This Fall (2009), Foundations Community Partnership will present two informative and exciting workshops for mental health professionals, educators, consumers and all others interested in children and adolescent behavioral health issues.
On Thursday, November 5, 2009, Philip Kendall, Ph.D., Professor, Author, and Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University will provide an overview of the nature, symptoms and experience of anxiety in youth. He will address specific treatment intervention strategies that comprise Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. His presentation will include a discussion considering when anxiety is developmentally reasonable and when it is disordered. Treatment strategies will be described and illustrated with case examples. Research outcomes will also be presented to illustrate what we know and what we still need to learn about anxiety in this population.
On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Patcho Santiago, M.D., United States Navy Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences. Dr. Santiago served as the assistant department head of Mental Health Services at Camp Pendleton, California serving active duty marines and sailors. He was deployed in Iraq in 2005-06 where he led the Combat/Operational Stress Team. In his Workshop, Dr. Santiago will address management of psychological trauma by individuals, families and communities after a disaster or high levels of stress. His workshop will cover psychological responses to trauma, disaster, and psychological first aid.
Both of these Workshops will be held at the Doylestown Hospital, Health and Wellness Center Auditorium, 847 Easton Rd./Route 611, Warrington, PA 18976 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
I will post a “Blog” after each workshop. Please provide us with your thoughts, ideas, comments, criticisms etc.