The Foundations Community Partnership Spring workshop series will kick-off on March 7, 2012 with a workshop titled: “Depression, Suicide and Related Mood Disorders in Adolescents.”
This workshop will address the timely topic of increased rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, ideology and attempts among adolescents in today’s world.
The lifetime prevalence of depression in adolescents is about 25% with adult recurrences of these conditions over 50%. Recent data suggests 20% of adolescents contemplate suicide. The focus of this workshop is to review current findings and evidence-based treatment practices for depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders in adolescents. Particular attention will be paid to factors contributing to suicide risk and approaches to working with youth at heightened risk for suicide in outpatient settings.
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:
• Differentiate etiologies of mood disorders in adolescents.
• Recognize factors that contribute to suicide risk in adolescents.
• Employ effective and efficient safety plans for youth who may be at risk for suicide.
Presenter: Matthew B. Wintersteen, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University. He was formerly a psychologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has taught at Eastern University and Rosemont College. He has presented at national and regional conferences, including the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Conference, the American Association of Suicidology, and the School Psychologist’ s Conference, and his work has been published in professional journals such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the American Journal on Addictions.
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As usual, the Workshop will be held: at the Health & Wellness Center Auditorium, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM