Presenters/Experts

Lisa Fox phd Counseling Psychology – BYUI Counseling Center

Signs of Mental Illness

How to appropriately support a friend or loved one struggling with mental illness

Dr. Lisa Fox obtained her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University.  She has been a counselor at BYU-Idaho’s counseling center since 2010.  In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Dr. Fox serves as one of the clinical advisors for the Autism Mentor Program and is a member of the Women’s Advisory Council.  Dr. Fox is also a Stanford University certified facilitator for both the Diabetes Self-Management Program and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  She is originally from Alberta, Canada and enjoys spending time with family, reading, music, and dancing.

Kim Kane, Office of Suicide Prevention Director

Suicide in Idaho: The Problem, The Solution and You

Suicide in Idaho and what we can do about it.  Information provided will include the most recent statistics, barriers to and opportunities for prevention, and what individuals, communities and systems can do to make a difference.

Kim Kane, MPA is the Program Manager for the Suicide Prevention Program in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health.  Before coming to IDHW, Kim was the Program Director for the Idaho Lives Project, which fosters connectedness and resilience throughout Idaho school communities to prevent youth suicide.  She is a member and co-founder of the Idaho Governor’s Council on Suicide Prevention and the former Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN Idaho).  Kim is a certified trainer with the Sources of Strength ongoing youth wellness program and with the QPR Institute for the QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) suicide prevention program.  She also is trained in the Certified Psychological Autopsy Program from the American Association of Suicidology.  Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Kansas State University

 

Rodney Jay, MD Emergency Medicine

Rodney J MD, U of U Madison Emergency Doctor

Prescription Medication Abuse

How can you recognize and fight prescription medication abuse in your community

Rodney Jay graduated from BYU & attended Medical School at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the University of Utah. He is the Director of the Emergency Department at MMH and an assistant professor at the University of Utah.

Rodney Jay, MD Emergency Medicine

Geoff Winfree, Marriage and Family Therapist

Geoff Winfree – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Grief, Loss, & Distinguishing Detrimental Coping Behavior

How to develop positive coping skills to life’s difficult challenges

Geoff Winfree, Marriage and Family TherapistGeoff Winfree is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has run a successful private counseling practice since 1997. He has served as Director of a county-wide mental health program which covered the departments of Child and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, and Drug and Rehabilitation Departments, Direct treatment, consultation, education, research and community programs. He has also been Director of the development of treatment for youth with Conduct Disorder using a group cognitive restructuring approach. He is a provider of geriatric mental health assessments to local nursing homes as a designated Geriatric Mental Health Specialist. He is also affiliated with many other Counseling services and organization.

 

Clay Olsen - Fight the New Drug

Clay Olsen – CEO Fight the New Drug

A Generations Fight For Love

Facts about pornography and other forms of sexual exploitation

Clay Olsen - Fight the New DrugClay Olsen is a creative and passionate filmmaker, producer, marketer, public speaker, author, and social entrepreneur. In 2010, he left a successful creative agency that he co-founded to start Fight the New Drug (fightthenewdrug.org), a youth movement dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and other forms of sexual exploitation through science, facts, and personal accounts. They’ve been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC News, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, NPR, CBS, CNN, Al Jazeera, USA Today, the Blaze, The Daily Dot, the Dr. Drew Show, and more. Clay has personally presented at hundreds of secondary schools, universities, and event centers and spoken to hundreds of thousands all over the country. He’s spoken at the United Nations, the World Congress of Families, the Set Free Global Summit, the annual End Sexual Exploitation Summit, and many more.

Dr. Joseph Watson MD

Stress & Anxiety

Harnessing Stress & Anxiety for a Beautiful Life

The discussion will be how to handle the critical events in our lives that lead to high levels of stress & anxiety. 

Dr. Watson is a Rexburg native. He attended Ricks College and then Idaho State University. He graduated from Michigan State University Medical School. He then completed his residency in Family Medicine at Idaho State University. He is certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support); NRP (Newborn Resuscitation); PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support); ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support); and ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics). He is also a member of AAFP (American Academy of Family Practice).