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NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
(NY 04) updated 12/18


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:
4th Tuesday of each month, except July and August

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: mary.olsen@mountsinai.org


UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 
THE SCOPE OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Edwin Salsitz, MD

This presentation will describe and trace the opioid epidemic in the United States and will include relevant epidemiological and demographic data clinicians are well served to remain mindful of.  The relationship between pain, opioids, and addiction will be explored as well as the neurobiology and underlying vulnerability to addiction. Treatment options will also be reviewed and explained. 

 Participants will learn to:
 •    Describe the relationship between opioid analgesic prescribing and heroin use
 •    List the pharmacotherapeutic options for treating opioid use disorder
 •    Explain the neurobiology of addiction and the vulnerability to addiction.
 
Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz is an experienced clinician and researcher and an Associate Clinical Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist who lectures and teaches locally and nationally. Dr. Salsitz is the Principal Investigator of an office based methadone maintenance program that has been ongoing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) for 30 years and serves as the medical unit chief of the inpatient and rehab program at MSBI. 

1:00 – 1:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
1:30 – 3:30PM Presentation of Training
           
site: Beth Israel Hospital – Podell Auditorium 
10 Nathan Perlman Place New York, NY 10003
Nathan Perlman Place is on 16th Street, about ½ block west of 1st Avenue. The 1st Avenue stop on the L train is closest, the 14th St. Union Square stop on the 4, 5, 6, N or R trains entails a 10 minute walk to the hospital.

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 provided by the Long Island Center for Recovery.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Divorce for EAP Clinicians: The Clinical and Practical Integration 
Presenters: Monica Roquette, LCSW, CDFA, MBA and Divorce Mediator and Kenneth Neumann, MHC, Divorce Mediator

It’s widely known that going through divorce has a huge impact on employee productivity and retention.  What is less well understood is that many mental health professionals inadvertently make mistakes in counseling people going through divorce because some of the fundamental practices of good therapy are counter-indicated during the divorce process. EAP clinicians will benefit from a factual understanding of the divorce process and the financial realities that affect divorcing clients.

In this training, we’ll begin with an overview of divorce and the different processes. We’ll consider the emotional, financial and legal realities, their impact on the different family members and implications for clinicians. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

1.    Describe the different processes and the basic characteristics of the divorce process. 
2.    Clearly identify the financial and practical realities of divorce. 
3.    Identify the best choices for clinical interventions and be able to identify useful resources for families confronting divorce. 

Monica Roquette has earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MSW from New York University, and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.  As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA), Monica dedicates a large part of her practice to divorce financial analysis and mediation. The CDFA designation is a professional certification granted to financial professionals who have completed specialized training and have the experience to help families navigate the financial issues that may arise during a divorce. 

Ken Neumann is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Family Section. He is a founding board member and past president of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York. Ken is both a trained family therapist and a licensed school psychologist with 35 years of experience working with families and children going through the divorce process. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and is on the Advisory Board of Divorce magazine.
        
1:00 – 1:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
1:30 – 3:30PM Presentation of Training
           
site: Caron New York
244 East 58th Street New York, NY 10022

2 PDHs and 2 CASAC hours applied for participants who complete this training.    
2 NY State approved contact hours for Social Workers 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 RSVP is necessary; all invitees and other interested professionals are welcome

Lunch provided by Carlton Tanis, CASAC-T, the Treatment Solutions Advocate for Excel Treatment Center, The Milestone House and Enlightened Solutions.

CHAPTER OFFICERS:

President
Mary Olsen 
917-750-9341 
email: mary.olsen@mountsinai.org 

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

Gary Bisogna


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http://eapanyc.webs.com

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