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Annual Meeting Course Guide
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2004
Psychiatric News
Volume 39 Number 2 page 35-37

COURSE 53:

DOING RESEARCH ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

Director: Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D. Faculty: Michele T. Pato, M.D., Edward K. Silberman, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) develop ideas into research projects; (2) develop strategies for supporting projects without grant funding; and (3) get results published. Course Level: This is a basic course. No experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 54:

EXPANDING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY? LET TELEPSYCHIATRY HELP!

Director: Steven E. Hyler, M.D. Faculty: Clarice J. Kestenbaum, M.D., Namita Rajouria, M.D., Gerald Segal, M.S., William M. Tucker, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to implement and understand the clinical and administrative support required to deliver and maintain telepsychiatry services. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 55:

THE WAY OF YOGA AND HERBS IN THE TREATMENT OF STRESS, DEPRESSION, AND AGGRESSION

Co-Directors: Richard Brown, M.D., Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) know when and how to use St. John’s wort, SAM-e, Rhodiola rosea, and yoga for depression, anxiety, and aggression in treating patients and in enhancing his or her own wellness; (2) know correct doses, side effects, and how to select and prepare patients for these treatments; and (3) know where to learn more about these treatment approaches. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100.

COURSE 56:

HOW TO USE YOUR PALM OS PDA IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE: BASIC

Co-Directors: John S. Luo, M.D., Richard A. Montgomery, M.D. Faculty: Robert J. Boland, M.D., Carlyle H. Chan, M.D., Robert C. Hsiung, M.D., Christopher R. Thomas, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, physicians who own a palm operating system (OS) personal digital assistant (PDA) should be able to (1) use their PDA efficiently and effectively and (2) master the basic functions used in psychiatric practice as well as intermediate skills such as security settings and using programs with medical information. Course Level: This is a basic course. Participants must bring his/her own PDA and cradle for use in the course. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. An advanced course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 4, 1-5. See Course 75 for details.

COURSE 57:

THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE: TIC DISORDERS IN ADULTS WITH OCD OR ADD

Director: Maria A. Pugliese, M.D. Faculty: J. Paul Hieble, Ph.D., Michael Rubenstein, M.D., Orrin Palmer, M.D., Paul F. Kriger, B.S., Laura J. Umbrell, L.P.N. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize simple and complex motor and vocal tics in adults with other disorders; (2) know how to differentiate between compulsions and complex motor tics; (3) understand the basic anatomy and pharmacology; and (4) learn effective treatments. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 58:

THE DETECTION OF MALINGERED MENTAL ILLNESS

Director: Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be more skillful in detecting deception and malingering, especially in defendants who plead not guilty by reason of insanity and litigants who allege post-traumatic stress disorder. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100.

COURSE 59:

TREATING MEDICAL STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS

Co-Directors: Michael F. Myers, M.D., Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the role of stigma and other obstacles to care when treating medical students and physicians; (2) employ advocacy strategies on behalf of their patients; (3) appreciate the challenges when treating physicians with depression; and (4) identify transference and countertransference dynamics. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have some experience in treating medical students and physicians. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 60:

DISASTER PSYCHIATRY: TERRORISM, TRAUMA, AND THINGS TO DO

APA Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters. Director: Joseph C. Napoli, M.D. Faculty: Michael Blumenfield, M.D., V. Alex Kehayan, Ed.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) summarize the psychiatrist’s role in the outreach disaster response; (2) arrange to participate in disaster responses; (3) explain the psychiatric aspects of responding to disaster; (4) employ risk-communication principles; (5) appraise the pitfalls and benefits of working with the media; and (6) and perform psychological first aid. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this subject will be offered on Sun., May 2, 1-5 See Course 30 for details.

COURSE 61:

PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR PSYCHIATRISTS: AN OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT APPROACHES

Director: Raphael Leo, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify the diverse role of psychiatrists in pain management; (2) summarize the neuroanatomical substrates for pain and psychological factors related to pain; (3) make treatment decisions regarding the comprehensive management of chronic pain patients based upon assessment techniques described herein; (4) describe the utility of psychopharmacologic agents in the management of chronic pain syndromes; and (5) delineate the utility, advantages, and disadvantages of a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches to chronic pain. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 4, 8-12; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 4, 1-5. See Course 76 for details.

COURSE 62:

TREATING THE SELF AND INTERPERSONAL PROBLEMS OF PERSONALITY DISORDER

Director: John Livesley, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand a model of self and interpersonal pathology based on information procession mechanisms; (2) describe a framework for treating personality disorder; (3) use multiple interventions to change maladaptive schemata and relationship patterns; and (4) use strategies to facilitate the development of a more and adoptive self system. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 75.

COURSE 63:

PSYCHIATRY UPDATE: IN SPANISH

American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry.Director: Gabriel Kaplan, M.D. Faculty: Javier I. Escobar, M.D., Pedro Delgado, M.D., Eduardo Dunayevich, M.D., Jacobo E. Mintzer, M.D., Humberto Marin, M.D., Ana Kaplan, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to summarize recent advances in the treatment of major psychiatric diagnoses for general and subspecialty populations. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. You must be able to speak Spanish. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 64:

INTEGRATED DUAL DISORDER TREATMENT: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Co-Directors: Mary F. Brunette, M.D., Robert E. Drake, M.D. Faculty: Lindy Fox, M.A., Kin T. Mueser, Ph.D., Douglas Noordsy, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the basic principles of integrated dual disorder treatment and recognize the evidence base for this form of treatment; (2) be able to identify the stages of treatment, list the services appropriated for each stage of treatment, and demonstrate an understanding of the skills needed for stage-wise substance abuse groups; (3) be familiar with how to intervene with families of persons with dual disorders and be able to list the basic principles of psychopharmacology for persons with dual disorders; and (4) be able to identify the steps organizations must take to implement IDDT. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge required. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 65:

A PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH TO TREATMENT-REFRACTORY MOOD DISORDERS

Director: Eric M. Plakun, M.D. Faculty: David L. Mintz, M.D., Edward R. Shapiro, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to enumerate and utilize psychodynamic principles to improve outcomes in work with patients with treatment-refractory mood disorders comorbid with other disorders, including prominent Axis II pathology. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 66:

UPDATES IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY: DELIRIUM, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AND POSTSTROKE DEPRESSION

Director: Jose R. Maldonado, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) assess the presence of delirium, poststroke depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the clinical setting; (2) understand the incidence, epidemiology, and clinical features of these three neuropsychiatric disorders; and (3) review the latest data regarding treatment and outcomes. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge needed. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 67:

PERSONALITY AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

International Society for Political Psychology and APA Council on Global Psychiatry.Director: Jerrold M. Post, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the psychology of politics and (2) gain an understanding of the psychology of leadership and leader-follower relationships, with particular emphasis on charismatic movements and of the psychological foundations of political terrorism, ethnic/nationalist hatred, and genocidal violence. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 68:

HOW TO PASS THE BOARDS! THE PART II ORAL EXAM

Co-Directors: James C.Y. Chou, M.D., Gregory C. Bunt, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to understand (1) the examination format; (2) how to organize the diagnostic interview and presentation; (3) how to interact with examiners; and (4) common reasons why candidates fail and how to avoid them. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 4, 9-4; Hilton New York; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 125.

COURSE 69:

BRIEF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHO-THERAPY: THE CORE CONFLICTUAL RELATIONSHIP THEME METHOD

Director: Howard E. Book, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) list defining characteristics of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy (BPP); (2) differentiate BPP from emergency, crisis, and long-term psychotherapies concerning goals, frequency, duration, and therapist activity; (3) list inclusion criteria for brief psychodynamic psychotherapy; (4) develop a Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT) focus for any patient; and (5) summarize the defining characteristics of the beginning (sessions 1-4), middle (sessions 5-11), and termination (sessions 12-16) phases of the 16-session CCRT method of BPP. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision to a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 70:

BASIC FAMILY SKILLS FOR AN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIST

Director: Alison M. Heru, M.D. Faculty: Laura Drury, M.S.W. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify the knowledge base attitude and skills needed to work with inpatients and families; (2) assess family functioning using the global assessment of relational functioning; and (3) understand how to manage difficult family situations. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25.

COURSE 71:

OVERVIEW AND UPDATE OF SLEEP DISORDERS MEDICINE

Director: Karl Doghramji, M.D. Faculty: John W. Winkelman, M.D., Thomas D. Hurwitz, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand polysomnographic techniques and central mechanisms regulating sleep and wakefulness; (2) appreciate the prevalence and impact of sleep disorders; and (3) identify the major sleep disorders, their evaluation, and treatments. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 2, 1-5, and Mon., May 3, 8-12. See Courses 24 and 32 for details.

COURSE 72:

MEDITATION FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND THE PARADIGM OF HEALTH

Director: James T. Sacamano, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) meditate using natural awareness as the basis for a disciplined approach to presence, compassion, and fresh mind; and (2) study core Buddhist psychological theory to deepen understanding and confidence in the inherent health and workability of the therapeutic relationship regardless of technique. Course Level: This is a basic, nonreligious course. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50.

COURSE 73:

WRITING ABOUT CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

Director: John S. Strauss, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) appreciate the details, depth, and richness of a clinical experience and (2) describe these experiences in writing. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 30.

COURSE 74:

THE EVALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE MAJOR DEMENTIAS

Director: Raymond A. Faber, M.D. Faculty: Kevin F. Gray, M.D., Randolph B. Schiffer, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) evaluate all major cognitive and higher cortical functions; (2) utilize any of several cognitive and executive function screening batteries; (3) recognize the most common presentations and course of Alzheimer’s disease and appreciate the behavioral disorders that most frequently complicate Alzheimer’s disease; and (4) differentiate Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementias, and vascular dementias from Alzheimer’s disease. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have experience in treating patients with dementia. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100.

COURSE 75:

HOW TO USE YOUR PALM OS PDA IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE: ADVANCED

Director: John S. Luo, M.D. Faculty: Richard A. Montgomery, M.D., Charles J. Rainey, M.D., Raymond J. Kloss, M.D., Hendry Ton, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) maximize PDA use; (2) master the advanced topics, which include using and creating handheld databases; (3) obtain Internet Web sites for offline viewing; and (4) maximize memory use. Course Level: This is an advanced course. Participants must have either taken the course last year or be proficient in the use of OS PDA. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. A basic course on this topic will be offered on Tues., May 4, 8-12. See Course 56 for details.

COURSE 76:

THE COMPLEXITIES OF CHRONIC PAIN: PSYCHIATRIC ISSUES AND TREATMENTS

Co-Directors: Allen Lebovits, Ph.D., Matthew B. Smith, M.D. Faculty: Andrew F. Angelino, M.D., Robert Cancro, M.D., Michael R. Clark, M.D., Michel Dubois, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify the appropriate utilization of different treatment techniques with chronic pain patients; (2) demonstrate improved facility with pharmacologic and psychologic treatment modalities; and (3) evaluate in a critical manner the DSM-IV somatoform diagnostic criteria as they relate to chronic pain. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Tue., May 4, 1-5; Hilton New York; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 150. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 4, 8-12. See Course 61 for details.

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