Monday, June 10

Mary Woods - One Hour at a Time Radio Show

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power with Guest Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D.

Hosted by Mary Woods and John McAndrew

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Making others happy seems to be a women’s role but the price paid is destructive, self-sabotaging ‘girly thoughts’ that arise wreaking havoc on her success — personally and professionally. Noted psychologist and author Dr. Patricia O’Gorman coined these ‘girly thoughts’ in her latest book, The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power. The Resilient Woman is a guide for women to uncover their inner power, providing tools to help women find their own best solutions and stop their girly thoughts that tell them who they are, how they should act, ultimately holding them back. Areas include: 1) Discover the resilience patterns established in childhood; 2) Understand issues that are specific to women when dealing with any relationship; 3) Learn to overcome trauma – physical, psychological, and emotional; 4) Discover how to self-motivate by losing the victim mentality; and 5) Understand what resiliency is and is not, and how to achieve it.

 

Thursday, June 6 with Phil Diaz

NEIAS addiction studies conference

Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT

http://neias.org

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Thursday, May 30 – Theology on Tap – 7PM

Peing O Gwrw, 36 Main Street, Chatham, NY

Join the Conversation!  “The Resilient Woman”

Women of all ages want to make others happy.  But what happens when the need to please goes wrong?

Sponsored by the Canaan Congregational Church

View Flyer here

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Friday, May 17 – Book Signing and Lecture – 5-7PM

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Chatham Book Store

http://www.chatham-bookstore.com/

27 Main Street

Chatham, NY 10237

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Thursday, May 9  Book Signing @ 6pm

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     Shelley’s Salon and Day Spa

     http://shelleysalon.com

     2 Greenbush Ave

     East Greenbush, NY 12061

     (518) 479-1500

Monday, May 6 – 14th Annual ASAP Conference | Buffalo, NY | Lecture and Book Signing

14th annual ASAP Conference 2013 for alcoholism and substance abuse providers

     http://www.asapnys.org/ConferencesMainPage.html

     Luncheon presentation: Luncheon Plenary— The Resilient Woman  –The Role of ‘Girly Thoughts’ in Recovery

     Workshop presentation: The Resilient Woman: Using the 7 Steps to Personal Power in Treatment

 Thursday, March 28th

Caron Treatment Center

Location – Caron NY Recovery Center, 244 E. 58th St., New York –

5:30pm- 7:00pm – book signing for The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

7:00-8:30pm – Q and A

Event Details Site (from here you can navigate to registration page, which can also be found by clicking HERE)

Additional Information

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balanced Recovery and Self-Acceptance 

By: Ann Smith, MS, LMFT
In today’s perfection-obsessed culture, we live by like, Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Failure is not an option. Yet, the damage theses cause is stifling. While perfectionism lacks much of the stigma attached to today’s most common compulsions—smoking, gambling, sex addiction, alcoholism, and drug abuse—many of the negative connotations on self and the family system are the same. In this revised and updated edition of the original, groundbreaking book, renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment, Ann W. Smith, describes the key differences between overt and covert perfectionism; the role early attachment, temperament, sibling relationships, and life circumstances play in developing this pattern; and how to shift toward a center of balance for a more fulfilling life.

Ann Smith, MS, LMFT, is a nationally recognized leader and expert in the field of codependency. She has spent nearly thirty years researching the impact compulsive disorders have on individuals and family systems. Ann is also the Director of Breakthrough at Caron—a program she designed for Caron Treatment Centers aimed at helping adults shift destructive life patterns, improve relationships, and foster personal growth. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today’s website and has authored Grandchildren of Alcoholics: Another Generation of Co-dependency. To learn more visit www.breakthroughatcaron.org.

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

By: Patricia O’Gorman, PhD
Women of all ages want to make others happy—it’s just in a woman’s nature, isn’t it? But what happens when that “need to please” goes wrong, and a woman keeps pushing herself harder while simultaneously ignoring her own needs? What happens when a woman begins to think self-sabotaging girly thoughts—thoughts like If only I was thinner . . . younger . . . prettier . . . was into kinkier sex . . . ? What happens when relationships sour and the trauma is carried into subsequent relationships? Noted psychologist and author Dr. Patricia O’Gorman answers these questions for today’s generation of women. This groundbreaking book reveals how girly thoughts are just conclusions women reach as a way of making sense of the trauma they’ve experienced and the resulting codependency issues they grapple with.

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, a psychologist in private practice is the coauthor of Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection, The Lowdown on Families Who Get High, 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children, 12 Steps to Self-Parenting Workbook, Teaching About Alcohol, and Breaking the Cycle of Addiction. She is noted for her work on women, trauma, and substance abuse and for her warm, inspiring, and funny presentations that make complex issues accessible and even fun. Dr. O’Gorman is a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and she has held positions ranging from clinical director of a child welfare agency to interim director of a crime victims organization to director of the division of prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). To learn more, visit http://patriciaogorman.com.

