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April 17th 2015

Vigilance in (early) Recovery

A dictionary definition of vigilance is “the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.” When it comes to an individual’s recovery from alcohol or drugs, vigilance may mean, “being on guard for the unguarded moment.” In the first of a two part series dedicated to vigilance in recovery, part one […]

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April 14th 2015

What I’ve Learned:  Dan Lanigan

Primary Therapist Dan Lanigan draws from a reservoir of experience that spans over 30 years of clinical practice. Clients participating in his DBT groups witness Dan’s unwavering commitment to meet the struggling individual where he or she is at – and to elicit progressive thinking. His passion and creative spirit are sorely needed in the field […]

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April 7th 2015

Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes

Behavioral health professionals have long acknowledged the value of therapies that are nonverbal, to help clients access and communicate feelings and issues, when words prove to be insufficient or simply unavailable. Art, music and drama therapies are all examples of powerful tactics that help practitioners and clients identify and express underlying causes for manifested actions. […]

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April 1st 2015

Thriving in Recovery: David’s Story

March 1, 2015: On a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon, David, a Futures’ Alumnus, paid a visit to share his experience, strength, and hope with current clients at Futures of Palm Beach. His words were stirring, illuminating and inspiring. Prior to addressing the group, David sat down with Alumni Coordinator, Ryan Miller to discuss his recovery journey. […]

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March 30th 2015

What I’ve Learned: Frank Spear

Anyone who’s ever called Futures of Palm Beach to inquire about treatment has spoken first to a member of our Admissions team. Because this first point of contact often includes a frank discussion about the nature of addiction, suffering and treatment options, the Futures staff member who handles the call must do so with empathy […]

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March 25th 2015

Get to Know: Brooke Keffner, MA, CAP, ICADC, Case Manager

We welcome to Futures of Palm Beach a new Case Manager & Counselor, Brooke Keffner, MA, CAP, ICADC. Along with an impressive array of clinical experience, Brooke brings a unique therapeutic approach that embraces creative and experiential processing. Social Media Manager Keith Gallant interviewed Brooke about her new role at Futures, and it went like […]

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March 24th 2015

DBT Decoded: Walking the Middle Path

“You exaggerate more than anyone in the whole world!” If you have ever taken part in a disagreement that escalated into extreme statements such as this one, then you know how hard it is to come to an agreement once either or both parties become polarized in their thinking. One metaphor that helps to explain […]

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March 16th 2015

Think FAST

At Futures of Palm Beach, we find that clients are genuinely enthused about the skills taught within Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT skills fall under one of four quadrants – Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance – though their qualities and benefits tend to overlap between these overarching categories. Today, as part of […]

March 15th 2015

Will ’50 Shades of Grey’ Cause Sex Addicts to Relapse?

If you haven’t heard about the recent release of the steamy movie 50 Shades of Grey based on the novel of the same name, you have likely been vacationing in a remote and distant land for the past few months – and good for you. But if you’re like most of us, you’ve been inundated […]

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