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.
Medication non-adherence causes significant strain on the American healthcare system, yet many healthcare providers are unaware of its scope and repercussions. This program will provide facts about non-adherence and information about ways to decrease its occurrence.
Intimate partner violence and abuse is rooted in a power imbalance between individuals, within families and in society. When one person is controlled and/or considered less worthy than another one – because they are a vulnerable person or part of a vulnerable population – there is the potential for abuse. That is why we all need to work to prevent violence and to build a society where abuse of power is not tolerated. By seeing intimate partner violence and abuse for what it is — a crime — we can all take responsibility and work together as a community to stop the violence.
The Intimate Partner Violence series provides participants with an opportunity to increase awareness of this public health issue. During the first session, the framework is laid for an understanding of intimate partner violence and its cycle of hurts. The second session offers participants the opportunity to identify and practice techniques to be used to develop a safe, collaborative approach of the issue for the survivor.