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Mental Health Update

September 28, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 9/28/2021 – Association for Mental Health & Wellness – 10/01/2021 – Using Creative Therapies to Promote Resilience in Children

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 Kathryn Hart, MA is the Senior Trainer and Program Consultant for Starr Commonwealth. In this capacity, Kathy trains throughout North America providing trauma and resilience coaching, consulting and training to agencies and schools as well as program consultation to Starr Commonwealth. She has dedicated her 28-year career to helping children and families in a variety of capacities. Her experience with youth and family services have encompassed both clinical and administrative roles. She has over 18 years of experience training at Starr Commonwealth in a variety of subjects, including behavior management techniques, trauma and resilience training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has been a Certified Trauma Practitioner for 11 years. She has also been a program administrator in public and private residential settings and worked with IT to implement and manage electronic health records organization wide. Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

 Jodi Mullen, PhD, LMHC NCC RPT-S CCPT-Master is a professor at SUNY Oswego in the Counseling & Psychological Services Department and the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate Program in Play Therapy. She primarily teaches in the Mental Health Counseling Program. She is the Director of Integrative Counseling Services, with several offices in Central New York. Dr. Mullen is an international speaker, author, credentialed play therapist and play therapy supervisor. Dr. Mullen has
over 25 years in the field of counseling. She has authored books on play therapy, counseling children and adolescents, grief counseling and parenting. Dr. Mullen was the 2008 recipient of the Key Award for Professional Training & Education through the Association for Play Therapy.She is the proud Momma of Leah & Andrew.

 Beth Gonzalez-Golginko, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC has worked clinically as an art therapist for 47 years, in academia for 28 years and in private practice for 41 years. Beth has worked with children and adults in the areas of psychiatry, addictions, aging, PTSD, chronic illness, special education, developmental disabilities, and child development. Beth has served on two Boards for the NYS Office of the Professions: Mental Health Practitioners Board and Applied Behavior Analysis Board.