Modern Day Polygamy in Utah – 10/26/17

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Join us for a half day seminar:

“Modern Day Polygamy in Utah”

October, 26th 2017
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

3 Total CEUs (1.5 hrs of Ethics available)

**Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to participants**

 

Landmark Hospital

4252 S. Birkhill Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

FREE for active members

(Active membership period is from 10/2016 – 10/2017, email us if you would like to know if you are still current.)

50$ for non-members

Click Here to Register

 

Schedule

8:00-8:30
Breakfast/Check-In

 

8:30-9:30
Session 1

Holding out Help, an Organization Serving Polygamists
with Tonia Tewell, Executive Director

Holding Out HELP provides those who come from a polygamous culture the resources needed to transition from isolation to independence.

Tonia developed her passion for this cause after taking a family, from a polygamist community, into her personal home. The issues these families face when transitioning into mainstream society, are numerous and varied. Tonia knew more needed to be done and together with her husband, started Holding Out HELP in 2008. The mission of Holding Out HELP is to bring the “American Refugee” from isolation into independence by offering the necessary resources that a refugee coming in from another country may need to reach self-sufficiency.

9:30-10:00
Session 2

Cultural Awareness Presentation
with Shelli Mecham, LCSW

Shelli Mecham, LCSW has provided therapy for individuals, couples and families since 2011.   Areas of focus include EMDR, trauma, substance abuse, polygamy, religious transition, depression and anxiety.

Shelli brings a concern for those who have been harmed by physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and works with the client to strengthen and heal the individual spirit to live authentically and safely. She believes in a strengths-based, holistic approach to healing from mental health challenges, focusing on building self-compassion and strengthening healthy coping skills and self-sufficiency.

10:00-10:15
Break

10:15-10:45
Session 3

A Personal Experience
as told by “Julie” from the Kingston Community

10:45-11:45
Session 4

An Overview of Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy and Attachment Issues in Polygamy
with Shelli Mecham, LCSW

11:45-12:30
Lunch

 

FREE for active members

(Active membership period is from 10/2016 – 10/2017, email us if you would like to know if you are still current.)

50$ for non-members

Click Here to Register