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The Annual Mental Health and Spirituality ConferenceThe Power Within

DMH holds an annual Mental Health and Spirituality Conference. The conference is for clergy members who want to learn about mental health issues to better serve their congregants, and for mental health workers who want to learn about using spirituality in treatment.
The conference consists of a number of workshops and speakers. In 2009, DMH was honored to have three distinguished keynote speakers: Rev. Cecil Murray of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Rabbi Edward Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty of the UCI Department of Psychiatry. In the past, workshops have focused on such topics as: early intervention strategies, the Roundtable model, and stigma reduction. The conference also features activities such as yoga and meditation.
Click here for the program from the 2009 Mental Health and Spirituality Conference

The 2010 Mental Health and Spirituality Conference will be held on June 10th at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles.

10 Reasons Why Clergy Members Should Attend the Mental Health Conference for Faith Leaders

  • The opportunity to learn how to handle congregants with disruptive behavior
  • To become comfortable with congregants with mental health issues
  • To become aware of community resources
  • To network with other clergy members in similar situations
  • The opportunity to have a dialogue with leaders of other faiths
  • To collaborate with non-clergy resources
  • To spread your knowledge and experience to others
  • The opportunity to learn from local and nationally recognized leaders in the mental health and spirituality field
  • To become a participant in the new movement of mental health and spirituality
  • To better serve your congregants

For registration information, contact Adrienne Cedro-Hament at ahament@dmh.lacounty.gov

Related Information

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Prevention & Early Intervention
Phone: (213) 251-6712
Fax: (213) 252-8749