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O’Connor Professional Group Webinars

Here you’ll find a continually updated selection of webinars featuring interviews and presentations with our behavioral health, mental health and care coordination experts. From managing pandemic stress to helping with workplace anxiety, taking new educational approaches with your kids, and more, our professional webinars offer research-driven perspective from dedicated and compassionate professionals. If you’d like to feature any of our experts in a webinar for your own organization, please contact us today.

Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: Tips for Parenting Emotionally Volatile Teens

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Dr. Ryan Madigan joined Diana Clark to discuss training parents around emotionally volatile teens.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: Sexual Assault Awareness

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Stacy Malone, executive director of the Victim Rights Law Center discusses sexual assault awareness and how the Victim Rights Law Center protects survivors.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Individuals

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Beck Gee-Cohen, MA CADC-II, Director of LGBTQ+ Programming at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center will join us to discuss working with gender expansive individuals.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: Parenting a Neuro-Atypical Child When You’re Neuro-Typical

Dr. Chafen Hart joins Diana Clark to discuss parenting a neuro-atypical child. Dr. Hart gives insight from her own experience as both a parent and a professional working in pediatrics.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: The Whole Person’s Strategy for Wellness

Michael Gillis joins Collegial Conversations to discuss the whole person’s strategy for wellness and treating the whole person.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: The Intersection Between Personal Growth and a Career Path

Justin Cambria joined the webinar to discuss the intersection between personal growth and a career path, as someone who has been in recovery for many years, and founded a sober-living facility.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: Humor and Well-Being

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, special guest, Nancy Merrill, will join Diana to discuss the importance of humor for our well-being.

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Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark: When You Can’t Be Cloned: Parenting Children with Competing Needs

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Debbie Connolly joined Diana to discuss parenting children with competing needs, after parenting a son who battled addiction while managing relationships with her other children. Debbie talks in-depth about her own experience parenting, lessons learned and advice for other parents who may also be parenting a child struggling with addiction.

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In this Collegial Conversation, Diana will be joined by Lauren Dummit, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor to discuss, well, sex. Join us for an intimate conversation around reducing stigma around sexuality, as well as bringing awareness, healing, and recovery to those in search of a more fulfilled and meaningful life.

The Nuts & Bolts of Art Therapy

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Jen Ziefert, Art Therapist,  joins Diana to discuss the role of art therapy in treating disorders such as substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders and trauma.

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Women on the Autism Spectrum: A Hidden Population

In honor of Autism Acceptance Day, Dania Jekel, Executive Director at the Asperger/Autism Network will join Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark to discuss women on the autism spectrum.

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Male Eating Disorders

It is a common misconception that eating disorders only affect women. Yet, research has show that about 1 in 3 people with an eating disorder is male. In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Dr. Roberto Olivardia, Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer in Psychology and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital, joins Diana Clark to demystify male eating disorders.

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Mental Health Treatment: The Role of Relationship-Centered Care 

We often try to draw strict lines between patient-provider relationships. Recent studies have shown, however, there is some benefit to creating a deeper relationship with the patient. In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Virgil Stucker joins Diana to discuss the role of relationship-centered care.

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O’Connor Professional Group: Family-Focused Philosophy 

Family-focused care is at the center of the O’Connor Professional Group’s philosophy. In this webinar, Diana Clark discusses the importance of family-focused care, and why it is critical to helping loved ones who may be struggling with behavioral health.

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Treating Teens Like a Distinct Population, Not Miniature Adults 

Often times, we expect teenagers to be able to handle complex situations by themselves, like adults. The reality is that teenagers are a distinct population and may need a little more handholding than we would think. In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Erin Goodhart will join Diana to discuss treating teens like a distinct population.

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When Temperament Becomes Diagnostic

In this Collegial Conversation with Diana Clark, Liz Parachini joins Diana Clark to discuss the DBT Model, trauma experience, recovery processes and the simple act of feeling. She leaves the audience with this, “Every feeling fully felt always passes.” Liz Parachini has extensive training and experience working with women’s issues, particularly in the treatment and management of eating disorders in adolescents and adults.

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Working with Attachment Disorders: The Spectrum from Fragility to Resistance 

In this webinar, Ricky Kriete, LMHC, joins Diana Clark for a Collegial Conversation discussing the meaning of attachment disorders, how we all battle attachment and tips for recognizing and coping with attachment disorders. Ricky specializes in treating clients who have experienced multiple failed therapies and treatment non-response.  He maintains a professional affiliation to the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) where he serves as Co-Chair of the Students & Emerging Professionals Committee.

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How Clinical Coaching Can Transform the Treatment Journey

Please join The Dorm Leadership Team and Diana Clark, JD, MA, Chief of Clinical Operations at O’Connor Professional Group for a discussion on how clinical coaching can impact a client’s treatment journey.

