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Elaine G. Adevai Commemorated with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication About Elaine G. Adevai Ms. Adevai is the Executive Director and Founder of New Vista for Families, Inc., which is a national nonprofit providing services that assist families in need. She has been with this organization for the past 8 years. She is responsible for running an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. Ms. Adevai hires and trains the staff, runs the support group and provides individual counseling for clients. She supervises the staff and offers counseling and therapeutic services. She also handles community outreach to raise donations and helps the women and children referred to them to get back on their feet and find permanent housing. Concurrently, Ms. Adevai is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has had a part-time private practice as a Psychotherapist since 1975. She began her career as a Staff Psychotherapist and Instructor at Rutgers Community Mental Health Center from 1971 to 1973. She was a Team Leader at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center from 1973 to 1975. Ms. Adevai owned and managed two restaurants/cabarets from 1982 to 1994. She served as a Counselor and Social Worker for Victim Services Family Court Unit from 1998 to 2000. She was the Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program for Safe Horizon from 2000 to 2007 and became Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program at New Vista for Families, Inc. in 2009. After obtaining a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies from Douglass College in 1967, Ms. Adevai obtained a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1970. She then completed an internship at Merril Palmer. Ms. Adevai received the Distinction Award from the Staten Island Chapter of the World of Women. She is affiliated with the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Human Resources Administration and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. In 1965, Ms. Adevai married Joseph (deceased) and they have four children. In her spare time she enjoys family activities, cooking, embroidery and reading. She looks forward to expanding her psychoeducational and counseling services and expanding the shelter. Opening the shelter has been the highlight of her career thus far. If you are interested in learning more about New Vista for Families, Inc., please call (718) 984-6842. They are actively in need of funding and charitable donations. Philanthropic donations are welcome as well. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website www.strww.com. Staten Island, NY, May 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Elaine G. Adevai of Staten Island, New York has been commemorated with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and high level of success for over 35 years in the field of nonprofit services.About Elaine G. AdevaiMs. Adevai is the Executive Director and Founder of New Vista for Families, Inc., which is a national nonprofit providing services that assist families in need. She has been with this organization for the past 8 years. She is responsible for running an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. Ms. Adevai hires and trains the staff, runs the support group and provides individual counseling for clients. She supervises the staff and offers counseling and therapeutic services. She also handles community outreach to raise donations and helps the women and children referred to them to get back on their feet and find permanent housing.Concurrently, Ms. Adevai is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has had a part-time private practice as a Psychotherapist since 1975. She began her career as a Staff Psychotherapist and Instructor at Rutgers Community Mental Health Center from 1971 to 1973. She was a Team Leader at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center from 1973 to 1975. Ms. Adevai owned and managed two restaurants/cabarets from 1982 to 1994. She served as a Counselor and Social Worker for Victim Services Family Court Unit from 1998 to 2000. She was the Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program for Safe Horizon from 2000 to 2007 and became Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program at New Vista for Families, Inc. in 2009.After obtaining a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies from Douglass College in 1967, Ms. Adevai obtained a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1970. She then completed an internship at Merril Palmer. Ms. Adevai received the Distinction Award from the Staten Island Chapter of the World of Women. She is affiliated with the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Human Resources Administration and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.In 1965, Ms. Adevai married Joseph (deceased) and they have four children. In her spare time she enjoys family activities, cooking, embroidery and reading. She looks forward to expanding her psychoeducational and counseling services and expanding the shelter. Opening the shelter has been the highlight of her career thus far.If you are interested in learning more about New Vista for Families, Inc., please call (718) 984-6842. They are actively in need of funding and charitable donations. Philanthropic donations are welcome as well.About Strathmore’s Who’s Who WorldwideStrathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website www.strww.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Strathmore Worldwide


