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A WellYOU Lecture Series

Wellness series

A lecture series brought to you by Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness and UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy.
All events are at 6pm CST.


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Ray SwisherDon’t Pull Your Hair Out: A parent’s guide to adolescence and the transition to adulthood
June 23, 2021 | Ray Swisher, Ph.D.

Professor Swisher is Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on risk factors in adolescence and the transition to adulthood (e.g., neighborhood poverty, exposure to violence, parental incarceration) and their consequences for health and well-being across the life course. Recent work has focused on educational mobility and, in particular, challenges faced by first generation college students.

Mindfulness: Living in the Moment
July 28, 2021 | Heidi Rueda MSW, Ph.D.

An Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, Dr. Heidi Adams Rueda graduated with degrees in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Nebraska and with her Master of Social Work and PhD in Social Work from Arizona State University. Her areas of interest include healthy relationships, disability, and health and well-being. She has 48 presentations at 13 national and international refereed conferences, 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, and an invited book on the topic of sexual health among individuals with disabilities. She is passionate about holistic health, as she herself has been on an 8-year recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome. She recently submitted a grant to evaluate a holistic health program to help individuals to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long-COVID.

James BrayCreating a Well Family: Routines, Individuality and Expectations
August 25, 2021 | James Bray, Ph.D.

James H. Bray, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at UTSA. He was the 2009 President of the American Psychological Association and also a member at large of the board of directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Dr. Bray’s NIH funded research focuses on adolescent substance use, divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies. He is a pioneer in collaborative healthcare and primary care psychology. He has presented his work in 20 countries.


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Previous event recordings:

The Power of Civic Engagement

Spicing up your relationship

Personal Wellbeing: A complex web