Resilient and Flourishing: Living a Meaningful Life/Core Applied Concepts of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Logotherapy and Mindfulness Based Approaches: LIVE WEBINAR

8 Nov 2024

An integrated and applied therapeutic approach of the core concepts of Dr. Steven C. Hayes' Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dr. Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy can help us clarify and provide direction in answering two very important questions: "What kind of person do I aspire to be?" and " What kind of life do I aspire to live?"

These approaches in conjunction with mindfulness can help one find clarity and direction in answering these questions. We deepen our capacity to experience wonder and gratitude, as well as finding the strength to deal with painful/difficult life circumstances.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of identifying a deep personal value and combining that with "Nike Therapy".

  2. Identify the 3 ways, according to Dr. Frankl, that people experience meaning in their lives.

  3. Describe the meaning of Dr. Frankl's assertion that we'll never be happy if we're trying to make ourselves happy - that happiness is a by-product of living a meaningful life.

  4. Enhance ethical care to patients by integrating ACT & Logotherapy tools to reduce burnout and improve resiliency.

  5. Understanding of how mindfulness techniques help to improve the ability to live and cope with chronic pain, illness, anxiety, depression and stress related conditions. 

  6. Understand the importance of trauma sensitive mindfulness approaches.  

Presented by: Tom Lavin, MFT, LCADC and Colleen Camenisch, MBA

Tom Lavin, MFT, LCADC, is Reno Nevada based psychotherapist who provides therapy to people with life challenges that include anxiety, depression, alcohol-drug issues, OCD, marital-family, life meaning and work-career issues. Tom is Adjunct Faculty with the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. For the last 7 years he has facilitated the weekly Process Group for Residents and Interns. For several years he provided 12 week interdisciplinary classes to Psychiatry Residents/Interns, Psychology Post-Docs, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselor Interns on how to develop therapeutic relationships and how to provide individual and group counseling with the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model. For several years Tom taught the 16 week “Mindful Living” personal development series (combining mindfulness skills training and ACT)  to outpatients of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health.  Leadership and Team Development: He has facilitated  trainings and retreats for healthcare organizations in which he integrates the core principles of ACT with the organizational insights of “Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. YouTube: Tom’s “ACT:Live Better” 17 class psychoeducation series and his Reno based KOLOTV/ABCTV affiliate “New Skills for Living” behavioral health television interviews have been viewed over 200,000 times. Tom is the recipient of the Impact Award of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science as well as recognitions from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Nevada Chapter of NAMI.

Colleen Camenisch, MBA, has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs along with other meditation courses over a decade. In addition to the MBSR classes, she has taught many modified programs and retreats at many large companies, hospitals, including a program for victims of trauma and for judges through the National Judicial College.

Colleen’s other professional experience includes a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from UNR. Additionally, she completed a post-graduate course in International Business and Trade Law at the United Nations International Labor Organization. She also works part-time as the Executive Director of the Nevada Physician Wellness Coalition.

Her practical business skills coupled with her extensive formal education have brought a unique combination of professionalism, knowledge, and sincere compassion to all of her work. In all of her personal and professional endeavors, she has strived to find ways to make the world and community a better place.

Continuing Education Units: 3 CEUs

This training is approved for continuing education by the Nevada Certification Board for PRSS(-S) and by the boards listed here.

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Date Fri, Nov 8 9:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Fri, Nov 8 12:00 pm GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, Feb 23 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 250
Spots Available 248
Cut Off Date Mon, Nov 11 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $60.00 Regular
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