Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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Meghan Maxwell 
National Association of Social Workers / Connecticut Chapter 

How to Incorporate Meditation Into Your Personal Life & Into Your Practice 

... with special attention to application within the military and with veterans

August 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. via Zoom

This LIVE webinar is approved for 3 CECs by NASW/CT and meets 1 hour of the Veterans Services requirement for relicensure

It is with special pleasure that we welcome Raymond M. Scurfield, DSW, LCSW, ACSW, Professor Emeritus, and Vietnam Veteran to our series of webinars providing education and support during these difficult times in our country and in our personal and professional lives.

This workshop will identify several forms of meditation and the benefits of its forms across time, cultures, and secular and spiritual believers. Dr. Scurfield will walk attendees through 13 steps to introduce the benefits and effects of meditation with special attention to its application within the veteran population.  What is the relationship between meditation and prayer and how does one incorporate both strategic meditation (sitting down/quiet space) and spot or tactical meditation into our lives?   The workshop will include the application of Buddhist “gathas” to enhance mindfulness and metta (loving, kindness meditation) as well as strategies to counter intrusive thoughts, images, and other distractions.  Dr. Scurfield will use case examples, experiential exercises, and opportunities to pose questions to explore war-related and civilian PTSD, research findings, as well as the cautions and limitations of meditation.

A long time NASW member, Dr. Scurfield had the honor of being named the Mississippi Social Worker of the Year in 2006 with special recognition of his post-Katrina trauma counseling work and in 2012 received the National NASW Lifetime Achievement Award.  He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work.  His journey as a social worker started in the Army in one of the Army’s two psychiatric teams during the height of troop mobilization in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.  This was followed by a 25-year VA career leading PTSD programs which included being the founding Director of the VA National Center for PTSD in Honolulu, being the consultant to the Biloxi VA Vet Center for the past 9 years, as well as writing and/or editing five books on war trauma and his latest book on meditation.  Dr. Scurfield’s life-long commitment to meditation, his clinical experience in teaching meditation, and his willingness to share his own experiences will offer attendees a most personal and helpful guide to meditation.

$40.00 for NASW Members; $60.00 for Non-members

Registrants will receive a confirmation email after payment is received which will be re-sent on August 20th.