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From Addiction to Liberation: A Buddhist Approach to Recovery

The Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis presents an afternoon of thought-provoking talks and panel discussions about the application of Buddhist teachings to social and economic issues we face every day. SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Fo Guang Shan St. Louis Buddhist Center 3109 Smiley Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044 Topic: From Addiction to Liberation A Buddhist Approach to Recovery Schedule: 1:30 – 1:35pm  Introduction: Leonora Kham 1:40 – 2:00pm  Guss Bloebaum, MA, LPC Overview of Addiction in St. Louis 2:00 – 2:20pm  Jim Joedicke & Rob Jacobson – Refuge Recovery Buddhism in Recovery 2:20 – 2:40pm  Steve Brunk, MA, LPC – CenterPointe Hospital Tibetan Singing Bowls as Mindfulness Practice 2:40 – 3:00pm  Chad Sabora – MO Network Current Trends in Opiate Recovery 3:00 – 3:20pm  Ven. Jue Huang, Director, Fo Guang Shan Second Noble Truth: There Is a Cause of Suffering 3:20 – 4:00pm  Panel Discussion, including Christian Hospital Q&A 4:00pm  Conclusion, Refreshments For more...Read More >

Behavioral Health Lecture on DBT in an Intensive Outpatient Program Setting – February 23, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture DATE: Friday, February 23, 2018  TOPIC: Dialectical Behavior Therapy in an Intensive Outpatient Program Setting TIME: 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Lecture LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym (tallest bldg. toward back/right side of campus) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This educational offering will discuss the origins of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), how it is different from other treatment approaches and the types of patients who can benefits from DBT. A continuum model of treatment which includes DBT in an intensive outpatient pro-gram setting, as well as DBT in individual treatment settings, will be presented. The program will include case studies of pa-tients who have received DBT. PANEL OF PRESENTERS: CenterPointe Hospital St. Peters Outpatient: Raafea Malik, MD Toni Zvorak, LCSW Tam Markowski, LPC Zhanna Keeton, LPC Lifework St Louis: Jeff Brenneman, MSW, LCSW St. Louis Center for Family Development: Brianne...Read More >

When Pain Medication Use Gets Out of Control…CenterPointe is Here to Help

 

Press Release: Understanding & Welcoming Transgender Clients

On Friday, January 26, 2018 Dan Stewart and Mandi Kowalski, both from PROMO, Missouri’s LGBT advocacy organization, presented on the topic, “Understanding and Welcoming Transgender Clients: An LGBT Cultural Sensitivity Training Going Beyond Best Practices” to an audience of over 200 attendees at CenterPointe Hospital’s Behavioral Health Lecture series. Dan and Mandi engaged the audience in a conversation about LGBT language, barriers to care in the transgender community and how to create welcoming spaces and develop best practices for clients and staff. They emphasized that as a practitioner and healthcare provider, it is essential to be comfortable communicating with and understanding of clients’ needs. This training provided participants a baseline of knowledge about the LGBT population in order to increase the practitioner level of comfort and decrease LGBT health disparities. Participants were provided resources to support to create an affirming and welcoming space for all LGBT clients.   About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving...Read More >

“Change” for the New Year at The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center

The Changing Pointe at CenterPointe Hospital – KTRS Interview

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CenterPointe Hospital: Stressed Kids

Baker Symes with CenterPointe Hospital offers some tips on how to help us and our teens through the Holidays. KMOV.com

TMS: An Effective Treatment for Depression – Lecture by Satish Kulkarni, MD

On Friday, December 8, 2017, Dr. Satish Kulkarni presented a lecture on TMS: An Effective Treatment for Depression to an audience of nearly 200 people at CenterPointe Hospital. TMS is a non-invasive , non-medication, outpatient treatment that is FDA-approved for the treatment of Major Depression. TMS is one of the newest and most innovative treatment approaches in the field of psychiatry, offering new hope for individuals who depression has not yet been effectively treated. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate targeted nerve cells in the brain rendered inactive by depression. Highly focused magnetic pulses pass painlessly through the skull, non-invasively stimulating the target area. The technology used in TMS is similar to MRI and has a long, documented history of supporting its safety and use. The course of treatment for TMS is 4-6 weeks and is conducted in the comfort of a physician’s office. Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes, although new technology will soon decrease the length of treatment...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Announces TMS Coordinator

CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Chelsea Sia as TMS Coordinator. Chelsea is a Registered Nurse who has spent most of her career working in hospital settings as a psychiatric nurse. In addition, for 4 years Chelsea has specialized in providing treatment for individuals who suffer from depression and she is excited about the opportunity to assist in achieving optimal outcomes for patients who suffer from treatment-resistant depression. Chelsea graduated from Lakeview College of Nursing in Eastern Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Chelsea is passionate about TMS and using an intervention that is innovative, non-invasive and effective. As TMS Coordinator, Chelsea is responsible for guiding clients throughout their course of treatment, including the initial point of contact, financial options, treatment initiation and treatment completion. Please join us in welcoming Chelsea Sia as TMS Coordinator!

Two CenterPointe Hospital Staff Receive VOYCE Caregiver Award

Two CenterPointe Staff received a VOYCE Caregiver Award at the VOYCE Caregiver Award Luncheon held at the St. Louis Renaissance Hotel on November 30, 2017. Danielle Hoernschemeyer and Nathan Seaton, both Mental Health Technicians on the Silver Lining Geriatric Program at CenterPointe Hospital, received awards for their dedication to seniors who are entrusted to their care. Debby Monson, Director of Nursing, stated “Danielle makes a profound and lasting impression on seniors and the seniors’ family for her loving care” and “Nathan can be relied on to handle the most challenging situations with grace and skill.” Both Danielle and Nathan “consistently go the extra mile for all patients and have never found themselves in a situation of having to say, “That’s not my patient.” Danielle and Nathan are truly an asset to our hospital. Congratulations, Danielle and Nathan! VOYCE helps to ensure a quality life for people living on the long-term care continuum. Their goal is to become the principal source...Read More >

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