TCSPP Hosts Town Hall Series

01/29/2013

 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Hosts “Response to the Newtown Tragedy: A Call to Action”

Chicago, Southern California and D.C. Campuses Hold Town Hall Meetings with Mental Health Experts

WHAT:  After tragedies in Newtown, Aurora, and others in urban and suburban communities nationwide, where do we go from here? How do we prevent gun violence, especially among our youth? How do we help families and individuals seek mental health support before a tragedy strikes? And how do we heal afterward?

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is responding to President Obama’s statement at the Newtown memorial, “We are not doing enough and we will have to change” by doing more as an agent of change. In addition to ongoing efforts to train mental health experts and provide schools/communities with tools to help young people, TCSPP has assembled notable experts in the field of mental health, public health, education and treatment across all three campuses to call attention to key obstacles to prevention and intervention, and how to mobilize toward action and policy change.

NOTE TO MEDIA: If you would like to listen to the discussions remotely or receive a recording afterward, please email media contact below.

 

CHICAGO: 325 N. Wells, Chicago, IL, 5th Fl.

 WHO:  - Dr. Breeda McGrath, Chicago Campus dean of academic affairs

              - Dr. Nancy Zarse, TCSPP associate professor, Forensic Psychology Department

              - Dr. Carl Bell, CEO of the Chicago Community Mental Health Council Officer

              - Officer Ron Holt, Chicago Police Department; founder of the Blair Holt Peace Alliance

 WHEN: Wed., January 30, 12:00-1:00pm CST

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WASHINGTON, D.C.:  1015 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005, Room 403

WHO:  - Dr. Orlando Taylor, TCSPP president, Washington, D.C. campus

             - Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, TCSPP Counseling Department faculty member; mental health first responder after the NYC 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as Hurricane Katrina; published author of two books: “A Practical Approach to Trauma: Empowering Interventions” and “Disaster and Crisis Response: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina:

WHEN: Wed., January 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m. EST

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LOS ANGELES: 617 W. 7th St., 9th Fl., Room 914

WHO:  - Dr. Claudia Owens Shields, TCSPP chair, Clinical Psy.D. Dept.; expert in community, violence prevention, intervention, recovery

            - Dr. Suzanne Merlis, TCSPP faculty; expert in trauma prevention, assessment, intervention

            - Dr. Tony Beliz, L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health: Emergency Outreach Bureau, deputy director

            - Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Cal State L.A. faculty; associate director, Children’s Digital Media Center, UCLA/Cal State L.A. 

            - Dr. Elisa Jimenez, California Mental Health Connection, executive director

            - Dr. Michael Pines, TCSPP Clinical supervisor; L.A. County Child & Adolescent Suicide Review Team

 WHEN: Thur., January 31, 12-1:30pm PST

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WESTWOOD (L.A.): 1145 Gayley Ave., 3rd Fl., Room 392

 WHO:  - Dr. Daun Baker, TCSPP Counseling Centers director

              - Dr. Cris Scaglione, TCSPP faculty

              - Dr. Stephen Diamond, TCSPP clinical supervisor

              - Dr. Douglas Kellner, UCLA, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education chair

              - Sharon Dunnas, MFT, NAMI Westside L.A. president

 WHEN: Fri., February. 1, 11am-12:30pm

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WASHINGTON, D.C.:  1015 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005, Room 403

WHO:  - Dr. Orlando Taylor, TCSPP president, Washington, D.C. campus

             - Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, TCSPP Counseling Department faculty member; mental health first responder after the NYC 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as Hurricane Katrina; published author of two books: “A Practical Approach to Trauma: Empowering Interventions” and “Disaster and Crisis Response: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina:

WHEN: Wed., January 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m. EST

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Carol Soudah, csoudah@thechicagoschool.edu


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