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Annual Meeting Course Guide
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2005
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 2 page 35-36

COURSE 80: DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TAKE TWO: TEACHING ADDICTION MEDICINE USING POPULAR FILMS

Director: Petros Levounis, M.D. Faculty: Tony Juneja, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) summarize major concepts in the current diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and (2) use appropriate movie clips with addiction content for teaching students and trainees. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 100

COURSE 81: USING NEUROFEEDBACK IN YOUR PRACTICE I: DEMONSTRATION

Co-Directors: Thomas M. Brod, M.D., Michael Cohen. Faculty: R. Michael O'Bannon, Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand EEG basics and how training the EEG effects brain and mental functions; (2) recognize indications for EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback); (3) understand how neurofeedback procedures are performed; and (4) evaluate clinical neurofeedback research. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. An intermediate course on this topic will be offered on Wed., May 25, 1-5. See Course 96 for details.

COURSE 82: HOW TO USE YOUR POCKET PC PDA IN PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE

Director: Robert J. Boland, M.D. Faculty: John Luo, M.D., Elizabeth V. Getter, M.D., Joshua L. Straus, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, physicians who own a Pocket PC PDA will know how to use their PDA efficiently and effectively. They will master the basic functions used in psychiatric practice as well as intermediate skills such as using security settings and programs with medical information. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 83: COMPUTER-ASSISTED DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW (CADI)

Co-Directors: Paul R. Miller, M.D., Margaret Nazarey, M.S.N. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) describe CADI's purpose: accurately complete fast psychiatric diagnosis for patient care; (2) learn hands-on skills using CADI ROM with their own PDA or computer; and (3) summarize published research. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants must have intermediate abilities for DSM-IV, interviewing, and diagnostics. Beginner computer skills are also needed. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 84: CONTEMPORARY MALPRACTICE LIABILITY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Co-Directors: Eugene M. Lowenkopf, M.D., Abe M. Rychik, J.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) understand the procedures involved in medical malpractice suits; (2) participate more effectively within the legal system; (3) know the relevant legal issues in managed care and shared treatment of BPD; and (4) utilize risk management more effectively. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50

COURSE 85: ONLINE COMMUNICATION IN MENTAL HEALTH: DIFFERENT CONTEXTS, DIFFERENT ISSUES

Director: Robert C. Hsiung, M.D. Faculty: Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D., Ronald W. Pies, M.D., Alfred Herzog, M.D., DeeAnna Merz Nagel, M.Ed. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) describe different types of online communication in mental health, and (2) summarize their advantages and disadvantages. Course Level: This is a basic course. Some previous general experience with e-mail and Web pages is useful. This is a revision of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50

COURSE 86: INSANITY DEFENSE EVALUATIONS

Director: Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to systematically evaluate criminal defendants and formulate well-reasoned opinions about criminal responsibility. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 40

COURSE 87: MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM MOTHERS

Co-Directors: Shaila Misri, M.D., Diana Carter, M.S. Faculty: Maria R. Corral, M.D., Deirdre M. Ryan, M.B., Sim Kang, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to increase awareness, identification, and treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Course Level: This is a intermediate course. Some previous knowledge is preferred. This is a revision of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 8-12; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75

COURSE 88: ESSENTIALS OF GERIATRIC PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

Director: Helen Lavretsky, M.D. Faculty: Martha Sajatovic, M.D., David Oslin, M.D., Joel Streim, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course the participants will have a working knowledge of: (1) basic principles of geriatric psychopharmacology and pharmacokinetic changes associated with aging; (2) current approaches to diagnosing and treating geriatric depression and late-life depressive spectrum disorders; (3) diagnosis and pharmacotherapy of late-life bipolar disorder; (4) three effects or consequences of psychosis and agitation that may warrant the use of psychotropic drugs for geriatric patients with dementia; (5) common neurotransmitter effects of drugs that can complicate the clinical care of older adults with medical comorbidity; (6) the need for risk assessment and monitoring in the use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly patients with dementia; (7) different pharmacological agents for use in the treatment of alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, and nicotine dependence; (8) the significant cohort changes in the prevalence of addiction and thus the relevance of addiction to the practice of geriatric psychiatry; (9) the basic mechanisms underlying the pharmacotherapy of addiction; (10) the potential clinical presentation of serious mental illness during menopause; and (11) treatment options for serious mental illness during menopause. Course Level: This is a basic course. Knowledge of pharmacology or psychopharmacology is recommended. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 21, 9-4, and Wed., May 25, 1-5. See Courses 4 and 100 for details.

COURSE 89: INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Director: Scott Stuart, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) identify the basic principles of IPT; (2) summarize the research literature regarding IPT; (3) treat patients using IPT principles; and (4) identify patients for whom IPT would be an appropriate treatment. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have experience in dynamic psychotherapy and be familiar with basic psychotherapeutic principles. It is strongly recommended that participants read the textbook Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician's Guide (Stuart S, Robertson MW, London, Arnold Press, 2003) prior to the course. This is a revision of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 25. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 8-12. See Course 17 for details.

