September 19, 2009

Seminars, Workshops and Events   
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FEB 4—FREE—St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center Clinical Breakfast Series. 8:00-9:00 a.m. Bobbe McGinley, MA, MBA, CCGC, LISAC, "Has Your Valentine Gambled Your Future"? Gambling and Couples. Behavioral Health Center Auditorium, 1800 E. Van Buren. 1 free CEU and Breakfast, Professional networking. Chip Coffey, 602-251-8799. pcoffey@iasishealthcare.com.

FEB. 5—SAVE THE DATE— General public lecture, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dr. Patrick Corrigan presents, Four Lessons for Mental Health Advocates and Families on Stigma Reduction. Church of the Beatitudes Nelson Hall, 555 W. Glendale, $10. 602-712-9200 x 204. Email: eddies@azabc.org.

Feb. 6—Scottsdale Luncheon to Honor Professional Excellence, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Kierland Ballroom, 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. Presented by Sierra Tucson, bring a colleague and join us in this opportunity to network, share resources, have fun, and meet key Sierra Tucson staff members. R.S.V.P. for free luncheon requested by January 30; walk-ins accepted. www.SierraTucson.com (Events, Prof. Events, Special Prof. Events) or call 800-624-5858, Ext. 2132.

Feb. 11—Phoenix—"Crossroads of Pain and Addiction: Psychosocial Interventions," by Rob Ashby, M.D., 8 - 10 a.m. The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. Professionals are invited to the Phoenix-Area Professionals’ Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Sierra Tucson and Life Healing Center. 2.0 Contact Hours. $15 pre-registration requested ($25 at door, cash or check). Information and registration, visit www.SierraTucson.com (Events, Prof. Events, Prof. Networking) or call 800-624-5858, Ext. 2132.

Feb. 12– Tucson—"Introduction to PSYCH-K®," by Sal Risinger, LCSW, MSW, 8 - 10 a.m. at the Arizona Inn. Professionals are invited to the Tucson-Area Professionals’ Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Sierra Tucson and Life Healing Center . 2.0 Contact Hours. $15 pre-registration requested ($25 at door, cash or check). Information and registration, visit www.SierraTucson.com (Events, Prof. Events, Prof. Networking) or call 800-624-5858, Ext. 2132.

FEB. 23The Meadows presents—free lecture series: "Sexuality in Recovery." Speaker: Scout Mcnamara, LPC, LISAC and Jean Ponder Soto, PhD. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Chaparral Christian Church, 6451 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. Information/RSVP The Meadows 800-420-1616 or info@themeadows.com.

Feb. 25—6:30 pm. The Ideal Woman—Fresh Start Women’s Center with Nancy Nordstrom of Imagine Nation®. Re-establish your self-esteem through the power of goals, choice, and perception. Turn your dreams into reality, by discovering the ideal within yourself. $5.00 workshop. Advanced registration required. Contact Fresh Start 602-261-7143.


March 14Emotions Anonymous Spring Retreat. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mesa. Meeting (all meetings are open), Talks, Sharing, Food. Free will offering All welcome! Contact : Velma, 480-777-8317, Barb or Ken at 480-969-6813.

MARCH 2—AZ Office of Problem Gambling Symposium— Pathways to Recovery. www.problemgambling.az.gov.

MARCH 3,4,5—Self exclusion for gamblers presented by ACT-Counseling and Education. For details 602-569-4328.

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Hospice Volunteers Needed—Hospice of Arizona is looking for warm and caring people to share their time and hearts with terminally ill patients and their families. Bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers needed. Three-session certification training Feb. 2, 4th and 6th: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Park Rd. East valley trainings Feb. 9, 11th & 13th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Carestone Assisted Living in Tempe, 1875 E. Guadalupe Rd. For information or to register call Volunteer Department 602-678-1313.

Homeward Bound is seeking individuals to tell their stories of recovery as a part of Survivors program. Contact Tammi 602-374-8749.

Celebrate Recovery at Chandler Christian Church. Weekly Friday meetings 7 p.m. Room B-200. Groups for men and women dealing with Chemical addictions, Sexual addictions, Co-Dependency and other Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits.1825 S. Alma School Road. Chandler. 480-963-3997. Contact: Pastor Larry Daily email: larrydaily@chandlercc.org

Bridge to Recovery Support Group—For 18 or older whose lives have been touched by alcohol and drugs. Processing and Psycho-Educational. Wednesdays 6:00 -7:30 p.m. ADHD, Social Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Spirituality. Group Therapist: Cristi A. Soiya, MAPC, LAC, LASAC. Ironwood Square Office Park, 10149 N. 92nd St., Suite 103, Scottsdale Fee: $25 per session. Registration required: 602 989-2837. (Space Limited).

