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717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
713.871.1004 hopeandhealingcenter.org

September 2016

Lunch and Learn: Reimagining Modern Day Suffering – The Search to Make Life Matter

September 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Psychopathology is a word we hear thrown around in modern conversation, although does it mean what we think?  Psyche and patho, originate from the Greek, “soul or breath” and “suffering,’ respectively. Where is soul when it comes to the way that doctors, therapists and psychologists approach and understand our maladies?  What are we to make of our “pathologies,” “dysfunctions” and suffering? Let us consider that what was once considered undesirable and scary could now be the threshold through which we must pass to…

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October 2016

Mental Health Issues and Challenges for Harris County

October 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Texas has the highest rate of medically uninsured citizens among any state at 25.2% and Texas is rated second to last in per capita mental health funding compared to other U.S. states. Harris County has the second highest rate of uninsured citizens among Texas counties at 25.4%. 45% of individuals with behavioral health needs are uninsured in Harris County creating a lot of challenges for citizens of the county. This presentation will focus on some of these…

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Lunch and Learn: Living the Single Parent Life – Without Limits

October 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Yes, single parents can be very happy, confident, and fulfilled in their life. But many don’t feel this way -- they worry about their parenting, suffer guilt or regret they can’t shake, or wonder if they are missing something. Discover what actually holds single parents back, understand the fundamental purpose of single parent life, and learn the important strategies you need to focus on as a person, parent, and future partner. Create a happier and more satisfying…

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens – How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child’s Teen Years

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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$30 – $50

Presented by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us as Mark speaks on parenting in today’s culture. He will discuss why traditional parenting is no longer effective and offers a new model for parenting teens. Mark will share from decades of working with teens and families about certain parenting techniques and perspectives that are no longer effective in parenting teens and pre-teens and even those that do more harm than good. He will explore a new model…

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Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Free – $15

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Substance use disorders can be prevalent among individuals who have bipolar disorder. We will discuss clinical presentation and implications for treatment of substance use disorders when co-occurring with bipolar disorder. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Biological Bases for Domestic Violence

October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM What are the factors that lead an individual to physically abuse their intimate partner? Research suggest that not all perpetrators of intimate partner violence are the same and their response to treatment may depend on these subtypes. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will look at the psychology and neuroscience of intimate partner violence. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Motivational Interviewing Skills - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Preventing…

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Lunch and Learn: The Seasons of a Woman’s Life

October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join Women's Emotional Health Specialist, Deborah Olson, and explore how women are constantly needing to adapt as they pass through new seasons and chapters of life. Women wear many hats and thus play many roles during their lifetime, which may cause challenges, stress, and emotional adjustment issues. In this seminar, Deborah will share her tips for helping women navigate these ever-changing, challenging waters of life without losing themselves in the process. Bring your lunch, we provide…

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November 2016

Vets and Barriers of Health in the African American Community

November 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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***Due to Election Day Parking, please arrive early to ensure parking availability*** 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. In collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston ABOUT THE SPEAKER Michael McClam, MD Michael McClam, MD is…

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Lunch and Learn: Balancing the Healthy Self – Secrets to Staying at Your Best

November 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Life gets busy and complicated. It is easy to neglect taking care of the things that matter most in the face of the things that “have to” get done. This lunch and learn will discuss the elements of balanced total health and reveal the small things that make a big difference in the ways to take care of oneself and stay at our best. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Motivational Interviewing Skills

November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will help counselors and others who work with survivors learn new skills in helping them empower survivors. Motivational interviewing is an important tool to help clients overcome resistance in taking positive steps. Participants will be introduced to methods to help victims decide to make positive change in their lives and find motivation to stop unhealthy relationships. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Preventing and Addressing Teen…

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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Dementia: Issues Specific to Younger-Onset

November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM The objectives of this presentation are: Identify the emotional and physical impact of younger-onset dementia Explore ethical implications of issues specific to younger-onset dementia Discuss how the diagnosis influences family dynamics Analyze strategies to overcome the challenges associated with younger-onset dementia Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR…

