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2024 Triad Mental Health Summit Week!

August 20th – 22nd from 4:00pm PT – 6:30pm PT | Online | Free Attendance

Join us for a transformative 3-day event designed for mental and behavioral health professionals. Each day will showcase a distinct theme and expert speakers, perfectly aligned with Triad's mission and goals. Attendance is free, and you are welcome to join us for one day or all three. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Event Themes

Day 1

August 20th

Positive Change &
More Equitable Outcomes

Explore strategies and initiatives aimed at driving positive change in mental health and ensuring equitable outcomes for all individuals.

Day 2

August 21st

Simplify the Pathway
to Licensure

Gain insights and tools to help licensure-track professionals pass their exams. Explore how test prep and pre-licensed experts are simplifying the licensure process through innovative solutions and strategic partnerships.

Day 3

August 22nd

Elevate the Community's Therapeutic Skills

Discover innovative therapeutic techniques presented by experts to enhance the skills of mental health professionals, ensuring they can effectively meet the diverse needs of their clients.

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Day One

Culturally Relevant and Identity Affirming Care to Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

Presented by Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Spectrum of Need; A Spectrum Indeed

Presented by Kathleen Stengel, MA, BCBA, LBA

Day Two

Day Three

We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Where Education Has Landed Post-COVID Quarantine

Presented by Shaana Berman, Ed.D. BCBA

Rethinking Community Health from a Substance Use Recovery Perspective

Presented by Aaron Williams, MA

2023 Speaker Schedule

August 18th

10:00am*

Culturally Relevant and Identity Affirming Care to Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

Presented by Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

11:00am*

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Spectrum of Need; A Spectrum Indeed

Presented by Kathleen Stengel, MA, BCBA, LBA

12:00pm*

August 19th

10:00am*

10:45am*

Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy

Presented by Saj Razvi, LPC

11:45am*

Growing Young People and Foundations of  Healthy Communities

Presented by Ron Anderson, Executive Director of Project ReclaimHosted by Dr. Graham Taylor

August 20th

10:00am*

We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Where Education Has Landed Post-COVID Quarantine

Presented by Shaana Berman, Ed.D. BCBA

10:45am*

Rethinking Community Health from a Substance Use Recovery Perspective

Presented by Aaron Williams, MA

11:10am*

*times are subject to change

All Our Fantastic Speakers

Aaron Williams, MA

Aaron Williams, MA

from The National Council For Mental Wellbeing

Rethinking Community Health from a Substance Use Recovery Perspective

Watch Aaron
Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

from Envision:You

Culturally Responsive & Affirming Care to the LGBTQ+ Community

Watch Steven
Kathleen Stangel, MA, BCBA

Kathleen Stengel, MA, BCBA, LBA

from NeurAbilities

Pioneering Clinical Assessment & Treatment Methods with NeurAbilities

Watch Kathleen
Saj Rasvi, Director of Education at PSI

Saj Razvi, Director of Education at PSI

from the Psychedelic Somatic Institute

Psychdelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy

Watch Saj
Aaron Williams, MA

Emily Varon, MS, BCBA

from Ready, Set, Sleep

Sleep and Wellness

Watch Emily
Aaron Williams, MA

Shaana Berman, Ed.D. BCBA

from Metamind Magic

We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Where Education Has Landed Post-COVID Quarantine

Watch Shaana
Dr. Lawrie Ignacio

Lawrie Ignacio, PsyD

from the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii's Mental Health: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Watch Lawrie
Jodie Gerson, MA, Director

Jodie Gerson, MA, Director

from the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii's Mental Health: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Watch Jodie
Raymond Folen

Raymond Folen, Executive Director

from the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii's Mental Health: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Watch Raymond
Aaron Williams, MA

Ron Anderson, Executive Director

from Project Reclaim

Growing Young People and Foundations of Healthy Communities: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Watch Ron
Aaron Williams, MA

Todd Steinberg, Founder

from Komuso Design

The Benefits of Breath & The Shift Tool: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Watch Todd
Aaron Williams, MA

