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This presentation will focus on providing updates within the last 10 years from the field of psychopharmacology as they relate to mental health. We will also discuss new and/or novel approaches to psychopharmacology, including psychedelic options. Relevant research will be reviewed and discussed.
This course is designed to deconstruct the psychological science on youths' technology and social media use. Using theories and methods from developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, this course describes how adolescents' social media use may confer benefi
This workshop will explore different types of racial trauma and how it lives in the body and shows up in relationships. We will explore the legacy of white body supremacy and developing an anti-racism lens in clinical and personal life. We will work to deconstruct therapy models that center whiteness and how to hold space for collective rage and grief with clients and colleagues that supports healing. This anti-racism model will take a mindfulness-based approach to invite in curiosity and an emb
Participants will be introduced to mindfulness (a.k.a. present-moment awareness) as it is utilized in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), specifically using the ACT Matrix conceptualization. Participants will be able to describe and teach their clients how to practice mindfulness by
This presentation will explore the neurological, experiential and cultural underpinnings of behavioral and substance addictions. More importantly, we will discuss how this knowledge can illuminate pathways for individual and systemic recovery.
Learn more about the most common procedures that you'll be asked to write letters for, understand psychological and other risks/complications that clients might worry about, as well as aftercare considerations.
Oftentimes we make snap judgments of people we interact with, categorizing them according to gender, social, and other characteristics. This may unintentionally lead to microaggressions, which are subtle, covert forms of discrimination.
On average, it takes 12-17 years for individuals who have OCD to be properly diagnosed and receive appropriate treatment. This training will educate clinicians in how to recognize and accurately diagnose OCD
As practitioners of mental health services to a wide variety of clientele, part of the responsibility as ethical professionals is to stay current on advances in interventions in our field. Reviewing published literature is a key source of information for existing and new interventions. Meta-analysis is a quantitative research method used to synthesize available evidence from published literature with the goal of producing a mean effect size. The mean, or summary, effect size that is attained then speaks to the magnitude of the effect found, such as the impact of an intervention with a specific population. While meta-analysis follows a systematic method with straightforward steps, the statistics involved are quite complex in nature. However, with a few helpful tips that cover the basics of this important empirical method, practitioners without advanced statistical training can be adequately equipped to understand the nuts and bolts of meta-analysis.
This course offers clinician-centered guidance on providing psychotherapy by telehealth, addressing both beginning and advanced aspects of telehealth service delivery, across two modules. The first module focuses on four core domains of competence for managing a variety of treatment boundaries, client presentations, technology issues, and other situations unique to, or significantly impacted by, a video-based approach to therapy services. In the second module, six advanced aspects of telehealth are explained, including ways to increase therapeutic presence, anticipating and managing issues that arise when working across multiple jurisdictions, and the heightened importance of self-care in a virtual role.
Comprehensive cancer care includes mandated screening for and treatment of cancer distress (e.g., depression and anxiety symptoms). However, a gap persists between recognition of distress and access to evidence-based treatment, especially for rural populations. Rural populations face unique barriers, higher rates of mental health disorders, and limited access to mental and behavioral health services. Relatedly, rural cancer survivors report distress akin to anxiety and depressive disorders at a higher rate than urban survivors (18.8% vs. 12.8%, respectively). Unfortunately, geographic distance from Comprehensive Cancer Centers is a barrier to cancer distress treatment programs. These distress disparities exist in the larger context of disparities in health outcomes, mortality and morbidity rates, and health care access. Effective and robust interventions to reduce cancer distress exist. In order to reduce disparities in rural cancer care, it is critical that effective interventions for cancer distress are scaled to and adapted for rural settings.