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Auditorium

717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
713.871.1004 hopeandhealingcenter.org

March 2016

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

March 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)  and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues with coping with emotions.  Dr. Hall, along with individuals in recovery, will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved one and understand their experiences.  Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs will be…

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Understanding PTSD: A Guide for Veterans, Their Families, and Community

March 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This talk will cover typical signs and symptoms of PTSD in Veterans as well as common ways that PTSD affects Veterans’ families, friends, and employment. We will discuss common misperceptions about PTSD and explore the latest research on effective treatments for PTSD, including both medications and therapy.  Local and national resources for Veterans and their families will be provided. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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Lunch and Learn: Early Stage Memory Loss – When to Call Your Health Care Professional

March 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Has your dad been having challenges with calculating the tip at dinner?  Has your mom started repeating the same stories over and over?  Does your spouse keep losing things or putting them in unusual places?  Signs of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t always clear and can be challenging to manage.  In this presentation, Sally will share the early warning signs of dementia, offer tips on how to manage your loved one,…

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April 2016

Is it a Stroke? The Latest Research, Therapies, and Medications

April 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Dr. Kent’s own research spans from the basic science of oxidative stress in the nervous system, clinical trials of novel intravenous drug combinations for acute ischemic stroke, and development of outcome methodologies. He has a special interest in diabetes and hyperglycemia, the mechanisms by which they influence stroke outcomes and their role in the poor outcomes seen especially in minority populations. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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Burning Out in the Pursuit of Happiness

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM High school and college students (and their parents!) are under more pressure than ever before, and the fallout is all around us. How do children and parents find peace in the midst of the rat-race? Join the Rev. R-J Heijmen, father of a teenager, as he discusses practical and spiritual strategies for surviving and thriving during the teenage years. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR…

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May 2016

Ethical and Spiritual Considerations in Dementia Care

May 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Julie Kutac, MA, Religious Studies and PhD, Medical Humanities, for this presentation. Objectives of this seminar include the following: • Articulate the moral challenge of memory loss within modern society. • Define “redescription” as a mode of ethical thinking. • Differentiate between medical, psychological, and philosophical scripts of dementia. • Evaluate new ways of morally and spiritually connecting with persons with dementia. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and…

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April 2016

Empowered to Connect Simulcast – CANCELLED

April 8, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 9, 2016

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK THE LINK BELOW FOR ALTERNATE LOCATIONS. http://showhope.org/be-hope/equipping-families/etc/etc-simulcast/#map

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October 2015

Lunch and Learn: Heart Disease and the Impact on Emotional Well-Being

October 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Cardiovascular disease and events such as a heart attack, stroke, or major heart surgery commonly also involve sadness, depression, anxiety, or traumatic stress. However, depression is a risk factor for adverse medical outcomes in patients with heart disease and should not be ignored. This presentation will discuss the emotional impact on individuals and their families/caregivers and the importance of caring for the behavioral and psychological health after a cardiovascular event and while living with chronic heart disease.…

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April 2016

Lunch and Learn: Cultivating Peace in Marriage – Thoughts on Attachment, Emotional Regulation, and Mindfulness

April 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In our marriages, what are the roots of the pain we experience? How do we get back to or maintain what it means to be an “us” in our marriages? Erik will describe where our deepest emotional needs originate and how they shape our approach to relationships. He will present a practical model for how to honestly assess ourselves and our spouses in such a way that our marriages are a place where peace is cultivated. Bring…

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February 2016

Lunch and Learn: The Heartsync Model – Healing the Brokenhearted and Freeing the Heart from Addiction

February 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart -- Function, Guardian and Emotion -- resolve their conflict between God and with one another, an individual is free to be the person God intended as well as to live with a whole heart. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Registration is required prior…

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May 2016

Lunch and Learn: Cultivating Self-Compassion: The First Step to Healing

May 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Have you noticed how kind and caring you are to your friends and relatives when they are suffering? Do you give yourself the same level of compassion when you are in pain? This presentation will help you recognize your own suffering and compassionately embrace it to become more whole. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Click here for event flyer. Registration is required prior to the event.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the…

