This year’s theme for the Commission on the Status of Women 62 is Empowering Rural Women and Girls. UNA-OKC took this to heart when we chose our panelists and the topics we would be covering. We looked at what issues Oklahoma women and girls, both urban and rural, face in this state. Access to mental health care is often a barrier to address underlying trauma that women and girls often face. We found just the person to tell you about their work.
Meet Leslie Ross. Leslie Ross is a daughter, sister, auntee and LPC. Leslie began working in underage drinking prevention which led to her receiving her M.S in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a LPC supervisor. Leslie’s personal experiences led her to specialize in trauma focused therapy with all ages and is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (used with children 3-21); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); CPT: Trauma Focused Narrative Therapy; Motivational Interviewing and other cognitive behavior interventions. She is currently the Project Director of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services that goes with the Mark Costello Act. Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Elvis and traveling.
To hear more about Leslie and her work come and join us at this year’s International Women’s Day Program. Buy tickets here.