Friday, 18 September, 2015
Just a reminder… this month Alumni Group will be meeting at Lifeskills THIS Wednesday, September 23rd, at 7pm. Amongst other items, we will discuss thoughts on our Annual Holiday Dinner. Hope to see you there!
For those of you that received a template for a personalized Alumni Tile to be placed on the wall of the Auditorium at Lifeskills, please try to complete those and return to me ASAP. If you did not receive a template and would like to create a tile, I can email you a template or you can get one at the next Alumni Group meeting.
As always, if you have any questions, or if there is another Alumni you know that is interested in attending, please have them contact me @ 954-834-5099 ext.212, or email me @ email@example.com
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
To All Lifeskills Alumni,
I hope everyone is doing well and gearing up for summer. I am pleased to announce our “4th Annual Alumni Bowling Get-Together” at Strikes @ Boca (near the mall) on Sunday May 31 from 2 – 4pm. We will provide lanes, shoes, pizza and soda…..you get to provide yourself and some fun!
This is a great opportunity to catch up and have some fun and fellowship with your fellow alumni. I hope you all can attend. Please let me know if you’re able to join us ASAP.
As with all Lifeskills Alumni events, if there is someone you know that is interested in attending, please have them contact me @ 954-834-5099 ext.213 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all at the alley!
Thursday, 12 February, 2015
Valentine’s Day Open House
Where: 705 Bond Way, Delray Beach, FL
When: Friday February 13th, 2015 from 11am-2pm
Who: Come meet our Outpatient Staff and mingle with local clinicians
Friday, 31 October, 2014
Let’s get the word out, folks!
We have included links to two advertisements for the REEL Recovery Film Festival for posting in twelve step meeting halls, church & coffee shop community bulletin boards and “under a magnet” on the refrigerators of every recovery residence from Port St. Lucie south to Miami.
Let’s work hard and smart. These films and workshops support the recovery community. We will all benefit greatly by driving robust attendance at the Movies of Delray November 7 & 8.
FARR volunteers are needed to man a sign up table where attendees can add their email addresses to a distribution list and select which organizations they want to hear from including FADAA, FFR, FARR, YPR, CRC, etc.
Please encourage your staff and clients/residents to get the word out. We should ask permission before posting a poster or flyer, then make certain that that poster is maintained between now and November 7th & 8th. We anticipate well over 500 unique visitors and can handle a capacity across the two day event upwards of 3,000. Let’s make this happen!
Thursday, 3 October, 2013
SFSTBD Workshop November 1st, 2013
Lifeskills of South Florida
1431 SW 9th Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Workshop: November 1, 2013
Presentation: 9:00 am-5:00pm
Lunch Break: 12:00-1:30pm
must register before 10/24/13
The South Florida Society for Trauma Based Disorders is
approved by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling as provider
of continuing education (Provider #BAP400, exp. 3/15).
SFSTBD is approved by the American Psychological
Association to offer continuing education for psychologists
(Provider #PCE-43, exp. 5/31/14).
by October 24, 2013 for the
November 1, 2013 workshop
It is important that you RSVP so that we can insure enough seating. Seating is limited. If you do not RSVP we cannot guarantee
a seat will be available.
Send your prepayment made out to SFSTBD with your
name, address and phone number to:
Payment will also be accepted at the door. But
please be sure to RSVP!
For further information about
the workshop, email Alison Johnston:
Lifeskills of South Floridais east of I-95 and south of SW 10th St. Deerfield Beach
Take I-95 to SW 10th St East.
Take the first right onSW 11th Way.
Take the first left ontoSW 15th Street.
Take the second left ontoSW 9th Avenue.
Destination will be on left.
It is highly recommended that you consult a map so
that you will not have difficulty with the directions.
Restoring the Wisdom of the
Body in Complex Trauma:
Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP
Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP is a clinical
social worker licensed in Florida and
Colorado, as well as a Somatic
Experiencing® Practitioner and intensively trained
DBT therapist. At The Counseling
Group in Miami, she is a founding member
of an intensively-trained DBT consultation
team and the DBT outpatient treatment
program for eating disorders.
A graduate of Florida International
University (FIU), Inge has completed postgraduate
clinical trainings in Dialectical
Behavior Therapy (through Dr. Marsha
Linehan’s BehavioralTech), Somatic
Experiencing® and Somatic Attachment
Training and Experience (through Dr. Peter
Levine’s SE Trauma Institute), Mindfulness-
Based Stress Reduction.
She assists Somatic Experiencing Trauma
Institute faculty at various trainings around
the country to teach others how to tap into
the wisdom of the body.