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September 2016

Present Time Kids: A Mindfulness Program for Transforming Homes and Schools

September 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

THE LUNCH OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT ATTENDEES ARE WELCOME TO BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH. Presented by  Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Present Time Kids™ combines mindfulness and neuroscience to teach the mind and body to become calm, focused and ready to learn. Present Time Kids™  implements 2 tools and 4 exercises based in mindfulness practice and brain-based theories. PTK can be implemented in the home or school setting and benefits both children and adults. If performed in the…

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November 2015

Faith and End-of-Life Decisions

November 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Echoing a widespread sentiment, a leading physician recently opined that health care decisions should be made “based on science, not theology, hope or magical thinking.”  Yet, science-based approaches to end-of-life decisions have led to an increasingly unsustainable health care system.  And the scientific paradigm that powers modern medicine’s remarkable success has also medicalized and complicated the process of dying.  What is the role of faith in end-of-life decisions? And why is science alone sometimes insufficient? Click here…

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January 2016

Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going with End-of-Life Decision Making?

January 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM What has been happening with the infirmed elderly prior to now? What is the current approach to the elderly and others in traumatic circumstances in the acute care setting? What happens with those who are unfunded? How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the current health scenario? Join us as Kateri M. Harniteaux answers these important questions and more. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15…

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April 2016

Collateral Damage: The Impact of Suicide on Congregations and Caregivers

April 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Suicide is a common cause of death which is often challenging to discuss because of stigma. A particular difficulty is the way suicide leaves painful questions within family members and caregivers of those lost to this grievous consequence of mental illness. This session will discuss this problem and how faith communities can come together to provide a healing space in the midst of pain and uncertainty. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for…

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May 2016

Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)

May 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone. Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported. However, there…

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June 2016

Coping with Cancer: Four Dimensions of the Human Experience

June 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Cancer is not just a physical disease. It impacts the life of the whole person and affects all of our relationships. We will explore the four dimensions of the human experience, the impact a cancer diagnosis can have for both patient and family in these dimensions, and coping skills that help us learn to live with and beyond cancer. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin…

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After a Suicide: The Grief Process

June 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will concentrate on the grief process following the suicide of a loved one. Survivors struggle with complex emotions because of the shock and trauma of suicide. We will explore the many variables that contribute to this complicated grief process. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. In collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes…

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September 2016

The Violent Brain

September 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Mass shootings have become an all too common occurrence in our society. What drives an individual to commit such violent acts?  Are these individuals mentally ill or evil?  In this presentation, Dr. Stanford looks at the neuroscience of aggression and violence to give us insights into why these tragedies happen and how we might be able to stop them. Click here for event flyer. **The Houston Counseling Association (HCA) will host a reception from 5:30 – 6:30…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM A guide for victims and their loved ones on seeking help. Knowing what to do when faced with marital/relationship abuse can be difficult. The challenges can make it seem impossible to get help and change the situation. This presentation focuses on key resources and steps to take for victims of domestic violence and their friends/family. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Biological Bases for Domestic Violence - Wednesday,…

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October 2016

A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Biological Bases for Domestic Violence

October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM What are the factors that lead an individual to physically abuse their intimate partner? Research suggest that not all perpetrators of intimate partner violence are the same and their response to treatment may depend on these subtypes. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will look at the psychology and neuroscience of intimate partner violence. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Motivational Interviewing Skills - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Preventing…

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November 2016

A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Motivational Interviewing Skills

November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will help counselors and others who work with survivors learn new skills in helping them empower survivors. Motivational interviewing is an important tool to help clients overcome resistance in taking positive steps. Participants will be introduced to methods to help victims decide to make positive change in their lives and find motivation to stop unhealthy relationships. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Preventing and Addressing Teen…

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February 2017

A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Preventing and Addressing Teen Dating Violence

February 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM 10% of adolescents experience physical violence from a person they’re dating 30% experience emotional and mental abuse at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend Adolescence is a time when teens’ ideas about relationships are being formed and can significantly impact future relationships. Join us for this presentation to explore what can be done to help teens create healthy boundaries in dating relationships. Click here for event flyer. Additional…

