Mental Health KC Presents…

Mental Health KC Presents is a series of free webinars intended to extend the education and training provided by the Mental Health KC Conference.


Trainings and Webinars

Supporting Veteran Family Members in Their Own Mental Health
Presented by Shawn Moore

Jan 14, 2021 03:30 PM

• Walk away with the one major question you can ask every client that will make a difference in this population.
• Learn ways that the Veteran’s Affairs family caregiver program can help veteran family members.
• Understand the unique dynamics of veteran families and how you can help

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Mrs. Shawn Moore, LMSW

Shawn MooreShawn is the Executive Director and Founder of Caregivers on the Homefront, a Kansas City based non-profit that supports the mental health and wellbeing of veterans and their family members. Shawn graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Park University and is licensed with the State of Missouri and Kansas. She was a 14-year veteran with the Kansas City, Missouri Police department. She is a Missouri Dole Caregiver Fellow alumna for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Since May of 2013 Shawn has been a caregiver for her husband who is a 23-year Army veteran. Shawn is a member of the Phi Alpha Rho Epsilon Honor Society and was the 2019-2020 President at Park University. She has presented to a national audience on how our communities can best support the family members of our veterans with SAMHSA, The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to name a few. She has shared her story on PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, and local news channels. She was chosen as a Caregiver Visionary winner for in 2019. Shawn openly shares her caregiver story throughout the United States in hopes that all family caregivers will be recognized for the work they do to take care of our wounded veterans

Grief During COVID
Presented by Clara Anderson Sainte

Jan 28, 2021 03:30 PM

1. Participants will understand the multiple losses that influence the grieving process resulting from COVID
2. Participants will be aware of grief theories that impact styles of grieving
3. Participants will learn effective strategies for coping with grief and ways to communicate about loss

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Clara Anderson Sainte

Clara Anderson SainteClara Anderson Sainte, LCSW, LSCSW, is the Program Director for Gilda’s Club Kansas City developing and overseeing the educational, healthy lifestyle, support, and resource referral programming. As a trained Grief Recovery Specialist and Open to Opens Specialist, she directly implements these programs, as well. Prior to Gilda’s Club, Clara worked for NorthCare Hospice as a social worker and bereavement specialist. Clara is a board member of Mental Health America of the Heartland, a member of the Kansas Cancer Partnership, a member of the Missouri Cancer Consortium, and a member of Children’s Mercy’s Equity and Diversity Council. Clara’s Masters degree in Social Work is from UMKC and she is an alumnus of Northwest Missouri State University. She spends her time away from Gilda’s Club with Vladimir, her husband, and their children, Alivia and Oden, enjoying their favorite spots around KC.

Adolescents: The Role of Wonder Development (or Lack Thereof) When Questioning the Meaning and Purpose of Existence
Presented by Jason Bohn

Feb 11, 2021 03:30 PM

1. Understand the three responses/answers provided by philosophers Kiekegaard and Camus to Existentialism (the searching for understanding, meaning and purpose in life) and what those can look like in adolescents.
2. Discuss a potential reframing of “faith development” stages or phases around the development or lack there of “wonder” in a young person’s life, including how they might interact with Erickson ‘Identity vs. Role Confusion’ stage.
3. Share some ways to re-Create “wonder” about the world without creating panic based on family values while facilitating the brainstorming of additional ways with the audience.

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Jason Bohn, LPC

Jason Bohn, LPC I’m a GenX, postmodern, question everything person who happens to be blessed with parents who took in orphans, prayed for food, answered their callings and sacrificed so their children knew they were loved. That mix created an irreverent soul that cares deeply for children, families and especially adolescents.

I have close to thirty years of experience working with and for children, youth and families catalyzing change at the individual, family, organizational and systems levels. With a Masters in clinical psychology, I have provided crisis management, intensive in-home therapy and wrap-around services for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. I have 20+ years’ working or volunteering with youth and young adults through youth ministry and community programs. In partnership with North Kansas City Hospital co-created the Quarky app to connect Kansas City 14-24-year-olds to articles, events and resources focused on mental health and well-being.

Currently, I develop and direct the Two Tents Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents struggling with anxiety/depression and identity issues. We are building strong partnerships with our area school districts and I am an invited speaker on Anxiety, Grit and Parenting. These opportunities have made me innovative, practical and taught me to think about enhancing the whole safety net surrounding at-risk children, youth and families.

