Lunch & Learn Workshops

Lunch & Learn Workshops

Join The Wellness Connection Staff in a series of informative and useful seminars that are open exclusively to school counselors, social workers, and psychologists. Many of these topics are presented by The Wellness Connection Staff.

Lunch will be served at 11:30am and the seminar will begin by 12:30pm. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please register here.


Inside Out! Helping Students Accept and Manage Emotions
Thursday  // November 17  // 11:30am – 1:30pm //  Ashburn
Learn some easy-to-use ideas to help students deal with strong emotions. Presented by Denisha Johnson, LCSW and Dina Hilaris, Resident Marriage and Family Therapist.
Register HERE.

Substance Abuse and the Student
Thursday  //  December 15  // 11:30am – 1:30pm  // Leesburg
Substance use and abuse continues to be a changing field, and it’s important that we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the issues surrounding substance use with children and teens. Join Erin Driggs, LPC, as she shares her wealth of knowledge in working with substance abuse issues with children and teens.

The Mind – Body – Medication Connection
Thursday //  January 19 // 11:30am – 1:30pm  // Ashburn
Learning the specifics about psychotropic medications helps us all become better helpers. Dr. Kiran Iqbal, MD will give us an understanding of the major medication types prescribed to students and the neurological processes that they treat.

Making Sense of the Assessment
Thursday  //  February 16 //  11:30am – 1:30pm  //  Leesburg
Learning how to read a psychological assessment can be difficult, but it can be an important tool to help ensure a student’s success.  Join us with Dr. Jennifer Clark, PhD, to learn how to read and decipher a full psychological assessment.

Mindfulness: 101
Thursday //  March 16 // 11:30am – 1:30pm  //  Leesburg
Interactive Presentation to learn about the many wonderful benefits of mindfulness, and walk away with useful tools and techniques to manage stress and become more present in your daily life. Presented by Irina Maksimets, LCSW and Jen Wood, Certified Health & Wellness Coach.

Using Play to Help Students
Thursday //  April 20  //  11:30am – 1:30pm  //  Ashburn
Non-directive techniques can be very helpful in working with children and teens. Join our clinical staff as they explain specific ideas and techniques that you can use to help reach kids who might be hard to reach. Presented by Barbara Lavine, LPC.

“A Part of Me Is Worried”
Using Parts Work to Help Students Control Their Emotions

Thursday  //  May 18  // 11:30am – 1:30pm  //  Ashburn
Internal Family Systems, also known as “parts work,” is a very powerful and simple technique that can be used to help students gain more control over their emotions and reactions. Learn more about this technique from the founder of The Wellness Connection, Susan McCormick, LMFT.