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March 2017

A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Sexual Violence: Myths and Facts

March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Sexual violence is a topic that is surrounded by myths and misunderstandings. This presentation highlights common societal myths about rape and sexual assault and challenges these false notions with facts and new perspectives. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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September 2016

Eating Disorders: New Research, Treatments and Therapies

September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 10 million people in the United States are afflicted with an eating disorder and they have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder. Eating disorders are one of the toughest addictions to recover from because of the need for food to live. Amy has worked with many men and women who have struggled with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia,…

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October 2016

Mental Health Issues and Challenges for Harris County

October 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Texas has the highest rate of medically uninsured citizens among any state at 25.2% and Texas is rated second to last in per capita mental health funding compared to other U.S. states. Harris County has the second highest rate of uninsured citizens among Texas counties at 25.4%. 45% of individuals with behavioral health needs are uninsured in Harris County creating a lot of challenges for citizens of the county. This presentation will focus on some of these…

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens – How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child’s Teen Years

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Presented by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us as Mark speaks on parenting in today’s culture. He will discuss why traditional parenting is no longer effective and offers a new model for parenting teens. Mark will share from decades of working with teens and families about certain parenting techniques and perspectives that are no longer effective in parenting teens and pre-teens and even those that do more harm than good. He will explore a new model…

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Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Substance use disorders can be prevalent among individuals who have bipolar disorder. We will discuss clinical presentation and implications for treatment of substance use disorders when co-occurring with bipolar disorder. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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November 2016

This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Dementia: Issues Specific to Younger-Onset

November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM The objectives of this presentation are: Identify the emotional and physical impact of younger-onset dementia Explore ethical implications of issues specific to younger-onset dementia Discuss how the diagnosis influences family dynamics Analyze strategies to overcome the challenges associated with younger-onset dementia Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR…

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March 2017

Stroke and Women

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women (in comparison, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men). Each year 55,000 more women have a stroke than men. There is increasing evidence which suggests that sex differences exist in the etiology, presentation, treatment, and outcome from stroke. Stroke is a serious interruption or reduction of blood flow to the brain and women have unique risk factors. Because stroke occurs…

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January 2017

Couples Staying Connected Through Parenting Challenges

January 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Parenting a child with a psychiatric disorder can cause significant strain on a couple’s relationship and create a dynamic that is riddled with blame, mistrust and division. Children and adolescents managing drug or alcohol abuse, self-harm behaviors, impulsivity, defiance, depression and/or anxiety can suck the oxygen out of the home and the family, leaving couples with little energy for each other. Often times, instead of turning towards each other for support and sustenance, differing perspectives and beliefs…

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February 2017

Breakthroughs in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia

February 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently affects 5.5 million Americans. Because its incidence doubles with every five years that we live longer, our successes with heart disease, cancer and stroke mean that we are living longer and therefore the number of Americans with AD is increasing dramatically. For the first time in history, we can now diagnose AD definitively when persons present with symptoms, and even before they have any signs of AD. In addition,…

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SPLIT – A Film About Divorce for Kids (And Their Parents)

February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 1 in 2 children will see their parents separate before their 18th birthday.  What if we knew what was in their hearts and minds?  Come join us for an exclusive preview of SPLIT, a powerful documentary featuring REAL kids sharing what is feels like when parents part. Touching, insightful and sometimes even funny, this deeply moving film pulls back the curtain and offers an unfiltered look at divorce through children’s eyes.  Following the screening, divorce expert Christina…

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January 2017

Creating Meaningful Activities for Persons with Dementia

January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Even basic activities can be meaningful if done with intention and purpose. This presentation will address ways to incorporate meaningful activities across the disease spectrum for a person with dementia. Dr. Kutac will talk about communication challenges for persons with dementia and distinguish between physical and social needs. She will discuss simple ways that social needs can be met and identify creative ways to develop activities that build upon a person's life story,…

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March 2017

PTSD Family Psychoeducation

March 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of family psychoeducation is to get everyone “on the same page,” in the same room, and working together to support one another in dealing with PTSD.  Psychoeducation brings the veteran, the family and mental health professionals together to improve communication, to enhance the understanding of PTSD, to learn ways to manage it effectively as partners or family, and to maximize the well-being of all family members.  Veterans who have support from their families tend to…

