Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am
90-Minute Featured Presentation with Q&A
Mindfulness Skills in Times of Crisis
Mark Levine, M.D., Psy.D
When we feel stressed we naturally focus on negative thoughts and feelings. Some negative emotions are useful. Fear protects us from danger. Anger is a useful response to a threat and sadness helps us heal from loss. But many negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, panic, frustration or despair impair our ability to see and solve problems. They often prevent us from taking positive action and tend to be self-fulfilling because they influence how we perceive and engage with the world. These negative emotions add to our stress and can even make us ill. And yet it is possible to train our attention in a different way that frees us from this struggle with negative thoughts and feelings.
It is possible to influence the mental conditions and neurochemistry in which all thoughts, emotions and sensations are formed and connected.By training a gentle curious attitude of attention to whatever arises, even stressful thoughts and emotions, we can create healthy mental conditions which can gradually reduce suffering.
Please join us to learn:
Mark Levine, MD, Psy.D, is a board certified psychiatrist and founder of Community Psychiatry, a psychiatry practice with fifty offices throughout Northern and Southern California. He completed his residency in psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center in 1981 and received his MBA in 1999 from the University of Michigan.
- The difference between stress and suffering
- How negative thoughts create suffering
- Why negative thoughts are so compelling
- How awareness protects us from negative thoughts
- How awareness enhances happiness
- The evidence that mindfulness changes the brain
- Practical skills for reducing stress and enhancing happiness
He is founder of Mind to Mindful, a non-profit clinical and teaching program that collaborates with researchers at Harvard University, UC Davis, and the Sutter Health system to document and study the benefits of mindfulness training.
For more than thirty years, Dr. Levine has worked in both clinical and corporate settings teaching people how to reduce stress and enhance well-being. You can find more information on Dr. Levine at Summit for Clinical Excellence.
For more information, contact Di Wilson or Matthew Evans.
Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals
Friday, April 17, 9:00-11:00 am
9:00: Meeting Begins
11:00 Meeting Ends
Online Via Zoom
$25 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$35 for Non-Members
2 CEUs provided
Registration CLOSES Thursday, April 16th at 10 pm.
Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.
CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.
Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.
Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.
Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at email@example.com.