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The Healing Bridge: Mentoring’s Role in Healing From Trauma

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Healing Bridge: Mentoring’s Role in Healing From Trauma with Author Katya Cengel and Therapist Elizabeth Barrett  

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Saturday, January 20
Unitarian Universalists Church
2201 Lawton Avenue, San Luis Obispo 

2:00pm appetizers and mingling
2:30pm interview with Elizabeth Barrett and Katya Cengel 

Sponsored by the generosity of Joan Sargen, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County is partnering with Elizabeth Barrett (The Reluctant Therapist) and Katya Cengel (Big Sister and author of Straightjackets and Lunch Money) for a conversational interview about the topic of mentorship as it relates to mental health. 

About Author Katya Cengel
Katya Cengel became patient number 090 71 51 at the Roth Psychosomatic Unit at Children’s Hospital in 1986. She was 10 years old. Hospital staff put her in a straitjacket – and on anti-psychotic medication. Thirty years later Katya, now a journalist, tracks down the doctors, psychologists and counselors who once cared for her. The experience inspired her book, Straitjackets and Lunch Money, and her role as a Big Sister.

About Elizabeth Barrett, The Reluctant Therapist
Elizabeth W. Barrett is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 25 years in the helping professions as a clinician, coach, and educator. Elizabeth is a Lecturer in the Psychology and Child Development Department at Cal Poly, SLO and for 15 years she has hosted her weekly radio show and podcast, A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, on KCBX Central Coast Public Radio.

With heartfelt gratitude to our generous event sponsor, JOAN SARGEN.


January 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Unitarian Universalists Church
2201 Lawton Avenue
San Luis Obispo, 93401 United States
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