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The Link Between Suicide and Social Media
September 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
What is suicide? Could you tell if someone you knew and loved was suicidal? Could it be possible that your loved one’s Twitter followers know more about his or her mental well-being than you do? How or should you monitor your loved one’s use of social media? In addition to addressing these and other questions, learn how to create spaces and moments for high touch in a high tech age.
1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Renata L. Nero, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Psychology Department and the Director of Graduate Studies in Psychology at Houston Baptist University. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. An experienced workshop leader, Dr. Nero has presented on issues pertaining to mental health for over 25 years. For the past two years, she has served as a board member for the Ashley Jadine Foundation (AJF). The foundation was named for Ashley Jadine Duncan, a senior at Bellaire High School who committed suicide in January 2012. As an AJF board member, Dr. Nero lectures and helps to organize workshops around suicide awareness and prevention. She is the former president of the Southwest Region Board of Directors for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) and a member of the American Psychological Association and the Texas Psychological Association.
Dr. Nero earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Fisk University and a Master of Arts degree in Afro-American Studies from UCLA. She was awarded Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She completed pre- and postdoctoral internship training in Clinical Psychology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.