Tuesday, March 21, 2013 at 7PM

Book Signing for: The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

Book House, Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY

1475 Western Avenue,

Albany NY 12203

(518) 489 – 476

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Kathryn Zox Show – Your Social Worker with a Microphone 

VOICEAMERICA/WORLD TALK RADIO – The Leader in Internet Radio

Internationally Recognized Psychologist Patricia O’Gorman PhD

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

With societal messages saying that women today are not smart enough, pretty enough, or good enough, many women are finding that these destructive “girly” thoughts are interfering with their success in their personal and professional life. O’Gorman takes a deeper look at how these thoughts tell women what they can and cannot do and offers self-assessments that any woman can use to identify her strengths, weaknesses, and resilience style. O’Gorman has appeared on Good Morning America and has authored several articles in Addiction TodayCounselor, and Recovery magazines.

Listen to The Kathryn Zox Show

Click the link above for more information on how to listen to the show, download the MP3, listen through iTunes, or listen on the VoiceAmerica free phone app!

 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

News Channel 13 WNYT

Television Interview on Forum 13 WNYT

USJT 4th National Counseling Advances Conference

Wednesday, March 13 2013

4:00-5:30 pm       CONCURRENT WORKSHOP

Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

Helped to create the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).  Cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. Author of Dancing Backwards in High Heels: How Women Master the Art of Resilience, coauthor (with Phil Diaz) of The Lowdown on Families Who Get High, 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children,  and Breaking the Cycle of Addiction.

Phil Diaz, MSW

Founding director of Project Rainbow, the first center for young children of alcoholics. Former assistant deputy director for prevention in the Office of Demand Reduction with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Co-author (with Patricia O’Gorman) of Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection.

This workshop will expand the reach of a successful healing paradigm to clients who have suffered from any kind of trauma. Whether they grew up in a dysfunctional home, were victims of violence, or suffered other types of acute distress, many clients struggle to determine the impact of earlier trauma on current adult decision making. This presentation will show how trauma is a driver of dysfunctional behaviors and linked with codependency, and offer a resource for client “survivors and thrivers” as well as the professionals who work with them by healing the wounded inner core and helping clients reconnect to their inner child.

Friday, March 15 2013

USJT 4th National Counseling Advances Conference

Impact of Trauma, Addiction & Attachment on the Self & Family

Click here for a downloadable PDF with full program details

1:30-3:00 pm

Dancing Backwards in High Heels:  How Women Can Master the Art of Resilience

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

Women of all ages want to make others happy—it’s just in a woman’s nature, isn’t it? But what happens when that “need to please” goes wrong and a woman keeps pushing herself harder while simultaneously ignoring her own needs? What happens when a woman begins to think self-sabotaging “girly thoughts”—thoughts like “If only I was thinner . . . younger . . . prettier . . . was into kinkier sex . . .”? What happens when relationships sour and the trauma is carried into subsequent relationships? This workshop reveals how “girly thoughts” are just conclusions women reach as a way of making sense of the trauma they’ve experienced and the resulting codependency issues they grapple with.

3:30-5:00 pm

Stuck in a Trauma Reenactment and Can’t Find My Way Out

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

If we can undo the trauma reenactment, we can find freedom from re-experiencing the past as if it we still constantly reoccurring in the present. As children we learn to manage trauma by developing specific roles that allow us to survive a potentially overwhelming experience. We can consider these survival roles as adaptive. These roles become trapping however, when we continue to recreate them in our adult relationships. This experiential workshop will explore the underpinnings of trauma reenactments, how to work to resolve those reenactments through psychodrama and role play and  discuss decoding the psychodrama and explore a variety of ways to approach trauma reenactments.

A Moment of Change - New Haven, CT Radio Show and Podcast

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Radio Show, New Haven CT

http://www.amomentofchange.com/podcasts

6:30 EST

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18th Annual Counseling Skills Conference – September 20-22, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV

Co-Sponsored by Central Recovery Treatment, also known as Las Vegas Recovery Center, and chaired by Cardwell ‘CC’ Nuckols, PhD, one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America, the Counseling Skills Conference has a rich and successful history.

The three day conference offering up to 24 hours for Continuing Education will be preceded once again by a pre-conference Ethics Workshop conduced by Pamela Harmell, Ph.D. This year’s course, which meets ethics licensing requirements (6 Hours) is titled, “Reach Out to Shrink Someone…and Other Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas: Strategies for Psychologists.”

Full program details are available here

Northeast Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders – Sept. 12-15, 2012 – New Brunswick, NJ

The Northeast Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. U.S. Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who will address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics. The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

For more information, please download the complete conference brochure.

Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

Helped to create the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. Author of Dancing Backwards in High Heels: How Women Master the Art of resilience, coauthor (with Phil Diaz) of The Lowdown on Families Who Get High, 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children, and Breaking the Cycle of Addiction.

