"It's Tough Enough"; Adolescent Mental Health in Our Changing World

Sunday, June 12 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [CDT]

1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL, 60201, United States

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Your voice matters! NRCI welcomes students ages 14-18 (entering 9-12th grades and 2022 grads) to attend the conference free of charge. Student ID and parent/guardian consent (ages 14-17) required to attend. Once you have selected your ticket, please click on the green "Register Now" or "Checkout Now" button which will take you to the breakout session options. The Youth Session is for teens only, facilitated by student leaders and trusted adults. Includes boxed lunch. For parent/guardian consent you may download the form from our website to upload during registration, submit via email, or present on the day of the conference.

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Sunday, June 12 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [CDT]

Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL, 60201, United States.

 

 

It's always been tough enough to be an adolescent. Navigating the unique events of the past few years makes it even tougher, and the effect of these challenges on the social emotional development and mental health of young people is beyond concerning.

According to CDC data:

  • More than 1 in 3 high school students had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40% increase since 2009.
  • In 2019, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a suicide plan in the past year, a 44% increase since 2009.

Please plan to join us in person on Sunday, June 12, 2022 for a morning panel presentation followed by lunch and afternoon breakout sessions focused on increasing our understanding of the numerous issues and challenges faced by our teens. (Livestream- Panel Only option availabale for those who cannot attend in person).

This event would not be possible without the ongoing support of our sponsors, donors, panelists, presenters, and volunteers to whom we are deeply grateful. We have made every effort to make the ticket price manageable. For more information on how you can support NRCI or to request a partial or full scholarship, please email NRCInstitute@thechicagoschool.edu, call 312.467.2552, or use the blue "Contact Organizer" button below.

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If you are unable to attend, a small cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund to assist with processing costs. Please contact us directly.

Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at TCSPP

https://naomicoheninstitute.org/

In 2000, the Naomi Ruth Cohen Charitable Foundation was created with a dual purpose: to honor Naomi’s memory and play a leading role in decreasing the stigma of mental illness. In 2008, the foundation joined the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and became The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology (NRCI). The Institute has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and families and various communities through its ongoing series of annual mental health conferences as well as education and training. With focus on decreasing the impact stigma can have in the lives of those affected by mental illness our conferences and outreach efforts have made a positive impact and given voice to many individuals. The institute aims to provide resources and hope to those that struggle with mental illness, and to those who support them.

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Keeshawna Brooks, PhD, NCSP, LP
Moderator
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Brooks is an assistant professor and associate department chair of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s School Psychology program. Dr. Brooks is also the owner of Keys To Care Psychological Services, LLC. She is a licensed school and clinical psychologist and earned her PhD in School Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2018. She has previously worked as a survey researcher for a federal contractor, as a school psychologist in Washington D.C. public charter schools, and as a private practice psychology associate in Maryland. Her research interests include the intersection of racial identity, ecological systems, and academic performance as well as social justice in school psychology. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation and previously served as an Illinois School Psychology Association (ISPA) student representative.

https://www.keystocareservices.com/

About Keeshawna Brooks, PhD, NCSP, LP

Moderator
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Marcus A. Campbell, EdD
Panelist
Evanston Township High School

Dr. Campbell has served as the Assistant Superintendent/Principal at ETHS since 2013. As the assistant superintendent of District 202, Dr. Campbell is responsible for providing leadership in the development of district strategy and organizational change, including effective instructional practices, impactful diversity and equity initiatives, and responsive programs and services. He provides administrative leadership to carry out the Board’s Equity and Excellence Mission Statement and oversees the implementation of all District equity transformation programs, training, and initiatives to help improve the overall school culture for all students and to eliminate barriers to the equitable education of students from underrepresented backgrounds. His goal is to effectively engage students, staff, parents, the Board and members of the community; clearly articulate the goals and priorities of the District and Superintendent; and build support for the District's mission while increasing pride and trust in the school.