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December 2016

Positive Approach to Care

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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January 2017

Creating Meaningful Activities for Persons with Dementia

January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Even basic activities can be meaningful if done with intention and purpose. This presentation will address ways to incorporate meaningful activities across the disease spectrum for a person with dementia. Dr. Kutac will talk about communication challenges for persons with dementia and distinguish between physical and social needs. She will discuss simple ways that social needs can be met and identify creative ways to develop activities that build upon a person's life story,…

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Couples Staying Connected Through Parenting Challenges

January 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Parenting a child with a psychiatric disorder can cause significant strain on a couple’s relationship and create a dynamic that is riddled with blame, mistrust and division. Children and adolescents managing drug or alcohol abuse, self-harm behaviors, impulsivity, defiance, depression and/or anxiety can suck the oxygen out of the home and the family, leaving couples with little energy for each other. Often times, instead of turning towards each other for support and sustenance, differing perspectives and beliefs…

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Lunch and Learn: Facing A Life-Threatening Medical Condition – Be Aggressive on Your Own Behalf

January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join us to hear the speaker's important message that when it comes to one’s own health, one must be assertive, and even aggressive, on one’s own behalf.  He will discuss his 10 points for taking control of one’s own health.  He will tell his story, answer your questions, and urge you to take control! Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER The speaker is a…

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February 2017

A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Preventing and Addressing Teen Dating Violence

February 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM 10% of adolescents experience physical violence from a person they’re dating 30% experience emotional and mental abuse at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend Adolescence is a time when teens’ ideas about relationships are being formed and can significantly impact future relationships. Join us for this presentation to explore what can be done to help teens create healthy boundaries in dating relationships. Click here for event flyer. Additional…

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Lunch and Learn – Equipping Families: Is It Willful Disobedience or Something Else?

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Many children we are called to love and serve have unique histories and needs. This requires that we take on new ideas and new ways of relating, communicating, and offering discipline. This short presentation introduces the basics of how the hard places in life impact our children and families. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Amy Bezecny As a Fellow at the Hope…

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Breakthroughs in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia

February 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently affects 5.5 million Americans. Because its incidence doubles with every five years that we live longer, our successes with heart disease, cancer and stroke mean that we are living longer and therefore the number of Americans with AD is increasing dramatically. For the first time in history, we can now diagnose AD definitively when persons present with symptoms, and even before they have any signs of AD. In addition,…

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The No-Judgment Zone: Changing Attitudes, Services and Support for Individuals with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

February 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM In 2013, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1185 which established a mental health jail diversion pilot program in Harris County. The purpose of the pilot was to develop strategies to address the increase in the number of individuals with mental illness who repeatedly cycle through the criminal justice system. The Harris County Jail Population Report reflects an average daily population of 8,922. Of those, over 1,500 individuals have a mental health history with more than 700 also…

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Community Research Update: Young Blood for Old Brains

February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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SPLIT – A Film About Divorce for Kids (And Their Parents)

February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM 1 in 2 children will see their parents separate before their 18th birthday.  What if we knew what was in their hearts and minds?  Come join us for an exclusive preview of SPLIT, a powerful documentary featuring REAL kids sharing what is feels like when parents part. Touching, insightful and sometimes even funny, this deeply moving film pulls back the curtain and offers an unfiltered look at divorce through children’s eyes.  Following the screening, divorce expert Christina…

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Lunch and Learn: Community-Led Approaches to Mental Health

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Community health workers and peer support specialists have long served as advocates for mental wellness amongst diverse populations; and through a deep understanding of their communities and lived experience of mental distress, these community organizers have the potential to foster preventative mental health care and to connect those in distress to appropriate resources across Texas. This lecture will explore the role of 1115 Transformation Waiver/DSRIP funded programs in developing the groundwork for lay experts to advance community-based…

