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August 2022
Saadia Z. Yunus

Working with Groups: Techniques and Strategies for Success

August 31, 2022 9:00 AM


This workshop will begin with a brief introduction into the benefits and challenges of group work. We will then break down strategies, skills and techniques on how to effectively work with groups. Leave this workshop with a renewed confidence in working with groups. Presenter: Saadia Z. Yunus is a licensed marriage and family therapist, trauma specialist, motivational speaker, and community leader.

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September 2022

Mental Health Is a Family Matter

September 14, 2022 11:30 AM


This workshop will address the dimensions of wellness which include: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, social, physical, occupational and spiritual. Join AARP Long Island and the Association of Mental Health & Wellness to learn more about the actions you can take now to live a healthier life for good. EMPOWER HALF-HOURS is a series of FREE virtual Zoom events. AARP membership not required. Presenter: Anne Marie Montijo is the Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which includes leading multiple programs, oversight of risk management and community partnership development.

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Amanda Ann Gregory

The Power of Relationships: Attachment Interventions to Heal Childhood Trauma

September 22, 2022 9:00 AM


Children who have experienced trauma often have unmet attachment needs, which can cause severe emotional, behavioral, and cognitive developmental issues. Attachment interventions can access and repair relational wounds where behavioral and cognitive interventions are less effective. This presentation will teach multiple attachment interventions including proving physical touch, posturing, engaging in rhythmic movement, creating masks, drawing, role playing, and raising pets. Presenter: Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC, is a psychotherapist, national speaker, and author.

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