About Marcus A. Campbell, EdD

Panelist
Evanston Township High School

Emily Her is a management consultant from the University of Chicago's class of 2021, born and raised in the Bay Area, California. Despite being an “always happy-go-lucky” top student and graduation speaker of her competitive high school, her internal conflicts and trauma brought suicide attempts leading to a psychiatric hospitalization at age 16. Throughout her 21 years, Emily has been diagnosed with various disorders including depression, anxiety, anorexia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Because of these defining experiences and disorders, she hopes that she can give back to the world by sharing a raw vulnerability that shows we are never as alone as we think. Her book, “Everything I Leave Behind for You”, is a reflection on the lessons she has learned through her mental health challenges and healing. Emily is a strong voice for young adults in the conversation about raising mental health awareness in professional workplace and competitive education settings: her story demonstrates that what one shows on the outside may not be what they feel on the inside, and the importance of recognizing and reconciling the complicated voices within all of us.

https://www.heredesigns.com/

About Emily Her

Panelist
Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW
Panelist
Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Singer is a Professor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology, and coauthor of the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. Dr. Singer is a well-regarded international speaker who has given hundreds of continuing education workshops, keynote addresses, and presentations on youth suicide, ethics, technology, adolescent development, and attachment-based family therapy in the USA, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He is the author of over 75 publications and his research has been featured in national and international media outlets like NPR, BBC, Fox, Time Magazine, and The Guardian. Dr. Singer is a pioneer in the integration of technology and social work and the founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast (www.socialworkpodcast.com), the first podcast by and for social workers. He lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and three children.

https://www.socialworkpodcast.com

About Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW

Panelist
Loyola University Chicago
James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB
Spiritual Message
Archdiocese of Chicago

James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB is an Oblate of the Benedictine Order. James grew up and lives with his partner, Denisse, in Evanston. He went to Gordon Tech High School, and then to John Carroll University and DePaul University, where he studied religious studies and non-profit administration. Since then, he has worked professionally with many organizations including the McGaw YMCA, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and Kids Playing Camp. James currently serves in the Archdiocese of Chicago as Senior Director of United Catholic Youth Ministries, has earned certification in many areas including LGBTQIA+ advocacy, camp administration, and is a certified diversity practitioner by the Society for Diversity. Most of James’ personal and professional life involves working with young people. Currently, he aspires to earn a Master of Social Work to become a licensed clinical social worker, believing strongly in the relationship between good mental health and youth development as critical in today’s world.

www.ucym.org

About James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB

Spiritual Message
Archdiocese of Chicago
Marilyn & Larry Cohen
Founders - NRCI

Marilyn and Larry Cohen founded the Naomi Ruth Cohen Family Foundation in 2000 in honor of their daughter Naomi Ruth Cohen who died by suicide at age 33 having struggled with bipolar disorder. Their mission is to reduce the stigma that for far too long has been a barrier to individuals and families being able to access the treatment and support that they need and deserve. In 2008 they partnered with Dr. Michael Horowitz and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to form the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

About Marilyn & Larry Cohen

Founders - NRCI
Tracy Levine, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute

Tracy Levine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined NRCI in June, 2021 with over 30 years of experience in behavioral health and direct services. Her passion for service and dedication to improving the lives of others is proven through years of leading programs focused on building resilience, strengthening family relationships, and supporting children, families, and emerging adults. Her previous experience includes serving in senior leadership roles at Chicago agencies providing child and family services, clinical services, and substance use disorders treatment. Additionally, Tracy serves as an Assistant Professor in TCSPP’s Master of Counseling Psychology Program and is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings.

https://naomicoheninstitute.org/

About Tracy Levine, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute

Abigail Natenshon is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who treats individuals, families, and groups on the Northshore of Chicago. She wrote the first book in the field about the important role of parents in their child’s recovery process, entitled “When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: a Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers.” She is also the author of a treatment guide for ED professionals, entitled “Doing What Works: An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery.” Access her most recent chapter-contributions about ED, online, through Intech Open publications. Abigail provides consultation for parents of children with eating disorders, as well as for mental health professionals. In addition, as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, she offers somatic education in the context of movement-based therapy support groups, which enhance recovery by fostering mind/brain/body connectivity, positive body image, and self-integration.

https://treatingeatingdisorders.com/

About Abigail Natenshon, CEDS, LCSW, MA

Presenter
Adriane "Addie" Van Zwoll, MJ, LCSW
Presenter
Loyola University Chicago

Adriane Van Zwoll, MJ, LCSW is the Clinical Manager for Behavioral Health for Loyola University Chicago’s School-Based Health Center at Proviso East High School. Ms. Van Zwoll has extensive experience working with adolescents in various settings including juvenile justice, adoption, foster care, residential treatment and schools. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist, has a Clinical Practice Certificate in working with LGBTQ Youth, and a Certificate in School Discipline Reform. Ms. Van Van Zwoll has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She also has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law and Policy from Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Van Zwoll is currently pursuing her Social Work PhD at Loyola University Chicago.

https://www.loyolasbhc.org/

About Adriane "Addie" Van Zwoll, MJ, LCSW

Presenter
Loyola University Chicago
Albert Monroe Sharp
Presenter
Habilitative Systems, Inc.

