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Building Healthy Relationships webinar February 17

Relationship challenges—at work and in our personal lives—can often be a major source of stress but they don’t have to be so problematic.

Learn effective strategies on how to build healthy relationships February 17 from 10-11 a.m. with Celesta Harris, Ph.D. and Laura Townsend, Psy.D. Harris is a clinical-forensic psychologist and Townsend is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The webinar will cover:

  • Active listening and reflection 
  • Empathy vs. sympathy
  • Setting  boundaries and expectations

Participants will have an opportunity for questions.

Register HERE!

About the speakers:

Celesta Harris, Ph.D., is a clinical-forensic psychologist with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, she went on to earn two Masters Degrees and a Doctoral degree. Harris has worked in many settings, including maximum-security prisons, forensic state hospitals, juvenile halls and private practice. Her areas of expertise include forensic psychological evaluations, resilience, crisis intervention and trauma-related issues. At DPS, Harris conducts pre-employment psychological evaluations for trooper trainee applicants, therapeutic support and intervention for DPS employees and their family members, crisis negotiation and intervention, and consultation on issues or topics that require psychological expertise.

Laura Townsend, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Utilizing her degrees in Forensic and Clinical Psychology, she has provided individual and group therapy and conducted psychological evaluations with diverse populations in community counseling, juvenile detention, and juvenile correctional facilities. In her role as Staff Psychologist, Dr. Townsend conducts pre-employment psychological evaluations for Trooper trainee applicants, acts as a mental health liaison for the Trooper Academy, provides consultation and training for DPS staff, and provides counseling through employee services.

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