WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

Sonoma Chapter

  • Sonoma

    Sonoma

    Chapter Leadership
    Chapter Leader: Chanda Rankin, PhD
    Membership: Sylvie De La Cruz Vatinelle
    Speaker Coordinator: Shannon Clay
    CE Coordinator: Lynn Iovino
    Hospitality: Shannon Clay
    Social Media: Krista MacKinnon

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, June 23

    • Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Sonoma
      Wednesday, June 23

      Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Networking Roundtable/Discussion


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      Host: Chanda Rankin
      Email: chandarankin@gmail.com Ph: 310-980-9163
  • Wednesday, July 28

    • Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Sonoma
      Wednesday, July 28

      Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Speaker: TBD


      Link: Membership is required to view link.
      Click Members Area and login with your username and password.

      Host: Chanda Rankin
      Email: chandarankin@gmail.com Ph: 310-980-9163
  • Wednesday, August 25

    • Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Sonoma
      Wednesday, August 25

      Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Speaker: TBD


      Link: Membership is required to view link.
      Click Members Area and login with your username and password.

      Host: Chanda Rankin
      Email: chandarankin@gmail.com Ph: 310-980-9163
  • Wednesday, September 22

    • Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Sonoma
      Wednesday, September 22

      Sonoma

      9:00 - 10:30 AM

      Speaker: Mary Kennedy, LCSW

      Topic: TBD


      Link: Membership is required to view link.
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      Host: Chanda Rankin
      Email: chandarankin@gmail.com Ph: 310-980-9163

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!"