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NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
(NY 04) updated 4/19


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: maryolsenlcsw@gmail.com


UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Understanding Addiction from the Inside Out 
Presenter: Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM 

This course will review the neurobiology of Addictive Disorders. Vulnerability to addiction will be reviewed. Treatment of addiction, based on the neurobiological framework will be presented. Addiction Medicine terminology will be reviewed. A more comprehensive understanding of the brain disease model of addiction may help to moderate some of the moral judgment attached to addictive behaviors and foster more scientific and public health–oriented approaches to prevention and treatment.

Participants will learn to:
• Describe the brain changes in addiction
• List the vulnerabilities to addiction, such as family history, early exposure, environmental stress
• Describe evidence based treatments
    
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
           
Inter Care
51 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010
InterCare is closest to the 28th Street stop on the #6 train

2 NY State approved contact hours for Social Workers provided for completing this training
2 NY State approved contact hours for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (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 Inter Care

May 21, 2019
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the Perinatal Period
Dr. Catherine Birndorf

80% of new mothers experience “baby blues” which can leave them feeling overwhelmed, hypersensitive and weepy.   These blues lift after the first week or two and many moms start to feel better.  Yet 1 in 5 new moms develop stronger symptoms that can include postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and in severe cases – psychosis.   These diagnoses are referred to a perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or PMADs.

The Motherhood Center is a useful resource for our members.  They provide multiple tiers of clinical treatment to new and expecting mothers experiencing PMADs including support groups, outpatient therapy and medication management, and a day program for women with acute symptoms including an on-site nursery. 

After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to:
•    Recognize the common signs and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
•    Discuss techniques to use with new mothers that appear particularly anxious or depressed
•    Describe language to express empathy and concern for a new mother that seems to have an extremely difficult time
•    Review local resources that you provide new mothers that may be experiencing anxiety and/or depression

Dr. Catherine Birndorf is the Co-Founder of The Motherhood Center in NYC. She is also the Founding Director of the Payne Whitney Women’s Program at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Birndorf is a board member of Postpartum Support International.  For 10 years, Dr. Birndorf was a regular mental health columnist for Self Magazine and has appears on numerous television programs including the Today Show, CNN, CBS Evening News and MSNBC.  She is a Board Member of Postpartum Support International, a non-profit organization for awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing worldwide.  She has written two books, her first book, The Nine Rooms of Happiness, co-authored with Lucy Danziger, was a bestseller published in 2010.  Her second book, What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions During Pregnancy and Motherhood, will be published by Simon & Shuster in April 2019.  
        
3:00 – 3:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
3:30 – 5:30PM Presentation of Training
           
The Motherhood Center 
205 Lexington Avenue – 10th floor (205 Lexington is near 32nd Street)
New York, New York 10016  

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

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

Gary Bisogna


CHAPTER NOTICES:


 


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

http://eapanyc.webs.com

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