Join the Union League Club of Chicago’s Health & Life Sciences Committee and the Foxglove Alliance for their 2nd panel on occupational stress, this time focusing on nurses and their families. This event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from noon to 1:15 p.m. CST. This event will include presentations and time for Q & A from our two featured guests, who are:
Alan Amberg is the Northwestern Memorial Hospital psychiatric consult liaison nurse practitioner with the hospital consult service. He carries a clinical caseload, but the rest of the time he is working with NMH RNs, APNs and PCTs to enhance delivery of care to patients who may have significant psychiatric or behavioral issues. His RN degree is from DePaul University and psychiatric NP MSN was from Rush University. He was a past president of the Illinois Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. He was awarded the 2019 Spiritual Partnership in Care Award for his unique collaboration in which Chaplain residents round in Psychiatry and help to provide full spectrum care. He also was a 2020 “Hero for Better” for his work with hundreds of NMH staff on resilience.
Dr. Turner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Registered Nurse (ER/ Psych), Substance Abuse and Certified Yoga Therapist. He has worked with survivors of a variety of traumatic experiences in Chicago and the world wide community. While working in Chicago, he has developed programs for traumatized children and adolescents in hospitals, schools and churches. In his clinical practice, he incorporates yoga techniques that are easily assessable to his clients.
On the global scale, Dr. Turner provided medical and psychological services to victims of Hurricane Katrina / Rita in 2005. He was in Haiti after the Haitian earthquake in 2010 and most recently in Sierra Leone as part of the world wide Ebola response, 2014-2015. He is the CEO of The Therapeutic Inventory Institute (TTII), a 501c3 that is dedicated to treating traumatic experiences and developing trauma / stress management programs for schools and institutions.
Special thanks to the Nurses & the Humanities organization for supporting this event. A link to register for the event is forthcoming in the next few days.