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Learn about the relationship between addiction and mental illness as well as treatment options, with Dr. Crystal Collier. Q&A to follow.

The relationship between mental illness and addiction is complex. This presentation will describe this relationship and the implications for treatment. Families will have the opportunity to learn about the powerful role they play in treatment and recovery, and ample time to ask questions.

Come join us for this free webinar from the Hope and Healing Center & Institute. Register today for login information.

 

About the Speaker

Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Murphy-Petersen Fellow in Behavioral Health, Hope and Healing Center & InstituteDr. Crystal Collier has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavior disorders, and substance abuse since 1991 when she started out as a mental health technician while studying undergraduate psychology. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and her doctorate in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. Crystal’s areas of expertise includes addiction, adolescent brain development, prevention programming, independent living skills training, parent coaching, and training new clinicians.

Crystal’s dissertation focus was the creation of a comprehensive prevention model to teach the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to children, teens, and parents which was selected for the 2015 Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In addition, Crystal teaches counseling skills and addiction classes as an adjunct professor and was awarded the Torch Bearer of the Year award in 2018 by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.

As the Murphy-Petersen Behavioral health fellow, Crystal will write a high-risk behavior prevention guide for parents, develop a prevention video series, conduct research on Alternative Peer Groups, and continue to educate the community regarding how a variety of high-risk behaviors can turn into addiction and effect healthy neurodevelopment. Crystal and her husband enjoy traveling and cuddling with their three cats.

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