I will be speaking on:
Mental Health FAQ: Education
How common are mental health problems among people of faith?
Mental Health FAQ: Friend/Family
How can I support someone with mental health issues while also protecting their confidentiality and privacy?
Mental Health FAQ: Healing
How can I recognize and address my own mental health needs as a Christian leader?
Mental Health FAQ: Stigma
How can I deal with the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding mental health issues within the Christian community?
Mental Health FAQ: Scripture/Resources
Can I get a Christian mental health degree?
Dr. Karen Mason is a Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where she has prepared students to be licensed mental health counselors since 2006. She is a native of Colorado (and loves to ski and hike) and grew up in France. She has also lived in Austria, Pakistan, and Haiti. She completed an MA in Old Testament at Denver Seminary and an MA and PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Denver with a minor in industrial / organizational psychology. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed psychologist, Before moving to Massachusetts, she managed the Office of Suicide Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She has worked in the mental health field since 1990 with clients across the age-span and her research is focused on the clergy’s and faith community’s role in suicide prevention.