FORMER PROFESSIONAL NBA PLAYER
Keyon Dooling is a retired professional basketball player who enjoyed 13 exciting seasons in the NBA with teams that include the LA Clippers, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics. Mr. Dooling served 8 years on the NBPA’s Executive Committee in numerous roles, including 6 years as a Union VP, 3 years as 1st VP and a role on the NBA’s Competition Committee. Since Keyon’s retirement, he’s become a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, certified life coach and author releasing his autobiography in 2014 entitled, “What’s Driving You? How I Overcame Abuse and Learned to Lead in the NBA”
Managing Director and Head of Faculty for The Play Strong Institute
Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT, RPT-S is the Managing Director and Head of Faculty for The Play Strong Institute, a continuing education and training organization for professionals and parents. She is a Teaching Professor in the Play Therapy Program at Loma Linda University and a Clinical Supervisor of Play Therapy Practicum at the Loma Linda Behavioral Health Institute. Georgie maintains a private practice working with children and families at The Center for Connection, headed by Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. She is a frequent speaker to parents and professional audiences on the topics of Play Therapy, Collaborative Parent-Child Play, and the Neuroscience of Play.
Educators, mental health professionals, corporations, parents, and community members.
Continuing Education Hours provided by the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR). CeDAR is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider #693
Participants will receive 5.1 NAADAC Continuing Education Hours for the day event. and 3.2 NAADAC Continuing Education Hours for the community event. Educators will receive a certificate of attendance for the conference.
The Intensive Workshop will will be from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Gant Aspen including lunch, workshop sessions, and a panel discussion.
The Evening community event will be hosted at the Wheeler Opera House from 5-7:20pm premiering Keyon Dooling sharing his personal story and hosting community leaders and other symposium speakers in a dialogue around the importance of COMMUNICATION.
Hotel accommodations are recommended at the Gant Hotel. Discounted rooms are available before September or until filled. Please inform them you are a symposium attendee.
Intensive Workshop Tickets:
Community Event Tickets:
Row 2&3: $2000 sponsored seat. Row 4&6: $1000 sponsored seat. Student tickets (must show ID) $15. General Admission: $40
All tickets can be purchased through the Wheeler Opera House.
CLICK HERE to complete a SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST for October 22nd event only.
All applicants will be notified of their acceptance.
Please contact Emily Supino at (970) 718-2842.
"This was a very effective presentation and helped numerous employees connect to local resources and improve their mental hygiene. We will want to do it again," 2018 Workplace Partner
"In Aspen we spend so much time talking about and working on our physical and spiritual fitness, but for some reason we completely ignore our mental wellness. Its as if we believe mental illness is reserved for those far removed from us, as if we are too "fit" for that type of thing. I would argue there is a fine and precarious line between mental wellness and illness. It is our duty to all of the parts of ourselves to keep our minds strong. Aspen Strong aims to do just that through ensuring that valley wide there are resources available to each of us that assess and support our mental hygiene, our mental fitness and our mental wellness. We can't be well in our physical and spiritual realms if our mental selves are not part of the equation. We truly are as great as the sum of our parts."
Lady Fuller, International Gifting Company
"Aspen Strong plays an essential role-- increasing awareness of community resources, decreasing stigma, and advocating for the most vulnerable. Their annual symposium empowers professionals in the community, and their year-round efforts educate and connect people to mental health resources in order to reduce substance abuse, mental health crises, and suicide. By focusing on mental health hygiene and emotional literacy, as well as supporting the front line professionals, and promoting connections and various resources, Aspen Strong’s commitment to health wellness is inspiring."
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD; Co-author of The Yes Brain, and bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline; Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection & The Play Strong Institute
I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!
Because of Aspen Strong there is a place to turn to when someone needs help. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment to mental health in our valley.
I am so grateful to the Aspen Strong Foundation for bringing such amazing information and experts to our valley. I walked away from this symposium with a toolbox of strategies for immediate implementation that I use with my students, my children, and myself. I am a better parent, better teacher, and better self after this amazing experience.