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March 2017

Stroke and Women

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women (in comparison, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men). Each year 55,000 more women have a stroke than men. There is increasing evidence which suggests that sex differences exist in the etiology, presentation, treatment, and outcome from stroke. Stroke is a serious interruption or reduction of blood flow to the brain and women have unique risk factors. Because stroke occurs…

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Lunch and Learn: Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities: Beyond Acknowledgement

March 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Before receiving any kind of health care, you will be asked to acknowledge your patient rights and responsibilities.  What does this mean?  How can you prepare for care?  Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will review the things you need to know before going to the doctor or entering a care facility. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Peggy Determeyer,…

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Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs, symptoms and triggers as well as the latest research. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers and clinicians. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the…

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Lunch and Learn:What to Expect When Facing a Serious Mental Illness Treatment

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Science has come a long way on the path of providing more efficient mental health treatments. However, serious mental illness is still seen by professionals as a lifelong condition. What does “lifelong” mean? What can be expected when seeking help for a chronic psychiatric disorder? Join us as Dr. Barroso answers these questions and more. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Adriane Barroso,…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Sexual Violence: Myths and Facts

March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Sexual violence is a topic that is surrounded by myths and misunderstandings. This presentation highlights common societal myths about rape and sexual assault and challenges these false notions with facts and new perspectives. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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PTSD Family Psychoeducation

March 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of family psychoeducation is to get everyone “on the same page,” in the same room, and working together to support one another in dealing with PTSD.  Psychoeducation brings the veteran, the family and mental health professionals together to improve communication, to enhance the understanding of PTSD, to learn ways to manage it effectively as partners or family, and to maximize the well-being of all family members.  Veterans who have support from their families tend to…

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Mindfulness is Medicine: Affordable, Accessible and Effective

March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The stress of living in the past or future is robbing us of our health as seen in the rise of chronic diseases and mental diseases.  Learn how mindfulness can help you stay in the present and to be open to the flow and richness of life. Click here for flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior…

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April 2017

Journey of the Heart Conference

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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$65

A day-long conference designed for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child.  The conference is designed to uplift mothers physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  The speakers and workshops provide the tools with which to cope while the mothers meet new friends walking on the same road and journey towards healing.  These friendships help them to share insights on grief and bring hope back into each other’s lives.  It is a special time of sharing, caring, bonding and the…

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Shining a Light on Dementia

April 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will focus primarily on early stage memory loss and the strategies for navigating the journey. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Amazing Place 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green…

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Women’s Transitions Through Menopause

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM A description of the menopausal transition, a discussion of treatment options, and prevention of morbidity through the aging process. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Kelly Wirfel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Diabetes and…

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May 2017

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

May 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a…

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Lunch and Learn: Living the Single Parent Life – Without Limits

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Yes, single parents can be very happy, confident, and fulfilled in their life. But many don’t feel this way — they worry about their parenting, suffer guilt or regret they can’t shake, or wonder if they are missing something. Discover what actually holds single parents back, understand the fundamental purpose of single parent life, and learn the important strategies you need to focus on as a person, parent, and future partner. Create a happier and more satisfying…

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Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)

May 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone. Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported. However, there is…

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June 2017

The Spiritual Roots of AA’s 12 Steps

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP This workshop brings to life the spiritual principles and practices of Alcoholics Anonymous from their Oxford Group roots to the present day. It focuses on early AA’s lost, but life-changing practice known as Two Way Prayer. The workshop is open to members of any 12 Step fellowship and to spiritual seekers of all stripes. Many in recovery struggle to find a simple and effective prayer and meditation practice. AA Co-Founder Bill Wilson wrote: “something was lost from A.A. when we stopped emphasizing the morning…

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September 2017

Recovery is Possible: Understanding BPD

September 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues related to coping with emotions. Dr. Hall will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved ones, and understand their experiences. Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Jaime will share her personal story…

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Lunch and Learn: Recovery is Possible – Caretaking 101

