February 20, 2020 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

New Location: St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Symposiums in Greek times were most often a time for the men (which we find silly, and don’t plan to carry on that tradition) to retreat after a banquet for further revelry, debating and deeper dialogue.  A night of dialogue and revelry sounds delightful, and while the meaning has morphed over time into an event that is primarily academic, we decided to host our own evening of conversation on meaningful topics.

At Oakwood Roots, Symposium is a new tradition that invites the  community of B/CS to join our clinicians in a deeper discussion and exploration of issues relevant to our work in mental health.  Primarily informed by work with clients, alongside the guidance of other experts in these specific issues, our clinicians are presenting their thoughts and findings to help inform our broader community of Bryan College Station, and to continue a dialogue within our field and community on how we move forward.

Join us Thursday, February 20 from 5:30-7:30pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church to attend a seminar of your choice, and then to mingle with other folks in the community who are interested and concerned about mental health in Bryan College Station.  The event is free, and we just ask that you RSVP by Monday, February 17.

Our Speakers & Presentations

  • Jared Meyer


    A Gentle Way Out: Creating a healing environment for unwanted sexual behavior

    The stigma and shame around sexual addiction and unwanted sexual behaviors makes it an uncomfortable topic to discuss and address in ourselves, loved ones and clients we work with. We often avoid it or treat it as behaviors to simply stop. This workshop is designed for therapists, pastors, family, friends and individuals experiencing unwanted sexual behaviors and will explore how we can invite a gentler and more holistic approach to healing sexual brokenness.

  • Tarrah Hubbell & Jocellyne Guerra


    Suicide and Protective Factors in the LGBTQ+ community

    We will be addressing the lack of protective factors and the suicdide rate within the LGBTQ+ community. This seminar will be geared towards those wanting to know more about the needs within the LGBTQ+ community and what can be done, whether you are a parent, community member, or a mental health professional.

  • Kathryn Wallace & Mollie McKee


    Exploring Varying Aspects of Grief

    When we think of grief, typically we think of a reaction to a death. However, there can be grief and loss in many other aspects of life. Our focus is exploring the facets of grief and how to heal in times of  change and loss.