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Committed to the communities that we serve, Vista del Mar Hospital believes in community outreach through providing educational events and participation in community health fairs, professional association, and sponsoring trainings for mental health providers.

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E.g., 2015-06-27

The Soldiers Project

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:00

The Soldiers Project invites you to a special lunch and presentation on May 29, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. hosted by Vista del Mar Hospital. Jenn Zimmerman, Navy Veteran and Veterans Coordinator for California Lutheran University, will speak about the influence of therapy and the contributing role it plays in the quality of life for our military and their loved ones.



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Building Resiliency: Essentials for Today's Teens

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:30

Building Resliency in Our Students
Jennifer Morgan Smith, LMFT
Provo Canyon School

As a leader in residential youth treatment, Provo Canyon School’s success in assisting students to grow and succeed in a therapeutic school setting is due to their unique approach. Please join Jennifer Morgan Smith, LMFT as she talks about resiliency in her presentation “Building Resiliency in our Students”.


In this presentation, the following areas will be discussed:

  • Definition and characteristics of resiliency
  • Sense of purpose as a predictor of resilience
  • The role of the Family, School and Community
  • Nurturing and Providing Opportunities – The “7 C’s of Resiliency”
  • Tools for Building Resilience
  • Resources for further learning on Building Resilience

About the Presenter:
Jennifer Morgan Smith, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Utah
Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Connecticut, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an approved AAMFT Supervisor. She has worked in intensive outpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Jennifer’s relationship with Provo Canyon School began in 1998 when she began as a therapist on the boy’s campus. From there she became a Supervising Therapist, Clinical Director, and is currently the Director of Admissions. Her clinical interests include Trauma Informed Care, DBT, Family Systems, Therapist Supervision, and CBT.

Jennifer’s experience with Provo Canyon School combined with her clinical experience in the field for the last 15 years allows her to understand the needs of families and referral sources.

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For additional information contact:

Vista del Mar Hospital
Jetta S. Zellner, LMFT
Director of Business Development
805.653.6434 x243
801 Seneca Street
Ventura, CA 93001