September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Taking care of a loved one can take a toll on one’s health. We often get so focused on the needs of our loved ones that we forget to take care of ourselves. Join us as Sharon discusses the struggles of caretaking, learning to adjust to a new normal, and how to celebrate the successes of caretaking. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Sharon Throckmorton, LPC Sharon has been a…

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Recovery is Possible: Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

September 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dr. Swann will discuss triggers, the latest research, and stories of hope for those living with bipolar disorder. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers, and clinicians. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees…

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Helping Yourself and Others Deal with Stress and Loss After the Storm

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM In this presentation Dr. Stanford will offer guidance on recognizing the signs of and minimizing the impact of disaster-caused stress. Understanding the difference between a normal stress response to a traumatic event and post-traumatic stress disorder will also be discussed. Support during this time is important for all who experience a disaster, especially children, older adults, and vulnerable individuals. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford,…

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Mutual Aid After Harvey: Addressing Community Mental Health

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM How has Hurricane Harvey affected our mental health? How do we respond to loss? How has the storm affected our perspectives on what it means to live in Houston? Join us for a presentation by Erica Fletcher, PhD, and a group discussion following. Erica is and social researcher, filmmaker, and the Hope and Healing Institute’s Zorich Fellow on Mental Health Policy. She will discuss landscapes of mental distress and possibilities for community healing within her urban homeland…

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Lunch and Learn: Recovery is Possible – Addiction, A Journey of Resurrection, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Scott, a sober addict since 1988, will share his personal story of drug and alcohol addiction and his journey of recovery. Totally demoralized and unable to stop drinking and using while living in his own foreclosed home, he will share the miracle of his intervention and the path of his recovery to a life of happiness, freedom and service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Scott F. Basinger, PhD Scott…

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Addressing Children’s Mental Health Needs in the Wake of the Storm

September 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. In most cases, depending on the risk factors present, distressing responses are temporary. In this presentation the clinical staff of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute will educate parents and grandparents on how best to comfort and care for their children in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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October 2017

Lunch and Learn: Be A Good Digital Parent

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Today our children have an incredible opportunity to learn, create, and communicate through the use of technology. It is important that parents are confident in their understanding of digital devices, apps, games, and their ability to help guide their children at every age to ensure a positive experience online. This presentation is designed to teach parents and other caregivers to confidently navigate the web with their kids. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.…

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Envisioning a Better Future for Those Living with Mental Illness and Their Families

October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The numbers are truly overwhelming. In the United States, one out of every five adults struggles with a mental disorder in a given year. The annual prevalence of mental illness in adolescents 13 to 17 years old is even greater. More disturbing is the fact that 60% of adults and 50% of children/adolescents diagnosed with a mental disorder receive no treatment. In this presentation Dr. Stanford will discuss the Christian church’s historical role in the care of…

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Lunch and Learn: Confident Coparenting

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel emotionally exhausted by your ex-spouse’s contentious behavior? Tired of relentless divorce drama? Wish you could figure out why your ex-spouse is playing nice one day and nasty the next? Come join Christina McGhee for an informative and interactive discussion on how to counter the conflict connection. Both practical strategies for managing divorce drama and shielding kids from conflict will be shared. Christina will also offer sanity saving tips to help you separate yourself from…

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November 2017

6 Step Process for Human Trafficking

November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join us to hear representatives from HoustonTexasCan and learn about the six step process human traffickers use in recruiting their victims. You will hear the stories of suburban Houston parents regarding their daughters being taken by sex and human traffickers in 2016/17. Learn what you can do to prevent it from happening to your family. You will walk away with a different perspective and awareness. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Holidays Part One

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Perspective always matters--especially when we face the challenges and stressors associated with the holidays without loved ones. Loss is real and leaves a void in our lives; but embracing the void and giving ourselves necessary "permissions" empowers us to find joy! Let's walk through the power of "permission" together and reclaim the joy of the season. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Verdi Lethermon, Author, Speaker, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Verdi…

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Spirituality in Children: A Source of Resilience

