Cari Guthrie Cho, President and CEO, Cornerstone Montgomery to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Management

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Cari Guthrie Cho, President and CEO, Cornerstone Montgomery will speak at its webcast entitled, “Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Management: Practical Tips and Strategies for Lawyers.” This event is scheduled for October 15, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET) End Quote
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    About Cari Guthrie Cho
    Cari is a licensed social worker working in community mental health for over 30 years. She started her career on an inpatient psychiatric unit and then moved to community based programs. She received her MSW in 1995 and worked for Johns Hopkins Bayview Capitation Program for 3 years. She went to Threshold Services in 1997 and served in various administrative positions from Program Director to Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Cho implemented evidence based practices, including Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders, Motivational Interviewing, Supported Employment, and Stages of Change. In 2012, Threshold Services merged with St. Luke’s House and became Cornerstone Montgomery. Ms. Cho is the President and CEO. She is on the Board for the Maryland Behavioral Health Solutions provider network and Nonprofit Montgomery.

    About Cornerstone Montgomery
    Cornerstone Montgomery (CM) is a CARF-accredited nonprofit mental health organization with the capacity to serve more than 2,500 adults and transition-aged youth in Montgomery County, MD with serious and persistent mental illness, behavioral disorders, and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Since a merger in 2012 between St. Luke’s House (founded 1971) and Threshold Services (founded 1981), Cornerstone Montgomery has delivered comprehensive, community- and evidence-based mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatments and interventions. With the mission of empowering people to live, work, and integrate successfully within the community, Cornerstone Montgomery programs help people find and keep housing, train for new jobs, and lead independent lives.

    The growing problems caused by toxic work environments, client issues, and heavy workloads in the legal profession are the prevailing reasons for the increasing number of legal experts suffering from substance use and other mental health issues. These, along with other challenges that are further worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasize the need for lawyers, law firms and organizations to come up with wellness programs and initiatives that will mitigate the risks of professional dysfunction and maintain the well-being of lawyers.
    Listen as behavioral health expert Cari Guthrie Cho (Cornerstone Montgomery) and Attorney Susan B. Ramsey (Mclaughlin & Stern LLP) provide the audience with emerging substance use and mental health issues in the legal profession. Speakers, among other things, will offer practical tips and management strategies to create a safe and healthy working environment for lawyers.

    Key topics include:
    • Mental Health and Substance Use Issues and Statistics
    • Impacts of Substance Use and Stress on the Legal Profession
    • Legal and Medical Interventions
    • Practical Tips and Strategies
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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