Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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McHenry County Mental Health Board 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kristen Doherty 
McHenry County Mental Health Board 


McHenry County Mental Health Board Network Training 

The Therapeutic Benefits of Humor In Counseling

Presented by Mark Sanders

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Free: 2.75 CEU's (IAODAPCA Pending)

In this informative and fun presentation you will learn how laughter can help clients deal with physical pain and medical illness, how laughter can improve clients' physical, emotional, mental and spirtual health and increase rapport and decrease resitance to counseling. You can also use humor to increase organizational morale!

You will learn...

  • How to use humor effectively in individual, group and family counseling
  • How laughter can improve client health and overall wellbeing
  • How to use humor to build rapport with clients with substance use issues

 Presenter: Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. He is the author of 5 books and has had two stories published in the New York Times best selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark is board president of Serenity of Chicago - the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is a trustee on the board of his Alma Mater MacMurray College and past board president of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC.