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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Q&A with Jaime Jackson, Outpatient Program Coordinator and Life Coach at OPI

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April 27, 2014

We recently connected for a conversation with team member Jaime Jackson to discuss her roles as Outpatient Program Coordinator for OPI’s Intensive Outpatient Program and as a valued Life Coach for the Department of Life Coaching Services. We wanted to know about any new understandings she’s become aware of while working with our participants and the approaches she has used

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Launch of Borderline Personality Disorder Magazine and Popularity of Healing from BPD Blog Indicate Demand for More Info on BPD

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November 14, 2013

The launch of the new magazine coincides with an increasing public awareness and desire to have more information available about Borderline Personality Disorder. The rapid growth of the HealingFromBPD.org blog site, managed by Debbie Corso and sponsored by the Optimum Performance Institute, confirms this trend. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 “Men with Borderline Personality Disorder,” an article by

Q&A with Melissa Martin – Associate Director of Life Coaching Services at OPI Living Programs

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September 17, 2013

In an interview earlier this month, we sat down with Melissa Martin, valued member of our Department of Life Coaching Services for OPI Living Programs including the Optimum Performance Institute, specialized OPI Intensive for BPD and our Intensive Outpatient Program to discuss a few topics around her work. Q: What have you learned from the participants? A: Through coaching OPI

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Through TraumaDrama, OPI Participants Heal Past Experiences and Develop New Narratives for Their Lives

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July 10, 2013

TraumaDrama is a 10-week experiential group for OPI and OPI Intensive participants who have struggled with trauma at some point in their past. Facilitated by clinical therapist Kim Jensen, LMFT, TraumaDrama utilizes structured psychodrama interventions, improvisation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), drama narrative, Fitzmaurice Voice and somatic bodywork to help participants process “life wounds” associated with trauma, grief, loss and PTSD,

Q & A with Alisa Foreman, MA, MFT – Director of Outpatient Services for OPI Living Programs

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April 11, 2013

Earlier this month, Alisa Foreman, Director of Outpatient Services for OPI Living Programs, took the time to talk with me about the perseverance, confidence and fulfillment of her clients, the value of tool boxes for participants and our Intensive Outpatient Program’s successful Invivo peer group. Q: What have you learned from the participants, Alisa? A: I have learned the importance

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Intensive Outpatient Program at OPI Living Expands Services For Local Young Adults

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March 19, 2013

Young adults aged 17–28 in the Los Angeles area who need help defining goals and becoming independent can now participate in a unique Intensive Outpatient Program at the Optimum Performance Institute. This program offers everything from individual and group psychotherapy, life coaching and career development classes to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), yoga, tennis, hiking and jam sessions. The OPI Intensive

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Q & A with Reginald Ford – Assistant Director of Milieu for OPI Living Programs

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January 21, 2013

Recently, I sat down with Reginald Ford, Assistant Director of Milieu for all OPI Living programs, including the Optimum Performance Institute, specialized OPI Intensive for participants suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and BPD Traits and our newest OPI Living Program, Intensive Outpatient Services, to discuss a few topics about his valued work here among our team of professionals. Q: What

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Q & A with Jacqueline Mullis, MA – Director of Addiction Counseling Services for OPI Living Programs

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November 19, 2012

In a recent discussion, we sat down with our Director of Addiction Counseling Services for OPI Living programs, Jacqueline Mullis, MA, and discussed her involvement and department’s role with program participants. The Department of Addiction Counseling Services supports the Optimum Performance Institute, specialized OPI Intensive and our new Intensive Outpatient Services. Q: How do you individualize your approach with participants?

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Q & A with Will Owens, MA – Director of Life Coaching Services for OPI Living Programs

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October 9, 2012

Recently, we connected with Will Owens, Director of Life Coaching Services for all OPI Living programs, including the Optimum Performance Institute, specialized OPI Intensive and new Intensive Outpatient Services, to discuss a few items regarding his valued work here at OPI. Q: What is your vision for life coaching and how has it grown (diagnostically)? A: To me, life coaching

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Announcing our NEW OPI Living Intensive Outpatient Program Services!

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September 11, 2012

After nearly a decade of success helping young adults nationally and internationally discover goals and find meaning in their lives, this month JCAHO-accredited Optimum Performance Institute makes its services available to outpatients. At our headquarters in Woodland Hills, CA, young adults in this highly individualized Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) will each engage in their own, tailor-made program that combines individual

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