Friday, April 19, 2024

  • 04/19/2024 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and often debilitating mental health condition characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repeated distress-reducing behaviors (compulsions). Frequently misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and mistreated, this series of lectures will demystify OCD and related disorders and the most effective protocols for helping those who suffer from them. Attendees new to or heavily experienced in treating OCD and related disorders will gain knowledge from multiple perspectives. This unique format features six lectures from top experts in the field, scheduled across three sessions over the Spring 2024 season. This series includes experts presenting on the concept of growth mindset in OCD treatment, the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in OCD treatment, an update on the state of pharmacology in OCD, and sessions on the treatment of perfectionism, hoarding, and health anxiety.
  • 04/19/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Trauma-informed care tends to focus on the symptoms of a person impacted by trauma. As a treatment-based model, trauma-informed care views these symptoms in isolation which potentially can make one feel like they are what happened to them. Thus, the term “trauma survivor.” As service providers we need to shift from a treatment-based model to a salutogenic approach that supports collective well-being. Healing-centered engagement expands how we think about trauma as an isolated experience and offers a holistic approach to restore well-being. A Healing-Centered approach is holistic involving culture, civic action, and collective healing. A Healing-Centered approach highlights the ways in which trauma and healing are experienced collectively. Healing-Centered Engagement expands how we think about trauma and offers a strengths-based approach to restore well-being. Participants will distinguish trauma-informed care from healing-centered engagement strategies, explore key brain regions as they play a vital role in addressing the wellbeing of Black boys and men, and practice how to apply a healing-centered engagement approach by analyzing a case study.