4th Annual Residents' Conference on Working with Complex, Difficult-to-Treat Patients
This conference, designed for advanced psychiatric residents (PGY3, PGY4, and Fellows), is intended to enhance participants’ capacities to work effectively with difficult-to-treat patients through the integration of psychodynamically-informed and patient-centered perspectives into diverse aspects of the patient’s care.
The knowledge, skills, and attitudes of psychodynamic psychiatry are not only useful in the psychotherapy of patients, but also foster leadership skills for addressing systems enactments in relation to challenging patients, and can markedly enhance effectiveness of pharmacotherapy.
1) Describe how biomedical reductionist approaches unhelpfully restrict our ways of understanding and addressing patients;
2) Identify ways that the meaning of medications may harm patients and contribute to the problem of health inequity;
3) Describe how pharmacologic treatment effects are profoundly shaped by a wide range of psychological and social factors;
4) Implement a model treatment that addresses the meaning of medications and enhances the prescriber-patient alliance in ways that support the patient’s authority;
5) Anticipate and address issues in the system and interprofessional team in relation to an integrated approach to pharmacotherapy;
6) Psychotherapeutically explore the meanings of medications in ways that benefit the patient and support interprofessional collaboration.
Samar Habl, MD - Director of Admissions and Associate Medical Director
Cathleen M. Morey, PhD, LICSW - Director of Clinical Social Work
Daniel Knauss, PsyD, ABPP - Staff Psychologist/Grand Rounds Coordinator
David Mintz, MD - Director of Psychiatric Education/Associate Director of Training/Team Leader
Eric M. Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych - Medical Director/CEO
Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP - Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy
Elizabeth Weinberg, MD - Board Certfied psychiatrist and psychoanalyst working with Ellenhorn LLC, a PACT program in Arlington MA
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(Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work and Nursing)
Credit Designation Statement - The Austen Riggs Center designates this online live webinar for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The Austen Riggs Center Inc. also designates this live webinar for (9) nine continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology.
Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115.
The Austen Riggs Center Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230.
- 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 9.00 APAThe Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 9.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
- 9.00 ASWB-ACEThe Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 9.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .