Addiction and Mental Health: Partnering Towards Motivation for Change
The impact of addiction and or mental health issues on a business in terms of personal and professional cost can be monumental. Finding ways to address these issues and facilitate acceptance of professional help can be a very difficult task. The advisor risks damaging their relationship with clients when attempting to discuss the problems and leading clients to access help. Helping the family at such a critical time enhances the advisor’s value to the family. Easily learned techniques to build a collaborative relationship can assist the client in getting proper treatment and can preserve and enhance the client/advisor relationship. Presenters will engage in role-play to illustrate the art and science of building collaborative relationships to motivate change.
Edwin I. Levin, MS, LICSW of Levin Mental Health Consulting offers families expert and compassionate help in creating and managing effective treatment plans for loved ones with mental health issues. With more than 40 years in leadership positions in the fields of mental health and addiction treatment, Ed helps families and their advisors navigate the complex world of treatment. In addition, Ed educates the professional community about a high caliber mental health/addiction treatment program located in Boston (Prakash Ellenhorn) and serves as CEO of The Association for Community Integration Treatment Programs.
Dr. Ross Ellenhorn, LCSW, PhD is chief executive officer, owner and co-founder of Prakash Ellenhorn, a private psychiatric treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation program in Arlington, MA. The program offers an effective treatment alternative to clients 18+ with a full range of psychiatric issues that impede their growth. He has spent the last two decades dedicated to the work of helping individuals suffering psychiatric symptoms find the psychological and social means for remaining outside of institutional settings. Dr. Ellenhorn has given talks and seminars throughout the country, and has provided consultation to numerous mental health agencies and psychiatric hospitals. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Social Welfare and the first person to receive a joint Ph.D. from the prestigious Florence Heller School for Social Welfare Policy and Management and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University.
Zoi Andalcio, LMHC, CPT has been an addiction specialist and personal trainer at Prakash Ellenhorn since 2012. Zoi is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He also holds a master’s degree from Northeastern University in counseling psychology where he was a graduate research fellow. He has 13 years of public health service work that spans from working on the first Boston Teen Health Report early in his career to graduate-school public health research to working at a community based substance abuse outpatient center in Boston. His work at the private Prakash Ellenhorn program is with clients from privileged backgrounds. He has been trained in many evidence based practices. His recent clinical interest lies in mind and body connections and utilizing physical exercise to combat impulse control issues.