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Counseling In and For a Changing World

November 8,9, & 10, 2018

The Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143
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Dr Shilagh Mirgain,

Pre-Conference Presentation: "Let It Be: Using Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety"

Friday Keynote:  "How to Thrive in Changing Times"

Dr. Mirgain's clinical interests include individual and couples psychotherapy with patients with mood, anxiety disorders and adjustment issues, sport psychology and peak performance training, pre-surgical psychological evaluations, and individual and group treatment of patients with a variety of health problems including pain, headaches, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes, IBS, hypertension, TMJ and insomnia.


Dr. Mirgain's clinical interventions include cognitive-behavioral approaches to management of health and secondary psychological issues, biofeedback, hypnosis, guided imagery, relaxation training and mindfulness cognitive therapy for stress reduction.


In addition to her work with UW Health Pain Management and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Dr. Mirgain also see patients in our Health Psychology, Sport Psychology, Integrative Medicine, Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care, Preventive Cardiology and Performing Arts Medicine programs.

See a presentation by Dr. Mirgain on YouTube


Joe Sanok

Saturday Keynote:  " Fostering AHA  Moments in a Changing World"

What do Apple, Star Wars, and a rhinoceros have in common? Where does clinical experience meet and fight with technology? Where do ideas come from and how can we foster them in ourselves and our clients? The world has changed and the field of counseling usually lags behind. Opportunities abound for counselors to move beyond traditional counseling. With podcasting, e-courses, and apps, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the possibilities. Usually we get paralyzed by doing it perfect. But there is another way to think about this changing world. 
Joe Sanok is the owner of Mental Wellness Counseling a private pay group practice in Traverse City, MI. He is also a TEDx speaker and has the #1 podcasts for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which has been downloaded over a million times. He consults with practice owners that are starting, growing, and scaling a practice. Also, he helps them go after big ideas to change the field. His website, www.practiceofthepractice.com/resources is one of the top website resources for counselors. 


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