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Events at Bergen Regional Medical Center

NAMI Bergen County presents
Meet The Professional
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ Bergen Regional Medical Center

Do you have a loved one living with borderline personality disorder? Have you heard of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)? Find out about DBT, now considered the ‘gold standard’ treatment for individuals with this disorder. Learn about how DBT has also been found effective in treating people with substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders.

Featuring Kristin Birchenough, LPC, LCADC and Jacqueline Kim Szabo, LCSW
Extensively trained in DBT, both clinicians are committing to bringing DBT to the community through various initiatives they have developed, including the Resiliency Program at Passaic County Community College.

Bring your questions!

Please call 201-935-NAMI (6264) for additional information. Download a flyer.

Group Therapy
For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 2 CEU Credit Hours

Free seminar will include the following topics: theory and techniques related to effective group therapy, the therapist’s role, use of self, treatment goals, understanding the stages of group therapy, and maintaining control of the group process. Content is based on empirically validated group therapy techniques. Sponsored by The Foundation at BRMC.

Register Online

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Teen Thrive RECOVERY

Evergreen Adolescent Outpatient Group

Mondays & Wednesdays

For Teens 13–17 – A group focus on recovering from Alcohol/Drugs & Abuse/Addiction. Topics include education, communication, recreation, peer-pressure, learning how to manage life better, combating boredom, setting limits, working on dreams, how to set and accomplish goals, self-esteem building, learning how to say “No,” and identifying natural highs. Meetings held at Bergen Regional Medical Center.

Please call 201-967-4000 ext. 4260 for additional information. Download a brochure.

Community Events


Understand the dangers of prescription opioids. Click on the image above to download a brochure.

Family Therapy: Skills and Techniques
For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 • 2 CEU Credit Hours

Clinical content will focus on theory and practice related to family therapy. Other clinical topics include treatment strategies and skills, therapy goals, genograms, inter-generational patterns, 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 presented. DVD material will be used to highlight the treatment process. Sponsored by The Foundation at BRMC.

Register Online

Joint Commission
NICHE Program Certification
NJ Sharing Network
Stigma Free