Introductions (Mindfulness in Behavioral Health)

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    Patricia Burke
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    Please reply to this topic to tell us a bit about yourself and your hopes for this course.

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    Melissa Gerrish
    Participant

    Good Day All,
    My name is Melissa and I am a clinician (LCSW) with an area Crisis Stabilization Service. I began my work in the field as a DSP back in the early 90’s. I have been involved in the MH and/or ID field(s) -in some aspect- since then. I have done direct care, program manager work, supervisory work, as well as clinical counseling (private practice and agency based). I enjoy keeping up with new techniques for use with clients, as well refreshing and refining my existing skills. I am most interested in gaining other practical ways others may use mindfulness so I have more tools to use with the clients that I serve. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

    ~ Melissa

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    Cherie Duggan
    Participant

    Hello, my name is Cherie Duggan, and I am a program director for a SUD agency in Iowa. I am very interested in utilizing mindfulness techniques in my personal and professional life.

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    Jennifer Marx
    Participant

    Hello! My name is Jennie Marx, and I am a counselor at a medication assisted treatment clinic in Vermont. I am returning to the field of substance abuse treatment after 10 years working in the publishing field. I’m interested in mindfulness as a tool to use with my clients and in my personal life.

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    Elaine Kaneski
    Participant

    Hello,
    My name is Elaine and I’m Certified Health Education Specialist, Adjunct Faculty member at Youngstown State University, and also working as a Program Coordinator for a Family Medicine Residency Program in Ohio. While I may not be working clinically as some of you mention, I’ve previously worked in SUD settings on the prevention side. Currently, I’m looking for ways to incorporate mindfulness into my professional life since I do rely on it in my personal life for the past 4yrs or so. I hope this course will allow me to gain insight into explaining the tools/techniques to others with limited understanding of the benefits and be able to influence them to incorporate the practices within their lives, too.

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    Catherine VanDraska
    Participant

    Hello,

    My name is Catherine Vandraska (LMSW) and the Director of Youth Services at ASAC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I look forward to being able to support patients in utilizing mindfulness techniques.

    Catherine

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    Ryan Crouse
    Participant

    My name is Ryan Crouse I am a LCPC,LADC,CCS and Clinical director for Anglez Behavioral health services in Augusta Maine. I am the Clinical lead of an Opioid health home as well as a Behavioral Health home at Anglez BHS. I specialize in helping people with Co-occurring disorders and began in the field as a Substance use disorder counselor many years ago. I am excited to learn more about mindfulness in this training!

    #22212
    Patricia Burke
    Keymaster

    Hi Everyone, again welcome to class. I am thrilled to see we have some participants from Iowa, Ohio, and Vermont. CCSME is really making its way out in the world to a larger audience. That’s terrific. I want to emphasize that this course on mindfulness is for both personal and professional development. So if you are here to explore a new or renew or expand your personal mindfulness practice that’s great. I look forward to hearing more about your interest in mindfulness and experiences with the mindfulness exercises in the course.

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