"Stress: A Silent Killer" With Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D. - 11:30am-12:45pm
IN OUR CAFE -
"Stress: A Silent Killer": this workshop will examine the powerful impact of stress in our lives as LGBTQ people. Rooted in the mind/body/spirit connection, we will explore definitions and a model of stress, the link between stress and anxiety (including trauma), and the revolutionary importance of stress reduction and management. If we are to live our lives fully and thrive, the reduction of stress becomes imperative.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
A Black lesbian Psychologist with strong social justice values, I am the 4th of 5 five children raised by a single mother in a low-income household in a Black neighborhood in Sacramento, was bused to predominantly white middle-class schools beginning in kindergarten, had my first social justice thought at 9, and (officially) came out at 20. My college career began at a community college and finished at a professional school where I earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. For 25 years, I have provided psychotherapy to diverse, economically-disenfranchised children, youth, families, and adults of color, including LGBTQs, those who are homeless (and combinations therein), in nonprofit, community mental health, and private practice settings. I have also worked as a Program Officer in philanthropy, doing grantmaking in youth development, community health, community development, families, gay/lesbian, education, and hunger/homelessness; taught/teach at the graduate level; and developed an internship program for social work and counseling undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, I have a psychotherapy practice and consulting business, Intersections Consulting, providing consulting, training, facilitation, technical assistance, and coaching in mental health, organizational development, program evaluation, program planning, fundraising, leadership development, youth development, power/privilege and diversity, and sports/athletics and health. Always striving for balance, I enjoy running, playing volleyball, reading, writing, musicals, Star Trek and other sci fi/
fantasy, and spending time with those who make me laugh.