Annual Conference for Children to Feature Expert in Clinical Psychology and Mindfulness, Dr. Shefali Tsabary

The CarePlus Foundation has announced that Dr. Shefali Tsabary will present at Bergen Community College for the 2016 Annual Conference for Children on Friday, April 1. The world-renowned doctor will share her expertise in blending the western study of clinical psychology with the eastern philosophy of mindfulness.

Dr. Shefali is a clinical psychologist, award-winning author, and international speaker who has been a keynote at numerous events. In addition to being a frequent flyer on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Dr. Shefali has also presented at TEDx, Wisdom 2.0, The Kellogg Business School, and The Dali Lama Center for Peace and Education, among many other conferences and workshops.

Her most popular book “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children”, a New York Times bestseller, has been called one of the most profound books on parenting by Oprah. The concepts and approaches to parenting that are explored in the book will be the driving force of the conference presented by CarePlus.

“There are a number of factors that go into total well-being,” stated Caitlyn Yerves, Advocacy Specialist at CarePlus. “Bergen County has developed the 8-dimensions of wellness model, which addresses the importance of the many aspects of health. Dr. Shefali has the authority and understanding to expand our awareness to encompass the dimensions we may not talk about as much.”

The presentation, entitled “The Art of Conscious Parenting: Bringing Mindfulness to Families”, will consist of a number of topics including the foundation of mindful connection and learning to transform the act of discipline by using appropriate consequences. The event will include practice sessions for the audience to put lessons into action, as well as a question and answer segment. There is also time reserved for a book signing at the end of the event.

“Our goal has been to provide an educational opportunity that not only benefits those who work in the field of psychology, but also the greater community,” continued Yerves. “These conferences have historically been more clinical in nature, so we are expecting that this topic will bring in a new wave of attendees, as well as many of our past participants.”

The event will run from 8:30 am to 1 pm and will include a continental breakfast and beverages. CarePlus has noted that seating is limited. The registration fee is $75 and includes 2.75 Continuing Education Units approved by the New Jersey National Association of Social Workers.

The CarePlus Foundation is also seeking sponsorship and resource tables for the event. For more information, contact Alexis Fatigati at 201-981-5070 or AlexisF@CarePlusNJ.org.