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Protecting Student Well-Being and Success: Understanding the Impact of Marijuana Use
April 16, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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Director of Professional Development
Protecting Student Well-Being and Success: Understanding the Impact of Marijuana Use, Legal or Not
FREE Webinar - Limit to 50 Participants (multiple people from one location may participate through one login)
As medical marijuana dispensaries open locally, schools are raising questions and concerns about the potential impact on our communities. This webinar is the first step in bringing this topic to the forefront for discussion and deeper understanding.
Monday, April 16, 2018
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
This interactive webinar, recommended for Heads of School, Upper and Middle School Division Heads, Student Wellness Counselors, and all Educators, will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of best practices for screening, intervention, and prevention strategies for use on campus. Participants will engage cutting-edge research and material to develop the tools necessary to protect their student body from the risks of frequent marijuana use — so that all of our students can reach their fullest leadership potential.
Please note, while there is a 50 person login limit, multiple people from one location may participate through one login. When possible and time permitting, the presenters try to ensure that all participants are able to discuss what is most important and meaningful to them in the Q&A portion of the webinar, so please be sure to submit 1-3 topics/questions that you are hoping to address on the registration form.
About our presenters
Richard Von Feldt, PsyD
is a licensed psychologist specializing in addiction in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past decade, Dr. Von Feldt has worked with The Permanente Medical Group providing family, individual and group therapy as well as early intervention services to those impacted by substance use. He serves as a regional leader in Kaiser's Performance Excellence Group as well as Clinical Training Director for the postdoctoral residents.
Previously, Richard lived in New York City and pursued successful careers in international auctions and branding and marketing. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Dr. Von Feldt dedicated his life to helping others. He attended post-baccalaureate studies at New York University and Hunter College, before moving to Berkeley, California, to complete a master's and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. His professional psychology career has evolved from working primarily with families to honing his expertise in university mental health.
Dr. Von Feldt is regarded as an innovative educator of marijuana abuse for teens, young adults and families. He has provided training and consultation to physicians, residents and therapists, and extended his outreach efforts to include consulting with community agencies and health care providers across the Bay Area. Through these efforts, he realized a vocation to give young people a drug prevention education that works before substance abuse takes hold of their lives. With over 25 years of recovery himself, Dr. Von Feldt offers a deep personal understanding of the pain and liberation from addiction.
Sarah Ferraro Cunningham, PsyD
is a licensed psychologist specializing in substance use in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Cunningham pursued her master's degree at Northeastern University in 2000, where she completed her training with Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard University Medical School. Before pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Cunningham served as clinical director at a mental health clinic providing individual and family therapy for teens and young adults in the greater Boston area. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. Throughout her career, Dr. Cunningham has demonstrated a deep commitment to research, innovation and early intervention. She has served as a clinical leader in The Permanente Medical Group, the award-winning national leader in preventive care. At Kaiser Permanente, she has championed evidence-based practices that address behavioral health integration and contributed to best practices groups focusing on adolescent health. Dr. Cunningham has also devoted her expertise to nationally recognized research projects on early intervention for teens and young adults struggling with substance use.
Dr. Cunningham's expertise and passion for education led her to emerge as a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently provides training, consultation and education classes to university administrators, mental health providers and college students. She resides in Sonoma County with her husband and daughter. Dr. Cunningham brings her personal experience as a mother to helping young adults reach their full potential by gaining an honest and thorough understanding of how marijuana can negatively impact their lives.
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