American Mental Wellness Association

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

Woo hoo!!  Nurses get 15 CEUs! Social Workers and othersunder the PA Social worker law also receive 15 Continuing Education Credits for attending the entire conference!
Conference presented by the American Mental Wellness Association with assistance from


November 19 & 20, 2018 in Hershey, PA

  Conference Schedule Sneak Peek! 

Day 1

Morning Plenary:
“Living on the Offense”
Eric Hipple, Former NFL Quarterback

1.  Interactive, hands-on training focusing on improving listening skills
2.  Knowledge on how understanding executive function skills can improve learning
3.  Just what is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which penetrates all areas of society.  Solutions, preventions, early interventions of brain injuries in sports, etc.
Lunch Keynote:
“Brain Health Across the Lifespan”
Paul Nussbaum, PhD, President-Brain Health Center, Neuropsychologist, Geropsychologist

4.  Early intervention and prevention of behavioral health Issues and resilience, resistance, recovery, and renewal of military members, veterans, and their families
5.  Opiates, addictions, where does trauma fit in, and application of systemic motivational therapy to alcohol addiction
6.  How adversity and trauma change the brain and how that informs our mental wellness and resilience, mental health case management, and options of living a joy-filled life after trauma
7.  How to prepare our soon-to-be school teachers as mental health first aiders, how schools can improve their stance on student’s mental health, the Roberto App and getting students to practice healthy brain lifestyles
8.  A taste of dementia and how private guided journaling can aid in mental health support
9.  Just what is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which penetrates all areas of society. Solutions, preventions, early interventions of brain injuries in sports, etc.
Monday Night Special Opportunity
“A Healthier Mind is a Happier Life”  Reception
Learn about the MyBrain365 Program, Powered by Roberto
This is a ticketed event
$30 per ticket, guest tickets available
Day 2 
Morning Plenary:
“A Neuroscientist’s Perspective on Mental Health and Mental Illness”
Karen Lankford, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in the Dept. of Neurology at Yale University
“New Federal Mental Health Laws: Impact on Mental Health Treatment in the Coming Decade”
Timothy Murphy, PhD, U.S. Navy Psychologist/Member of Congress (Retired)
10.  Mental health lessons learned: resilience resistance, recovery, and renewal in treating military veterans with TBI and PTSD, and CTE solutions, preventions, early interventions of brain injuries in the military
11.  A neuroscientist shares her wealth of knowledge on the brain; and, what is “This is My Brave.”
12.  Launching a trauma informed culture, how schools can improve upon their stance on students’ mental health, and developing cognitive capacity
Lunch Plenary:
“The Andrews Institute’s Community-Based Sports, Health, Safety, and Concussion Program”
David M. Joyner, M.D., Sr. V.P. of Baptist Health Care and Ex. Dir. Baptist’s Andrews Institute for Orthopeadics and Sports Medicine
“Workplace Mental Safety and a Gameplan for Living”
Mark A. Everest, President and CEO of Occupational Athletics, Inc.
13.  Food for thought: nutritional psychology and the role of nutrition in mental wellness
14.  Telepsychiatry 101
15.  Ways to wellness: managing workplace stress and guilt free mental health personal days
16.  Let’s educate the student on mental illness prevention, brain health, mental health problems are physical health problems, and where to get help by learning about STOMP and the Schools Mental Wellness Initiative
17.  Inside out: exploring physical space to understand and navigate mental space and Impact Therapy: dynamic clinical prevention strategies for family cohesion.
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About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

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