Albert is the founder and CEO of his Non-Profit organization “Invisible Book Bag Inc.” founded May 2018. This organization came about because he saw a need to further serve in a capacity to lend his experience and help even more kids in underserved communities that are socially and economically deprived. He is also a Delinquency and Gang Prevention, Recreational Specialist for Habilitative Systems Inc. (HSI) in Chicago, IL. For 30 years he has motivated and inspired individual youth throughout the troubled areas within the city boundaries. As a prevention specialist Albert has worked closely with Juvenile Court, Board of Education, Homeless Youth and many different gangs within the city of Chicago. Albert is an attentive listener; keeps it simple and the message has the tough advice of street and common sense. The kids took his words to heart. Also, during the last 30 years, Albert has provided countless hours of free workshops and training geared toward social awareness, empowerment, career development and educational enhancement to the students at the Chicago Public School System. Albert is the co-founder of the Men of Austin, a Community Gang and Violence Prevention organization. A sport was the outlet used to reach their goal as a forum for moral ethical development. The organizations mission was “social development through the net.” The Men of Austin organized basketball tournaments/clinics to the community at no cost up until the summer of 2017. Albert’s continued dedication to his community has allowed him to be recognized for the following achievements: Legends Taking Back the Streets – Legendary Achievement Award 2018; Foundation For Student Athletes Lifetime Achievement Award (Nike/FSA) 2014; Anheuser Busch Unsung Hero – Man of the Year Award; Austin YMCA – Man of the Year Award; Chicago Public School Benevolent Award; Youth Guidance Motivational Speaker; Two National Syndicated commercials profiling Albert’s contribution to inner city youth and Outstanding Commitment to Excellence (Big Brother Big Sister Read Aloud Program). In short, Albert Sharp develops relationships with the ignored and feared youth of our communities who are often in conflict and require assistance to overcome the negative influence of the streets.

https://habilitative.org/

About Albert Monroe Sharp

Presenter
Habilitative Systems, Inc.
Ana Belmonte, PsyD
Presenter
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Ana Belmonte is the Department Chair of the Forensic Psychology department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus. Dr. Belmonte earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and Wisconsin. Dr. Belmonte's clinical and research interests include evaluation and assessment with forensic populations, competency/fitness to stand trial restoration, issues related to family law and families in conflict, such as divorce, parenting capacity, and child custody, and policy and legal advocacy. She has extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of forensic populations, working with both adult and juvenile populations in criminal and civil courts. Dr. Belmonte completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Kane County Diagnostic Center where she completed general psychological evaluations, sex offender evaluations, risk assessments, fitness evaluations, and pre-employment screenings on candidates applying for positions within the Kane County Sheriff's Department. Dr. Belmonte was previously the Director of Assessment and Research at The Chicago School Forensic Center/Interwoven Community Counseling Center. Dr. Belmonte also was the Associate Director of the Outpatient Fitness Restoration Program at The Chicago School Forensic Center, which is the largest program of its kind in the state of Illinois funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Dr. Belmonte continues to conduct evaluations and research within the Outpatient Fitness Restoration Program. In addition to her academic and clinical work, Dr. Belmonte currently serves as the Chair of the Social Media Committee of the American Psychology - Law Society (Division 41 of APA) and Chair of the TCSPP Alumni Council.

https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/faculty-finder/byname/ana_belmonte/

About Ana Belmonte, PsyD

Presenter
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Angela Cummings
Presenter
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Angela joined the Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2014 as the Associate Area Director with an extensive background in non-profit work and a passion for the cause. Angela lost her grandfather to suicide in 1994, and a good friend in 2010. Angela enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two teenage sons. She is dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and preventing suicide through her work with AFSP.

About Angela Cummings

Presenter
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Barbara Reeves, BS
Presenter
Habilitative Systems, Inc.

