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PURPOSE

The Church of Christ at Bouldercrest is on a mission to Worship, Grow and Serve. We will take this opportunity through our, Fueling Our Minds and Bodies for Optimal Living Symposium, to serve.

We want to be of service for families and caregivers taking care of aging loved ones to uplift and encourage as we bring you two dynamic speakers who share extensive experience in counseling and wellness.

This time was chosen to focus on the caregiving dynamics and provide resources of knowledge and engagement during these challenging times.

Our service to the community is a reflection to be more like Christ and share our love for Him with you and your family.

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THIS EVENT WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS & MORE

Stress
  • How to decompress when on the verge of a panic/anxiety attack

  • Decompression for family/caretakers (taking care of loved ones with dementia, alzheimers)

  • Tips/tools on helping aging parents that need support with finances, medical, etc.)

Self-Image

Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations

  • Hopelessness 

  • Fear

  • Rejection

  • Depression

  • Suicide

Healing Powers
  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Self care

Grief
  •  Getting through pain after the loss of a loved one

  • Getting help for a friend/family that's in a mental health crisis

Trauma

Regaining control of your life after trauma

  • Physical/Sexual Abuse

  • Social Injustices

  • Accident 

Addiction

How do we free ourselves from addiction

  • How to plan for an Intervention

MEET OUR PRESENTERS

Dr. Robyn L. Gobin

To learn more about Dr. Robyn, visit her website at www.robyngobin.com or connect with her on Instagram or Facebook

To learn more about her books and purchase your copy, visit https://www.robyngobin.com/shop-1

Dr. Robyn L. Gobin is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, professor, and mindfulness meditation teacher who is passionate about helping people live empowered lives and bridging the gap between mental health and spirituality. A nationally recognized expert on interpersonal trauma and women's mental health, Dr. Robyn has over a decade of experience as a trauma researcher and therapist, supporting survivors along their healing journeys. Her book, "The Self-Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety, and Increase Well-Being" empowers readers to find balance and purpose in every area of their life. Her latest release, The Self-Care Prescription Journal uses self-reflective journaling to motivate users to attend to their needs, create space to slow down and breathe, and take inspired action to improve their lives. Dr. Robyn is a sought-after speaker, workshop leader, and podcast guest who regularly uses her education, experiences, and personal life lessons to help audiences develop an empowered mindset and transform their lives for the better.

 

Dr. Robyn earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Brown University and the San Diego Veterans Affairs Hospital. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Boris L. Henson Foundation and Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinical Services. Dr. Robyn’s work has been featured in national publications like Essence Magazine and Woman’s World Magazine, and she has been recognized for her contributions to the mental health field with a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association and three Early Career Awards from the Society for the Psychology of Black Women, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and her alma mater, Wesleyan College.

Dr. Sharon Coleman

Dr. Sharon Coleman is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Deputy Director for Forensic & Justice Services for the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health. She has 20 years of experience in forensic and mental health services with both adult and juvenile populations. Prior to joining the Illinois Department of Human Services, she worked as a forensic evaluator and expert witness for the Cook County Criminal courts, and has testified in Probate, Immigration, Domestic Relations and Federal courts. She has collaborated with many national, statewide and community stakeholders on issues related to adults and juveniles with mental illness who are justice involved, developed programs centered on re-entry, reintegration and diversion and participated in legislative and policy activities including prescribing Psychologists, streamlining forensic statutes, and expanding tele-court opportunities.

 

Dr. Coleman is also an associate adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, providing instruction in clinical counseling, trauma treatment, family, and individual therapy. She has been invited to both train and speak to government agencies, judges, attorneys, community providers, mental health professionals and consumers on mental health policy, justice & mental health issues, trauma-informed care and (mental) health and wellness. Dr. Coleman earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in agency counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

MEET OUR MODERATOR

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Camille Whitehead, LMSW

Camille Whitehead is a licensed social worker, and Founder of a startup healthcare technology product, and a Veteran’s Crisis Responder. She seeks to encourage, inspire and celebrate life and hope with individuals and families to seek a lifestyle of faith. She has years of experience with hospital discharge planning with patients on all levels.

She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia, a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University in Macon, GA.

Camille has presented at various Ladies Day Programs and is a member of the Church of Christ at Bouldercrest where she serves on the Visitor’s Ministry. She volunteers with nonprofit organizations that assists those who are unhoused and is an advocate for prayer.