Vanessa Steinberg, Founder

from Komuso Design

The Benefits of Breath & The Shift Tool: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Watch Vanessa

All Our Fantastic Speakers

Aaron Williams, MA

Aaron Williams, MA

from The National Council For Mental Wellbeing

Rethinking Community Health from a Substance Use Recovery Perspective

Meet Aaron
Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

from Envision:You

Culturally Responsive & Affirming Care to the LGBTQ+ Community

Meet Steven
Kathleen Stangel, MA, BCBA

Kathleen Stengel, MA, BCBA, LBA

from NeuroAbilities

Pioneering Clinical Assessment & Treatment Methods with Neurabilities

Meet Kathleen
Saj Rasvi, Director of Education at PSI

Saj Razvi, Director of Education at PSI

from the Psychedelic Somatic Institute

Psychdelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy

Meet Saj
Aaron Williams, MA

Emily Varon, MS, BCBA

from Ready, Set, Sleep

Sleep and Wellness

Meet Emily
Aaron Williams, MA

Shaana Berman, Ed.D. BCBA

from Metamind Magic

We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Where Education Has Landed Post-COVID Quarantine

Meet Shaana
Dr. Lawrie Ignacio

Lawrie Ignacio, PsyD

from the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii's Mental Health: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Meet Lawrie
Jodie Gerson, MA, Director

Jodie Gerson, MA, Director

from the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii's Mental Health: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Meet Jodie
Raymond Folen

Raymond Folen, Executive Director

from the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii's Mental Health: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Meet Raymond
Aaron Williams, MA

Ron Anderson, Executive Director

from Project Reclaim

Growing Young People and Foundations of Healthy Communities: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Meet Ron
Aaron Williams, MA

Todd Steinberg, Founder

from Komuso Design

The Benefits of Breath & The Shift Tool: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Meet Todd
Aaron Williams, MA

Vanessa Steinberg, Founder

from Komuso Design

The Benefits of Breath & The Shift Tool: A Live Interview and Panel Q&A Session

Meet Vanessa

Hosted by the Behavioral Health Today Podcast Team

Dr. Graham Taylor

host of Behavioral Health Today podcast

Graham Taylor, PhD, is one of the hosts of Behavioral Health Today. Graham is the Chief Learning Officer at Triad Behavioral Health, and is also a clinical psychologist with experience in hospitals, private practice, and test prep for the past 25 years.

Dr. Graham Taylor
Sharlee Dixon, LMSW

Sharlee Dixon, LMSW

host of Behavioral Health Today podcast

Sharlee R. Dixon, LMSW, MEd is the newest host of Behavioral Health Today.  Sharlee is a practicing School Social Worker in North Carolina working with children and their families from varying backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.  Sharlee is also a content creator for Triad writing and editing test prep material for Social Work examinations.

Meet Our Speakers

Aaron Williams, MA

Aaron Williams, MA

Senior Advisor

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National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Aaron Willaims works as the Integrated Care Consultant/Senior Advisor for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Aaron has more than 18 years of experience providing training and technical assistance in behavioral health services with an emphasis on substance use treatment and prevention, workforce development and implementation of evidence-based practices in clinical settings.

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Emily Varon, BCBA

Emily Varon, BCBA

Founder & Director of Education

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Ready • Set • Sleep.

Emily Varon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a dedicated focus on sleep-related behaviors. She has worked in the field of behavior analysis since 2000 and has devoted her practice to improving the sleep habits of children, adolescents, and adults since 2010. Emily takes the complicated issue of pervasive sleep problems and helps others achieve optimal sleep. Her focus on sustainability of sleep habits by making small but significant changes offers consumers of all ages systems to easily improve the quality and quantity of sleep for themselves and those they care for. Emily resides in Irvine, California with her husband and two teens. Improving the quality of life for persons struggling with sleep has been a passion of hers for over 13 years.