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Mindfulness is Medicine: Affordable, Accessible and Effective

March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The stress of living in the past or future is robbing us of our health as seen in the rise of chronic diseases and mental diseases.  Learn how mindfulness can help you stay in the present and to be open to the flow and richness of life. Click here for flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior…

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April 2017

Shining a Light on Dementia

April 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will focus primarily on early stage memory loss and the strategies for navigating the journey. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Amazing Place 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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May 2017

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

May 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a…

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Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)

May 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone. Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported. However, there is…

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September 2016

Lunch and Learn: When What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

September 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Being an educated consumer helps you make better healthcare decisions that increase your chances of getting the great outcomes you want.  When visiting your healthcare provider, questions should be mandatory.  This presentation will help you feel more comfortable asking, learning and evaluating the complex world of medicine. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Lauren Kane, MD, FACS, FACC…

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Lunch and Learn: Reimagining Modern Day Suffering – The Search to Make Life Matter

September 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Psychopathology is a word we hear thrown around in modern conversation, although does it mean what we think?  Psyche and patho, originate from the Greek, “soul or breath” and “suffering,’ respectively. Where is soul when it comes to the way that doctors, therapists and psychologists approach and understand our maladies?  What are we to make of our “pathologies,” “dysfunctions” and suffering? Let us consider that what was once considered undesirable and scary could now be the threshold through which we must pass to…

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October 2016

Lunch and Learn: Living the Single Parent Life – Without Limits

October 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Yes, single parents can be very happy, confident, and fulfilled in their life. But many don’t feel this way -- they worry about their parenting, suffer guilt or regret they can’t shake, or wonder if they are missing something. Discover what actually holds single parents back, understand the fundamental purpose of single parent life, and learn the important strategies you need to focus on as a person, parent, and future partner. Create a happier and more satisfying…

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Lunch and Learn: The Seasons of a Woman’s Life

October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join Women's Emotional Health Specialist, Deborah Olson, and explore how women are constantly needing to adapt as they pass through new seasons and chapters of life. Women wear many hats and thus play many roles during their lifetime, which may cause challenges, stress, and emotional adjustment issues. In this seminar, Deborah will share her tips for helping women navigate these ever-changing, challenging waters of life without losing themselves in the process. Bring your lunch, we provide…

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November 2016

Lunch and Learn: Balancing the Healthy Self – Secrets to Staying at Your Best

November 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Life gets busy and complicated. It is easy to neglect taking care of the things that matter most in the face of the things that “have to” get done. This lunch and learn will discuss the elements of balanced total health and reveal the small things that make a big difference in the ways to take care of oneself and stay at our best. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION…

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January 2017

Lunch and Learn: Facing A Life-Threatening Medical Condition – Be Aggressive on Your Own Behalf

January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join us to hear the speaker's important message that when it comes to one’s own health, one must be assertive, and even aggressive, on one’s own behalf.  He will discuss his 10 points for taking control of one’s own health.  He will tell his story, answer your questions, and urge you to take control! Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER The speaker is a…

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February 2017

Lunch and Learn – Equipping Families: Is It Willful Disobedience or Something Else?

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Many children we are called to love and serve have unique histories and needs. This requires that we take on new ideas and new ways of relating, communicating, and offering discipline. This short presentation introduces the basics of how the hard places in life impact our children and families. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Amy Bezecny As a Fellow at the Hope…

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Lunch and Learn: Community-Led Approaches to Mental Health

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Community health workers and peer support specialists have long served as advocates for mental wellness amongst diverse populations; and through a deep understanding of their communities and lived experience of mental distress, these community organizers have the potential to foster preventative mental health care and to connect those in distress to appropriate resources across Texas. This lecture will explore the role of 1115 Transformation Waiver/DSRIP funded programs in developing the groundwork for lay experts to advance community-based…

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March 2017

Lunch and Learn: Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities: Beyond Acknowledgement

