Episode 060 :: Dr. Sam Himelstein :: Building Authentic Relationships

Dr. Sam Himelstein

Sam Himelstein joins us to speak about the skills needed to build authentic relationships in programs, particularly when working with youth.

In mindfulness programs, a foundational activity is holding a safe space, and we can’t effectively do that without building relationships with participants. But how do we do that, and what are some core aspects of that process?

Sam Himelstein, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and a Behavioral Health Clinician at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. Sam has dedicated his career to working with high-risk and incarcerated adolescents.


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