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Paths to Mental Health Professions with Kimberly Faulkner, ATR-BC, LCAT
Paths to Mental Health Professions is a series of one-hour conversations with people who hold a variety of roles in the mental and behavioral health field who will share insights into their education and career path. This series will introduce different career options and help demystify the requirements involved. Speakers will describe their unique paths, including how they got where they are, challenges they overcame, and lessons learned along the way. The Academy seeks to show and encourage diversity in the field, including by sharing stories from professionals with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, lived experiences, and motivations for doing this work, as well as people with a variety of degrees, licenses, and roles. Learners will have an opportunity to ask questions of each speaker.
Speaker: Kimberly Faulkner, ATR-BC, LCAT
Kimberly is a licensed creative arts therapist and art therapy visiting instructor and DEI liaison at Pratt Institute. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience working with behavioral health populations and industry professionals.
Her experience includes facilitating individual and group work on topics including mindfulness, self-care, joyful living, mental health, and wellness care. She has experience working with community-based organizations offering trauma-informed and resilience-oriented training to manage work-related strain due to the pandemic, with a mental health integration lens.
She holds a Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This session will include an interview with Kimberly Faulkner followed by Q&A.
This course is open to staff of any non-profit organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC. It is also open to students who are interested in pursuing careers in the mental and behavioral health field.