In your busy life, whether it is school or work, how often do you get caught up in the motions? Sometimes it feels like you are a robot walking around, being cordial with others but not feeling satisfied. This lack of satisfaction may stem from not knowing your purpose and direction in life. Without purpose…Details
Do you ever feel panicked because you are unsure of why your parents, friends and spouse make statements or behave strangely towards you? Frustration that your loved one doesn’t understand you, may feel like they are giving up on you. Thoughts that may cross your mind ; “Are they abandoning me?” and “Are they hurting…Details
We have begun construction on a new residential living space that will accommodate an additional 10 clients.
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) held its annual meeting and symposium December 8-11, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. AAAP is an international professional membership organization founded in 1985 with approximately 1,000 members.
The South Florida Chapter of The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) held a fundraising luncheon at Maggiano’s Restaurant on December 3, 2011 in Boca Raton,FL. Proceeds of the event go to providing education, certification and the promotion of effective treatment for eating disorders.
Brandon Marshall, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins comes out in support for raising awareness and promoting treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. This event was held at Solita Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 2, 2011. Featured speakers were George Smith, LICSW, Program Director, Borderline Center Outpatient Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA and Dr.…Details
In 2008, Psychiatric News published an article using Mentalization-Based Therapy, MBT, with Borderline Personality Disorder. A working definition of MBT is the use of imaginative mental activity or perceiving and interpreting human behavior in terms of intentional mental states (needs, feelings, goals, purpose) based on research by Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy)
Many who suffer from Bipolar Disorder may wait years from the first onset of the problem to first diagnosis. Generally, symptoms do not begin until adolescence but symptoms can be misdiagnosed.
A new report released mid-November examining teenagers and self-harm found troubling results. One in 12 teenagers will engage in self-harming activities such as cutting, burning or other life threatening risks. The study was conducted by the Center for Adolescent Health, Melborne, Australia.
Lifeskills South Florida held a Professionals Weekend November 10-13, 2011 at its’ Deerfield Beach, FL location. The focus of the weekend was training on Mentalizing-based Treatment (MBT) for Adolescents, Adults and their Families. This forward thinking training was facilitated by Efrain Bleiberg, MD, Senior Psychiatrist and Past President of The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX. His book, Treating Personality Disorders in Children and…Details