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Summer Seminar: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - Integrating into Everyday Clinical Practices

  1. 1. H arvard M edical S chool Department of Continuing Education Offered by the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center 23 and The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center RD ANNUAL SUMMER SEMINARSMARTHA’S VINEYARD WEEKEND SEMINARHarbor View Hotel and Resort, Martha’s Vineyard, MAJuly 6-8, 2012 • Friday - SundayEnhancement of Peak Performance in Sports, the Performing Arts and the WorksiteDaniel Brown, PhD, ABPHPsychopharmacology, 2012Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, MA (hon.), D.Sc. (hon.)Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Integrative ApproachMartha Stark, MDWEEKLONG SEMINARSSea Crest Beach Hotel, Old Silver Beach N. Falmouth, Cape CodJuly 30-August 3, 2012 • Monday - FridayCognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinical UpdateRobert Goisman, MDNew Innovations For the Treatment of ADHD and Psychological Brain HealthJohn Ratey, MDEssential Psychopharmacology, 2012: Practice and UpdateCarl Salzman, MD, Alan I. Green, MD, Russell G. Vasile, MD,Roscoe Brady, Jr., MD, PhD, and Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MSSea Crest Beach Hotel, Old Silver Beach N. Falmouth, Cape CodAugust 6-10, 2012 • Monday - FridayCognitive-Behavior Therapy: Integrating into Everyday Clinical PracticeFrank Dattilio, PhD, ABPPMind/Body Medicine: Components, Research, Techniques andApplications with the Emphasis on the Relaxation Response Herbert Benson, MD and Ann Webster, PhDThe Treatment of Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders: IntegratingPsychopharmacology and Psychotherapeutic Strategies in Clinical PracticeRussell G. Vasile, MDHarbor View Hotel and Resort, Martha’s Vineyard, MAAugust 27-31, 2012 • Monday - FridayPsychopharmacology, 2012Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPHMeditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: EnhancingTreatment Effectiveness and Personal WellbeingChristopher Germer, PhD REGISTER ONLINE AT:The Psychology of Investing in 2012John Schott, MD The Summer Seminars are a series of seminars of interest to the health professional. Taught by a distinguished faculty, the courses allow participants an opportunity to combine learning and relaxation at a totally renovated, magnificent oceanfront resort on Old Silver Beach, one of Cape Cod’s most beautiful beaches, as well as at a stately hotel and resort overlooking Edgartown Harbor on Martha’s Vineyard.
  2. 2. FACULTY Summer Weekend Seminars 2012 Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Clinical Martha’s Vineyard The Harborview Hotel and Resort Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He has taught hypnotherapy workshops for over 40 years and is Enhancement of Peak Performance in Sports, the author of over a dozen books including a textbook on the Performing Arts and the Worksite hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis, a health Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH psychology book, Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine, 4 July 6-8, 2012 • Friday - Sunday books on meditation including Transformations of Con- sciousness and Pointing Out the Great Way, and two booksThis seminar is designed for health professionals who work in collaboration with H.H. The Dalai Lama. Dr. Brown’swith clients wishing to enhance their performance in avo- background in both Western psychology and Easterncational or professional sports, the performing arts, or their meditation traditions offers a unique integration of thedaily work and to enhance patient care, medical knowledge, contemporary Western research on peak performance andpractice-based learning, and communication skills. Learners positive psychology and the classical Buddhist meditationhave a lack of skill in identifying states of performing excel- lineage traditions. Dr. Brown has given workshops on Peaklence and the factors that contribute to the development of Performance nationally and internationally.performance. Both in the own performance and in clients/ For a complete course description, including the dailypatients wishing to improve performance excellence, in curriculum, please visit: and in the worksite and the arts. Participants will learna variety of psychological methods used in sports psychologyas well as body/mind training techniques drawn from the Summer Weekend Seminars 2012meditation traditions. We will review biological, psychologi- Martha’s Vineyard The Harborview Hotel and Resortcal and socio-cultural factors, which improve peak perfor-mance. The main emphasis will be on learning a variety of Psychopharmacology, 2012peak performance interventions: 1) psychodynamic, cogni- Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, MA (hon.), D.Sc. (hon.)tive behavioral and hypnotic methods for eradicating factors July 6–8, 2012 • Friday - Sundaywhich hinder peak performance. 