Journey to Wellness Symposium

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Free and open to the community

National and local mental health scientists will address new treatments, discoveries, and insights into the emotional well-being of your child, loved one, family member or friend. Topics will include better treatments for childhood disorders, creating a trauma-informed community, the impact of COVID-19 on young people, childhood and adolescent anxiety, and the nature of depression; a Q&A will follow the program. The goals of the symposium are to raise awareness of mental health and addiction disorders and to help erase the stigma surrounding them.

Three Continuing Education (CEU) credits will be available at no charge for LCSWs, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors.


• Michael H. Bloch, M.D., M.S.

Michael H. Bloch, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor Yale Child Study Center
Co-Founder Pediatric Depression Clinic

“Developing Better Treatments for Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders”

Joyce Carter, Psy.D., LMHC

Joyce Carter, Psy.D., LMHC
Director of Wellness, Resilient Retreat
Certified Clinical Trauma & Compassion
Fatigue Professional

“Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Mental Health”

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D.

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D.,
Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director, Psychology & Neuropsychology
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

“Impact of COVID on Our Youth”

Eli Lebowitz, Ph.D.

Eli Lebowitz, Ph.D.
Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders
Yale Child Study Center

“Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety”

Myrna Weissman

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Columbia University

“Depression is a family affair that begins in youth”


Moderator • Andrea Blanch, Ph.D. Consultant, Here4Youth

Andrea Blanch, Ph.D.
Consultant, Here4Youth