SMART Recovery Online Hosts 14th Annual Fall FUNdraiser on November 5th, 2011

Event features outstanding speakers and a fabulous array of auction items donated by SMART Recovery volunteers and participants.
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Oct. 3, 2011 - PRLog -- The SMART Recovery Online community is excited to again host its annual fall FUNdraising event, featuring a lineup of outstanding speakers and a fabulous array of auction items donated by SMART Recovery volunteers and participants.  Speakers include recovery experts, book authors, professors, therapists, the founding President of SMART Recovery, and a wide array of recovery topics will be reviewed throughout the day.
Free speakers include:

8:00 a.m. - Bill White, MA, SMART Recovery International Advisory Council, The Changing Culture of Recovery in America

9:00 a.m. - Dr. Michael Edelstein, clinical psychologist, author of Three Minute Therapy, The REBT Roots of SMART Recovery

10:00 a.m. - Jonathon Von Breton, Counselor, MA , LMHC , LCDP,  An Insider's Guide to the ABC’s

11:00 a.m. - Dr. Henry Steinberger, Psychologist, MSSW, Ph.D., APA-CPP, Acceptance: The ABC’s of  REBT Version 2.0

12 Noon - Bill Knaus, Ed.D., Clinical psychologist, bestselling author of 25 books on practical applications of psychology, including End Procrastination Now, Procrastination & ADD/ADHD

1:00 p.m. - Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP, SMART Recovery Growth in Australia, the UK and Africa: Compared with the US

2:00 p.m. - Anne Fletcher, author of Sober for Good and Thin for Life, Many Routes to Recovery

3 :00 p.m. - Steve Gumbley, Director of NE Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University., MA, LCDP,  Being a Face in Voice of Recovery

4:00 p.m. -  Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., internationally known speaker and trainer on CRA/CRAFT, author of Get Your Loved One Sober, CRAFT and Trust Issues

5:00 p.m. - Dr. Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP, Being Where You Are and Doing What's Important

The closing event of the FUNdraiser will be from 7 to 8 p.m. as we close out our FUNdraising auction of items donated by SMART participants. Many of the donations are hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items and come from a variety of countries.  A few of the many items available: handcrafted jewelry, an Australian Didgeridoo, hand-painted travel mugs, autographed books, an autographed Yankees baseball, a vibrant painting, beautiful photography ... and more! A slide show of items donated so far is available here:

Our speakers will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery Online’s voice chat rooms, November 5, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.   To access the SMART Room: Register for SMART Recovery Online. If you would like to attend our speaker event, we recommend registering in advance. Once registered, access the SMART Message Board and when logged in, select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – from the blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page. From there, you can select The SMART Room. (Microphones are not required, but sound and a keyboard are necessary to participate in the presentation.)

All funds raised during the FUNdraiser are used to keep SMART Recovery Online growing and thriving. Contributions are tax deductible and donors will receive a thank you and an “official” letter for tax deduction purposes at the end of the year.

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