The International Association of HealthCare Professionals are pleased to welcome Dr. Alf H. Bergman, MD, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Bergman holds 11 years of experience and an extensive expertise in the field of psychiatry, specifically treating clinically depressed people who do not respond to prescription medications. He is currently serving patients within his own private practice, Ohio Psychiatry Specialists, LLC in Independence, Ohio. Dr. Bergman’s career in medicine began when he graduated with his Medical Degree from the American University of Integrative Sciences, before completing his residency at the University of Connecticut, where he served as Chief Resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is also the Medical Director at Beacon Health, a Community Mental Health Center in Mentor, Ohio. Dr. Bergman is a frequent speaker on a variety of subjects, such as Evidence Based Psychiatric Practice, Psychopharmacology, Delirium Diagnostic Considerations, among others. He is dedicated to providing a wide range of services to his patients, from general care to specialized and individualized service. Dr. Bergman attributes his great success to his good training, continued learning, and compassion. Learn more about Dr. Bergman here: http://www.ohiops.com and be sure to read his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. FindaTopDoc.com is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics.  Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review.  FindaTopDoc.com features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise.  A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life.  For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit http://www.findatopdoc.com


PubMed | University of Pennsylvania, Community Behavioral Health and Community Mental Health Center
Type: | Journal: Evaluation and program planning | Year: 2016

Exposure to traumatic experiences among youth is a serious public health concern. A trauma-informed public behavioral health system that emphasizes core principles such as understanding trauma, promoting safety, supporting consumer autonomy, sharing power, and ensuring cultural competence, is needed to support traumatized youth and the providers who work with them. This article describes a case study of the creation and evaluation of a trauma-informed publicly funded behavioral health system for children and adolescents in the City of Philadelphia (the Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services; PACTS) using the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, and Sustainment (EPIS) as a guiding framework. We describe our evaluation of this effort with an emphasis on implementation determinants and outcomes. Implementation determinants include inner context factors, specifically therapist knowledge and attitudes (N=114) towards evidence-based practices. Implementation outcomes include rate of PTSD diagnoses in agencies over time, number of youth receiving TF-CBT over time, and penetration (i.e., number of youth receiving TF-CBT divided by the number of youth screening positive on trauma screening). We describe lessons learned from our experiences building a trauma-informed public behavioral health system in the hopes that this case study can guide other similar efforts.


Torresani S.,Azienda ULSS | Toffol E.,University of Helsinki | Toffol E.,Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare | Scocco P.,Community Mental Health Center | Fanolla A.,Epidemiologic Observatory
Psychogeriatrics | Year: 2014

Background: Completed suicide is more frequent among older adults than any other age group. Data on suicide in nursing homes and other residential facilities are inconsistent. This work aims to describe the characteristics of elderly suicide victims in different residential settings compared to young suicide victims. Methods: Data on people who died by suicide in the South Tyrol (Alto Adige) region of Italy between 2000 and 2009 were gathered from the local Provincial Mortality Register. Further detailed information was collected via questionnaires to mental health departments and psychological services, family physicians and relatives of the deceased. Results: A total of 525 cases of suicide were recorded, with a linearly decreasing trend during the study period. About one-third of the suicides occurred in those aged 60 years and over. Suicide in the elderly was associated with low education level (odds ratio (OR) = 7.1, P < 0.001), living in a one-person household (OR = 2.4, P < 0.01), not having economic troubles (OR = 6.1, P < 0.01), having seen a doctor in the past month (OR = 2.4, P < 0.01) and living in a residential facility (OR = 2.6, P < 0.05). Twenty-four (17.9%) suicide victims aged 60 years and over were in a residential facility/hospital at the time of the death. They were more likely to be women, not married, and to die by jumping from a height. Conclusions: The suicide risk should be carefully assessed in the elderly who live alone or are institutionalized or hospitalized. Efforts are warranted to reduce seniors' access to high places in hospitals and facilities. © 2014 Japanese Psychogeriatric Society.


Meulenbeek P.,VU University Amsterdam | Meulenbeek P.,Community Mental Health Center | Willemse G.,Trimbos Institute Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction | Smit F.,Trimbos Institute Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction | And 4 more authors.
British Journal of Psychiatry | Year: 2010

Background Many people suffer from subthreshold and mild panic disorder and are at risk of developing more severe panic disorder. Aims This study (trial registration: ISRCTN33407455) was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of an early group intervention based on cognitive-behavioural principles to reduce panic disorder symptomatology. Method Participants with subthreshold or mild panic disorder were recruited from the general population and randomised to the intervention (n = 109) or a waiting-list control group (n = 108). The course was offered by 17 community mental health centres. Results In the early intervention group, 43/109 (39%) participants presented with a clinically significant change on the Panic Disorder Severity Scale-Self Report (PDSS-SR) v. 17/108 (16%) in the control group (odds ratio (OR) for favourable treatment response 3.49, 95% Cl 1.77-6.88, P=0.001). The course also had a positive effect on DSM-IV panic disorder status (OR = 1.96, 95% C1=1.05-3.66, P=0.037). The PDSS-SR symptom reduction was also substantial (between-group standardised mean difference of 0.68). The effects were maintained at 6-month follow-up. conclusions People presenting with subthreshold and mild panic disorder benefit from this brief Intervention.