For over 21 years Barbara has held various positions at Habilitative Systems, Inc., (HSI) such as Case Manager in our Specialized Foster Care Program as well as both our Extended Family Support and Child and Adolescent Programs. Barbara has extensive experience working with the Juvenile Court System as well as with the Chicago Public School system within our catchment area. Barbara provides prevention education by way of workshops, to students, parents, and families which encompasses aspects of mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Barbara also develops and shares presentations for groups by spreading awareness of public health issues in the community and provides resources by offering counseling, information, education, and other resources to support youth, families, and community stakeholders. Barbara is a support system to those struggling with their mental health or other challenges. Barbara believes that simply having a professional that is compassionate, that listens and that understands can often make all the difference.

https://habilitative.org/

About Barbara Reeves, BS

Presenter
Habilitative Systems, Inc.
William "Billy" Kaplan, LCSW
Presenter
Housecalls Counseling

Billy Kaplan is the President and Clinical Director at House Calls Counseling in the Chicago-land area. He specializes in working with adolescents and families, especially those that formed through adoption. He has advanced training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Brainspotting. With over thirty years of experience, Billy is a seasoned trainer who has presented extensively locally, nationally, and internationally on attachment disorders, therapeutic parenting, adolescent development, child welfare, and a host of other topics. While he is seriously dedicated to helping improve the lives of the people he works with, he also believes that psychotherapy doesn’t have to be serious all the time. He encourages and facilitates fun, joyful experiences while we’re working together.

https://www.housecallscounseling.com/

About William "Billy" Kaplan, LCSW

Presenter
Housecalls Counseling
Bryn Jessup, PhD
Presenter
Yellowbrick

Bryn Jessup, PhD is the Director of Family Services & Systems at Yellowbrick. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1984, where he developed an enduring interest in child development, trauma and family therapy. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Michigan Children’s Hospital, he joined the staff in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he became the Associate Clinical Director of its Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. He joined The Phoenix Institute in 1996 and continued outpatient work with children, adolescents, adults and families in private practice before joining Yellowbrick in 2015.

https://yellowbrickprogram.com/

About Bryn Jessup, PhD

Presenter
Yellowbrick
David Baron, MD
Presenter
Yellowbrick

David Baron, MD, was born and raised in part in New York City, and later in Livingston, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in Psychology (magna cum laude) and M.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Baron went on to complete his psychiatry residency at Tufts/New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Baron is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School. In that role, he supervised psychiatric residents in their community psychiatry rotation for 15 years. During that time he also served as Administrative Psychiatrist, and Interim Director of Mental Health Services, for the DuPage County Health Department, supervising 50 psychiatrists and over 200 other clinical staff. Dr. Baron’s clinical and administrative experience and practice since completing his training in 1989 has been within a developmental neurobiological understanding of mental illness. Over the course of his career, he has worked to understand mind and brain as different languages for the same essential human experience, including the complexity of neuroscience, the evolutionary basis of the human brain and behavior, and the deeply personal subjective experience of every individual. Dr. Baron is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He served on the Ethics Committee of the Illinois Psychiatric Society as a member from 2001 to 2006, and as Chairman from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Baron resides in Evanston. He enjoys travel, golf and cooking. He is a father to one emerging adult son.

https://yellowbrickprogram.com/

About David Baron, MD

Presenter
Yellowbrick
Claire Openshaw, PhD, LCPC
Presenter
Governors State University

Claire Openshaw is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with individuals in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings; conducting child, individual, family, couple and group therapy, as well as case management services. This experience has provided her with exposure to a wide range of diverse populations, presenting with a varying degree of severity in mental illness and substance use, which allows her to bring real-world experiences into the classroom. She has taught in the areas of grief, trauma, and crisis counseling. Her research has investigated the effects of a fear of flying educational program and Sex Trafficking 101. She has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of ethics, sexual misconduct, human rights, trafficking, and youth suicide. In an attempt to make a broader impact, she has been an active member of the American Counseling Association Human Rights Committee.

