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Program Event – Penny Young

For an archive of previous programs – look here

Watch for updates in the Block Island Times and in the BI Bulletin and posted here.

Penny Young, MSN, PMHNP*           
 
Monday September 21st,          
 
the Community Center, 7pm. 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Cognitive Behavior Therapy to treat Overpowering Emotions  and Destructive Behavior.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT] is a structured therapy and skills training validated in helping people with borderline personality disorder, that has been adapted for other problems such as substance abuse, eating disorders and suicidal adolescents.  Penny is a psychiatric nurse with over 30 years experience in various facilities and private practice where she can also prescribe medication. She specialized in psycheducation (understanding the whole self) and cognitive behaviour therapy and was instrumental in developing DBT at The Institute of Living, Hartford, CT. She and her husband have a home on Block Island.
From the NAMI BI Community Conversations we have been learning that there is a great deal any one of us can do, if we have some information and understanding. We therefore look forward very much to hearing this talk and joining in the discussion. Hope to see you there.
*Note –  MSN is not microsoft – it stands for Master of Science in Nursing, and PMHNP is Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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Program event – Reed Cosper

For an archive of previous programs – look here

Watch for updates in the Block Island Times and in the BI Bulletin and posted here.

Tuesday September 8th at 7pm

Mental Health Discussion – NAMI BI will present a talk by the retired State Mental Health Advocate, Reed Cosper, at the Community Center on “The Legal Aspects of the Mental Health Crisis: the Right to Be Treated, the Right to Refuse Treatment, and the Rights of the Community


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Program event – Arietta Slade

For an archive of previous programs – look here
Watch for updates in the Block Island Times and in the BI Bulletin and posted here.

Thursday August 20, at 7:00 p.m in The Community Center.

Arietta Slade will give a talk 

“Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attachment, and Health Across the Lifespan” 

Many of us remember hearing her in previous years and look forward to this very much.

Arietta Slade, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and Professor Emerita, Clinical Psychology, The City University of New York.  An internationally recognized theoretician, clinician, researcher, and teacher, she has published widely on reflective parenting, the clinical implications of attachment theory, and the development of parental mentalization. For the past 13 years she has been co-directing Minding the Baby, an interdisciplinary reflective parenting home visiting program for high-risk mothers, infants, and their families, at the Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing, one of only 17 certified “evidence-based” home visiting programs in the United States.  Dr. Slade is editor, with Jeremy Holmes of the six volume set, Major Work on Attachment (SAGE Publications, 2013), with Elliot Jurist and Sharone Bergner, of Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis (Other Press, 2008), and with Dennie Wolf, of Children at Play (Oxford University Press, 1994).  She maintains a private practice working with adults and children in Roxbury, CT.