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Annual Meeting Course Guide
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2003
Psychiatric News
Volume 38 Number 2 page 21-22

COURSE 1:

ADD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

Director: Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Faculty: Jefferson B. Prince, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize types of child and adolescent attention-deficit disorders (ADDs); (2) assess and diagnose ADDs using updated instruments and methods; (3) select appropriate medications for ADDs with comorbid conditions; and (4) design multimodal treatment programs for ADD children and adolescents. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 8-12; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 75.

COURSE 2:

EXTENDED COMMUNITY TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.

Director: Lawrence L. Kennedy, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the special needs of borderline personality disorder (BPD) patients; (2) identify the array of modalities in treating these patients; (3) understand the special place of partial hospitalization in treating BPD patients; and (4) gain knowledge of recent research in treating these patients. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 8-12; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 25.

COURSE 3:

ANTIPSYCHOTIC-INDUCED MOVEMENT DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT.

Director: Leonardo Cortese, M.D. Faculty: Michael Caligiuri, Ph.D., Richard Williams, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) classify the types of movement disorders; (2) list clinical features, differential diagnosis, and risk factors of all four types of antipsychotic-induced movement disorders; (3) learn treatment modalities of all four types of extrapyramidal syndromes (EPS); (4) learn to examine a patient for movement disorders; (5) identify EPS through video clips of patients with a vast array of movement disorders; and (6) understand the benefit of using instrumentation in the assessment of EPS. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have a basic understanding of antipsychotic medication, but no specific or comprehensive background knowledge is required to learn the material of this course. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 8-12; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 50.

COURSE 4:

DETERMINING MEDICAL FITNESS TO DRIVE: RELEVANT ISSUES FOR PSYCHIATRISTS.

Director: Ian A. Gillespie, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize clinical factors that may impair a patient’s ability to drive safely; and (2) have an understanding of changing trends in the requirement for physicians to report and learn about recently developed methods for the assessment of cognitive dysfunction. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge required. Sat., May 17, 8-12; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 25.

COURSE 5:

INTEGRATED TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS.

Co-Directors: Mae S. Sokol, M.D., Kathryn J. Zerbe, M.D. Faculty: Kristina Hoffman-Rieken, R.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) utilize a greater repertoire of treatments, including pharmacological, psychodynamic, educational, nutritional, and cognitive-behavioral interventions for patients with eating disorders, and (2) understand the complexity and chronicity of eating disorders when untreated. Course Level: This is an advanced course. Participants should have knowledge of evaluation and treatment of eating disorders. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 9-4; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $160, On-Site $185; Spaces Available: 50. A basic course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 18, 9-4. See Course 21 for details.

COURSE 6:

DISORDERS OF THE SELF: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

Director: James F. Masterson, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) diagnose the personality disorders as disorders of the self; (2) use the intrapsychic structure to differentiate between the disorders; (3) identify and track the central psychodynamic triadic theme of the disorders of the self; (4) track the triadic theme in order to intervene around the defenses; and (5) identify and learn to manage countertransference. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have some experience with the literature and patients. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 9-4; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $160, On-Site $185; Spaces Available: 50.

COURSE 7:

INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY.

Director: Scott P. Stuart, M.D. Faculty: Michael W. O’Hara, Ph.D., Michael Robertson, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) conduct interpersonal psychotherapy treatment (IPT); (2) demonstrate a knowledge of the research regarding IPT; and (3) deal effectively with difficult and resistant patients using IPT. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Knowledge of individual psychotherapy and familiarity with basic psychotherapeutic principles is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 9-4; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $160, On-Site $185; Spaces Available: 25. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 18, 8-12. See Course 14 for details.

COURSE 8:

BASIC CONCEPTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE PSYCHIATRY I: THEORY, HUMAN RESOURCES, AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT.

American Association of Psychiatric Administrators.Co-Directors: Christopher G. Fichtner, M.D., Thomas A. Simpatico, M.D. Faculty: Shivkumar Hatti, M.D., L. Mark Russakoff, M.D., S. Atezaz Saeed, M.D., Stuart B. Silver, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to demonstrate familiarity with basic concepts in theoretical, human resources, and fiscal aspects of administrative psychiatry and their applications in psychiatric service systems. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Participants are not required to take the two-course series. The two-course series is suggested only for those seeking certification. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 9-4; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $160, On-Site $185; Spaces Available: 50. A companion course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 18, 9-4. See Course 22 for details.

COURSE 9:

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION.

Co-Directors: Ziad H. Nahas, M.D., Leon J. Grunhaus, M.D. Faculty: Ehud M. Klein, M.D., Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the physics of inducing a noninvasive neuronal depolarization; (2) address safety requirements and potential side effects; and (3) understand results of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) clinical trials in mood and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 1-5; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 75.

COURSE 10:

GROUP THERAPY FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC MENTAL ILLNESS.

Director: Walter N. Stone, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) gain an understanding of the system elements in establishing and maintaining a cost-effective group treatment program for chronically mentally ill persons; (2) become familiar with selection and preparation of patients; and (3) appreciate aspects of group process. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Sat., May 17, 1-5; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 25.

COURSE 11:

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY IN MOOD DISORDERS: DYSREGULATION AND TREATMENT.

Co-Directors: Mark A. Frye, M.D., Natalie L. Rasgon, M.D. Faculty: D. Jeffrey Newport, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to better understand various neuroendocrine aspects of mood disorders and update knowledge of the treatment strategies for mood disorders involving neuroendocrine dysfunction. Format will include lecture. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 1-5; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 70.

COURSE 12:

DREAM TRANSLATION: ONE EMPIRICALLY BASED APPROACH.

Director: Milton Kramer, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand that there is a scientific basis to the search for the meaning of a dream and (2) apply a methodology to establish a dream’s meaning. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sat., May 17, 1-5; Moscone Center; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 25.

COURSE 13:

PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATIONS IN MEDICAL SETTINGS: THE BASICS.

Director: Richard L. Elliott, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) discuss the presentation, evaluation, and biopsychosocial management of depression, delirium, alcoholism, and somatoform disorders as they arise in medical settings; (2) discuss the evaluation of competence in a medically ill patient; and (3) discuss psychopharmacological issues in medically ill patients. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 18, 8-12; Hilton; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 75.

COURSE 14:

INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY.

Director: John C. Markowitz, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to understand the basic rationale and techniques of interpersonal psychotherapy for depression and key research supporting its use. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should be experienced in psychotherapy and the treatment of depression. Participants are required to read the following: Weissman MM, Markowitz J, Klerman GL, Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, New York, Basic Books, 2000. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 18, 8-12; Hilton; Fee: Advance $100, On-Site $130; Spaces Available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 17, 9-4. See Course 7 for details.

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