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Living Health, Balance & Hope Symposium (USA 2017)

May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm CDT

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2017 Valparaiso, Indiana USA – Keynote Address & 5 hour Workshop

The day begins with an invited keynote address for the public and continues with a five hour workshop for mental health professionals.

INVITED KEYNOTE BREAKFAST – 8:00 am to 9:30 am – For the Public

Mind Over Mood: Simple & Practical Tools for Everyday Living (a presentation for the public)

cover of 2nd Edition Mind Over MoodLearn seven practical skills to improve your mood and boost happiness. The good news is, these skills are: research-tested, simple to learn, and can be mastered in a few weeks.

Dr. Padesky shows how to use these skills and a way to measure your moods so you can track your progress over time. Whether you struggle with particular moods or just want to increase your sense of well-being, this presentation is for you!


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WORKSHOP – 10 am to 4 pm – For Mental Health Professionals

For Best Outcomes, Teach Mood Specific Skills (a 5 hour workshop for mental health professionals)

cover of 2nd Edition Mind Over MoodClients who learn mood management skills improve more quickly and are less likely to relapse. But what skills make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time? Drawing from three decades of research, this workshop illustrates the best evidence-based skills (from CBT, mindfulness, acceptance therapies, and positive psychology) to help clients understand and manage depression, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame.

This workshop features live clinical demonstrations, innovative and structured participant exercises, as well as detailed handouts. As always, each hour is infused with Dr. Padesky’s signature warmth, humor, and an emphasis on practical clinical tips.

Participants are encouraged to bring the 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood to the workshop. Dr. Padesky will be happy to sign books during breaks.


  • Why it is better to use gratitude diaries weekly than daily
  • When a focus on core beliefs can actually make depression worse
  • Why Thought Records are not a core intervention for anxiety
  • How the new 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood (Greenberger & Padesky, 2016) provides an evidence-based roadmap for therapists who want to teach mood-specific skills


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • DESCRIBE two skills that are linked to faster improvement and lower relapse for depression
  • USE a fingerprint metaphor to engage clients in tracking behaviors and moods
  • UNDERSTAND when and how often to use gratitude diaries to boost happiness
  • LIST five interventions that can help clients deal with guilt and shame
  • EXPLORE relevant issues with clients to determine whether forgiveness is therapeutic
  • ASK questions that help identify the central thoughts maintaining anxiety
  • SET UP behavioral experiments to test our anxious underlying assumptions
  • IDENTIFY safety behaviors which interfere with anxiety treatment progress

EVENT: The Living Health, Balance and Hope Symposium helps educate, advocate and celebrate mental health and wellness.


SPONSOR: Porter-Starke Services Foundation
The Foundation is committed to creating and hosting events that advance the health, balance and hope of our community. These events are made possible with the continued support of our volunteers, community leaders, private donors and corporate sponsors.

PRESENTER: Christine A. Padesky, PhD. Presenter bio …


May 25, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT
$35 – $135
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Porter-Starke Services Foundation
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Harre Union, Valparaiso University

1509 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383 United States
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