Thursday, January 06, 2011

Free Teleconference - "Family Healing & Communication"…An educational program for families by Timberline Knolls

Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Time: 8:00PM to 9:15PM CST (9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific)

Location: Teleconference - Register at

Who Can This Help?

  • Families or friends who desire to support a loved one seeking recovery
  • Anyone battling an addiction or eating disorder who seeks better communication with their loved ones
  • Physicians, therapists and other professionals who work with patients or families suffering with an eating disorder, substance abuse, depression or co-occurring disorders

What Will The Program Discuss?

An eating disorder or substance abuse can leave family members and friends hesitant or fearful about communicating with a loved one who is seeking recovery at a treatment center or rehab facility.

This free program will discuss the importance of concurrent healing and recovery for friends and family. Family healing allows parents, spouses, siblings and others to be a supportive and appropriate source of strength for their loved one throughout the recovery process. The best way families can support their loved ones is by learning how to take care of themselves and engaging in their own process of recovery.

Dr. Dennis and Dr. Selinger are the Medical Director and Family Therapy Coordinator, respectively, at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. They are nationally recognized experts in treatment for eating disorders, alcoholism and drug addiction, and vocal advocates for inclusion of family members in the recovery process.

Sponsors: MentorConnect, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

About Dr. Kim Dennis

Dr. Dennis, the Medical Director of Timberline Knolls, is a nationally known board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in treating addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. She believes in a holistic perspective in the practice of psychiatry, incorporating biological, psycho-social and spiritual approaches for individually treatment programs for residents. Dr. Dennis completed her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and her psychiatry residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, serving as chief resident. During her training, she was part of the multi-disciplinary eating disorders team specializing in treating adolescents with eating disorders and their families. She is a member of the American Medical Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American Society for Addiction Medicine. As a guest expert and medical consultant, Dr. Dennis has provided expertise on many numerous national TV and radio shows, in print media and at industry-related professional conferences.

About Dr. Stan Selinger

Dr. Selinger became Family Therapy Coordinator in November 2010, which represented a natural progression for him after nearly five years of continuous contribution to the residents at Timberline Knolls and more than 30 years of experience within the field. In addition to family therapy sessions at TK, he co-developed and co-facilitates the Multi-Family Group program where families learn from each other and discuss significant issues, and are supported by hearing how other families go through the recovery process. He also oversees the Family Dynamic Group where residents learn about issues related to families and how to better relate to their own. Prior to his start at Timberline Knolls, he served as Clinical Director at a cancer support center and also co-directed the successful effort for a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant on the Quality of Working Life. As a result of this work, he was asked to serve as a consultant to the 1981 presidential inauguration and to review national health care issues with members of Congress. A New York City native, Dr. Selinger received his doctorate in psychology and master’s degree from Ohio State University. He has presented at many professional conferences around the country and has been published repeatedly in professional journals.

About MentorConnect

MentorConnect is a global online eating disorders mentoring community.

About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is one of the leading private residential treatment centers for eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, with or without a dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorder or addiction. Expert treatment staff offers a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls (ages 12 and older) on a 43-acre campus in suburban Chicago. Women and families seeking Christian treatment have the option of working with a dedicated Christian therapist.

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