Please join us for a workshop on the Applications of Mindfulness to Addictions Treatment and Relapse Prevention. This half day workshop will introduce participants to the basics of mindfulness and how it can be applied to addictions treatment and relapse prevention, and provide 4 continuing education units (CEU’s).
Participants will be guided through a selection of mindfulness practices to get first hand appreciation of how mindfulness can help to relax the mind/body and provide mental “spaciousness” that helps reduce the grip of cravings and distressing emotions. We will also overview several specific therapeutic approaches that integrate mindfulness as a key component of treatment. Online and printed resources will be provided for students’ further study and for use within their treatment settings.
When: Friday, October 28, 2011
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: $45 per person, including Breakfast and Lunch. Parking will be $2.
New Directions for Women is proudly sponsoring this event in order to disseminate this helpful information to as many practitioners as possible.
Wyndham, Orange County
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, California 92626
8:30 – 9:30 am, Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 pm – Introduction to Mindfulness practices, applications to addiction recovery, experiential exercises in sitting meditation and walking meditation, with opportunities for questions and suggestions for how to apply mindfulness to treatment settings.
12:00 – 12:45 pm – Lunch and Networking
12:45 to 1:30- Presentation of several mindfulness approaches to treatment and relapse prevention.
This seminar will provide 4 continuing education units (CEU’s).
CAADAC Provider # 1N-05-548-1011;
BBS Approval # PCE358
About Fran DiDomenicis, Ph.D.
Fran DiDomenicis, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice the San Francisco East Bay area. Fran started his career as an Addictions Counselor with the Delaware Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health in 1973. During his 15 years with the Division he also trained counselors and other addictions staff in a variety of treatment, prevention and supervision approaches. Fran is proud to have founded and served as first President of the Delaware Association for Children of Alcoholics in the mid 1980’s. He completed his doctoral program in 1990 at Temple University in Philadelphia. His dissertation focused on the personality traits of adult children of alcoholics and the prevalence of a variety of emotional stressors in alcoholic families.
Fran’s interest and practice of meditation goes back to his late teens. With experience in a variety of traditions and techniques, he currently integrates the principles and practices of mindfulness, taught in many Buddhist traditions, into his work with clients to address a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, and addictions.
About New Directions for Women
New Directions for Women is a safe, caring and sensitive residential treatment facility for women, pregnant women, and women with their children, located in Orange County, CA. By providing exceptional, gender-separate and specific addiction treatment services that are grounded in 12-Step principles, New Directions assists women, families and their children to achieve sustained responsible recovery.