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This talk will explore the meaning and the sources for resilience. Dr. White will attempt to contrast religiosity and spirituality, and show how they can be major sources for developing resilience in children and adolescents. Storytelling and fairy tales will be discussed as means of shaping the child’s spiritual being, and how they can be used as tools in helping children develop a coherent understanding of the world and find answers to existential questions. We will also…

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December 2017

Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Holidays, Part Two

December 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Perspective always matters--especially when we face the challenges and stressors associated with the holidays without loved ones. Loss is real and leaves a void in our lives; but embracing the void and giving ourselves necessary "permissions" empowers us to find joy! Let's walk through the power of "permission" together and reclaim the joy of the season. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Verdi Lethermon, Author, Speaker, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Verdi…

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January 2018

Healing After Trauma

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM What happens after a human traffic victim is rescued? Discover the healing approaches to complex trauma recovery for sex traffic survivors by Shield Bearer, a Houston counseling ministry. Gain a greater understanding of the affects of complex trauma and how to bring hope and healing to their hurting hearts. Explore effective holistic approaches to hope and healing. Find how you can join the fight for human traffic survivors. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for…

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February 2018

Why Teens Die By Suicide

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark teens most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology--facts about suicide rates among adolescents; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes; members of cults, sports…

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Aging Well: Latest Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

February 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This accessible and motivating presentation will discuss the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, including updates from the most recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Dr. Kutac will address the current understanding of Alzheimer's risk, early disease detection and diagnosis. She will also share information about local clinical trials recruiting Houstonians. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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Lunch and Learn: Essential Keys for Working Together as Parent and Stepparent

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Learn how to deal with the most common and challenging issues in blended families, so you and your partner can get back to the fun, love and passion that brought you together in the first place! Step by step instructions for couples who want to learn how to work successfully together as parent and stepparent (whether you are dating or married.) Learn the secrets of good partnership in stepfamily life, how stepfamily dynamics play out, how parents…

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March 2018

Aging Well: Medicare, Medicaid, and Aging – What Do I Need to Know?

March 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM There has been a lot of information in the news about Medicare and Medicaid. What is the difference between these two programs, and how do they affect those of us who are aging? Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will compare and contrast the two programs and provide an update on some of the changes being considered by lawmakers. These programs will affect all of us and those we love, so staying abreast of…

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Aging Well: The Unwanted Gift of Grief

March 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM When we face loss, when we experience the wilderness of grief, how do we make it through? This seminar will explore the human dilemma when we experience dramatic changes, losses and subtle teaspoon by teaspoon losses. Whether that is divorce, death, job loss, health changes and more, we each have our stories of the wilderness. If we are willing to grieve our losses, we can move toward healing and new life. By using the unwanted gift of…

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Lunch and Learn: A Cancer Diagnosis

March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM A cancer diagnosis brings new challenges to finding balance in life.  One’s expectations may be shaken in trying to find a new “normal,” with the body and brain giving mixed messages.  Nurse Navigator Karen Davin from the Bobetta Lindig Breast Center, MD Anderson at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, will explore some of these messages, and offer suggestions for coping and trusting your intuition. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Karen Davin is a Certified Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator with The…

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April 2018

Aging Well: End of Life Decision-Making – The Good, The Bad and The Future

April 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs, their successes, barriers and future. Click here for event flyer. 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the…

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Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution in Romantic Relationships

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Successful relationships are not about avoiding conflict but knowing how to navigate conflict and disagreements. Learn some of the foundational tools that can help couples maintain emotional connections, communicate effectively, and find common ground. These tools strengthen the relationship while also helping to navigate difficulties. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT ABOUT THE SPEAKER Deniece Christ-Rice, LCSW, LCSW Supervisor, and Certified Family Wellness Instructor Deniece received her Master’s…

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Changing Directions: Criminal Justice Reform

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM During the 85th Legislative Session, several bills were passed that expanded mental health treatment and jail diversion capacity for individuals with mental health needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of this legislation on the criminal justice and behavioral health systems in Harris County, specifically the continued efforts of the Mental Health Jail Diversion Program. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL…