2) body/mind trainingmethods such as physical conditioning methods, concentra- This seminar will address the clinically important sciencetion training, awareness training, and techniques for cutting of psychopharmacologic treatment including theoff scattered thought. The educational presentation will treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression,include lecturing, demonstration of methods, practice, case anxiety and other relevant topics for the practicingpresentation and Q & A. Case presentations will be drawn clinician. The seminar will emphasize selected aspects offor recreational and professional sports, dance and music the evidence-base underlying clinical practice in the useperformance, and managerial worksite training. This semi- of psychopharmacology for psychotic and major affectivenar is designed to develop competence in implementing the disorders and anxiety disorders, considering short-termfollowing interventions: concentration training, maintaining and long-term use of antipsychotic, mood-stabilizing,concentration during distracting conditions, visualizing and antidepressant and antianxiety drugs as well as theirrefining peak performance, developing the optimal level for adverse-effect risks. We will address the art of successfulpeak performance, identifying cognitive and affective factors and safe prescribing and consider critically the limits ofthat interfere with peak performance and developing effec- this approach to the treatment of complex humantive coping strategies for correcting these; identifying and problems. The seminar will emphasize the establishmentdeveloping goals that consistently challenge the individual to and importance of therapeutic alliance when prescribingmaintain peak performance states. all psychotropic medications. This seminar is intended toUpon completion of this seminar, participants educate attendees on the most appropriate and effectivewill be able to: current psychopharmacological practices in order to• Describe the research on peak performance in enhance patient care through improvement of clinicians’ sports, the performing arts and the worksite; prescribing practices and medication adherence strategies.• Perform interventions for emotional states Educational presentation will be in seminar format and and conflicts that hinder and enhance include lectures, participant discussions and Q & A. peak performance; Upon completion of this seminar, participants• Perform interventions for relaxation will be able to: and energizing the body; • Assess and compare the evidence supporting short-• Apply mental imagery skills for peak performance term and long-term treatment of patients with and interventions for training concentration skills psychotic, bipolar, major depressive, and anxiety and help participants identify attentional problems disorders; that hinder peak performance; • Review psychotherapeutic drug treatment with• Describe the variety of applications of these particular emphasis on recent advances and peak performance interventions in sports, the practical prescribing information; performing arts and the worksite. 2
  3. 3. • Discuss current relationships between treatment Educational presentation will be in seminar format and with psychotropic drugs and risk of mortality due include lectures, participant discussions and Q & A. to suicide and other causes; Upon completion of this seminar, participants• Integrate psychopharmacology into comprehensive care will be able to: of psychiatric patients, and more critically assess the • Examine the therapist’s “use of self ” to inform both advantages and limitations of psychopharmacology. understanding and intervention;FACULTY • Understand the various curative factors Ross J. Baldessarini, M.D., M.A. (hon.), D.Sc. (hon.) is in psychotherapy;a Professor of Psychiatry and in Neuroscience at Harvard • Work interpretively, empathically, Medical School and Director of the Psychopharmacology and authentically;Program and the International Consortium for Psychotic • Explain the therapeutic use of challenging whenand Bipolar Disorder Research at McLean Hospital. Dr. possible and supporting when necessary;Baldessarini is widely known for his research and teach- • Describe the process of relenting, forgiving, grieving,ing in psychopharmacology and general psychiatry. Dr. and accepting.Baldessarini is the recipient of many national awards andis on the Institute for Scientific Information list of most FACULTYoften cited authors in pharmacology and psychiatry. He Martha Stark, MD is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry atis the author of nearly 1,900 scientific papers and several Harvard Medical School and Teaching/Supervising Analystbooks, including Chemotherapy in Psychiatry: Principles and at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is anPractice, as well as the chapters on psychopharmacology in Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies atthe standard textbook of pharmacology, Goodman & Gil- Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches in the Continu-man’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 3rd edition. ing Education Programs at the Massachusetts School ofHe serves on many editorial boards, including that of the Professional Psychology and the Smith College SchoolArchives of General Psychiatry. for Social Work. Dr. Stark is the author of Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; and Modes ofFor a complete course description, including the daily Therapeutic Action.curriculum, please visit: For a complete course description, including the daily curriculum, please visit: Summer Weekend Seminars 2012 Martha’s Vineyard The Harborview Hotel and Resort Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: North Falmouth, Cape Cod An Integrative Approach Sea Crest Beach Hotel Martha Stark, MD July 6-8, 2012 • Friday - Sunday Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinical Update Robert Goisman, MD July 30-August 3, 2012 • Monday - FridayDr. Martha Stark has developed a comprehensive theory oftherapeutic action that integrates the interpretiveperspective of classical psychoanalysis (which speaks to the The influence of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ispower of insight); the corrective-provision perspective of widening as the importance of cost-effective, empiricallyself psychology and other deficit theories (which speaks to validated, shorter-term treatment increases. From itsthe importance of corrective experience as compensation beginnings as a treatment for specific phobias, CBT isfor early-on deficiencies); and the contemporary relational now indicated for a wide range of mood and anxietyperspective (which speaks to mutual enactment and disorders. