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Annual Meeting Course Guide
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2004
Psychiatric News
Volume 39 Number 2 page 32-33

COURSE 13:

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR VIOLENCE

Director: Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify risk factors for violence; (2) improve interviewing techniques in the assessment of dangerousness; and (3) classify different types of stalkers. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100.

COURSE 14:

ADD IN ADULTS

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 various types of attention-deficit disorders (ADDs) in adults; (2) assess and diagnose adults for ADD using updated instruments and methods; (3) select appropriate medications for ADD and comorbid conditions; and (4) design multi-modal treatment programs for adults with ADDs. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 1, 8-12 and Mon., May 3, 8-12. See Courses 2 and 38 for details.

COURSE 15:

ENGAGING RESISTANT AND HOSTILE PATIENTS INTO PARTICIPATORY TREATMENT

Director: David Mee-Lee, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify ways for clinicians to better deal with resistance and hostility, and (2) demonstrate skills to assess readiness and engage patients collaboratively. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior knowledge or experience is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 16:

DSM-IV-TR CULTURAL FORMULATIONS: DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY

Director: Russell F. Lim, M.D. Faculty: Candace M. Fleming, Ph.D., Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D., Francis G. Lu, M.D., J. Charles Ndlela, M.D., Michael W. Smith, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand and describe the five parts of the DSM-IV-TR outline for cultural formulation; (2) be able to apply it to the treatment of three of the following four groups: African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and American-Indian patients; and (3) understand how ethnicity affects of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 17:

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 repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 18:

TEACHING PSYCHIATRY? LET HOLLYWOOD HELP!

Director: Steven E. Hyler, M.D. Faculty: Carol A. Bernstein, M.D., Michael B. First, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to enhance his or her effectiveness in teaching medical students and residents through the use of selected commercial film depictions of psychopathology, diagnosis, and therapy. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 1, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Wed., May 5, 1-5, and Mon., May 3, 8-12. See Course 97 for details.

COURSE 19:

PERSONALITY DISORDERS: COMBINING RELATIONAL THERAPY AND PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

Director: Roy O. Resnikoff, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to (1) distinguish and integrate categorical versus dimensional definitions of personality disorders; (2) learn how to therapeutically utilize their own personality consider the new use of psychopharmacology to modify life-long personality temperaments; (3) understand the advantages of couples therapy for personality disorders; and (4) better understand the therapist’s personality interaction with the treatment couple. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have basic psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy experience. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 8-12; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 20:

ADVANCES IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY

American Neuropsychiatric Association.Director: C. Edward Coffey, M.D. Faculty: Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Mark S. George, M.D., Michael R. Trimble, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) relate brain anatomy and chemistry to human behavior; (2) understand the role of brain imaging in the assessment of neuropsychiatric illness; and (3) diagnose and effectively manage disorders of behavior secondary to brain disease. 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 2, 9-4; Javits Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 175.

COURSE 21:

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE: AN INTRODUCTION FOR PSYCHIATRISTS

Director: Gregory E. Gray, M.D. Faculty: Gabrielle F. Beaubrun, M.D., Letitia A. Pinson, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) describe the five-step, evidence-based medicine process and (2) demonstrate the ability to critically appraise clinical trials, review articles, and practice guidelines. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 9-4; Javits Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 22:

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS IN EATING DISORDERS: BASIC PRINCIPLES

Director: David C. Jimerson, M.D. Faculty: Katherine A. Halmi, M.D., James E. Mitchell, M.D., Barbara E. Wolfe, Ph.D., Joel Yager, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) perform a comprehensive clinical assessment of patients with eating disorders and (2) plan initial treatment, considering short-term psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 9-4; Javits Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 23:

BASIC HYPNOSIS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

Director: Jose R. Maldonado, M.D. Faculty: David Spiegel, M.D., Matthew May, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) assess hypnotizability in the clinical setting; (2) understand the relationship between hypnotizability, personality styles, and DSM-IV diagnoses; (3) learn basic skills in the use of hypnosis for simple medical/psychiatric problems; and (4) induce hypnotic trance states. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 9-4; Javits Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50. An intermediate course on this topic will be offered on Mon., May 3, 9-4. See Course 44 for details.

COURSE 24:

MELATONIN AND LIGHT TREATMENT OF SAD, SLEEP, AND OTHER BODY CLOCK DISORDERS

Director: Alfred J. Lewy, M.D. Faculty: Kathryn A. Lee, Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to add melatonin and bright light to his/her treatment regimen for winter depression, shift-work maladaptation, jet lag, and certain types of sleep disorders, including those of totally blind people. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Mon., May 3, 8-12, and Tue., May 4, 1-5. See Courses 32 and 71 for details.

COURSE 25:

COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA

Director: Jesse H. Wright, M.D. Faculty: Douglas Turkington, M.B., David G. Kingdon, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) describe the biological-cognitive-behavioral model for treatment of schizophrenia; (2) use cognitive therapy methods for treating positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia; and (3) employ cognitive therapy methods for improving medication compliance. Course Level: This is an intermediate-level course. Participants should have a basic understanding of cognitive-behavioral principles. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 1, 1-5. See Course 10 for details.

COURSE 26:

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 is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 1-5, Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 27:

IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING BOUNDARY VIOLATONS IN THERAPEUTIC SETTINGS

Co-Directors: Gregory P. Brown, M.D., Jill Margolis, Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize and identify boundary violations in the therapeutic setting; (2) identify at least three means of managing boundary violations once identified; and (3) understand the concepts of transference and countertransference and how these can be used to maintain boundaries with a professional relationship. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75.

COURSE 28:

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT EATING DISORDERS

Director: Mae S. Sokol, M.D. Faculty: Kristina Hoffman-Rieken, R.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be familiar (1) with the current concepts in recognizing, assessing and treating children and adolescents with eating disorders and problems and (2) a multidisciplinary approach to the management of child and adolescent eating disorders, including medical, psychosocial, nutritional, pharmacologic, and spiritual aspects. Course Level: This is an advanced course. Participants should have experience treating patients with eating disorders and/or children and adolescents. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75.

COURSE 29:

USING BOUNDARY CROSSINGS AS CREATIVE THERAPY INSTEAD OF SLIPPERY SLOPES

Director: Gail E. Robinson, M.D. Faculty: Gary R. Schoener, Psy.D., Howard E. Book, M.D., Linda M. Jorgenson, J.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize the difference between a boundary violation and a boundary crossing and (2) evaluate when the creative use of such actions as nonsexual touching, self-disclosure, and other boundary crossings may be beneficial to a patient. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 30:

PSYCHIATRIC INTERVENTIONS IN DISASTERS: LESSONS FROM EXPERIENCE

APA Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters. Co-Directors: Carol S. North, M.D., Betty Pfefferbaum, M.D. Faculty: Anthony T. Ng, M.D., Phebe M. Tucker, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify organizational elements of community response to disasters; (2) assess individuals exposed to disasters and other major traumas; (3) differentiate normal from pathologic responses, directing individuals to appropriate interventions; (4) describe posttraumatic mental health effects on children and adults; and (5) discuss appropriate management strategies for post-disaster PTSD in children and adults. 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 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 4, 8-12. See Course 60 for details.

COURSE 31:

IMPROVING YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS: A COACHING APPROACH

Director: Luis Ramirez, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand with the planning of a presentation; (2) recognize the three stages of a presentation; (3) learn how to establish contact with the audience; (4) prepare good visual aids; and (5) identify his/her strengths and weaknesses as a presenter. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 2, 1-5; Javits Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

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