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The Heartsync Model: Healing the Brokenhearted and Freeing the Heart from Addiction

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart — Function, Guardian and Emotion — resolve their conflict between God and with one another, an individual is free to be the person God intended as well as to live with a whole heart. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT,…

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Lunch and Learn: Etiology and Treatment of Eating Disorders

April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us as Dr. Rebecca Wagner discusses current research on eating disorder diagnoses.This presentation will also include different treatment approaches and key members on a treatment team. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Rebecca Wagner, PhD Rebecca Wagner, PhD is the Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center in Houston, Texas. She is a voluntary faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and…

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May 2018

Lunch and Learn: Is It Picky Eating or Could It Be Something More?

May 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Come and learn about Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID. If your child, adolescent or young adult avoids certain food they could be a picky eater. However, if “picky eating” is preventing them from nutritional growth or causing them to cut out major food groups this could be ARFID. Sufferers of ARFID have an inability to eat certain foods. "Safe" foods may be limited to certain food types and even specific brands. In some cases, afflicted…

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The Science of High-Risk Behavior: New Marijuana and Vaping Trends

May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation teaches participants how substances and other high-risk behaviors affect adolescent brain development. Dr. Collier will focus on new marijuana concentrates and vaping trends that are on the rise globally. Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how to prevent children and adolescents from engaging in such risky behavior. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LCSW, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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September 2018

Living Successfully with Bipolar

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Bipolar disorder affects roughly 5 million Americans each year, yet it can still be a confusing and scary subject, especially for family and friends.  People living with Bipolar disorder may experience shame or embarrassment when talking about it, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This presentation will provide information about the illness, stories of individuals living successful and fulfilling lives, shattering the stigmas attached to mental illnesses, and demonstrate how love and patience can help…

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Lunch and Learn: Solid Strategies for Caregiving

September 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Caregiving is hard work, involving a myriad of different activities.  In this presentation, Danielle Riley and Faith Hawkins will present a variety of helpful tips for caregivers in meeting the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.…

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Addressing the Family System

September 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Our early family experiences shape our view of self, our relationship to others, how we view the world around us, and our behaviors. Come learn and explore ways to help clients begin to understand how their family roots shape their current lives and relationships. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. **The Houston Counseling Association (HCA) will host a reception from 5:30 – 6:30 in the HHC, Teaching Classroom.   If…

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October 2018

Aging with Grace: Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document? In this presentation we will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 8 - Legal Concerns of Aging October 15…

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Candid Conversation: Talking About Suicide with the Ones You Love

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM There are many types of “talks” we have with our loved ones, but when is the last time your talk included a conversation on suicidality?  With suicide on the rise, it’s time to give this topic a place in our family conversations.  Learn recent statistics and vital information about suicidality, and learn how to engage in essential conversations about this growing mental health issue.  Talking about suicide in the context of caring and prevention does not make…

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Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions. However, there are other legal considerations of aging. Join us to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 15 – Understanding Living Options October 22 – Paying…

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Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

October 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Studies show that most of us prefer to remain in our own homes as we age, but we may need help to do so or may need to consider alternatives. We will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 8 - Legal Concerns of Aging October 22 – Paying…

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Lunch and Learn: Suddenly Solo

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM When your significant other dies your world is turned upside down.  Join Marian Mankin, Program Director of Bo’s Place, to discuss the grief journey of individuals whose partner has died. Learn what helps the bereaved make meaning of the death of a loved one and grow and heal from the experience. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due…

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Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

October 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 8 – Legal Concerns of Aging October 15 -…

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Addiction, Attachment & The 12 Steps

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Gain information about attachment theory as it relates to substance using clients, utilize attachment theory to better understand and enhance the therapeutic alliance, and learn techniques to engage clients in substance use treatment and 12-step support. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to…

