Welcome to the 2022 VIRTUAL Pathways to Wellness Conference 2-HALF DAY event! We hope you enjoyed our two half-day sessions filled with dynamic, passionate and informative presentations.


* A completed evaluation form is required to obtain CEU credits. However, we hope everyone will fill out an evaluation at the end of the conference to help us with our planning for future years.

Special Thanks to Our Speakers

We have an amazing lineup of speakers this year over our 2 half-day event.

May 4, 2022

Bessel van der Kolk, MD – A clinician, researcher, author, and teacher who has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences.


Mitzi Bockmann – NAMI Vermont In Our Own Voice Coordinator



Catherine Burns, PhD  – Licensed Psychologist Doctorate, and Quality Consultant for Vermont Care Partners, will talk about Compassion Fatigue.


May 18, 2022

Kevin Hines – Activist, public speaker and author/filmmaker of the documentary “Suicide: the Ripple Effect” will share his personal story about surviving a suicide attempt off the Golden Gate Bridge. (This presentation will be offered live only).


Kristy Hommel – NAMI Vermont Ending the Silence Coordinator



Panel Discussion on Reimagining Crisis Intervention – This panel will be led by moderator Paul Capcara, NAMI Vermont Program Director and panelists will include Mourning Fox, Vermont Department of Public Safety Director of Mental Health, Terri Lavely, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Training, Development and Advancement, and Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director of Alyssum.

Handouts from Day 2

Here is the video intro for Kevin Hines:

Kevin uses a 10-step, evidence-informed regimen to stay on track and monitor the signs of falling off track. This is his process for wellness, resilience and recovery. You can find it here: http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/resources.

Learn more about Kevin Hines at www.kevinhinesstory.com.


Handouts from Day 1

Here is a link to the book that Mitzi Bockmann mentioned during her In Our Own Voice presentation about her grandfather that is being adapted into a movie : http://www.hewantedthemoon.com/

If you would like to order a copy of the book, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/He-Wanted-Moon-Madness-Daughters/dp/0804137498

During Cath Burns presentation, she mentioned a handout of information, resources and great questions for a discussion with your team. To view this handout, click here.

Here is the video that Cath shared during her presentation:

Conference Slideshow

A lot of great information about upcoming events, training opportunities, classes, self-care tips and more has been shared in the slideshow running during breaks. If you missed any of this information, click the button below:

Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

We are so grateful to each of our amazing sponsors for supporting this conference. Please take some time to learn more about these organizations and the wonderful work they do in our communities.

NVU Graduate Programs in Clinical Mental Health, School and Substance Use Counseling



Struggling to Maintain Your Mental Health?

Thank you for attending our conference!