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Addressing Internalized Stigma: By Cultivating Empathy for Self and Others Through Mindfulness, part of the Casey House HIV/AIDS and mental health series
Capacity building, knowledge exchange and education for health care professionals and HIV/AIDS service providers.

Thursday October 27th, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the 519 Church Street Community Centre, pizza will be provided

Registration is required, to confirm your attendance email

Presenter: Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW
Bill Gayner is a mental health clinician in the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns, Mount Sinai
Hospital, and an adjunct lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash faculty of social work, U of T. He is
particularly interested in helping people, such as those living with HIV, psychiatric outpatients,
hospital staff and helping professionals, to develop empathy for self and others as well as
appreciate the value of mindfulness meditation. He led a large randomized controlled trial of
mindfulness for gay men living with HIV, and has developed an innovative, experientially
open form of mindfulness called EmotionFocused Mindfulness. He teaches mindful
psychotherapy at the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute.

Kindly advise us when you register if you require assistance or have special requirements  to ensure every effort is made to accommodate your requests.

     Additional speakers and dates in the series to be announced soon.