cross-community solidarity, peer support for those with mental illness and co-occurring disability, the role of self-directed care in recovery, accessibility design, social justice-oriented art therapy, and the creation of disability art as a form of resistance.