Wednesday, July 31, 2013
full-day workshops (CONTINUED)
8:00 a.m.–3: 50 p.m.
109 controversial psychiatric
diagnoses in Legal settings: a
framework for ethical practice
As the field of forensic psychology expands, so, too, do controversies
over its influence in the field of law. This intermediate workshop
explores diagnostic controversies raging in both academic journals
and courtroom trenches over the legal implications of lynchpin
diagnoses, including antisocial personality disorder, posttraumatic
stress disorder, and the sexual paraphilias. Practitioners will gain
a framework for appreciating the scientific and practical limits of
psychiatric diagnoses and providing ethical testimony in court.
Leader: Karen Franklin, PhD, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA
Workshop 110 is part of Dr. Donald Bersoff’s Presidential Programming.
110 identification, prevention, and
treatment of suicidal Behavior
in military service members and
This intermediate workshop introduces clinicians to the military and
veteran public health burden of suicide and to empirically supported
approaches to the assessment, prevention, and treatment of suicidal
behavior. Recommended approaches to suicide risk assessment will be
discussed, including classification of suicidal thoughts and behaviors,
recommended self-report measures, and guidelines for assessing risk
via clinical interview. Participants will receive a brief overview of the
concepts taught in dialectical behavior therapy and learn in greater
detail about cognitive therapy for suicide.
Leader: Michelle M. Cornette, PhD, Center for Deployment Psychology,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
111 psychotherapy for children
with Bipolar and depressive
This intermediate workshop overviews the assessment of bipolar
and depressive spectrum disorders in youth and teaches participants
fundamentals of providing individual–family psychoeducational
psychotherapy (IF-PEP) and multifamily psychoeducational
psychotherapy (MF-PEP). First, the clinical presentation of bipolar and
depressive spectrum disorders in children will be reviewed, with a
particular focus on differential diagnosis and patterns of comorbidity.
Next, biological and psychosocial interventions will be reviewed.
Then, an overview of IF-PEP and MF-PEP will be presented, and
specific therapeutic techniques will be described.
Leader: Mary A. Fristad, PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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