WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Sacramento Chapter

  • Sacramento


    Chapter Leadership
    Chapter Co-Leader: Angelina Horn
    Chapter Co-Leader: Jamie DeJesus
    Membership: Barbara Field
    Speaker Coordinator: Kim Meggs
    CE Co-Coordinator: Laurie Sodgrass
    CE Co-Coordinator: Joanna Jullian
    Hospitality: Jaqueline Paulson
    Social Media: Open
    Events: Barbara Field
    Events: Alice Rodriguez

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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!"