Phil Diaz, MSW

Former assistant deputy director for prevention in the Office of Demand Reduction with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Co-author (with Patricia O’Gorman) of Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection.

Book Signing: “Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting: the Codependency Connection – 3-5PM on Sat. 8/25/12 – the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid, NY

On Saturday, August 25, Pat will have a book signing for “Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: the Codependency Connection”, at the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid from 3:00 – 5:00.

Limited copies of Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: the Codependency Connection and 12 Steps to Self-Parenting will also be available for purchase on Thursday and Friday prior to the book signing.

Radio interview with WAMC’s Joe Donahue about Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection – August 23,2012

WAMC NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO LOGO

http://wamc.org/post/dr-patricia-o-gorman-phd

 

 

 

Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: Self-Care For Providers – 7/13/12

Hosted at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

Dr. O’Gorman gave a presentation for substance abuse and mental health providers at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers, focusing on understanding  trauma, addiction, codependency, and strategies for building resilience and reducing stress.

The presentation  will be based on Pat’s 7th book of Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: the Codependency Connection  and her forthcoming book in the spring of 2013 Dancing Backwards in High Heels: Women and Resilience – Revised and Updated

The seminar ran from 9:30 am through 4:30 pm at the Centers’ inpatient campus at 159 Glenwood Dr. in Saranac Lake, NY.

The cost of the training is $65.00. Those interested can register by calling the Receptionist at 891-3950.

 

I Love You, I Love Me Not: Developing Healthy Boundaries in Relationships – 7/12/2012

Presented by the Saranac Lake Library – sponsered by St. Joseph Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers

Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D is a nationally-recognized psychologist in private practice in East Chatham, Albany and is in the process of opening a psychology office in Saranac Lake.  She is noted for her pioneering work with families, children of alcoholics, trauma, child welfare, mental health, and has directed the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Come and find out  what we “do to ourselves” when we fall in love, and how boundaries, a key word in relationships, is rivaled by the other buzzword—control.  Attendees will understand how our approach to relationships is based upon expectations developed in childhood, and are shaped by society in the new digital age of instant communication, and media messages touting “no sweat intimacy.” Pat will show how for some this can lead to “anesthetizing” ourselves through alcohol, drug use, or by developing the tendency to take care of the one we love and forget about taking care of ourselves, codependency.

NESAS Addiction Studies Conference – Bowdoin College – 6/21/2012

Healing Trauma through Self-Parenting

The 43rd Annual New England School of Addiction Studies will take place from June 18 -21, 2012 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The Summer School is a four-day intensive experience for participants to further their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of addiction services through in-depth coursework.

The Summer School is appropriate for anyone who recognizes the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. Each year, participants from many disciplines come together to form a unique and diverse community. The School’s comprehensive curriculum offers a wide variety of best practice courses in the field of addiction services. The School’s nationally and regionally recognized faculty includes instructors who are respected for their accomplishments in the behavioral health field, and also recognized for their training expertise.

The School of Addiction Studies originated 43 years ago by the six New England state substance abuse agencies, the New England Institute continues to work with the six state agencies to provide training opportunities needed to support substance abuse service system development and workforce development in our region.

The 12th Annual School of Prevention Studies is designed for prevention professionals from various settings to combine intensive study in an area of special interest with the opportunity to network. The School features keynote addresses and a variety of workshops to choose from delivered by nationally and regionally recognized speakers. The workshops incorporate a variety of current and emerging research based prevention programming, from core through more advanced skills. This event is a collaborative effort of the New England and New York state substance abuse agencies and several other organizations. We invite you to join us for intensive and stimulating studies and networking.

Over the years, New England Institute summer programs have been developed to respond to specific needs in our regional workforce. The 12th Annual New England School of Prevention Studies will again be co-located with this year’s program. Participants have the opportunity to attend offerings from both programs, and co-locating the schools offers wonderful networking and combined learning opportunities for participants working in different areas of the behavioral health services continuum.

We welcome you to be part of our community. If you work in treatment, prevention, recovery services, other social services, or a related field, please join us for new knowledge, skills, and networking in June! WELCOME!

Program Goals

The four-day addiction program provides attendees with an opportunity to:

  1. Participate in intensive training delivered by leaders, researchers, and practitioners from across the continuum of substance abuse services;
  2. Acquire knowledge and specific skills in best practices to apply to their work; and
  3. Network with colleagues from across New England and beyond.

The prevention school goals are to provide participants with an opportunity to:

  1. Learn from leaders, researchers, and practitioners in the field of prevention;
  2. Acquire knowledge and specific skills in evidence based prevention to apply to their prevention programs; and
  3. Network with other prevention professionals and state agency representatives from across New England.

The four-day program is a combination of major presentations, courses, and facilitated forums. Courses provide intensive, skill based training in research-based programming for all students.

Read more here