For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization.
The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity.
As Founder and CEO of Action Institute of California, Jean provides training workshops for professionals, family recovery weekend workshops, and personal growth workshop and psychotherapy for families, couples and individuals.
She is committed to using action to effect change on a body, mind and spiritual level.
Multicultural orientation to child maltreatment; Treating clients fairly; Bias and stereotyping; Current statistics on abuse; Working with culturally diverse families; Respect and sensitivity; Multicultural orientation to child maltreatment (continued); Special problems related to immigrant families; Culture shock, isolation, keeping secrets, definitions; Suggestions for improving competence with interviewing immigrants; Assessing families for maltreatment; Special circumstances; Reasonable suspicion with diverse cultures; Lack of family cooperation; Structured decision making; Structured professional judgment model.
Suicide Assessment, prevention and treatment Prevalence and statistics of suicide; Consideration of DSM-5 diagnoses; Risk factors and warning signs; Protective factors; At-risk populations and cultural competence; FOCUS: Teens and adolescents; Discussion of evidence-based techniques; Suicide and mental health issues; Risk and protective factors among diverse populations; Outline ethical and legal considerations; Discuss issues pertinent to suicide survivors.
And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stressed and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale.This presentation outlines the latest research regarding the true source of addictions and offers treatment approaches based on science and compassion.An international speaker and trainer on addiction, trauma and women’s issues, Rokelle is Senior Clinical Advisor for Crossroads Centre Antigua.Essentially, ANYONE who helps others is vulnerable.Symptoms can include hopelessness, constant stress and anxiety, pervasive negative attitude, irritability among others, and can affect not only individuals, but organizations and institutions as well.