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highlynegotiation by both patient and therapist of the effective and very popular form of cognitive-behavioralentanglements that will inevitably emerge at the intimate treatment for patients with borderline personalityedge of their authentic engagement). For many psycho- disorder. Newest on the scene is the application of CBTtherapists a gap exists between their knowledge about to the treatment of psychotic symptoms. Topics to bepsychodynamic therapy and their feelings of competence covered will include a brief review of the development ofin how they perform it. The therapists that attend the behavioral and cognitive treatments; anxiety disorders,course sometimes intuitively know what to do but can’t including panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder,begin to put the words to it, theoretically, as to what they’re and post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; DBT;doing. People are longing to formulate their stance. Dr. and social skills training for schizophrenia. We willStark focus throughout the seminar will be on the interface include a discussion of CBT for bipolar disorder and alsobetween theory and practice; and Dr. Stark will discuss new applications of cognitive therapy to thedemonstrate, by way of numerous clinical vignettes and treatment of delusions and hallucinations. We will in partprototypical interventions, the ways in which the three utilize a case presentation format, in which a typical casemodes of therapeutic action (knowledge, experience, and will be presented at the beginning of each session andrelationship) can be used to accelerate the healing process. then later discussed using the principles developed that 3
  4. 4. morning. Live role-playing exercises will also be used in medications and alternative strategies that are shown toorder to illustrate the application of social skills training be effective in these psychiatric problems. We will takeprinciples. Participants will be invited to present their brief journeys into the brain and at the synapse to helpown cases for cognitive-behavioral consultation. understand what conditions we are aiming to change andMany clinicians received their training in psychotherapy why. We will discuss the use of combination ofbefore the advent and/or popularity of CBT. These clini- treatments, both medical and non-medical. We will studycians have found that the climate of the mental health controversies of diagnosis: 1. Bipolar or ADHD or bothfield has changed and there is a greater requirement for and what this means for treatment; 2. Asperger’s orthe prescribing of evidence-based practice. For those cli- Autism or Social Dyslexia – does it matter and are therenicians who have not been trained in CBT, acquisition of any relevant medications and behavioral interventions forthese skills has become very important. This seminar will these developmental differences; 3. Relevancies ofbe helpful to clinicians with no experience in CBT and DSM-IV-TR to the real world and the issue ofDBT, as well as clinicians with a knowledge base in these subthreshold diagnoses of the “Shadow Syndromes” andareas. The seminar is an evolution of prior such courses 4. The effect of exercise and other environmental factorsand should prove helpful to past participants. on the brain and psyche. This seminar will address current gaps in knowledge and competence with regardUpon completion of this seminar, participants to specific approaches and interventions to patients withwill be able to: ADHD, Aggression and Mood, the Addictions, and• Utilize specific techniques for anxiety reduction in Social disorders. This seminar will address current gaps in patients with anxiety disorders; knowledge and competence with regard to specific• Describe specific CBT interventions used in panic approaches and interventions to patients with ADHD, disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias Aggression and Mood, the Addictions, and Social and PTSD; disorders. The seminar will help clinicians identify• Apply cognitive therapy techniques to manic patients problems that often complicate adequate treatment of and depressed patients; many of these disorders and address these problems.• Prepare a typical DBT curriculum; Educational presentation will be in seminar format and• Discuss social skills training and cognitive include lectures, participant discussions and Q & A. restructuring as they apply to the serious and Upon completion of this seminar, participants persistently mentally ill. will be able to:FACULTY • Describe the neurobiology of ADHD, fatigue, stress,Robert M. Goisman, MD Associate Professor of Psy- the social brain and its variances and application inchiatry at Harvard Medical School and Former Director the clinical setting;of Medical Student Education at Massachusetts Mental • Utilize the newer treatments and medicationsHealth Center. His research interests include behavioral available for treating ADHD, aggression, andtherapy, anxiety disorders, and psychosocial rehabilita- social disorders;tion in chronic mental illness. Dr. Goisman is a past • Understand holistic and “non-medical” treatmentsrecipient of the Elvin V. Semrad Award for Excellence in as to their effects on the brain;Teaching at the Massachusetts Mental Center, he receivedthe Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Certificate of Recognition • Integrate exercise into management of psychologicalfor Excellence in Medical Student Education from the brain health.American Psychiatric Association, and the Outstanding FACULTYPsychiatrist Award from the Massachusetts Psychiatric John J. Ratey, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry,Society for Public Sector Service. Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ratey has been a leading teach- er and researcher on brain and personality and treatmentFor a complete course description, including the daily of aggression and the development of disabilities as well ascurriculum, please visit: the psychological and cognitive benefits of exercise and play. He has written extensively on Attention Deficit Disorder, Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 learning disabilities, brain differences that affect social skills North Falmouth, Cape Cod and has published Shadow Syndromes, a book that has Sea Crest Beach Hotel helped broaden our understanding of how the brain affects New Innovations For the Treatment of ADHD everyday life. Dr. Ratey is the author of co-author of more and Psychological Brain Health than 75 scientific publications and seven books: Mental John Ratey, MD Retardation: Developing Pharmacotherapies, The Neuropsychia- July 30-August 3, 2012 • Monday - Friday try of Personality Disorders, Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, Shadow Syndromes, The User’s Guide to the Brain,This seminar will focus on specific approaches and and Delivered from Distraction. His latest book is SPARK:interventions to patients with ADHD, Aggression and The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.Mood, the Addictions, and Social disorders. Treatment For a complete course description, including the dailyissues will be emphasized and we will explore new curriculum, please visit: 4
  5. 5. Upon completion of this seminar, participants Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 will be able to: North Falmouth, Cape Cod Sea Crest Beach Hotel • Demonstrate an understanding of psychotropic drug treatment, with particular emphasis on recent Essential Psychopharmacology, 2012: advances and practical prescribing information; Practice and Update Carl Salzman, MD, Alan I. Green, MD, • Discuss psychiatric disorders and their pharmaco- Russell G. Vasile, MD, Roscoe Brady, Jr., MD, PhD therapy within a framework that integrates biologi- and Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS cal and psychodynamic perspectives; July 30-August 3, 2012 • Monday - Friday • Assess potential liability issues that arise from the use of psychotropic drugs;This seminar is a basic review of neurotransmitter and • Assess practical and useful information for thesynaptic function; factors of gene expression; second and prescribing as well as the non-prescribing clinician;third messenger systems; and neurohormones. • Manage the psychopharmacologic treatment ofThe purpose of this seminar is to review and update children, adolescents and adults;the use of psychotropic drugs in children, adolescents • Integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.and adults and gain an understanding of the evidence-based literature supporting effective treatment. Course FACULTYparticipants will be expected to have familiarity with the Carl Salzman, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry, Harvardneurobiological and genetic contributions to psychi- Medical School. He has served as Chairman, Americanatric illnesses as well as an understanding of the basic Psychiatric Association Benzodiazepine Task Force. He hastherapeutic mechanisms of psychotropic medications. .. been awarded the Elvin V. Semrad Award for OutsandingEducational presentation will be in seminar format and Teaching in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Healthinclude lectures, participant discussions and Q & A. Center, Vestermark Award from the American PsychiatricThere will be considerable opportunity for interaction Association for Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatricwith the presenters. Education, Heinz E. Lehmann Award from the New YorkAn updated review of neurobiology and brain func- State Department of Mental Hygiene for his contribu-tion will be presented, taking the attendee through tion to psychiatric research, Teacher of the Year Awardneurotransmission sequence from neurotransmitter and from CME and Outstanding Psychiatrist of the Year forsynaptic function synthesis to gene transcription. The Education by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. Heinteraction between genes and the environment will be has also been on numerous editorial boards includingemphasized. The current use of antipsychotic drugs and The American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Salzman is authormood stabilizing drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia of over 250 publications and 7 books. His latest book isand bipolar disorder will be presented; new antipsychotic Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology, 4th edition.medications will also be discussed along with potential Alan I. Green, MD is the Raymond Sobel Professor ofnew uses for mood stabilizers. A comprehensive review Psychiatry, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology,of the neurobiology and genetic predisposition to depres- and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Dart-sion will be emphasized along with the modern use of mouth Medical School. An internationally recognizedantidepressants based on the latest research findings. teacher, expert and investigator in the clinical neurop-Treatment of Bipolar Depression will be emphasized. harmacology of schizophrenia and substance abuse, Dr.Overview of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders with a Green is currently the Principal Investigator of 4 NIHfocus on psychopharmacologic management of major grants. He has