Recessionize Your Clients is announced.

The Center for Professional Solutions is hosting a continuing education workshop entitled Recessionize Your Clients: A Crash Course for Professionals Working in A Trouble Economy. In this workshop participants (mental health professionals, health care professionals, clergyand others) will obtain information, strategies, and resources to assist them in serving patients, clients andmembersduring an economic recession. The workshop will take place on Friday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Forest Institute and feature a number of area experts, including:

Brian Fogle, Executive Vice President, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Judith A. Dasovich, MD, FACP, Volunteer Medical Director of the Kitchen Clinic

The School of Professional Psychology Faculty:
Jennifer L. Baker, PsyD LMFT, Associate Professor & Licensed Psychologist, Director of The Center for Professional Solutions
Michael Leftwich, PhD., Associate Professor & Licensed Psychologist
Stephanie C. Wood, PhD, MHA, Dean of the Doctoral Program, Licensed Psychologist
Kristina S. Brown, PhD, LMFT, Assistant Professor
Judith R. Gonzalez, PsyD, LMFT, Associate Professor & Licensed Psychologist

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the underlying reasons for the economic downturn, assess the severity, and describe how it differs from previous economic downturns.
  • Determine and describe many facets of the community likely to be impacted.
  • Describe problems associated with a medical financing system based on employment and private for-profit insurance.
  • Describe ways of achieving and preserving health that are within the control of individual patients, as well as those that require a public policy approach.
  • Understand the basics of how unemployed and under-employed clients interface with Unemployment and Workforce Development services.
  • Identify how economic crisis contributes to the development of mental health symptoms.
  • Identify functionality-based interventions to address symptoms resulting from situations crises driven by financial stress.
  • Describe specific issues that impact couples, their relationship, and their families as a result of the current economy.
  • Detail interventions and strategies for use with couples as they struggle to stabilize in an unstable economy.
  • Identify characteristics of social relationships that act as resources for individuals to facilitate collective action for mutual benefit.
  • Identify three main tools for building collaborative community partnerships.
  • Increase knowledge about current community and social support resources.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.