March 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Before receiving any kind of health care, you will be asked to acknowledge your patient rights and responsibilities.  What does this mean?  How can you prepare for care?  Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will review the things you need to know before going to the doctor or entering a care facility. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Peggy Determeyer,…

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Lunch and Learn:What to Expect When Facing a Serious Mental Illness Treatment

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Science has come a long way on the path of providing more efficient mental health treatments. However, serious mental illness is still seen by professionals as a lifelong condition. What does “lifelong” mean? What can be expected when seeking help for a chronic psychiatric disorder? Join us as Dr. Barroso answers these questions and more. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Adriane Barroso,…

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May 2017

Lunch and Learn: Living the Single Parent Life – Without Limits

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Yes, single parents can be very happy, confident, and fulfilled in their life. But many don’t feel this way — they worry about their parenting, suffer guilt or regret they can’t shake, or wonder if they are missing something. Discover what actually holds single parents back, understand the fundamental purpose of single parent life, and learn the important strategies you need to focus on as a person, parent, and future partner. Create a happier and more satisfying…

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April 2017

Women’s Transitions Through Menopause

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM A description of the menopausal transition, a discussion of treatment options, and prevention of morbidity through the aging process. Click here for event flyer. 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 Kelly Wirfel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Diabetes and…

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November 2016

Vets and Barriers of Health in the African American Community

November 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

***Due to Election Day Parking, please arrive early to ensure parking availability*** 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. Click here for event flyer. 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. In collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston ABOUT THE SPEAKER Michael McClam, MD Michael McClam, MD is…

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April 2017

Journey of the Heart Conference

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A day-long conference designed for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child.  The conference is designed to uplift mothers physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  The speakers and workshops provide the tools with which to cope while the mothers meet new friends walking on the same road and journey towards healing.  These friendships help them to share insights on grief and bring hope back into each other’s lives.  It is a special time of sharing, caring, bonding and the…

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February 2017

The No-Judgment Zone: Changing Attitudes, Services and Support for Individuals with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

February 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In 2013, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1185 which established a mental health jail diversion pilot program in Harris County. The purpose of the pilot was to develop strategies to address the increase in the number of individuals with mental illness who repeatedly cycle through the criminal justice system. The Harris County Jail Population Report reflects an average daily population of 8,922. Of those, over 1,500 individuals have a mental health history with more than 700 also…

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December 2016

Positive Approach to Care

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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February 2017

Community Research Update: Young Blood for Old Brains

February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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March 2017

Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs, symptoms and triggers as well as the latest research. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers and clinicians. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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June 2017

The Spiritual Roots of AA’s 12 Steps

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP This workshop brings to life the spiritual principles and practices of Alcoholics Anonymous from their Oxford Group roots to the present day. It focuses on early AA’s lost, but life-changing practice known as Two Way Prayer. The workshop is open to members of any 12 Step fellowship and to spiritual seekers of all stripes. Many in recovery struggle to find a simple and effective prayer and meditation practice. AA Co-Founder Bill Wilson wrote: “something was lost from A.A. when we stopped emphasizing the morning…

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September 2017

Recovery is Possible: Understanding BPD

September 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues related to coping with emotions. Dr. Hall will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved ones, and understand their experiences. Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Jaime will share her personal story…

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Lunch and Learn: Recovery is Possible – Caretaking 101

September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Taking care of a loved one can take a toll on one’s health. We often get so focused on the needs of our loved ones that we forget to take care of ourselves. Join us as Sharon discusses the struggles of caretaking, learning to adjust to a new normal, and how to celebrate the successes of caretaking. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Sharon Throckmorton, LPC Sharon has been a…

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Recovery is Possible: Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

September 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dr. Swann will discuss triggers, the latest research, and stories of hope for those living with bipolar disorder. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers, and clinicians. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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Lunch and Learn: Recovery is Possible – Addiction, A Journey of Resurrection, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Scott, a sober addict since 1988, will share his personal story of drug and alcohol addiction and his journey of recovery. Totally demoralized and unable to stop drinking and using while living in his own foreclosed home, he will share the miracle of his intervention and the path of his recovery to a life of happiness, freedom and service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Scott F. Basinger, PhD Scott…

