8th Annual Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium

Join us for the 8th Annual Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium!

Hosted by the Porter-Starke Services Foundation, the Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium educates, advocates and celebrates mental health and wellness. Featuring leaders and innovators from the field of mental health, our forum of clinicians, sponsors and the community create a ripple effect of health, balance and hope within and beyond Northwest Indiana!

Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Harre Union/Valparaiso University 

1509 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383

Mind Over Mood
simple & practical tools for everyday living
with Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Keynote Breakfast  8:00 am – 9:30 am 
Learn seven practical skills to improve your mood and boost happiness. These skills are research-tested, simple to learn and can be mastered in a few weeks. Dr. Padesky shows how to use these skills and a way to measure your moods so you can track your progress over time. Whether you struggle with particular moods or just want to increase your sense of well-being, this presentation is for you!

For Best Outcomes, Teach Mood-Specific Skills
Overview of the Full Day Conference (10:30 am – 4:00 pm)
with Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Clients who learn mood management skills improve more quickly and are less likely to relapse. But what skills make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time? Drawing from three decades of research, this workshop illustrates the best evidence-based skills (from CBT, mindfulness, acceptance therapies, and positive psychology) to help clients understand and manage depression, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame. Learn: a) why it is better to use gratitude diaries weekly than daily, b) when a focus on core beliefs can actually make depression worse, c) why Thought Records are not a core intervention for anxiety, and d) how the new 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood (Greenberger & Padesky, 2016) provides an evidence-based roadmap for therapists who want to teach mood-specific skills. This workshop features live clinical demonstrations, innovative  and structured participant exercises, as well as detailed handouts. Each hour is infused with Dr. Padesky’s signature warmth, humor, and an emphasis on practical clinical tips. Participants are encouraged to bring the 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood to the workshop. Dr. Padesky will be happy to sign books during breaks.

The Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium offers 6 hours of continuing education units to mental health professionals who attend the full day event.
Keynote Breakfast Presentation: $35 (8:00 am – 9:30 am)
Full Day Conference: $135 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Partial Day: $120 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) – includes lunch, but excludes Keynote Breakfast

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