About Claire Openshaw, PhD, LCPC

Presenter
Governors State University

As a lawyer and psychologist, Dr. Petrich helps clients avoid Court whenever possible and to leave litigation whenever they can. Gail is involved in many areas where the law and psychology overlap: Parenting Coordinator in Cook County and all the collar counties; Collaborative lawyer/child specialist/divorce coach at Collaborative Divorce of Illinois (and former board member); GAL in DuPage County; Divorce Coach and Attorney Psychological Consultant in litigation; Mediator (Parenting and Financial Mediation in Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County; and Co-parenting coach and consultant. Dr. Petrich also specializes in Controlled Separation, also known as Dry Run Divorce, and Discernment Counseling (helping to answer the question: Should I stay or should I go?) Dr. Petrich has served on the board of directors for Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois; Association of Family Courts and Conciliation, Illinois Chapter; Cabrini Green Legal Aid; Cornerstone Academy; and several other not-for-profit boards. Gail has been a lawyer since 1982 (Loyola University School of Law) and a psychologist since 1999. She has specialized training in High Conflict personalities, child custody evaluations, Critical Incident debriefing, and other skills for peacemaking for families. She has offices in Chicago loop, Oak Park, and Naperville, and is also available for online services.

https://gailpetrich.com/

About Gail Petrich, PsyD

Presenter
Hollie Sobel, PhD
Presenter
Psychological Assessment, Consultation & Treatment

Dr. Hollie Sobel received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed a fellowship at the University of Chicago. She was a faculty member at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center prior to launching her own private practice. She has clinical expertise in assisting families in navigating through the divorce process. While her approach is integrative, Dr. Sobel has specialization in using research-based cognitive behavioral techniques. She also conducts psychological and forensic evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Sobel assists children and their families with school programming issues (IEP, 504 plans).

http://www.holliesobel.com/

About Hollie Sobel, PhD

Presenter
Psychological Assessment, Consultation & Treatment
Jaimee Ory, LCSW, CRADC, ACHT
Presenter
SamaraCare Counseling

Jaimee has been practicing for over 15 years and is passionate about her work and being of service to her clients. She began her career in different mental health outpatient settings and for the past decade has worked in private practice specializing in working with complex PTSD/trauma, addictions and relationship struggles, such as codependency patterns and “people addictions” (sex, romance or love addictions). She also has expertise in working with self-injurious behaviors, Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA Recovery), family of origin issues, grief and loss, women’s issues and infertility struggles. Jaimee provides couples counseling, particularly with marriages and relationships that are going through affair recovery and other betrayals that stem from drug addiction or pornography. Jaimee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is also a trained EMDR therapist and is certified in CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), which is the structured cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol for PTSD and is considered by the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD. She has her Masters in Social Work from University of Illinois-Chicago and a BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jaimee is the Director of Training for the MSW/MA Program at SamaraCare and also serves on the adjunct teaching faculty at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She values being able to work with students coming into the field and helping them to develop their own clinical style and skillset to provide the highest level of service and support to the counseling field and the communities they serve. Jaimee values creating an authentic, non-judgmental and safe space with her clients, and believes that clients can only go as far in their healing as they feel safe with their therapist. Jaimee absolutely loves her work and feels honored to be able to hold a sacred space with her clients. When Jaimee is not in sessions with her clients, she can be found doing two of her favorite things in the world: spending time with her family or reading a good book with a cup of tea.

About Jaimee Ory, LCSW, CRADC, ACHT

Presenter
SamaraCare Counseling
Kelsey Jo Lantz, LPC, NCC
Presenter
Rogers Behavioral Health

Kelsey Lantz has been at Rogers Behavioral Health for two years, first as a Behavioral Specialist and now as a Family Therapist. She is passionate about helping young adults and their families navigate difficult times and as they work to manage Depression, Anxiety, and OCD.

https://rogersbh.org/locations/skokie-il

About Kelsey Jo Lantz, LPC, NCC

Presenter
Rogers Behavioral Health
Laura Grimes, LCSW
Presenter
Inclusive Insight Psychotherapy

Laura Grimes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Illinois State University and then went on to obtain her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, where she is now a Clinical Instructor within the MSW program. She works with individuals, couples, and families (whether by blood or chosen). She strives to help people feel better, more connected, and more in tune with themselves and those around them. She has over 15 years of experience in community mental health, working with individuals who were diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

https://www.chicagoiipc.com/

About Laura Grimes, LCSW

Presenter
Inclusive Insight Psychotherapy
Linzy Pinkerton, MS
Presenter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Linzy is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her primary research focus is understanding the bio-psycho-social determinants of interpersonal trauma and violence on subsequent mental health in children and adolescents. Linzy is currently an outpatient clinician at Lurie Children’s Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health working with families in individual and group therapy. She is particularly interested in partnering with families to help children reach their highest potential.

https://cctasi.northwestern.edu

About Linzy Pinkerton, MS

Presenter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Lyssa Blaine, BA
Presenter
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Lyssa Blaine is pursuing her Master's in Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has a passion for working with adolescents within the system and advocating on their behalf. During her undergraduate studies she found a passion for restorative justice and its impacts on communities. Working with professors on research made it evident that holistic approaches are essential. As a volunteer with Lawndale Christian Legal Center, working alongside them in their Restorative Justice Community Court (RJCC) setting, Lyssa has developed a new understanding of the intersection of legal, social, and mental health challenges. Lyssa values the ability to be a role model and influence youth with positive encouragement and directions.