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October 2017

Lunch and Learn: Be A Good Digital Parent

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Today our children have an incredible opportunity to learn, create, and communicate through the use of technology. It is important that parents are confident in their understanding of digital devices, apps, games, and their ability to help guide their children at every age to ensure a positive experience online. This presentation is designed to teach parents and other caregivers to confidently navigate the web with their kids. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.…

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Envisioning a Better Future for Those Living with Mental Illness and Their Families

October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The numbers are truly overwhelming. In the United States, one out of every five adults struggles with a mental disorder in a given year. The annual prevalence of mental illness in adolescents 13 to 17 years old is even greater. More disturbing is the fact that 60% of adults and 50% of children/adolescents diagnosed with a mental disorder receive no treatment. In this presentation Dr. Stanford will discuss the Christian church’s historical role in the care of…

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Lunch and Learn: Confident Coparenting

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel emotionally exhausted by your ex-spouse’s contentious behavior? Tired of relentless divorce drama? Wish you could figure out why your ex-spouse is playing nice one day and nasty the next? Come join Christina McGhee for an informative and interactive discussion on how to counter the conflict connection. Both practical strategies for managing divorce drama and shielding kids from conflict will be shared. Christina will also offer sanity saving tips to help you separate yourself from…

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November 2017

6 Step Process for Human Trafficking

November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join us to hear representatives from HoustonTexasCan and learn about the six step process human traffickers use in recruiting their victims. You will hear the stories of suburban Houston parents regarding their daughters being taken by sex and human traffickers in 2016/17. Learn what you can do to prevent it from happening to your family. You will walk away with a different perspective and awareness. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Holidays Part One

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Perspective always matters--especially when we face the challenges and stressors associated with the holidays without loved ones. Loss is real and leaves a void in our lives; but embracing the void and giving ourselves necessary "permissions" empowers us to find joy! Let's walk through the power of "permission" together and reclaim the joy of the season. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Verdi Lethermon, Author, Speaker, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Verdi…

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Spirituality in Children: A Source of Resilience

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This talk will explore the meaning and the sources for resilience. Dr. White will attempt to contrast religiosity and spirituality, and show how they can be major sources for developing resilience in children and adolescents. Storytelling and fairy tales will be discussed as means of shaping the child’s spiritual being, and how they can be used as tools in helping children develop a coherent understanding of the world and find answers to existential questions. We will also…

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December 2017

Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Holidays, Part Two

December 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Perspective always matters--especially when we face the challenges and stressors associated with the holidays without loved ones. Loss is real and leaves a void in our lives; but embracing the void and giving ourselves necessary "permissions" empowers us to find joy! Let's walk through the power of "permission" together and reclaim the joy of the season. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Verdi Lethermon, Author, Speaker, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Verdi…

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March 2018

Aging Well: Medicare, Medicaid, and Aging – What Do I Need to Know?

March 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM There has been a lot of information in the news about Medicare and Medicaid. What is the difference between these two programs, and how do they affect those of us who are aging? Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will compare and contrast the two programs and provide an update on some of the changes being considered by lawmakers. These programs will affect all of us and those we love, so staying abreast of…

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January 2018

Healing After Trauma

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM What happens after a human traffic victim is rescued? Discover the healing approaches to complex trauma recovery for sex traffic survivors by Shield Bearer, a Houston counseling ministry. Gain a greater understanding of the affects of complex trauma and how to bring hope and healing to their hurting hearts. Explore effective holistic approaches to hope and healing. Find how you can join the fight for human traffic survivors. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for…

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February 2018

Aging Well: Latest Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

February 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This accessible and motivating presentation will discuss the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, including updates from the most recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Dr. Kutac will address the current understanding of Alzheimer's risk, early disease detection and diagnosis. She will also share information about local clinical trials recruiting Houstonians. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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Lunch and Learn: Essential Keys for Working Together as Parent and Stepparent

