Progress in the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Practical Skills for Clinicians - November 4-5, 2021

The aim of this conference is to expand participant’s knowledge and skills in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. With a focus on some of the most promising developments in mental health treatment, participants will learn about advanced methods for challenging clinical problems.
When Nov 05, 2021
from 08:50 AM to 02:30 PM
Where Online Zoom Webinar
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-588-4886
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Public Presentation - Thursday Evening, November 4, 2021 (No CME Credit Offered for this Presentation)
6:00-7:00 PM
PTSD – What Everyone Wants to Know
Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D.

Professional Conference – November 5, 2021 (CME and Continuing Education Credits Offered)

Morning Session:
8:50-9:00 AM        
Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.    

9:00-10:00 AM
“Treatment of PTSD:  What’s New, What Works”
Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D.

10:00-11:00 AM     
“Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)”
Maurizio Fava, M.D.

 11:00-12:00 PM  
“Unraveling the Complexity of Eating Disorders”
Cheri Levinson, Ph.D.

12:00-1:00 PM        

Afternoon Workshop:
1:00-2:30 PM
“Exposure Therapy for PTSD”
Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D.

Course Director
 Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Kolb Endowed Chair for Outpatient Psychiatry
University of Louisville Depression Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Additional Faculty
Maurizio Fava, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Cheri A. Levinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Eating Anxiety Treatment Laboratory
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Louisville

Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Vice-Chair of Clinical Research
Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory of Louisville

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the most common pharmacological strategies and recently discovered medications for treatment of resistant depression and the evidence for their efficacy.
2. Identify the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorders and recognize the key features for effective treatments including cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and prolonged exposure.
3. Describe the different types of eating disorders and their treatments. Practice basic therapy skills used in enhanced CBT for eating disorders.
4. Recognize and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health for children and adolescents and describe ways of supporting youth in adjusting to stresses of the pandemic.
5. Describe common dilemmas and potential solutions in the treatment of substance use disorders.
6. Utilize case formulations to enrich treatment planning.

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 5.4 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-22-1230. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

Psychology - Credit has been applied for with the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. Determination of credit is pending.

Social Work
- The Kentucky Board of Social Work has reviewed and approved your program to provide continuing education credit for Progress in the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Practical Skills for Clinicians, Approval Number KBSW-202154, for 4.5 Credit Hours.

Marriage and Family Therapists - Credit has been applied for with the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). Determination of credit is pending.

Licensed Professional Counselors - The Board of Licensed Professional Counselors have approved this program for 4.5 CEU Hours. This approval will expire one year from 9/24/2021 and is applicable for continuing education credit for LPCA’s and LPCC’s per 201 KAR 36:030 Section 2(1). 

 The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact Carol Wahl at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


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Registration Options and Fees

1. UofL Physician, Nurse, Resident, Fellow  0
2. UofL Resident, Fellow, Student     0
3. All Others   $40

Note: 10 scholarships have been made available for each co-sponsor. Please contact Carol Wahl to determine your eligibility.

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Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Monday, November 1, 2021. Requests received on or before Monday, November 1, 2021 will receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Monday, November 1, 2021.

Public Presentation - Thursday Evening, November 4, 2021 (No CME Credit Offered for this Presentation) 6:00-7:00 PM
CLICK HERE to Register for the Thursday Evening Session

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the Office of CME&PD, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its accredited educational activities. All Planners, faculty, reviewers, and other persons that affected the content of this CME activity were required to submit a financial disclosure form from which relevant conflicts of interest were determined. If any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies were disclosed, the materials each of them prepared for this program (or influenced) were peer-reviewed and determined to be without ineligible company bias, were considered fair and balanced in terms of therapeutic options, and presented evidence-based content. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated prior to this activity.

Learner Consent Statement
Names or contact information of learners will not be shared with any ineligible company or its agents without the explicit consent of the individual learner.

We thank our supporting companies for their participation in the the 2021 Depression Center Conference "Progress in the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Practical Skills for Clinicians" conference.

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.