Leveraging the Mind and Body to Improve Treatment Outcomes


Molly Bates, LCSW, LICSW, RYT | Vice President and Clinical Director – Mynd Mvmt

Samantha Benigno Orpaz, MS, MA, CASAC, RYT | CEO and Founder – Mynd Mvmt

About This Event

Discover the relationship between the mind and body and how to leverage it to facilitate change. You’ll learn how to understand the key differences between a bio-psychological approach, vs more traditional models. You’ll also learn how to identify the key benefits of a mind/body approach to clinical work, identify the value of a mindfulness practice, and more.


 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration/Breakfast/Networking

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Presentation

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM | Q&A

This event is FREE. Please click here to register at Eventbrite.

About the Speakers

Molly is Vice President & Clinical Director of Mynd Mvmt. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), SE (Somatic Experiencing), AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Pyschotherapy), trauma/PTSD, anxiety/depression, substance abuse and addiction issues, body-image issues, and adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Prior to launching Mynd Mvmt, Molly was the Clinical Director of The Dorm in Washington DC and Senior Clinical Coach at Hazelden Betty Ford.

Sam is the Founder and CEO of Mynd Mvmt – a new organization and approach to clinical work that integrates the mind and body relationship in all aspects of the recovery and healing process. Samantha is a career mental health and substance abuse professional working as a supervisor for Hazelden – Betty Ford and beginning her career with Phoenix House in 2001. Samantha has spent the last 5 years prior to the launch of Mynd Mvmt as a senior clinician working with primary psych, family systems specializing in depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders. 

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