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NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
(NY 04) updated 1/19


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, February 26, 2019
Assessing Individuals for DBT Skills: When and How to Refer 
Presenter: David Bergstein, LMHC

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills have been shown to lower symptomology in individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Addictions and other pathology. This presentation will orient participants to DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. Individual and Group treatment modalities for developing DBT skills will be contrasted. Also, the importance of weaving DBT skills into ongoing treatment will be emphasized. 

As DBT skills are an adjunct to ongoing individual treatment and not as a stand-alone treatment, practical guidelines about making a good referral will be covered, including the best practices for ongoing collaboration between the treatment team.  

David Bergstein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He received a Master Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University and he trained in Individual and Group Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Intensive Treatment for Personality Disorders Unit at Belleview Hospital. David earned a post graduate certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE), affiliated with NYU Medical School and he maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

1:00 – 1:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
1:30 – 3:30PM Presentation of Training
           
Public Employees Federation (PEF) 
100 William Street (Suite 1700) New York, NY 10038
100 William Street is closest to the Fulton Street stop on the 2, 3, 4 or A train

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
                          
PLEASE NOTE: RSVP is necessary; all invitees and other interested professionals are welcome, click here to let us know you’ll be joining us, and thanks!) ($20 admission fee due at door in cash or check payable to EAPA NYC; this fee is waived for current or retired EAPA members.

Lunch will be provided by Geisinger-Marworth Treatment Center in Waverly, PA

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Employee Assistance Client Referrals for Substance Use Treatment 
Understanding 12-Step Programs
and SMART Recovery - Self-Management and Recovery Training 

Successful Treatment for addiction defies a “one size for all” approach. Successful EA practitioners must understand the range of available options to refer appropriately.

Familiarity with the 12-step approach is essential to EAP practitioners and clinicians. We will review the history of the 12-step approach to addiction and how EAP’s can utilize and refer to them. There will a basic description of various programs, types of meetings and what takes place at meetings. 

The SMART Recovery Approach applies to any problem behavior (gambling, overeating, overshopping, oversexing, overtexting). It encourages individuals to recover from addiction and live meaningful, satisfying lives. This treatment perspective views problem behavior as something people can gain mastery over without a lifetime of meetings, because they learn the tools to manage it on their own. SMART Recovery teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.

Presenters

Ronnye Halpern, LCSW, CEAP is an experienced social worker who has practiced within a variety of settings including EAP and private practice. She currently specializes in providing services for disruptive events in the workplace. She has specialized in the treatment of addictions, co-dependency, trauma and grief.

Abigail Streubel, LCSW is a clinical social worker and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor who has worked with formerly homeless adults, parolees, domestic violence survivors, and other interesting populations. She contributes to the Chronotherapy blog on PsychologyToday.com (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/chronotherapy), writing about insomnia and seasonal affect disorder with both humor and practical insight.

Gerardo Matamoros, is a former advertising and communications professional, who joined SMART Recovery NYC in 2013 as a participant.  He completed Facilitator training in 2013 and has facilitated weekly meetings since then.  He joined the Board in 2014 and became President of SMART Recovery NYC in July 2017 and completed his Recovery Coach Certification in 2017.
        
1:00 – 1:30PM Registration and Networking & Introductions
1:30 – 3:30PM Presentation of Training
           
District Council 37(DC 37) 
125 Barclay Street (room #3) New York, NY 10007
DC 37 is closest to the Chambers St. stop on the #1, #2, A or C train or the Fulton Street stop on the #5 train

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.)

Refreshments will be provided 

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

Please e-mail all changes to chapter page information, and all requests to post events, chapter documents and/or links to:
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