WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Malibu Chapter

  • Malibu: No Meeting in May

    Malibu: No Meeting in May

    Chapter Leadership
    Chapter Co-Leader: Denise Klein
    Chapter Co-Leader: Anna Preston
    Membership: Jaimee Gooley
    Speaker Coordinator: Savannah Ganje
    CE Coordinator: Savannah Ganje
    Hospitality: Anna Preston
    Social Media: Jaimee Gooley

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, June 23

    • Malibu

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Wednesday, June 23


      9:00 - 10:30 AM


      Speaker: Heather Fisher, CADC, CIP, CCMI

      Topic: "The 3 A's of Alanon."

      Calamigos Ranch
      327 Latigo Canyon Rd.
      Parking: Follow Malibu WAAT signs for where to go.

      Malibu, CA

      Host: Anna Preston
      Email: anna.preston@amfmhealthcare.com Ph: 310-940-1233

Member Spotlight

Joni Lavick, MFT

Joni Lavick, MFT, maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, is a long-standing employee at The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - currently as clinical supervisor and past Director of Mental Health Services - and is a contracted provider at Moonview Sanctuary.

Joni has been working with HIV-positive individuals since 1988. In 2005 she received a National HIV Leadership Award from thebody.com. The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapists Association honored her expertise and advocacy in 2000, with their Annual Community Service Award.

In addition to her work within the HIV community, she has special training in the scoring and administration of Mary Main's Adult Attachment Interview, and studied Intersubjective Systems Theory with Robert Stolorow for five years. She has years of experience treating individuals with sexual compulsivity and methamphetamine addiction.

Her most current publications include "Trauma and HIV: Frozen Moments, Frozen Lives" (in press) and "Conquering Anxiety; Living with HIV" BETA Winter 2007. An experienced public speaker, she has presented at many national conferences, University classrooms, and Community Based Organizations.

"I came for the networking, but stayed for the humor! Women of WAAT are hilarious!"