July 6, 2017 - Psychological Impacts of a Polarized Culture – Kirk  J. Schneider, PhD Author, President of the  Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association

What do a school shooter, a corporate swindler, and a bullheaded ideologue have in common? They all converge on what Dr. Kirk Schneider terms “the polarized mind.” The polarized mind, which is the fixation on one point of view to utter exclusion of competing point of view, is harming us-and has been for millennia.
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July 13, 2017 - Betrayal Blindness and Institutional Betrayal - Jennifer Freyd, PhD Professor of Psychology University of Oregon

How can a person seemingly be blind to extremely abusive experiences, forgiving their abusers even though their personal lives and wellness are left shattered? Join us as psychologist, teacher, author and researcher, Dr. Jennifer Freyd reviews the research and challenges associated with intrapersonal abuse and trauma.

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July 20, 2017 - Quality Behavioral Healthcare for LGBT Populations - Scott McClure, PhD National Institute of Corrections (NIC)  Contract Consultant Trainer Evidence-Based  Correctional Practices

Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. Experiences of violence and victimization are frequent for LGBT individuals, and have long-lasting effects on the individual and the community. Join us as ICBHS shares their training plan to provide quality behavioral healthcare for our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community.
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July 27, 2017 - Friends, Family, Facebook: Friends or Foes? - Juan Jose Flores, LMFT Manager Crisis and Engagement Services ICBHS

Are the people in your life keeping you afloat or weighing you down?  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Juan Jose Flores, helps us explore, decide, and manage our relationships.
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August 3, 2017 - Tai Chi and Mental Health - Marco Calderon Sifu Tai Chi Instructor Youth and Young Adult Services ICBHS – El Centro

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese low-impact martial art, practiced by over 3 million people in the U.S. for its health benefits. Studies indicate that Tai Chi has been associated with psychosocial wellbeing, by reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Longtime local Tai Chi instructor, Marco Calderon, now provides classes for  Youth and Young Adult groups at Behavioral Health Services.  Join us as he shares his technique insights with us.
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June 8, 2017 - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Family/Peer Supporter - A’Sheka Jordan

The role of Family/Peer Supporter is an emerging profession in behavioral health services for those individuals with “lived experience”. NAMI offers a Family/Peer webinar training to better prepare interested individuals for a role in recovery. Join us as, NAMI Program Manager A’Sheka Jordan, discusses organization and the development of Family/Peer Supporters in the Imperial Valley.
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June 15, 2017 - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Too Much Order - Aalamgeer Ibrahim

For those of us less organized, it might be difficult to imagine too much order and the resulting suffering it might cause. For those impacted with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the impacts are all too real.
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June 22, 2017 - Playing for Change: Music’s Transformative Power - Mark Johnson

Playing for Change was created to connect the world’s people through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries, overcome distances between people and create positive change.
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June 29, 2017 - Finding Recovery with a Song: Wellness Center Music Program - Sergio Alberti and Cecelia & Jessica

Mental Health problems can shut down a life, as the stress of coping isolates and steals hope and energy. At the Behavioral Health Wellness Center, the music program brings people together making fantastic music in recovery. Join the Music Instructor Sergio Alberti and two SuperStars singers as they  share their stories and songs with the community.
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