Kim Bozart is a Licensed Clinician Social Worker who has been working as a mental health provider in San Diego County for the last 17 years. She is a Field Operations Supervisor with PERT, the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, which provides psychiatric evaluations in the field to individuals in crisis that come into the 911 system. Kim supervises the field-based clinicians that collaborate directly with Law Enforcement to support the person in need by building rapport and gaining an understanding of the crisis.
For the past 5 years, Kim is an adjunct professor at Miramar College, teaching the Persons with Disabilities and Mental Illness course for the San Diego Regional Police Academy. Kim currently serves as the Immediate Past Board Chair for Survivors of Suicide Loss.
Dr. Susan Writer, Ph.D., has her doctorate in clinical psychology and works full time as the Psychoeducation Specialist, and Public Affairs Liaison for Aurora Behavioral Health Care. Aurora is an acute in-patient psychiatric hospital in San Diego that treats children, adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.
Dr. Writer is an expert in substance use, mood disorders and stress management, with specialties working with geriatric patients, and in sexual health and gender identity. She is a local expert in in crisis intervention and de-escalation, suicide prevention and intervention. In addition, she specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, grief and loss, life transition issues, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and stress management. She works with families to help them navigate complex treatment systems and develop resources in the community.
Blaire Ehret, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Suicidologist who specializes in suicide prevention/risk assessment. She sits on the Board of Directors of Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) San Diego. In addition to her clinical and research expertise, she developed strong leadership skills when she was elected into a national position within the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. In her role, she represented and advocated for psychology students’ education and training, and worked with national leaders to make significant contributions to the field of psychology.