Dickhaut V.,Community Mental Health Center | Arntz A.,Maastricht University
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry | Year: 2014

Background and Objectives Schema Therapy (ST) is a highly effective treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In a group format, delivery costs could be reduced and recovery processes catalyzed by specific use of group processes. As patients may also need individual attention, we piloted the combination of individual and group-ST. Methods Two cohorts of BPD patients (N = 8, N = 10) received a combination of weekly group-ST and individual ST for 2 years, with 6 months extra individual ST if indicated. Therapists were experienced in individual ST but not in group-ST. The second cohort of therapists was trained in group-ST by specialists. This made it possible to explore the training effects. Assessments of BPD manifestations and secondary measures took place every 6 months up to 2.5 years. Change over time and differences between cohorts were analyzed with mixed regression. Results Dropout from treatment was 33.3% in Year 1, and 5.6% in Year 2, without cohort differences. BPD manifestations reduced significantly, with large effect sizes, and 77% recovery at 30 months. Large improvements were also found on general psychopathological symptoms, schema (mode) measures, quality of life, and happiness. Cohort-2 tended to improve faster, but there were no differences between cohorts in the long term. Limitations The study was uncontrolled, training effects might have been non-specific, and the sample size was relatively small. Conclusions Combined group-individual ST can be an effective treatment, but dropout might be higher than from individual ST. Addition of specialized group-ST seems to speed up recovery compared to only individual ST. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Drost L.M.,Community Mental Health Center | Schippers G.M.,University of Amsterdam
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry | Year: 2015

From epidemiologic research, we know that children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI) have an elevated risk of developing a serious mental disorder. Aside from studies based on risk and resilience, there has been little research on the children's own perceptions. The aim of this study was to expand our understanding of key variables influencing COPMI's seeking support and to explore whether a website targeted at COPMI could help them improve their ability to cope with their circumstances and to find professional help. This case study illustrates one visitor's use of a website that was specifically designed to help COPMI. The visitor was a young adult female whose two parents both suffered from mental illness. She participated for 3 years in an intervention delivered through the website. Several things helped to inform us about her perspective on living with parents suffering from mental illness, her use of the website and the benefits she derived from using the website. These included (a) her story as she told it in the exit interview, (b) her messages to her peers and counsellors, (c) her user data and (d) the content of her chat conversations with her peers. © The Author(s) 2013.


Butler M.I.,Community Mental Health Center | Chandrakanth J.,Community Mental Health Center
Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine | Year: 2015

Background: Movement disorders are a common problem in those receiving antipsychotic medication. Clinical guidelines recommend that these side-effects are monitored regularly throughout treatment. However, due to a lack of training, clinician confidence levels in assessment are often low and regular monitoring may be neglected. Aims: To audit current practice in our services regarding monitoring of extrapyramidal side effects (EPSE) and improve monitoring through education of clinicians. Method: The clinical records of patients receiving antipsychotic treatment, seen in the outpatient clinic over a 2-week period, were reviewed. Data were collected on whether or not EPSE had been assessed. A re-audit was undertaken following a teaching session. Results: Documentation regarding EPSE was present in only 14% of patient records. Following a teaching session, the overall level of documentation of EPSE rose to 42%, with rates of assessment dramatically improving in non-consultant hospital doctors. Conclusion: In our practice, clinicians are generally poor to assess and record EPSE. However, rates of assessment improved significantly following a teaching session, especially in NCHDs. © College of Psychiatrists of Ireland 2015


Meulenbeek P.,VU University Amsterdam | Meulenbeek P.,Community Mental Health Center | Spinhoven P.,Leiden University | Smit F.,VU University Amsterdam | And 4 more authors.
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica | Year: 2010

