Live Wednesday Lecture Series: Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too? The Relationship Between Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity
This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE broadcast on July 27, 2022, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until August 24, 2022. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.
Category
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date July 27, 2022
Live Wednesday Lecture Series: Has the Time Finally Come for Psychiatric Hospitalization at Home?
There is a severe shortage of psychiatric beds, consequently, patients awaiting admission end up boarding in emergency rooms. Hospital is the most expensive setting for mental health treatment. Hospitals have harmful effects as well as therapeutic effects. Hospitalization is unacceptable to many patients and carries a heavy stigma. Severe acute episodes of mental illness often have important social and environmental triggers, which can be hard to sort out in hospital. Acute in-patient wards can be a challenging setting for a recovery focus. Fear of coercion may deter some persons from seeking mental health care. With 20-30 % diversion of patients from hospital, 40% discharged early, Intensive Home Treatment is a cheaper solution to the psychiatric boarding problem than building more beds, and avoids the negative aspects associated with hospital treatment. This presentation reviews the research on Intensive Home Treatment and its evolution since the 1930’s. The  elements of  Intensive Home Treatment  and daily operations are described
Category
  • Psychiatric Hospitalization
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date July 13, 2022
Live Wednesday Lecture Series: Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Lifespan Perspective
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder with onset in the early developmental period.  Although the incidence continues to rise with an incidence of 1 in 44 per the latest CDC data, barriers to diagnosis remain. The incidence of ASD is equal amongst all races, ethnicity, and socioeconomic statuses. Although better identified at the earliest age possible, ASD can be diagnosed at any age with proper evaluation techniques. As with other conditions, diagnosis leads to treatment planning. Early diagnosis allows for early intervention, which is thought to have significant impact on outcomes. Diagnosis at any age can improve functioning and quality of life.  Barriers to diagnosis include lack of diagnostic services, social determinants of health, and gender bias in diagnosis.
Category
  • Autism
  • Lifespan
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date June 15, 2022
Live Child & Adolescent Workshop Series: Life Space Crisis Intervention: Turning Problem Situations into Opportunities
Too often, our hospital units, schools, residential programs and other treatment settings hire staff members who have the correct intentions for helping and working with young people who are struggling to navigate their way through life.  Since the pandemic, the prevalence of anxiety and depression has become elevated in our youth, and those working with our children frequently face incidents that require thoughtful responses and skilled intervention.  This, however, is the problem.  Effective training to provide practical, meaningful, trauma-responsive, brain-based intervention is missing from many training and orientation programs.  Life Space Crisis Intervention fills this gap.  In this workshop, participants will gain a clear understanding of a crisis intervention tool used to help adults turn problem situations into learning opportunities for young people who exhibit challenging behaviors.  Based on the belief that young people need to feel heard and understood, along with the knowledge that relationships are the agents of change (Perry & Szalavitz, 2017), the LSCI process cultivates growth, insight and long-term change into the lives of children, adolescents, and families.
Category
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Life Space Crisis Intervention
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date June 3, 2022
Live Wednesday Lecture Series: Between Two Pandemics: Looking Forward to Looking Back
At the end of this presentation learners will be able to understand the disparate experiences of the pandemic across the US. They will also be able to discuss how early experiences matter, and how the pandemic may be shaping the brain architecture of very young children. They will also leave with concrete recommendations about the importance of increasing identification, access, and treatment to diverse groups who have historically been marginalized and left out of systems of care.
Category
  • Covid-19
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date June 1, 2022
Live Meyerhoff Lecture: Children's mental health: A global perspective
There are few human tragedies that stir sympathy and concern more deeply than to see the suffering of children from around the world; this can lead to spontaneous feelings and impulses of wanting to help. However, such impulses need to be harnessed in a productive manner. On a global scale, psychiatric disorders are among the most common of medical morbidity. We share in a global responsibility to transcend cultural and political boundaries to identify childhood-onset psychiatric illness as an international public health crisis that demands the attention and efforts of clinicians, families, stakeholders, and policy makers around the world. What happens to children when their world is turned upside down? Their predicament is both overwhelming and inescapable. While many countries are beginning to focus more on mental health and allocating resources - far too many children and adolescents still face obstacles when seeking care from a child mental health professional. This presentation will identify the global challenges we face in children’s mental health, share successful psycho-social programs that have been developed, and how to face cultural and political challenges and ways to provide educational tools to those on the field.
Category
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Mental Health
  • Meyerhoff Lecture
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date May 26, 2022
Live Wednesday Lecture Series: Sine qua non: Termination is hard to do
For the trainee, a tragically underappreciated aspect in psychodynamic psychotherapeutic relationships, and arguably psychotherapeutic relationships of all kinds in all settings, is the termination and what ensues thereafter. The so-called ‘post-termination phase’ is very much an evolving, alive aspect to the therapist, whether or not to label it in the countertransferential sphere or not, deserves attention. The idea that countertransference holds its utility in the service of the treatment seems to fall short of such significance when the physical meetings of the therapy have since ceased after termination. In this regard, the presentation will bring forward the topic and importance of understanding grief and loss on the part of the therapist after the therapeutic relationship has come to its close. By considering the magnitude in which post-termination countertransference may continue, it may provide further evidence on how closely attuned one can be when explorations occur during the therapy itself. Lastly, the topic of termination and post-termination is an area that appears on the fringe of didactic content within residency training, and may represent an area in need of further attention on the part of clinician educators as well.
Category
  • Termination
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date May 18, 2022
Live Wednesday Lecture Series: Digital Neurotherapy: Next Gen Treatment for CNS Disorders
In the US, 60% of adolescents and young adults with major depressive disorders reported receiving no treatment in the previous year. The same for 45% of adults with serious mental disorders in Canada, the US, Chile, Germany and the Netherlands. Mental health care systems do not have the capacity to address public mental health treatment needs. The first line of treatment for many or most patients with ADHD, anxiety or depression is pharmacotherapy provided by primary care physicians, yet the efficacy of these treatments has been shown to be limited in multiple meta-analyses. The former Director of the NIMH stated “There are very few new molecular entities, very few novel ideas, and almost nothing that gives any hope for a transformation in the treatment of mental illness.” Of candidate new CNS drugs, each developed at cost of >$500M, 93% fail clinical trials. Digital Neurotherapies (DNT), technology-enabled neuroscience, offer a highly promising new approach to these problems. Our brains support cognition, emotion and behavior through the action of dynamically reconfiguring functional systems that integrate action of millions of neurons anatomically distributed across many brain regions. Psychiatric symptoms and illness result when these systems are disrupted. DNT repairs neurosystem function using the same sensory input and neuroplastic process responsible for the original post-natal shaping of the systems by environmental input. It produces targeted activity-dependent enhancement of system function with few of no side-effects. Studies have shown it to be highly effective as a supplement or alternative to medications.
Category
  • WLS
Format
  • Live Webinar
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category I credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
Event date May 4, 2022
On Demand Wednesday Lecture Series: Keys To Maximizing The Effects Of Exposure And Response Prevention For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This presentation was originally reviewed on February 4, 2020, and broadcast live online on February 5, 2020, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST. 
Category
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • WLS
Format
  • On Demand
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category II credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation
On Demand Wednesday Lecture Series: Current Topics in Psychiatric Ethics
This recorded presentation was originally reviewed on January 11, 20
Category
  • Ethics
  • Psychiatry
  • WLS
Format
  • On Demand
Credits
  • ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Category II credits for Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • Participation

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