June 28, 2012
On The Calendar
A free community forum hosted by South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, NY (1 Healthy Way), will be presented by certified diabetes educator Cecilia Cassidy, BSN, RN. The forum will be held in South Nassau’s Conference Room B on Thursday, June 28, beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information or to register, call South Nassau’s Department of Community Education (516) 377-5333.
Religious OCD workshop at Center for Anxiety
For those suffering from religious obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the line between strict observance and unhealthy obsession is blurred. While some obsessions and compulsions relate to excessive practice of outward observances, other symptoms of this unique disorder include excessive fear of punishment by G-d or fear of going to hell. In order to identify the challenges involved in treating religious OCD, Elyssa Kushner, Psy.D., will lead a half-day workshop at New York City’s Center for Anxiety. Dr. Kushner, a clinical psychologist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will present guidelines for the treatment of religious OCD, discuss common challenges of implementing ERP to treat religious symptoms, and strategies to overcome these difficulties and provide the best care for religious patients.
For more information about the program, please visit: http://www.centerforanxiety.org/files/WorkshopJuly2012.pdf
To register, please visit: http://www.centerforanxiety.org/training.html
Friendship Circle, Torah Center
Torah Centers for children with special needs is a 5 time weekly meeting on Tuesdays in July beginning July 3 through July 31. The program will focus on a new Mitzvah each week. In addition, the children will daven and learn the aleph beit.
Chabad, 74 Maple Avenue, Cedarhurst, $70 per child, 5:00-6:00 pm
For more information please call 516-295-2478, extension 13 or Email Batsheva@chabad5towns.com
Nefesh B’Nefesh Comes To Great Neck
Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, who have energized North American Aliya, will conduct a “Retiring in Israel” workshop at 22 Hawthorne Lane in Saddle Rock (starting at 7:30pm). Light refreshments will be served, and an informative evening will be had by all.