Please join The Ecumenical Center on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 3 pm CST for the Behavioral Health Masterclass Series: How to Build Resilient Communities Through Trauma-Informed Care and Certification. Throughout 2021 a series of virtual sessions will be offered. These sessions will be free to the general public, and if CEUs are sought, then a $20 processing fee will apply.
Learn from a panel of speakers, experts in a field, and a clinician on the subject of Trauma-Informed Care what that is, and how to become Trauma Informed Certified Organization.
Objectives of May Session:
1. How to become a trauma-informed certified organization?
2. Describe the assessment and certification process?
3. The importance of trauma-informed practices from a clinical perspective.
Mary Beth Fisk, CEO/ Executive Director, The Ecumenical Center
Mary Beth Fisk has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as a visionary, executive, clinical research scientist, and community builder. As the former president and chief operating officer of South Texas’ largest blood, tissue, and cellular therapy center, Mary Beth initiated and implemented meaningful programs that still stand today, including Gencure (a cellular therapy & tissue engineering program involving umbilical-cord). Over the years, Mary Beth founded and directed a nonprofit foundation, developed an international tissue donor bank, and was an active instrument in shepherding new legislation for medical needs at both the state and national level, as well as authored numerous scientific and peer-reviewed journal articles.
An active volunteer, Mary Beth was elected to The Ecumenical Center’s Board of Directors and served as its treasurer, as well as serving on several influential local and national boards. In 2009, and again in 2012, she was named a Health Care Hero in the areas of innovation and administrative excellence, respectfully, by the San Antonio Business Journal.
Service to military personnel and veterans, as well as their families, is important to Mary Beth. She proudly serves the Military Veterans Community Council (MVCC) as both an inaugural Board Member and as Co-chair of the Health Solutions Team. She is also an active member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Council Legislation Committee and a Team Lead for the Texas Information Transition Program (TX TIP).
Jennifer Forbes, Trauma-Informed Care Program Director, The Ecumenical Center
Elizabeth Hand, MT-BC
Elisabeth has been providing music therapy services through the Ecumenical Center to the San Antonio community for two years. She provides a wide range of opportunities for clients to identify and develop their own needs through individualized therapeutic goals. While music is the primary component used in these sessions, the relationship built between the client and music and the skills practiced through it are what create a healing and lasting therapeutic experience.
Elisabeth works with individuals and groups to build coping skills, learn healthy self-expression, build confidence, and enhance creativity to help clients create a holistic lifestyle. She works primarily with survivors of trauma, individuals with disabilities, and addresses the difficulties related to depression, anxiety, and PTSD.