Speaking Engagements

We enjoy the opportunity to speak, teach and train other healthcare providers.  We are available to do in person or tele-health workshops or trainings for your group or organization.  Contact us to see how we can help! 

*Currently we have two different presentations to promote employee support for return to office.* One is geared toward employees and focuses on how to ease their transition to working back in the office.  The other is for managers to help them support employees as they return to office. See below for details and contact Cassie Owens with inquiries and to schedule.

For Employees:

Feeling at Home in the Office

Enhancing wellness strategies to ease the transition

  • Acknowledge and understand feelings regarding this transition.
  • Discuss the benefits of working in office and the positive impact of a company culture.
  • Learn components of mental wellness and discuss how they can be used to help create a successful and smooth transition
  • Identify habits that have been successful over the last year and how to bring them to the office.
  • Implement a self care culture in the work environment to create a positive experience.
  • Self-asses to determine if outside help or resources could provide additional support.

 

For Management:

Strategies for Supporting Employees as they Return to the Office Post COVID:

Using wellness principles and change management to ensure a successful transition

  • Acknowledge and understand that the transition from WFH back into the office may present challenges for some employees.
  • Discuss the benefits to employee and company culture to have a supportive work environment during this time
  • Implement change management strategies to ensure the transition is successful.
  • How managers may show empathy to employees during transition.
  • Learn strategies to embrace a culture of mental and physical wellness.
  • Know the resources your company offers to employees to assist in wellness and support.

     Cassie Owens, LPC, CPCS, PMH-C prior speaking engagements

    Perinatal Mental Health Trainer/Educator – 2017 – 2021

    Presented the  Perinatal Mental Health 101 presentations/trainings for providers across Georgia. This one hour presentation focuses on best practices for screening and referring patients for perinatal mental health challenges. Cassie has helped to train dozens of volunteers to lead these presentations, and personally delivered presentations to hundreds of providers in a variety of settings across the state. 

    Video Interview – April 2020

    Patricia Kathleen Podcasts:  Speaking with Mental Health Therapist:  Cassie Owens https://patriciakathleen.podbean.com/e/speaking-with-mental-health-therapist-cassie-owens/

    Guest speaker/Presenter – December 2019

    Annual conference for Northside HEARTSTRINGS: Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care:  When Mental Illness and Perinatal Loss Collide  

    Guest speaker/Presenter – October 2019

    Credigy: Self Care for Parenting and Partners: Tips and Tricks  

    Guest speaker/Presenter – January 2019  

    PSI GA Facebook Live:  Top 5 Myths of Motherhood https://www.facebook.com/488924661301877/videos/1239040886233854

    Guest speaker/Presenter – December 2018

    Annual conference for Northside HEARTSTRINGS: Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care: Bridging the Gap: Communicating with Perinatal Loss Families

    Guest speaker/Presenter – November 2018

    Piedmont Hospital Presentation: Maternal Mental Health in the OB/GYN office  with Melissa Keane

    Guest speaker/Presenter – September 2018 

    MOPS presentation: Maternal Mental Health: It’s not just postpartum Depression  

    Video Interview – May 2018

    Happy With Baby: 5 Tips for healthier boundaries https://happywithbaby.com/blog/momma-interviews-expert-edition-featuring-cassie-owens-2018

    Guest speaker/Presenter – January 2018

    PSI GA Facebook Live: Baby Blues or Postpartum Depresssion https://www.facebook.com/488924661301877/videos/793774164150257

    Presenter – January 2018

    2 day training: Advanced Maternal Mental Health Clinical Skills

    Co developed an experiential training with Elizabeth O’Brien and Dr. Marianela Rodriguez discussing the significance of postpartum OCD and worked on skill building to help with the complexity of intrusive thoughts and images.  We discussed relationship/sexuality postpartum as well as the O’Brien Mind/Body Model.   Other topics for this training included:  perinatal loss and skills for treatment, birth trauma, and obstetric violence. 

    Guest speaker/Presenter – July 2017

    Postpartum Support International Annual Conference:  Bolstering Clinical Competency in Private Practice: Build Your Own Maternal Mental Health Consultation Group

    Co developed experiential workshop with colleague Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC to help others learn how to create their own MMH consultation group. Members explored professional development in the business side of private practice, and ways to strengthen advanced clinical skills.

    Video Interview – May 2017                                       

    Happy With Baby: Momma Interviews “Expert Edition” featuring Cassie Owens, LPC https://happywithbaby.com/blog/momma-interviews-expert-edition-featuring-cassie-owens

    March 2017

    Presenter at the National Perinatal Association Annual Conference  March 2017Bolstering Clinical Competency; Professional Support and Consultation Groups.  Co developed and facilitated a training with Elizabeth, O’Brien, LPC,Discussed the importance of  ongoing professional support as a clinician and the value of consultation groups as it relates to professionals working in maternal mental health. 

    Presenter – January 2017

     Advanced Maternal Mental Health Training: Applied Clinical Skills  

    Co developed and presented workshop with colleague, Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC.  Discussed significance of postpartum OCD and worked on skill building to help with the complexity of intrusive thoughts and images.  Talked about how a history of complex trauma can affect pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.  Other topics for this training included:  perinatal loss and skills for treatment, exploring how the perinatal period affect relationships and sexuality, and developing the beginning steps of a marketing plan for private practice. 

    Presenter/Adjunct Faculty – November 2016

    Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference  November 2016 Maternal Mental Health in Family Practice

    Developed and presented workshop Discussed recommended physician protocol in terms of identification and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  Explored different treatment options and emphasized the importance of getting resources and referrals to patients and their families.

    Consultant/Educator – 2015-2016

    Consulted with and provided 2 hour PMAD trainings for Mental Health America of GA.  Traveled to different healthcare facilities in the metro Atlanta area to teach and promote awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In this workshop, we defined specific PMADS, symptoms, how to asses, treatment modalities, resources, and how to refer

     

    Melissa Keane, LPC, PMH-C prior speaking engagements:

    Maternal Depression Faculty for Georgia Home Visiting Program: 2020 – 2022

    Serve as lead faculty for the Maternal Depression HV CoIIN program – a select group of Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) teams from local home visiting service agencies, with support from the Georgia Home Visiting Training and Quality Assistance Team and the national HV CoIIN 2.0 team, to seek improvement in a Maternal Depression. Faculty role includes participating in learning sessions and meetings, providing feedback on learning sessions, and providing expert opinion on data trends and relevant topics.

    Perinatal Mental Health Trainer/Educator: 2017 – 2021

    Coordinated training efforts for PSI-GA Board, including development and oversight of Perinatal Mental Health 101 presentations/trainings for providers across Georgia. This one hour presentation focuses on best practices for screening and referring patients for perinatal mental health challenges. Melissa has helped to train dozens of volunteers to lead these presentations, and personally delivered presentations to more than 100 providers in a variety of settings across the state. 

    Video Interview – May 2020

    Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

    Motherhood Reel Talk

    Presenter – March 2020

    Perinatal Mental Health: It’s More than Just Depression

    Emory 31st Conference on Breastfeeding 

    Guest Speaker/Presenter – May 2019

    Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

    WellCare MHA Day Summit

    Facebook Live Video – October 2018

    4 Strategies to Help Cope with Parenting a Child with Extra Needs

    PSI-GA Chapter

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