Inge recently was published in the
academic journal Research on Social Work
Practice and has presented locally, nationally
and internationally on the topic of eating
disorders, somatic psychotherapy, and
integrative mind-body healing._____________________________________________COURSE DESCRIPTION:Complex trauma is characterized
by pervasivecore deficits in the regulation of emotion,cognition and behaviors. Traditional “talk”therapy generally ignores the sensory-motoraspects of experience and is limited in its access toimplicit, automatic or “subconscious” patterns,relying solely
on declarative memory and explicitcontent. But the body holds both subconsciousinformation as well as self-regulating resources.Participants will learn to “speak” and “read” thelanguage of the autonomic nervous system andtailor their preferred methods of interventions
tosupport autonomic regulation and coherence. This6-hour workshop is designed for mental healthprofessionals who want to develop an understandingof how cortical, subcortical andautonomic nervous system activation play a role inthe formation and maintenance
of symptoms, andskills to incorporate somatic awareness to facilitateregulation.WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:This course will provide mental health practitioners,psychologists, and other licensed professions with theability to:
- Learn basic principles of the neurobiology of emotional distress using Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory and Alan Schore’s theories of attachment and brain development.
- Recognize various autonomic nervous system phase shifts and skills to move client from one phase to the next.
- Differentiate between working with narrative memory in talk therapy and implicit memory in somatic awareness therapy.
- Integrate sensory-motor responses with cognitive and affective processing to reduce symptoms and increase resiliency.
- Understand the role of interpersonal neurobiology and the use of the therapist’s nervous system to regulate high affect states in clients.
- Practice interventions to facilitate change in the nonverbal realm.
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Rick Hugins, Hugins Construction Corporation and Jeff Steiner, CFO, Lifeskills South Florida
We have begun construction on a new residential living space that will accommodate an additional 10 clients. The new building will compliment the other residential units by maintaining the Key West style of architecture. The building is scheduled for a June 2012 completion.
Saturday, 17 December, 2011
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) held its annual meeting and symposium December 8-11, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. AAAP is an international professional membership organization founded in 1985 with approximately 1,000 members. Membership consists of psychiatrists working with addiction, faculty at various academic institutions, medical students, residents and fellows, and related health professionals making a contribution to the field of addiction psychiatry. This conference provides physicians and allied health professionals who treat patients with substance use and mental health disorders the latest scientific developments in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. The meeting is structured to encourage interaction among clinicians from various disciplines, approaches, and settings. Lifeskills South Florida exhibited at the conference and staff attended concurrent educational sessions.
Petros Levounis, MD of The Addiction Institute of New York and Michael Gillis, MSW of Lifeskills South Florida
Nancy Nitenson, MD of Boston, MA
Roger Weiss, MD Chief, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program of McLean Hospital and Grace Hennessey, MD of VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Jaime Grodzicki, MD Silverhill Hospital and Marc Galanter, MD of New York University
Sherry Nykiel, MD Director, McLean Center at Fernside
Eric Collins, MD New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical School
Ed Khantzian, MD of Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, MA
John Mariani, MD AAAP Program Chair and Director of Columbia University’s Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS)
Saturday, 17 December, 2011
The South Florida Chapter of The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) held a fundraising luncheon at Maggiano’s Restaurant on December 3, 2011 in Boca Raton,FL. Proceeds of the event go to providing education, certification and the promotion of effective treatment for eating disorders.
Resources for Education, Training and Treatment:
Henah Gupta, PhD and Nicolle Arbelarz-Lopez, PsyD of South Florida IAEDP
Rachael Soliman of Timberline Knolls, Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund and Jason Ross, PhD, LMHC of Lifeskills South Florida
Lisa Delaney, RD, MS, LD/N of Lifeskills South Florida
Friday, 16 December, 2011
Brandon Marshall, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins comes out in support for raising awareness and promoting treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. This event was held at Solita Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 2, 2011. Featured speakers were George Smith, LICSW, Program Director, Borderline Center Outpatient Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA and Dr. Anna Traylor of South Florida DBT, Inc. based in Boca Raton, FL.
Resources for Awareness and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder:
Amanda Smith and Laura Durant, LMHC
Michael Gillis, MSW and Brandon Marshall
Anna Traylor, PsyD, Perry Hoffman, PhD and Jason Ross, PhD
Susan Geraci, LCSW, Brandon Marshall, Rachel Whipple, LCSW and Laura Durant, LMHC
Maureen Smith, LICSW, George Smith, LICSW, Anna Traylor, PsyD and Michi Nogami-Marshall
Thursday, 15 December, 2011
In 2008, Psychiatric News published an article using Mentalization-Based Therapy, MBT, with borderline personality disorder. A working definition of MBT is the use of imaginative mental activity or perceiving and interpreting human behavior in terms of intentional mental states (needs, feelings, goals, purpose) based on research by Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy)
The article was based upon the results of a study that tracked patients with BPD who were treated with MBT, group 1, and those who were treated with “treatment-as-usual” plus poly pharmaceuticals, or group 2. The results were intriguing. Those who were part of group 2 experienced more emergency room visits, and were almost 10 times more likely to have attempted suicide five years after hospitalization, initial treatment, and maintenance.
The core components of MBT are attachment theory (relationship with therapist) and developing the ability to observe one’s own emotions and those of other people and to appreciate how one’s behavior affects others. As one patient in one of the studies stated, “It never occurred to me that what I did had an effect on anyone else.”
Read more: Psychiatric News | April 18, 2008
Volume 43 Number 8 page 28-29
Clinical and Research News