A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in Northern nevada

 

Mental Health Peer Connections

Tom Lavin, LMFT, LCADC
Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Psychiatry, & Behavioral Sciences​

Workshop Evaluation Comments

from the Suicide Prevention & Ethics 

Kelly Smyth-Dent, LCSW

Featured Presenters:

Afternoon Topic:    The Art of Mindfulness and Therapy
Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening in the present moment without judgement.  This workshop will be both didactic and experiential.  Participants can expect to have direct experience of what it means to be mindful in various settings, whether alone or in relationship with clients, as well as how to introduce mindfulness skills to clients for their use in healing.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Learn what mindfulness really means.
  • Participate in a direct experience practicing mindfulness.
  • Learn to implement mindfulness tools to share with clients.


Friday, December 6th, 2019

Morning Topic:     “My Heart goes out to you" 

​Learn to not burning out, but enhance your resiliency and enthusiasm as you support people in addressing their critical life challenges. Understand how to create your workplace to be healthy, kind, respectful and supportive. 

                
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Identify your current experience of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue. 
  • Pinpoint possible distress in 6 dimensions of your life.  Develop your personal, holistic, resiliency plan.           
  • Respond rather than react: being grounded, centered and balanced: identify “triggers” and use the mindfulness informed Vision-Decision-Action paradigm to consciously respond to “triggers” based your core values.                                   
  • Become aware of how your organization may be creating a “compassion fatigue” environment.  
  • Learn what healthcare organizations can do to minimize compassion fatigue and encourage and enhance clinician efficacy, wellness, and satisfaction (which can lead to improved clinician health and morale, enhanced clinician retention, increased patient satisfaction).      

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

6 CEUs

State of NV Board of Examiners for MFT/CPC, Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

CONTINUING EDUCATION

6 CEUs

State of NV Board of Examiners for MFT/CPC, Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

Workshops

​​​Dr. JoAnn Baird,

LMFT

Kathy Schwerin, LMFT
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation  Community Leader

trauma

MHPC EDUCATIONAL

symposium

Featured Presenters:

 Friday, September 20, 2019 

8:30am-4:00pm

Mental Health Peer Connections

Symposium Overview:


  • Integrating the Mind,  Body & Spirit in the Treatment of Trauma
  • Trauma & EMDR Treatment:   A Case Study
  • Treating & Understanding Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Wendy Westergard Nason, MSC, LMFT, LCADC

"Wonderful presentation! Best ethics training I've been to. A compassionate person centered and real life training. Thank you!"


"Small group work was of value. Met new people too"


"I highly recommend the [suicide prevention] course. It's relevant, passionate and informed."


"Wonderful [suicide prevention] training! I'll be implementing the CSSRS screening tool. Thanks!"


​"I was inspired by the Crisis NOW program. It will fill the gaps in mental health crisis intervention!"


"Presenter [Misty Vaughn] was wonderfully passionate"


​"Great presentation. Your [Misty Vaughn] comes through!"


"This day inspired me, motivated me, and made me determined to up-my-game!"

Katy Hartley

LMFT

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Mindful Therapy

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Location: Moana Nursery Training Center

1110 W Moana Lane, Reno NV  89509
​Crosses Lakeside Drive