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News Items – January 2, 2020

news items logo oneLisa Schab is a member:
[Video] Helping Teens Embrace and Express Their Feelings
The stigma surrounding mental health can be dangerous, especially at a time when rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are at a high with younger adults. That’s why licensed clinical social worker Lisa Schab thought it important to help parents and teens find a safe outlet to express these overwhelming emotions to them feeling balanced and safe. Lisa joins us to discuss her new journaling tool to do just that, “Put Your Feelings Here”. For more information, visit

Andrea Schneider is a member:
5 Ways Malignant Narcissists ‘Hoover’ Their Victims
With the holiday season upon us, this is a prime time for malignant narcissists to engage in what we call “hoovering” – the gift none of us want, but one that keeps on giving. Hoovering is when, like a Hoover vacuum, the narcissist comes back around to suck their previous victims back into the toxic vortex of their abuse. As therapist Andrea Schneider, LCSW, notes, “When the cycle of “idealize, devalue, discard” is complete, a person with narcissistic qualities will often return to prior sources of narcissistic supply to see if he or she can tap such individuals for more ego-fueling attention, emotional reaction, sex, money, business advantages, a place to live, or other affirmations of his or her existence. The “Hoover maneuver” was coined after the name of a popular vacuum cleaner, alluding to the fact abusers often attempt to suction up narcissistic supply from prior sources.”

Jennifer Preble is a member:
County contracts with temporary mental health provider for Helena jail
Independent Record (Helena, MT)
The Lewis and Clark County Commission approved a pair of short-term contracts Tuesday to provide mental health services in the county jail.… Jennifer Preble, licensed clinical social worker with the Center for Mental Health, told the commission that since the 1970s, her organization has operated in 13 counties in Montana, including Lewis and Clark County. The center has experience working in incarceration, including with a licensed addictions counselor, she said.

Molly Carmel is a member:
Do You Need To Break Up With Sugar?
Forbes Magazine
I spoke with Molly Carmel, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has helped many people navigate sugar addiction. The author of the new book, Breaking Up With Sugar, has also been through it herself. She went to her first nutrition program at age 7, her first Weight Watchers meeting at eleven, and weighed at her peak 325 pounds before realizing her addiction to sugar was making it impossible to maintain a healthy weight and feel comfortable in her own body. Today, she runs a successful psychotherapy practice where she helps others heal their relationship with food.

Dwain Pellebon is a member:
Police continue hunt for home invasion suspect
The Norman Transcript (OK)
On Dec. 21, a small group of residents met with police, Ward 8 Councilwoman Alison Petrone, Norman attorney David Smith and a representative from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. The meeting was organized by Ward 8 resident Dwain Pellebon, who works as a licensed clinical social worker. During the meeting, residents talked about their personal fears stemming from the nighttime burglaries and invasions and the likelihood they will use a firearm if confronted by the suspect. “It was very informative,” Pellebon said. “They talked to us about how to use weapons, the law about their use when confronting a burglar, tips on prevention and how to make your house less optimal for intruders.”


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