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Virtual Community Forum: Supporting Your Mental Health This Winter Season

Thursday, December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Integral Care and NAMI Central Texas on December 3rd at 12pm for a virtual community forum about supporting your mental health this winter. When we combine the impact of the pandemic with seasonal affective disorder and a very different holiday season, this winter will likely be difficult for many. The good news – there are evidence-based strategies to boost our mental health and well-being during these unprecedented times. Panelists will share their insight and practical tips on how to manage seasonal and situational depression, navigate a different type of holiday season and stay connected with loved ones. Learn more and register today.

Speakers

Calvin A. Kelly, PhD

Former Dean and Professor at St. Edwards University in Austin and licensed mental health professional

Dr. Calvin A. Kelly recently served as a Dean and Professor at St. Edwards University in Austin. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in Psychology and Counseling at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and 29 years of experience in private practice as a licensed mental health professional. As a clinician, student affairs professional, and educator, Dr. Kelly has had the opportunity to practice and refine his leadership skills and style, which are based on the Servant Leadership Model. He has presented nationally on topics related to his area of expertise and interests in mental health. They include, but are not limited to, trauma and post-traumatic stress related issues, racial identity development, men and depression, secondary trauma, holistic wellness, organizational development and leadership, and team building. Dr. Kelly feels strongly that it is his belief in family and close spiritual connection to a higher power that keeps him grounded and focused.

Wendy Amozurrutia-Salazar, MA, LPC-S

Practice Manager for Adult Behavioral Health and Child and Family Services Integral Care

Wendy Amozurrutia-Salazar has been working in the field of Integrated Behavioral Health for over 11 years. At Integral Care, she serves as a Practice Manager for both Adult Behavioral Health and Child and Family Services. As a practice manager, Wendy provides Integrated Behavioral Health program development and consultation, clinical supervision and oversight for doctoral psychology interns and externs in partnership with the University of Texas-Austin, and clinical consultation and client care with Texas Children’s Access Through Telehealth (TCHATT) – a partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center. Wendy is currently completing a Doctorate in Integrated Behavioral Health. Prior to her work with Integral Care, Wendy worked as a Program Director for a 16-bed facility for displaced youth and provided trauma services for women and children since 1998. Special interests and areas of specialty include integrated behavioral health, women and children’s mental health issues, depression, and trauma.

Valerie Milburn

Recovery & Mental Health Advocate

Valerie Milburn, a recovery and mental health advocate, has been an active member of Austin’s recovery community since 1999. As a person in long-term dual recovery, she devotes her time to reducing the stigma that surrounds substance use and mental health disorders. Valerie is a volunteer with NAMI Central Texas, a presenter for Ending the Silence and In Our Own Voice, and a peer-to-peer class mentor and state trainer. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and volunteers as a peer recovery coach for Communities for Recovery. Valerie has received the Presidential Service Award four times for her volunteer commitments. She is a former educator and curriculum writer and began her career in marketing and advertising after graduating with a journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Details

Date:
Thursday, December 3
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://integralcare.org/en/2020winterforum/