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Breakout Session #1 [clear filter]
Saturday, October 17

12:20pm PDT

Crisis & Emotional Intelligence
Learn skills on how to increase your emotional intelligence and apply them in a crisis setting or even to prevent a crisis. From the presenter: "Growing up I never knew what I was feeling let alone how to cope. We don't teach emotional intelligence in school so this is my journey." 


Anisa Wiseman, BA

Program Director and Walk Manager, NAMI Hawaii
Anisa Wiseman, B.A, was born in Hawaii, went back and forth to the mainland and graduated from Kahuku High on the North Shore of Oahu. She went on to get her bachelor's at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. She is a former special education teacher, business owner, successfully lives... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session A Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrduqqqzkiH9x1j9K2JGdWppdNNOoXqTu-

12:20pm PDT

How to Manage the Mind, Which is the Center of the World: the A.R.T of Healing
We need strong resilience to manage stress and anxiety. Continuous pressure from many directions causes my power to be at a lower level. The mind has both a controlling power and a ruling power - consciousness change leads to behavior change. We need self mastery to understand the mind. The A.R.T of Healing assists with awareness, realization, and transformation. This means noticing there is a disease occurring within your consciousness, within you. (a mindfulness meditation session).


Sita Prasad, BS

Sita R Prasad, BS, is a volunteer and member of NAMI. Sita is a Pharmacist, by profession. She has worked as a Research Pharmacist at Glaxo Wellcome in Greenville, North Carolina. After moving to California, she became a Registered Pharmacist, and worked as a hospital pharmacist for... Read More →

Sudhir Ralhan, BS

Raja Yoga Meditation
Sudhir Ralhan is a retired Bio medical Engineer. He is involved in energy healing, Alternative health consciousness and spirituality Twenty years ago, he discovered meditation as a tool to connect with the vital force by inward journey then outward and upward. He was able... Read More →

Sanjay Shirude, PhD

CEO and Author
Sanjay Shirude, PhD, CEO, has 25 years of experience as a management consultant. He served as a mentor, director, program manager position for various public sector agencies. As a co-author of the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) II, the researcher in the “Philosophy... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session B Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udu6ppj8sHdYi7Sd034MVnJ0w-6WEf2IH

12:20pm PDT

NAMI HomeFront: Care for our Wounded Warriors
Although veterans/service members returning from combat situations as Wounded Warriors receive care and attention from their respective services and the Veterans Association (VA), their families and caregivers are often unprepared to take on the job of caring for them at home. NAMI’s HomeFront program provides tools, advice, and education to help them in this task. Attendees will be given specific examples and advice about what this program looks like, including in-person training and an introduction to HomeFront’s new "virtual” training program.


Jim Bloss, BS, MS

NAMI Washington Veteran Affairs Representative, NAMI Washington, NAMI Snohomish
Jim Bloss, BS, MS, is a retired Air Force, Vietnam-era veteran whose career spanned most of the time period of that war.  He is NAMI Washington's Veteran's Affairs rep. and their appointed member of NAMI National's Service Members, Veteran's and Families Council (SMVFC).  Jim has... Read More →

Holly Doggett, MS

NAMI Homefront Trainer, NAMI Texas
Holly Provance Doggett, MS, is a community liaison at Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC in Belton, TX. Prior to joining the team at Cedar Crest, she served as the executive director of NAMI Texas. She is still actively involved in NAMI as a NAMI Homefront instructor and a NAMI Connection... Read More →

Daryn Nelsen-Soza, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

NAMI Homefront Trainer
Daryn Nelsen-Soza, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, is a graduate of the University of Southern California - School of Social Work. She is a member of NAMI Thurston/Mason where she is on the Board of Directors. She is a facilitator for several NAMI Signature classes, is a state trainer for Homefront... Read More →

Deanna Roy

Eastern Washington Education Coordinator, NAMI Washington
Deanna Roy is a longtime active member of her affiliate, NAMI Yakima. She has served as the NAMI Yakima Board Secretary for two and a half years. Deanna has more than 20 years residential management experience. She holds a BS in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session C Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscu-uqTkrGt2-ccBUcTBOYATcG60UEhCw

12:20pm PDT

Prescribing Psychologists: A Smart and Sensible Approach to Increasing Access to Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, While Protecting Patient Safety
This workshop will provide the participant with an understanding of training, safety record and services provided by Prescribing Psychologists. Panelists will discuss the application of Prescribing Psychology and how the creation of this credential in Washington can help improve treatment options for consumers.


Steve Curtis, PhD, MSCP

Conditional Prescribing Psychologist Fellow, Family Practice Clinical Memorial Medical Center
Steve Curtis, PhD, MSCP, is a Prescribing Psychologist Fellow in the Family Medicine Center of Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. Dr. Curtis is an Affiliate Faculty member of the PsyD Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University, Seattle where he teaches psychopharmacology... Read More →

LTC Scott Grogan, DO, MBA, FAAFP

Clinical Ultrasound Fellow, Former Family Medicine Residency Director, Madigan Army Center
LTC Scott Grogan, DO, MBA, FAAFP, is a graduate of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed both the Family Medicine residency and his faculty development fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.  He completed his MBA in 2013, served... Read More →

Melanie Smith, MPA

Public Policy Consultant, NAMI Washington
Melanie Smith, MPA has been lobbying for 15 years, and lobbying in Washington State since 2009. Her work focuses on Health and Human Services, with a concentration in behavioral health, long term care, and child abuse prevention.  

David Shearer, PhD, MS, MSCP

Clinical and Prescribing Psychologist, Madigan Army Medical Center
David Shearer, PhD, MS, MSCP, is a clinical and prescribing psychologist for the Department of the Army at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) in the state of Washington. He serves as a core faculty member and Director of Behavioral Sciences the MAMC family medicine residency. He is... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 12:20pm - 1:20pm PDT
Session D Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkce-vrDgvHNcabUOf1CGc-nR1jA13SsY5
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