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REEL Recovery Film Festival

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!

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Having a Sober Halloween

Monday, 27 October, 2014

To some a Sober Halloween sounds like an oxymoron similar to “jumbo shrimp” or “working holiday.” Nevertheless, people love jumbo shrimp and look forward to working holidays. If we are feeling positive, a Sober Halloween is possible and maybe even fun!

Where should I go? Do I dress up? What am I going to be? These types of questions lead to reminiscing about past Halloweens. We start to ponder about when trick or treating for candy turned into jello shots, smoking blunts and pill popping? And then we hit the reset button and find our way back on the sober path from our day dream.

Here are 3 easy reminders for when you are feeling challenged this Halloween.

  1. Make a Plan A and a Plan B. Be proactive and schedule your sober fun for Halloween day and the weekend as well. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start now!
  2. Do not put your sobriety to the test. Do not be with people who are using or attend parties with drugs and alcohol. Know your triggers and stay focused on the sober path.
  3. Create new Halloween memories with new people, in new environments. Stop romanticizing the past and start enjoying your present.

May the Force Be with You as you do the next right thing this Season. Happy Halloween from Lifeskills South Florida Outpatient.

Share Wellness for National Wellness Week

Monday, 15 September, 2014

unnamed (1)Practicing wellness is essential to behavioral health. During SAMHSA’s 4th annual National Wellness Week, use Facebook and Twitter to share how you enhance your physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, financial, occupational, and environmental wellness. Use the hashtag #ShareWellness when you post a photo, video, or message of your favorite health and wellness activities.

Stay involved in the #ShareWellness social media conversation to learn more about wellness and gather ideas for new wellness activities that could improve your overall health and well-being. For more information aboutSAMHSA’s National Wellness Week 2014, stay connected with SAMHSA on Twitter (@samhsagov) and Facebook.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Dearest Friends,

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and I have lots of resources to share with you.

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Now Matters Now is an online DBT skills training program. (This is an exciting project!)

Later today there will be a BPD Chat on Twitter that’s all about how to handle a crisis.

Crisis resources and hotlines are listed here.

I like the idea behind the Semicolon Project.

Trying to figure out why you might want to stay alive? Marsha Linehan has developed a Reasons for Living Inventory. If you’d like a copy, email me.

Please don’t give up!

Amanda

About Hope for BPD

The mission of Hope for BPD is all about educating you about evidence-based treatment and helping you to connect with compassionate clinicians and great treatment programs globally so you can make smart health care decisions.

Remember, consultation does not take the place of quality care and treatment with a licensed health care provider.

If you are interested in getting better or helping someone you love to get better then you’ve already made the first step.

You can reach me by telephoning (941) 704-4328 or by e-mailing me at amanda@hopeforbpd.com.

I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

 

SFSTBD Workshop November 1st, 2013

Thursday, 3 October, 2013

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SFSTBD Workshop November 1st, 2013

 

WhenFriday November 1, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM EDTAdd
to Calendar

Where

Lifeskills of South Florida

1431 SW 9th Avenue

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Driving
Directions

 

SCHEDULE

Workshop: November 1, 2013

Registration: 8:15 am

Presentation: 9:00 am-5:00pm

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:30pm

COST

Pre-registration: $60

At the door $85

must register before 10/24/13

6 CEU’s

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).

RSVP

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:

Alison Johnston LCSW

15049 SW 35 Street

Davie, FL 33331

Payment will also be accepted at the door. But
please be sure to RSVP!

For further information about

the workshop, email Alison Johnston:

or call

 

Lifeskills of South Floridais east of I-95 and south of SW 10th St. Deerfield Beach

From I-95:

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:

Fundamentals of

Somatic Experiencing®

Presented by:

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.
Get more information

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.