About Lyssa Blaine, BA

Presenter
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Mark Reinecke, PhD, ABPP
Presenter
Northwestern University

Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and past Chief of the Division of Psychology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also served for 14 years as the Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He is a Distinguished Fellow and former president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Reinecke also is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is the 2015 recipient of the Cynthia D. Belar Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychological Association. His research and clinical interests center on understanding and treating depression, suicide, and anxiety among children and adolescents. He has lectured internationally and has served as a visiting professor at institutions in Europe and Asia. Widely published, he has authored or edited eleven books, including Cognitive therapy across the lifespan, Comparative treatments of depression, Cognitive therapy with children and adolescents, Personality disorders in children and adolescents and Cognitive-behavioral therapy with adults. His first book for a general audience, Little ways to keep calm and carry on was published by New Harbinger and a new book, Landmark papers in psychiatry (Oxford University Press) was published last year.

About Mark Reinecke, PhD, ABPP

Presenter
Northwestern University
Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC
Presenter
JCFS Chicago

Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC is an Addiction Specialist and Mental Health Educator at JCFS Chicago. She has been active in the substance use and mental health fields for over 30 years. Ms. Henry received her Master of Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and was certified to provide addiction treatment services by the Illinois Certification Board in 1991. For nearly 20 years MS. Henry supervised Recovery Point, a program of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), where the primary focus was serving clients who were dually diagnosed. Ms. Henry has provided Mental Health First Aid training for 11 years and is the Project Leader for the Training of Leaders committee convened by the Illinois Certification Board.

https://www.jcfs.org/our-services/children-adolescents

About Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC

Presenter
JCFS Chicago
Orson Morrison, PsyD
Presenter
DePaul University FCS

Dr. Orson Morrison, Psy.D. (he/him) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the DePaul University Family and Community Services (FCS). Dr. Morrison holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a Masters in Counseling from Niagara University and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Psychology from McMaster University. He provides clinic oversight, staff training, clinical supervision, and is involved in program development and the evaluation of clinical services at FCS. Dr. Morrison’s professional interests and areas of expertise include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families, psychological assessment, contemplative practices, culture and identity, and working within a social justice/empowerment framework.

https://csh.depaul.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/dfcs/Pages/default.aspx

About Orson Morrison, PsyD

Presenter
DePaul University FCS
Patricia Garibaldi, BA
Presenter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Patricia is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently conducts research and helps facilitate trainings examining how to make child serving settings more trauma-informed. She also is a clinician at Lurie Children’s Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Patricia has past experience working with complexly traumatized youth as a frontline provider at a residential mental treatment facility.

https://cctasi.northwestern.edu

About Patricia Garibaldi, BA

Presenter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Pete Myers, PsyD
Presenter
Yellowbrick

Pete Myers, Psy.D. earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1999, after having completed his master’s degree in the social sciences at the University of Chicago in 1992. Prior to his graduate training, he graduated from Kalamazoo College with a bachelor’s liberal arts degree with a major in psychology. He has worked in the field of mental health for the past 33 years. His background is grounded in psychodynamic and family systems-based approaches. Over the course of Dr. Myers’ career, he has been invested in and strives to work with young people of all ages and their families to overcome severe, persistent, and debilitating mental health challenges that are interfering with their abilities to grow into the persons they want to be, and, to live a life that brings them healthy relationships, meaning, joy, and accomplishment. He values working with families, recognizing the importance of the interdependence between individuals and family in understanding the challenges and building a future. Beginning with his work at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, he has been a strong leader and advocate for quality interventions for LGBTQ+ individuals, in particular gender diverse individuals, which are affirming and respectful of one’s identity development. He is committed to collaborating with each person as a unique individual and values each person’s distinctive and diverse characteristics, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and ability. Dr. Myers serves as a part-time lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus, and is an executive board member of the Association Children’s Residential and Community, an international organization advancing quality interventions for youth of all ages and their families.

https://yellowbrickprogram.com/

About Pete Myers, PsyD

Presenter
Yellowbrick
Phil Martinez, MA, LCPC
Presenter
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Phil is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received his bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. He has spent the past twenty years working in a variety of clinical settings, including working with the homeless, inner-city families, and adolescents in Chicago and Gary, IN – as well as both inpatient and outpatient settings in the city and suburbs. For the past 12 years he has focused his work in the western suburbs with office locations in Wheaton, Naperville, and currently in Lisle.

