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Rogers experts speak in the community on trauma, holiday mental health, more

12/17/21 10:20:am

Rogers psychologists, psychiatrists, and other staff members regularly share their perspectives in the community by participating in media interviews, webinars, Facebook Lives, and other presentations. Here is what they spoke on over the last few months:

Coping with trauma from the Waukesha holiday parade tragedy

In late November, an SUV sped through an annual holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving six dead and more than 60 people injured. Chad Wetterneck, PhD, clinical director, Trauma Recovery, discussed how to cope with the trauma and how to speak with children about the incident with various media outlets, including WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee), WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee), and the Waukesha Freeman. Christopher Takala, DO, medical director at Brown Deer and medical director of child and adolescent services, also spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Dr. Piacsek, Rogers Research Center featured in Milwaukee Business Journal

Kelly Piacsek, PhD, vice president, Research, was spotlighted in an executive profile. She discussed her background, her career path that led to Rogers, and her role in leading the Rogers Research Center.

Addressing the mental healthcare worker shortage

Jerry Halverson, MD, chief medical officer, and Terri Cohn, chief nursing officer, spoke with BizTimes Milwaukee for a cover story called A care crisis. Dr. Halverson also explored the topic with WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison) and for a Wisconsin Health News workforce panel.

Improving your mental health this holiday season

  • Tyler Rickers, DO, a psychiatrist in Oconomowoc, appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee)’s morning show to offer tips for taking care of your mental health during the holiday season, including maintaining a routine, getting enough sleep, and setting limits.
  • Heather Jones, PhD, executive director of clinical services for Southeast Wisconsin, held a Facebook Live on Practicing Mindfulness, which was facilitated by Anne Ballentine, vice president, Marketing and Communications.
  • Courtney Klapa, a licensed professional counselor, spoke with WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay) on how to have healthy conversations with family members about the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of family gatherings.

More speaking opportunities included:

  • Paula Young, PhD, clinical director of Skokie and Hinsdale, was interviewed by Chicago Health magazine for its feature, The New Normal? 5 Mental Health Lessons from the Pandemic.
  • Sue McKenzie Dicks, vice president, healthy culture, shared her expertise on Milwaukee School of Engineering’s (MSOE) Rethink What’s Possible podcast. The episode was on Erasing Stigma. Sue also gave a presentation on Creating a Resilient & Healthy Workplace Culture to Ixonia Bank’s Women in Business Symposium.
  • Now that younger children are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Stephanie Eken, MD, regional medical director, discussed with WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee) ways for parents to make decisions in a healthy manner and to make sure that kids’ mental health is not negatively impacted over any conflict.​​​​​
  • Dr. Halverson and Brad Riemann, PhD, chief clinical officer/chief operating officer, were interviewed for a special report in the Chronicle of Higher Education on Building Students’ Resilience. (Link unavailable).
  • Joshua Nadeau, PhD, senior clinical director of Tampa, talked about the negative effects of social media on adolescents with WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay).​​​​​​​
  • Michelle Maloney, PhD, system clinical director, Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, and Laura John, clinical supervisor in Appleton, presented at Fox Valley Technical College’s Substance Use Disorder Conference.​​​​​​​
  • Dr. Halverson was interviewed for a WTMJ-TV (NBC 4, Milwaukee) story on proposed legislation that would create safer Wisconsin communities, which includes addressing substance use disorder and mental health crises. He also talked to WDJT-TV (CBS 58, Milwaukee) about people’s high levels of anxiety during the pandemic.​​​​​​​
  • Sim Yin Tan, PhD, clinical supervisor in Tampa; Shanee Toledano, PhD, clinical director of Atlanta; and Mina Yadegar, PsyD, clinical supervisor in Los Angeles presented a national webinar on PCIT Adaptations for Anxiety Treatment.​​​​​​​
  • Brandon DeJong, PhD, clinical supervisor in Hinsdale, and David Jacobi, PhD, clinical director of Sheboygan, hosted a national webinar on Hoarding disorder: Current understanding and treatment considerations. Dr. Jacobi, along with InHealth training specialist Hanna Maechtle, also presented on Stress: identification and management to Wisconsin Valley librarians.​​​​​​​
  • Amanda Heins, PsyD, a supervising psychologist in Oconomowoc, spoke with WITI-TV (FOX 6, Milwaukee) about kids returning to school during the pandemic. Additionally, Dr. Heins presented Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Building Parent Awareness and Resources at Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wisconsin.​​​​​​​
  • Dr. Eken and Sean LeNoue, MD, associate medical director, Regional Division, facilitated a Facebook Live that consisted of a screening of UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie and a subsequent conversation with the parent of one of the children in the movie. Dr. Eken also presented Demonstration of exposure therapy in treating OCD at Vanderbilt School of Nursing with Ally Bertone, advanced practice nurse practitioner.
  • Lauren Scaletta, PsyD, clinical supervisor in Oconomowoc, and Nathan Valentine, MD, medical director, Herrington Center for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, hosted a national webinar on New perspectives on the opioid epidemic and medication treatment.
  • Marisa Evans, a therapist from Appleton, was a guest on the Begin Within podcast to answer questions about disordered eating.

Please contact Hilary.Dickinson@rogersbh.org if you have an upcoming speaking opportunity you would like included in Insight.

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