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November 2018

The Effects of Alcoholism and Addiction on Families and Children

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to learn how substances or other high-risk behaviors affect brain development and effects the manner in which addicted individuals parent. This presentation will review the effects of substance and process addictions, the family roles and rules in an addicted system, and the best methods to assist families who have members struggling with addiction. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to…

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An Overview of Anxiety

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Everyone experiences anxiety or stress at some point in their life, whether at work or when dealing with a major life event. However, for someone living with an anxiety disorder it can become so intense and overwhelming that it begins to negatively affect their daily life and interfere with their relationships. Join us to learn about what causes anxiety, how to recognize it, and what is helpful versus what is harmful to someone struggling with their anxiety.…

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Healthcare Ethics 101: Defining and Applying Core Principles

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Advances in health care have enabled people to live longer lives. What are some of the issues that arise with these advances? What are some of the core ethical principles and how are they applied? Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the cases that have led to the adoption of these principles, and provide examples for discussion on how they might be applied. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event…

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January 2019

An Overview of Depression: Clinical vs. Situational and Treatment Options

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Depression is an illness that has wide reaching implications for cost, lost productivity and its impact on overall physical health. This talk will cover the prevalence, comorbidities, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. The societal impact and barriers to treatment will also be discussed. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked…

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Lunch and Learn: MIND Diet

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition (particularly the MIND Diet!), exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided. Click here for event flyer.…

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Introduction to Play Therapy

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us for an introduction to using play therapy with your younger clients (and maybe their older relatives, too!). This 90-minute presentation will include a description of what play therapy is, what it isn’t, and some ideas for adding it to your practice. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check…

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Navigating the Teenage Brain

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Have you ever wondered why your teen makes the decisions they do? This presentation will outline how brain development and stress in teens play a major role in the behaviors we see in our children as they grow and develop. Dr. Stanford will discuss how stress affects brain development and decision making in our teens and will identify the difference between typical and atypical behaviors. Parents will leave with a clear understanding of their child's development and…

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February 2019

A Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM A diagnosis of borderline personality disorder not only impacts the individual but also their family and friends. When loved ones understand the disorder and also learn skills to help themselves cope effectively, the prognosis is improved. In this presentation we’ll discuss the symptoms of the disorder in terms of some of the latest research about under controlled and over controlled temperaments. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior…

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Lunch and Learn: The Well Mom – How to Stay Healthy and Happy After Having a Baby

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation includes an overview of common maternal mental health issues such as postpartum depression and anxiety, their risk factors, and prevention methods. Focus is on self-care, building support systems, and seeking professional care when needed. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green…

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Diagnosing BPD – The Differences Between Undercontrolled and Overcontrolled Temperment

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The majority of treatment failures have been shown to be due to an undiagnosed underlying personality disorder. Treatment of personality disorders has been more thoroughly researched than ever before. One proposed way of looking at trans-diagnostic treatments is through the lens of over-control and under control. Treatment for individuals with pathological under-control of emotions is significantly different from treatment of pathological over-control, yet distinguishing the difference can be a challenge. In this presentation learn some of the…

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March 2019

Lunch and Learn: Getting a Brain Tune-Up!

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Many adults over 50 worry about becoming forgetful.  However, memory lapses can be simply result from normal aging changes or other conditions that are not dementia. Additionally, there are many factors that affect how well we age-our genes and our lifestyle. This presentation will highlight tips that have shown to help preserve our brains that we have control over; and to introduce strategies to help improve our memory ability. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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Aging with Grace: Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document? In this presentation we will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed. Click here for event flyer. Additional presentations in this series: April 1, Legal Concerns of Aging April 8th, Understanding…

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How to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls – Mental Health Professionals

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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There is no doubt that navigating the waters of ethical responsibilities in your place of work or practice can seem tricky and sometimes daunting. By being proactive, addressing potential conflicts, and discussing them with colleagues, we can avoid the sticky situations that lead to ethics board hearings, lawsuits, and more. In this training you will review the ethical pitfalls that many mental health professionals encounter and how to avoid them. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click…

