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May 28 - Understanding Depression

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Depression Screening Questionnaire

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

 

5-31 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This seminar, presented by Thea Gallagher, Psy.D., clinic director at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore the latest research and treatment modalities for obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD). Discussion will include the diagnosis of OCD in the context of other influential factors, risk factors for treatment refractory OCD and introduce various assessment tools and treatment recommendations for OCD.  

6-7 Evidence-based Assessment of Trauma and PTSD Friday, June 7, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This seminar will discuss the diagnostic criteria for PTSD and other considerations in the formulation of a diagnosis with special focus on current, valid and reliable assessment tools (specifically, the PDS-5 and PSSI-5). Emotional processing theory and prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD will also be presented.  

9-13 The Role of Mental Health Professionals in Court Proceedings Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This seminar will discuss challenges and legal issues that are confronted by parents or children who find themselves in court. Discussion will also include the direct involvement of mental health professionals in the legal system when subpoenaed as a fact witness. The role of mental health professionals as an expert witness when the court orders a mental health evaluation of a child and/or parent will also be discussed.  

10-4 Mindfulness-based Techniques for Youth Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This experiential-training will provide practical mindfulness strategies that can be used by both youth and practitioners in a variety of settings. Attendees will learn interventions that can help with executive functioning and build self-regulation skills. The neuroscience supporting the connection between mind and body and how it influences emotions and behavior will be explored.  

10-18 Borderline Personality Disorder Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This seminar will provide an in-depth review of the diagnostic criteria for BPD, assessment tools and treatment protocols. Prevalence, treatment challenges and the probability of recovery will be examined. Assessment tools to be covered include the clinical interview, self-report instruments, self-harm inventories and other methods. The latest research on the treatment of BPD will be discussed as well as the use of pharmaceuticals and cognitive & dialectical behavior therapy.  





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