The Training Institute for Mental Health, which does such a fantastic job of creating below-market rate therapy for all sorts of people in New York City, recently had its annual dinner at the beautiful townhouse of the NYC Kosciusko Society.
Above: Here I am with John McCaffrey, long time friend and Director of Development for TIMH.
Guests at dinner
Elegant food and surroundings made for a perfect evening for donors and friends
The beautiful locale, townhouse on East 65 th Street in Manhattan
former NYPD officer Luis Alvarez, now in his 69th round of chemo from Sept 11 related cancer, appears before House Subcommittee.
In an inspired speech, Jon Stewart lambasted the small number of Congress members who showed up for the hearing. He also berated the stupid Congress for forcing Feal, him and others , many ill and dying, to keep coming back to plead for the help they deserve. He pointed out that such aid was already being given to Nuclear Plant Workers and Coal Miners.
One of the FDNY firemen who has already survived cancer asked why President Trump has never even posted one tweet in favor of the bill ( The answer is obvious: Trump is a con artist who plays other people for all they are worth and works his childish, weasely way around everything. This tactic works with a huge number of Americans, because the Democrats have no effective counter proposals that make sense. For instance, treating illegal aliens as victims and demanding they be given all the rights of citizens and having them "jump the . queue" of people who have immigrated here legally.
Democrats just see illegals as more voters for them, which is why they will ultimately keep pushing to giving them not only housing, food . stamps and welfare money ( which veterans with PTSD usually do not get) and of course are already allowing them to vote ( San Francisco, that weird city where Nancy Pelosi lives behind a big wall herself).
My swan song as a NYC fire buff. Not worth the effort any more; firehouses are almost totally closed to the public except on Open House days and even then videotaping is forbidden and firemen are not allowed to say anything about anything unless chosen to do so by the FDNY and know the script ...it's all very boring. Even this photo is barely allowable now. City chooses people who can legally take pix of fires ( of course, cannot keep regualar news organizations away; has an official Video guy who is somebody's nephew,or something typical of an increasing already clannish department. DeBlasio speaks at Fireman memorial, totally hypocrisy by all concerned; all a phoney facade like so much else in a declining NYC, where illegals will be given the right to vote no doubt after they get drivers licenses...Corruption is worse than ever and greed is better than ever here...
Group Therapy Training Program Co-Sponsored by The Group Therapy Division of NYSPA
Additional Useful Techniques of Group Therapy
Friday, June 9, 2017 7 - 9 PM
2 CEU CREDITS OFFERED
Presenters: Albert Brok, Ph.D., CGP George Lynn, Psy.D., CGP
The importance of recognizing and therapeutically dealing with different levels of experience that manifest in group are discussed. The group leader's capacity to exercise judgment in selecting which level is most relevant is highlighted. For example, whether playful or humorous interaction is a reflection of group defense or indicative of a valuable group state is discussed. Differentiation between "actments" versus "enactments" will be described.
Learning objectives: 1. Cite differences between enactments and actments. 2. Classify various levels of relating by members and leader of a therapy group. 3. Choose the most appropriate intervention as a product of the group context and individual members' diagnostic situation. 4. Differentiate 'expanding the box' from 'out of the box'.
Fees: Professionals: $25 Professionals with CEUs: $45 Students: $15 TI Students: Free
To RSVP & pay for this event, please visit TI's calendar of events page and register via PayPal. If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call (212) 627-8181.