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Annual Meeting Course Guide
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2005
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 2 page 30-31

COURSE 13: SHORT-TERM PSYCHODYNAMIC SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION

Co-Directors: Simone Kool, M.D., Jack J. Dekker, Ph.D. Faculty: Robert A. Schoevers, M.D., Mariëlle Hendriksen, M.A., Gerda van Aalst, M.D., Henricus L. Van, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be aware of the core ingredients of SPSP and its place in the range of psychodynamic short-term forms of psychotherapy. Participants with sufficient psychotherapeutic experience may be able to start treatment of mild to moderate depression in a maximum of 16 sessions according to the SPSP methodology. Course Level: This is a basic course. However, participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of depressive disorders and at least basic knowledge of psychodynamic theory. Sun., May 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 14: 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 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50

COURSE 15: 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 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 1-5. See Course 28 for details.

COURSE 16: BEHAVIORAL NEUROANATOMY: AN INTRODUCTION

Director: Nashaat N. Boutros, M.D. Faculty: Edward C. Lauterbach, M.D, David L. Clark, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the organization of the human brain and (2) relate brain structures to psychological functions. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Researchers or clinicians who are familiar with neuroanatomy may find this course to be too basic. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

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 basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Wed., May 25, 9-4. See Course 89 for details.

COURSE 18: 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 multimodal treatment programs for adults with ADDs. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 125. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 21, 8-12; Tue., May 24, 1-5; and Thu., May 26, 8-12. See Courses 3, 76, and 101 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 will: (1) distinguish and integrate categorical versus dimensional definitions of personality disorders; (2) 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. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 8-12; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 9-4, and Mon., May 23, 9-4. See Courses 23 and 46 for details.

COURSE 20: LIMBIC BRAIN: ANATOMIC THEORIES OF EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE: THE BASICS

Co-Directors: Andrew L. Lautin, M.D., Jack Davis, M.S. Faculty: Adam Wolkin, M.D., Hamada Hamid, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) review principles of CNS development and anatomy relating to the structure and function of the limbic system, emphasizing rich iconography and historical context, and (2) understand principles of limbic (brain) neuroanatomy and its role in psychiatric disease and how and why limbic brain components become incorporated. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 22, 9-4; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 100

COURSE 21: KUNDALINI YOGA MEDITATION TECHNIQUES FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

Director: David Shannahoff-Khalsa, B.A. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) learn specific meditation techniques for treating OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, grief, fear, anger, and addictions and (2) be familiar with published results showing efficacy for new and "treatment refractory" OCD and OC spectrum and other comorbid patients. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 22, 9-4; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 24, 8-12. See Course 62 for details.

COURSE 22: REBUILDING SHATTERED LIVES: TREATING COMPLEX POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Director: James A. Chu, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) summarize three major phases of treatment for traumatized patients; (2) identify typical posttraumatic and dissociative symptoms experienced by adults with history of childhood abuse; and (3) describe three common dilemmas in the treatment of abuse survivors and the strategies to resolve them. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 22, 9-4; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 23: PSYCHOTHERAPY OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY

Co-Directors: Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., Frank E. Yeomans, M.D. Faculty: John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Eve Caligor, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to understand the basic concepts and techniques of effective psychotherapy for borderline patients, including object-relations theory; the treatment contract; and the strategies, tactics, and techniques of 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 22, 9-4; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 75. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 8-12, and Mon., May 23, 9-4. See Courses 19 and 46 for details.

COURSE 24: UNDERSTANDING THE PERSON BEHIND THE ILLNESS: AN APPROACH TO PSYCHODYNAMIC FORMULATION

Director: William H. Campbell, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) systematically organize historical data into meaningful diagnostic categories and (2) develop a comprehensive biopsychosocial formulation suitable for oral board presentations. Course Level: This is an intermediate course for board-eligible psychiatrists. Sun., May 22, 9-4; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Wed., May 25, 9-4. See Course 95 for details.

COURSE 25: 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 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 revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 9-4; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50. An advanced course on this topic will be offered on Mon., May 23, 9-4. See Course 45 for details.

COURSE 26: 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 previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 27: HOW TO GIVE A MORE EFFECTIVE LECTURE: PUNCH, PASSION, AND POLISH

Director: Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to improve lecture techniques for holding audience attention, involving the audience, and using slides effectively. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 40. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Tue., May 24, 8-12. See Course 59 for details.

COURSE 28: ASSESSING THE RISK OF VIOLENCE IN FORENSIC AND SEX OFFENDER SETTINGS

Director: Bradley R. Johnson, M.D. Faculty: Judith V. Becker, Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to summarize what is known about the prediction of future violence, especially in forensic and sex offender settings, as well as learn how to administer or where to obtain a number of violence and sex offender risk-prediction scales. The participant will also briefly review pertinent issues in working with violent individuals. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 8-12. See Course 15 for details.

COURSE 29: ASSESSING POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS IN PSYCHOSIS WITH THE PANSS

Co-Directors: Lewis A. Opler, M.D., Paul M. Ramirez, Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify positive and negative general psychopathology symptoms in the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and (2) utilize the Structured Clinical Interview (SCI-PANSS) and Informant Questionnaire (IQ-PANSS) to accurately use the PANSS in rating SXS. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have some experience in diagnosing schizophrenia and other psychoses. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 30: PSYCHIATRIC REVOLUTIONS: A HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY

Director: Albert Rothenberg, M.D. Faculty: Paul R. McHugh, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the factors that have produced the current state of clinical practice research and mental health delivery and (2) apply effective diagnoses, new treatments, and advocate policy changes. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Clinical experience or knowledge is required. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50

COURSE 31: COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA

Director: Jesse H. Wright, M.D. Faculty: Douglas Turkington, M.D., David G. Kingdon, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to (1) describe the biological-cognitive-behavioral model for treatment of schizophrenia; (2) utilize cognitive therapy methods for treating positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia; and (3) employ cognitive therapy methods for improving medication adherence. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have knowledge of basic concepts of CBT. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100

COURSE 32: BRIEF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE CORE CONFLICTUAL RELATIONSHIP THEME

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 5-12), and termination (sessions 12-16) phases. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Sun., May 22, 1-5; Georgia World Congress Center: Advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

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