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Jodie Gerson

Jodie Gerson, MA, PsyD

Executive Director

Hawaii Pro Bono Mental Health Center

Hawai'i Pro Bono Mental Health Center

Jodie E. Gerson, PsyD is a psychologist at the Department of Health (DOH) Family Court Liaison Branch (FCLB) at Hawai‘i Youth Correctional Facility and Detention Home (HYCF) working with court-involved youth. She is also the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Pro Bono Mental Health Center. Dr. Gerson received her Doctor of Psychology at the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu, a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix, a Masters of Arts in Community Clinical Psychology from the University of New Haven, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Roger Williams University. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Chaminade University and the Outstanding Student in Psychology from the Hawai‘i  Psychological Association. Dr. Gerson has served on many committees and boards, including the Hawai‘i Psychological Association- student representative, child and adolescent committee, diversity committee, and convention committee; American Psychological Association - student representation; American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Dr. Gerson is a Certified Expert Trauma Professional and Child Maltreatment. She has worked in the field for over 25 years, focusing on court-involved youth and foster care. Dr. Gerson enjoys spending time with her rescue dogs, scuba diving, cycling, running, and swimming in her free time. 

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Kathleen Stangel, BCBA

Kathleen Stengel, MA, BCBA, LBA

CEO

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NeurAbilities Healthcare

Kathleen Bailey Stengel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She currently serves as CEO of NeurAbilities, a health care organization, where she is charged with increasing clinical outcomes by implementing an interdisciplinary model of intervention including neurology, neuropsychology, behavior analysis, speech and language and occupational therapy services. She maintains a unique skill set in providing high quality care through standardized and replicable intervention models. In addition, Ms. Stengel is skilled in OBM and ensures that systems are implemented from the hiring and training of staff to budget development and long-range planning to ensure that clinical outcomes are maximized.

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Lawrie Ignacio, PsyD

Lawrie Ignacio, PsyD

Hawaii Pro Bono Mental Health Center

Hawai'i Pro Bono Mental Health Center

Dr. Lawrie Ignacio is a licensed clinical psychologist in Hawaii and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in English Literature from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She received her Master's degree (M.A.) in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. In 2004, she earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Hawaii. Dr. Ignacio has taught courses as an Adjunct Professor at Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University in Honolulu and the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Dr. Ignacio resides in Honolulu where she maintains a full-time private practice. Her professional interests and activities include couple therapy, co-therapy, trauma-based psychotherapy, psychodynamic and existential psychotherapy, clinical personality assessment, and the teaching of psychology.

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Raymond Folen

Raymond Folen

Executive Director

Hawaii Pro Bono Mental Health Center

Hawai'i Pro Bono Mental Health Center

Dr. Raymond Folen is the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Psychological Association. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Hawai‘i and worked at Tripler Army Medical Center (the U.S. Army’s tertiary military medical center responsible for over 50% of the Earth’s surface) for 32 years, first as Chief of the Behavioral Medicine Service and then as Chief of the Department of Psychology with a staff of 150. At Tripler, Dr. Folen developed and implemented a number of original behavioral health projects and was able to secure over $16M in special project funds. He was one of the early DoD psychologists to prescribe medications, prescribing several thousand medication orders without a single adverse incident.

Dr. Folen served as President and Chair of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists from 2013-2018.  Following his retirement from the Department of Defense in 2016, he was selected to be the Executive Director for the Hawai‘i Psychological Association, a position he has held since that time. Dr. Folen currently serves as Past Chair of the Council of Executives of State and Provincial Psychological Associations.

Dr. Folen is the author or co-author of over 65peer-reviewed professional publications in national and international journals and he has presented more than 140 peer-reviewed papers at state, national and international conferences. He has taught over 20 different courses at the graduate level. Dr. Folen is the recipient of numerous awards to include the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award, the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Excellence in Federal Government Award for Federal Supervisor/Manager of the Year. Dr.Folen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and was designated a ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ by the National Academies of Practice.

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Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson

Executive Director

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Project Reclaim of Louisiana

RonAnderson is the the Executive Director of Project Reclaim of Louisiana, Inc.,which operates a juvenile delinquency prevention-based Youth Leadership Academyprogram for youth, including the Afterschool Program, and parent training andparental involvement activities for parents and guardians, and OptimalPotential Life Skills classes for youth and adults in the court system. Since1990, he has been a Certified Parenting Instructor through the Center for theImprovement of Child Caring. 

RonAnderson also directs the operations of Ron Anderson, L.L.C., through which heprovides consulting services, staffing training, public speaking and workshops on personal and team development.

He previously served as Director of The LightHouse for fifteen years. TheLightHouse provided after-school programs, workplace training and job placementservices, parenting and leadership training, and mentoring and scoutingprograms for individuals and families throughout northwest Louisiana. He hasalso taught and directed programs at the University level.

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Saj Razvi

Saj Razvi, LPC

Founder & Director of Education

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Psychedelic Somatic Institute

Saj Razvi is the Founder and Director of Education at Psychedelic Somatic Institute (PSI). He is a former clinical researcher in the MAPS Phase 2 trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He is faculty at Synthesis and taught PTSD studies at the University of Denver, and a PhD course at the University of Copenhagen. He is one of the primary developers of the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) modality which is a next generation, primary consciousness oriented psychotherapy. The focus of PSIP is to maximize the relational and autonomic healing capacity of psychedelic medicine to treat complex, childhood developmental trauma.

Saj's primary focus is to train clinicians to provide legal, exective psychedelic treatment in their private practice settings utilizing readily accessible medicines such as cannabis and ketamine. He provides PSI trainings and supervision to students internationally.trainings and supervision to students internationally.

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Shaana Berman, Ed.D. BCBA

Shaana Berman, Ed.D. BCBA

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Meta-Mind Magic

Shaana Berman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience working directly with children who have autism and other conditions that impact behavior and learning. She has extensive training in early childhood special education, applied behavioral analysis, developmental assessment, curriculum design, IEPs, and training teachers to deliver effective instruction to diverse populations of students. Her current focus area is organizational behavior management in high-poverty public school districts, designing effective positive behavioral systems at the district level, high-quality professional development for teachers, parents, and other school staff as well as effective delivery of direct behavioral intervention services in public schools and BCBA supervision.

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Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

Steven Haden, MSW, MBA

Founder & CEO

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Envision:You

Steven Haden is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Envision:You, a Colorado-based nonprofit addressing the disproportionate burden, disparity in care, and poor outcomes that LGBTQ+ individuals encounter every day. He is also interim chief executive officer and chief strategy officer for You:Flourish, a first-of-its-kind wellness app for the LGBTQ+ community launching in the United States in spring 2023. Additionally, Steven is a mental health clinician with Queer Asterisk, a nonprofit providing comprehensive behavioral health services in communities throughout Colorado’s urban corridor. Steven is responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, therapy, and counseling to a diverse caseload.

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Todd Steinberg

Todd Steinberg

President & Founder

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Komuso Design

Todd is the president of Komuso Design, a wellness company and maker of The Shift, a necklace device that slows your exhale to calm your nervous system. Komuso Design was created in 2017 with the simple intention of providing people with a new tool to access peace of mind. Their mission is to become the architect of fashion wellness and transform lives in the process.

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Vanessa Steinberg

Vanessa Steinberg

Founder & Lead Designer

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Komuso Design

Vanessa Steinberg is an award-winning bilingual fashion designer and Komuso cofounder. Vanessa has over a decade of experience in both fashion and entrepreneurial industries. Together Todd and Vanessa helped create The Shift to reduce anxiety by slowing the exhale and write Rotezen, their guided journal.

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The Triad Mental Health Summit is our online conference bringing together industry thought leaders to share innovations in behavioral and mental health.

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This Summit reflects our commitment to pushing the field of mental health toward a brighter future. Join us as we embark on this journey of growth and innovation. Attendance is free, and you are welcome to join us for one day or all three. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Save the Date for Future Events

Triad will be offering a series of events throughout the year to advance learning and facilitate connections among mental health professionals. Mark your calendar for the dates below and stay tuned for more information.

November 2–3, 2024