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Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Author, Professor and Speaker
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I’M RIGHT, YOU’RE WRONG, NOW WHAT?: BREAK THE IMPASSE AND GET WHAT YOU NEED
They happen everyday—those circular “I’m right, you’re wrong!” arguments. At home, at work, in courtrooms or on the street, people lock horns about all kinds of things.These situations frustrate both parties, stall progress, and hurt relationships. But they don’t have to. In his latest and most detailed book on LEAP to date, Dr. Amador shows you how to turn even toxic arguments into healthy disagreements that strengthen relationships and get you what you need.
Break the Bipolar Cycle
This is a symptom-specific guide to help you or your loved ones deal with bipolar disorder. People suffering from bipolar disorder may have difficulty differentiating the vicious ups and downs of their bipolar cycle from the stress and strain of everyday life. This unique guide will help you to identify, isolate, and address these symptoms individually and prescribe appropriate actions for each situation.
No Estoy Enfermo, No Necesito Ayuda!: Ayudando a las personas con enfermedades mentales serias a aceptar tratamiento
When Someone You Love is Depressed
Being Single in a Couple’s World: How to Be Happily Single While Looking for Love
Insight and Psychosis: Awareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Wenn der Mensch, den du liebst, depressiv ist. Wie man Angehörigen oder Freunden hilft.
No estoy enfermo: no necesito ayuda!
Comment faire accepter son traitement au malade
Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help: Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment (Chinese)
I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help: Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment (Japanese)
I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help: Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment (Hungarian)
2011
07/08 - Chicago, Illinois (2011 NAMI National Convention)
05/02 - San Diego, California (National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare)
04/27 - 04/29 - Michigan State University
03/10 - 03/20 - New Zealand
03/04 - 03/09 - Taiwan
01/12 - 01/16 - Copenhagen, Denmark
2010
10/28 - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/13 - Istanbul, Turkey
09/22 - New Britain, Connecticut
07/26 - Delaware, Newark
           (Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health)
06/23 - President Carter Center. Atlanta, Georgia
06/18 - Dusseldorf, Germany
04/22 - Copenhagen, Denmark
03/12 - Montreal, Canada (Regional Health Authority)
01/23 - 01/25 - Turkey LEAP INSTITUTE
01/21   New York, NY
            (New York State Office of Mental Health, ACT Center)
2009
02/01 - United Kingdom
02/06 - Dublin, Ireland
03/21 - Paris, France
03/19 - Budapest, Hungary
03/27 - Cordoba, Spain
04/23 - Minneapolis, Minnesota (University of Minnesota co-sponsor)
05/03 – Midland, Michigan
05/29 – Madison, Wisconsin
06/01 – New York, New York (Manhattan Psychiatric Center)
06/05 – Lisbon, Portugal
06/20 – New York, New York (LEAP Training, Columbia University Lieber Clinic)
09/25 – Valencia, Spain
09/28 – Valencia, Spain
09/29 – Sevilla, Spain
09/30 – Barcelona, Spain
10/01 – Madrid, Spain
10/10 – Albany, New York
10/14 - New Britain, Connecticut (CIT Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement)
10/16 – Itasca, Illinois
10/23 – Ankara, Turkey
11/21 - Riverhead, New York
2008
10/23 - Marseille, France
10/21 - Paris, France
10/17 - Sevilla, Spain
10/09 - Pueblo, Colorado
10/07 - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
09/10 - 09/11 Auckland, New Zealand
09/09 - Hamilton, New Zealand
09/08 - Dunedin, New Zealand
09/06 - 09/07 Wellington, New Zealand
06/06 - 06/07 Fredericksburg, Virginia
04/24 - 04/25 - Poitiers, France
02/16 - Monterey, California
2007
10/03 - Montreal, Canada
10/01 - Lake Success, New York
09/18 - Wellington, New Zealand
09/17 - Christchurch, New Zealand
09/16 - Auckland, New Zealand
09/08 - Auckland, New Zealand
08/28 - Memphis, Tennessee
06/14 - New York, New York
05/11 - Plano, Texas
04/25 - Brussels, Belgium
04/24 - Kortenberg, Belgium
04/23 - Duffel, Belgium
04/22 - Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
04/21 - Tournai, Belgium
04/20 - Geel, Belgium
04/19 - Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium
04/12 - Princeton, New Jersey
01/12 - Toronto, Canada
2006
12/07 - Richmond, Virginia
11/16 - New Orleans, Louisiana
11/14 - Piscataway, New Jersey
11/05 - White Plains, New York
10/27 - Toronto, Canada
10/26 - Sydney, Canada
10/19 - Portland, Oregon
10/12 - Indianapolis, Indiana
10/05 - Washington D.C.
10/02 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/01 - Las Vegas, Nevada
09/30 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
09/24 - Orlando, Florida
09/09 - Melbourne, Australia
09/08 - Adelaide, Australia
09/07 - Perth, Australia
09/06 - Darwin, Australia
09/04 - Canberra, Australia
08/30 - Townsville, Australia
08/24 - Honolulu, Hawaii
05/04 - 05/05 - Newark, New Jersey
02/10 - Davos, Switzerland
01/24 - Newark, New Jersey
01/06 - New York, New York
2005
12/13 - New York, New York
10/06 - 10/07 - Johnston, Pennsylvania
10/01 - Indianapolis, Indiana
06/24 - Sydney, Canada
06/23 - Halifax, Canada
06/05 - 06/12 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
05/10 - Akron, Ohio
05/06 - Niagara Falls, New York
05/05 - Denville, New Jersey
04/13 - Bakersfield, California
04/10 - Austin, Texas
04/02 - San Francisco, California
02/19 - 02/20 - Monterey, California
2004
May, 2004 - Brisbane, Australia
May, 2004 - Sydney Australia
May, 2004 - Townsville, Australia
May, 2004 - Canberra, Australia
May, 2004 - Melbourne, Australia
2003
04/13 - Akron, Ohio
04/12 - Cleveland, Ohio
04/10 - 04/11 - Denver, Colorado
04/04 - 04/05 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
03/26 - Iselin, New Jersey
03/12 - Hartford, Connecticut
01/09 - Bethesda, Maryland
2002
12/04 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11/09 - Waterbury, Vermont
11/07 - Upper Montclair, New Jersey
11/01 - Providence, Rhode Island
10/31 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10/21 - 10/22 - Des Moines, Iowa
10/10 - Glen Burnie, Maryland
10/08 - Cambria County, Pennsylvania
10/04 - Washtenaw County, Michigan
09/21 - Tallahassee, Florida
09/12 - Oneonta, New York
09/06 - Austin, Texas
07/13 - New York, New York
06/24 - Cincinnati, Ohio
06/02 - St. Paul, Minnesota
05/31 - Hartford, Connecticut
05/30 - Kansas City, Missouri
05/20 - Grand Rapids, Michigan
05/14 - Mercerville, New Jersey
05/10 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
05/09 - Regine, Canada
05/06 - East Lansing, Michigan
04/26 - Newark, New Jersey
04/13 - Jackson, Mississippi
03/26 - Baltimore, Maryland
03/11 - Roanoke Valley, Virginia
2001
12/01 - South Carolina
11/02 - Montpelier, Vermont
10/05 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
09/09 - Sacramento, California
09/07 - Oxford, England
04/19 - Erie County, Ohio
2000
11/30 - Reno, Nevada
11/12 - New York, New York
10/29 - Staten Island, New York
10/21 - New York, New York
10/13 - Erie, Pennsylvania
10/10 - Western, Massachusetts
09/07 - San Francisco, California
06/14 - San Diego, California
Events

