Trauma impacts all of us directly and indirectly. Adults, children and our greater community are being profoundly impacted by the events of recent months, from COVID-19 to the death of George Floyd.
Join experts from Integral Care’s Crisis, Child & Family and Adult Behavioral Health Services who will provide tangible tools to help people cope with and heal from traumatic events.
- Robert Dominguez, LPC-S, Associate Director of Adult Behavioral Health Services
- Aaron Evans, LPC, Mental Health First Aid Program Manager
- Samantha Montemayor, LPC, Mobile Crisis Outreach Program Manager
- SJ Parish, MA, 24/7 Helpline Training Supervisor
Our mental health depends on knowing the signs and symptoms of trauma, ways to help yourself and where to get help when needed.
Laura Wilson Slocum, LPC, Integral Care’s Practice Administrator for Crisis Services and Justice Initiatives, will moderate the panel. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion.
Robert Dominguez, LPC-S
Associate Director of Adult Behavioral Health Services
As the Associate Director of Adult Behavioral Health Systems at Integral Care, Robert leads a system of integrated care clinics, which provide outpatient psychiatry, primary care and substance use services, as well as several community-based teams providing a range of social supports. He has been part of the Integral Care team for 7 years. He is also a veteran and leads Integral Care’s Veteran Service programs such as the Military Veteran Peer Network. Prior to his tenure with Integral Care, Robert led a Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic, serving the Austin/Travis County area.
Aaron Evans, LPC
Mental Health First Aid Program Manager
As a Program Manger at Integral Care, Aaron oversees all things Mental Health First Aid. Aaron is a Licensed Professional Counselor, providing individual, group, and crisis counseling to the Austin area for over seven years, previously providing clinical services to students at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center. In addition to clinical experience, Aaron has over a decade of presenting mental health awareness and education to young adults, families, and professionals with the intention to de-stigmatize mental health challenges and social norms. In addition, she has an invested interest in self-compassion and mindful-based practices. In Aaron’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, and seeing her favorite bands perform live.
Samantha Montemayor, LPC
Mobile Crisis Outreach Program Manager
Samantha has been working in the crisis intervention/mental health field for 10 years. At Integral Care, she manages the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, which responds to individuals in the community who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Samantha also has a private practice where she works with individuals and couples on a variety of issues, specializing in complex trauma, men’s issues, and high conflict couples. Samantha was a clinician at Travis County Correctional Complex (TCCC) where she worked with inmates in the psychiatric intensive care unit, and has also worked in the Social Services field with expertise in crisis management and risk assessment. Samantha has been retained as a Juvenile Probation Officer, Victim Counselor, Sr., and the Victim Services Coordinator for Manor Police Department where she developed their Victim Services Division.
SJ Parish, MA
24/7 Helpline Training Supervisor
SJ [ze/zir/zim/zis] is a Black queer nonbinary student of life, artist, mental health advocate, and a self-proclaimed trailblazer. Ze has an insatiable desire to learn, impact, and impart into the lives of others. Through lived experiences, SJ understands the multifaceted dynamics at play when it comes to having those difficult conversations. SJ has an educational background in Communication Studies and Counseling, which influences how ze manages and functions in zir role with Integral Care’s 24/7 Helpline. SJ holds the belief that authentic change derives from experiencing uncomfortable situations and having the support to navigate through it. In life and profession, SJ hopes to hold space for vulnerability, learn from the experiences of others, help to foster a space of growth and acceptance, and continue to make progressive strides for the mental health movement.
Laura Wilson Slocum, LPC (Moderator)
Practice Administrator for Crisis Services and Justice Initiatives
Since joining Integral Care 15 years ago, Laura has contributed to their substance use disorder services, psychiatric crisis services, and crisis intervention training for first responders. Laura has played a key role in developing partnerships with first responders and bridging the gap between behavioral health services, emergency medical services and criminal justice. Laura serves as a Travis County Representative on the Capitol Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. Along with her team working in mobile crisis response, Laura received the NAMI John and Kitty Holman Award. She has presented her work at numerous national and state conferences, including The American Association of Suicidology and Journal of Emergency Medical Services national conferences.