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Live Q&A Session with Dr. Emily Bilek: TRAILS

9:30am - September 24, 2020 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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For mental health professionals, mental health clinicians, and school-based program providers working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.  

The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP) offers this presentation in partnership with the Great Lakes MHTTC.

Space is limited to 98 participants—register today! 

About the Live Q&A

Dr. Bilek will answer questions about the new TRAILS program developed in response to the current public health crisis. TRAILS is offering special training for student support staff on delivery of this program focused on student self-care and effective coping strategies. 

There is one seven-session manual for grades 3–5 and another manual for grades 6–12.  


You are required to view a two-hour recorded webinar about the TRAILs program before the Q&A session.  

The two-hour webinar will introduce the TRAILS session agendas and accompanying materials and equip attendees to teach students several self-care strategies grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Students can use these strategies to cope effectively with common difficulties during COVID-19 and other stressful and challenging times, such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, worried thoughts, poor sleep, and decreased energy. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Emily Bilek is a board-certified psychologist and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with anxiety and related disorders, and has a particular interest in training, treating, and researching best practice for treating youth anxiety. She is a co-author of manuals for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in youth. She has given numerous presentations and published articles on these and related topics. Dr. Bilek lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and two children.