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CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture on Boundaries & Ethics September 22, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture Friday, September 22, 2017 TOPIC: Boundaries and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings PRESENTER: Cara Wallace, Ph.D., LMSW Saint Louis University School of Social Work TIME: Lecture 8:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 7:30a.m. LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym (tallest bldg. toward back/right side of campus) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: What do we do when facing an ethical dilemma? How do we know if we’ve made the correct decision? How can our professional boundaries help us navigate ethical practice? This interactive workshop will allow participants to examine their own professional boundaries, to explore how poor boundaries can lead to ethical challenges, and to consider models for ethical decision making for use within their own practice setting. CEUs: 1.5 Ethics CEUs for Missouri Social Workers and Mis-souri Addiction Counselors. A Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours will be awarded for other...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Celebrates National Recovery Month September 2017

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate National Recovery Month. They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and...Read More >

Alzheimer’s Walk 2017 St. Charles, MO – Join CenterPointe Hospital

CenterPointe Hospital needs your support to help end Alzheimer’s disease! Alzheimer’s is an epidemic devastating our families and our future. The disease is all around us but the power to stop it is within us. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for participants to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this cause including advocacy, programs, and services. The Alzheimer’s Walk – St. Charles will be held: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Location: St. Charles Community College 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles (Cottleville), MO 63376 Please help CenterPointe Hospital reach our team goal of $2,000.00 by making a tax-deductible donation to: You can visit our team fundraising page to make a secure Credit Card donation Online. All donations benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association and every dollar makes a difference in this...Read More >

Understanding Adolescents in 2017

With over 200 in attendance, Mr. Baker Symes, therapist at CenterPointe’s West County Outpatient Adolescent Program, opened his lecture on Understanding Adolescents in 2017 with a rendition of James Taylor’s ageless song, “You’ve Got a Friend.” Mr. Symes presented on the stressors and emotional issues facing adolescents today and how therapists, educators, parents and community leaders can help teens survive a modern day adolescence. Mr. Symes stated, “All kids should have a joyful adolescence.” He gave examples of how helping teens communicate what they are feeling, validating their feelings, giving hope and removing self-blame for feelings of depression and anxiety can restore teens’ feelings of self-worth and confidence. It is also important for teens to balance academics with “real” social interactions, instead of spending long hours on addicting social and information media.

TMS Treatment for Depression at CenterPointe Hospital

CenterPointe Hospital Represented at National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Baltimore, MD

Chris Lewis , Community Liaison for Addiction Services, represented CenterPointe Hospital at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) in Baltimore, MD August 16-20, 2017. With the theme, “Navigating Passages to Recovery,” nationally renowned speakers such as Kimberly Johnson, PhD, Director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presented on a wide range of addiction issues such as relapse prevention, mental health disorders in addiction, trauma informed therapies, the 12-Steps, medication –assisted treatment and many other tools helpful in the journey to recovery. The NCAD was well attended with 2,000 participants in areas of addiction treatment, professional development, prevention, administration and medicine. CenterPointe Hospital provided information on its addiction treatment program, The Changing Pointe, which provides a full continuum of addiction treatment services including detoxification, a 4-week residential treatment program, family services, aftercare and outpatient services.   About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior...Read More >

Prescription Drug Abuse in Seniors

Dr. Javed Qasim with CenterPointe Hospital discusses prescription drug abuse in seniors.

CenterPointe Hospital Offers rTMS Therapy: A New Hope for Patients Diagnosed with Depression

By Satish R. Kulkarni, MD As depression rates in the United States (9 percent of adult Americans) and worldwide are increasing, it’s a certainty that you know someone — or many individuals — diagnosed with clinical depression. Many who seek medical treatment are helped by today’s wide array of antidepressant medications, but those who experience minimal relief with medications find the side effects too problematic to continue pharmacological treatment. Unfortunately, an estimated 25 percent experience no symptomatic relief, despite trying multiple medications. For those who have unsuccessfully battled depression while being treated with the most commonly prescribed medications, CenterPointe Hospital offers hope in a noninvasive, advanced technology that may provide relief for individuals whose depression has not yet been effectively treated. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulations (rTMS) rTMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. As an area leader in behavioral health treatments and services, CenterPointe Hospital provides rTMS therapy to its continuum of...Read More >

Understanding Adolescents in 2017 – Lecture at CenterPointe Hospital

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture TOPIC: Understanding Adolescents in 2017 PRESENTER: Baker Symes, MA, LPC DATE: Friday, August 25, 2017 TIME: Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am Lecture: 8-9:30am LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304 RSVP: 636-477-2175 or Email CEUs: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers and Addiction Counselors. A certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 contact hours will be distributed to all attendees to submit to their licensing boards. There is NO COST to attend the breakfast lecture. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: The adolescent culture is rapidly changing, attempting to incorporate the addicting social and information media into the already established traditions of family, school, and personal/social development. Teenagers are picking up some bad habits of adults including sleep deprivation, high stress levels, and a vulnerability to becoming depressed and suicidal. Social and religious mores have deteriorated and are having less of an immediate influence. Family...Read More >

The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center at CenterPointe Hospital

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