We come into the world each one different than the other,
No two of us exactly alike in color, shape or size
And yet, for all the ways we differ,
On some elemental level, we all hunger for the same things...
Warmth, light, food, protection,
room to evolve and change,
a place to be loved for exactly what we are.
The 2012 Alumni Reunion was a weekend full of informative presentations, close friends and a continued dedication to recovery. Alumni and their partners enjoyed two full days of workshops & group breakouts with all their friends from the ECU. The turn out was overwhelming. As always, it was an extremely positive, emotional and fulfilling time for us all. To learn more about previous alumni reunions click HERE.
The 2012 Alumni Reunion took place March 30 through April 1 at the Marriott Renaissance, Philadelphia Airport. A brief introduction by Clinical Director Dr. Mary Deitch kicked off a series of presentations and group workshops. Alumni and their partners were invited to choose between two or three simultaneous breakout sessions to fulfill their individual needs and their place in the recovery process. The sessions ranged from a variety of topics geared towards individuals and partners. Many sessions were extremely interactive and filled with our Alumni's inspiring memories of the past as they began their healing process at the ECU. Moreover, these sessions were filled with the gained clarity of the present and the continued promise of the future.
KeyStone extends a special thanks to our guest presenters. Please take a moment to learn more about these presenters below.
Mary Deitch, JD, Psy.D
Michael Glacken, MD
Nancy Willis, LSW, CP
Milton Myers, AAC
Tanisha Ranger, Psy.D
Don Taggart, MHS,CADC,LCDP
Karen Martin, MA
Michael P. Morton, LMFT
Judith Curcio, AT, MS
Miriam Paikoff, LSW
John Terrell, Psy.D
David Stout, MS
Steven Palma, BA
Antoneal Swaby, MSc
Lucienne Pulliam, MA
Special Presenters for the 2012 Alumni Reunion
The ECU is honored to have many special presenters this year. Each has become an extended part of the ECU by working with us in various capacities. Drs. Enigk and Brooks and Jen Rowe were employees of the ECU. Dr. Reid and Nina Laltrello have been noted experts in the field of sexual addiction as well as an integral part of the ECU's outpatient resources. Each has volunteered their time to come celebrate and assist in this year's event. We welcome and are ever grateful for their contributions in the field.
Jennifer Enigk, Psy.D
Dr. Enigk is a former employee of the Extended Care Unit, who worked as a family therapist until January 1, 2010. She has spent the last two years working as a Staff Psychologist at the Federal Correctional Complex in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.
Jen Rowe, MA, LPC
Jen Rowe, MA, LPC is a former therapist at the Keystone ECU and is currently a therapist at the Livengrin Foundation in Haverford, PA. She is a certified Gestalt therapist with extensive training in trauma and abuse, addiction, attachment, eating disorders, self-injury, and EMDR. Jen is also a former top producing business consultant, successful college coach, and collegiate All-American athlete.
Rory Reid, Ph.D, LCSW
Dr. Rory Reid is a Research Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Over the past decade, Dr. Reid has specialized in working with patients seeking help for hypersexual behavior and has published numerous articles in scientific journals on this topic. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity and is the Principle Investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trial study for the proposed criteria for hypersexual disorder. He has presented on the topic of hypersexuality at many academic institutions such as Yale and Harvard as well as professional conferences both nationally and internationally.
Nina Laltrello, LMFT, CCADC, CSAT
Nina Laltrello is trained to work with individuals, couples, and families. Mrs. Laltrello is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, The Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (GAMFT), and the Society for Advancement of Sexual Health. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Georgia; and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Additionally, she serves on the Board of GAMFT. Mrs. Laltrello holds a BBA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta and achieved her master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia where she earned the honor of Most Outstanding Student in Marriage and Family Therapy. After completing her CSAT credentials, she has continued training with Dr. Patrick Carnes in his Professional Improvement Program to further make a difference in helping individuals, couples, and families heal from Sexual Addiction.
Passionate about technology and addiction issues facing couples and families, she writes on Recovery and Sex Addiction topics affecting couples on her blog at: www.SexAddictTherapist.com As guest blogger for NetNanny, Inc., she focuses writing on technology and teen issues. Follow her on Twitter @NinaLaltrello for recovery information and inspiration.
Latoya Brooks , PhD, LCSW, CSAT-S
Latoya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi and has been with the university since 2011. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Human Sexuality and Family Education, a Masters in Social Work, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality. Prior to academia, she was a Senior Clinical Therapist in a residential program for Sexual Addiction. Over the past 10 years she has also worked with inner city, at-promise, adolescents and young adults in the areas of gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues, teen pregnancy prevention, peer education, and leadership. In 2008, she received the Blossoming Professional Award from The Society Scientific Study of Sexuality.