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2019 MEETING DATES
Lunch Sponsor: The Colin A. Ross Institute
The Colin A. Ross Institute was formed in 1995 to further the understanding of psychological trauma and its consequences by providing educational services, research, and clinical treatment of trauma based disorders.
RSVP FOR LUNCH
RSVP for complimentary networking lunch MUST be received by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
Sister Karen Kudlac is from the Houston area and entered the convent in 1982. She received her Master’s of Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and her PhD in Family Therapy from Texas Women’s University in Denton. Sister Karen has always been concerned about social justice issues and chose to write her dissertation on sexual abuse by clergy since the topic was receiving extensive media attention and this subject saddened her deeply. Dr. Kudlac has worked in private practice, as well as, community counseling and enjoys collaboration with other health professionals. She has a passion for teaching and taught Home Economics prior to her graduate degrees.
1. Sexual abuse a universal problem.
2. Brief historical foundation especially in regards to clergy.
3. Case Examples.
4. Application of the pyramid of power.
5. What is helpful in the therapeutic relationship.
With years of experience as a practicing clinician, Debra uses an eclectic therapeutic approach to individual, couples, and family therapy. She has taught parenting classes, court mandated anger management, and adolescent anger management classes.
Debra began her career working in a non-profit counseling center and low socioeconomic status schools. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, young adults, and couples. Eating disorders, perfectionism, parent-child relationships, co-parenting, blended families, children’s grief, pre/marital counseling, optimal performance, and troubled teens are all populations she specializes in.
Debra has a unique background in applied Sports Psychology and Positive Psychology. Her independent Thesis research examined perfectionism and achievement motivation in athletes and non-athletes. Previously, she has worked with the US Olympic Training Center, the US Figure Skating Association, the International Center for Talent Development, Spectrum Club (South Bay) and The Sports Club (LA).
Debra is the Past President of the Dallas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (2014-2016). Additionally, she is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and her research has been presented at their regional and national conferences.
Either in therapy or on stage, her goal is promote self-reflection and growth in the life of her clients and audience members. She is known for her casual, witty style which can make heavy topics—like changing your life seem not only realistic, but enjoyable.
She believes unmovable facts like family of origin, birth order, temperament and personality play a significant role in who we are, but she certainly doesn’t count out the power of mindset and a solid therapeutic process along the way to promote positive change.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Grant Halliburton Foundation, an organization dedicated to strengthening the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promoting better mental health; and suicide prevention. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the DFW chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).
Dr. Jameson is married to Dallas attorney Chris Jameson and they have three children who remind her daily that you can never truly master the art of parenting. When she’s not doing all the things listed above, she likes to work out, read, write, listen to podcasts and spend countless hours on Pinterest (because visualizing the best version of your life takes some research!)
ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN:
Ogden Hall | First United Methodist Church of Richardson
503 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
Relational Therapists of Dallas is a professional organization for mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.
We provide networking and continuing education for clinicians who work with relationships, couples, and family systems.
We are a supportive and inclusive community of LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s, Psychiatrists (MD’s), in/outpatient treatment facilities, and attorneys (JD’s).
We host almost monthly meetings, with guest speakers, on a wide variety of topics related to relationships, family systems, and mental health.
Meetings occur in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. They generally occur the first Friday of the month, from 1-3pm.
Prior to each meeting, we host a networking lunch at noon (12pm), hosted by a treatment facility who presents for 10 minutes at the end of the lunch.
By attending all meetings, CEU requirements for most master’s level mental health licensures are completed.
February’s topic is always ethics and lasts 3 hours (1-4pm) to meet CEU requirements for most mental health disciplines. In January, we host a supervisor refresher course which lasts 3 hours and is not included in membership. Additionally, we host a holiday party at the end of the year.
Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.
$100/year – Pay Here
Students currently enrolled in Graduate School for a mental health discipline with valid Student ID.
$50/year – Pay Here
Relational Therapists of Dallas, 2018