Colleagues: LCPCM regrets we are still unable to offer our wonderful luncheon and networking opportunities for this year’s Fall Conference. Nevertheless, we planned an informative day to meet your continuing education needs and to keep you abreast of the latest legislative and public policy issues effecting your practice. We hope you will join us.
2021 ANNUAL LCPCM FALL CONFERENCE
Facing Today's Challenges for Youth and Families
Shreya Patel Hessler, Psy.D
Jennifer L Gonyea, PhD, LMFT, LPC
The schedule for our on-line day together is as follows:
8:45AM Opening and announcements
9:15AM - 12:15PM Morning Presentation by Shreya Patel Hessler, Psy.D
12:15PM Lunch Break & Legislative Update by LCPCM lobbyist Robin Elliott (optional attendance-not for CEUs)
1:30PM - 4:30PM Afternoon Presentation by Jennifer Gonyea, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Returning to the Classroom: How to Support Children and Adolescents in Uncertain Times
The unprecedented impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the mental health of
the American pediatric population has been profound. As students are
reentering the classroom, some for the first time in almost two years, mental
health care providers will be instrumental in aiding children in adjusting and
coping with the uncertainty they have faced.
This lecture will review the trends of pediatric mental health challenges during
the pandemic, particularly related to anxiety and depression, and present
evidenced-based strategies to help with coping and symptom management.
Relevant issues covered in this lecture will include school refusal, social skills
building, and strategies to improve activities of daily living. In addition, topics
related to technology benefits and obstacles will discussed.
Dr. Hessler is the founder and director of The MINDset Center. She has been in
private practice for over fifteen. She specializes in the identification and
treatment of anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder,
depression, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Hessler is trained in cognitive-
behavioral and applied behavioral therapy for the treatment of children,
adolescents, and adults. In addition to her therapy practice, Dr. Hessler has
been an affiliate member of the faculties at Towson University and Loyola
University in Maryland and has taught psychology courses both at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. In recent years, she has worked with youth
athletes and consulted with sports programs to create healthy environments for
athletic development. She piloted a program with athletes and staff at Towson
University’s Sports Medicine Department, promoting mental health wellness for
students. Dr. Hessler frequently presents locally and around the country on
topics regarding anxiety, learning differences, and behavior management. Dr.
Hessler has also volunteered her time as a member of the Local Management
Board of Harford County and Advisory Board for the College of Arts and
Sciences at Loyola University in Maryland.
She is an active member of the Maryland Psychological Association and
recently served as President of the association.
Behind the Black Mirror: Digital Devices as both Symptom and Cure
- Screens as mechanisms of connection Pre-pandemic research on intergenerational connection via screens, gaming (solitary vs. joint activities), screens and couples
- Biopsychosocial costs of screen use
Biological: Physiological impact of screen use for individuals
Psychological: Mental health outcomes associated with screen use (increased rates of anxiety/depression, higher suicidality, silo communities)
Social: Relational (partner, family, friends, community, etc) outcomes associated with screen use
- Clinical Implications for current and future clients: Lessons learned, challenges identified, Changes in clinical practice
Jennifer Gonyea, PhD LMFT LPC is an Associate Clinical Professor at the
University of Georgia as well as a practicing clinician and AAMFT Approved
Supervisor. Dr. Gonyea’s teaching and research areas converge in the areas of
training new clinicians in systemic interventions; coupled relationships and
relational interventions; program evaluation; and the intersection of technology,
physiology, and family function-ing. Her practice working with couples and
families in rural and suburban Georgia as a Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor informs both her teaching and
her practice. Dr. Gonyea is a leader in the clinical community, serving in multiple
roles at the local, state, and nation- al level, including having been President of
the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Registration deadline is 11:59pm October 24, 2021. A link to join the conference will be sent to your email approximately 48 hours before this event.
LCPCM Members: $95
Student: $35 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)
LGPC/Retired: $55 (not working as an LCPC)
Student: $25 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)
*If you join when you register, you are eligible for the membership rate.
Note: A $15 cancellation fee will be charged for all refunds
Approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Social Works.
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