Oct 2, 2023

2023.10.02 Self Care Conference

Self-Care Conference

Empowering Wellness and Resilience in

Behavioral Health Professionals


Join us Live

October 2, 2023

Laurel Manor 

39000 Schoolcraft

Livonia, Michigan 48150

10am - 3pm



This conference is designed to bring positive awareness to help individuals understand the concepts and importance of self-care, mental health, wellness, nutrition, physical wellness, and relationships. The overall goal is for attendees to leave feeling encouraged, motivated, and engaged. 

Discussions focus on: 

Work/Life Balance 
The power of vulnerability 
Celebration of life while coping with guilt or loss
Accessing resources for strength, renewal, and revival
Participate in Yoga, Dancing, and other Hands-On activities
•10:00am- 10:10am              Andrea L. Smith, Welcome & Housekeeping
•10:10am - 11:00am             Arnold Wicker, Sr & James Lightfoot, Jr, It’s Ok, Not to be Ok
•11:00am – 11:10am            Myra Tyler, Mindfulness Break
•11:10am –  12:00pm           Tracy Purnell, Coping with Losing a Client to Suicide
•12:00pm - 12:50pm             Lunch & Vendor Stroll Begins
•12:50pm - 1:00pm               Myra Tyler, Getting Centered & Refocused
•1:00PM -  2:15PM               Michael Johnson, How Trauma Therapy Impacts the Counselor/Coach
•2:15pm –   2:30PM              Music/Stretch Break
•2:30PM –  2:50PM               Luis Sharpe, Cultivating Joy through Gratitude
•2:50pm –  3:00pm               Scott Miller, Love on Yourself


Registration is required. Walk-ins WILL NOT be permitted. Register to ensure your attendance.

By joining us at this event, attendees consent to Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network's Detroit Wayne Connect photographing, videotaping and using your image and likeness.

-SOCIAL WORKERS: (4) Continuing Education Credits are approved for this training. 

-CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (CMHP): These (4) event hours meet the MDHHS training requirement for           QMHP staff.

-QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (QMHP): These (4) event hours meet the MDHHS training requirement for            QMHP staff.

-SUBSTANCE USE PROFESSIONALS:   3 non-specific CEC hours are approved by MCBAP for substance use professionals, such as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CAADC).
-QUALIFIED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (QBHP): These (4) event hours meet the MDHHS training requirement for   QMHP staff.

-TRAINING HOURS: This event will count (4) hours towards the annual training hours required by most provider agencies.

If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this training, please notify Tinetra Burns

at tburns@dwihn.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the event date.

If you work OUTSIDE of Wayne County there is a nominal $30.00 registration fee to attend this training. Please pay prior to your arrival by entering your credit card information when the registration process asks for it. You may also bring a company check or money order for the full amount with you to the registration table at the event as well. All checks/money orders can be made out to ‘DWIHN’. Receipts will be available upon request.

Substitutions are permitted at any time. No Shows will be billed at the same rate. Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 7 business days prior to the training to asmith1@dwihn.org in order to obtain a full refund. If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to the training, no refund will be issued.