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Learn how to deal with the most common and challenging issues in blended families, so you and your partner can get back to the fun, love and passion that brought you together in the first place! Step by step instructions for couples who want to learn how to work successfully together as parent and stepparent (whether you are dating or married.) Learn the secrets of good partnership in stepfamily life, how stepfamily dynamics play out, how parents…

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April 2018

Aging Well: End of Life Decision-Making – The Good, The Bad and The Future

April 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs, their successes, barriers and future. Click here for event flyer. 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the…

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March 2018

Aging Well: The Unwanted Gift of Grief

March 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM When we face loss, when we experience the wilderness of grief, how do we make it through? This seminar will explore the human dilemma when we experience dramatic changes, losses and subtle teaspoon by teaspoon losses. Whether that is divorce, death, job loss, health changes and more, we each have our stories of the wilderness. If we are willing to grieve our losses, we can move toward healing and new life. By using the unwanted gift of…

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April 2018

Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution in Romantic Relationships

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Successful relationships are not about avoiding conflict but knowing how to navigate conflict and disagreements. Learn some of the foundational tools that can help couples maintain emotional connections, communicate effectively, and find common ground. These tools strengthen the relationship while also helping to navigate difficulties. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT ABOUT THE SPEAKER Deniece Christ-Rice, LCSW, LCSW Supervisor, and Certified Family Wellness Instructor Deniece received her Master’s…

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Changing Directions: Criminal Justice Reform

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM During the 85th Legislative Session, several bills were passed that expanded mental health treatment and jail diversion capacity for individuals with mental health needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of this legislation on the criminal justice and behavioral health systems in Harris County, specifically the continued efforts of the Mental Health Jail Diversion Program. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL…

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The Heartsync Model: Healing the Brokenhearted and Freeing the Heart from Addiction

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart — Function, Guardian and Emotion — resolve their conflict between God and with one another, an individual is free to be the person God intended as well as to live with a whole heart. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT,…

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Lunch and Learn: Etiology and Treatment of Eating Disorders

April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us as Dr. Rebecca Wagner discusses current research on eating disorder diagnoses.This presentation will also include different treatment approaches and key members on a treatment team. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Rebecca Wagner, PhD Rebecca Wagner, PhD is the Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center in Houston, Texas. She is a voluntary faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and…

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May 2018

Lunch and Learn: Is It Picky Eating or Could It Be Something More?

May 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Come and learn about Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID. If your child, adolescent or young adult avoids certain food they could be a picky eater. However, if “picky eating” is preventing them from nutritional growth or causing them to cut out major food groups this could be ARFID. Sufferers of ARFID have an inability to eat certain foods. "Safe" foods may be limited to certain food types and even specific brands. In some cases, afflicted…

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The Science of High-Risk Behavior: New Marijuana and Vaping Trends

May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation teaches participants how substances and other high-risk behaviors affect adolescent brain development. Dr. Collier will focus on new marijuana concentrates and vaping trends that are on the rise globally. Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how to prevent children and adolescents from engaging in such risky behavior. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LCSW, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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September 2017

Helping Yourself and Others Deal with Stress and Loss After the Storm

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In this presentation Dr. Stanford will offer guidance on recognizing the signs of and minimizing the impact of disaster-caused stress. Understanding the difference between a normal stress response to a traumatic event and post-traumatic stress disorder will also be discussed. Support during this time is important for all who experience a disaster, especially children, older adults, and vulnerable individuals. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford,…

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Addressing Children’s Mental Health Needs in the Wake of the Storm

September 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. In most cases, depending on the risk factors present, distressing responses are temporary. In this presentation the clinical staff of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute will educate parents and grandparents on how best to comfort and care for their children in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Mutual Aid After Harvey: Addressing Community Mental Health

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM How has Hurricane Harvey affected our mental health? How do we respond to loss? How has the storm affected our perspectives on what it means to live in Houston? Join us for a presentation by Erica Fletcher, PhD, and a group discussion following. Erica is and social researcher, filmmaker, and the Hope and Healing Institute’s Zorich Fellow on Mental Health Policy. She will discuss landscapes of mental distress and possibilities for community healing within her urban homeland…

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February 2018

Why Teens Die By Suicide

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark teens most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology--facts about suicide rates among adolescents; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes; members of cults, sports…

