2016 Pediatric Mental Health Conference

September 23, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by
Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic
Location: Troy University, Dothan Campus, Malone Hall

Agenda

7:30-8:00 – Check in

8:00 Nathan Lumbatis, EdS, LPC
ADHD: Etiology, Treatments and Speculation, and an Evidence-Based Play Therapy Treatment Plan

9:00 Melissa Vair, M.S.
Yoga for You, Yoga for All!

10:00 Break

10:10 Dr. Sharon Wigal, PhD
ADHD Presentation

11:40 Lunch Provided by DBMC

12:40 Rose Blakey-Phillips, M.S., L.P.C.
Suicide Prevention for Children and Adolescents

1:40 Suzanne Hammitt, M.S., L.P.C.
Requirements for a Substance to be a Mood-Altering/Addictive

2:40 Break

2:50 Dr. Jonathan C. Pfeifer, MD, MS
MTHFR Gene Mutation

3:55 Dr. Nelson Handal, MD, FAPA
Bipolar/Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Adolescents and Adults

Topics and Objectives

ADHD: Etiology, Treatments and Speculation, and an Evidenced-Based Play Therapy Treatment Plan

Presented by: Nathan Lumbatis, EdS, LPC
Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn, and be able to discuss the neuro-psychological etiology of ADHD.
  • Attendees will be able to explain the differences between evidenced-based treatments, promising but unproven treatments, and wholly speculative treatments.
  • Attendees will be able to implement an evidenced-based psychosocial, directive play therapy treatment plan for ADHD.

Yoga for You, Yoga for All!

Presented by: Melissa Vair, M.S.
Objectives:
Ms. Vair will deliver an interactive lecture with opportunities to practice movement and breathing techniques in an introduction to the powerful healing practice of yoga. This fun and easygoing presentation will be accompanied by a PowerPoint to share research, testimonials, and visual aids in a discussion of the benefits that come with greater self-awareness, understanding, peace, and love. The presentation will leave time for a question and answer portion and should leave the audience with a greater understanding of what yoga is, and how it can help them and those they work with.

ADHD Presentation

Presented by: Dr. Sharon Wigal, PhD
Objectives:

  • To dispel some of the common myths surrounding ADHD.
  • To define evidence based research.
  • To introduce some of the newer treatment options currently under research.

Suicide Prevention for Children and Adolescents

Presented by: Rose Blakey-Phillips, M.S., L.P.C.
Objectives:

  • To present statistical information regarding the prevalence of suicide in children and adolescents.
  • The participant will learn to identify the risk factors associated with increased risks for suicide in children and adolescents.
  • The participant will learn to recognize warning signs and imminent dangers of potential suicidal behaviors.
  • The participant will learn issues often needed to be addressed in screening and treatment of suicidal behaviors, such as shame and sexuality.
  • The participant will learn key issues to address needs that are unique to the suicide survivor’s grief process.

Requirements for a Substance to be a Mood-Altering/Addictive

Presented by: Suzanne Hammitt, M.S., L.P.C., NCC
Objectives:

  • Presentation of requirements for a substance to be a mood-altering/addictive. Discussion will include CNS depressants, Hallucinogens, Stimulants, MDMA (hallucinogen plus stimulant.

MTHFR Gene Mutation

Presented by: Jonathan C. Pfeifer, M.D. MS
Objectives:
After this presentation, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss pharmacogenetics testing and how it can assist in making the optimal choice with respect to psychopharmacological treatment.
  • Discuss the role of MHTFR in metabolisms, and how it deficiency can contribute to psychiatric illness.
  • Discuss several aspects of treating depressed populations with MHTFR deficiency.
  • Discuss several other novel nonpharmaceutical interventions for the treatment of mood disorders.

Bipolar/Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Adolescents and Adults

Presented by: Nelson M. Handal, M.D., FAPA, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Objectives:

  • Learn what bipolar disorder in children and adolescents epidemiological studies reveal about this condition.
  • Become familiar with the challenges of diagnosing children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.
  • Understand the importance of a comprehensive treatment plan when treating children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

Registration and Fees

Prices are per person.

Counselors, 8 contact hours; Social Workers, 7.5 contact hours provided by Troy University, Continuing Education

Early registration – through August 31, 2016: $95
Late Registration – after August 31, 2016: $110
Groups of 3 or more from the same organization – through August 31, 2016: $85
Groups of 3 or more from the same organization – after August 31, 2016: $95
Students (must provide name of school and discipline): $10

Nursing: 2 contact hours for the last two sessions only provided by Troy University, Continuing Education. Nurses, please arrive by 2:30 to have your permanent card scanned.

Early registration – through August 31, 2016: $50
Late Registration – after August 31, 2016: $65
Groups of 3 or more from the same organization – through August 31, 2016: $40
Groups of 3 or more from the same organization – after August 31, 2016: $50

Pharmacy: 2 contact hours for the last two sessions provided by Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic.

Early registration – through August 31, 2016: $50
Late Registration – after August 31, 2016: $65
Groups of 3 or more from the same organization – through August 31, 2016: $40
Groups of 3 or more from the same organization – after August 31, 2016: $50

Click here to register and pay on-line. Under “Registration” click on “Select Classes” then select Course number CE 297 DSAA. Scroll down and click submit. Follow directions to complete the registration form. Groups and special pricing, please register by telephone.  

To register by telephone, contact Continuing Education at 334-983-0005.  Other information may be emailed to continuinged@troy.edu.  

Campus Map

The Dothan Campus is located on Highway 231 North in Dothan, Alabama approximately three miles from Ross Clark Circle. As you drive onto the campus, Malone Hall is the building in the center. At the end of University Drive, turn right and follow the road around to the parking area. Enter Malone Hall, and the Harrison Room is on the first floor near the back of the building. If you need further directions or just have questions, please call the Continuing Education office at 334-983-0005.

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