In this program, Dr. Alec Pollard discusses the changes in approaches to treating complex Anxiety Disorders, the move from diagnosis- driven interventions to model-driven interventions, the significant role basic laboratory research plays in the life of the clinician, the use of medications alongside psychotherapies, and near- and far-term research. Treatment resistance and ambivalence, and family inclusion are also addressed.
Presenter: C. Alec Pollard, PhD
C. Alec Pollard, PhD is the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University. He is the Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, and a consultant for the National Insitute of Mental Health Anxiety Disorders Education Project. He serves on the editiorial board or as a reviewer for numerous journals, and has organized national training programs for both the ADAA and the OCF. Dr. Pollard has authored at least 85 professional and scientific publications pertaining to Anxiety Disorders and related topics, including two books, Dying of Embarassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia, and The Agoraphobia Workbook. His primary research interest is the nature and treatment of refractory anxiety disorders.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
The diagnosis of diabetes is serious, and of particular concern when an individual also has a mental illness or a developmental disability. People need to take an active role in the management of diabetes just as they do with a mental illness. In this presentation, Ms. Farley explains how diabetes is recognized and managed, and shares her experiences caring for people who have diabetes along with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
One of the greatest misconceptions about Deaf culture is that it is “just a disability.” Deaf culture has its own language, values, behavioral norms and forms of artistic expression. In this presentation, Elijah Buchholz, LPC, will instruct viewers on how to provide culturally sensitive and competent mental health services to members of the Deaf community through understanding of the culture and its specific needs. He will also discuss Sign Language and how it can affect the process of communication in mental health treatment. Viewers will learn the “dos and don’ts” of communicating with deaf clients and how to work effectively with interpreters in mental health settings.