One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

3RD ANNUAL behavioral health conference
Transforming ourselves through
mental health and wellness


Thursday, May 22, 2014

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

*Registration begins at 7:30 am

Friday, May 23, 2014

8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Student Union Gran Salon

Transforming ourselves through mental health and wellness
                                                                           Artwork by Amanda Gracia (2013)

Join social workers, counselors, psychologists, teachers, nurses, and law enforcement professionals in this conference focused on promoting mental health and overall wellness through the discussion of problems that confront our society, such as substance abuse, domestic violence, and bullying. The aim is to foster wellbeing in the face of adversity and trauma.

*9CEU and TCLEOSE hours (including 3 hours of Ethics and 2 hours of Ethics in Supervision) will be offered to satisfy licensure requirements.

**The University of Texas at Brownsville- Student Health Services is an approved CEU provider for social workers, counselors, psychologist, and teachers.

*IDTs are accepted.

For more information or questions, please contact the Campus Suicide Prevention Program at (956) 882-7561 or (956) 882-3896 or e-mail

Day 1

Opening Plenary Session:

  • There and Back Again: A Story of Hope

Breakout Sessions:

  • Health Care after Violence
  • Culture in Resilience and Healing
  • Bullying & Suicide Prevention (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Recovery: How to Break Down the Walls of Substance Use Disorders
  • The Lasting Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (Parts 1 & 2)
  • The Right Use of Power in Clinical Supervision
  • Preparing Clinicians to Cope with Suicidal Clients

Plenary Session:

  • Aim High: Dare to Imagine the Possibilities!

Day 2

Closing Plenary Session:

  • Self-Care as an Ethical Practice in Counseling  

Registration Conference fee includes admission to all plenary sessions, all breakout sessions, continental breakfast for both days and one catered lunch.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by grant number SM60469 SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



Sponsored by:
Student Health Services
 Campus Suicide
Program&South Texas Behavioral
Health Center

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