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Psychodrama Presentation at April’s USJT Conference

Behavioral Health of the Pam Beaches and the Problem-Solving Theatre Group are bringing Psychodrama Therapy to Nashville.

Renowned Psychodrama Therapy pioneer Dr. Meg Givnish and the Problem-Solving Theatre Group will be conducting a presentation on this effective and innovative therapy on Friday May 1 from 2:00-3:30pm. 

The presentation is part of US Journal Trading Inc’s 2015 Conference on Trauma, Addictions and Intimacy Disorders. Which will be running from April 29-May 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel located in Downtown Nashville at 315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219.

Multiple registration options are available to all interested attendees. We hope to see you all there. 

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The Problem Solving Theatre Performing: Relationships: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches Presents

The Problem Solving Theatre Performing:

Relationships: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

You are invited to attend the premiere performance in Florida of The Problem Solving Theatre’s Relationships: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

This therapeutic improvisational drama is created from written problems that audience members submit prior to the performance.

This troupe of “therapeutic thespians” under the direction of Psychodrama pioneer, Dr. Meg Givnish will improvise scenes based on the problems presented by members of the audience. The actors are trained therapists who use the techniques of Clinical Psychodrama to develop the scenes.

As the action develops the Director will stop the action from time to time and ask for suggestions from audience members, which they incorporate into the scene in order to reach better understanding and possible resolution of the problem.

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is excited to sponsor this revival of what has been described as “Mental Health’s answer to Saturday Night Live.”

Come join us for a night of fun and personal discovery.

When:

Friday February 13, 2015 from 7:30-9PM

Where:

Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Center
4404 Burns Rd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Applications of Clean Language & Systemic Modeling to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches will be sponsoring a workshop entitled Applications of Clean Language & Systemic Modelling to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. The three-day event will teach participants how to apply Clean Learning‘s methods of Clean Language and Systemic Modeling to BHOPB’s Equine-Assisted Therapy program.

Available Credits

Attendees are eligible to receive 18 CEUs Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Though usually honored, FL Psychologists and out-of-state professionals must check with their own state licensing board to determine if FL Board CEUs will be accepted.

Location and Registration Information

The workshop will be held at Palm Beach Gardens (13562 Running Water Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418). Times for all three days are 8:30am to 4:30pm.

For overview, rates and registration, please click here.

For additional questions, please contact Lisa Baugh 561-791-8939 or Lsbaugh1@yahoo.com. 

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Introduction to Clean Learning and Systemic Modeling

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches and Clean Learning are co-sponsoring the Introduction to Clean Language and Systemic Modeling workshop. This one-day introduction offers valuable insight regarding the benefits of Clean Language and Systemic Modeling, while helping attendees to get started using them.  

Available Credits 

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive 6 CEUs from the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Though usually honored, FL Psychologists and out-of-state professionals must check with their own state licensing board to determine if FL Board CEUs will be accepted.

Location and Registration Information

The workshop will be held at 2976 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

For overview, rates and registration, please click here

For questions, please contact Lisa Baugh at 561-791-8939 or Lsbaugh1@yahoo.com. 

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The Curtain Rises On Problem Solving Theatre Training

PROBLEM SOLVING THEATRE is a form of Improvisational Theater. 

The actors become Therapeutic Thespians who act out scenes based on inter-personal problems presented by members of the audience. The on stage Director serves as the intermediary between actors and audience to facilitate the action and to seek out resolution in the dramatic enactment.
 
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is sponsoring a series of training seminars conducted by Meg Givnish Ph.D. who is the founder of this unique form of therapeutic theater. As we begin the process of establishing Problem Solving Theatre of BHOPB participants in this Training Session will:
 
  1. Learn and apply techniques such as Intensive Role Reversal, in order to develop improvisational skills
  2. Develop ability to improvise and develop true life scenes which dramatize interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts
  3. Experience the excitement of real “character development” as you act out scenes with other participants
  4. Understand the important elements of Therapeutic Theater which provide an intense and insightful audience experience.
Participants will receive 3 CEUs per training toward the Certification as a PST Actor.
 
Aug 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:
The Recovery Center for Men 
7859 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth 33467

Please be sure to RSVP for each training to Amanda DeCamillo at

Email: adecamillo@bhpalmbeach.com or 
Call : (561) 465-1297
 

 

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Revitalized Problem Solving Theater Troupe Offers Training Sessions on 4/26 and 5/24 in Partnership with Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches

Renowned addiction care and mental health expert, Dr. Meg Givnish has reformed the Problem Solving Theater Troupe, a behavioral health performance collective that introduced psychodrama therapy to addiction treatment and gained Dr. Givnish considerable notoriety in the recovery community during the 1980\'s. The newly revitalized troupe gave its first performance on March 22nd at Palm Beach County addiction care organization, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches. An addiction survivor herself, Dr. Givnish also announced the 36th anniversary of her sobriety and her 75th birthday on this day.

The 3-hour performance included a spontaneous rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Amazing Grace”, as well as a series of skits in which participating therapists and troupe members acted out common scenarios in dysfunctional families to help affected patients heal from the trauma that has led to their substance abuse.

