Mental Health Conference
A conference for clergy, laity, mental health coordinators and advocates.
May 2-3, 2020
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person is $25
LEARN: How to address the signs and symptoms surrounding mental health illness.
GATHER: ideas and inspiration from proven programs and initiatives that assist people to receive the care they really need.
CREATE: a lasting network of professionals and clinicians providing mental health services to marginalized communities.
Carmody Hills Baptist Church
6501 Seat Pleasant Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
We are accessible by public transportation?
The nearest Metro Station is Addison Road (Blue Line)
Transfer to the V14 Bus and get off at the Seat Pleasant & Carmody Hills Drive stop Bus Stop # 3001059
Rev. Oscar L. Broadie, Jr. has an extensive background in nonprofit administration. He served for numerous years as a school administrator in District of Columbia Public Schools. He is the founder and president of the HOPE Center of Carmody Hills. Rev. Broadie also serves as the Senior Pastor of Carmody Hills Baptist Church in Seat Pleasant, MD. With a sincere heart to see the community changed Pastor Broadie has assembled a cadre of mental health practitioners, social workers and clergy to begin to eradict the stigma of mental health in minority communities. He holds a degree from Cheyney University and has studied at various universities to maintain his relevancy.
Dr. Joanne Frederick Leiva, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC has been in the field of Counseling for over 25 years as a University Professor and a counselor in private practice. She recently coined the term Bibliopsychoeducation TM which infuses spirituality and psychology as a form of coping with life’s stressors. She specializes in treating people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, terminal illnesses, and learning disabilities. She works with individuals, couples, groups, adults and children. She holds a doctorate degree in counseling from the George Washington University in rehabilitation counseling, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morgan State University. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, and a National Certified Counselor. She is currently the executive director of the HOPE Center of Carmody Hills and serves as CEO of JFL and Associates.
Professor Crystal D. Dorn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State and a certified School Psychologist in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Dorn possesses an extensive background engaging exceptional American children/adolescents and their families from diverse cultural backgrounds who have experienced trauma in the form of domestic violence, homelessness, neglect, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, divorce and incarceration. She provides psychological services to youth ages 2-21. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity University in Washington, DC. She holds a Masters of Education degree in counseling psychology from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York College. She is knowledgeable in learning disabilities, mental health, psychological assessments and social emotional learning.
Dr. Max T. Ragland, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland serving African American males (young adults & middle age men) with a history of Criminality and Incarceration who are currently incarcerated, on probation and parole, change their irrational thinking and unlawful behaviors through direct individual and group counseling. He has published his book entitled, “Transition Therapy: Theory, Research, and Recommendations for treating African American Males Experiencing Post-Incarceration Transition Syndrome.” Dr. Ragland in 2009 while a doctorate candidate completed his research dissertation entitled, “Examining How African American Male Convicted of Selling Crack Cocaine Interpreted Their Sense of Self-Worth.” Dr. Ragland from 1996- to present work as a group facilitator/collaborator with various correctional institutions and reentry programs in the state of Maryland and the Washington DC.