Monthly Meeting Calendar and Presenters

2017 Meetings

Month Topic
The 17 Laws of Leadership - Bill Prasad, LPC - CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
Are You Relevant? Sustainability of the EAP in Today’s World – Michael Klaybor, Monica Guidry, and Sam Berg  - CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
Mar. 2017 Firefighters, First Responders, Corporate Security and PTSD:  Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Jana K. Train and Sam Buser
Apr. 2017 Integrating Wellness and Employee Assistance – David Nix and Cassie Kmiec CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
May 2017 Recognizing the Overcontrolled Personality – Hope Arnold
Jun. 2017 The Psychiatric Interview and Suicide Assessment - George Santos
Jul. 2017 Critical Incident Stress Management: Doing CISM following a mass shooting – William Prasad
Aug. 2017 Working with the LGBTQ+ Population – Sonya Gonzales-Williams
Sep. 2017 Etiology and Treatment of Eating Disorders – Rebecca Wagner

2016 Meetings

Month Topic
Psychiatric Telemedicine - Avrim Fishkind, M.D.
The Hero’s Journey: Epic Leadership and Client Engagement - Jeff Mangrum - CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – The Silent Epidemic - Linda Kagey, LCDC
Apr. 2016 New Drugs on the Block – Vernon Walling, M.D.
June 2016 Productivity and Employee Management - James Flowers, Ph.D. LPC-S
July 2016 Addiction and the Brain – Andrew Krieger, MBA, LCSW, LCDC - CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
Aug. 2016 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: An Overview and Real World Practice - Sherry Poole, LPC
Play Therapy for Families of At-risk Youth: Reconnecting Families through Play-Based and Expressive Interventions - Ragan Aaron, MA, LPC-I & Christie Greeley, LPC-S
The “Costs” of Family Caregivers in the Workplace and Solution-Oriented Strategies to Address Them - Holly Carlson Zhao, Ph.D. MA
Nov. 2016 How Charged is Your Battery – Exploring Therapeutic Alliances and Self-Care for Clinicians and EA Professionals - Libby Timmons, M.Ed., LISAC, CEAP
Dec. 2016 Holiday Party!

2015 Meetings

Month Topic
Jan. 2015 LGBT Diversity in Clinical Practice -  Ryan Johnson, LCSW, LCDC
Feb. 2015 Alzheimer’s 101 – What You Need to Know to Help Others - Julie Kutac
Mar. 2015 Eating Disorders: Fact and Fiction – Theresa Fassihi, PhD
Apr. 2015 From Suffering to Healing: Self-Inflicted Violence in Adolescents – Douglas Chan, LPC-S
May 2015 Elevating Ethical Awareness and Ethical Jeopardy – David Nix, LPC, CEAP
Jun. 2015 Chronic Pain and Presciption Addiction in the Workplace – Michael Klaybor, EdD, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC, CEAP
Jul. 2015 Current Drugs of Abuse – Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S
Aug. 2015 The Mirror: A Look at How Addicts and Families Mirror Dysfunction – Bill Prasad, LPC
Sept. 2015 Everything You Wanted to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care But Were Afraid to Ask – Marti Nelson, LCSW
Oct. 2015 Domestic Violence Overview – Diane Savage
Nov. 2015 2015 Legislative Update and Integrated Healthcare Initiative
Dec. 2015 Holiday Party!

2014 Meetings

Month Topic
Jan. 14, 2014 Emotional Intelligence: An opportunity for EA Professionals on organizational consulting -  Reidar Hansen, LCSW
Feb. 11, 2014 Horses Helping Humans: Equine therapy – Janet Nicholas, LPC, LCDC, CEAP
Mar. 11, 2014 The Brain Fix: Using neuroscience and nutrition as a metaphor for recovery – Ralph E Carson, RD, PhD
Apr. 8, 2014 Effects of Drugs and Alcohol in Families – Christine Foster, LMSW
May 13, 2014 Diversity Issues in Ethical Decision – Making: A strengths perspective – Sharon Hall, PhD
Jun. 10, 2014 Labor Relations – Amy Swetnam. LPC. LCDC
Jul. 8, 2014 Supervisory Referrals – Monica Guidry, LCSW
Oct. 14, 2014 The Role of Emotional and Ethical Intelligence in EAP Management – Jeff Christie, LCSW, CEAP
Nov. 11, 2014 The Journey to Civility in the Workplace- It Takes a Village that includes EAP, HR, Safety, and the Employee - Monica Guidry, LCSW and Suzy Reierson, LPC