The members of our multidisciplinary treatment team have decades of experience working with complex patient populations and have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. They have the training and real-world experience to identify what is keeping a patient stuck and work with each patient to help him/her/them get back on track.
Resources for Understanding our Core Psychotherapeutic Interventions
Understanding Psychodynamic Therapy
Jonathan Shedler, PhD is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and Consulting Supervisor at California Pacific Medical Center. He is creator of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and clinical case formulation, and co-author of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2).
What is Mentalization?
Peter Fonagy, Anna Freud Chief Executive, is Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at the UCL; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London; Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.
Are DBT Skills for Everybody?
Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), explains who can use DBT Skills.
What is Mentalizing & Why Do It
Jon G. Allen, PhD,, Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine talks about mentalizing and the role it plays in attachment relationships.
The Petoskey Story
The Petoskey Center is named after the state rock of Michigan. It is a fossilized remain of ancient coral which existed 350 million years ago during the Devonian period. The fossils have an intricate hexagonal design which is best seen when wet or polished.
“According to legend, a descendant of French nobility named Antoine Carre visited what is now the Petoskey area and became a fur trader with the John Jacob Astor Fur Company. In time, he met and married an Ottawa (or Odawa) Indian princess. Carre became known to the Indians as Neaatooshing. He was eventually adopted by the tribe and made chief.
In the spring of 1787, after having spent the winter near what is now Chicago, Chief Neaatooshing and his royal family started home. On the way, the party camped on the banks of the Kalamazoo River. During the night, a son was born…. As the sun rose, its rays fell on the face of the new baby. Seeing the sunshine on his son’s face, the Chief proclaimed, “His name shall be Petosegay. He shall become an important person.” (Source: https://project.geo.msu.edu/geogmich/petoskystone.html)
Petoskey has been translated in multiple ways including “where the light shines through the clouds,” “rising sun,” “rays of dawn,” or “sunbeams of promise.”
We hope patients and their families can find the Petoskey Stone image as a source of hope as they make their way through the treatment process.