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Innovative Practices in Mental Health

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On Saturday, November 17, 2012, The College of New Rochelle Graduate School will hold its first symposium on Mental Health, bringing together researchers, practitioners and students whose work demonstrates innovations in mental wellness.


Keynote speaker will be Daniel Smith, holder of the Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow Endowed Chair in English at CNR and the author most recently of the New York Times Best Seller Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, which offers stories, advice, and information about living with anxiety.
Professor Smith began his career as a staff editor at The Atlantic Monthly. He has published articles, essays, and reviews in The American Scholar, The Atlantic, Granta, n+1, New York, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Slate, among other places, and his work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. He is the author of two books: Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Hearing Voices and the Borders of Sanity and Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety. He also served as associate editor of The American Idea: The Best of The Atlantic Monthly — 150 Years of Writers and Thinkers Who Shaped Our History.


This daylong conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be sessions on:
• Change Your Mind with Neurofeedback—Gerry Radano, LMSW, AIBT
• Working with the Suicide Survivor in Group and Individual Counseling—Rebecca G. Walkley, M.S.
• Towards a Philosophy of Personality and its Disorders—Steven Hertler, Ph.D.
• The Use of Narratives of Self-injury as a Path to Healing—Susan A. Conte, Ph.D. LSCW-R
• Family Sculpture and Neuropsycholgy—Bob Schavrien LCSW & Giulia Delucchi, LCSW
• Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Sociometry With Children—Stewart J. Frimer, LCSW
• Counselor, Heal Thyself! Methods and Tools for Self-Care—Kathleen Aucoin, LMHC, SC
• Healing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Emotional Freedom Technique™-– Tom Porpiglia, MS, LMHC, D. CEP, EFT-ADV
• The Use of an Interactive Therapy—Psychodrama—as Adjunct Therapy in Unresolved or Complicated Grief-–Helen M. Hogan, RN, LPC, CP
• Creative Processing of Dreams for Identifying and Resolving Countertransference – Robert Wolf, ATR-BC, LCAT, LP
• Court-Mandated Treatment: Serving Offenders (Double Session — 1:15-2:45 PM) – Richard D. Kessler, MA, LMHC, Ph.D. (c)
• Urban Poverty and its Impact on Provision of Services (Double Session — 1:15-2:45 PM) – Susanne Bifano, MS Ed., ART-BC, LCAT &
Susan Natacha Gonzalez, MA, MS Ed, ATR-BC
• The Mental Health Challenges Facing Returning Service Members and Their Families – Joan Beder, DSW
• Understanding Eating Disorders in a World Obsessed with Weight and Body Image – Helena Boersma, Ed.D.
• Hypnosis As Mind Training: Buddhism Teaches How; Neuroscience Explains Why – Daniel L Araoz, Ed.D.
• Helping Clients Achieve Wellness Through Humor – Frank T. Rizza, Ed.D.


Registration Due Date is November 13, 2012. Professional Fee is $40; Cost for Students is $20. The Graduate School is an NBCC-approved continuing education provider. Full-day attendance awards 3.25 clock hours (.325 CEUs). No partial credit given.
For complete schedule or for more information go to:
events.cnr.edu/mentalhealth
e-mail: mentalhealthsymposium@cnr.edu
Telephone: (914)-654-5320

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