The Body Politic Radio Show

MENTAL HEALTH SERIES

THE DRAGONFLY RETREAT
Broadcast 3/18/14

A Whole New Approach to Eating Disorders: What We Know vs. What we Understand


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Brett McDonald, M.S., who is the pioneer and clinical director of the Dragonfly Retreat in Chelan Washingon, where serious eating disorders and mental illnesses are treated.  Brett is the creator of Relational Exchange Therapy, which is a new modality for mental illnesses as well as family and couple's counseling. She expects to have her book on Relational Exchange Therapy out later this year.  


The Dragonfly Retreat is an 11-day recovery experience that couples the revolutionary Relational Exchange Therapy with movement and experiential therapy, creating a much more efficient and powerful recovery than traditional approaches. Brett is now accepting enrollments for the April 2 retreat which runs until April 12 in beautiful Lake Chelan, Washington. You can contact Brett McDonald at 509-679-4556. http://thedragonflyretreat.com




EMDR AND HEALING PTSD


11/15/13
@ 10:00 AM PST


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Cynthia L. Divino, Ph.D. a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research.  Dr. Divino is a former Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the former assistant director of the Child and Family Treatment Center of Children's Hospital of San Francisco.  She has worked with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and PTSD for 27 years.  Said the innovator of EMDR, Francine Shapiro, "EMDR (Eye Movement Desentitization and Reprocessing) therapy has been declared an effective form of trauma treatment by a wide range of organizations.  In the United States these include the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs."  http://bipr.org




BEATING THE SCOURGE OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION WITH SUMMIT ESTATE 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16th @ Noon



It is said that detox from alcohol can be among the most virulent and deadly of all substance abuse, which is why it is so vital to be monitored during the in-patient detox phase with seasoned experts. 

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews John M. Greene, M.D., the Medical Director at Summit Estate Recovery Center, and is certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Greene holds a Subspecialty Certification in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Greene partners with Summit Estate Recovery Center Staff and Clients by practicing a collaborative approach to total wellness. When a new client enters treatment at Summit Estate Recovery Center, Dr. Greene’s first priority is to ensure the client is able to detoxify safely and comfortably. This goal is achieved with a detoxification protocol that is tailored to each individual and is targeted to address each client’s complex medical history and substance use patterns. 


COMBATING OPIATE DEPENDENCE WITH SUBOXONE THERAPY
September 23rd, @ Noon wtih Dr. John M. Greene

In the last few years, there has been much buzz about the medication Suboxone, approved by the FDAA in 2002.  What exactly is Suboxone?  Why is it now considered the gold standard treatment for treating opioid dependance rather than older medications such as methadone?  Join us for the conversation as Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews John M. Greene M.D., the Medical Director at Summit Estate Recovery Center, and is certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Greene partners with Summit Estate Recovery Center Staff and Clients by practicing a collaborative approach to total wellness. When a new client enters treatment at Summit Estate Recovery Center, Dr. Greene’s first priority is to ensure the client is able to detoxify safely and comfortably. This goal is achieved with a detoxification protocol that is tailored to each individual, and is targeted to address each client’s complex medical history and substance use patterns. 

COMPULSIVE EATING DISORDER: A CONTINUED EPIDEMIC

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Stacey Thacker, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Roubicek and Thacker.  She and Michael Roubicek are the developers and co-directors of LifeStyle Transformation, a pioneering Treatment Program for Compulsive Eating in Fresno, California.

Transformation is based on the successful principles of recovery found in LifeSTAR, a program for the treatment of sexual addiction. Mike and Stacey, together with LifeSTAR’s founders Dan Gray, and Todd Olson, are actively seeking and training new affiliates across the country in the Transformation and LifeSTAR treatment programs.  For more information, call  (559) 323-8484, or visit them on the web at

 www.mypersonal-transformation.com and start your recovery today. 


HEALING ANXIETY THROUGH WILDERNESS THERAPY

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Josh White, Clinical Director of WinGate and Waypoints Wildnerness Therapy, one of the nations' premier wilderness therapy programs on treating Anxiety Disorder for troubled teens and young adults. This is a rare program which offers hope and healing through nature to those struggling with comorbidity issues and addiction.  http://www.wingatewildernesstherapy.com.  Join us for a unique discussion on the healing attributes wilderness therapy at www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodypolitic



THE TWELVE STEPS AND SPIRITUALITY

October 28th @ 11:00 AM


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Dana Taylor, Business Director from Therapia Addiction Healing Center of St. George, Utah. The program is designed to cultivate mental strength, physical health, and spiritual balance.  They have developed gender-specific programs for men and women based in the twelve steps that will help their clients and their families get to the core issues so that the healing process can begin.  Therapia.net


                           PREVENTING RELAPSE WITH EATING DISORDERS
                                                             With The
                                  EATING DISORDER CENTER OF MONTANA


The Eating Disorder Center of Montana is an intensive outpatient program designed to provide clients with support as they step down from inpatient care or to provide additional support to those who need more intensive services than traditional outpatient therapy.  It is the first program of its kind in Montana and the surrounding areas, created to fill a need in our community for clients struggling with eating disorders.  They currently serve adolescents and adults and offer a variety of therapeutic services.

Kim E. Lockwood EdS; LCPC has worked in the field of mental health for 18 years; first as a school psychologist and counselor, and then as a mental health provider in private practice for the past 10 years.  She specializes in working with clients with eating disorders; adolescents with multi-problem behaviors; and adolescents and adults with severe trauma.  Kim is trained in EMDR and is intensively trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).  She is currently clinical co-director of the EDCMT and is in partnership with several other clinicians who operate a center specializing in DBT in Bozeman, MT.

Jeni Gochin is a Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Bozeman, MT. She is the co-Director of the Eating Disorder Center of Montana and in private practice as a psychotherapist where she treats young adults, couples, and family, for eating disorders and all other problems with living a meaningful life.

Join us for the conversation on how to avoid relapse into disorderd eating after you have returned from rehabiliation.  Get the help you need.  http://edcmt.com
































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