General Meeting Speakers/Presentations

General Meetings are held at 7pm right after the 5:30 pm Family Support Group (all are welcome) meetings which take place at: S. J. Co. Mental Health — 1212 N. California St. Suite A — Stockton, CA

July 6 , 2017

Speaker: MOVIE!  
A Beautiful Mind

Due to long holiday week, the presentation will be the movie "A Beautiful Mind" staring Russel Crowe in an astonishing performance of a brilliant mathematician and economist John Nash, on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy.  Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph.  (John Nash's battle with schizophrenia)


August 3, 2017

Barbara A. Johnson, LMFT, Psy.D.

Valley Mountain Regional Center

Barbara A. Johnson, LMFT, Psy.D., is a licensed marriage family therapist and clinical psychologist with a depth of experience providing behavioral health treatment and assessments whether residing in the community, inpatient placement, or within a correctional facility. Dr. Johnson has conducted forensic assessments from adolescence through adulthood who present with a wide variety of mental health conditions and developmental disability for the purpose of determining competency to stand trial and Board of Parole Hearings. She has conducted mental health assessment reports for consumers ranging from infancy to adolescence for the Stanislaus County Court System.
Dr. Johnson is currently employed as a psychologist for Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC) a non-profit corporation that contracts with the State of California to provide diagnostic, evaluation, case management and early intervention services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Clinical responsibilities include determination of regional center eligibility, staff training, community liaison and consultation regarding co-occurring disorders, forensic evaluation and testimony regarding competency to stand trial, oversite of therapists who vendor for the regional center, and further provides expert testimony as it relates to regional center eligibility.
In addition, she is an independent contractor for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) in Stanislaus County, where she has assumed the role as the primary facilitator by providing training to community interpreters and mental health providers in the use of interpreters in the behavioral health setting. 

Presentation Topic
In her presentation, Dr. Johnson will share insights from many years working in the Public Mental Health System; inform us about the programs and services offered by Valley Mountain Regional Center; and the prevalence of mental health challenges in those who also have developmental disabilities.