Mental Health Conference a huge success

On Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Madison Theatre, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Science program hosted its Third Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference entitled, "Mindset Matters: A Mindful Living Program for Stress Management."

The keynote speaker Dr. Romila Mushtaq, "Dr. Romie" was back by popular demand from last year's Mental Health Conference.
Keynote speaker Dr. Romila Mushtaq, "Dr. Romie"Over 400 people attended the conference this year, and audience members included mental health and health professionals from the New York Metropolitan area, faculty, students, and all those interested in learning about mindfulness and their own well-being. Participants in this Conference qualified for Continuing Education Credits in Music Therapy, Nursing, CASAC, and Social Work.

The Mental Health Conference was a great success as not only did audience members learn scientifically based information and mindfulness exercises that can be used for themselves and clients, but they also felt energized by Dr. Romie's messages of forgiveness, spirituality, and compassion towards self and others. Molloy College's Mission of study, spirituality, service, and community and Romie's Mindfulness presentation have many points in common. 

Dr. Laura Kestemberg, Director and Associate Dean of the Clinical Health Master of Science Program, was the conference chairperson and she started the Mental Health Conference in 2014 to bring professionals, academics, and students from different disciplines together to raise awareness about current mental health topics. Dean Lou Cino and the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development organized the day's logistics.  We extend our thanks and congratulations to all who helped make this year's Mental Health Conference such a big success.

Some photos from the Mindfulness Conference

Dr Laura Wood, Dr Romilah Mushtaq, Dr Laura Kestemberg, Dr Megan Seaman Alina Haitz, Anne Tumbarello, Megan Seaman, Laura Kestemberg, Dr. Romie, Carol Guarcello, Maureen Mackenzie, Laura Wood, Melissa Gebbia, Valerie Collins

Dr Laura Wood, Dr Romilah Mushtaq, Dr Laura Kestemberg, Dr Megan Seaman

Alina Haitz, Anne Tumbarello, Megan Seaman, Laura Kestemberg, Dr. Romie, Carol Guarcello, Maureen Mackenzie, Laura Wood, Melissa Gebbia, Valerie Collins

"Dr Romie" (Romilah Mushtaq) "Dr Romie" (Romilah Mushtaq)

"Dr Romie" (Romilah Mushtaq)

"Dr Romie" (Romilah Mushtaq)