Prominent Therapist To Discuss Mood Disorders Support Meeting

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meeting is set for Wed., Nov. 9. At this monthly meeting, Bernard Ivin, LCSW who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the treatment of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse will be the featured speaker.

Ivin has been in private practice for over 17 years and is the founder and director of Strength for Change Counseling and Self Development Center, which is located in Mount Arlington NJ.

In addition to his work with clients, Ivin is a highly regarded public speaker and author. He regularly presents on a variety of mental health topics and has produced numerous self-help programs including; “A Parent’s Handbook: How to Obtain Counseling Services for Your Child,” “Relationship Centered Parenting: When Nagging, Lecturing & Yelling Don’t Work,” and “The 1-2-3 Succeed Program: A Complete System for Student Success.” His presentations and self-help materials are focused on improving the lives of children, strengthening families, teaching the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivating and supporting individuals in the pursuit of their life goals. To learn more about Ivin and his programs and services, please visit

These educational meetings of the organization take place on a Wed. every month at 7:45 p.m. using the facilities of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. The public is cordially invited to attend all meetings; a nominal donation is requested from non-members, when possible. Free literature is available to all attendees and there is an extensive lending library of educational audiotapes, CD’s and videotapes, also free.

In addition to the lecture series, peer group support sessions led by experienced facilitators are held every Tues. evening of the month, also using the facilities of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Separate groups for young adults are held every Tues. evening and separate groups for friends and family are held periodically. All are always welcomed.

Visit the Website of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance/Morristown Area at to learn more about the support group and to view links to other sources of helpful information. For further local information, call (973) 994-1143.

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