Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

October 12 Program

"Happiness as Our Own Therapy"

Dr. Susan Mathieu, RTC/CTRS
Senior Adult Program Coordinator, Alpert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach


Thursday, October 12, 2017


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB provides 1 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider unit to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

Contact info: (562) 426-7601 Susan Mathieu

Dr. Susan Mathieu is the Senior Adult Program Coordinator at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach and is on the Advisory Board for CSULB Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and The California Board of Recreation and Park Certification. She consults with public & private agencies on the "Art of Getting Along with Difficult People." She is known in many circles as the "happy professor" and taught for the California State University system for 17 years. Currently she is an adjunct professor for Florida International University and has published articles on therapeutic humor. "Dr. Susan" has facilitated stress management workshops for young children, youth on probation and counselors working with traumatized adolescents. Her favorite topic is "Happiness & Joy." In 2006, Susan created a happiness and humor group. The group meets once a month, first Friday of each month at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.

With extensive challenges in healthcare/social services we face great difficulty in serving as many people as possible. Our objective is to offer a positive client experience with kindness and care. Often we are working in an environment that emphasizes volume and sometimes does not provide ample resources. The pressure caused by heavy caseloads greatly contribute to exhaustion, compromises our immune system and sometimes makes us cranky human beings. So how do we care for ourselves? Happiness training. You will receive a dose of tax free, cost effective compassion called Dr. SusanCare:
1. Learn how smiling influences your emotions
2. Understand gratitude and how compliments (to others) lift your spirits
3. Discuss several techniques to increase joy
4. Take home a laughter Rx

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