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Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) Self-help Peer Support Group

April 8, 2021

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) Self-help Peer Support Group

April 8, 2021 | 2-3:30 pm CDT



Dr. Patrick Gannon and Bo Smith will talk about: Self-help Peer Support Group Program

Dr. Patrick Gannon is a Clinical and Performance Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He works with individuals, groups and couples and specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting issues and performance coaching. He received his B.A. with honors in psychology and philosophy from Boston College where he was also a varsity tennis player. He received his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation on traumatic stress confirmed his interest in working with clients in stressful life circumstances. During his career, he has founded four mental health programs serving a variety of clients in the Bay Area. He is the author of Soul Survivors: A New Beginning For Adults Abused As Children (Simon & Schuster, 1989; second ed. Epiphany Media, 2015) which is the recovery model that underlies the ASCA Self-Help program sponsored by the Morris Center in San Francisco. He sees clients in his San Francisco and San Rafael offices and works nationally via Zoom. His private practice website is www.patrickgannonphd.com and his performance website is www.PeakPerformance101.com. His email address is drpatrickgannon@gmail.com. Bo Smith is a survivor of childhood abuse and began practicing the 21 step program of the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse self-help peer support groups (ASCA) with his psychotherapist in 2003. He has served as a board member, outreach director, newsletter editor, and answers email queries while volunteering at The Morris Center for healing from child abuse. Bo will be speaking about his experience of recovery from childhood trauma while applying the philosophy and principles of the ASCA program. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001.


Participation is free with registration in advance.

1 CEU credit available for social work for $10

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General Professional Audience

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