Author: Brian Buckley

Join us on October 3 to Welcome Dr. Christopher Cutter! 0

Join us on October 3 to Welcome Dr. Christopher Cutter!

Dr. Cutter is one of the world’s foremost behavioral healthcare researchers and clinicians in the fields of psychotherapy development, behavioral medicine, and addiction medicine in urban and rural environments. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Southern California, and his BA in Psychology from California State University. He has held teaching and/or research positions at Yale University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and University of Hartford.  Dr. Cutter is currently a tenure-tracked faculty member at Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center. Previously, Dr. Cutter was a clinical program developer within some of Harvard’s teaching hospitals, and directed the Pain Treatment Services Units for Yale’s Department of Psychiatry and Silver Hill Hospital. A former assistant dean of Yale College and a Beck Institute Scholar, Dr. Cutter has received numerous professional honors over the course of his career and his work has been widely cited in peer-reviewed manuscripts and continues to direct a highly active and prolific behavioral science clinical research laboratory out of Yale’s Child Study Center. Please register here.

The HVC would like to thank Steven Benvenisti! 0

The HVC would like to thank Steven Benvenisti!

The Hills Valley Coalition would like to thank the Montvale Police Department, who brought personal injury lawyer & Pascack Hills Alumni, Steven Benvenisti, to present to the Pascack Valley Regional District students “Spring Break,” a true story of hope and determination. This powerful presentation touched our hearts and left us feeling inspired. We’re grateful for the work of the Montvale PD and for advocates like Steven who use their platform to make a positive impact in our community. Be sure to check out Steven’s website, which provides valuable resources and information on preventing drunk driving accidents. Thank you for all that you do! #MontvalePD #StevenBenvenisti #SpringBreak #Hope #Determination #CommunityAdvocacy #ContractforLife 

Hills Valley Coalition Announces Marci Hopkins as Keynote Speaker

Hills Valley Coalition Announces Marci Hopkins as Keynote Speaker

What if we surrendered to the idea of not hating ourselves, not comparing ourselves to others, breaking bad habits and letting go of perfectionism? Perfectionism, coping and addiction all go hand-in-hand. At its core, addiction is an unhealthy coping mechanism that we use in an attempt to soothe our nervous system. What if we accepted that life does not have to be perfect and we began to break the old cycles and leaned into our fears? Recovery expert and award-winning TV personality, Marci Hopkins will share tips on how you can do this for yourself and how you can help your children live a life without comparison, learn positive coping mechanisms and create a strong foundation from which they can grow. There will be a Q and A following the keynote with Tanvi Mathew, MS, LPC. Ms. Mathew is the Founder and Clinical Director of Emerge – The Counseling & Coaching Center. Register here.