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Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Tool

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Betty Ford Center 10700 Santa Monica Blvd #310, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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THE GREATER LOS ANGELES DISTRICT OF CSCSW PRESENTS: Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Tool

Presenter: Monica Blauner, LCSW, is a Psychoanalyst and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.  She has over thirty years experience in mental health and addictions treatment. She worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and served as Program Director of the Sexual Recovery Institute. Monica is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, and Board Secretary of CSCSW. 

Description: Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective therapeutic tool for dealing with anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, and process addictions. This presentation will provide an introduction to mindfulness and how its elements - including acceptance and compassion - support therapeutic goals.  It provides a way to help clients develop positive coping skills to decrease acting out behaviors and develop a healthier relationship to their internal experience.  Participants will learn and practice specific exercises using mindfulness to cope with intense emotions, urges and cravings in this experiential workshop.

Cost for 1.5 CEUs: Members – free, Non-members ­– $15

Time: 10 am to noon (including networking and refreshments)

Location: Betty Ford Center  10700 Santa Monica Blvd #310, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (at the corner of Overland Ave.)

Parking: Ample street parking available on side streets, without restriction one block south of Santa Monica Blvd. Garage in building available.

RSVP: Lisa Haas, ASW: haaslisa@mac.com or (410) 812-1059 or REGISTER ONLINE


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