Event date: 8/6/2020 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Export event
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How to Incorporate Meditation into Your Practice and Personally


Raymond M. Scurfield, DSW, LCSW, ACSW


Three (3) Category A Clinical CEUs are approve by NASW NH. Approval #3719

This workshop will describe culturally diverse, faith-based and secular forms of meditation. The presenter will explore the personal benefits of meditation and address using meditation to facilitate enhanced mood regulation, concentration, detachment from stress, and positivity for clients. There will be case applications of sit-down meditation and ‘spot’ or tactical application, and participants will engage in an experiential introduction to a 13-step process for introducing clients (and self) to at least four forms of meditation: manta, breath count, mindful breath awareness, and hybrid meditation. The benefits, cautions, and relevance of meditation to prayer and social action will also be topics of discussion. Join us!

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of meditation to treating trauma
  • Describe the benefits of meditation as it relates to taking care of oneself while being involved in emotionally charged social issues and advocacy
  • Identify and experience at least four forms of meditation
  • Identify and experience 13 steps to introduce yourself and clients/patients to meditation
  • Describe how to incorporate both strategic (sitting down/quiet space) and spot/in-action meditation
  • Describe the relationship between metta (loving/kindness) meditation, personal benefits and social action

About the Presenter:

Dr. Ray Monsour Scurfield, DSW, LCSW is Professor Emeritus of Social Work. MSW (1967) & DSW (1979), University of Southern California. A nationally recognized PTSD expert, he has been in private practice since 2011. He provides external clinical consultation to the Biloxi VA Vet Center.

He was a Captain in the U.S. Army, (1967-71) and Army psychiatric team in Vietnam (1968-69) He has a distinguished 25-year career in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was the Founding Director of the VA National Center for PTSD, Honolulu, HI (1992-97).

Dr Scurfield is the 2006 MS Social Worker of the Year and recipient of the 2012 National NASW Lifetime Achievement Award. He has authored seven books: most recently Faith-Based & Secular Meditation: Everyday & Post-Traumatic Applications. He has made over 350 appearances nationwide and is a proud member of NASW.

Workshop details:

  • The zoom link and handouts will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop
  • Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the workshop (8:35 am EST) to ensure your technology is working
  • If you have any tech issues, please email or text Lynn at lynncstanley@gmail.com or 603.496.0994
  • After the workshop, anyone who has purchased CEUs will be emailed an evaluation form. Your certificate will be emailed to you upon receipt of your completed evaluation.
  • Want to pay by check? Please email Tori - tchase.naswnh@socialworkers.org and mail your check to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive #103, Concord, NH 03301
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