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Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series: Beyond Behavioral Medicine, Larry Berkelhammer, PhD and Will Meechham, MD

  • Fri, October 14, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, October 14, 2016
Beyond Behavioral Medicine
Larry Berkelhammer, PhD & 
Will Meechham, MD

This will be a presentation on Mind-Body Empowerment, which is a mindfulness-based approach leading to the cultivation of loving self-care. Behavioral medicine clients are often non-compliant with the practices taught to them by clinicians. The approach we will be describing dramatically improves self-care compliance as clients begin to cultivate self-compassion and self-caring. 

I (Larry Berkelhammer) closed my mind-body medicine practice a couple of years ago to write the book: In Your Own Hands: New Hope for People Living with Chronic Medical Conditions, and to speak to medical audiences at UCSF, Kaiser, SFSU, and elsewhere. After reading Dr. Meecham’s writing on what he calls Mindful Biology last fall, I invited him to begin co-teaching the College of Marin course I created a year earlier. He is a retired physician and creator of Mindful Biology, which is a method by which people learn to appreciate and value the mind-body interface as they learn to come home to living fully in their bodies.

I (Larry) trained in mind-body medicine with James S. Gordon MD at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, O. Carl Simonton MD at the Simonton Cancer Center, and Lawrence LeShan PhD—author of Cancer as a Turning Point.

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Chair, Gabriel Rabu.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need. All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.

After reading Dr. Meecham’s writing on what he calls Mindful Biology last fall, I invited him to begin co-teaching the College of Marin course I created a year earlier

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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