Al Forthan Trainings: Mindfulness for Healing and Thriving AND Up in Smoke
We offer these trainings free of charge to volunteers. Email Alex at
and let her know you are a volunteer to get the free registration.
Wednesday, June 14th
New Song Community Church
220 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212
Mindfulness for Healing and Thriving
Denise Gour, LCSW
8:30 a.m. - Noon (registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)
Includes three CEUs from ACCBO.
This training introduces both the research and several fundamental practices of mindfulness training for working with clients challenged by addictions, depression, and criminal behavior. Attendees will experience mindfulness practices first hand and learn ways to integrate these skills in their personal life and professional work. Grounding and centering strategies for both client and professional will be emphasized, as well as, simple every-day practices that help improve client outcomes and prevent professional burn-out. Appropriate for all levels of behavioral healthcare counselors, mentors, and other health care workers, as well as, administrative staff. No meditation experience necessary.
Up in Smoke
Eric Martin, M.A.C., CADC III, CPS
1:45 - 3:45 p.m. (registration starts at 1:00 p.m.)
Includes two CEUs from ACCBO.
This presentation will cover the epidemiology of marijuana use, defining dependence, motivational factors working for marijuana dependent clients and resources.