The troupe will be hosting two more training sessions in partnership with Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches on April 26 and May 24, during which they will try to acquire new members and strengthen current members\' skills. These sessions are open to masters-level therapists interested in earning free CEUs, and are a chance to gain invaluable insight into the resolution of dysfunctional family dynamics from a pioneer in psychodrama therapy.

For more information on location and times, please contact Amanda Decamillo at adecamillo@bhpalmbeach.com or call 1-888-462-2467. Limited seating is available.

About Dr. Meg Givnish
A nationally recognized clinician, teacher, trainer and motivational speaker, Dr. Meg Givnish was among the first professionals to be certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, training directly under Dr. J. L. Moreno, the founder of psychodrama. She is currently on the faculty of the Communications Program at Delaware County Community College, and has served as an honored faculty member of the Saint Joseph\'s University Graduate School of Health Education since 1986. From 1981 to 1983, she served as President of the Moreno Institute, an organization that has helped individuals from all over the world learn about Psychodrama.

In 1980, she created the Problem-Solving Theater Troupe, a blend of therapeutic drama, therapy, humor and spontaneity that has educated and entertained thousands across the United States. The troupe was extremely influential in the establishment of Student Assistance Programs, Pennsylvania. Dr. Givnish was also featured in “When Hopes Become Despair”, an award-winning documentary on teen suicide, and received an Emmy for her work on the special “What Will We Do about Momma?” of which she was the writer, director and narrator.

About Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is a leading South Florida behavioral healthcare organization offering expert, compassionate, cutting-edge treatment to individuals suffering from drug alcohol addiction and mental disorder. Our full continuum of care includes professional intervention, onsite medical detox, innovative and specialized rehab, and aftercare.

Since our inception in 1997, we have become an industry leader in addiction care, featuring our own research department, which utilizes evidence-based research and best practices, as well as some of the nation\'s most accomplished doctors and mental health professionals. Our expertise in co-occurring disorders and holistic philosophy of treating the whole patient has allowed us to produce some of the highest success rates in the country.

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BHOPB to Host Nationally Recognized Dr. Meg Givnish for Upcoming Training Session

On Saturday January 11, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches will be hosting a training seminar in partnership with world-renowned mental health expert, Dr. Meg Givnish. The training session will be held at the Singer Island Hilton (3700 North Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach, FL 33404) from 9:00am-11:30am, and is the first in a series of sessions to be held over the course of the next several months. It will focus heavily on Psychodrama therapy, a psychotherapeutic technique in which individuals spontaneously act out assigned roles within a dramatic context in order to better understand the behavior of those with whom they have difficulty interacting.

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is expecting this training series to significantly enhance the already vast expertise of our staff, and is honored to be able to partner with such a distinguished and accomplished guest as Dr. Givnish. We’re grateful for all we can learn from her. This training is a rare opportunity for personnel in all areas of mental health to improve their therapeutic and intrapersonal skills and gain invaluable knowledge from a pioneer and leading contributor in the field of Psychodrama.

Guests who wish to attend may RSVP to Amanda Decamillo at adecamillo@bhpalmbeach.com. Limited seating is available.

About Dr. Meg Givnish
A nationally recognized clinician, teacher, trainer and motivational speaker, Dr. Meg Givnish was among the first professionals to be certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. She is currently on the faculty of the Communications Program at Delaware County Community College, and has served as an honored faculty member of the Saint Joseph’s University Graduate School of Health Education since 1986. From 1981 to 1983, she served as President of the Moreno Institute, an organization that has helped individuals from all over the world learn about Psychodrama.

In 1980, she created the Problem-Solving Theater Troupe, a blend of therapeutic drama, therapy, humor and spontaneity that has educated and entertained thousands across the United States. The troupe was extremely influential in the establishment of Student Assistance Programs, Pennsylvania. Dr. Givnish was also featured in “When Hopes Become Despair”, an award-winning documentary on teen suicide, and received an Emmy for her work on the special “What Will We Do about Momma?”, of which she was the writer, director and narrator.

 

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First Responders’ Conference

A Seminar on Special Issues in Treatment and the Impact on the Family

Sharonville, OH on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Scarlet Oaks Career Development Building,
I.D.E.A. Community Center, 2nd Floor, 3254 East Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

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BHOPB Previews New, All-Inclusive Lake Worth Treatment Facility

On Friday, May 17, 2013, BHOPB will be offering a preview of their new, all-inclusive treatment recovery in Lake Worth, FL. This new facility represents a significant step forward for BHOPB, as well as Florida mental health treatment as a whole, and provides greater access to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. 

The event will begin at 11:00 am and feature remarks from guest speakers, including: psychiatrist and addiction care expert, Jodi Star; former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches Spokesman, Randy Grimes; and Chief Deputy Michael Gauger of the Palm Beach County Sherriff\'s Department. 

Guests will be invited to tour the new building, which has been fully renovated to offer patients the very best in comfort and care. The establishment of this new treatment center signifies Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches\' latest effort to work with community leaders to improve quality of life, and offer help to residents struggling with untreated substance abuse and mental health disorder.

 

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