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MCSJ: Day of Wellness Symposium

  • 11/15/2020
  • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Registration


MCSJ presents

A Day of Wellness

November 15, 2020 11am-2:15pm via zoom

This symposium will offer experiential and educational learning as well as a healing space for mental health counselors, educators, supervisors, students, and community members to focus on their mental health and wellness. It will consist of didactic and experiential learning around the benefits of self-care, including meditation, movement, and Yoga, on mental health and compassion fatigue. Presenters will cover topics, such as decolonizing self-care and wellness, BIPOC mental health, and the mind-body connection, and invite attendee participation throughout. MCSJ Day of Wellness is intentionally held post-election and pre-holidays in order to give attendees a chance to explore the various ways of taking care of their mental health and wellbeing, and collectively practice what we preach as mental health providers, as we near the end of this tumultuous year. 

Attendees of this symposium will be able to: 1) Conceptualize what it means to decolonize wellness and self-care, particularly for BIPOC communities;2) Explore the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, Yoga, and movement on mental and physical health; and 3) Apply and practice mindfulness and wellness techniques, including meditation, breathing, movement (Zumba), and Yoga in order to utilize them with clients, students, and community members. 

Our presenters include:

Kris Wright is an LCPC working with youth and adults with Serious Behavioral Health Concerns  (SBHC) and trauma histories and a Trainer Consultant for Person-Centered Care Planning (PCCP), the DLA-20 functional assessment, and Critical Time Intervention (CTI) at the Evidence Based Practice Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. Kris’s work focuses on the holistic approaches to empirically supported behavioral health interventions, identifying and addressing the impacts and influences of multiple life domains on individuals’ behavioral health, with special focuses on employment, somatic, environmental and cultural factors. Kris Wright is an LCPC working with youth and adults with Serious Behavioral Health Concerns  (SBHC) and trauma histories and a Trainer Consultant for Person-Centered Care Planning (PCCP), the DLA-20 functional assessment, and Critical Time Intervention (CTI) at the Evidence Based Practice Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. Kris’s work focuses on the holistic approaches to empirically supported behavioral health interventions, identifying and addressing the impacts and influences of multiple life domains on individuals’ behavioral health, with special focuses on employment, somatic, environmental and cultural factors. Kris is also a registered Yoga teacher, specializing in Yoga for trauma and behavioral health concerns. 

Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, Ed.D. is a graduate of Argosy University, Washington DC from the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. Pittrell received her Masters of Counseling from Towson University and Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University. Dr. Pittrell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Approved Drug and Alcohol counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. Dr. Pittrell has worked in the community sector providing mental health and addiction counseling and treatment to adults and adolescents for 15 years. Currently, Dr. Pittrell is owner of Ross Counseling, a private practice providing therapy to individuals, families and couples and manages a community mental health facility in Baltimore. More recently, Dr. Pittrell along with her husband opened a psychiatric rehabilitation program in Baltimore county called Strengthening Families Building Communities. In addition, Dr. Pittrell has conducted several discussions and trainings related to grief, trauma, COVID, and effective ways to cope with mental illness. Dr. Pittrell is passionate about educating the community about mental health and reducing the stigma of mental health. In her spare time Dr. Pittrell loves blogging, spending time with family, reading and she is certified Zumba instructor. She is also an author of a children’s book about maternal depression.

Registration Fees:

MCSJ  members            FREE

MCA student/retired        $5

MCA professional            $10       

MCA non-member           $15

Attendees may earn 3 Credit Hours; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at Events@MDCounseling.org

MCSJ, a Division of The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.”





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