About Phil Martinez, MA, LCPC

Presenter
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Rolyne Pritchard, BIS
Presenter
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Rolyne Pritchard is pursuing a Master's in Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has always been passionate about mental health and her interest was fueled throughout her undergraduate experience as she was able learn more about the intersection of mental and public health, and the legal system. As she's navigated her own experiences with mental health, worked as a residential counselor in a treatment setting, and am now on her way to becoming a licensed clinician, it has become increasingly evident how implementing holistic and responsive approaches that speak to the ever-evolving needs of clients, students, individuals, and society overall is in everyone's best interest.

About Rolyne Pritchard, BIS

Presenter
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Sharon Weingarten, MSW, LSW
Presenter
What I Wish You Knew

Sharon Weingarten is a teacher and licensed social worker, earning her MSW summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago. She has worked in both public and private schools and has had the unique experience of being guest teacher for WorldTeach, conducting classes for students, parents and teachers. She is proud to have created a writing project for Mental Health America in 2003 that continues annually and now gives the Sharon Weingarten Founder’s Award to a deserving student each year. Sharon serves on the Institutional Ethics Committee of Northshore University HealthSystem, and the Interhospital Education Subcommittee. She also sits on the Agency Oversight Committee of New Trier Township. In addition, she is a member of the Planning Committee of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and sits on the Professional Advisory Boards of Erika’s Lighthouse, Mental Health America of the Northern Suburbs and Northwestern University’s Camp Kesem, a national program for children who are impacted by a parent’s cancer. Sharon’s passion is intergenerational communication. She created the book and website, What I Wish You Knew CONVERSATIONS® www.whatiwishyouknewCONVERSATIONS.org to encourage dialogue in families, schools, therapeutic settings and everywhere communication is important. She can be reached at WhatIWishYouKnew@gmail.com.

https://www.whatiwishyouknewconversations.org/

About Sharon Weingarten, MSW, LSW

Presenter
What I Wish You Knew
Tara Gill, PhD
Presenter
Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's Hospital

Tara Gill has over 15 years of experience providing clinical interventions and evidence-based mental health services to children, adolescents and families. She is a Psychologist and Mental Health Consultant with Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience and an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gill has several years of experience delivering clinical and case management services to children, adolescents, and parents while working in outpatient, community, hospital, and school settings. Dr. Gill’s extensive background in community-based work was honed during her years as a consultant for schools in and around the Chicagoland area and with children from marginalized communities with high rates of trauma. Her work at the community level has guided her career to include advocacy, child welfare, policy and community engagement with an emphasis on racism and inequity. In her role as a mental health consultant, Dr. Gill collaborates with schools, school districts and community organizations to achieve increased access to evidence-based mental health services and develops systems of supports for and with educators, community leaders, and other mental health professionals. Through consultation, training and coaching, she works to build the capacity of schools and other youth-serving organizations in areas of evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions and supports to serve children. Dr. Gill has served on the Chicago Department of Public Health Trauma Informed City initiative and is currently working in a hospital collaborative to build trauma-informed hospitals. She is on the Steering Committee of Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and Center for Community Health at Northwestern University. Dr. Gill also serves as a member of the Race and Equity subcommittee of various groups, as she strives to integrate culturally sensitive practice into all of her community and research endeavors. Dr. Gill’s publications and recent advocacy has related to elevating youth voice and bringing equity into community engagement, enhancing healthcare pipelines for workforce development, and in increasing mental health supports in schools. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Jackson State University and Master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology (child track) from DePaul University.

https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/specialties-conditions/center-for-childhood-resilience/

About Tara Gill, PhD

Presenter
Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's Hospital

Dr. Thomas Golebiewski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Having worked in schools for over 43 years, he spent 26 years as Department Chair of Social Work at New Trier High School. He has been an adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and is currently teaching at Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy and Loyola University, School of Social Work, where he is also a Field Liaison. He is in private practice in Psychotherapy, Counseling and Consultation in Wilmette, Il. and currently is a Consultant at Wolcott College Prep an Independent School in Chicago. He is a frequent presenter on Mental Health Issues in Schools for the Illinois Principal Association. He is a Lake County, Court Approved Domestic Violence Evaluator and Treatment Provider. He volunteers for the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Responder, has been a member of several Professional Advisory Committees that include Erika’s Lighthouse, the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute and the Mental Health Association of the North Shore. He is currently a student in the Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Training Program. Dr. Golebiewski received his BA and MSW from Loyola University, Chicago and PhD in Clinical Social Work from The Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, Il.

