​Half of the day will be in a classroom setting and the second half will be experiential. Stay tuned for more information


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





experiential retreat workshop


Mental Health Peer Connections


Friday, December 6, 2019

The Art of

Mindfulness & Therapy

The Details


Kathy Schwerin, LMFT

Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation  Community Leader


Licensed   Level                              $149

Intern Level                                      $129

Student Level                                  $69

Workshop Goals

Strengthening resiliency can enhance the efficacy of your therapeutic interactions. In this didactic session that includes a Q & A session, we will address ways to maintain and enhance enthusiasm for the healing work that mental health professionals are engaged  in by identifying personal  and organizational  manifestations of burnout/compassion fatigue and identifying holistic self-care strategies to maintain enthusiasm and compassion.

The class material is informed by the wisdom of  Drs. Steven C. Hayes ( ACT) , Jon Kabat-Zinn,(Full Catastrophe Living), Viktor Frankl (Logotherapy) and Charles  R. Figley (Treating Compassion Fatigue).

Some of the learning points:

  • aspects of wholistic self-care assessment
  • stress response resources
  • questions when identifying compassion fatigue
  • ​symptoms of organizational compassion fatigue

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Mindful Therapy:       Enhance your awareness, resilience,

                                              compassion & enthusiasm



8:30                        Registration

9am-12pm         Compassion Fatigue

12pm-1pm         Lunch

1-4pm                   The Art of Mindfulness & Therapy


​6 CEUs/6 Hours

CEU applications sent to the governing board of MFTs, CPCs, SWs, and Drug/Alcohol Counselors and RNs and the Psychological Examiners Board.

Workshop Goals

Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening in the present moment without judgement.  This workshop will be both didactic and experiential

You 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.

Some of the learning points: 
1. You will have a working understanding of mindfulness.

2.    You will have a direct experience practicing mindfulness.

3.    Best of all, you will have mindfulness tools to share with clients!


Tom Lavin, LMFT, NCAC

Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Psychiatry, & Behavioral Sciences​