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presenters

Olga Trujillo

Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 25 years has been as a private attorney; an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice; a consultant to many local, state and national organizations; a nationally sought speaker and author.

 

Olga is featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story”, a documentary and training video based on her personal experience of violence.  In 2006, Olga received the Bud Cramer Leadership Award given by National Children’s Alliance for her work to help professionals around the country better understand the impact of violence on children. Olga has authored a number of articles and publications. Her memoir for New Harbinger Publications entitled “The Sum of My Parts” was released in October 2011. She also co-authored a Handbook for Attorneys “Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Also Experiencing Trauma and Mental Health Challenges” which was released in January 2012. Olga currently writes a blog for Psychology Today.

 

Eluterio Blanco, Jr

Eluterio Blanco, Jr., has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2005. He is currently working for the Region 11 OSAR at Rio Grande Valley Council, Inc. and has been since 2007. He is a PhD candidate in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Texas-Pan American and has published on the attitudes of Mexican Americans toward cannabis use. He holds professional memberships with the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP), and the Society of Addiction Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA).


 

Mary Chandler Bolin

Mary Chandler Bolin, Ph.D., is the director of the University of Kentucky Counseling Center (1998 – present) and a licensed psychologist holding an earned doctorate (1994) in psychology.  She was co-PI for UK's SAMHSA campus suicide prevention grant, 2008-2011.  Dr. Bolin served previously as the Counseling Center coordinator of clinical services at the University of Virginia, where she was appointed clinical associate professor.  Nationally, she is active in the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) and is a past-president of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), which accredits campus agencies.

Since 2004, Dr. Bolin has been a certified gatekeeper instructor for QPR (Question - Persuade - Refer) suicide prevention, and now serves as a senior master trainer for QPR, providing instructor certification events across the U.S.  She has served on the steering committee of the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group (KSPG), on the Stop Youth Suicide (SYS) Campaign, and as a consultant for program development and evaluation.  Additional areas of clinical expertise include post-trauma treatment, disordered eating and body image, serving persons with disabilities, and work with LGBTQ persons.  She has served on the University of Kentucky President's Commission on Diversity, and currently sits on the GLBT task force and Bias Response Team, in addition to consulting with UK's Students of Concern (SOC) team.

 

 

Sallie E. Ingle, MA, LPC-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in private practice in Lakeway, Texas.  She serves adolescents, families and adults, as well as providing clinical supervision for LPC Interns as they prepare for full licensure. She is co-founder of the Supervision Roundtable in Austin TX, a collaboration of Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselors, and Licensed Professional Counselors engaged in clinical supervision.  The Supervision Roundtable provides support, consultation services, and continuing education opportunities to promote excellence in supervision and longevity in the field. Sallie is also a certified Olweus Bully Prevention Trainer.  She has provided trainings to select schools in Austin Independent School District and currently provides training and ongoing support to all eight schools in Lake Travis Independent School District.


 

Jake Pinner

Jake Pinner is a 2010 Hays High School (HHS) graduate and a music major at Texas State University.  His passions include singing, journalism, French and sports.  As a staff writer for the HHS newspaper, Jake wrote about sports, People First Language and Autism.  He earned a berth in the 2009 & 2010 Texas State UIL Solo & Ensemble Contests (TSSEC) and the 2008 & 2009 TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) All-Region Choirs.  Jake has been honing his self-advocacy skills by presenting to parent and university groups and conferences around Texas.

 

Jeanine Pinner

Jeanine Pinner began working with parents of children with disabilities, chronic illness and other special health care needs in 1997 and continues through her work as Training & Outreach Coordinator for Texas Parent to Parent.  She is a Partner in Policymaking Graduate, class of 2000, an AMCHP Family Scholar, and presents on a variety of topics to groups around Texas.  Jeanine has been married for 41 years and is the mother of 2 children, ages 38 and 23.  She and her son, Jake, often co-present on issues related to self-determination and people first language, issues close to both of their hearts.  Jeanine@txp2p.org

Rebecca Rucker

Rebecca Rucker received her Master of Arts degree in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from The Merrill-Palmer Institute, which is now a part of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Currently, she maintains a private practice in Executive Coaching and serves as the Director of Organizational Development for a privately owned outpatient psychiatric hospital in Houston.  Over the last 20 years, she has delivered ethics trainings to the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Texas and Tennessee Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

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