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March 2018

Lunch and Learn: A Cancer Diagnosis

March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM A cancer diagnosis brings new challenges to finding balance in life.  One’s expectations may be shaken in trying to find a new “normal,” with the body and brain giving mixed messages.  Nurse Navigator Karen Davin from the Bobetta Lindig Breast Center, MD Anderson at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, will explore some of these messages, and offer suggestions for coping and trusting your intuition. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Karen Davin is a Certified Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator with The…

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September 2018

Living Successfully with Bipolar

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bipolar disorder affects roughly 5 million Americans each year, yet it can still be a confusing and scary subject, especially for family and friends.  People living with Bipolar disorder may experience shame or embarrassment when talking about it, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This presentation will provide information about the illness, stories of individuals living successful and fulfilling lives, shattering the stigmas attached to mental illnesses, and demonstrate how love and patience can help a loved one’s…

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Lunch and Learn: Solid Strategies for Caregiving

September 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Caregiving is hard work, involving a myriad of different activities.  In this presentation, Danielle Riley and Faith Hawkins will present a variety of helpful tips for caregivers in meeting the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Click here for event flyer.   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…

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Addressing the Family System

September 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our early family experiences shape our view of self, our relationship to others, how we view the world around us, and our behaviors.

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October 2018

Aging with Grace: Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient.

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Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions. However, there are other legal considerations of aging. Join us to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 15 – Understanding Living Options October 22 – Paying for Aging

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Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

October 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Studies show that most of us prefer to remain in our own homes as we age, but we may need help to do so or may need to consider alternatives. We will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 8 - Legal Concerns of Aging October 22 – Paying for Aging

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Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

October 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 8 – Legal Concerns of Aging October 15 - Understanding Living Options

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Candid Conversation: Talking About Suicide with the Ones You Love

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There are many types of “talks” we have with our loved ones, but when is the last time your talk included a conversation on suicidality?  With suicide on the rise, it’s time to give this topic a place in our family conversations.  Learn recent statistics and vital information about suicidality, and learn how to engage in essential conversations about this growing mental health issue.  Talking about suicide in the context of caring and prevention does not make someone suicidal, rather…

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Lunch and Learn: Suddenly Solo

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When your significant other dies your world is turned upside down.  Join Marian Mankin, Program Director of Bo’s Place, to discuss the grief journey of individuals whose partner has died. Learn what helps the bereaved make meaning of the death of a loved one and grow and heal from the experience. Click here for event flyer. 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,…

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Addiction, Attachment & The 12 Steps

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gain information about attachment theory as it relates to substance using clients, utilize attachment theory to better understand and enhance the therapeutic alliance, and learn techniques to engage clients in substance use treatment and 12-step support. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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November 2018

The Effects of Alcoholism and Addiction on Families and Children

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to learn how substances or other high-risk behaviors affect brain development and effects the manner in which addicted individuals parent. This presentation will review the effects of substance and process addictions, the family roles and rules in an addicted system, and the best methods to assist families who have members struggling with addiction. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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An Overview of Anxiety

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Everyone experiences anxiety or stress at some point in their life, whether at work or when dealing with a major life event. However, for someone living with an anxiety disorder it can become so intense and overwhelming that it begins to negatively affect their daily life and interfere with their relationships. Join us to learn about what causes anxiety, how to recognize it, and what is helpful versus what is harmful to someone struggling with their anxiety. Click here for…

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Healthcare Ethics 101: Defining and Applying Core Principles

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Advances in health care have enabled people to live longer lives. What are some of the issues that arise with these advances? What are some of the core ethical principles and how are they applied? Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the cases that have led to the adoption of these principles, and provide examples for discussion on how they might be applied. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs…

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December 2018

Eating Disorders: Spotting Early Signs and Treatment Options

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Three percent of teenagers and four percent of adults are affected by eating disorders. Some may make significant efforts to hide their behavior while others may not be aware something is wrong. Join us as we learn about warning signs to look out for if you are concerned a loved one may have an eating disorder. This presentation will also include different treatment approaches and key members in a treatment team. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR…

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