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New Board Meeting Day and Time

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: Board meetings are open to members, and will be held on the third Friday of the month starting May 18, 2018 until October 2018.  The regular board meeting will be held from 9:00-11:00 am. Every other month the Executive Committee meets from 8:30-9:00 am starting with the May 18 meeting.

Location of meeting: 310 14th Street, Albuquerque, NM, downtown area.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

We welcome the SWBHIPA’s new Board of Directors  for 2017-2018

President–Lisa Johnson
Vice President–Cynthia (Thia) Sontag
Treasurer–Pamela Wolff
Secretary-Rickie Palmer
Member At-Large–Dan Best
Member At-Large–Vacant
Ex-officio  President (Immediate Past President)–Jim Shotwell
Advisory Board Member–Vacant

Networking Brown Bag Lunches for 2018

The next Networking Brown Bag Lunch for 2018 is scheduled for Friday, August 3, 2018 from 11:30 am to 12:45 PM.  The meeting is held in the basement of 3200 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  Topic to be announced.

SAVE THE DATES: This year, the meetings will be held quarterly on the second Friday of the month, instead of monthly, so mark your calendars or program the phone for these Fridays in 2018:  November 2.  Future topics and speakers are being coordinated right now and will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.  No date yet, but plans in the works to offer a presentation on Motivational Interviewing.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming CE Opportunities with Member Discounts

SWBHIPA invites members to check out Choosing Mindfulness 2018 workshop opportunities with Bhanu Joy Harrison LCSW  at  SWBHIPA members are eligible for a discounted rate per workshop.

Please explore Bhanu’s website for complete details.  Here are a few of the wonderful opportunities coming this year:

UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs I and II) for Daily Living:  Six week courses each

Ethical Communications-Ethics for LMTs

When Mindfulness Meets Trauma 

Crossing the Line Boundary Issues AND Scope of Practice Issues – Ethics for LMT’s

Trauma & the the Body


Still Joining With Professional Organizations on CE Opportunities!

Sometime ago, the SWBHIPA Board had decided to link up with organizations offering continuing education credits for our members at a discounted rate.  In 2018, the Board remains committed to this service for our members.  To help us enhance the activity, the SWBHIPA Board requests that our members:

  1. identify organizations to which they belong ,
  2. approach these organizations that offer CE and introduce  SWBHIPA, and
  3. inquire a willingness to collaborate with SWBHIPA around a discounted rate for our members attending their conferences.

Once organizations have been approached by our members and the SWBHIPA Board is apprised of these contacts, the SWBHIPA Board will follow up with an agreement  with the identified organizations and establish our willingness to promote such conferences on our website for a reduced rate for our members.

Thanks for your help in broadening our circle of partnerships.

Bookkeeping Services

Tax season is here! If you need any Bookkeeping services to get you caught up or in the right direction look no further. Melissa Padilla of Accounting Services is here to help all your bookkeeping needs. Please call 505.203.5205 for all your needs.