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Sovereign Health Offers October Continuing Education Opportunities

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., October 1, 2017 – Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is hosting three continuing education (C.E.) events this month. One of the course ‘Treating Addiction & Mental Health Through the Use of Sand Tray Therapy’ meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit required by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), whereas the other two courses meet the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and are approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PDT – Treating Addiction & Mental Health Through The Use of Sand Tray Therapy – Sovereign Health of El Paso – Ruth Anne Kramer, a licensed clinical social work and chemical dependency counselor, will explain how therapy and therapists provide a space conducive to the healing process when individuals experience trauma, painful memories which impact both the mind and body. Sometimes, treatment of trauma requires exploring and processing memories which are inaccessible through talk-therapy techniques. One sensory-based technique, sand tray therapy, creates a safe place where the therapist guides the client to witness and experience the integration of cognitive and somatic memory, beginning the healing process. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Cynthia Barrera or call 915-229-7356.

October 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT – Emotional Sobriety: Clinical Considerations in Working With Clients – Sovereign Health of Los Angeles – Dr. Allen Berger, a psychotherapist and popular recovery author who has written extensively about the experience of recovery, will discuss the core concepts of emotional sobriety and clinical interventions that promote its development. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Mariela Escobar or call 949-324-1280.

October 24 from 1:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT – Clinical Care of the Transgender Client – Sovereign Health San Clemente – Dr. Kristie Overstreet, a clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, and author who specializes in relationships and transgender identity, will discuss the difference in gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, sexual identity, romantic orientation and issues and barriers that transgender clients face during clinical care. Further, she will explain the effective clinical approaches for transgender clients. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Kimberly Sosa or call 949-573-1648.

Sovereign Health currently operates nine treatment facilities located in California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah. The facilities are licensed in accordance with the regulations of the state where the facility is located. Sovereign facilities have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission.

Continuing education programs are offered by Sovereign Health to professionals in the behavioral health and related fields delivering learning opportunities on various topics which are approved by NBCC.

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Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit

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