Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians
Lindner Center of HOPE Celebrating Five Years Serving the Community with Free Mental Health Education Series
Five years ago this August, a center designed to focus on the mental health needs of Greater Cincinnati and beyond opened its doors. In celebration of its anniversary and five years of community support, Lindner Center of HOPE is partnering with the City of Mason to add monthly educational talks for the community.
Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason was created to offer quality, comprehensive mental health services to address varying levels of severity of illness and an extensive list of diagnoses, including complex mental illness, for individuals of all ages. Lindner Center of HOPE hired expert clinical staff, some of whom are regionally, nationally, and even internationally known for their specialization in complex mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, and co-occurring disorders.
Since Lindner Center of HOPE opened in 2008, it has made a positive impact on mental healthcare in Greater Cincinnati and across the country. A joint venture partnership between The Lindner Family Foundation and UC Health, the Center has served over 20,000 patients from 48 states and foreign countries. Over 4,000 people have been taken care of on the inpatient units and over 500 people have received diagnostic and short-term residential services on the Sibcy House unit. The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE has received more than 30 grants totaling over $2.5 million. These accomplishments highlight the tremendous contributions of this facility in just five years. The Center and its clinicians have received numerous accolades and report clinically significant improvement for patients in outcomes data.
In celebration of this milestone anniversary year, Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” will take place on the second Wednesday of each month at Mason Community Center’s Senior Center, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning August 14, 2013 and lasting over the next year. Register at imaginemason.org/things-to-do/ and select “program sign-up” on the right or contact the Community Center at 229-8555. Babysitting will be available for the children of attendees for a fee. Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.
Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.
August 14, 2013
The Addictive Brain & Co-Occurring Disorders
presented by ChrisTuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC, Lindner Center of HOPE Clinical Director of Addiction Services
- Participants will become more familiar with the research regarding the addictive brain and the relationship it has with co-occurring disorders.
- Participants will learn the similarities and differences between Behavioral and Chemical Addictions and the implications it has upon treatment strategies for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
September 11, 2013
How to Manage Perfectionism
presented by Charles F. Brady, PhD, ABPP, Lindner Center of HOPE Psychologist
- Attendees will be able to identify at least 4 subtypes of perfectionism
- Attendees will develop a greater understanding of the link between perfectionism and anxiety and be able to identify warning signs of unhealthy perfectionism.
- Attendees will learn several self coaching and behavioral strategies to tame unhealthy perfectionism.
October 9, 2013
Bullying in Youth
presented by Tracy Suzanne Cummings, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychiatrist
- Attendees will be provided an overview of the various, current forms of bullying.
- Attendees will be able to identify risk factors/signs of bullying.
- Attendees will learn ways to intervene when bullying has been identified.
November 13, 2013
Is anything “normal” for an adolescent? What is “typical teen angst” and when should you worry more?
presented by Jennifer Bellman, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychologist
- Attendees will learn about teenage development and the common “crises” of adolescence
- Attendees will learn about how identity development naturally affects relationships among teens
- Attendees will learn to recognize “red flags” that go beyond what most adolescents experience.
December 11, 2013
Helping a Loved One who is abusing drugs/alcohol
presented by Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD, Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychologist
- Attendees will understand the impact of a loved one’s alcohol/drug misuse on family members.
- Attendees will learn about an approach that will encourage loved one to seek treatment.
- Attendees will learn how this approach will help family members enhance their wellbeing.
January 8, 2014
Work Life Balance: Organize and Plan your life
presented by Melissa McCarthy, MS, CRC, Lindner Center of HOPE Employment Specialist
The purpose of this presentation is to learn the importance of daily structure and planning.
- Participants will be able to discuss the importance of structure and to create a schedule with balance.
- Participants will be able to identify their “get up and go purpose”.
- Participants will learn how to use a hard copy planner as well as explore the other options that are available as well.
February 12, 2014
Family Based Treatment: Evidenced based treatment for Adolescents inflicted with Anorexia or Bulimia.
presented by Scott Bullock, MSW, LISW-S, Lindner Center of HOPE, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Family Eating Disorders Therapist
- Attendees will be provided education on eating disorders and the role of the family.
- Attendees will learn how to decrease the stigma of Eating Disorders so both boys/girls feel comfortable getting the help they need.
- Attendees will be informed of the Maudsley Approach and its five basic principles and how this illness can be beat in the home without hospitalization.
March 12, 2014
Eating Disorders Awareness: A Panel Discussion
facilitated by Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Medical Director, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating
Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE and Sarah Arszman Lavanier, PsyD, Staff Psychologist, Lindner Center of
HOPE, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program
- Attendees will become aware and educated about eating disorders.
- Attendees will have questions answered about how to recognize symptoms and what help is available in the community.
April 9, 2014
“Wellness” what is it really from a psychological and physical perspective and easy steps to achieve it
presented by Robin Thompson Arthur, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE Chief of Psychology
- Attendees will learn some of the core components of Wellness
- Attendees will learn easy steps to take on a daily basis to increase Wellness
- Attendees will learn how to make and keep a commitment to Wellness, both psychological and physical
May 14, 2014
Understanding antidepressants: A look at side effects and side-effect management
presented by Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS, Lindner Center of HOPE Advanced Practice Nurse
- Attendees will know the most common med side effects for commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.
- Attendees will be able to recognize serious side effects that can be associated with the use of commonly prescribed medications.
- Attendees will become familiar with treatment interventions used to address treatment emergent side-effects.
June 11, 2014
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mental Illness and Now Have the Opportunity to Ask
presented by Courtney Molnar Kassar, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist
- Provide community members opportunity to ask MH questions in open forum.
- Educate community members about adult psychiatry including medications, levels of care, probate process, etc.
July 9, 2014
Stress and the family system
presented by Michael O’Hearn, MSW, LISW-S, Intake Coordinator, Adult Outpatient Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, and Clinical Director, Lindner Center of HOPE Center For Stress Related Disorders
- Attendees will be educated on basics of family systems theory
- Attendees will be educated on how stress Impacts immune functioning in individuals.
- Attendees will be educated on how stress affects family system functioning.
- Attendees will be educated and discuss adaptive coping for stress reduction.
August 13, 2014
ADHD Through the Age Spectrum
presented by Paul R. Crosby,MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director, Center for Attentional Disorders
- Describe ADHD in childhood and adulthood
- Outline the personal and societal effects of this disorder
- Discuss treatment