By On September 16th, 2015

21st Annual Zarrow Symposium: Integrating Healthcare

Zarrow-Web-Email-thumbnail - 300 by 400Every September, the Zarrow Symposium is one of the highlights of my year.  This year is no exception with the timely theme of “Integrating Healthcare: Mind, Body & Spirit.”  I have the honor of working on the planning committee for this symposium, and we work throughout the entire year to put it together.  The Mental Health Association Oklahoma brings national speakers as well as local clinicians and physicians annually to participate in the Zarrow Symposium.  Each year, this conference continues to grow, and this year we are nearing 800 attendees.

Our Chief Clinical Officer, Ron Broughton, LPC, CBIST, will present, “Traumatic Brain Injury and Loss of Identity: Recovering Self,” educating professionals from across the country about the complex issue of identity in people with brain injury.

Keynote presentations from Laura Galbreath, MPP, Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC and Susan T. Azrin, PhD, Program Chief, Primary Care Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD will examine integration in healthcare.

We will also be having an evening of “Mind, Body & the Spirit of Fun” tomorrow night from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm which will include laughter yoga and chair massages during a fun networking reception.

If you are attending the Zarrow Symposium, stop by our booth and say “hello.”  It’s a great conference to connect with others in the helping profession and learn about best practices in mental healthcare.

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