published over 100 scientific articles anddepression, including bipolar depression and other has received numerous awards, including the Outstand-depressive subtypes such as psychotic depression, atypical ing Psychiatrist Award for Research from the Massachu-depression and melancholia; approaches to treatment setts Psychiatric Society and the Outstanding Teachingresistant depression; and the latest advances in child and Award at the Brockton VA Medical Center.adolescent psychopharmacology. Throughout the seminar Russell G. Vasile MD is an Associate Professor ofthe establishment and importance of the therapeutic alli- Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of theance when prescribing all psychotropic medications will Affective Disorders Consultation Program at the Bethbe underscored, as will the potential hazards/benefits of Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Vasile has publishedpolypharmacy drug interactions. in diverse areas related to the assessment and treatmentThis seminar was designed to enhance practitioners’ of anxiety and affective disorders. Dr. Vasile is a graduatemedical knowledge of evolving psychopharmacological of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and ispractices. The seminar is intended to enhance patient certified in Forensic Psychiatry. He is a past recipient of thecare through improvement of clinicians’ prescribing Elvin V. Semrad Award for Excellence in Teaching at thepractices and medication adherence strategies. Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Roscoe Brady Jr. MD, PhD is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychopharmacology Education at the Beth 5
  6. 6. Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is the former Direc- Upon completion of this seminar, participantstor of the Neuroscience Curriculum at the Mass General will be able to:Hospital/McLean Hospital psychiatry residency. His • Identify and employ cognitive-behavioral strategiesacademic interests include the neurobiology of mania in that can be used in working with anxiety,bipolar disorder and his research is supported by both the depression, couples and families, and crisis/Dupont-Warren and Livingston Fellowship Awards from emergency settings;Harvard Medical School. • Identify when to use straight behavioral techniquesBarbara J. Coffey, MD, MS is an Associate Professor, over cognitive techniques with the above topics;Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New • Learn to assign homework exercises and choose theYork University School of Medicine; Director, Tics and most appropriate and effective course of treatmentTourette’s Clinical and Research Program, NYU Child for the anxious or depressed patients and couplesStudy Center, and Research Psychiatrist, Nathan Kline and families, or individuals in crisis.Institute for Psychiatric Research. She is the formerDirector of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinics at McLean and FACULTYMassachusetts General Hospitals, and former Director of Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABPP is a clinical instructor inPediatric Psychopharmacology at McLean Hospital. She is Psychology at Harvard Medical School and on the facultyan Associate Editor of Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacol- of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He hasogy, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. been a visiting faculty member at several major universi- ties throughout the world. Dr. Dattilio has more than 250For a complete course description, including the daily professional publications in the areas of anxiety and behav-curriculum, please visit: ioral disorders, crisis intervention, and marital and family discord. He has also presented extensively throughout the Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, South America, North Falmouth, Cape Cod Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies, Mexico, Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Cuba on cognitive-behavior therapy. His works have Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: been translated into 27 languages and are used in 80 Integrating into Everyday Clinical Practice countries throughout the world. Frank Dattilio, PhD, ABPP August 6-10, 2012 • Monday - Friday For a complete course description, including the daily curriculum, please visit: seminar will enable participants of different levels offamiliarity with CBT to learn CBT interventions that will Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012enhance their clinical practice. This seminar focuses on North Falmouth, Cape Cod Sea Crest Beach Hotelcognitive-behavioral approaches with patients who sufferfrom a range of anxiety and depressive disorders. It will also Mind/Body Medicine: Components, Research,provide strategies that are employable with couples and Techniques and Applications with the Emphasis on the Relaxation Response  families, as well as methods for use in crisis and emergency Herbert Benson, MD and Ann Webster, PhDsituations. Participants will learn techniques and strategies August 6-10, 2012 • Monday - Fridayfor working with patients who are struggling withproblems in these various content domains. A period ofcase review will be utilized and integrated to video clips to Health care is changing. The new model, often referredprovide strategies for various cases using examples provided to as mind/body medicine, states clearly that the causes,by participants or offered by the presenter. This course will development and outcomes of an illness are determinedbe helpful to clinicians with no experience in CBT, as well by the interaction of biochemistry and physiology withas clinicians with a knowledge base in the area or clinicians psychological, social and