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CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture: Mindfulness Based CBT June 22, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture DATE: Friday, June 22, 2018  TOPIC: Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCBT) PRESENTER: Laura Chackes, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist and Owner of The Center for Mindfulness and CBT 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 seminar will be an informative and experiential training on an evidence-based approach for treating depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Participants will learn what MBCBT is and how it is used in treatment, experience meditations and activities that you can use yourself to manage stress as well as teach others, and understand how MBCBT is not a relaxation strategy, but rather a way to respond to thoughts and emotions in healthier ways. CEUs: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers, Counselors & Addiction Counselors. All participants will...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture: Humor in Reducing Stigma in Mental Illness, May 25, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture DATE: Friday, May 25, 2018  TOPIC: Humor in Reducing Stigma in Mental Illness PRESENTER: John Shuchart Founder, The Shuchart Foundation for Mental Health Awareness 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: John Shuchart is on a mission to end the horrific stigma associated with mental illness, suicides and addictions. John’s message is that mental illness is a biological disorder and there is no reason to be embarrassed about having the illness. This seminar will help therapists (and others) learn how to use humor and storytelling to reframe traumatic events in clients’ lives, “unstick” negative emotions and detoxify the traumas endured by individuals. CEs: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers, Counselors & Addiction Counselors. All participants will receive a certificate of completion to...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture: Legal & Medical Decision Making – Friday, March 23, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture DATE: Friday, March 23, 2018 TOPIC: Legal & Medical Decision Making PRESENTER: Maria Miskovic, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM Care Choice Management, LLC TIME: Registration /Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Lecture: 8:30 a.m.—10:00 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: This presentation discusses primary questions about healthcare decision-making and the professional’s role in addressing decision-making concerns. Participants will learn to identify decision making flags in a healthcare setting, explore assessment tools to lead a person to help when there are decision-making concerns and examine the legal documents needed to preserve one’s preferences and to engage a chosen decision-maker. CEUs: 1.5 Ethics Hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers, Counselors & Addiction Counselors. All participants will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their respective licensing boards. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Maria Miskovic, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM,...Read More >

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 >

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 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 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 >

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: http://act.alz.org/goto/CenterPointeHospital 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 – 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 dmorgan@cphmo.net 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 >

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