Thriving Not Just Surviving: Navigating Challenging Times as a Clinician

Recognizing the emotional stress providers often experience, this forum aims to deepen the discussion on mental health and the importance of prioritizing clinician’s self-care.

During this interactive webinar we will explore the recent research on the impact mental health has on providers and share insights into support services like counseling, stress management, and self-care resources.

June 26th, 2024

This virtual event will be live at 3:30pm ET (12:30pm PT) and conclude at 5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT) via Zoom.

Our Panelists

Matthew Fitzner

Matthew Fitzner is a Director Healthcare Management, supporting six Medicaid markets. Matt joined Elevance Health in 2013. He attended Bellarmine University in Louisville KY where he completed his BSN. Matt worked in ICU and TCU at the bedside before transitioning to Managed Care in 2008. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, and spending time in nature hiking, camping or gardening.

Chris Tjoa

Chris Tjoa is Manager Medical Director for the Government Business Division Behavioral Health Grievances and Appeals, he has been with Elevance Health since 2021. He completed Medical School at SUNY Buffalo and residency in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical experiences have included assertive community treatment for individuals with severe mental illness and psychiatric consultation within the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include anxiety disorders and their impact on physical health symptoms and conditions.

Kenneth Edwards

As a clinical therapist with a breadth of knowledge that spans clinical psychology, financial/banking industry combined with a strong management and training background, Kenneth Edwards has been able to bring together these realms to provide a unique perspective as a clinician and future consulting psychologist. As a practicing therapist, Kenneth actively persues a PhD in Business Psychology to establish himself as a well rounded professional in the fields of both business and psychology.

Dr. Carla Smith

Dr. Carla Smith serves as Chief Clinical Officer at Motivo, where she is dedicated to supporting and advocating for providers throughout their journey in the behavioral health industry. A licensed therapist (LCSW & LMFT), Dr. Carla emphasizes cultural humility and inclusive leadership that prioritizes the well-being of mental health clinicians. She focuses on cultural representation and promoting meaningful change, challenging healthcare systems to improve access, promote inclusion, and enhance the well-being of every individual and community we serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

The event will take place via Zoom webinar.

Yes, the event will be recorded and sent out after to all who register. However, live attendance is required for CE credit.

Motivo is a virtual clinical supervision for therapist licensure. We provide access to vetted clinical supervisors in a completely virtual environment. If you or your organization are interested in learning more, visit our website at

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