cultural factors. Recent datawho may have taken prior courses with Dr. Dattilio. This establish that the relaxation response beneficially altersseminar is designed to help clinicians augment and genomic changes. Yet most health care providers do notimprove their clinical competence and performance in the communicate with their patients about these issues nordelivery of CBT. It is also the aim of this course to help do they understand mind/body medicine interventions.them figure out how to integrate these techniques into This seminar, which will be both didactic and experien-their particular modality of treatment. This seminar has tial, will focus on understanding the foundation of mind/been designed to enhance patient care in that it improves body medicine, the role of stress in illness, recent researchthe knowledge of service delivery, practice-based learning advances, and techniques and applications of mind/bodyand improvement through case examples and DVD video medicine. Learners will come to understand how theexample, and systems-based practice as manifested by the causes, development and outcomes of an illness are deter-systems approach for therapeutic delivery. mined by the interaction of biochemistry and physiology with psychological, social and cultural factors. Recent data establishing that the relaxation response beneficially 6
  7. 7. alters genomic changes will be covered. Educational pres- medical conditions and management of the geriatricentation will be in seminar format and include lectures, patient. An essential theme of the seminar will be formulat-participant discussions and Q & A. ing an integrated psychopharmacologic and psychothera-Upon completion of this seminar, participants peutic treatment approach. The psychotherapy of thewill be able to: mood and/or anxiety disorder patient, including those with comorbid personality disorder will be examined in detail.• Describe the history, components and the economic Issues around the choice of specific antidepressants, mood benefits of mind/body medicine; stabilizers and anti-anxiety medications and psychophar-• Employ stress physiology and mind/body interactions macologic management of the treatment resistant patient in health and illness; will be highlighted with a discussion of the use of• Describe recent research in mind/body medicine; augmenting medication strategies and combinations of• Utilize several mind/body techniques and psychopharmacologic agents. The role of electroconvulsive understand their applications. therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulationFACULTY (TMS) will be examined. Psychotherapeutic approaches toHerbert Benson, MD is the Mind/Body Medical Institute mood and anxiety disorders will be studied with a focus onAssociate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School differing strategies including psychodynamic psychothera-and the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute py, cognitive and behavioral therapy, interpersonalfor Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospi- psychotherapy for depression and other psychotherapeutictal. The recipient of numerous national and international approaches. The seminar will update the clinician onawards, Dr. Benson has been a pioneer in mind/body recent developments in neuropsychiatry, including brainstudies. His work led to the definition of the relaxation imaging and therapeutic stimulation techniques.response and how it counteracts the harmful effects of Educational presentation will be in seminar format andstress and serves as a bridge between mind and body as include lectures, participant discussions and Q & A.well as between medicine and spirituality. Dr. Benson is Upon completion of this seminar, participantsthe author or co-author of more than 180 publications and will be able to:eleven books including: The Relaxation Response; The Well- • Describe emerging strategies in the use of psy-ness Book; and his most recent book, Relaxation Revolution. chotropic medications in the treatment of majorAnn Webster, PhD is an Instructor in Medicine at depression and anxiety disorders.Harvard Medical School and Director of the Mind/Body • Demonstrate the integration of appropriatePrograms for Cancer and HIV+/AIDS. She is a health psy- psychopharmacologic treatments into a compre-chologist, researcher and clinical/corporate trainer for the hensive treatment plan, including psychodynamic,Benson-Henry Institute. Dr. Webster has received several cognitive and behavioral psychotherapies.awards, most notably from the AIDS Action Committee • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of affec-and the Northern Lights Alternatives, for her work with tive disorders, including depression and manicHIV and AIDS patients. Dr. Webster sits on the boards depressive illness, anxiety disorders and person-of The Medical Foundation, the Community Research ality disorders.Initiative and the Institute for Body, Mind and Spirituality • Analyze diagnostic and treatment strategies acrossat Lesley University. the life cycle, with particular attention to issues inFor a complete course description, including the daily psychopharmacologic management of the geriatriccurriculum, please visit: population and patients with medical illness. • Use integrated psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic strategies in the treatment of Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 refractory patients, including those with comorbid North Falmouth, Cape Cod depression and/or anxiety disorders and personal- Sea Crest Beach Hotel ity disorder. The Treatment of Major Depression • Describe the use of newly emerging strategies in and Anxiety Disorders: Integrating Psychopharmacology and the assessment and treatment of major depression Psychotherapeutic Strategies in Clinical Practice  and anxiety disorders, including brain-imaging Russell G. Vasile, MD techniques, and the use of therapeutic brain stimu- August 6-10, 2012 • Monday - Friday lation techniques including vagal nerve stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation.The objective of this seminar is to familiarize the clinician FACULTYwith emerging strategies in the assessment and treatment of For Dr. Vasile’s bio, please see page 5.major depression, bipolar illness and anxiety disorders. Theseminar will also highlight key comorbid conditions For a complete course description, including the dailyassociated with mood and anxiety disorders, including axis curriculum, please visit: personality disorders, management of patients with 7
