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Awareness Hour 2020

Rancho Mirage, CA

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Saturday Morning Speaker Series for Healing Professionals

Join your colleagues, leading experts and emcee Jerry McDonald for Awareness Hour, a monthly Saturday morning speaker series that explores timely topics and important perspectives on addiction treatment and recovery.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

9-10 a.m.

This event is free of charge.

Topics and Presenters

January 4 Recovery and the Buddha, with Edward T. Lacy
February 15 What's a Family to Do?, with Louise Stanger
March 21 Creating Whole-System Health to Support Recovery Success, with Jeralyn Brossfield
April 18 Evolution of Addiction and Treatment (T&R), with Jerry McDonald and Jerry Moe


NOTE: The January 4 presentation also features a special tribute to recovery champion Art Mattox.


About the Presenters

Edward Lacy Edward T. Lacy, MA
With more than three decades of national and international experience in training addiction counselors and other mental health clinicians, Lacy also consults with treatment centers on program and organizational development. He served as senior manager for the U.S. Navy's Institute for the Development of Substance Abuse Counselors.
Louise Stranger Louise Stanger, EdD, LCSW, CDWF, CID
An internationally recognized interventionist, clinician and author, Stanger focuses on strength-based solutions and invitational change in guiding individuals and families toward healing and hope. She brings expertise and heart to her work in helping families navigate the challenges of living with mental health, addiction, process disorders and chronic pain.
Jeralyn Brossfield Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, FACOG

With a focus on providing personalized, whole-person care, Brossfield serves as the medical director of XOHealth, a private functional medicine practice in Rancho Mirage, and directs Brain Health Restoration, a provider of Magnetic EEG-Guided Resonance Therapy as an adjunctive treatment to improve brain function.
Jerry McDonald Jerry McDonald 

A long-time addiction counselor and interventionist, Jerry has been associated with the Betty Ford Center for many years. His colleague Jerry Moe, national director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program, will serve as a special guest emcee for this presentation. 


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Questions or ADA requests? Please contact Jeff Schlund, Outreach Manager, or call 1-760-423-6728.

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