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News Items – January 4, 2017


Michele Inzelbuch is a member:
Women of Distinction Magazine selects Michele Inzelbuch, LCSW, LCADC, as a Distinguished Professional in her field
Digital Journal
Michele Inzelbuch, LCSW, LCADC of Michele D. Inzelbuch, LLC, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Michele Inzelbuch has more than 13 years of relevant experience in both mental health and addiction. Having also since become specialized in addiction therapy, postpartum mental health, and mood disorders, as well as having experience working with law enforcement and military personnel, in July 2016 she opened the doors to her own private practice, Michele D. Inzelbuch, LLC, in the town of Red Bank, New Jersey, Monmouth County.

Lynette Tastad is a member:
Jail hires behavioral health specialist in effort at reforms
The Dickson Press (ND)
Cass County has offered these services at its jail since 2008. Lynette Tastad is a licensed independent clinical social worker and mental health coordinator at the jail. Her job is to refer people to a mental health diversion program. To get into the program, an inmate has to meet a certain diagnostic criteria, as well certain legal criteria. Tastad then makes a recommendation to the judge for referral to the program. Once in the program, she monitors inmates and acts as liaison between the court and treatment provider. When the program started, some opposed having a mental health professional at the jail, Tastad said. “I think the hardest thing is being a mental health professional coming into law enforcement’s world—it was just kind of difficult in the sense that law enforcement and mental health providers have a very different outlook. Our training is a lot different,” she said.

Nityda Coleman is a member:
Just One Hour a Day on Social Media Makes Teens Miserable
NBC News
Even if your teen is already hooked on social media, it’s not too late to sit him or her down and go over the risks — as well as the benefits — of social networking. Here you also have an opportunity to set some firm boundaries. “I think it is important for teachers, parents, and counselors to educate teens about the risks of social media and expose them to the issue,” said Nityda Coleman, a clinical social worker and therapist at Teen Therapy Austin. “It’s important to go into detail around why social media can be harmful as well as helpful.”

Brenda Davis is member:
“Right to disconnect” in France prompts examination of work-life balance in U.S. (Savannah, GA)
The start of the New Year is bringing more employee freedoms under law in France. Workers are now legally allowed the “right to disconnect,” meaning they can ignore business emails that come in after hours. “We can’t just always be on and connected to the electronics,” said licensed clinical social worker, Brenda Davis. “I think we really lose something if we don’t ever take a break from it.” Davis believes the French law is setting a healthy precedent.

The Fight Within: Taking Steps to Get the Help You Need
Time-Warner Cable News
If it appears that the individual is a danger to himself or herself, a danger to others or psychotic, he or she will be involuntarily placed in a hospital’s inpatient unit. For people who need outpatient care, an emergency room visit will expedite the process and the individual will be seen by a licensed clinical social worker within five days.

Dawn Schatz, the writer, is a member:
Emotional wellness: Intentions or resolutions?
Middletown Transcript (DE)
If we are to ever be successful in making changes, we may want to first evaluate how we are approaching the desired change. Are we establishing a rigid goal, much like a task or to-do list, another set of demands and expectations to add to our already full plates? Or alternately, are we envisioning a desired way of being that is flexible and can be practiced, adapted, and repeated? The very definition of resolution is “the firm decision to do or not do something” whereas intentions can be defined as “the determination to act in a certain way.”

Rochelle Walsh is a member:
Social worker advises how to keep New Year’s resolutions
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Making New Year’s resolutions is as synonymous with Jan. 1 as singing “Auld Lang Syne” or watching the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square. Giving up on those resolutions before January’s end is nearly as common. Why do we so often fail in achieving those new beginnings? Rochelle Walsh, a Topeka-based licensed clinical social worker and life coach who offers counseling combined with a Christian perspective, shares some of the pitfalls of goal-setting.

Shakti Sutriasa, the writer, is a member:
What’s Your Word For 2017?
The Huffington Post
Ready to start this New Year? One of the best ways to get clarity is to choose a word, ONE word to focus on, to dive into, to be your theme for the year. In 2016, I chose receive to be that word. I’ve spent the last 12 months really exploring what that means to me. I asked: How do I allow myself to receive? Where am I limiting that? How do I experience opening up to recieve in my body, mind… Through this process, I learned a lot about myself.

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