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BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKER

Laura Magnuson

Laura Magnuson, VP of Clinical Engagement, is an experienced mental health consultant for employer groups. She is passionate about mental health education and how that parlays into an effective and healthy workspace. She has held a variety of roles in the mental health space including with a payor, psychiatric hospital, crisis system, the courts, and the seriously mentally ill system. She has a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology as well as Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She resides in Chandler, AZ with her husband and two children.

SESSION TOPIC

An Exploration of the Ubiquity and Efficacy of Behavioral Telehealth and Telemedicine

The Covid-19 pandemic only widened the gap between people needing mental health services and those able to access them. This session will explore the rapid increase in consumer usage of telehealth and telemedicine, their efficacy verses in person therapy and a lively discussion on barriers and stigma associated with mental health in our country.