About Thomas Golebiewski, PhD, LCSW

Presenter
Uma Guarnaccia, BS
Presenter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Uma is a Clinical Psychology Master’s student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently works on various research projects ranging from the implementation of trauma-informed trainings and dissemination of trauma-related resources across child-service settings, to the utilization of computerized mental health testing to improve mental health services for folks currently involved in the criminal legal system. In the future, she hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and continue researching and evaluating trauma-informed interventions for those who are impacted by trauma and structural violence.

https://cctasi.northwestern.edu

About Uma Guarnaccia, BS

Presenter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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09:00 AM

Doors Open/Check-In

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMExhibit Hall/East Cafeteria (E120)
10:00 AM

Presentation Panel

10:00 AM - 12:30 PMAuditorium (A100)
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  • Keeshawna Brooks, PhD, NCSP, LP

    Moderator

12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 01:15 PMEast Cafeteria (E120)
01:15 PM
Session 1

It's a Tough Time to be an Empath, and a Good Time to be Empathic

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • William "Billy" Kaplan, LCSW

    Presenter

Save a Life: Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Mark Reinecke, PhD, ABPP

    Presenter

Queer Teens & Identity: Understanding Teens with "Othered" Identities

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Laura Grimes, LCSW

    Presenter

Social Media and Mental Health

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Kelsey Jo Lantz, LPC, NCC

    Presenter

The Impact of School and Community Violence on Adolescent Mental Health

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Ana Belmonte, PsyD

    Presenter

Adolescent Mental Health: Social and Developmental Impact of COVID-19 Isolation

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Tara Gill, PhD

    Presenter

ADHD in Teens: Understanding an Emotionally Complex Diagnosis During an Emotionally Complex Time of Development

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Jaimee Ory, LCSW, CRADC, ACHT

    Presenter

Not Your Parents' Cannabis; The Impact of Cannabis on the Emerging Adult Brain - CANCELLED

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • David Baron, MD

    Presenter

Adolescents in the Family; Raising "Different Drummers"

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Bryn Jessup, PhD

    Presenter

Advocating Against Youth Exploitation - CANCELLED

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMTBA
  • Claire Openshaw, PhD, LCPC

    Presenter

No Session 1

01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
01:15 PM
Teens 14-18 ONLY

It's Real: Teens and Mental Health

01:15 PM - 03:30 PMTBA
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  • Angela Cummings

    Presenter

02:30 PM

Break

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
02:45 PM
Session 2

Straight Talk About Substance Use: How to Start the Conversation With Your Child

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC

    Presenter

Supporting the Mental Health & Wellness of Black Youth - FULL

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • Orson Morrison, PsyD

    Presenter

Eating Disorders: An Integrative Disease Requires an Integrative Approach to Treatment

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • Abigail Natenshon, CEDS, LCSW, MA

    Presenter

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
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  • Linzy Pinkerton, MS

    Presenter

Addressing Mental Health Needs in Schools

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • Adriane "Addie" Van Zwoll, MJ, LCSW

    Presenter

Bullying: The Three Rs - Recognize, Respond, and Report (No CEUs) - CANCELLED

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
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  • Albert Monroe Sharp

    Presenter

Emerging Adults; Growing Through Relationships and Real Life Opportunities

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • Pete Myers, PsyD

    Presenter

How to Help Teens Cope with Family Conflict & Separation

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
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  • Gail Petrich, PsyD

    Presenter

Alchemy of Self Care: Heart, Science and Compassion

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • Thomas Golebiewski, PhD, LCSW

    Presenter

Restorative Justice: a Holistic Approach (No CEUs) - CANCELLED

02:45 PM - 04:00 PMTBA
  • +1
  • Lyssa Blaine, BA

    Presenter

No Session 2

02:45 PM - 04:00 PM
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