SEP 30 - OCT 1
2016
FRI - SAT

2nd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Adult and Child/Adolescent Topics

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center - Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference

Presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine


Conference Team

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(650) 724-9549

Non-CME Related Activities

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Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Navigating technology can feel like uncharted and unprecedented territory for parents. 

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Statement of Educational Need

This symposium seeks to fulfill the need for practicing physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and clinical social workers to increase their knowledge and competence regarding advances in psychiatry and behavioral health.  Topics will include:  Identification of the changes in DSM-5 from DSM-IV-TR and explaining their rationale, and discussion of innovations and resources that are most likely to change the field including, but not limited to: emerging therapies and devices, impactful psychotherapies, and diagnostic revisions. Notably, teaching techniques at the symposium will include a version of the new “flipped classroom” that many medical schools, Stanford included, are now embracing to optimize interactions with the faculty.

Target Audience

This national conference is designed to meet the specialty and subspecialty needs of internists, family practitioners, primary care physicians, neurologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, (adult and child & adolescent) psychologists, nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, and interested allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate the newest evidence-based treatments, protocols, and practice guidelines to improve the quality of care, for patients presenting with:
    • Bipolar disorders
    • Depressive disorders
    • Sleep disorders
  • Implement VA/DoD guidelines for suicide prevention
  • Apply the DSM-5 criteria to make psychiatric diagnoses
  • Analyze the latest, emerging strategies for:
    • Management of addiction using pharmacotherapy
    • Treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis
    • Stress management
    • Use of dialectical behavior therapy
    • Depression
    • Diagnosis and treatment of hoarding disorder
    • Use of technology (e.g., mobile apps, computer games) in practice
    • New laboratory tests in psychiatry
  • Apply design thinking to the redesign of mental healthcare and improvement of systems-based practice