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RO DBT Introductory Workshop

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Self-control, the ability to inhibit competing urges, impulses, or behaviors is highly valued by most societies. However, excessive self-controlhas been linked to social isolation, aloof interpersonal functioning, maladaptive perfectionism, constricted emotional expressions, and difficult-to-treat mental health problems, such as anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and refractory depression. The aim of this workshop is to introduce clinicians to the theoretical foundations and new skills underlying Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) for disorders of overcontrol (Lynch, 2018). RO…

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April 2019

Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions.  However, there are other legal considerations of aging. Join us to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age. Click here for event flyer. Additional presentations in this series: March 25th, Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities April 8th, Understanding Living Options April 15th, Paying for Aging

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The ABC’s of Trauma and Grief in Children and Teens

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will provide an overview of trauma and grief in children and teens, as well as mental health issues seen in children following Hurricane Harvey. The presentation will also explore mental health resources available for children/teens experiencing difficulties related to trauma and/or loss. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be…

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Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Studies show that most of us prefer to remain in our own homes as we age, but we may need help to do so or may need to consider alternatives. We will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. Click here for event flyer. Additional presentations in this series: March 25, Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities April 1, Legal Concerns of Aging April 15th, Paying for Aging

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Making it Through the Wilderness of Grief

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM In the wilderness we will find the “way”. How do we transform through loss and grief to healing and hope? Grief is often experienced as a wilderness of searching for the promised life and healing. This seminar will explore the human dilemma encountered after or during loss. Whether that be death, divorce, job loss, health changes or other crises, by understanding and embracing the unwanted gift of grief we move toward transformation. Click here for event flyer.…

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Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. Additional presentations in this series: March 25, Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities April 1, Legal Concerns of Aging April 8th, Understanding Living Options

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Lunch and Learn: Medicine and Religion at the Bedside – Do They Crash, Intersect, or Parallel?

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM When medicine and religion meet at the bedside of critically ill patients, do they run parallel, intersect or crash with each other? How are the foundational issues of hope and healing appropriated by patients and their caregivers? This presentation will consider matters of religious coping, serious illness, and end-of-life care using case examples integrating diverse issues. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior…

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Trauma and Me

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This training uses brain-based research and images to help counselors and community leaders understand the impact of trauma on actions, emotions, physical well-being and cognitive abilities. Trauma is a whole-body experience and must be addressed to achieve wellness. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes…

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May 2019

Suicidal Behavior in Teens: Transforming Pain into Hope

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Free

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will address research findings which suggest that suicide attempts are prompted by a sense of hopelessness and the experience of intolerable pain. Strategies for transforming pain into hope will be explored and include the pros and cons of medication, talk therapy, and patient-led groups. Finally, case studies of teens who have a history of an attempted suicide but have since made the decision to live will be examined. We will end with a response to…

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Compassion & Choices: A Discussion on Making End of Life Decisions

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Making end of life decisions for your loved one can be difficult and emotional. Workshop presenters will facilitate conversations on balancing personal ethics in caregiving, making care decisions at the end of life and understanding supportive resources. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Please email caregiver@bakerripley.org or call 713-685-6576 to register. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Peggy L. Determeyer, PhD, MDiv, MBA, BCC A retired board-certified chaplain, Dr. Peggy Determeyer received her PhD in the…

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EMPOWERing Communities: Mental Health Awareness Workshop

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us for an insightful evening on mental health education and awareness. Individuals and families will learn techniques for identifying mental illness, developing safe and effective situational responses, and building a network to quickly connect those in distress with professional care. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION To register for the event,  click here KEY SPEAKER Dr. Matthew Stanford PhD, CEO of Hope and Healing Center & Institute and author of Grace for the Afflicted Matthew S.…

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Managing Suicidality

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Free

During this presentation, Dr. Fowler will discuss assessment for suicide risk, reviewing documentation, and levels of treatment. This training will also explore safety planning and ethical obligations. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked…

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