Integrating Mental and Physical Health

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Roycemore School: 1200 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

Register here: https://nrci-conference2019.Eventbrite.com 


9:00 – 10:00: Doors Open, Registration & Visit Exhibit Hall
10:00 – 12:30: Plenary Panel
12:30 –  1:00: Visit Exhibit Hall & Pick Up Lunch
1:00 –  2:15: Discussion Group A – Includes Lunch
2:15 –  2:30: Break
2:30 –  3:45: Discussion Group B
3:45 –  4:00: Submit Evaluations & Pick Up CEU Certificates (if needed)

*Continuing Education Units will be available for counselors and social workers


Opening Remarks: Rabbi Eleanor G. Smith, MD

Associate Rabbi at Beth Emet and

Internist for Northwestern Medicine in Evanston

Moderator: Marvin Lindsey, MSW, CADC

CEO of Community Behavioral Health Association of Illinois

and Executive Director of ProviderCo, LLC

Panelist: Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH

Director of the Center for Multi-System Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic

at the American Institute for Research

Panelist: Rebecca Lahey, MSW, LCSW

Manager of Mental Health and Collaborative Care in the Department of Social Work

and Community Health at Rush University Medical Center

Panelist: Michael A. Fine

Certified Hatha Yoga instructor


1. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health  2. Innovations in Psychiatric Health Technologies  3. Spirituality and Health
4. Healing from the Inside Out  5. Cultivating Emotional Balance  6. Managing Chronic Conditions  7. Integrated Healthcare in the LGBTQI Community  8. The Body’s Toolbox: Yoga and Mindfulness for Mental Health  9. Supporting Loved Ones Facing Health Challenges  10. Understanding the Brain-Gut Connection  11. The VA: Leading the Healthcare Field in Mind-Body Integration 12. Care Coordination: The Missing Link between Physical and Behavioral Healthcare  13. Cannabis: A Balanced Approach  
14. Strategies to Nurture Mental and Physical Wellness 15. Chair Yoga and Reiki for Holistic Health  16. Post-Partum Mental Wellness  17. ACT for Health & Wellness  18.Mind-Body Healing and Wellness  19. Preventing Illness & Restoring Health Through Mind-Body Medicine  20. Enhancing Health through Secure Housing                21. Walking the Sacred Path to Health and Happiness

For more information or to request a scholarship, contact us via email at NRCInstitute@thechicagoschool.edu or call 312.467.2552