Therapeutic Humor: NOT A Laughing Matter? (Live, Online Class)
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Everyone has heard the adage “Laughter is the best medicine” but few of us intentionally apply humor or laughter in our clinical work. This two-hour workshop will offer a serious take on laughing and sprinkle some humor into your heart. Within this training, participants will learn about the neurological benefits of humor/laughter, discuss ways humor is comfortable and uncomfortable for us to apply and practice ‘finding funny’ with our clients.
Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, MATS, CPS
Mallori DeSalle is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor, medication-assisted treatment specialist and an internationally certified prevention specialist. Over the last 15 years working in mental health, substance abuse and prevention fields, she has sparked curiosity in both the young and young-at-heart.Over the last decade, her passion for creating a lasting impact led her to the field of organizational change and implementation of integrated care services. Since 2008, Ms. DeSalle has been a faculty member in the Department of Applied Health Science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington. Within the university, Ms. DeSalle serves Prevention Insights (a center at IUB) as the Director of SBIRT Implementation and Lead Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and listed on the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center SBIRT Trainers’ Registry. Ms. DeSalle provides training about MI, SBIRT and a variety of other substance use and mental health topics to multidisciplinary audiences both nationally and internationally. Mallori also serves as Board of Directors for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, an international non-profit organization that supports the use of humor to impact health. When she is not laughing, listening or learning, she is spending time with her husband of nearly 20 years and three children. Her credentials do not impress her family, but occasionally her corny jokes do make them laugh.
- Therapeutic Humor Session$30$300$0