Objective: This study investigated cognitive mediation of improvement in panic disorder (PD) symptomatology during and after an early intervention for panic symptoms in subthreshold and mild PD. Method: We executed a pragmatic, pre-post, two-group, multi-site, randomized trial of an early intervention for panic symptoms, based on cognitive-behavioural therapy, vs. a wait-list control group in a sample of 217 participants with subthreshold PD or mild PD. Results: First, two of the three subscales of the mediator variable Panic Appraisal Inventory (PAI-anticipation and PAI-coping) significantly mediated residual change in PD symptomatology on the PD Severity Scale-Self Report. Second, preintervention to postintervention PAI-anticipation and PAI-coping change scores significantly predicted postintervention to follow-up change in PD symptomatology after controlling for other change scores. However, the converse association was also significant. Conclusion: The results suggest that changes in cognitions may mediate changes in PD symptomatology and that the process of change is circular. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.


Elaine G. Adevai Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication About Elaine G. Adevai Ms. Adevai is the Executive Director and Founder of New Vista for Families, Inc., which is a national nonprofit providing services that assist families in need. She has been with this organization for the past 8 years. She is responsible for running an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. Ms. Adevai hires and trains the staff, runs the support group and provides individual counseling for clients. She supervises the staff and offers counseling and therapeutic services. She also handles community outreach to raise donations and helps the women and children referred to them to get back on their feet and find permanent housing. Concurrently, she is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has had a part-time private practice as a Psychotherapist since 1975. Ms. Adevai received the Distinction Award from the Staten Island Chapter of the World of Women. She is affiliated with the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Human Resources Administration and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. After obtaining a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies from Douglass College in 1967, Ms. Adevai obtained a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1970. She then completed an internship at Merril Palmer. She began her career as a Staff Psychotherapist and Instructor at Rutgers Community Mental Health Center from 1971 to 1973. She was a Team Leader at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center from 1973 to 1975. Ms. Adevai owned and managed two restaurants/cabarets from 1982 to 1994. She served as a Counselor and Social Worker for Victim Services Family Court Unit from 1998 to 2000. She was the Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program for Safe Horizon from 2000 to 2007 and became Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program at New Vista for Families, Inc. in 2009. In 1965, Ms. Adevai married Joseph, now deceased, and they have four children. In her spare time she enjoys family activities, cooking, embroidery and reading. She looks forward to expanding her psychoeducational and counseling services and expanding the shelter. Opening the shelter has been the highlight of her career thus far. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website www.strww.com. Staten Island, NY, December 20, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Elaine G. Adevai of Staten Island, New York has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 35 years in the field of nonprofit services.About Elaine G. AdevaiMs. Adevai is the Executive Director and Founder of New Vista for Families, Inc., which is a national nonprofit providing services that assist families in need. She has been with this organization for the past 8 years. She is responsible for running an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. Ms. Adevai hires and trains the staff, runs the support group and provides individual counseling for clients. She supervises the staff and offers counseling and therapeutic services. She also handles community outreach to raise donations and helps the women and children referred to them to get back on their feet and find permanent housing. Concurrently, she is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has had a part-time private practice as a Psychotherapist since 1975.Ms. Adevai received the Distinction Award from the Staten Island Chapter of the World of Women. She is affiliated with the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Human Resources Administration and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.After obtaining a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies from Douglass College in 1967, Ms. Adevai obtained a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1970. She then completed an internship at Merril Palmer. She began her career as a Staff Psychotherapist and Instructor at Rutgers Community Mental Health Center from 1971 to 1973. She was a Team Leader at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center from 1973 to 1975. Ms. Adevai owned and managed two restaurants/cabarets from 1982 to 1994. She served as a Counselor and Social Worker for Victim Services Family Court Unit from 1998 to 2000. She was the Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program for Safe Horizon from 2000 to 2007 and became Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Shelter Program at New Vista for Families, Inc. in 2009.In 1965, Ms. Adevai married Joseph, now deceased, and they have four children. In her spare time she enjoys family activities, cooking, embroidery and reading. She looks forward to expanding her psychoeducational and counseling services and expanding the shelter. Opening the shelter has been the highlight of her career thus far.About Strathmore’s Who’s Who WorldwideStrathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website www.strww.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Strathmore Worldwide

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