The Body Politic Radio Show
PTSD AND ADDICTION
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews one of the nation’s leading authorities on PTSD, Diane Vchulek, MS, MA, LMHC, NCC, DAPA, BCETS PTSD – PTSD Coordinator, Director of Clinical Services, Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
Diane specializes in helping people heal from stress reactions and responses associated with both civilian and military traumatic experiences. She has developed ASPIRE, a tract specifically for Twelve Oaks’ patients for the treatment of addiction and PTSD for military and civilians. Diane has presented workshops nationally and internationally for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and the International society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She has broad experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor spanning over 25 years. Listen to the show on www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodypolitic.
MEETING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Deborah Litberg, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health and advocacy support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities. Deborah is a parent of a profoundly deaf son, age 27. Deborah served, for eleven years, on the Executive Board for The Greater Los Angeles Agency for the Deaf advocating for the betterment of the Deaf Community. After getting her Masters’ at USC, Deborah trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for 10 years, as well as serving as faculty in the Leadership for Neurological Developmental Delays Program. Deborah is now providing services through her private practice in Sherman Oaks, with a focus on children and families, individuals and couples. Deborah is fluent in signed language and provides IEP advocacy as part of her support for this population. This broadcast is sponsored by AA FAB Autoworks in Sun Valley, CA. (818) 768-7500.
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interview Stuart Birnbaum on the subject of "Inside Rehab."
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Stuart Birnbaum, Ceo, and Executive Director, of Recovery Advocates Treatment Center in Westlake Village, California www.recoveryadvocatesusa.com
Recovery Advocates provides primary rehabilitation service, medical, and psychological care, detoxification, counseling, and support for individuals caught in the grip of addiction and alcoholism. Recovery Advocates specialize in aftercare programs designed to provide caring, comprehensive support (Sober Living, Intensive Outpatient, and Sober Companion programs). They assist in the transition and re-integration into life following treatment. Fletcher will be discussing what the rehab experience is like from that very first phone call to get help. Stuart Birnbaum graduated from the USC Film School and worked for Federico Fellini on "Fellini's Roma" before moving to San Francisco where he wrote, produced and directed "The Chicken Little Comedy Show." Birnbaum's career was launched as a comedy writer; penning for Lily Tomlin, Chevy Chase, Redd Foxx, Christopher Guest and Tim Conway and is the recipient of a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy nomination.