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jBaby – An Educational Program Series from The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Introducing jBaby, an educational program series from The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. This six part program series for parents focuses on important pre-natal topics presented by local topic experts. See below for the full schedule and be sure to RSVP to this program series here.

6-part program series for parents (pre-natal) – $118

For more information, please call Liana Konhauzer at 561.852.5015 or email

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Treatment Resistant Panic Disorder: A Multidisciplinary Multimodality Approach

Treatment Resistant Panic Disorder: A Multidisciplinary Multimodality Approach

Panic Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders. Its impact on quality of life can be significant and incapacitating. One third to one half of panic patients demonstrate incomplete or absent remission after treatment. This Roundtable addressed the importance of the bio-psycho-social components of the evaluation and treatment of the resistant panic disorder patient.
The clinical team is challenged with determining what rendered the individual patient treatment resistant. Examples of complicating variables in such patients include medical mimics of panic disorder, occult substance use disorders, co-morbid psychiatric disorders like trauma syndromes, obsessive compulsive and pediatric spectrum disorders.
Treatment often entails a multi-modality approach that identifies the critical variables discovered during the evaluation phase. At our center the presence of multi-disciplinary clinicians in one location allows for ongoing case discussion and most importantly reassures the patient that they are being supported by an interactive treatment team.
This Roundtable reviewed the appropriate psychopharmacological interventions during the course of treatment that can provide a synergistic addition to the cognitive behavioral treatment plan. The CBT plan must be individually tailored to the patient since not all panic disorders are alike. When possible, we have found that a manualized workbook approach can be invaluable and supports greater patient adherence.
Recent technological advances have allowed for the development of state of the art clinical tools that incorporate specific biofeedback and virtual reality protocols. We will present examples of both and discuss the importance of a multi-pronged approach to the difficult to treat patient. Prevention is the core goal of mental healthcare and early childhood detection of panic disorder has become a major goal. This Roundtable will review early warnings of future panic disorder and importance of interventions that foster resilience and stress control capabilities in children.

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the seriousness and frequency of treatment resistant panic disorder.
2. Apply the contents of this Roundtable to develop a multimodality treatment plan.
3. Demonstrate an effective systems approach to the evaluation of the treatment resistant panic disorder patient .


David Gross, MD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Dr. Andrew Rosen, PHD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders


David Gross, MD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Dr. Andrew Rosen, PHD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders


Dr. Christiane Blanco-Oilar, PhD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Joseph Brand, PhD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorder
Ryan Seidman, PsyD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Dr. Andrew Rosen, PHD, Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

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For My Anxiety or Depression: Should I Use Medication or Therapy? (Webinar)

About the Webinar:

Dr. Andrew Rosen, Board Certified Psychologist, founder and director of the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders and Dr. David Gross, Board Certified Psychiatrist, and medical director of the Center recently held a webinar on using medication versus therapy for anxiety and depression with The Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Some of the topics covered in the webinar include: What are the roles of medication and therapy? How can my psychiatrist (or primary care doctor) and my therapist work together as a team? How soon can I expect to see results from medication? How soon can I expect to see results from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? Are there situations where medication and CBT can work great together?


Watch the webinar here:

Recorded on April 21, 2017 for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America ( © ADAA 2017

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Where Will They Be in 10 Years? Exploring Residential and Therapeutic Options For Adolescents & Young Adults

About the Presentation:

Clinicians are often unaware of the range of residential options that exist nationally for their most challenging young clients. We will demystify the antiquated, often misunderstood assumptions about residential treatment programs. We’ll provide a deeper understanding of the options clinicians can propose to their adolescent and young adult patients who need a more intensive milieu.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
4600 Linton Blvd, Ste 320
Delray Beach, FL 33445

About the Presenters:

Marcy Dorfman, LCSW
Therapeutic Educational Consultant

Marcy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapeutic Educational Consultant. Having treated families clinically, both in agencies and in twenty years of private practice, she recognized the need to work with a Therapeutic Educational Consultant for her own son, then 14, because he was not progressing in outpatient therapy to the extent he needed to reach his full potential. Now working to assist and guide families through the vast array of available options, she travels throughout the country to pinpoint the finest schools and programs based on their programming, staff, and clinical reputation. She shares her invaluable knowledge with parents who are in need of expert advice and direction.



