Partners in Change:

Psychological and Community Services, PLLC

We are available to conduct training and workshops for your agency or business.  Some trainings include:

  • Value Based Living

  • Addictions and Recovery

  • Mindfulness and Resiliancy

  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset

  • Coping with Anxiety and Depression

  • Effects of Trauma on Children and Adolescents

  • Adolescent Brain Development

  • Understanding and Overcoming Emotional Eating

  • Comprehensive Eating Disorder Treatment

We believe in educating not only our staff and clients, but the entire community.  This year and next, we are offering a series of free public lectures on various mental health topics.  These will be held at our clinic in Midland from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Please register here if you will be attending.  Seating is limited.

  • October 11, 2018 - Serious Mental Illness Diagnosis: What does it mean?  Lecturer:  Karen Stanley-Kime, Ph.D., LP, ABPP

        - Understand how the brain produces symptoms of SMI

        - Learn various categories of SMI

        - Review potential causes of SMI, including the biopsychosocial model and the vulnerability stress model

        - Distinguish SMI myth from fact

  • November 8, 2018 - Serious Mental Illness Diagnosis:  What do I do now?  Lecturer:  Karen Stanley-Kime, Ph.D. LP, ABPP

       - Receive an introduction to the Recovery Model of SMI

       - Learn about a variety of effective treatments for SMI  

       - Learn to track symptoms of SMI

       - Develop communication strategies that foster teamwork with your mental health providers

  • December 13, 2018 - Building a Support Network: Helping families and loved ones understand serious mental illness.  Lecturer:  Karen Stanley-Kime, Ph.D. LP, ABPP

        - Understand symptoms and course of various SMI diagnoses

        - Learn about the impact that SMI can have on relationships

        - Gather information about suicide and how to facilitate safety for self and others

        - Practice coping strategies for family/loved ones

  • January 10, 2019 - Suicide: Facts & myths.  Lecturer:  Kimberly Schumacher, Ph.D., LP

  • February 28, 2019 - Eating Disorders: Signs, symptoms and full recovery.  Lecturer:  Rebecca Brumm, MA, LPC

  • March 11, 2019 - Personality Disorders.  Lecturer:  Felix Smith, Ph.D. LP

  • April 11, 2019 - Trauma and Mental Health.  Lecturer:  Katey Brown, LMSW

  • May 9, 2019 - When Deficit looks like Defiance: Parenting youth with ADHD.  Lecturer:  Nicole Rickard, MA, LPC

  • June 13, 2019 - Behavioral Addictions:  What the science says.  Lecturer:  Martina Ricards, LMSW

  • July 11, 2019 - Depression & Anxiety.  Lecturer:  Kimberly Schumacher, Ph.D. LP

  • August 15, 2019 - Giftedness - Challenges involving highly intelligent youth.  Lecturer:  Erin Smith, Ph.D. LP

Public Lectures

Partners in Change: Psychological & Community Services, PLC

720 W. Wackerly Rd, Suite 11

Midland, MI 48640

866-832-2165 or 989-832-2165


Agency & Business Trainings 

We provide consultation to private industry, clinical agencies, non-profits, and government bodies.  Consultations include fitness for duty evaluations, trainings and consultations on addiction and mental illness, and psychological evaluations.  


Training Site

We are a training site for Central Michigan University Clinical and School Psychology Ph.D. students.   We are also a training site for Michigan State University Medical students.  Having students on site helps keep our practice young and actively involved in pursuing research and the latest psychological and counseling methods.

Register for a lecture