Meet the Presenters...
Mark C. Russell, PhD, ABPP, Commander, USN (ret.) Antioch University core faculty member for the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Dr. Russell is a dual Board certified licensed psychologist in clinical psychology and child and adolescent clinical psychology with nearly three decades immersed as a scientist-practitioner and public policy advocate. With over 26-years military service as an enlisted Marine and Navy Clinical psychologist, he authored over 50 official and unofficial publications and was featured by USA Today as a military whistleblower after filing a 2006 Department of Defense Inspector’s General complaint against military medicine to prevent the current military mental health crisis. He is the establishing director of Antioch University’s Institute of War Stress Injury, Recovery, and Social Justice dedicated to ending mental health stigma and other preventable causes of a generational cycle of wartime behavioral health crises. Dr. Russell’s ground-breaking research on war trauma is featured in the film at the 2015 NYC Documentary Film Festival.
A Call to Action – How to Fix Military Mental Healthcare and End Preventable Crises? Dr. Russell offers a rare insider perspective detailing the problems, obstacles, and practical solutions for transforming military mental healthcare needed to end a generational cycle of self-inflicted crises.
David Knight, PsyD. is the Clinic Director for Alpha-Omega Christian Counseling and an EMDR Therapeutic Specialist. Dr. Knight is a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced certifications in trauma recovery and personality assessments with nearly 20 years’ experience. In addition, he is an EMDRIA approved consultant and certified therapist in EMDR, one of the nationally recognized treatments for PTSD, serving to certify behavioral health providers in this important therapeutic technique. Dr. Knight is also a combat veteran having served 10-years in the Army as a helicopter pilot with service in the first Gulf War. He is also a member of the St. Louis Trauma Recovery Network and participated in active disaster relief efforts in places like Joplin, MO.
Into the Light – Helping Service Members Recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Dr. Knight will provide a better understanding of what PTSD is while exploring EMDR, one of the major forms of treatment, to provide hope and recovery for veterans and their families.
Dawn M. Porter, M.D., the founder of Family Renewed, is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in practice for over 20 years. As a blended family mom of six, a military spouse and resident of multiple states, she offers unique insights into challenges families face and provides proven methods to strengthen and support them. Her passion for helping families flourish, combined with her informative and relatable style, contributes to the effectiveness of the Family Renewed workshops and retreats.
The ABC's of Family Resiliency
Dr. Porter will provide strategies to address the impact of military life on the mental and physical stability of military families.
Schedule of Events...
11 November, 2016, Friday,
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Film presentation followed by a panel discussion with Q&A
This portion of the conference is FREE, doors will be open to the public at 5:30 pm
No childcare provided
12 November, 2016, Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Conference and Connection Fair
Doors open for registration at 8:00 am ~ advance registration is requested, click here
$10 registration fee includes: lunch from Chick-Fil-A, snacks and beverages throughout the day, free childcare for birth to 6 yrs, and special resource packets.
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