About Josh Watson, LCSW
Chief Marketing Officer, Aspiro Adventure Therapy

Josh completed graduate studies at the University of Georgia and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah and North Carolina. He is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Aspiro, a Wilderness Adventure Therapy program based in Sandy, Utah. Josh has spent over 15 years of his professional career in the research, development and implementation of effective treatment strategies for both adolescent and young adult populations presenting with mixed emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges. Since the conception of Aspiro in 2005, Josh and the Aspiro Group have successfully developed five additional partner programs in Utah, North Carolina and Costa Rica that each serve different client profiles.


Andrew Taylor, CSUDC
Founder & Executive Director, Pure Life by Aspiro

A native of Utah, Andrew grew up in the outdoors and spent his college summers as a river guide on the Upper Colorado River. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in Organizational Communication, Andrew went to Costa Rica in search of white water. During his time in Costa Rica, he fell in love with the Costa Rican people and the wide range of adventure activities the country has to offer. Andrew has been running adventure trips in Costa Rica since 2004. He’s rafted and kayaked in rivers all over the world, including Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Venezuela. He has been inspired and fulfilled by his work with individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addictions at Cirque Lodge, one of the top substance abuse programs in the nation.

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New Mothers Workshop

New Mothers Workshop

New Mothers & Babies Workshop

Saturday, April 1st 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Click here to register.

Are you adjusting to a being a New Mom? Join the Boca Pediatric Group and Dr. KC Charette, Clinical Psychologist from The Center for Treatment of Anxiety & Mood Disorders for a free 1-hour workshop on adjusting to being a new mom and to having a new baby. Join us to learn about the adjustment process and to meet other new moms. Babies are welcome too, of course!

Click here for more information on this free workshop.

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Teen Group Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
Begins Fall 2016

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Group Therapy for Teens: To Fight Depression & Anxiety

Beginning in the Fall of 2016

To register, please call (561) 496-1094

Group Facilitator: Edan M. Alcalay, Psy.D. The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Join Dr. Alcalay as he facilitates this interactive and unique group for teenagers who will learn various ways of developing positive coping skills to better control depression and/or anxiety. Group therapy will also focus on ways to improve self-esteem, help to support one another in a safe environment, and problem solving and communication skills, and more.

This group therapy is a six week commitment with sessions covering:

  • Session 1: Introduction to Group Therapy
  • Session 2: Self Esteem
  • Session 3: Coping Skills and Positive Thinking
  • Session 4: Overcoming Social Anxiety
  • Session 5: Communication Skills
  • Session 6: Improving Problem Solving Skills

When is the group beginning? 
Groups will begin in the Fall of 2016

Where is the workshop being held? 
The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
4600 Linton Blvd, Suite 320, Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 496-1094

Who is it open to?

What is the cost?
$100 per group session—with a 6 week commitment.

If you have questions or are interested in attending please RSVP by contacting the staff at The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders or call (561) 496-1094.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Eden M. Alcalay specializes in treating children and adolescents suffering from problems such as: sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD. He also helps children and adolescents who are bipolar and/or suffer from psychosis. His education helps parents with parenting skills. Dr. Alcalay provides individual therapy and group therapy services.

In addition to providing traditional psychotherapy and psychological testing, Dr. Alcalay is a certified E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)therapist which is used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This treatment method has received a high level of recommendation by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Alcalay received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in children at Carlos Albizu University (CAU) located in Miami, Florida. During his training, Dr. Alcalay conducted research on Teaching Responsible Behaviors to Adolescents, (TRBA). TRBA is designed as a prevention program to adolescents and their parents. The services of the program are focused on identifying and targeting early symptoms of aggression and depression in adolescents, providing psycho-education to parents and adolescents, promoting adolescent autonomy, self-efficacy and pro-social skills, and enhancing family life and communication. In addition to his research on TRBA, Dr. Alcalay studied the Program for Alcohol Abusing Adolescent using Combined Therapy & Exercise (PACTE).

He has developed many parenting workshops. As continuing his education, Dr. Alcalay has received advanced training from the Florida Psychoanalytic Center. Clinically, Dr. Alcalay has worked in substance abuse rehabilitation for adolescents and adults and in a Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) working with underprivileged populations. Subsequently, he continued at a Miami Children’s Hospital Psychiatry Department, conducting individual, group, and family psychotherapy for patients with severe childhood psychiatric problems (i.e. suicide). He received his post-doctoral training here at the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

Dr. Alcalay is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), United Way of Broward, and Florida Psychological Association (FPA). Dr. Alcalay is also a professor at Lynn University and conducts research on modern topics such as: The Anxiety Explosion, The Digital Era and its Impact on our Youth, Project Brain, and how Group Play can prevent mental disorders.

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