First SMILE Vision Correction Procedure for Myopia Performed in the U.S.

SMILE is a modern minimally invasive corneal refractive procedure which was first introduced in 2011. This particular procedure has been performed more than 700, 000 times internationally and it is offered in about six hundred clinics in sixty two countries around the world. In the different clinics and countries it has been performed the procedure has been confirmed to be an effective and safe laser vision correction procedure that is meant for the treatment of nearsightedness which is commonly known as myopia.
Because of the fact that this procedure has been proven to be effective and safe, the U.S. FDA recently approved it to be performed on myopia patients in the U.S. After this recent approval the procedure was first performed to a patient on the U.S on March 3, 2017.
The procedure was performed at the Disher Laser Institute by Jon G. Disler, M.D. of Zenni Optical. This first performance of the SMILE on a patient in the U.S has opened a lot of opportunities for many myopia patients. It is a major improvement of the laser vision correction which was last updated in the 1990s. Jim Mazzo who is the Global President Opthalmic Devices for Carl Zeiss Meditec confirms this by stating that surgeons now have more options when it comes to treating patients affected by myopia.
Despite that SMILE was just approved recently in the U.S, it has been gaining popularity in the other parts of the world with the help of the ForYourSight.com initiative. It is now regarded as one of the most advanced eye surgery technology options when it comes to correction of myopia. The surgeons who perform this procedure are required to only use the VisuMax femtosecond laser from ZEISS since it is the one specially designed to perform the procedure.
After the recent approval by Zennioptical.com, the procedure is now available in all parts of the U.S therefore giving patients and surgeons with more helpful and effective options. After the FDA approval of the SMILE procedure many recognized and respected doctors have praised the procedure. Some of the things that make this particular modern procedure so popular include that it has minimal invasiveness which means that operations on patients are minimal compared to the past treatments.
The importance of this is that it allows the procedure to be completed within a relatively shorter time compared to other procedures which correct myopia. The fact that invasion is reduced in this particular procedure also ensures that the healing time is reduced where patients can go back to their normal lives within a short time. This particular procedure has also gained popularity because it has been proved to be safe.
The fact that it has been successfully performed on patients on different other parts of the world proves that it is safe and effective. In fact, the FDA was probably waiting to confirm that the procedure meets all the requirements and does not cause any harmful effects. Therefore, since the first SMILE vision correction procedure for myopia has been performed in the U.S with the use of coupons, it is expected that more patients will benefit from the procedure. Besides, patients already have access to zenni promo codes.
Source: FYS

Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved
ones accept the treatment they need.
"I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists."
Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
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