Fifth Annual Depression Conference

Pathways to Wellness: Advances in Biological and Psychosocial Treatment of Mood Disorders

October 27 and 28, 2011
Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, Kentucky

PUBLIC PRESENTATION - October 27, 2011

"Understanding and Coping with Grief"

5:45 p.m. Registration
6:00-7:00 p.m. “Understanding and Coping with Grief”
Guest Speaker:  M. Katherine Shear, M.D.
  • Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Social Work,
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York


  • Understand what happens when we lose someone close
  • Understand the mourning process
  • Learn to recognize complicated grief


Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, other mental health clinicians, and primary care practitioners. Two Hundred and Fifty participants are expected.

Conference Overview

One of the mysteries of mood disorders is that there are myriad paths that can lead to these illnesses, and there are many different treatments that can lead to wellness. This conference is designed to help attendees better understand some of the key etiologies and treatment approaches for mood disorders and related conditions. Leading experts in studies of the biology of mood disorders, grief, the interface between medical illness and depression, and evidence-based psychotherapies will help attendees infuse their clinical practices with practical advances that can enhance treatment outcome.

Sponsored by:

University of Louisville Depression Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UL Health Care Outpatient Center 401 East Chestnut Street