Wednesday, September 28 • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT
This foundational workshop on mental health and mental illness guides participants in prioritizing culture and diversity in their efforts to support behavioral health. The workshop prepares community members to help friends and loved ones during times of distress. Participants will learn how to recognize mental illness, what to do when someone needs support, and tools for maintaining good mental health and preventing mental illness. Diversity considerations are addressed throughout the workshop as we discuss how mental health challenges may look different across cultures.
Meet the Speaker
Christopher Weaver, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist whose expertise lies in the areas of forensics, suicide, assessment, substance use, violence, and trauma. Dr. Weaver completed his training at the University of Louisville, University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University, and is currently a Professor at Palo Alto University where he directs the Forensic Psychology Program. He has published in the areas of psychopathy and violence and suicide risk assessment, and more recently in the areas of substance abuse and psychological trauma. His publications also include co-authored books in law & mental health and psychopathology. Dr. Weaver’s current research focuses on the role that trauma and substance use play in criminal offending, the assessment of dissimulation in PTSD assessment. He is also conducting a funded training and research program designed to increase police officer effectiveness in working with people with mental illness.
Continuing Education Credits
Attend CARE webinars and receive continuing education units (CEUs)! CARS is an approved provider for the CA Board of Registered Nurses (#CEP16303), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#131736), and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (#4N-08-923-0722). Certificates are available for the following credentials: ASW, BRN, LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, PPS, CADC, and CCPS.