Thursday, February 4, 2016
2:00–3:00 p.m.


Center for Recreation and Sports,
Campbell Lounge Room 1

Positive Self-Esteem=Confidence=Success

“Maintaining self-esteem is a lifelong process and it must be developed and maintained both personally and professionally. The more solid your self-esteem or confidence, the more likely you are to cope with challenges, overcome obstacles, and persevere no matter how many times you have failed.” —Kathleen Flynn-Bisson

This interactive workshop will enable participants to determine if they have a healthy level of self-esteem/confidence. They will be given tools to maintain and/or increase their self-esteem/confidence, enabling them to be successful both in their life and in their career.

Registration is required.

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About the Speaker

Kathleen Flynn-Bisson

Kathleen Flynn-Bisson

Kathleen Flynn-Bisson, M.A., MCHES, is a health educator with a master’s degree in Community Health and has completed course work in the area of Substance Abuse. She has an extensive background in the areas of health and human relations. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

She is currently an adjunct professor in Adelphi University’s Health Studies department, the Suffolk Community College Chemical Dependency department, and the Stony Brook University graduate program in Public Health.

She developed an educational theatre company—KFBPTA, Inc.—in 2009 that has successfully reached many young adults for over five years. The company produced a creative, powerful and entertaining live production called Stories of Substance. SOS transformed real stories into an engaging performance. The show was developed and performed by young adults. The goal of the performance was to give a voice to the voiceless, encouraging audiences to make healthy choices for themselves and the others in their lives.

Kathleen is actively involved in her school district serving on many committees as well as facilitating a theatre bullying prevention program, the SOS Club at the West Babylon Junior High School. She is also a New York State DASA certified Train the Trainer.

She is currently sharing her educational theatre tools teaching the course Self-Discovery Through Theatre for Clubhouse of Suffolk County.  The course is part of the Riverhead-based Synergy Center.  Their mission is to assist people who are affected by mental illness to lead healthy, productive and satisfying lives. She also teaches similar classes at the Seafield Center of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment.

Kathleen is also a Public Health Educator for the Suffolk County Department of Health Learning to be Tobacco Free programming. As well as an ERC—Emergency Room Companion—for VIBS (Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County).  She is on call to assist victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.


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