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9th Annual A Taste of Bergen

Monday, November 6, 2017, 6 p.m. at Seasons in Washington Township.

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The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center is once again hosting the 9th Annual A Taste of Bergen — a community cocktail party featuring fine dining and desserts provided by Bergen County’s best restaurants. Purchase tickets.

The Foundation is expecting more than 350 guests at A Taste of Bergen to come and sample some of the finest cuisine available in the area. By supporting the event through a raffle donation, or as a restaurant provider, you will be able to showcase and market your establishment while helping the patients and long term care residents of Bergen Regional Medical Center as well as Stigma-Free mental health and substance abuse initiatives.

Bergen Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive set of quality services, including long term care, behavioral health care and acute care to the Bergen County community and is a safety net provider for the mentally impaired, elderly, uninsured or underinsured for the State of New Jersey. Bergen Regional is both the largest hospital with 1,070 beds and the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey. Additionally, with 323 beds, Bergen Regional is one of the largest medical resources providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community. Bergen Regional has a full-service emergency department, state of the art operating suites, and more than 20 ambulatory specialty services available through the BRMC clinic.

The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation (Federal ID# 22-3135663) founded in 1991 as the fundraising arm of the Medical Center.

The Foundation is committed to:

  • Enhancing the quality of life for those served by Bergen Regional Medical Center.
  • Supporting educational programs for professionals, consumers and caregivers.
  • Educating the community about health issues and services available at Bergen Regional Medical Center.

The Foundation has been instrumental in multiple renovation projects at BRMC. It provides yoga classes and haircuts to more than 550 long term care residents who call the Medical Center home as well as providing electronics, entertainment systems, computers, and holiday gifts to the patients and residents of the facility. The Foundation also sponsors continuing education programs, health fairs, and annual community summer concerts.

Purchase tickets.

We look forward to your participation and thank you for your support of this worthwhile event. For more information on participating as a restaurant, or to donate raffle items, please contact RoseMary Klie at 201.225.7674 or rklie@bergenregional.com.

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Clinical Treatment of Shame, Anger, and Aggression

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Thursday, November 2, 2017 • BRMC Auditorium

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. • 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m., Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Register for this FREE seminar by emailing rklie@bergenregional.com

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Seminar Highlights:
Participants will learn about the commonality of ‘shame affect’ among patients seeking mental health treatment. They will also learn about shame and its correlation to other diagnoses. Different types of shame, anger, and rage will be highlighted. Specific clinical social work interventions, using group and individual therapy to address shame and anger, will be presented. Case examples will be used to illustrate the topics.

Objectives:
Participants will learn:

• The definitions of two types of shame affect.

• About the four ways patients most often respond to shameful feelings.

• How shame is correlated to four other emotional disorders.

• How to use five specific strategies to help patients cope with internalized shame.

 

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Bridge Back to Life clinic and an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for 27 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on various mental health topics including Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders and Psychotherapy Models. He completed his BA at Emory University, MSW at Yeshiva University, and PhD at Rutgers University. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual,” “Co-occurring Disorders Manual”, and “Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.”

Attendants must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is for 2 Clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information – http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com.

Family Therapy: Skills and Techniques

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 • BRMC Auditorium • 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m. • Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Register by emailing rklie@bergenregional.com

Download a flyer.

Seminar Highlights:
Participants will learn about the theory and practice related to family therapy. Other clinical topics include different types of treatment strategies and skills, therapy goals, and the role of the social worker in the family therapy process. In addition, the seminar will explore when to use family therapy as a treatment of choice. Recent clinical research about the efficacy of this model and its rate of success will be discussed as well.

Objectives: 
Participants will be able to:

• Identify three inter-generational and dysfunctional family problems.

• Name three ways to use genograms to help families understand their family patterns.

• Recall four critical roles family members may have within their family.

• Describe four effective family therapy interventions to improve communication within families.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Bridge Back to Life clinic and an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for 27 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on various mental health topics including Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders and Psychotherapy Models. He completed his BA at Emory University, MSW at Yeshiva University, and PhD at Rutgers University. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual,” “Co-occurring Disorders Manual”, and “Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.” Attendants must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is for 2 Clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information – http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm

If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com.