Miami Regionals Hosts Video Chat on How to Help Children When Stressed

Miami Regionals is hosting a video chat focused on Intervention with Children: How to Help on April 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. on the Middletown campus in Room 120, Johnston Hall.

Hear from a panel of local service providers to find out more about how to help children via traditional therapy or counseling, art therapy, school psychology, social work and wraparound care in the home, or animal-assisted therapy.

Panelists include from left to right: Emily Allbery, Sharon Custer, Elizabeth Kiel, Lisa Moad, and Ray Soh.

Panelists include from left to right: Emily Allbery, Sharon Custer, Elizabeth Kiel, Lisa Moad, and Ray Soh.

Emily Allbery (Miami, Art Therapy; Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health) is a registered art therapist and licensed professional counselor currently working as a pediatric medical art therapist with children and their families experiencing medical and behavioral health concerns. She supervises graduate student interns at the hospital and is the the President-Elect of the Indiana Art Therapy Association. Emily is also an adjunct instructor at Miami University, teaching Introduction to Art Therapy (ART 194).

Sharon Custer (Miami, Social Work) is currently the Field Education Director with Miami's Family Science and Social Work (FSW) Department. Prior to that she had spent more than 15 years in practice serving the families and children in our community in social work areas of behavioral and mental health, prevention, adoption, and child development.

Elizabeth Kiel (Miami, Psychology) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on the development of anxiety problems in early childhood, transactional processes between anxiety-prone children and their parents, and the role of emotion and emotion regulation in these relations. She supervises graduate student clinicians in Miami University's Psychology clinic as they see children, adolescents, families, and adults.

Lisa Moad is Founder and President of Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses. They combine of their love of horses with their joy in serving others into a unique animal assisted therapy program. Their miniature horses serve a special role in improving the quality of life of seniors and children. Through their innovative programs using our miniature therapy horses, they are able to impact the lives of thousand throughout the greater Cincinnati area.

Roy Soh (Miami, School Psychology and Fairfield City Schools) uses #LovingIt. Two words to describe his job as a school psychologist: "Very rewarding." He has been working as a school psychologist at Fairfield City School District since he came to Ohio in 2003. He works with elementary and high school students. He is able to impact change at the individual and systems level.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Regional Center for Teaching and Learning, Regional Career Services and Professional Development Office.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ginger Wickline at Miami University Regionals' Middletown campus is located at 4200 University Blvd.