From Isolation to Connection: How Social Wellness Leads to Greater Mental Health Outcomes
This presentation highlights the importance of social relationships and connection in the context of mental health. We will discuss both barriers and solutions to developing social connections and the correlated impact on an individual’s overall mental health. Specific topics include mental health diagnoses, the impact of social media, social stigma, the impact of COVID-19, and community reintegration and coping skills. Less...
- Discuss the importance of social connection in the context of mental health.
- Identify barriers to development of social connection.
- Identify specific mental health diagnosis most likely to struggle with or be impacted by social isolation.
- Develop an understanding of how to improve social connections for themselves and others.
- Locate statistics and trends surrounding social isolation and loneliness.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speakers
Stuart Warren, LCSW
Stuart is responsible for developing, managing, and providing the services needed to help clients learn the skills to manage their mental health and improve their functioning so that they may lead meaningful lives.
Before shifting to his current role in June 2022, he was an intensive outpatient and primary therapist at Caron Renaissance since 2019, managing a caseload and providing individual and group therapy. During his career with Caron, which began in 2017 when he joined the team as a counselor assistant, he has gained an in-depth understanding of a wide range of mental health conditions.
“Working at Caron has provided me with amazing experience in mental health and behavioral healthcare. Helping clients develop a life worth living is a passion, and in my current role I am uniquely positioned to be there for those of us that need a hand.”
Stuart believes strongly in the importance of family involvement in treatment and practicing principles of trauma-informed care. Prior to coming to Caron Renaissance, he provided treatment services for mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence at a Florida agency. He was also a caseworker for the Washington, D.C. Department of Family Services.
He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Guilford College and his master’s degree in social work from Barry University. He is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida. Stuart is trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and eye movement and desensitization re-processing (EMDR) therapy.
“Helping people discover pieces of themselves is like working on a puzzle together. I love seeing the 'light bulb go on' when the work we're doing begins to make sense to patients. And it's even better when patients I'd worked with come back and share their achievements and progress.”
Anna Green, MA
Her primary focus is on providing family members with support and education through family sessions, joint sessions with the patient, and routine phone calls. Anna gives families the tools and information they need to support their loved one through their mental health struggles. She also facilitates psychoeducational, skills, and exploratory therapy groups for patients.
Before coming to Caron in 2022, Anna was a residential therapist at an addiction treatment center in Northern California. She has more than seven years of experience as a psychotherapist in the education, addiction, palliative care, and mental health fields. Originally from the United Kingdom, Anna is trained in mentalization-based treatment (MBT) and art therapy. Before moving to the United States, she worked in an adult mental health inpatient hospital with patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders or borderline personality disorder.
Anna has a Master of Arts in art therapy from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. She is a qualified MBT practitioner trained at the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families, United Kingdom. Anna also wrote a chapter, “Group and individual art therapy with a sexually inappropriate patient in an NHS low-secure unit,” for Arts Therapies and Sexual Offending, a book published in the United Kingdom in 2021.
CE Information - Earn 1 CE Credit Hour
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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