Lori Vann speaks on:
- A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Injury –Based on Lori’s important book of the same name. You may not know this, but self-injury is not just about teenage girls. People of all ages harm themselves every day.Lori’s book is a message of hope. She shares how friends and family members, teachers and counselors, can recognize the signs that someone is harming themselves. She explains in everyday terms how to approach them, how to talk to them, and how to get them help. Lori offers training to other professionals in the field, gaining her the title, “Guru of Self-Injury” from her peers. This talk can be an information session for parents and those who work with teens or an in-service with continuing education credits for professionals.
- Boundaries in the Workplace – Identify some of the most common boundary violations in the workplace, the toll it can take on employee’s mental & physical health, and how to alleviate or correct the issues.
- Why Companies Are Losing Money By Not Paying Attention to Their Employees’ Mental Health – Various mental health issues costs American companies thousands of hours & billions of dollars of lost production time, unnecessary mistakes, absenteeism, short term disability claims, increased insurance costs, and early terminations with staff turnovers. Simple things companies and H.R.’s can do to help employees keep on track & keep dollars in the company’s wallet are addressed in addition to some basic mental health education on common diagnoses, symptoms, and handling crisis situations.
- Recognizing Struggling Employees: They aren’t just being lazy – Spotting the potential signs of employees who are being abused at home or in the workplace, those who are going through serious life changing events, perfectionists on the verge of burnout, and addiction in all of its various forms.
- Stress Management – Understanding the three foundations that can either make or break mental & physical health, what is going on with your body when you are experiencing various emotions, how to take control over panic attacks & other stress reactions, and understanding the mind-body connection as it relates to your mental, physical, and even spiritual well-being.
- Being the Survivor and Not the Victim: Life happens – We all face challenges, trials, unexpected events or tragedies, but do you know how to be a survivor of these things or do you give up, stay stuck in your situation, and risk having more trials come upon you. With over 14 years of counseling experience, Vann offers educational insight from a psychological & stress management perspective that includes dealing with the anxiety issues that are related to trauma and intertwines the info with the numerous survivor stories that she has assisted with over the last decade.
- Letting Go of Control
- Stress Management from a Christian Perspective
- Understanding Self-Injury
- The Problem with Perfectionism
- Dating 101: Laying the foundation for healthy dating
- Dating 202: Taking dating to the next level
- Dating Tips for Teens
- Are you copin’ a ‘tude with me? – How to have assertive communication with Teens.
Lori Vann is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who has practiced in a variety of settings from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to outpatient clinics, private practice, and the non-profit sector. She has been a professor of psychology for both the Collin County and Dallas County college districts. Ms. Vann has presented on a wide range of topics at numerous locations throughout the Metroplex and Houston including colleges, community events, state-wide conferences, non-profit organizations, churches, and on national radio for KWRD, Talk97, and KGTK AM. Over the years, she has also written several educational handouts for her clients and colleagues. You can currently find her supervising LPC interns, speaking throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and working full-time in her private practice in North Carrollton. Ms. Vann is also currently in the process of writing a book on self-injury with a companion injury support group book. To date she has presented on the topic almost 40 times. She has been featured on CW33 and CBS 11 evening news, was recently filmed as a relationship expert for an upcoming movie on relationships, was an expert panelist for KERA’s screening of the documentary, Boyfriends, and has been written about in several local newspapers. Finally, she has also been a consultant for several stories for Hollywoodlife.com.
She is a graduate of Pepperdine University where she received with honors her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is a graduate of Chapman University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She has been a LPC since 2001, a LPC Supervisor since 2003, and a professional speaker since 2000.