January 9, 2020 - Teen Challenge: Stress, Anger Management & Mindfulness - Dalia Pesqueira, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Program Supervisor Youth and Young Adults Services

Youth and young adults face an emerging world of cell phones, social media, academics, relationships, and parents, all while experiencing the biological changes and challenges of adolescence. Debilitating stress or anger, either internalized against self or externalized against others can result. Mindfulness techniques, framed towards youth, can help.
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January 16, 2020 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) - Marilyn Moskowitz LCSW,LMFT Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an empirically validated treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders at ICBHS. IPT is a time-limited, focused, evidenced-based approach to treat mood disorders. The main goal of IPT is to improve the quality of a client’s interpersonal relationships and social functioning to help reduce their distress. IPT may be used with any age consumer, from children and adolescents to the elderly. IPT provides strategies to resolve problems within four key areas: grief or complicated bereavement, role dispute, role transition, and interpersonal deficits.
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January 23, 2020 - Mindfulness - Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Psychologist Professor Harvard University

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as placing ones attention to the internal and external experiences occurring at the present moment. Join us as leading Mindfulness researcher, Dr. Langer explains how Mindfulness works and its benefits to our health.
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January 30, 2020 - Positive Engagement Team (P.E.T.) - Devon Apodaca, Director of Imperial County Humane Society and Cynthia Jimenez Community Service Worker.

Imagine a clinic with a dog hanging out. Not a therapy dog, just a well-behaved, friendly, and loving dog there to meet you, receive and give affection, and give support to showing up for a behavioral health appointment. ICBHS and the community imagined that this would make clinics more inviting and that our community members receiving behavioral health care would enjoy the atmosphere more sharing time with our furry friends. In conjunction with trained handlers and the Humane Society, the innovation is coming true.
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