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NNBA CLE: Lawyer Wellness – Identifying & Managing Stress & Anxiety

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Newport News Bar Association CLE: Lawyer Wellness – Identifying and Managing Stress & Anxiety (Approved for 1 hour VA CLE credit)

Wednesday, November 18, 2:00 pm (open to non-NNBA members!)

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This presentation reviews (i) the individual, occupational, and environmental influences on stress; (ii) the impact of stress on physical, mental, and emotional well-being; (iii) what it means when stress evolves into burnout; (iv) how to build and support resilience; and (v) science-driven techniques for managing stress.

Speaker Bios:

Barbara Mardigian, LPC, Deputy Clinical Director, Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

Barbara Mardigian is a graduate of Ferrum College and MCV / VCU School of rehabilitation counseling specializing in drug and alcohol education. She has worked in the field of addiction since 1997.

Ms. Mardigian received her LPC in 2004 and has worked in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient ,private practice, secure unit hospitals, all working with adolescents or adults with dual diagnosis including, PTSD, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder and addiction. She has worked at the Farley center in their professional program working with many professionals in treatment including physicians, lawyers, military personnel including high ranking officers and their family members.

Ms. Mardigian also worked in Virginia Monitoring, Inc, which was the first monitoring agency for addicted health professionals in the state of Virginia.
Barbara has been with VJLAP since 2019 as the deputy clinical director.

Janet P. Van Cuyk, MSW, JD, Tidewater Program Manager, Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

Janet Van Cuyk is a lawyer and social worker who joined the Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program in 2020 as the Tidewater Regional Program Manager. She has worked directly with adolescents and adults with mental health concerns and other stressors in a variety of settings and, in a legal capacity, in a law firm and in state government.

Ms. Van Cuyk has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Boston College; a Master in Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University; and her law degree from the University of Virginia.

Registration required prior to attending: REGISTER NOW! 


November 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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