EAPA Lone Star

Interactive Exercise Centered Around Mental Health and Substance Use

  • 17 Jun 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Stacy Furniture Community Room - Grapevine, Texas

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  • First Meeting is Free

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Professional Development Guest Speaker

Ruby Bouie Johnson LMSW, LCDC, SAP, CSAT Candidate

Topic – Interactive Exercise Centered Around Mental Health and Substance Use

How do we identify symptoms such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, Somatic DO, SAD, Personality Dos? What disorders are mostly misunderstood or could be deemed as poor work performance? Ruby Johnson will discuss organizational accountability and the importance of the awareness of signs and symptoms of mental illness. She will highlight ethics and the ADA to avoid confusion, prejudice and discrimination. Ruby will also address other symptoms of substance use, performance, mood  and appropriate accommodations while emphasizing the importance of utilizing EAP.

About the Speaker

Ruby received her Bachelor's of Social Work in 2003 from Texas Women's University and obtained my Master's of Social Work in 2005 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ruby has been licensed as a bachelor’s level social worker to 2003 and licensed master’s level social worker since 2005. Her direct clinical practice settings have included undergraduate and graduate professor, researcher, community educator, domestic violence counselor, mobile crisis assessor, manager, crisis interventionist and individual, group, and family therapist. Since April 2014, she has been in private practice with Inamorata LLC and contract therapist with Vantage Point Counseling Services. Ruby’s areas of expertise are substance use disorders, sex addiction, intimacy and love addiction, multi-cultural families and couples, kink aware, affirming, and knowledgeable, transgender and gender variant populations aware, affirming, and knowledgeable, non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships and families aware, affirming and knowledgeable. Ruby provides therapeutic support, care, and intervention with lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and same gender loving communities. She advocates within the community providing CEUs, consultation, and professional development to providers, agencies, and companies. She is a member of various organizations professionally and within the community. She is also Founder/CEO of New Possibilities Foundation, a Non Profit that provides educational grants to vulnerable groups.

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