Burn Survivor Support Group

Burn Survivor Support Group

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The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center wants to give burn survivors the strength, support and understanding to engage the start of their new lives by offering a biweekly support group for those 18 years and older.

This support group is a place where burn survivors can socialize and discuss issues of interest and express concerns they may be facing related to their injuries. Useful topics are discussed each month and guest speakers are invited to aid in the understanding of the various stages of burn injury, rehabilitation and recovery. The setting is casual and we encourage a fun atmosphere that is welcoming to all who attend. Our burn survivors and Mary Ishii, Psy.D facilitate the meetings.

Dr. Ishii has been working with burn survivors for over 7 years and has worked with amputees and other traumatic injury survivors for over 15 years. In addition to burns, amputation, and other traumatic injuries, she also specializes in behavioral pain management and hypnosis. Dr. Ishii shares that “our Burn Survivor Support Group helps survivors recognize that they are not alone in their recovery process. We have many survivors from different stages of the recovery process, from newly burned inpatients, to survivors who were burned several years ago. Unless you’ve been burned yourself, you don’t know what a survivor is going through – other burn survivors do.”

Those not treated at the UM/JMH Burn Center are welcome to join this free group.

Times: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Ryder Trauma Center 3rd Floor Conference Room
Parking: Ryder Trauma parking lot. Located at 1850 N.W. 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136

Contact: Please call 305.585.1192 for more information on the Burn Survivor Support Group

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