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Pacific Clinics' Virtual Lunch & Learn

You're Invited!

Virtual Lunch & Learn

featuring our Wellness and Recovery Supports

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

Join this exclusive virtual event with Pacific Clinics' Corporate Director of Community Integration Services Herman Corteza, and Clinical Director Audrey Read Brown, who will provide in-depth information about our wellness and recovery supports, followed by a live Q&A session.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by emailing development@pacificclinics.org.


Meet Our Presenters

Audrey Read Brown, LCSW, serves as the clinical director at Pacific Clinics’ Via 66 location in Pasadena, offering behavioral health programs serving children, transitional age youth, adults and older adults. With more than 15 years of experience leading mental health and substance use disorder programs in the nonprofit sector, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, integrated care and recovery-oriented services. Additionally, Brown launched and oversees partnership programs that support workplace wellness and geriatric behavioral health services. She is also a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California Los Angeles and a master’s degree from the Catholic University of America.

Herman Corteza, LCSW, serves as the corporate director of community integration services where he oversees health navigation and employment services across Los Angeles County and transitional age youth services in Ventura County. With more than 22 years of experience in psychosocial rehabilitation, Corteza has worked with transitional age youth and adults diagnosed with severe mental illness under an array of clinical and supervisory positions with Pacific Clinics and other nonprofit agencies. Corteza has ensured that employment services are integrated within the mental health treatment teams across all service areas Pacific Clinics serves using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Supportive Employment Model. His team maintains an active and engaged role in advancing the agency’s mission by eradicating health disparities, poverty and unemployment through service coordination, public education and advocacy. He holds a master’s degree in counseling (option in rehabilitation) from California State University, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in social work from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

 


Wellness and Recovery Supports

The programs and services at Pacific Clinics are driven by the recovery model which views individuals with mental illness as active participants in their own recovery. Focusing on core gifts, strengths and mutual support from peers, individuals learn to regain hope and focus on wellness in all areas of their lives. Our Wellness Centers offer self-help groups, support from peers who have lived experience, psychiatric services, employment services, health navigation services and opportunities to participate in community advocacy. There are also wider agency initiatives promoting recovery principles such as a Consumer Quality Assurance Board and an Anti-Stigma speaker’s bureau.


Please RSVP by Monday, April 18th

For questions or to confirm your RSVP, please email or call us at (626) 254-5057.

Zoom Conference instructions will be sent with your confirmation.