  8. 8. Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 Martha’s Vineyard Martha’s Vineyard The Harborview Hotel and Resort The Harborview Hotel and Resort Psychopharmacology, 2012 Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH Enhancing Treatment Effectiveness August 27-31, 2012 • Monday - Friday and Personal Wellbeing Christopher Germer, PhD August 27-31, 2012 • Monday - FridayThis seminar will review and update the use of psychotropicdrugs. An updated review of neurobiology and brain Meditation is currently one of the most widely researchedfunction will be presented. Specific categories of treatment treatment methods. Mindfulness, in particular, has beenwill include treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, shown to change the structure and function of the braindepression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. The seminar will within 8 weeks of daily practice, and the benefits extendaddress strategies for bipolar patients who are noncompliant from alleviation of a wide array of mental and physicalor treatment-resistant; approaches to the acutely psychotic, disorders to enhancing the wellbeing of clinicians andrecovering psychotic patient, and the concept of early cultivating positive attitudes associated with patient care.intervention. The role of medical switch versus augmenta-tion strategies for treatment-resistant depression will be But what is meditation exactly? What is mindfulness?reviewed. Psychiatric medications for the elderly will be How do we integrate meditation into psychotherapy,reviewed, including dosage adjustments for age, drug especially in the treatment of anxiety, depression,interactions, and sensitivity to side effects. The seminar will trauma, and couples therapy? What scientific evidenceemphasize the establishment and importance of therapeutic supports its use and what are the contraindications?alliance when prescribing all psychotropic medications, the This program is an up-to-date review of the theory andinterplay between pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic practice of meditation from the Buddha to moderntreatments, benefits and hazards of prescriber/nonprescriber brain science and psychotherapy. Participants with noco-treatment relationships. This seminar was designed to meditation experience, as well as seasoned practitioners,enhance practitioners’ medical knowledge of evolving will find this course helpful in their clinical work.psychopharmacological practices. The activity is intended to The purpose of this seminar is to offer the partici-enhance patient care through improvement of clincians’ pants an up-to-date review of the theory, research, andprescribing practices and medication adherence strategies. practice of meditation in health care (especially as itEducational presentation will be in seminar format and applies to the practice of psychotherapy), to increase theinclude lectures, participant discussions and Q & A. effectiveness of behavioral treatment, to enhance theUpon completion of this seminar, participants wellbeing of clinicians, and cultivate positive attitudeswill be able to: associated with patient care. This seminar is designed to enhance patient care, medical knowledge, practice-• Learn and understand psychotropic drug treatment, based learning, and communication skills. Educational with particular emphasis on recent advances and presentation will be in seminar format, include lectures, practical prescribing information; participant discussions and Q & A.• Understand basic facts about the pharmacology of the major psychotropic drug classes; Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:• Assess potential liability issues that arise from the use of psychotropic drugs; • Identify the three main forms of meditation-- concentration, mindfulness, and compassion—• Assess practical and useful information for the and know when to apply them in clinical settings. prescribing as well as the non-prescribing clinician. • Discuss the mechanisms of action in meditationFACULTY that appear to underlie positive therapeuticNassir Ghaemi, MD, MA, MPH is Lecturer on Psychiatry, change, such as attention regulation, emotionHarvard Medical School and Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts regulation, and self-compassion.University School of Medicine. Dr. Ghaemi is also the re- • Explain how mindfulness and acceptance-basedcipient of a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy and a Mas- treatment are grounded in empirically-supportedter of Public Health in the Clinical Effectiveness Program psychotherapy.of Harvard School of Public Health. He is Director, Mood • Describe new research findings on mind/brainDisorders Program, Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ghaemi has training through meditation.authored over 100 scientific articles or book chapters andserves on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He is • Customize meditation practices for individualthe author of 4 books including, Mood Disorders: A Practical patients, i.e., those with anxiety, depression,Guide. His most recent book is A First Rate Madness: Uncov- trauma, psychophysiological disorders, and forering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness. couples in conflict. • Apply the practices and principles of meditationFor a complete course description, including the daily to enhance the therapeutic relationship andcurriculum, please visit: personal wellbeing. 8
