Abusive Relationships Presentation

Abusive Relationships – Recognizing the Warning Signs
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Speaker: Annetta W. Nunn, Community Outreach Coordinator, YWCA of Central Alabama

July 30, 2014 from Noon to 1 p.m.
UAB Hospital 2nd Floor West Pavilion Conference Center Room E

The presentation will help participants understand the definition of domestic violence and recognize the warning signs of an abusive relationship.  Information on the barriers that prevent victims from leaving the relationship, and resources to assist them will also be provided.

Body Awareness

body-awarenessThrough art making and gentle movement

July 23, 2014 & July 24, 2014 (please choose one) from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
2112 11th Ave S. Suite 330 Birmingham, AL 35205

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Instructors: Carrie Ezell, Art Therapist & Diane Reid, Yoga Instructor

Explore body awareness in a 3- part sequence using Art making and Yoga.

Healing from Trauma

Speakers: Kathryn Jones, LMFT and Carrie Ezell, ATR-BC
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m.
UAB Hospital West Pavilion 2nd Floor Conference Center Room E

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Life is full of traumatic events – both big and small.

Any event that produces a lasting negative impact can be considered traumatic. These events can range from things that seem minor but stick with us unexpectedly and cause pain or anxiety, to major events like violence, war, and catastrophes where the emotional impact is clear and expected. Sometimes we can experience trauma vicariously from being close to someone who is in crisis or experiencing a trauma of their own. Most of the time we are able to heal from the traumatic experiences on our own. However, regardless of the source or the level of trauma, sometimes the impact of a traumatic event is so great that it leads to prolonged negative symptoms and post-traumatic stress. When this happens, we can feel stuck in the trauma and have difficulty coping with it.

No matter what level of trauma you have experienced in your life, join UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center therapists to learn more about healing from trauma and resources available through the UAB EACC.

Kathryn Jones, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will focus on understanding the basics of emotional trauma and therapies that are available to help individuals as they heal. Carrie Ezell, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, will focus on the use of art and expressive therapies in processing difficult emotions and healing from trauma.

This program is offered by the UAB EACC and is open to all UAB, UAB Medicine, and VIVA employees.
Space is Limited—Please go to www.uab.edu/learningsystem to register for “Healing from Trauma” class under the “Catalog” tab.

Addiction 101 for Family Members

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Speaker: Bronwyn McInturff, UAB Addiction Recovery Program
Noon to 1pm on Wednesday April 30, 2014
UAB Hospital West Pavilion 2nd Floor Conference Center Room E

Addiction is a complex and powerful disease that impacts around 10% of the population. Many more however, suffer addiction’s consequences. Family members often feel a sense of powerlessness as they struggle to understand what addiction is and how to approach someone about it. Most people do not know about the addiction treatment and recovery process.

Answers to these questions can help family members more successfully navigate the treatment process and retain their own balance in the meantime. This presentation seeks to define addiction and identify ways to approach someone about it. Treatment will be described including what to expect afterward. The focus will be on how family members can maintain their own self care through a loved one’s disease and recovery process.

Bronwyn McInturff is the admissions counselor at UAB Addiction Recovery Program in the Center for Psychiatric Medicine. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 1999 and her LCSW in 2002. She has worked in the field of addiction for 15 years, the last 13 of those at ARP.

This program is offered by the UAB EACC and is open to all UAB, UAB Medicine and VIVA employees. Space is Limited—Please go to www.uab.edu/learningsystem to register or call 934-2281 for more information.

The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center
The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center is an employee benefit designed to provide UAB, UAB Medicine, and VIVA employees and their immediate household members with resources for resolving work-related and personal problems. The UAB EACC provides confidential counseling and employee assistance, community referral, supervisor consultation, crisis management and a variety of educational programs to support successful work/life integration and provide practical tools for balance in all areas of life. Our services are provided as an employee benefit at no cost to our clients.

For more information about this program or the services available at the UAB EACC visit us online at www.uab.edu/eap or call 205.934.2281.