Cherry Hill West grad to present at trauma conference

Cherry Hill High School West 2009 Valedictorian, Elizabeth Anne Schopfer, LAC, will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Trauma Training Conference, sponsored by the Jefferson College of Health Professions, Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health at Thomas Jefferson University in East Falls, Pa., on Wednesday, July 31 on the topic of “Trauma and Suicide Risk in Minors – A Community Health Perspective.”

The 3rd Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference: Promoting Equitable Access to High Quality Services for Vulnerable Children and Families will provide an intensive, collaborative training experience to providers, educators and leaders across health, education and social service disciplines, as well as to community members invested in the health of their families, neighborhoods and cities.

Schopfer, a Pitman resident, is a Bilingual Functional Family Therapist (FFT), in addition to serving as a mobile response outreach and case manager at Robins’ Nest Inc. in Glassboro.

Schopfer volunteers as a crisis text line counselor and a disaster response crisis counselor with the New Jersey Department of Health. She volunteers at Calvary Hill Assembly of God Church in Glassboro as a deaconess and board secretary, in addition to, a volunteer behavioral specialist and administrator for the children’s education and special needs ministry.

Schopfer has a bachelor of arts in psychology with distinction and a certificate in Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. In addition to a master of science in education in counseling and mental health services in 2014 and a masters of philosophy in education in counseling and mental health services in 2015 also from the University of Pennsylvania. She continues to mentor international students in the graduate education program at Penn and was presented with the Best Mentor Award in the spring of 2017. She is also certified in school counseling in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The conference is open to the public. To register, visit https://www.jefferson.edu/university/health-professions/departments/counseling-behavioral-health/programs/philadelphia-trauma-training-conference.html.