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.
People with serious mental illness suffer significantly higher rates of chronic medical conditions than the general population and die, on average, 25 years younger. These increased levels of morbidity and mortality are largely due to preventable causes including a high prevalence of modifiable risk factors, a lack of adequate preventative care, and the side effects of some psychiatric medicines. Chronic medical illness is a major obstacle to recovery from serious mental illness. Mental health providers have a responsibility to ensure that their clients have access to preventive healthcare, and to contribute to the integration of their clients’ behavioral and medical care.
Behavior problems are common and change is hard. Treatment as usual tends to emphasize advice and prescription, but patients are often ambivalent about change and physician insistence is often a poor motivation. Research has shown the Motivational Interviewing is effective in helping clients develop their own intrinsic motivation for change.