COURSE 90: PSYCHIATRY UPDATE: IN SPANISH

Director: Gabriel Kaplan, M.D. Faculty: Javier I. Escobar, M.D., Pedro L. Delgado, M.D., Jacobo E. Mintzer, M.D., Humberto Marin, 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. Handouts and audiovisual material will be in Spanish. This is a revision of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 25

COURSE 91: MEN SEXUALLY ABUSED AS BOYS: MEANINGS, CONSEQUENCES, AND TREATMENTS

Director: Murray D. Schane, M.D. Faculty: Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., Richard Gartner, Ph.D., William Holmes, M.D., Kenneth Singer, M.S.W., Bill Burmester, M.A. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) summarize the prevalence and characteristics of male sexual abuse; (2) recognize the typical comorbid symptomatologies; (3) develop appropriately broad treatment plans; and (4) list the most effective psychopharmacological interventions. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a revision of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 92: PSYCHIATRY IN CORRECTIONS

Director: Ole Thienhaus, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should: (1) be familiar with psychosocial, pharmacologic, and administrative approaches to clinical challenges encountered in working with detainees in correctional settings and (2) understand such practice in the context of relevant ethical restraints. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have one or more years of experience working in jails or prisons. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 75

COURSE 93: INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Co-Directors: Robert M. Goisman, M.D., Philip G. Levendusky, Ph.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize clinical problems responsive to cognitive-behavioral methods and (2) describe the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, borderline personality, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. This is a repeat of a course given last year. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50

COURSE 94: ADVANCED INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES

Director: Shawn C. Shea, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to (1) utilize the following five techniques for increasing validity: the behavioral incident, shame attenuation, gentle assumption, symptom amplification, and denial of the specific; (2) utilize the interview strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach); (3) utilize a flexible strategy for rapidly arriving at a differential diagnosis on Axis II of the DSM-IV-TR; and (4) utilize practical strategies for nondefensively responding to awkward personal inquiries and for transforming patient anger. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 75

COURSE 95: SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES: AN APPROACH TO BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FORMULATION

Director: William H. Campbell, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to develop a comprehensive biopsychosocial formulation based on historical information obtained during a psychiatric interview. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 9-4; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $160, on site $185; spaces available: 50. A similar course on this topic will be offered on Sun., May 22, 9-4. See Course 24 for details.FIG1

COURSE 96: USING NEUROFEEDBACK IN YOUR PRACTICE II: APPLICATIONS

Co-Directors: Thomas M. Brod, M.D., Michael Cohen. Faculty: Sebern F. Fisher, M.A., Angelo S. Bolea, Ph.D., Stephen E. Buie, M.D., Emily Stevens, Ph.D., R. Michael O'Bannon, Ph.D., William C. Scott, B.S.W. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize indications for neurofeedback in a psychiatric practice; (2) identify neurofeedback treatment plans for multiple disorders; and (3) develop a relevant program of continuing education in the field. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Prior experience with "Using Neurofeedback in Your Practice I" or its equivalent or clinical experience with biofeedback is requested. Wed., May 25, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta, fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50. A basic course on this topic will be offered on Wed., May 25, 8-12. See Course 81 for details.

COURSE 97: RECOVERY FROM MENTAL ILLNESS AND STIGMA: INTEGRATING MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Co-Directors: Eugene A. Oulvey, Ph.D., Karen L. Lee, M.A. Faculty: Vivek Jain, M.D., Connie Clark, M.A., Michael J. Martin, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to identify a rationale for and models and resources to assist them in incorporating evidence-based vocational rehabilitation services and allied services into their practice settings. Course Level: This is a basic course. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 25

COURSE 98: RATING SCALES IN PSYCHIATRY

Director: Sagar Parikh, M.D., Vytas Velyvis, M.A. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to (1) know what gold standard rating scales are being used in psychiatry for both clinical and research purposes; (2) understand their strengths and weaknesses psychometrically; and (3) better understand item-rating criteria and complexities involved in making these ratings. Course Level: This is an intermediate course. Participants should have some knowledge of DSM-IV axis I criteria, some experience in clinical interviewing, and some interest or experience in research. Wed., May 25, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50

COURSE 99: SEXUAL MEDICINE

Director: Waguih W. Ishak, M.D. Faculty: Shahrad R. Amiri, M.D., Laura A.C. Berman, Ph.D., Albert A. Mikhail, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize the importance of assessment of sexual functioning and use practical knowledge presented here in the evaluation and treatment of their own patients; (2) become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sexual disorders including DSM-IV classification; and (3) understand current concepts in the treatment of female sexual disorders. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 50

COURSE 100: MOOD DISORDERS IN LATER LIFE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Director: James M. Ellison, M.D. Faculty: Francesca Cannavo Antognini, Ph.D., Donald Davidoff, Ph.D., Brent P. Forester, M.D., E. Yusuf Sivrioglu, M.D. Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to (1) recognize the varied presentations and great significance of late-life mood disorders and (2) identify evidence-based somatic and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches. Course Level: This is a basic course. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Wed., May 25, 1-5; Hilton Atlanta; fee: advance $100, on site $130; spaces available: 75. Similar courses on this topic will be offered on Sat., May 21, 9-4, and Wed., May 25, 9-4. See Courses 4 and 88 for details.

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