Total Credits: 1.0
In this session, panelists will discuss the following topics:
- Trauma: Due to the inherent risk factors for well-being in the legal profession, lawyers are more likely to be suffering trauma. This session will challenge participants to question their preconceived notions about trauma and equips them to better identify it in themselves and in their fellow lawyers.
- Suicide and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced some of the most challenging circumstances in modern history for individuals, families, employers and employees world-wide, posing higher risk for suicide world-wide. This session fosters a clearer understanding of suicide and how attorneys can help themselves, their clients and their colleagues or employees.
Chelsy Castro, JD, MA, AM, LCSW
Chelsy Castro is CEO and Founder of Castro Jacobs Psychotherapy and Consulting (CJPC), a firm specializing in lawyer well-being. An attorney turned psychotherapist and performance strategist, Chelsy counsels individuals and the organizations they work for on how to achieve their goals in healthy and productive ways. Chelsy’s publications and trainings focus on science-based skills and strategies for improving performance and increasing well-being in high-pressure professions. After practicing law as a multilingual attorney in the field of international regulatory compliance, Chelsy later earned her clinical degree at the University of Chicago and shifted her focus to lawyer well-being. Prior to launching CJPC, Chelsy designed, developed, and managed clinical programs for the legal profession, and provided evidence-based psychotherapy and training for lawyers, judges, and law students.
Dr. Kent A. Corso is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst. While he joined CBP in the spring of 2021, his career as a suicidologist began almost two decades ago, while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Corso has researched, developed and evaluated suicide prevention programs for state, federal and private organizations. Most recently, he developed an evidence-based suicide prevention and intervention program for medical professionals, administrators, elected officials, community members and other stakeholders. His program has been adopted across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. Dr. Corso has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers on suicide and is a leading expert in novel scientific methods and digital technologies for analyzing suicide.
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