Hemophilia Federation of America will host the Mental Health Providers Forum at 7 p.m. ET on March 25, featuring an excellent panel of mental health professionals discussing mental health topics discovered to be important to the bleeding disorders community.
During the live online session, these four esteemed mental health experts from around the country will share what they know on four distinct mental health topics, as well as coping strategies for each. The topics include grief and loss, isolation and loneliness, anxiety and depression.
HFA encourages attendees to submit questions in advance so that as many voices are heard as possible and to provide the panelists with an opportunity to develop thoughtful and specific replies.
Questions should be submitted during the registration process or email聽Heather Case, Associate Director of Programs.
Meet the Panelists
Anna Bell,聽MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LISW
Anna is a graduate of The Catholic University of America master鈥檚 program in social work with a concentration in gerontology, a graduate of Capella University with a master鈥檚 degree in public service leadership, and a graduate of Walden University with a master鈥檚 degree in philosophy. She has worked in a variety of social work settings and provided counseling to various populations including couples, children and adolescents, women, men and geriatric populations. Anna joined the HFA consultancy staff in 2015 as a facilitator/speaker, conducting trainings, seminars and curriculum development.
Juliana Bloom, Ph.D.
Based in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Bloom is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Emory University and both her masters of education and doctorate from the University of Georgia. Dr. Bloom completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Children鈥檚 Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked with children and adolescents with complex medical and neurological illnesses, including stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, cancer, blood disorders and traumatic brain injury, among others.聽Dr. Bloom鈥檚 areas of clinical interest include dyslexia, ADHD, neuropsychological outcome and school re-entry following acquired brain injury and medical illness, and medical traumatic stress in patients and families.
Gary McClain,聽MS, Ph.D., LMHC, CEAP
Dr. McClain is a therapist, patient advocate and author, specializing in helping clients deal with the emotional impact of chronic and life-threatening illnesses, as well as their families and professional caregivers. He works with them to understand and cope with their emotions, to learn about their lifestyle and treatment options, to maintain compliance with medical regimens, to communicate effectively with the medical establishment, to communicate better with other family members, and to listen to their own inner voice as they make decisions about the future.
Dave Robinson, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Robinson is a licensed and practicing marriage and family therapist and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Utah State University. He and his wife Jamie have five children, and their oldest and youngest sons both have moderate factor IX hemophilia. Dave travels the country sharing his experience and expertise with families on behalf of HFA鈥檚 outreach programs.