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Learn How to Handle Holiday Stress for those with Borderline Personality Disorder While Supporting Florida BPD Association

Friday, 2 December, 2011

Join Nancy Gordon, LCSW for a special 90 minute intensive teleconference using the skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in order to handle the emotional highs and lows of loved ones suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.  This teleconference is scheduled for Thursday November 17, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT).  Registration is necessary.  Please contact Amanda Smith from the Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association if you have any questions.  She may be reached at 941-704-4328 or by e-mailing amanda@hopeforbpd.com.  The cost of the event is $25.  20% of the proceeds go back to FBPDA.

www.hopeforbpd.com
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Silver Hill Hospital Gala, November 3, 2011, Cipriani in New York, NY

Thursday, 1 December, 2011
Michael Gillis, MSW - Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida

Michael Gillis, MSW – Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida

Maureen Borkowski, Hazelden Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida Katie Gregory, Bridges to Recovery Whitney Goetz, Silverhill Hospital.

Maureen Borkowski, Hazelden Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida Katie Gregory, Bridges to Recovery Whitney Goetz, Silverhill Hospital.

Michael Alvich and Pam Alvich, Silverhill Hospital

Michael Alvich and Pam Alvich, Silverhill Hospital

Eating Disorders a New Front in Insurance Fight

Thursday, 1 December, 2011

Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco “ruled that residential treatment was medically necessary for eating disorders…” The insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has appealed the ruling claiming that residential treatment for eating disorders should not be viewed as medical treatment. They argue that there are few standards, a great many variations on licensing, little oversight for residential treatment programs and that eating disorder treatment is more about education than medicine. Advocates argue that residential treatment provides full time monitoring and saves lives. Read the full story…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/business/ruling-offers-hope-to-eating-disorder-sufferers.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Out and About in New York City October 20, 2011

Thursday, 1 December, 2011

Tiffany Posteraro of Hazelden, New York City and Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida in New York City, NY October 20th, 2011

Maureen Borkowski, LCSW-R, CASAC of Hazelden NY2 and Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida at Hazelden, New York City, NY October 20th 2011

Laura Travaglini, M.A. Substance Abuse Coordinator, Columbia University Outpatient Psychiatry Program and Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director, Lifeskills South Florida

Laura Travaglini, M.A. Substance Abuse Coordinator, Columbia University Outpatient Psychiatry Program and Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director, Lifeskills South Florida

Gina Ewing, Cottonwood de Tucson, Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida, Liz Guerra, Marworth

Gina Ewing, Cottonwood de Tucson, Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida, Liz Guerra, Marworth

Pablo McCabe, LCSW of Hazelden and Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida in New York City, NY October 20th, 2011

New York Center for Living Inaugural Gala October 20, 2011

Saturday, 19 November, 2011
Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida and Amy Burns of New York Center for Living, NY, NY October 20th, 2011

Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida and Amy Burns of New York Center for Living, NY, NY October 20th, 2011

Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director, Lifeskills South Florida and Kate Bowden, LCSW Executive Director,  New York Center for Living, NY, NY October 20th, 2011

Michael Gillis, MSW Executive Director, Lifeskills South Florida and Kate Bowden, LCSW Executive Director, New York Center for Living, NY, NY October 20th, 2011

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 19 November, 2011

Inaugural Gala New York Center for Living

Michael Gillis, MSW, Executive Director of Lifeskills South Florida will be attending the inaugural gala for New York Center for Living October 20, 2011 being held in New York, NY. The Center for Living NYC offers coordinated recovery services for adolescents, young adults and families at its’ Manhattan location.

 

American Society of Addiction Medicine National Conference

Lifeskills South Florida will be attending the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) national conference entitled State of the Art in Addiction Medicine, October 27-29, 2011 being held in Washington, DC.

 

Silver Hill Hospital Gala

Michael Gillis, MSW, Executive Director of Lifeskills South Florida will be attending The Silver Hill Hospital Gala being held November 3, 2011 at Cipriani in New York, NY. Actress, novelist and screenwriter Carrie Fisher will be honored at this event. Silver Hill Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient, residential and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents covering the full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses. Silver Hill Hospital is located in New Canaan, CT.

 

Professionals Weekend Lifeskills South Florida

Lifeskills South Florida will host a Professionals Weekend November 10-13, 2011 at its’ Deerfield Beach, FL location. The focus of the weekend is training on Mentalizing-based Treatment for Adolescents, Adults and their Families. This forward thinking training will be facilitated by Efrain Bleiberg, MD, Senior Psychiatrist and Past President of The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX. His book, Treating Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Relational Approach was published in the fall of 2001 by Guilford Press.

Depressive Symptoms Correlate to Relapse of Alcohol Use in Bipolar Patients

Wednesday, 9 November, 2011

Recent research findings confirm the clinical suspicion that depressive symptoms in bipolar patients with co-ocurring alcohol dependence are a powerful  trigger for relapse.

This is a good reminder that aggressive treatment of co-ocurring disorders is of paramount importance in reducing the risk of addiction relapse.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01645.x/abstract

C. Benarroche MD
Medical Director

OCD in Children: ‘A Darkness has Overtaken me’

Sunday, 16 October, 2011

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

Please read Elizabeth Landau’s article on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Children as young as 3 or 4 can show signs of OCD
  • OCD is thought to affect 1 in 100 kids
  • Exposure therapy is a behavioral therapy used for OCD
  • Medications may also be prescribed

Read the full article