Please join us for NAPO Nashville's Fall Kick-Off Meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 7:30am at Puffy Muffin in Brentwood.
Join us for breakfast, a great speaker (see details below), and conversation with your fellow organizing and productivity colleagues.
We'd especially love to see those of you who have been out and about this summer so we can catch up - and hey, it's a great time to renew your membership as well!
PLEASE NOTE:Cash or Check only will be accepted at Puffy Muffin. No credit cards.
Speaker Topic: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
In the United States, about 1 in 100 adults experience the distressing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). While media tends to portray OCD as a disorder that creates fear of germs and compulsive hand washing, the disorder can, and often does, manifest itself in various other fears.
While OCD sufferers experience varying degrees of symptom severity and impairment in ability to complete life’s daily tasks, many do experience some level of decline in quality of life. Fortunately, highly effective, evidence-based treatment exists for OCD sufferers, offering hope and relief to those who live with the diagnosis.
What You'll Learn
In this program you will receive a general introduction to OCD that includes information about its origins, prevalence, manifestations, and treatment options. You can expect to leave this program with an increased knowledge of OCD, it’s treatment options, when to seek treatment, and how to find appropriate mental health providers. Time for questions and answers will be allotted.
Meet Our Speaker, Courtney Bottoms Gustafson
Courtney is a temporarily licensed professional counselor who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. She started her career while in service through AmeriCorps providing homeless outreach and case management services to people experiencing both homelessness and a severe and persistent mental health illness.
Courtney later began work providing intensive psychiatric case management services for Nashville's homeless community, provided similar services as a Mental Health Specialist under the Ryan White Grant, and later worked in crisis diversion services.
She considers herself very fortunate to have studied, trained, and received supervision in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, anxiety, and anger and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for both anxiety and depression. In addition to ERP and CBT, Courtney utilizes mindfulness techniques, behavioral activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.
NAPO’s mission is to be the leading source for organizing and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.
We welcome guests to our meetings. There is a non-member guest fee of $25 after your first free visit or purchase a 3 meeting visitor pass for $60.