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Friday, February 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

7315 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 790 East Bethesda, MD 20814

This event is open to the public.
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Shannon Harris

Topic: The Power of Connection

We have become a nation that spends more and more time connecting to electronics such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and the list goes on and on. The reality is we are becoming more and more isolated from ourselves and others. In this vacuum of loneliness and depression, where addictions prevail, we long for intimacy and connection. This talk will focus on how to connect experientially.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn how connections influence their lives and their client’s life
2. Participants will understand how experiential activities activate connection.

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Mary BellofattoMary Bellofatto MA, LMHC, NCC, CEDS, CP, TEP has worked in the Mental Health Field for over 40 years, and brings her years of training and experience in the field of addictions, eating disorders and pastoral counseling into the brokenness of relationships. Mary has been in practice in Naples for 30 years, during this time she worked for fifteen years at one of the top ten addictions treatment centers in the nation as Clinical Director and National Training and Aftercare Director. Mary is owner of Mary Bellofatto Consulting, a training company where she leads retreats, seminars and presents at national conferences on mental health issues, teaching psychodrama as the preferred treatment modality. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida, a National Certified Counselor, A Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, (an International Certification), and a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy. She is currently on the Boards of Directors for the International Association of Eating Disorders and has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama for five years. Mary is a certified supervisor for the state of Florida and a certified supervisor for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She is an award-winning speaker, a Toastmasters Bronze, Who’s Who in U.S. Executives, and Lexington Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals and National Who’s who in Executives and Professionals. Mary is the psychodrama trainer at Onsite and facilitates groups and intensives. Her passion for the past 20 years has been her work in Rwanda, East Congo, Burundi, Uganda, and Sudan Africa in reconciliation and trauma healing for the genocide and war survivors as well as her facilitating groups and training at Onsite. Mary is known for bringing a deep sense of spirituality to her work, and a great sense of fun.

CE credits available: 1.5 hours
CE’s will be provided through the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board. Ashley Addiction Treatment is an approved MABPCB Educational Provider.

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April 27, 2018
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