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NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
(NY 04) updated 3/20


CHAPTER INFORMATION:

Geographical area served:
Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island

Permanent Chapter Contact Information:
Gary Bisogna
174 Woolley Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
garybisogna@yahoo.com


Meeting location:
We always meet in Manhattan but locations vary.

Chapter meeting dates/times:
The meetings are usually scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of the month - we usually accelerate the meeting in May, November and December to avoid clashing with holiday weeks. 

Why should I attend?
Chapter meetings are a great way to make professional contacts, network, discover new resources, and develop new skills.

Chapter program:
A segment of each meeting is dedicated to the introduction of members and non-members. We encourage all attendees to make announcements about upcoming events, news related to the field, and job opportunities. After announcements, an educational training is presented.

Continuing education:
Each training provides a minimum of 1.5 pre-approved professional development hours (PDH).

Cost to attend meeting:
members - no cost
non-members - $20.00 by check or exact dollar amount in cash


For more information about our chapter or upcoming meetings, contact:
our telephone Hot Line, 212.969.9242, for meeting information or
Mary Olsen 
917-750-9341
email: maryolsenlcsw@gmail.com


UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 This meeting is cancelled due to Covid-19
Addiction and Co-Occurring Personality Disorders: Best Practices for Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
Presenter: Dr. Brian Wind

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
CBT for Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle habits play a central role in influencing the state of health of each individual. There is no field of medical education and preventive medicine that fosters a higher level of health, saves more lives and reduces medical costs than lifestyle changes. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) involves a set of interventions that empower clients to engage in health-promoting behaviors with lasting results. The range of problems that CBT for Lifestyle Changes can address may include weight loss, smoking cessation, stress reduction, increasing physical activity, dietary modification, sleep hygiene, medication compliance or exercise/PT compliance. 

Terri Bacow , PhD will explain how CBT is similar to other types of therapy in that it involves a one-on-one conversation with clients;  however, CBT therapy for lifestyle changes is more active and directive as clinicians focus on the goal of teaching patients specific coping skills to manage triggers and symptoms and affect change as regards to achieving desired modifications to one’s lifestyle and general well-being.

Terri Bacow Ph.D, a Brown University graduate, received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. There, she trained under David Barlow at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, well known for assisting individuals with a range of anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Bacow's specialties include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for mood, anxiety, eating disorders and ADHD and she particularly enjoys working with college students and parents. She also serves as the Director of Training at the Hallowell Center, a clinic well known in NYC for state of the art treatment of ADD and related disorders. In addition, she is a Clinical Instructor at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Adjunct Instructor in Applied Psychology at the NYU Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing.  

Dr. Bacow is a practicing clinical psychologist committed to utilizing treatments with supported efficacy with individuals of all ages, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and family therapy.  Dr. Bacow has also been a lecturer for psychiatry residents at Mount Sinai in cognitive-behavioral therapy, has written numerous essays and journal articles about CBT-related topics, and is recognized as someone who is qualified to teach and supervise cognitive-behavioral therapy across the age spectrum.  

 1:00 – 1:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
1:30 – 3:30PM Presentation of Training
           
Seafarers International House
123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003 (Note: It’s between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place)
Take 4, 5, 6, N, R and exit at Union Square or take the L train to 3rd Ave. Stop
2 NY State approved contact hours for Social Workers and LMHCs provided for completing this training
2 PDHs and 2 CASAC hours applied for participants who complete this training.    

($20 admission fee due at door in cash or check payable to EAPA NYC; this fee is waived for current or retired EAPA members. No pre-registration / RSVP is necessary; all invitees and other interested professionals are welcome.)

Lunch will be graciously provided by InterCare

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Suicide Intervention Skills – Essential Training for All EAP Practitioners
Presenter: Gary Bisogna, MA, CEAP, LMHC

When an EAP coordinator faces a client experiencing suicidal ideation, that coordinator becomes an emergency responder. This workshop offers a simple, linear model of step-by-step suicide intervention. Training includes lecture, video, and is also experiential. Participants will learn what warning signs to look for, how to properly engage the suicidal client and ask about suicidal thoughts, then refer to appropriate level of mental health care.

1)    As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to identify warning signs of suicidal thinking.
2)    Participants will know how to properly ask a client or another person about suicidal thinking.
3)    Participants will be able to determine appropriate level of care in referring a person at risk.

Gary Bisogna, M.A. CEAP, LMHC Studied undergraduate and graduate counseling psychology at NYU. Gary served as a Psychologist for NYS Office of Mental Health from 1979-2012. Employee Assistance Program Coordinator for NYS government from 1983-2012. Trained health care professionals in team building, stress management, positive psychology, critical incident stress, suicide intervention skills, listening skills, defensive driving, and much more to major hospital and health care systems in NY and NJ. Train NYPD officers in peer support since 2006 through “POPPA” organization. Gary has also maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 2010. 

1:00 – 1:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
1:30 – 3:30PM Presentation of Training
           
Seafarers International House    
123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

Seafarers International House is on 15th Street between 3rd Ave and Irving Place. Either the 3rd Avenue stop on the L train or the 14th St. Union Square stop on the 4, 5, 6, N or R trains are equidistant from the venue. 

2 PDHs and 2 CASAC hours applied for participants who complete this training.    
2 NY State approved contact hours for Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) will be provided for completing this training.
                          
($20 admission fee due at door in cash or check payable to EAPA NYC; this fee is waived for current or retired EAPA members. No pre-registration / RSVP is necessary; all invitees and other interested professionals are welcome.)

Lunch will be graciously provided by Lori Shore of Serenity at Summit NJ/Mass Delphi Behavioral Group Facilities


CHAPTER OFFICERS:

President
Mary Olsen 
917-750-9341 
email: maryolsenlcsw@gmail.com 

Vice-President
Ellyn Kravette 
email: ellyn.kravette@gmail.com 

Treasurer
Cheryl-Anne Clarke
email: CherylAnneMichel@hotmail.com 

Secretary 
Molita Dancy 
646-672-6388 (days) 
email: Molita.Dancy@omh.ny.gov 

Membership Chairperson
Molita Dancy 
917 309-3223 
email: Molita.Dancy@omh.ny.gov 

Education Chairperson
Mary Olsen 
917-750-9341 

email: mary.olsen@mountsinai.org
 


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VISIT OUR CHAPTER'S WEBSITE AT:

http://eapanyc.webs.com

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