11th Annual Women’s Mental Health Symposium, April 21

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Shining a light on mental health issues and concerns affecting women of all ages, the 11th Annual Women’s Mental Health Symposium will be held Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center, Grand Ballroom (third floor), 1303 E. University Blvd., on the UA main campus in Tucson.
 
The symposium is open to the public as well as to all specialties of health-care providers, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, midwives, social workers and counselors; and medical students and residents. This accredited academic CME (continuing medical education) event integrates best practice tools and recent evidence-based data from leading researchers and clinicians in the Tucson community and nationally.
 
“The Women’s Mental Health Symposium addresses recent research and clinical advances in current mental health issues specific to women and provides an important forum for public mental health education,” says symposium founder and program director Marlene P. Freeman, MD, director of clinical services, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychiatry with Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Freeman established the Women’s Mental Health Program at the UA in 2000 and directed the program for seven years.
Dr. Robert Waldinger
“Why We Get Happier as We Age,” will be addressed by keynote speaker Robert Waldinger, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research, and director of the Study of Adult Development in Boston.
 
In addition to UA faculty presenters, guest speakers include:
· Scott Freeman, MD, medical director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Unit, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.
· Daniela Roher, PhD, LPC, private psychotherapist, Scottsdale and Carefree, Ariz.
· John Rosegrant, PhD, training and supervising analyst, New York Freudian Society; private practice psychologist and psychoanalyst, Tucson
· Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, author and founding director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute
 
Breakout sessions will focus on selected areas in women’s mental health, including sleep disorders, psychosis, mood disorders, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, dementia/Alzheimer’s, infertility, suicide risk, healing relationships, substance abuse, challenges facing new mothers, obsessive compulsive disorder and alternative treatments. All breakout sessions will have opportunities for questions and answers as well as discussion. The plenary session will focus on human development and close relationships across the lifespan. Two tracks – psychodynamic and integrative medicine – will be offered.
 
The registration fee of $125 ($50 for students and medical residents) includes course materials on a USB flash drive, general and breakout sessions, continuing education credits, continental breakfast and boxed lunch. (For an additional fee of $20, participants may request a printed binder of presentation materials.) Parking is available in the Second St. garage, southeast corner of Second St. and Mountain Ave.
 
For more information or to register, visit the website www.wmh.arizona.edu or contact the UA Department of Psychiatry Professional Development Office, 520-626-1392, email uapsycon@email.arizona.edu
 
The symposium is presented by the UA Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in collaboration with the Arizona Nurses Association, Arizona Psychological Association and the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (www.womenshealth.arizona.edu) at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with support from the David and Lura Lovell Foundation. Educational grants were provided by several community organizations, including Community Partnership of Southern Arizona; CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc.; Crisis Response Network of Southern Arizona and Sonora Behavioral Health. Funding for this activity was made possible in part by the HHS (Health and Human Services), Office on Women's Health. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators at HHS-sponsored conferences do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
 
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11th Annual Women’s Mental Health Symposium Schedule
 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
 
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Comments
Marlene P. Freeman, MD, founder and program director; director of clinical services, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Kathy W. Smith, MD, planning committee chair; clinical assistant professor, psychiatry, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote: “Why We Get Happier as We Age”
Robert Waldinger, MD, associate professor, psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research; director, Study of Adult Development; Boston
 
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Break and change classrooms
 
10:20 – 11:20 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION I
 
· “Acupuncture and Depression,” John J. B. Allen, PhD, distinguished professor of psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience, University of Arizona
 
· “Women and First-episode Psychosis,” Nicholas J. K. Breitborde, PhD, assistant professor, psychiatry, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
· “Treating Sleep Disturbance, Women & Sleep,” Richard R. Bootzin, PhD, professor of psychiatry and psychology; director, Insomnia Program, Sleep Disorders Center; UA Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine
 
· “Mood Disorders During Pregnancy and the Postpartum,” Marlene P. Freeman, MD
 
11:20 – 11:45 a.m. Break, pick up lunches and go to Breakout Session
 
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION II
 
· “Identification and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults,” Kathy W. Smith, MD
 
· “Psychodynamic Track, part 2, Borderline Personality Disorder in Women,” Barbara E. Pritchard, PhD, associate professor, psychiatry, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
· “Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in Women,” Geoffrey L. Ahern, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, psychology, psychiatry and The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute; Bruce and Lorraine Cumming Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research; medical director, Behavioral Neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Clinic, University of Arizona
 
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Break and change classrooms
 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION III
 
· “Be Fruitful and Multiply: Advising Women about Fertility,” Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; professor of medicine, family and community medicine, and public health, University of Arizona
 
· “Update on the Use of Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy and Breast Feeding,” Dee Quinn, MS, CGC, clinical lecturer, obstetrics/gynecology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; coordinator, Arizona Teratology Information Program
 
· “Suicide Risk Assessment: A Focus on Acute Suicide Risk,” Scott Freeman, MD, medical director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Unit, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.
 
· “Sleepless in Arizona: An Overview of Sleep Disorders, Women & Sleep,” Joanna Katsanis, PhD, associate professor, psychiatry and psychology, UA Colleges of Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break and change classrooms
 
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION IV
 
· “Yoga Skills for Therapists: No Mat Required,” Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, author and founding director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute
 
· “Healing Intimate Relationships: The Contribution of Attachment Theory to Interpersonal Dynamics and Responses of Stress and Conflict in Love,” Daniela Roher, PhD, LPC, private practice psychotherapist, Scottsdale and Carefree, Ariz.
 
· “Women’s Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment,” Steven R. Galper, MD, JD, clinical assistant professor, psychiatry and anesthesiology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; director of mental health, Pima County Adult Detention Complex; medical director of behavioral health, Marana Health Center

 
· “Divorce and Health: Who Suffers, Who Thrives and Why?,” David A. Sbarra, PhD, associate professor, psychology, and director of clinical training, UA Department of Psychology
 
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break and change classrooms
 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION V
 
· “No Time for Compassion? Humanism and Health Care: Definition, Implementation and Challenges for 2012,” Mark D. Gilbert, MD, FRCP (c), clinical associate professor , psychiatry, and director, Mind-Body Medicine Skills Groups, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
· “Meeting and Treating the Challenges of Beginning Motherhood,” John Rosegrant, PhD, training and supervising analyst, New York Freudian Society; private practice psychologist and psychoanalyst, Tucson
 
· “Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders,” Francisco A. Moreno, MD, professor, psychiatry, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
 
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Evaluations & Adjourn