The Luck of the Irish

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March 18, 2016

By: Jenna Madeiros This year for St. Patrick’s Day, OPI’s Extracurricular Activities Department, led by Jenna Madeiros, put together Patty Grams for each participant to enjoy.  Tons of fun energy, great laughter, and playful hope filled the Extracurricular Activities Department as participants hand selected their own Patty Gram. Each Patty Gram included a lucky gold chocolate coin to satisfy everyone’s

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Proud of our Volunteer Work

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December 23, 2015
Proud of our Volunteer Work

Back in January of this year, we decided to start tracking our volunteer hours and now that we are nearing the end of 2015, we are so proud to report that all tracks of OPI have a combined total of contribute 2,108 hours of service through individual commitments and with our community service. As mentioned in the past, being of

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YATA Conference 2015: Building Resilience

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October 13, 2015

This year’s annual YATA (Young Adult Transitions Association) Conference was held in Boulder, CO from October 8-10th with the focus of the symposium on Building Resilience in our young adult participants.  YATA was developed two years ago to provide a forum for collaboration among young adult treatment facilities on issues of mutual concern, including young adult issues, treatment, operational issues,

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Optimum Performance Institute now has an official Equine Ambassador!

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September 9, 2015

Because Equine Therapy can be an effective, fun, and exciting part of helping our clients create and lead successful lives, OPI is now sponsoring a horse at Mischief Farm, OPI’s Equine Therapy Partner.  His name is Phantom of the Opera (nickname “Spot”), and he will be carrying the OPI message to an ever-widening audience, both at home and at local

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OPI’s Education Department’s Monthly Speaker Series: “Getting There”

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August 6, 2015

July’s Speaker: Azra Mowlana Featured Major: M.A. in Psychology: MFT Art Therapy OPI’s Education Department monthly Speaker Series continues a tradition of excellence by offering OPI staff and participants the opportunity to experience and learn from remarkable individuals as they share their educational route to success. Through this monthly series, participants are exposed to various college & graduate majors. In

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NCDA 2015: DBT Skills in Career Counseling

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July 28, 2015

OPI’s Career and Volunteer Department staff were fortunate to start the month of July in the beautiful state of Colorado attending the National Career Development Association (NCDA) annual conference. We had the opportunity to participate in outdoor adventures, explore downtown Denver, and acquire invaluable information while the conference. Similar to last year, we were able to network with a variety

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OPI’s First Annual Alumni Weekend

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June 22, 2015

At OPI, we take an interest in the ongoing progress of participants, beyond their completion of our program. Since we started our OPI alumni newsletter in 2011, the idea of an alumni weekend to bring everyone together and catch up is something that I have wanted to plan for years. It feels like all that wanting and planning paid off,

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Easter “Egg-citement”

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April 6, 2015

By: Jenna Madeiros This year, OPI’s Extracurricular Activities Department spread the Easter “egg-citement” throughthe delivery of personalized Easter Baskets as well as an Easter Egg Hunt for all interested participants. Each Easter Basket contained a badminton set, an egg dying kit, one box of bunny Peeps, one box of chick Peeps, a golden chocolate bunny, Jelly Belly bunnies , and

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Feeling Lucky? : Extracurricular Activity at OPI

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March 20, 2015

This year for St. Patrick’s Day, OPI’s Extracurricular Activities Department, led by Jenna Madeiros, put together “Lucky Grams” for each Participant. Each “Lucky Gram” was sprinkled with the “Luck of the Irish,” in hopes that someone would win the huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Each participant handpicked his or her own scratcher, and suddenly office

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Show & Tell Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Workshop: Creating Your Future

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March 13, 2015
Show & Tell Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Workshop: Creating Your Future

The act of producing creativity is often a lonely journey filled with boundless possibilities and subjective results and yet the words often attached to ideas, the inspiration of creative expression, involve external objects. We float ideas and bounce them off sounding boards. Fundamentally, for a solitary idea to come to life and flourish, it often needs another entity to not

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You Rock! (Valentine’s Day at OPI)

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February 13, 2015

Who said Valentine’s Day is only for couples? Here at OPI, Valentine’s Day is yet another day to emphasize how important friendships, happiness, and of course candy, mean to everyone! Although participants may be away from their families and loved ones on this remarkably affectionate holiday, OPI continues to spread the love through individualized Valentine’s Day Grams. This year, the

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CEU Opportunities for Guidance Counselors

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January 22, 2015
CEU Opportunities for Guidance Counselors

Optimum Performance Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6702.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Optimum Performance Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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