I have a wonderful wife, Kori, who founded and runs the Renew Counseling Center in Olathe, a beautiful 9-year-old little girl, Nora, twin boys (Grayson who is 5 and Jude who went to heaven way too early) and have recently adopted Chandler (5) and Milla (3) into our home.

Skills That Actually Matter: What Does (and Does Not) Really Move Outcomes
Presented by Scott Kerby

Feb 25, 2021 03:30 PM
1. Identify commonly held beliefs about effective characteristics in clinical work that actually don’t make much of a difference.
2. Introduce participants to 7 characteristics/skills identified in research that really do help clients get better.
3. Offer practical tips on how to grow in a few of these key areas.

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Scott Kerby

Scott Kerby, MA, LPC has 12 years of experience working as a substance abuse and mental health counselor and supervisor, which followed 12 years of experience as a Student Minister working with at-risk youth and their families. Kerby is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and provides training, coaching, and supervision in a wide variety of settings across the country. He currently serves as the Clinical Training Coordinator at Comprehensive Mental Health Services. He is passionate about equipping professionals with evidence-based practices that will allow them to be more effective in helping others change. Kerby is married with two sons and does his best to not embarrass his wife while coaching little league.

The Power of Presence
Presented by Kori Hintz Bohn

Mar 11, 2021 03:30 PM


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Kori Hintz Bohn

Kori Hintz BohnKori Hintz-Bohn, MA, LCPC has been counseling in the State of Kansas for over 20 years. Her undergraduate work was done at Pittsburg State University and she received her Master’s in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2005 she founded Renew Counseling Center. Renew’s therapists and dietitians have helped 1OOO ‘s of individuals providing outpatient counseling for issues such as anxiety , depression , eating disorders, grief, marriage, nutrition, personal issues, and trauma. She launched the Anxiety Center at Renew in 2017 using the cutting edge treatment modality Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The Anxiety Center provides an Intensive Outpatient Program for adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety.
Kori believes sharing your story , learning healthy coping skills and valuing your own authenticity one can change and have a meaningful life even when there is suffering. She has given dozens of talks on eating disorders, anxiety and acceptance and commitment therapy.

The Opioid Crisis: National and State Perspectives and Initiatives
Presented by Adrienne Hearrell

Mar 25, 2021 03:30 PM

• Provide an overview of the drug and opioid overdose crisis at the state and national levels
• Discuss evidence-based interventions
• Discuss Kansas’s approach to opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose prevention

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Adrienne Hearrell

Adrienne HearrellAdrienne Hearrell is the Program Manager for Overdose Prevention at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. She coordinates day-to-day program planning, implementation, and evaluation activities to facilitate statewide prevention efforts for prescription and illicit opioid misuse, dependence, and fatal/non-fatal poisoning. Adrienne graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Master of Public Health program in May 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a certified physical therapist assistant in a post-acute practice setting. Adrienne has a passion for prevention and patient care, and integrates perspectives from each into her work at KDHE.

Navigating the Road to Resilience: Pushing Through Adversity
Presented by Jamie Wehmeyer

Apr 8, 2021 03:30 PM

1. Participants will review how resilience is developed.
2. Participants will identify road blocks to resilience.
3. Participants will identify steps to build their own resilience and identify how to help others build resilience.

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Jamie Wehmeyer

Jamie WehmeyerJamie Wehmeyer is the owner of Jamie Wehmeyer, LLC where she provides presentations, trainings and consultation on trauma, traumatic loss, trauma informed practices and resilience. In addition, she is the Coordinator for KC Northland Strong. She believes organizational change must start with senior leadership. Jamie has spent 25 years working in community mental health centers, with most of that time being in management roles. Though out her career she has studied the impact trauma has on leading health and wellness. Trauma Informed Practices provided a clear lens for her work in helping individuals heal from trauma. Personal trauma and experience with various systems including the courts and schools has increased her passion for seeing Trauma Informed Care and resiliency being embraced throughout the community. Jamie received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas and is a Licensed Clinical Social worker.

Mental Health KC Sneak Peek
Presented by

Apr 22, 2021 03:30 PM


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