422 – Serving Your Community

Enhancing Your Practice and Enriching Your Life
Barbara Van Dahlen

Most of us enter the field with a desire to help those who are struggling in life and suffering emotionally, but we may not always see the opportunities to contribute to the broader issues that affect all of our communities. This workshop offers an opportunity to see how you can address mental health challenges in your community while also enhancing your skills and enriching your life. You’ll explore:

  • How giving your time and skills to communities in need can help you rediscover the passion and excitement you first felt when entering the field
  • How to identify and fill critical gaps in available community services
  • Essential steps to getting outside your comfort zone to enhance your personal and professional satisfaction and expand your network of colleagues


Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC, is the founder and president of Give an Hour, a nonprofit that provides free mental health services to the military and veteran community. She was named to TIME‘s 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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