TTU Hosts Panel Discussion Open to the Public

The “Mad Topics: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Education” panel discussion event hosted by IMPACT TTU will be held on April 8th at 6pm in the Bell Hall Auditorium at Tech. The panel will consist of Dr. David Culkin (professor of Army strategy and diagnosed with OCD), a prominent figure in the OCD world and author of OCD and Marriage, who will be visiting Tech for the panel; Dr. Kinsey Simone (instructor of graduate quantitative research methods), who was diagnosed with OCD as a child and will share her lived experience with OCD; Dr. Edward Beason (Assistant Director of Accessible Education Center), who will discuss disability stigma and ways to support students with disabilities; Dr. Amy Callender (professor of special education and past school psychologist), who will discuss special education and her experience diagnosing ADHD/OCD as a school psychologist in the past; and Dr. Leann Taylor (faculty of instructional leadership/teacher education, diagnosed with ADHD), to share her failures, successes, and lived experiences with ADHD. The panel moderator will be Mrs. McClane Oakley, a graduate student in Counseling & Psychology. The event space will hold 320 attendees, but there will be a live streaming option as well. At the event, attendees will hear a brief overview from each panelist on their view of the topic (OCD/ADHD stigmas in education, etc.), followed by a facilitated Q&A. The last 15 minutes will be an open mic Q&A with the audience. Through hosting this panel, we hope that we can reduce societal stigma and increase mental health awareness and empathy, but especially within the context of education/the classroom and inclusivity!! For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kinsey Simone at [email protected]