Event date: 2/19/2021 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Export event
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Meditation Strategies: Application With a Range of Clinical Practice Interventions


Ray Scurfield, DSW, LCSW, Professor Emeritus

Three (3) Clinical CEUs approved by NASW VT. Approval #1029

This three-hour workshop is an introduction to the application of meditation strategies in conjunction with a range of clinical interventions with a general mental health practice. Based on the author’s 2019 book, Faith-Based & Secular Meditation: Everyday & Posttraumatic Applications, and the Buddha’s premise that “One should do what one teaches others to do. If one would train others, one should be well-controlled oneself. Difficult, indeed, is self control.” “You, yourself, must strive.” Hence, participants first will be introduced didactically and experientially to six forms of meditation: mantra, breath-count, mindful breathing, hybrid mantra/breath-count, Buddhist gathas and metta. Then, there will be a discussion of several case applications in which various meditation strategies are integrated with such presenting issues as anxiety, anger, excessive busy-ness, work-related performance, marital relationship and trauma.


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 a few minutes before the workshop (12:45 am EST) to ensure your technology is working
  • There will be a 15 minute break at the midpoint
  • If you have any tech issues, please email or text Lynn at lynncstanley@gmail.com or 603.496.0994
  • After the workshop, you 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 made out to NASW VT to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive #103, Concord, NH 03301

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