Past Webinars

Date of Event: MARCH 27, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Housson

Topic: Focus on Distance Education and Special Learning Needs

Summary of Topic: Parents accustomed to sending their children to school, are suddenly in the role of overseeing their children’s education through the use of distance education. For children with special learning needs, this can present a special challenge. Most parents are not educational specialists. These issues can be compounded when you have children going between two homes. On this webinar, we spoke with Dr. Matthew Housson, who is the owner and founder of the Housson Center. The Housson Center provides psychological and educational services for children of all ages.

Dr. Matthew Housson is a licensed psychologist who received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1996. He worked for seven years at the University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center, Department of Psychology, where he completed developmental assessments of preschoolers and Psychoeducational Evaluations of school-aged children. He has more than 20 years’ experience diagnosing autism, attention disorders, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders.  In addition to evaluation, Dr. Housson works with families to identify appropriate educational environments for their children and also provides individual and family therapy to address behavioral and emotional concerns.

DATE OF EVENT: MARCH 31, 2020 

SPEAKER: Kim Bowen, LPC

TOPIC: Relationship Survival – How to Cope in Close Quarters

Summary of Topic: Are you experiencing stress in your marriage?  Stress due to financials, children, and sexual tension?  Are you concerned about the impact this period of “lock down” is having on your relationship?  On this webinar, we will talk with Kim Bowen, LPC, who is the owner and founder of The Marriage Place, which is focused on helping marriages survive even the most difficult of times.

Kim Bowen is a licensed professional counselor who offers relationship therapy through her company The Marriage Place.  Her blogs and newsletters have been featured in various publications and she is the author of the book, The Love, Joy, Peace Workbook: A Couple’s Bible Study. She just relaunched her book, Marriage Rescue: Triage Toolkit. Her mission is to help couples build stronger, healthier and happier relationships.  She has been married to her husband, John, for more than 29 years.

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DATE OF EVENT: APRIL 2, 2020 

SPEAKER: Kim Griffith

TOPIC: Staying Calm in the Storm

Summary of Topic: Is everyone running on a short fuse in your home during this unique “shelter-in-place” period in our lives? Are you finding it hard to maintain the loving connection while your family is stuck in close quarters? Kim Griffith is a life coach who has developed a life-changing tool for calming the triggers, and creating connection, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Explore important tools for avoiding the triggers that cause conflict, power struggles and chaos. Learn how to maintain connection, creating an environment that fosters healthy communication, partnership and engagement.
                                                   
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DATE OF EVENT: April 8, 2020 

SPEAKER: Ryan Casey Waller

TOPIC: Protecting Your Sanity

Summary of Topic: Do you feel like you are about to lose your mind?  Are you losing energy and motivation to engage in a life, confined to your house?  You are not alone. Join us for this important webinar with Ryan Casey Waller. Ryan is a licensed marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest and lawyer.  He is a gifted speaker and author, and will share important insights to help us all stay mentally strong in the midst of overwhelming uncertainty, isolation and fear.  

About Ryan Casey Waller:  As a therapist who is also an attorney, writer, and Episcopal priest, Ryan brings a broad spectrum of experience into therapy. Ryan is currently working as a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate with Southwest clinical & Forensics, PLLC.  He works with people of all ages who are dealing with depression and substance abuse, and especially families who have lost a loved one due to suicide. Ryan sees people for the complex human they are as opposed to a mere diagnosis. He has authored several books, including Broken, which are available for purchase on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Ryan-Casey-Waller/e/B00HVJNFP0?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 ).

 

DATE OF EVENT: April 10, 2020 

SPEAKER: Ryan McLemore

TOPIC: COVID-19 & Real Estate:  What you need to know about buying, selling and investing during these turbulent times

Summary of Topic: Were you planning to sell your home this Spring?  Or maybe you were looking to buy a new home? Perhaps after sheltering in place for several weeks, you’ve decided you need more rooms (and more insulation)!  What is happening with the current real estate market, and what might we expect for the rest of the quarantine, and beyond? Join us for this important webinar with Ryan McLemore who will share with us what is happening in the DFW real estate market.  Ryan is licensed Relator® who likes to tell it like it is. 

About Ryan McLemore:  Ryan’s career started in 2002 with Citigroup’s Marketing Division.  He then branched out on his own in 2006, launching marketing firms across the US and Canada.  After successfully selling his company in 2009, he landed at The Five Star Institute, the nation’s top conference and media outlet for Distressed Real Estate and Mortgage Banking.  In 2013, he identified a huge void in the agent/ broker arena.  The industry’s need for an authentic, hands-on, full-service Realtor, capable of mastering buyer, seller and investor relationships simultaneously lead to his career transition.  In 2015, Ryan met his future wife, who was a Procurement Engineer at Lockheed at the time.  In 2018, Allyssa resigned and partnered with Ryan as a full-time Realtor.  In June of 2019, they were married, making the McLemore Team official on all fronts!     

Ryan was born and raised in Waxahachie, TX and holds a BBA from Oklahoma Christian University. He enjoys bird hunting, fishing, golf, officiating football, and his 4 month old Chocolate Lab.

DATE OF EVENT: April 22, 2020 – Webinar begins at Noon

SPEAKER: Dr. Paula Miltenberger, Ph.D.

TOPIC: Why Worry?  How to Manage Fears & Anxiety

Summary of Topic: So many people are having a difficult time turning off the worry.  We live in a world of twenty-four-hour news, which means non-stop reporting on things that may be contributing to your fears and anxiety.  If your mind is filled with racing thoughts about the worst-case scenarios, you are not alone.  What happens if a family member gets sick?  What happens if there aren’t enough ventilators, or toilet paper?  What happens if my child fails at distance learning?  Dr. Miltenberger is an expert at helping other people manage fears and anxiety.  Join us for an engaging conversation about how you can create a plan to manage your worries and stop a coronavirus anxiety spiral.

Paula Miltenberger, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Women’s Mental Wellness. She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Miltenberger received specialized training completing her APA-accredited internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. She has advanced training in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. Dr. Miltenberger has been personally trained and certified by Dr. Alice Domar, of Harvard Medical School and The Domar Center, to lead the Mind/Body Program for Infertility.  She served as a Clinical Supervisor for doctoral students from UTSW Medical School as well as the Women’s Psychology Service at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas.

Dr. Miltenberger works closely with internal medicine, obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, oncologists and psychiatrists to provide comprehensive care for women. Dr. Miltenberger enjoys educating physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers on the importance of women’s mental wellness. Dr. Miltenberger is a published author on issues related to loss and perinatal depression.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Miltenberger is a consulting psychologist for Medical City Dallas’ Women’s Hospital, where she works with women experiencing high risk pregnancies, as well as candidates for fetal surgery.