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CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Free Lecture on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on December 8, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture Friday, December 8, 2017 TOPIC: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) An Effective Treatment for Depression PRESENTER: Satish Kulkarni, MD CenterPointe Hospital NOTE the NEW TIME! TIME: Lecture 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration & HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: 11:00a.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: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has proven to be very effective in treating depression and other treatment resistant disorders. This lecture will provide an overview of TMS and how it works, criteria for how to select appropriate candidates for treatment and treatment outcomes. CEUs: 1.5 CEUs will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers and Missouri Addiction Counselors at the completion of the lecture. A Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours will be awarded to other disciplines to submit to their respective licensing boards. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Satish Kulkarni, MD provides Transcranial...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Participates in Lecture on Animal Assisted Therapy

Allison Olds, Activity Therapist at CenterPointe Hospital and Amy Ruppel, Recreation Therapist participated in a group presentation on Animal-assisted Therapy at the Community Council of St. Charles County Network Luncheon held at the Spencer Library on November 2nd. Allison Olds explained that therapy dogs help improve the lives of individuals with mental health and addiction problems by lifting spirits, improving communication, increasing social interaction and providing a non-judgmental, accepting experience for individuals. Therapy animals can be used with all ages groups to provide comfort and support and to improve physical, social, emotional and cognitive functioning. Amy Ruppel discussed the training and certification process for how a therapy animal can become an integral part of a treatment setting. Her therapy dog, Bella, helps individuals deal with anxiety and stress and her calming nature provides a sense of well-being and reassurance to everyone who experiences her.

CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Lecture on Dual Disorders & Relapse Prevention

Raafia Malik, MD and Candi Finan, LPC presented on the topic, “Integrated Treatment Approaches for Dual Disorders and Relapse Prevention” to an audience of approximately 200 participants at CenterPointe Hospital. Dr. Malik and Candi explained that substance addiction is often a chronic, relapsing illness which impacts every aspect of an individual’s mental and physical health and well-being. It’s not uncommon to find that people suffering with substance addictions also often have mental health problems. Untreated mental health problems can lead to relapse to substance use. It is critical that an integrated approach utilizing both psychiatric and addiction treatment modalities be used to treat dual disorders. Medication-assisted treatment such as Vivitrol and Suboxone can stop the cravings for drugs and alcohol, allowing the individual to stay focused on their recovery plan. Continued verbal counseling is necessary to help individuals learn coping skills to deal with underlying depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health issues, instead of turning to drugs and alcohol...Read More >

Susan Mathis, CEO, CenterPointe Hospital Receives “Beyond the Best Award”

CenterPointe Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Susan Mathis, was awarded a Beyond the Best Award during an awards banquet hosted by StreetScape Magazine with over 400 community leaders in attendance. Susan Mathis is an RN, MSN, who has spent her career in the Behavioral Health field. For the past 25 years, she has held Behavioral Health senior leadership positions in prestigious organizations. She is regarded as an innovative and effective leader and change agent with excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Susan is highly skilled in motivating and mentoring management teams and staff to achieve objectives and results. She has demonstrated flexibility and success in the challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment. Susan was in the Chief Operating Officer role at CenterPointe from 2005 to 2015. She was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of CenterPointe Hospital in January 2016. Susan earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from St. Louis Uni-versity, St. Louis, Missouri. Susan is...Read More >

TMS: Effective Treatment for Depression

Relapse Prevention in Addiction Treatment – An Interview With Candi Finan from CenterPointe Hospital

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Dr. Raafea Malik Speaks on Effective Treatment for Addiction on Great Day in St. Louis

Dr. Raafea Malik with CenterPointe Hospital talks about their effective treatment for addictive disorders. KMOV.com

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture on Integrated Treatment Approaches for Dual Disorders and Relapse Prevention October 27, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture Friday, October 27, 2017 Topic: Integrated Treatment Approaches for Dual Disorders and Relapse Prevention Presenters: Raafia Malik, MD, and Candi Finan, MA, LPC Time: Lecture 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.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: Substance addiction is often a chronic, relapsing illness which impacts every aspect of an individual’s mental and physical health and well-being. It’s not uncommon to find that people suffering with substance addictions also often have mental health problems. It is critical that an integrated approach utilizing both psychiatric and addiction treatment modalities be used to treat dual disorders. CEUs: 1.5 CEUs for Missouri Social Workers and Missouri Addiction Counselors. A Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours will be awarded for other disciplines to submit to their licensing boards....Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Behavioral Health Lecture on Boundaries & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings

Dr. Cara Wallace presented on the topic, “Boundaries and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings” at CenterPointe Hospital’s Behavioral Health Lecture series on September 22nd to an audience of nearly 200 healthcare professionals and community leaders. Dr. Wallace presented several models providing helpful guidelines in making ethical and boundary decisions. She engaged the audience is discussions about important boundary issues, including, when and how is it appropriate to accept gifts from patients, use spirituality in counseling and introduce health and safety interventions, to name a few. While there are not always easy or clear decisions in every situation, reviewing ethical guidelines and consulting with peers and supervisors are essential first steps in determining what actions are in the best interest of the client. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adolescents, adults, and senior adults primarily in Greater Metropolitan St. Louis and Mid-Missouri areas, as well as throughout the...Read More >

Congratulations to the 2017 ACT Missouri “Power of Prevention” Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations Art Contest Winners! ACT Missouri proudly honors our Grand Prize Winner, Rebecca S., a freshman at Calvary Lutheran High School in Jefferson City! The finalists were: 1st Grader Sarah S. from East Carter in Ellsinore 2nd Grader Joleea W. from Winnwood Elementary in North Kansas City 3rd Grader Jillian E. from Winnwood Elementary in North Kansas City 4th Grader Claira H. from New Madrid Elementary in New Madrid 5th Grader Mackenzie C. from Excelsior Springs 6th Grader Karla O. from East Carter in Ellsinore 7th Grader Hannah G. from East Carter in Ellsinore 8th Grader Logan T. from Lee’s Summit 10th Grader Mackenzie P. from Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City 11th Grader Becca M. from East Carter in Ellsinore 12th Grader Page H. from Richland High School in Richland   ACT Missouri encourages all participants to share their artwork on their school’s social media accounts, make posters for Red Ribbon Week, or exhibit at your community’s prevention...Read More >

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