Join us for a fun and informative luncheon featuring Larry Snyder, MD, Diplomat American Academy of Family Medicine; Diplomat American Board of Addiction Medicine and Gina H. Tabrizy, MS, LMFT, CCO New Directions for Women and Cofounder of Harmony Heals.

This event, which includes a delicious lunch catered by 24 carrots catering & events, is open to anyone interested in addiction treatment or mental health issues. CEU's will be available. Great learning, great networking and great fun all for a great cause—to support veterans and low income families.

Bring your business cards as networking is strongly encouraged!

The cost to attend is a $30 suggested donation to Carepossible (tax deductible). Proceeds will provide care for military and low income families.

Donations to CarePossible can be made at

CE Info

American Psychological Association

CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at

Educational description and learning objectives:

Mindfulness in Recovery

Mindfulness in Recovery is a discourse on the moment to moment application of mindfulness as an exercise in the recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Learning points to be discussed include mindfulness self mood regulation, Impulse control and frustration tolerance, application of mindfulness and application of mindfulness meditation.

  • Describe the concept of mindfulness and application of mindfulness techniques in their day to day lives
  • Discuss the application of mindfulness techniques for mood regulation with patients in recovery
  • Explain mindfulness meditation and the intrinsic transformative effect of the daily practice of meditation

Soul of Recovery:

Working in the addiction treatment field, we are familiar with using spiritual concepts in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. The concept of spirituality is seen as a construct for healing in recovery. Research has shown that increased spiritual practices have been associated with improved treatment outcomes and decreased recidivism. In the context of treatment, we need to become familiar with the ideology of our clients and how to bridge the gap of spirituality between our programmatic beliefs, personal beliefs, and the client’s beliefs on this subject. This presentation will explore the concept of spirituality, as can be characterized by the individual, while exploring how to disseminate an overall program of spiritual growth.

  • Define the concept of spirituality.
  • Identify 3 mindfulness practices which improve my mental and physical health.
  • Identify 3 core concepts which promote a healthier working environment.

Understanding and facilitating clients who struggle with Embitterment

Embitterment is a topic that the bible depicts through various biblical stories and it is a topic that continues to be relevant today. As demonstrated through the Book of Ruth, Naomi after immense loss in her life, changes her name to Mara, meaning "bitter". What exactly is embitterment and how does psychological research help us understand patients who have taken on the identity of Mara like Naomi. This talk will review some of the main points of research about embitterment and offer the clinician tools on how to work with patients who feel embittered.

  • Explain what embitterment is including negative cognitions that keep people remaining embittered and the symptoms of embitterment and how it differs from PTSD, Depression
  • Discuss the research validating adverse health effects for those who are chronically embittered.
  • List the three main treatment strategies for patients dealing with embitterment