Mental Health Peer Connections

Kathy Schwerin, LMFT
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation  Community Leader


This workshop will allow you to experience practicing mindfulness!

This workshop will provide a quiet-reflective space to support you.

Friday, December 6th, 2019

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As always, MHPC provides significantly reduced registrations for STUDENTS.

​Seating for STUDENTS is limited, so sign up early


6 CEUs

State of NV Board of Examiners for MFT/CPC,

Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors, Social Workers,

and Psychologists

Featured Presenters:

Mindful Therapy

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.


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


​8:00 - 8:30 am Registration

& Continental Breakfast/Socializing

8:30 - 11:30 am workshop

11:30-12:30 lunch on your own

12:45 pm - 3:45 pm workshop

Select your category


Enhance your awareness, 

resilience, compassion & enthusiasm

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


Licensed $149

Intern $119


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. 


Identify your current experience of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue.                                   

  • Pinpoint possible distress in 6 dimensions of your life.  Develop your personal, wholistic, 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).                   

This workshop is informed by the wisdom of Dr. Steven C. Hayes ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Dr. Viktor Frankl (Logotherapy), Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living), Dr. Ronald Siegel (Mindful Psychotherapy), Dr. Charles L. Figley (Treating Compassion Fatigue) , David Lencioni (Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team), Stephen Batchelor (Secular Dharma),  Dr. Howard Gardner (Good Work: When Excellence Meets Ethics), Dr. William James (Pragmatism)​

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