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Military Mom Talk Radio Presents Jody Bremer June 7, 2010

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude. Since embarking on her career, Jody has worked with the Irvine School District as a school therapist, concentrating on working with children and families who are suffering from life changes (divorce, death, etc.) and those with Asperger’s Syndrome or other socially challenging needs or skills training.

She received her certification at this time as a Skills Facilitator and Coach for Active Parenting of Children ages 5-12, and Active Parenting of Teens ages 13-18. In addition, she has focused for a number of years on working with court-sanctioned substance abusers, ranging from first-time offenders in the PC 1000 group to repeat offenders in the Prop 36 program, offering both individual and group therapy as needed. Jody also worked with domestic violence, offering therapy in crisis capacity to the women and children who sought help at Laura’s House, an immediate and short-term shelter and crisis center for domestic violence victims. Jody worked at the Drake Institute, a facility specializing in neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in children and adults, as well as Asperger’s and autism. She has worked as a case manager/program coordinator and supportive care therapist for families involved in the treatment at this facility.

In addition, Jody continues to work in private practice, providing long-term and short-term therapy for individuals, children, couples and families with conflicts ranging from major depression, anxiety/panic, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), in addition to marital/familial relationship conflicts. Sex therapy and couples communication counseling remain a strong focus in her practice.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Obsessed

By Shannon Penrod

I have a confession to make.  I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).  There are a very few people who know me extremely well who are thinking right now, “Yeah, what else is new?”  While the vast majority of people who know me are probably thinking, “Gee, n111621489664_8802shouldn’t her house be a lot cleaner?”  As luck would have it my particular brand of  OCD doesn’t lend itself to obsessive cleaning. 

There is a great new show on A&E called Obsessed that follows OCD sufferers as they go through a process of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It’s a ground breaking show that airs on Monday nights at 10/9c, right after Intervention. Obsessed shows how debilitating OCD can be for some people.  It’s an important show that is gritty, real and aspires to be helpful to those with OCD.  Which is why I agreed to participate in the show as a patient. 

I can hear my friend Millie saying “Boy, you really are putting your business on the streets!”  Yes, Millie, I did and I am, and if anyone is interested they can tune in to A&E on June 22nd to watch the entire story.  If nothing else it should be interesting, and may even answer a few questions about some my “quirks”.