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December, 21, 2022
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM




Eric Wilson

Eric Wilson

Mental Health Awareness for Directors: Tools for Psychological Wellbeing

Clinic Synopsis:

Eric & Lynette Wilson (husband/wife team, representing educator and therapist perspectives) will present tools and strategies to monitor, improve, and nurture one’s mental health in personal and professional arenas. Topics discussed that impact teaching, conducting, and leadership are: handling stressors of the profession, becoming your authentic & balanced self, and dealing with anxiety, vulnerability, criticism, and perfectionism. This material can be presented in 1-2 customized sessions.

Eric Wilson - Biographical Information

J. Eric Wilson, Professor of Ensembles and Conducting, has been Director of Bands at Baylor University since 2006. He provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the band program, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and teaches and oversees the undergraduate and graduate conducting curriculum. Additionally, he has supervised student teachers and served as Chair of the Ensemble Division. Dr. Wilson is a former president of the Big 12 Band Directors Association and a Past-President of the CBDNA Southwestern Division. Dr. Wilson is in demand as a conducting clinician, adjudicator, and performing artist. As a conductor, he has directed numerous regional honor bands and conducted his own groups at conventions including TMEA, CBDNA, ABA, and The Midwest Clinic. He was a featured contributor in the 2015 Meredith Music publication, Rehearsing the Band, Volume 2. Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, he served twelve years on the faculty of Abilene Christian University. Dr. Wilson holds both a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (wind band conducting) and a Master of Music degree (saxophone performance) from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Abilene Christian University. Prior to his university appointments, Dr. Wilson taught in the Texas public school system. In addition to his performing opportunities as conductor, clinician, and saxophonist, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynette, and their children: Blake and his wife, Bailey; Meredith and her husband, Brandon; Luke; and Caleb.

Lynette Wilson - Biographical Information

Lynette Wilson is a licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor (LMFT-S). She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1988 and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1992, both from Abilene Christian University. She has been in private practice since 2010, where she strives to provide an emotionally safe environment for people to process their life stressors and move toward a place of hope and healing. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in a church setting, an addiction treatment center, and the Baylor Counseling Center. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Lynette is trained in numerous trauma modalities, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Serve Model Training. In addition to treating traumatic life events, Lynette assists clients with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and couple and family issues. Lynette and her husband have been married for 33 years and they have four grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, walking, hiking, and kayaking.