Breakout workshop topics and presenters

Morning breakout option 1: Examination of male psychology through superhero representations

Presenter: Dr. Mark Poeppe, Psy.D. / Licensed Psychologist / Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

Dr. Mark Poeppe, Psy.D., will be presenting on an examination of male psychology through an inspection of superhero representations in popular media.

Dr. Mark Poeppe

Mark Poeppe, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist. Mark received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Iowa and his Master’s of Science and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. Mark provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. He has special interest in the treatment of depression, anxiety, other mood-related difficulties, life transitions, chronic pain or illness, OCD, high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, severe and persistent mental illness, and working with adolescents and young adults. Mark approaches treatment through a multitheoretical lens that primarily incorporates cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. In addition to therapy, Mark provides psychological assessment for all ages and neuropsychological assessment for adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Morning breakout option 2: topic tba

Presenter: Ken L. Cheyne, M.D. / Pediatrician / Blank Children’s Adolescent Clinic

Dr. Ken Cheyne

Afternoon breakout option 1: Postpartum mental health issues as they pertain to men

Presenter: Christine Young, L.I.S.W. P.M.H.-C. / Outpatient Mental Health Therapist / Broadlawns Medical Center

Christine will be presenting on postpartum mental health issues as they pertain to men, both directly, and as partners to women who experience postpartum issues.

Christine Young, LISW, PMH-C

Christine Young, LISW, PMH-C earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Augustana College and a Masters of Social Work degree from Saint Ambrose University. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Prior to joining Broadlawns she worked with adults at a Mental Health Clinic in Urbandale and with children/adolescents in an urban school setting.  She specializes in Eye Motion Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, OCD and Mindfulness.



Afternoon breakout option 2: Understanding pain as it relates to men’s mental and physical health

Presenter: Nick Maiers, P.T., D.P.T., CSMT, TPS 

Dr. Nick Maiers

Dr. Nick Maiers is Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Des Moines University.

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