WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Sacramento Chapter

  • Sacramento


    Chapter Chairwomen:
    Chair: Kristina Padilla
    Co-Chair: Emma McManus
    Membership: Julie Cropper
    Media Chair: Joanna Julien and Angela Chanter
    Speaker Coordinator: Clare Brown
    CEU's: Laurie Snodgrass
    Hospitality: Kate Steel and Riki Townsend
    Events Chair: Stephanie Lake and Vicky Magobet

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, July 11

  • Wednesday, August 8

  • Wednesday, September 12

  • Wednesday, October 10

  • Wednesday, November 14

  • Wednesday, December 12

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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!"