Distinguished Speaker

Distinguished Speaker Presentation for Wednesday, April 13th

Learn to LEAP: How to Help Someone Who Does Not Know they Are Ill

Speaker:

Sanjeet Sihota

When:

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wilson Auditorium, Pacific Clinics Training Institute

2471 East Walnut Street, Pasadena CA 91105

Near Corner of North Altadena Drive

Based on the book by Xavier Amador of the same title, our Speaker will elaborate on the LEAP method of communication with a person in your life who may lack insight as to symptoms related to mental health.  This must-see event is especially helpful for people whose loved one may suffer from the symptom of anosognosia.  Anosognosia is a deficit of self-awareness, where a person is unaware of the existence of a condition or disability.  Anosognosia is believed to result from physiological damage to brain structures, and is distinguished from the psychological defense mechanism of denial. Sanjeet Sihota, MSW is a peer coach and “LEAP” (“Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner”) facilitator. He has worked with the Life Adjustment Team and with Dr. Mark Ragins from The Village in Long Beach.  Mr. Sihota  has been of great help to those seeking guidance and direction for successful and compassionate connection with an ill relative.

Business meeting will preclude presentation at 7pm.

 

Distinguished Speaker for Wednesday,  11 May 2016

“Shattered Glass”

Speaker:

Elaine Rohr

When:

7:30-8:30pm

Wilson Auditorium, Pacific Clinics Training Institute

2471 East Walnut Street, Pasadena CA 91105

Near Corner of North Altadena Drive

Our May Distinguished Speaker’s book, “Shattered Glass” is the story of her life from childhood through full recovery from trachildren and five grandchildren; she resides in Azusa, California with her husband.uma related mental illness associated with the 1987 earthquake in Los Angeles.  Rohr considers her life a shattered glass: glued together and strong but fragile.  She attributes her recovery, over sixteen years, to faith in God and receiving proper treatment from mental health professionals.  Although the book is available through Amazon, we have asked that Rohr have copies of the book on hand so that members can have the option of immediate purchase. Rohr received a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles in speech and language pathology. She is currently retired from 39 years of practice in pediatric speech pathology.  For the past 15 years, she has been a master synchronized swimmer.  Rohr is the mother of three adult children and five grandchildren; she resides in Azusa, California with her husband.

 Business meeting will preclude presentation at 7pm.

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