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S.A.D. for the Holidays? Client-care and Self-care to Navigate the Season (...

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South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center

2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87105

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This presentation will take a look at all of the many, many reasons that holidays can be the roughest time of year. Issues around grief/loss, Seasonal Affective Disorder, stress from reconnecting with dysfunctional family systems and the list goes on and on. All of these issues will be explored with honesty and humor while participants support eachother and their clients through the Holiday Season.

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Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and an MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. He is an international trainer and consultant in many topics including Evidence Based Practices (EBPs), ethics and cultural issues in behavioral healthcare. Mr. Serna has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states and five different countries. He is the director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. His company, Serna Solutions LLC provides training, consulting, and counseling services to adults, adolescents and families in Santa Fe, NM. He is interested to serve NAADAC to promote the development of addiction professionals and advocate for addiction issues at the state and national level. He enjoys creating classes that engage a diverse audience that not only educates but also entertains.

About the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: The Training & Education grant, funded through the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative aims to increase access to quality training and support to individuals who serve and interact with our behavioral health community. Through this program, Serna Solutions will provide behavioral health classes at no cost. Any person who resides in or supports individual(s) with behavioral health needs in BERNALILLO COUNTY is welcome to participate.

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