There is nothing more frightening for a parent with a child that has Autism than the split second their child can be right by them and then they’ve disappeared. Eloping or wandering is something many children do but especially children with Autism.
Melanie Vann, a counselor and mother of a young child with Autism talks about her experiences as a parent. She also discusses how her friends, family, and strangers have and can help people with special needs children.
Education, compassion, and awareness are key especially when we hear about young children who have run off, are Autistic, and possibly non-verbal who are later found too late.
Please join us at www.convergeautism.com, whether you have Autism yourself, your child has Autism, or they don’t so you can learn about this disorder and be a part of a society that reserves judgement and tries to help potential danger from happening in the life of a child.
Join us for the third show in our series on Mental Health News Radio: Be Awesome with Dr. Kristina Hallett! Join Dr. Hallett and Kristin Walker as they talk about what it means to use your voice. We also talk about healthy boundaries – how to set them, keep them, and realize they are part of your self-care.
Dr. Hallett is a board certified specialist in clinical psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hallett has over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision to medical and mental health professionals in addressing relationship and major life issues – depression, anxiety, substance abuse, parenting, divorce, and other life challenges. Dr. Hallett is a certified divorce mediator and a nationally certified parenting coordinator.
In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Hallett provides Executive Coaching – the fast track to leadership, confidence and work-life synergy. Her specialty is assisting driven professionals and entrepreneurs to become stress-smart by harnessing the positive power of stress to increase resilience, productivity, and well-being.
She is the author of the international best-sellers Own Best Friend: Eight Steps to a Life of Purpose, Passion, and Ease and BE AWESOME! Banish Burnout: Create Motivation from the Inside Out.
She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has been the Director of the Brightside Counseling Associates, Director of Children’s Services at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, Director of Mental Health Services at Osborn Correctional Institution and Director of Internship Training for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at River Valley Services.
Dr. Hallett is currently an Associate Professor in Graduate Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Bay Path University.
If you are ready to banish burnout, learn the skills to value who you really are and to truly be your #ownbestfriend (with all the awesome, rockstar benefits), get in touch. Your future is waiting!
Join Kristin Sunanta Walker, Dr. Paul Meier, and Melanie Vann as they discuss sins and virtues.
Dr. Paul Meier is the founder of www.meierclinics.com, a best-selling author and practicing psychiatrist.
Grant Davis is new to the show and is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Grant provides psychiatric medication management for children, adolescents, and adults. His approach to medication management is client focused and collaborative based on information shared between clinician and the client. Grant believes that a strong therapeutic relationship between clinician and patient is vital for positive mental health outcomes.
Dr. Keith Cobern has been the director of the Richardson, TX Meier Clinic day program for many years. Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion, Philosophy and Sociology from Dallas Baptist University. Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and Doctorate degree in Psychology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Melanie Vann is the host of Memoirs of Madness and the CEO of Your Wise Therapist.
Kristin Walker is the host of Mental Health News Radio and CEO of MHNR Network.
Dr. Celine Saulnier has been a presenter at the annual Converge Autism Summit presented by Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health. She joins us today to discuss the often rocky road of correctly diagnosing Austism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Saulnier obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut, after which she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center under the mentorship of Dr. Ami Klin. After her postdoc, Dr. Saulnier joined the Yale faculty, where she became both the Clinical Director and the Training Director for the Autism Program, managing and supervising multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from infancy through young adulthood.
At Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Saulnier is the Director of the Clinical Assessment Core for the NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) grant, overseeing clinical and diagnostic evaluations on infants and toddlers with and at risk for ASD. In addition to her research on early detection, Dr. Saulnier’s research focuses on profiles of adaptive behavior in autism spectrum disorder, particularly on the discrepancy between cognitive ability and the application of functional skills to daily contexts and routines.
Join us for new and regular conversations with Dr. George Simon. Dr. Simon is an internationally-recognized expert on manipulators and other problem characters and the author of 3 bestselling books: In Sheep’s Clothing (which has been translated into 12 foreign languages), Character Disturbance, and The Judas Syndrome. He’s made appearances on several major television (Fox News Network, CNN, CBS 48 Hours).
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