Please join us for the Lived Experience Luncheon Series!

MeWeRTH’s Lived Experience Luncheon series invites members in our community to present on their lived experience highlighting challenges they faced and their resiliency in the face of these challenges. The presentations will be virtual and open to the Carleton community as well as the public. We would be thrilled to have you join us for these events. Details on the event dates and speakers are available below.

“Everyone faces challenges. I believe that by sharing these experiences and perspectives, we can foster resilience and increased well-being.  Please join us for these inspirational stories.” 

– Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Director, MeWeRTH

Dr. Alex Auerbach – September 21, 12:00-1:00pm

“Getting your head back into the game”: Wellness Foundations of High Performance

Dr. Alex Auerbach is the Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors. He joined the Toronto Raptors after serving as the Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology for the University of Arizona. Dr. Auerbach has worked with NCAA Division-I schools in the Pac-12, ACC, Big 12, and Conference USA.

Dr. Auerbach earned his doctoral degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in sport and performance psychology from the University of North Texas. He received a Master’s in Business Administration from Salve Regina University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Auerbach is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), as well as the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Auerbach is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, a Licensed Psychologist, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

Missed his presentation? No problem! You can find a live recording here:

Dr. Colleen Anne Dell – January 18, 12:00-1:00pmRegistration available here

Hatred and Hope

When life took a series of unexpected turns, Dr. Colleen Anne Dell knew she had to draw on her mental health reserves. These reserves, however, had not been filled up in the last couple of years; they were depleted through grief, illness, a pandemic and change. Colleen will share how she had to dig deep into her connections with her companion dogs and community work with therapy dogs to face the next day, and stumbled upon memoir writing to bring it all together.