ZOOM Chapter Meeting
Failure to Launch At Any Age
Treatment, Interventions for Chronically Mentally Ill Clients & Their Families
Presenter: Adam Shoulder Founder & Executive Director Lauchpad Living & Insight Enrichment Group, Mental Health Services
This two hour intermediate educational seminar will explore alternative, adjunct community-based treatment and support options for individuals living with chronic mental health conditions, and their families. Participants in this seminar will learn about the specific benefits of community-based treatment & support for clients in cases when therapy and psychopharmacological interventions may not be sufficient for practical progress. Additionally, participants will learn to identify clients who may benefit from these forms of support, and assess clients who may be the best candidates for success utilizing these options. Participants will also learn about community-based resources and how to establish a collaborative community-based treatment team. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.
• Identify specific benefits of utilizing community-based support, including 3 benefits for clients, for families, and for clinicians
• Assess the 5 indicators for clients who may benefit from community-based support
• Identify 4 qualities that indicate which clients and families are the best candidates for success utilizing community-based support
• How to establish the 3 necessary elements for a community-based support team
Adam Sholder has been working in education and mental health for a career spanning three decades. He began his career co-developing and implementing the award-winning Eastside Terrace Club, on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington. Twenty five years later, this program continues to serve at-risk and disenfranchised youth struggling academically, socially, and with integrating into their communities. Realizing that he could apply the model he developed for at-risk youth to adults facing difficulties managing their lives effectively, he turned his attention to the mental health community.
Having personal experience through family members, it became a personal mission to be of service to individuals living with mental health conditions. He began working and collaborating with leading psychiatrists, therapists, and other mental health professionals to further develop alternative and adjunct programs for this under served and often misunderstood, stigmatized, and marginalized population.
In 2004, Adam created Insight Enrichment Group, providing the highest quality individualized and integrated psycho-social support, life skills education, executive functioning coaching, and case management to teens and adults of all ages living with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD/ADHD, thought disorders, cognitive disorders, mood disorders, trauma, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and other mental health conditions. Insight Enrichment group has served hundreds of clients throughout Los Angeles, Northern California, and many other states over the past 16 years. In addition to Insight Enrichment Group, Adam is the founder of the independent living program, LaunchPad Living, which opened in 2018.
Recognizing the need for meaningful work for many of their clients, IEG established their Peer Mentoring Program in 2010. As part of this program, individuals living with mental health conditions are provided training and employment opportunities where they can be of service providing guidance, accountability, and mentorship to their peers who may need extra support as they work towards their personal goals.
A passionate voice in mental health advocacy and education, Adam also maintains numerous speaking engagements and educational presentations. Recent engagements include speaking at the 2020 Western Recovery Conference, and volunteer teaching at the Neighborhood Youth Association in Venice, CA. His continued collaboration with The National Alliance on Mental Illness includes volunteering as a lead presenter for their “Ending the Silence” program, facilitating a weekly family support group, and developing the REACH Educational Program, a community-based, humanistic approach for understanding and supporting our fellow community members living with mental health conditions. Adam is honored to have been asked to be the program director and team leader for this groundbreaking, necessary, and timely program, and approaches this responsibility with great enthusiasm, passion, and humility.
Meetings Are Now FREE For Members Who Pre-Register!
Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email
- 9:00 A.M. Announcements from President & Members
- 9:15 A.M. Presentation Begins
- 11:15 A.M. Presentation Ends
- 12:00 Noon Board Meeting Begins
For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,
Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com