Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Event is come and go.
All youth, parents, and community members are welcome.

McKenna Events Center
801 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

This come-and-go event will include:

  • Real-life struggles and solutions shared by students from our community
  • Stories of loss displays
  • Expert panel discussions
  • Community partner resources
  • Mandy Majors Author of TALK and Executive Director of nextTalk, a non-profit organization helping families build a culture of conversation to keep kids safe in the digital world.

Event Panelists

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Ingram obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. At Argosy, Dr. Ingram obtained a specialization in child and family interventions.

Throughout her training, Dr. Ingram worked in a variety of settings around Chicago including Elgin Mental Health Center on the Unfit to Stand Trial Unit, Bridge View-Challenger Therapeutic Day School, Women In Need Growing Stronger domestic violence shelter, and Gateway Foundation residential substance abuse treatment center. During her work in Boston, Dr. Ingram worked at Walden Behavioral Care eating disorder clinic, where she worked in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.

Dr. Ingram has training and experience working with a range of mental health concerns including eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and domestic violence.

In 2013, Dr. Ingram moved to Texas to continue working with clients affected by mental illness and their families by founding InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center. In 2017, Dr. Ingram founded Orion Mental Health Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization designed to offer reduced cost neurofeedback services to clients in need.

Currently Dr. Ingram is a psychologist and biofeedback practitioner at InMindOut and adjunct professor at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She is also board certified in Biofeedback and teaches a Biofeedback certification course annually in Chicago and Texas.

Dr. Albrecht has been a family physician in private practice at Hill Country Medical Associates in New Braunfels for the last 29 years. He also grew up in New Braunfels. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Albrecht attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency in Family Medicine in Montgomery County. Dr. Albrecht has been married to his wife, Tricia, for 34 wonderful years. They have three adult children, two of whom are married and one is engaged.
Dr. Beach is a sport and performance psychology consultant and licensed psychologist who has been practicing psychology since 2003 in military and civilian clinics, both inpatient and outpatient settings. He specializes in treating adolescents, young adults, and children, but also is experienced in working with families, couples and groups.

Dr. Beach grew up in San Antonio and took the first opportunity to return to the Texas Hill Country as soon as his military commitment was fulfilled. Dr. Beach is an avid outdoorsman who loves flyfishing, bowhunting, golf, tennis and boating. He is also passionate about playing guitar, and his band, Kelly Creek Rising, plays local family-friendly events in the Bulverde area. Dr. Beach is married and has two children, a girl and a boy. He is proud of his faith and is active in his church and religious community. He enjoys serving leadership roles in Emmaus retreats for men and women.

Dr. Beach has an extensive training from a variety of highly respected institutions. After completing high school in San Antonio, he received a bachelor of psychology degree from Texas Tech University. During this time he served in the Army Reserves and was deployed during operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Bosnia. After completing his undergraduate degree, he worked as a psychiatric technician at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas and then Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. There he learned a great deal about how to work with children and adolescents. His interest in families and other systems and their impact on individuals, led him back to Texas Tech to pursue a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. During his masters degree and doctoral programs, Dr. Beach gained invaluable experience leading groups from large corporations through challenges that helped build their teamwork and communications. These experiences and his understanding of human relations prove valuable when he leads workshops or gives talks to groups from school districts, construction companies and other organizations. Following his Master degree, he completed a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston. While completing his degree, he worked at Texas Children’s Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the department of pediatrics. Dr. Beach’s Doctoral Thesis studied the connection between various subtypes of A.D.H.D. and self-concept in children.

Following the completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Beach received a commission in the U.S. Air force and completed a residency in clinical psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He completed his military commitment as a psychologist at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he worked primarily with active duty adults in a military medical center. Following his Air Force duty, he took the opportunity to return to his true passion, helping children and adolescents and their families, taking a position at Southwest Mental Health Center (Now called Clarity Child Guidance Center). Dr. Beach felt led to branch off into private practice in 2007. He shares an office with Rebecca Easley, LPC in the beautiful and serene Bulverde community. He continues to expand his practice by becoming a certified Berne Brown “Daring Way” instructor and is completing a rigorous certification in Sport and Performance Psychology.

Mandy graduated from Indiana University with a BA in political science and criminal justice. She is the author of TALK: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication, co-host of nextTalk Radio Show and is the Founder/Executive Director of nextTalk, a nonprofit organization helping families build a culture of conversation to keep kids safe in the digital world. Mandy has been happily married to her best friend, Matt, for nineteen years, and they’re raising two kids in a quaint little Texas community. You can connect with Mandy on Twitter @mandymajors, Facebook @mandymajors.author, mandymajors.com and nextTalk.org. Mandy’s time is split between researching, team building, speaking, writing and talking to her family about everything. And she’s completely addicted to Diet Coke.
Mr. Whittle is beginning his 19th year in education and second year as the principal of Canyon High School. Mr. Whittle was born and raised in Richardson, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Mr. Whittle has been married to his wife, Emily for 14 years and they have two children, Keaton 8 and Adelyn 7. Mr. Whittle believes he has one of the most important jobs in the world and is honored to work with the students, staff, and community of Canyon High School.

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