We are hard-wired for connection, but the pandemic has made connecting to others difficult.
Join ERS May 20 from 10-11 a.m. for “Fighting Back Against the Loneliness Epidemic” and connect to discuss what we can do to address social isolation and loneliness. In this interactive session, learn:
• How loneliness is affecting mental health in the U.S.
• The differences between solitude, loneliness and isolation
• the types of social connections we need as humans
• Strategies to help us all feel more connected to others
About the speakers:
Megan Humphrey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is currently a Regional Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Victim and Employee Support Services. She previously served as a counselor and supervisor at multiple local and state agencies, including child advocacy centers and community counseling agencies. Her areas of expertise include clinical treatment of trauma, couples and family counseling, crisis response, and program development. At DPS, she provides counseling to first responders and their family members, trains employees on various wellness topics, and supervises a team of counselors.
Alisa McDonald serves as Regional Manager for DPS Victim and Employee Support Services for the North and Southeast Texas Regions. Prior to DPS, Alisa successfully supervised clinical personal at both Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center as well as an inpatient acute psychiatric facility. She has over 10 years of experience assisting and counseling victims of child sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault as well as working with first responders. Her licensure as an LPC-Supervisor has led her to provide clinical supervision for developing counselors for over 6 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist and Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and is trained to administer EMDR.