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Stigma-Free Rededication Flag Raising Ceremony

New Bridge Medical Center in partnership with The County of Bergen
Invite you to join us at the

Stigma-Free Rededication Flag Raising Ceremony

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11 a.m.
New Bridge Medical Center • Main Entrance Flagpole
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

Let’s Celebrate! Join us, immediately following the ceremony in the NBMC Auditorium to enjoy cake and refreshments in honor of the rededication of New Bridge Medical Center as a Stigma-Free hospital, and the 5th Anniversary of the Paramus Stigma-Free initiative.

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Paint a Picture, Support a Cause

A Mental Health Awareness Month Event

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A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to New Bridge Medical Center Foundation to support their mission to help enhance the lives of the patients, long term care residents, and communities served by New Bridge Medical Center. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
at Pinot’s Palette
25 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

$40.00 per painter

Snacks and water will be served. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments. 

#MentalHealthMonth

Teaming Up To Support Teens

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Refreshments starting at 3:45 p.m.

New Bridge Medical Center
Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652

A Panel Discussion for Those Who Work with or Care for Teens

Understanding Teen Stressors

A workshop for teen role models focusing on understanding negative teen coping skills, and offering ways to help teens embrace stress and adapt their energy into positive outlets.

Two professional development hours for school nurses and teachers.

Coaches, PTA/HSA leaders, and school resources officers are invited.

Eating Disorders/Body Image Logo Contest winners will be announced!

Registration required by April 17, 2018

Register online

Veteran Recruitment Hiring Fair

Operation New Bridge Serve Again

Tuesday, April, 17, 2018
9
a.m. – 4 p.m. 

New Bridge Medical Center
Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

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Open to veterans, spouses, and reservists for diverse employment opportunities at New Bridge Medical Center. For more information, email LScutari@newbridgehealth.org.

Additional health, information, and support resources available while you wait.

Download a flyer.

Bergen County Care Fair

New Bridge Medical Center is a Bergen County Care Fair Sponsor

Sunday May 6, 2018
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Center

100 University Plaza Drive,
Hackensack, NJ

FREE ADMISSION

New Bridge Medical Center will be a Leadership Sponsor in the second annual Bergen County Care Fair. 

The mission of the fair is to showcase providers of health care, wellness,and support services where residents can make connections and access vital information leading to lower costs and improved care for themselves and those they love.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – February 26 to March 4

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week allows us to focus on a mental health issue that does not discriminate. Year round we all must work to break the stigma often associated with eating disorders and recognizing the impact this disease has on the physical and mental well-being of the communities NBMC serves.

“One eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, unfortunately, has been increasing in frequency over the last several decades in adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 years.  It affects behavior through a self-induced starvation.  It also affects an individual’s thinking in a relentless pursuit of thinness, distorted body image, and an unrealistic fear of fatness. 

There is a high association of Anorexia Nervosa with other psychiatric disorders such as depression, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Finally, and most dangerously, are the medical complications that result from starvation. Hormonal imbalances, electrolyte disturbances, dehydration, anemia, severe slowing of the pulse, low blood pressure can eventually lead to cardiovascular collapse and death.  

The death rate from Anorexia Nervosa ranges from 5 to 18%, which makes early intervention and combined medical and psychiatric treatment imperative. With proper treatment, this grave outcome can be averted and afflicted youth can resume normal development and a fulfilling life.”

Bennett Silver, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training
New Bridge Medical Center

For more information on eating disorders, visit the National Institute of Mental Health – Eating Disorders and Princeton Center for Eating Disorders.

group therapy

Group Therapy

Monday, May 14, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Register online for this FREE seminar. Participants must bring their registration ticket for admission.

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Seminar Highlights:

This seminar includes the following topics:theory and techniques related to effective group therapy, the therapist’s role, use of self, treatment goals, understanding the stages of group therapy, and maintaining control of the group process. Content is based on empirically validated group therapy techniques.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

  • Recall three specific techniques to engage patients in the group therapy process.
  • Name three ways to keep the group members focused on the therapeutic goals.
  • Identify two ways to monitor their own interaction with group members.
  • Recall three main stages of group therapy, including the engagement phase, working phase, and the termination phase.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.

Sponsored by The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.

Psychosocial Assessment Skills

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register online for this FREE seminar. Participants must bring their registration ticket for admission.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Seminar Highlights:
Assessment skills, which include understanding the patient’s symptoms and life changes, are highly relevant to social work practice. Clinicians will learn how to make an accurate diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and psychiatric history. This seminar will focus on diagnostic categories such as depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. DVD material will be presented to highlight identifiable symptoms and interviewing skills.

Objectives:

  • Learn about five critical components of the psychosocial assessment.
  • Learn to identify and clarify the patient’s mood and affect.
  • Learn three key questions to use when making a diagnosis.
  • Learn to differentiate the various depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.

Sponsored by The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.

Family Therapy: Skills and Techniques

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Seminar Highlights:
Participants will learn about the theory and practice related to family therapy. Other clinical topics include different types of treatment strategies and skills, therapy goals, and the role of the social worker in the family therapy process. In addition, the seminar will explore when to use family therapy as a treatment of choice. Recent clinical research about the efficacy of this model and its rate of success will be discussed as well.

Objectives: 
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify three inter-generational and dysfunctional family problems.
  • Name three ways to use genograms to help families understand their family patterns.
  • Recall four critical roles family members may have within their family.
  • Describe four effective family therapy interventions to improve communication within families.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/social/socialaw.htm. If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact pbf6@hotmail.com. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.

Sponsored by The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.

Golf Tournament

Please save the date for New Bridge Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Tournament

Join us Monday, May 14, 2018 at Hackensack Golf Club for a fun-filled day at one of Bergen County’s most beautiful golf courses. 

Online registration opens soon for an event not to be missed!