Noontime Forums

Each year, the Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) program plays host to a series of lectures focusing on a particular topic or variety of topics to provide a brief and yet informative presentation relevant to the mental-health field. In addition to gaining useful information on clinical application, clinicians can earn continuing-education credit by attending (1 forum = 1 hour of CEU). Mental-health professionals and students are invited to bring a sack lunch and join us from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Marriage and Family Therapy facility.

2013-14 Noontime Forum Presenters and Topics (more topics to be added):

Sept. 11, 2012
"Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the Veteran Population"
Joseph Hertzler, Psy.D.

Oct. 9, 2013
"Artful Healing and Mandalas"
Melanie Cloud, M.S., LMFT, Certified MARI Practitioner

Nov. 13, 2013
“Clinical Concerns in LGBT Communities”
Ash Wickell, LMFT-T

Dec. 11, 2013
"The Impact of Long-Held Unresolved Grief"
Gigi Moyers-Phares, JD, MSW

Jan. 8, 2014
"Overview of the CINC (Child In Need of Care) Process
Gigi Moyers-Phares, JD, MSW

Feb. 12, 2014
"The Impact of Poverty: Understanding the Environment and Providing Mental Health Care in the Midst of Chaos"
Charity Schaulis, Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer and Jennifer Armstrong, LMSW

March 12, 2014
"Helping to Facilitate Healthy Sexual Development in Children with Trauma"
Diahann Suchan, LCMFT

April 9, 2014
"Co-Parent Communication: Strategies For Working With High Conflict Parents"
Gina Poisson, MS, LMFT, Co-Parenting Respectfully Instructor at Real Life Counseling

May 14, 2014
"The Enneagram and Self Learning"
Brandon Jacobs, MS, LMFT


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