Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
CHILD ABUSE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL
Since 1975
www.EndAbuseLB.org

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

January 12 Program

"Introduction of Mindfulness Based Practices
for Helping Professionals"

Lisl Schweers, LCSW, OSW-C
Lead Clinical Social Worker, LIFE Cancer Survivorship & Transition Program,
Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Date:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Time:

8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program

Place:

Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB provides 1 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider unit to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

Contact: lschweers@chla.usc.edu   www.CHLA.org 323-361-5790

Lisl Schweers, LCSW, OSW-C Lisl Schweers has been the clinical social worker for the LIFE Cancer Survivorship & Transition Program since April 2008. In this role, Ms. Schweers provides psychosocial services to children, adolescents, and young adults who are survivors of childhood cancer. Additionally, she is engaged in transition focused program development activities and provides clinical supervision to medical social workers across the institution. One area of clinical interest and teaching is the incorporation of mindfulness based practices into medical visits for patients coping with acute and post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression.

Overview:
Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBI) are gaining attention and are being incorporated into a variety of medical, behavioral health, academic, and other non-clinical settings. At its core, mindfulness increases one’s ability to be present in the moment, fully aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations, and can relieve suffering. Research studies have concluded that MBI can alleviate stress, depression, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms, and can be successfully integrated into more traditional modalities of behavioral health care.
Ms. Schweers will provide an overview of several key mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions. The presentation will also include an opportunity for participants to practice a brief mindfulness meditation activity. Relevant MBI resources for helping professionals will be provided, which will include links to web based guided meditations, trainings, and a bibliography.

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Opinions expressed are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of the Council and its membership.
For information about End Abuse Long Beach, please visit www.EndAbuseLB.org or contact the Program Chair Paul Sharpe: Paul@EndAbuseLB.org