Celebrate Recovery, City of Grace Mesa Campus, 655 E University, Mesa. Fridays, 6:00-10:00 p.m. Chapel Bldg. 7 BBQ, Fellowship, Small Groups. City of Grace Scottsdale Campus, 9610 E. Cactus Rd. Scottsdale. Tuesday’s 6:30-10:00 p.m. Fellowship, Small Groups. For both events contact Pastor Linda Rinzel 480-464-3916

Racing for Recovery Meetings—Sunday’s 5:00 p.m. Coyotes Athletic Centers TOLLESON, 1433 E. Williams Field Road, Tolleson, AZ. 623-907-9889. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. Coyotes Athletic Centers Val Vista, 9897 W. McDowell Road Gilbert.480-812-1999.

Are sexual behaviors in and out of relationships causing you problems? Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women recovering from addictive sexual behavior. Any questions contact www.saa-phoenix.org or 602-735-1681

North Phoenix Visions of Hope Center—Recovery center for 18 or older enrolled in Magellan. Breakfast and lunch served. Recreation, special events, grief support, peer support, classes. 15044 N.Cave Creek Road #2. Phoenix. 602-404-1555

Mental Health America of ArizonaMaricopa County-Peer Support Groups. No charge or registration requirement to attend MHA’s peer or parent support groups. Contact 480-994-4407 to verify times and dates. Groups are facilitated by trained mental health consumers and focus on adult consumer issues.

Serenity Sunday meets Sunday mornings 10-11a.m. Scottsdale Ranch Community Center. 10585 N.100th St., Scottsdale (southeast corner Shea/100th St.). For information contact Randy Olson at 480-688-0213.

Overeaters Anonymous—New Teen Meeting Meets every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the OA office 1219 E. Glendale Ave. #23 Phoenix. For information or a complete meeting list visit www.oaphoenix.org/ or call 602-234-1195. No dues or fees.

Clutterers Anonymous—12-step group. Do you have too much stuff? Are you having a hard time getting organized? Do you find it impossible to throw anything away? Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. North Hills Church, 15025 N. 19th Ave, Room F-103, Phoenix. 602-601-1414. No dues or fees

SLAA—Sex and Love Addict Anonymous is a twelve step oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by AA. For meetings or to learn more call 602-337-7117.www.slaa-arizona.org

Food Addicts Anonymous—A 12 step group.No dues or fees for membership. Not connected with any diet or weight loss programs. www.Foodaddictsanonymous.org

INTERVENTION: Learn about the gift of Intervention. Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. Meet members of the Intervention Services of Arizona team and obtain information about Interventions conducted with love, care and concern. 6615 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 100, Scottsdale. Call 480-491-1554.

Intentional Consciousness Community—Gathering for diverse people first Sunday of month–3-5 p.m. By donation. Sitting in Spirit Meditation—Variety of formats include guest speakers, presentations, healing, special meditation. Wednesdays 6:30—8 p.m. Contact Dr. Dina Evan 602-997-1200.

Alcohol Recovery Solutions—On-going Substance Abuse group for adults. Not 12 step format. Mon., Wed., Thurs. 6pm-8pm. For those new to recovery and those looking for aftercare, relapse prevention support. 15215 S. 48th St., Suite 150. Ahwatukee/Phoenix. Gigi Veasey, 480-496-9760 or visit www.bigsteptorecovery.com.

At the Francisican Renewal Center: Divorce/Separation/Significant Relationship Endings—Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dealing with the pain of divorce, separation, ending of any significant relationship. Donations. Counseling Ministry, Judith McHale, MA, LPC and Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. Grief Support—Tues., 5:30-7:00 p.m. Families/Friends Dealing with Chemical Dependency. Learn how to rebuild, restore, recover and manage relationships with families and friends struggling with chemical dependency. Tues., 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Caroline Becker, MA, LISAC. 480-948-7460 x 133.

Sex and Love Addict Anonymous —12 step oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholic Anonymous. For meeting list or to learn more about SLAA contact 602-337-7117 or www.slaa-arizona.org

Depression/Anxiety Support. Help with issues surrounding everyday life. Tues., 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Franciscan Renewal Center—5802 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. 480-948-7460 x 133.

Bi-polar bears—Manic Depressive Support Group—Wed. 7-9:00 p.m.—St. Lukes Behavioral Health Services, 1800 E. Van Buren.

ANXIETY DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP—First,third Wednesday of month 7-8:30 p.m. at Life Care of Paradise Valley, 4065 E. Bell Road, Phoenix.

GAM-ANON Meetings: Sun. 7:30p.m. Desert Cross Lutheran Church, 8600 S. McClintock, Tempe. Mon. 7:30p.m., Cross in the Desert Church, 12835 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, Tues. 7:00pm, First Christian Church, 6750 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, Tues. 7:15pm.Desert Cross Lutheran Church —Education Building, 8600 S. McClintock, Tempe, Thurs. 7:30pm. Unity Church, 2740 E. Southern, Mesa.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS—Meetings: Mon., 7-8 p.m., St. Phillip’s Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., Palo Verde Room. Thurs. 6-7 pm, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell, Room 2500 F. 520-570-7990, www.arizonada.org.

Sierra Tucson Alumni Support Group– Scottsdale 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month, 6-7 p.m. Tucson 2nd Sunday of month for dinner, 6:30 p.m. For information, www.SierraTucson.com (Alumni Resources, Alumni Support Groups) Tim McLeod at 1-866-638-1650.