Beyond the Infection: Issues and Resources Relevant to Recovery
Beyond the Infection: Issues and Resources Relevant to Recovery - Web Conference
Principal Investigator: Gregory, Kelly B.
Web Conference Description
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders have increasingly captured the attention of researchers and clinicians in recent years. Children with these disorders may experience crippling neuropsychiatric symptoms following an illness or as the result of certain environmental factors. The healing process can be long and difficult. A very important part of the recovery process is psychotherapy. Dr. C. Alec Pollard will speak about the issues facing these children and the local resources available to support their families. Lori Suthar, the parent of a child with PANS will share her own experience.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm CDT
Missouri Institute of Mental Health
4633 World Parkway Circle
Berkeley, Missouri 63134
Free (CEU for $20 fee at time of program)
No pre-registration needed
C. Alec Pollard, PhD
Dr. Pollard is Founder and Director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist who works with a range of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety-related disorders, with a special interest in patients ambivalent about or resistant to treatment. He is on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and chairs the organization’s national training initiative: the Behavior Therapy Training Institute. Dr. Pollard also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and the Obsessive-Compulsive Cognitions Working Group research collaborative, and is former chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He serves as a reviewer for a number of professional journals and conference program committees and has authored over 90 publications, including 2 books: The Agoraphobia Workbook and Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia.
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 program provides information about offenders incarcerated in state of Missouri prisons with Substance Abuse problems and Mental Health disorders. Dr. Nolin will discuss some basic challenges faced by offenders with co-occurring disorders face within the correctional system and upon release into the community and reference some evolving interventions and initiatives being implemented by MoDOC and partnering agencies. The session will review some mechanisms being implemented in order to improve the continuity of care for the offenders. Finally the session will identify to ways for concerned citizens and human services professionals to partner with the Department of Corrections to foster offender success in the community.
Approximately ¾ of antidepressants are prescribed in the primary care setting, yet many primary care providers lack comprehensive training on depression screening and treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly Gable and Dr. Jaron Asher will review common and rare adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy, discuss tolerability concerns and highlight when and how to switch medications.