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No More Running: Living with Social Anxiety Disorder

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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LISTEN to the experience of people who are living fulfilling lives even though they have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. LEARN how to bring their lessons into your own life. LEAVE with a greater understanding of people living with anxiety.


Students – Free | Adults – Free  | CE Credits – $20

Minding Your Mind is pleased to offer 2 CEs to licensed social workers for attending this event. Course information and MYM’s Continuing Education Policies and Procedures can be found at the bottom of this page.


Join us for an evening of education and enlightenment, led by our esteemed panel (click the arrow for full bio):


 Ricky Williams Ricky Williams, retired NFL player living with social anxiety disorder

Starting from humble beginnings with a limited perspective and outlook on life, Ricky Williams has always believed he could accomplish his dreams. Initially, Ricky used football as his means of acquiring “success”. As a collegiate running back with the University of Texas Longhorns, Ricky set the NCAA all-time career rushing record and won the Heisman Trophy in 1998. In 1999, Ricky was selected 5th overall in the NFL Draft. In 2004, after leading the NFL in rushing as a member of the Miami Dolphins, Ricky abruptly retired from professional football. He realized he needed to follow his body’s demands for rest and healing. His time away from the NFL led to a diagnosis of social anxiety and a life-altering awareness. Since 2004, Ricky has been devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening his journey both inward and out.  His profound and simple message has helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace, more creative space, and greater fulfillment in their lives.







Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., president of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. is president of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that provides clinical services for clients and a variety of training programs for professionals worldwide. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She has authored over 100 chapters and articles about cognitive behavior therapy, several professional books, including the basic text in the field, and books for consumers on a CBT approach to weight loss.





Jackie Ricciardi, Minding Your Mind speaker

Minding Your Mind speaker Jackie Ricciardi has been an active mental health and anti-bullying advocate since her early teenage years. She struggled with depression, anxiety and chronic self-injury from the time she was six years old. Externally, Jackie appeared to be an ideal, involved, high-achieving student. Internally, she was struggling with her depression, anxiety, and self-harm. Her journey to healing began when she began attending Saint Joseph’s University on an academic scholarship. Becoming a speaker for Minding Your Mind has given her the opportunity to share her experiences with people who might be feeling as isolated as she did before she received the proper treatment. She also speaks for those who may be simply unaware of the importance of mental health and for those that believe that they can easily identify the face of mental illness.






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Please enter at the 33rd Street Harrison Entrance. The Harrison Auditorium is located on the basement level of the museum. Click here for directions, parking, and transportation.


Course Specific Information for CE Participants

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  2. Identify treatment options for Social Anxiety Disorder
  3. Identify potential challenges in accurately diagnosing Social Anxiety Disorder

Course Agenda:

  • 30 minutes – Keynote by Ricky Williams
  • 25 minutes – Sharing of her journey by Jackie Ricciardi
  • 20 minutes – Discussion of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an effective treatment option for Social Anxiety Disorder by Dr. Judith Beck
  • 25 minutes – Q&A

Practice/Content Level:

  • Material covered in this presentation is appropriate for beginner and/or intermediate level mental health professions and will provide an overview of the signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder as well as treatment options and potential challenges in diagnosing Social Anxiety Disorder.


For more information about Minding Your Mind’s Continuing Education Policies and Procedures please click here. 




March 30, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, 19104 United States
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