A Practical Guide to Mental Health: Overview and Tools for the Helping Professional

Friday September 30, 2011 – Friday September 30, 2011

32 Elm Street

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Date: September 30, 2011

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

As a result of a shift in focus of the treatment and long-term care of individuals with mental illness, more and more consumers are living independently in the community. While this shift is crucial to improving the quality of life of persons living with mental illness, it presents a unique set of challenges for providers and professionals working outside of the mental health field. This day long training will provide individuals with an overview of the diagnostic criteria, typical symptoms, and common presentations of some of the most frequently diagnosed mental illnesses. Tools and instructions on how to effectively work with this population will also be discussed, as well as practical ways to safeguard our own personal and professional well-being.


Registration for this event is open to the public and handicap accessible.  The cost of this event is $99.00 and includes lunch and materials.  Our doors open at 8:40am and the training will begin promptly at 9:00am.

About the Presenter

Lindsay Paul graduated from Keene State College in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and has currently completed 84 credits towards her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She has worked for the last 9 years in the human services field; most notably with the severely and persistently mentally ill, homeless, and court-involved adolescent populations. She is currently the Housing Services Manager at Team, Inc., a Community Action Agency located in Derby, Connecticut that serves low-income individuals and families. She oversees four programs and supervises two staff, as well as administers the federally-funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Lindsay is a trained Brief Strategic Family Therapist, and has conducted trainings on working with the mentally ill population on behalf of Team, Inc.