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!
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
Friday, 19 September, 2014
Monday, 15 September, 2014
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.
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and I have lots of resources to share with you.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d absolutely love to hear from you!
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
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, 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
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
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 Kate Bowden, LCSW Executive Director, New York Center for Living, NY, NY October 20th, 2011
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.