Thu, Feb 04 | Webinar

Managing Depression and Anxiety: The Future of Counseling and Therapy

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Managing Depression and Anxiety: The Future of Counseling and Therapy

Time & Location

Feb 04, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

About the Event

Exploring how eastern medicine and advanced technology is used to manage mental health disorders.

Purpose and Goal: The goal and purpose of this presentation is to provide an analysis on depression and anxiety in the United States and explore how eastern medicine and advanced technology is used to manage mental health disorders.

Learning Objectives: -Understanding the Rise of Depression and Anxiety in the United States -Depression and Anxiety in Children, Adults, Older Adults (Babyboomers) -Substance Disorders and Suicide Awareness in Children and Older Adults (Babyboomers) -Value of Holistic Care -What is Mind - Body Medicine ? -Artificial Intelligence in Counseling and Therapy

Agenda 9:00am Welcome and Introduction 9:10am Depression and Anxiety in America 9:40am Holistic Care - East Meets West 10:10am Artificial Intelligence Impact 10:40am Question/Answer/ Discussion 11:00am End


Shevel Mavins, Founder and CEO, Addiction Prevention Shevel provides training on substance use, mental health, and wellness. She graduated from LeMonye College with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and attended Syracuse University’s dual graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling. She also attended Capella University where she earned her Master’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling Studies and Addiction and Mental Health disorders. Before moving to North Carolina, she started her career working as a counselor in a hospital in Upstate New York. The next 20 years of her career she worked as a substance abuse clinician and other behavioral health positions. With her experience working in a dually diagnosed inpatient and outpatient treatment program, which lead her to work as a New York State Certified Education & Training Provider. She worked as a Family and Adolescent therapist in the Syracuse City School District. She also has experience working with the Federal Parole system, New York State Parole system, and the local criminal court for the prisoner re-entry programs. She now lives in the Raleigh area with her husband and three children for the past 5 years, working as a county social worker, where she provides supportive counseling, limited crisis intervention, investigating allegations of abuse or exploitation of elderly/disabled adults, and performing inspections of licensed adult care facilities. While working in the public sector she noticed a gap in training and services that are needed for the general public, service employees and with our aging population. This is how Addiction-Prevention was created. Shevel has an active leadership role with the North Carolina Partnership to Address Adult Abuse: Education Committee Co-Chair, South Eastern Regional Vice-President for the Addiction Professional of North Carolina and she is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She provides training to organizations on addiction and mental health. She writes professional articles and speaks at numerous conferences at local organizations. In her free time, she is a Girl Scout Troop Leader, teaching young girls how to take action to make the world a better place.

Kaii Marie Torrence Kaii Marie Torrence is a Certified Restorative Therapeutic Yoga and Kemetic Yoga Instructor, and Creator and host of The Healing Element podcast and holistic care speaker and trainer. Kaii is founder and owner of Kaii Marie LLC, a wellness company that offers restorative and therapeutic yoga services and wellness trainings. Through her podcast Kaii provides listeners and viewers with expert advice from substance use counselors, psychotherapists, and holistic practitioners on the journey to heal from inherited and historical trauma. Kaii has been featured on several podcasts such as The Slant with Brandon Risher and Made From Scratch with Gabriel Leal to discuss the effects of historical trauma and how yoga therapy can assist in the recovery process. Prior to becoming a Restorative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Kaii had a successful career in government service. She worked in state and federal government and on Congressional campaigns. Before starting Kaii Marie LLC she held the position of Director of the New York State Housing Choice Voucher Program. In that role Kaii was responsible for the operation and management of New York’s 40 county Section 8 program. Prior to the Housing Choice Voucher program Kaii served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery and Director of Operations for the NYS Lt Governor Robert Duffy. Kaii’s passion to share the healing power of meditation and yoga was sparked by her personal journey and through her community work in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 2017, Kaii was contracted to provide restorative yoga services for the Bernard Buddy Jordan Foundation. The Foundation provides free grief counselling and yoga services to the community. Students in the yoga class shared with Kaii how they applied what they learned in class to their daily lives to help them in their healing process. Kaii uses her platform to spread a message of healing from trauma and strategies to manage chronic conditions through holistic practices. Currently, Kaii serves on the following committees: NAADAC’s Critical Issues in the Black Community and Addiction Professionals of North Carolina’s Social Justice Committee. In her personal time Kaii enjoys adventure activities, reading, watching documentaries, and studying astrology. Kaii resides in North Carolina with her fiancé.

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