  • The significance and benefit of a clinical coaching model in therapeutic treatment
  • A family journey: the value of coaching for the whole family system
  • Real-time skill-building: the power of meeting clients where they are to help them learn and build the sustainable skills they need for life

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Working With Attachment Disorders: The Spectrum from Fragility to Resistance

In this webinar, attachment-oriented psychotherapist and consultant Ricky Kriete joins Diana Clark for a Collegial Conversation discussing the meaning of attachment disorders, how we all battle attachment and tips for recognizing and coping with them. Ricky helps clients heal from attachment trauma and has a particular interest in working with survivors of interpersonal violence.

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The Business of Family: Considerations for Mental Health and Special Needs

In this series hosted by attorney Lisa Cukier, family office professionals will learn about fiduciary protection of family assets through various sophisticated legal techniques to immunize families, bolster against vulnerabilities, and safeguard the family and its wealth. This episode focuses on what to consider for clients affected by various mental health challenges, special needs, eating disorders, addiction, substance abuse, and more.

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Managing Client Fear & Resistance During This Time of Uncertainty

Join O’Connor Professional Group CEO and Founder Arden O’Connor as she discusses tips for employers and advisors to help manage fear and anxiety in their clients during the tumultuous and uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn anxiety symptoms to recognize and the evidence-based tools and resources to help support clients through a difficult time.

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A Candid Conversation About Suicide

Join O’Connor Professional Group for a panel discussion about how to talk about suicide, including a clinical perspective from suicide expert Dr. Jonathan Green along with insights and advice from those personally impacted by suicide. This webinar focuses on providing families and providers with practical guidance and tools for talking about suicide that could save a life.

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Making It Stick – Sustainable Eating Disorder Recovery

This webinar uses case studies to demonstrate the function of in-home eating disorder support and discusses appropriate interventions for a range of complex eating disorder presentations, including co-occurring substance use, orthorexia, binge eating disorder, and attention deficit disorder. Special attention will also be paid to highlighting the underlying dynamics that impact eating disorder recovery, and the complementary role that in-home support can play in a lasting and sustainable recovery.

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A Flexible Approach to Managing “Screen Time” with Children and Young Adults

Join Diana Clark, Chief of Clinical Operations, and expert Jill Walsh, Ph.D. Lecturer in Sociology at Boston University and founder of Digital Aged, a consulting group that educates students, families, and educational institutions about positive technology use, to learn how to facilitate productive conversations with your children around technology use and social media.

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Creative Educational Planning for Families During COVID-19

O’Connor Professional Group (OPG) hosts a facilitated panel with educational experts about non-traditional solutions for families to consider and supports during COVID-19 for students with specialized needs (i.e., mental health issues, substance abuse, learning differences, Autism Spectrum Disorder).

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Launching… Or Not: Emerging Adults During COVID-19

Join Myrna Harris, noted educational and therapeutic consultant and Diana Clark, OPG Chief of Clinical Operations, for this 30-minute discussion of what families are encountering and the strategies for promoting healthy adulthood in the middle of a pandemic.

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Are Eating Disorders a Choice?

This OPG webinar highlights the biological, psychological, and social factors that combine to create the ‘perfect storm’ of eating disorder development and bring awareness to at-risk populations, the importance of early detection and intervention, and how to get help.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Race

O’Connor Professional Group’s Sean Rose and Diana Clark for an important discussion around how to effectively and age-appropriately talk to your children about race and diversity.

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Managing Clients with Behavioral Health Issues During and Beyond COVID 19 | The Legal and Clinical Implications

Join Lisa Cukier of Burns and Levinson and Arden O’Connor of the O’Connor Professional Group in an interactive presentation focused on how to achieve optimal outcomes for individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges during these uncertain times.

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Surviving the Summer as a Family: Maintaining Sanity in the Pandemic

Join Diana Clark and Arden O’Connor in an interactive session that will cover the following topics:

  • How to Maintain a “Good Enough” Parenting Philosophy
  • Encouraging Children of All Ages to Participate in Family Tasks
  • Heading to the BEACH: Components of a Successful Summer
    • Bonding
    • Exercise
    • Altruism in the community
    • Contribution in the home
    • Hobbies
  • Creative Ways to Get Support

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Anxiety: The Family’s Hot Potato

Please join Diana and Frank for their 30-minute broadcast as they discuss the ways in which anxiety spreads, is passed around and magnified by family members, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies to better manage this phenomenon are discussed.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Staying Sequestered and Sane

Using both humor and science, Diana Clark, Chief of Clinical Operations at O’Connor Professional Group shares a range of tools and strategies to enhance the functioning of families during this time of isolation and togetherness.

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Employers Managing Anxiety in the Remote Workplace

Join Arden O’Connor, Founder & CEO of O’Connor Professional Group, for a webinar about how to help “calm the waters” with anxious employees and family members during this time.

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Bringing Tourists Back to Anguilla During COVID-19: Considerations for Maintaining Safety

Join Dr. Chris Sidford, Founder and Medical Director at Black Bag (Global Emergency Medicine), for an informational webinar on what planning steps should be taken and how to follow appropriate distancing guidelines to ensure that Anguilla can remain an island paradise, safe for all to enjoy.

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