Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Insight Treatment Program, 769 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103
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    Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association

    And Insight Treatment Center



      Understanding The Suicide Grief Journey:

    A Mother's Perspective

    Susan Auerbach, Ph.D., Presenter & Author

    A Presentation Based on the Book: I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss



    Topic Description  

    Written by a mother who lost her 21-year-old son to suicide, "I'll Write Your Name on Every Beach" deals with the themes of suicide loss through the lens of the author’s personal grief. Addressing the process in Positive Psychology of post-traumatic growth, this memoir provides the bereaved with mind-body exercises and creative activities to help them come to terms with their loss.

    Although it deals directly with losing a child, much of the content pertains to grief generally, especially complicated grief after a sudden death, and thus provides comfort to any reader who has lost a close one to suicide or anyone interested in young people struggling with mental health. Organized thematically, the book addresses the many issues and stages involved in the grieving process and ends each chapter with a variety of beneficial yoga, breathing and therapy activities. This allows readers to dip in and out of the book, and go at their own pace—replicating the fact that grief is not a linear journey but an iterative one that goes back and forth. This book is a lifeline for anyone struggling to process loss.



    Susan Auerbach, Ph.D., is a suicide loss survivor, trained in suicide awareness, gate-keeper crisis intervention, and bereavement group facilitation. She is a Professor of Education at California State University, Northridge, blogger for Walking the Mourner’s Path After a Child’s Suicide, and serves on the Advisory Board of Survivors After Suicide, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Center, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network.


    Program Schedule 

    Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

    Sign-In and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
    Presentation: 12-1 p.m.
    Opportunities for book purchase, author signing, and agency tour: 1-1:30 p.m.


    Event Location

    Insight Treatment Program
    769 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA  91103


    Lunch/Refreshments Included



    Pre-Registration On-Line Is Required

    Space is Limited, Register Today!

    $15 for GAMHPA Members, $25 for Non-Members Includes Lunch

    1.0 CEU for LMFTs and LCSW's (PCE 5187)
    (Sorry, no CEUs for psychologists)

    Registrants who do not attend or fail to request a refund one week prior to the event will be charged the full fee.


    For Further Information and Questions, Contact:

    Mary Ann Aronsohn, L.M.F.T.     (626) 441-5131

    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 722 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA

    Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association
    Quarterly Networking Event
    Friday, October 12, 2018, 11:45-1:30 p.m.

    Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

    722 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale
    Early arrival is recommended as parking is limited

    We are happy to announce for 2018 that we have reduced the cost to attend this popular event for GAMHPA members.  Consider joining or renewing today!

    Pre-Registration & Payment is REQUIRED at

    Registration closes the Wednesday night before the event 

    No walk-ins will be permitted

    All clinicians, interns, and allied professionals are welcome.
    You do not have to be a member to attend.
    Informal networking.  Bring your business cards and promotional literature.

    For questions, contact us below:

    Kimberly Wong, L.C.S.W.
    (626) 260-1356


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