  9. 9. • This program has been designed to enhance pa- • Describe group dynamics, the psychology of a crowd, tient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and and their relationships to the stock market; communication skills • Discuss quantitative methods for measuring FACULTY these forces;Christopher K. Germer, PhD is a Clinical Instructor • Identify and address the neurotic issues related toin Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a founding the handling of money and investments;member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. • Identify and address transference andHe has been integrating the principles and practices of countertransference.meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. Dr. Germer FACULTYlectures nationally and internationally on mindfulness John Schott, MD is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatryand self-compassion. He is co-editor of Mindfulness and at Harvard Medical School, and former Chairman of thePsychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Department of Psychiatry at the Metro West MedicalDeepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Dr. Germer is also Center. He is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalyticauthor of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. Society and Institute, where he is past Treasurer andFor a complete course description, including the daily Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Schott was alsocurriculum, please visit: a stockbroker for ten years and is presently a registered investment advisor with the SEC a principal in Steinberg Global Asset Management, and a money manager. For Summer Weeklong Seminars 2012 many years he had pursued a dual career as a practicing Martha’s Vineyard psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and a practicing investment The Harborview Hotel and Resort advisor. For the past 26 years, he has published The Schott The Psychology of Investing in 2012 Letter, a monthly national newsletter that recommends John Schott, MD stock purchases for individual and Keough accounts. A August 27-31, 2012 • Monday - Friday feature of the newsletter is his column, From Behind the Couch that analyzes how individual and group psychol- ogy affect successful investing. Dr. Schott is also a trusteeThis seminar studies the development of behavioral for the Tempelton from its infancy shown in the 17th centurytulip mania through current research in neurofinance. For a complete course description, including the dailyThe first day is a workshop examining the origins of curriculum, please visit: participant’s personal attitudes toward money. ACGME COMPETENCIESIn-depth looks are made into historical market manias, All seminars are designed to meet one or more of theherd mentality, the development of investment following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medicalheuristics, investment psychology research and Education Competencies:neurofinance. The role of money in transference and • Patient carecountertransference is also discussed. The seminar also • Medical knowledgeexplores the psychology of the market as opposed to • Practice-based learning and improvementthe emotions of individual investors. • Interpersonal and communication skillsThis seminar will address the gaps in clinician knowledgeand psychotherapy skills pertaining to the symbolic TARGET AUDIENCE:nature of money and the payment of fees. It will help The summer seminars are a series of seminars ofclinicians understand communications from patients interest to health professionals in the fields of psy-regarding conflicts about money, power, and self-worth chiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling,that are disguised as money issues. This seminar has been medicine and surgery.designed to enhance patient care, practice-based learningand improvement, interpersonal and communication Lawrence E. Lifson, MD, is co-course director ofskills and professionalism. Educational presentation will each in seminar format and include lectures, participantdiscussions and Q & A. There is ample opportunity forattendees to discuss their own clinical experiences. SEMINAR FORMAT: Weekend SeminarsUpon completion of this seminar, participants Earn Up to 10 AMA PRA Category I CreditsTMwill be able to: Friday: 4:30pm-6:30pm• Discuss the implications of new neuro-physiology Saturday: 8:15am-12:30pm studies on investment behavior; Sunday: 8:15am-12:30pm• Apply psychology and psychoanalysis to an Week-Long Seminars understanding of the investment process; Earn Up to 15 AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM• Discuss the psychology of money, greed, Meet Monday-Friday: 9:00am-12:15pm and aggression; 9
  10. 10. THE HARBORVIEW HOTEL AND RESORTThe recently renovated Harbor View Hotel, overlooks Edgartown Harbor and the Lighthouse and is justminutes from downtown Edgartown, within walking distances to shops, galleries, the beach, restaurantsand more. In season, the hotel offers a supervised children’s program, a water sports department, fullconcierge service and more. The hotel boasts two water vessels – a classic Bunker and Ellis picnic yacht,as well as a 31-foot Center Console boat. These are available to guests for private charter.For information and reservations, contact Harbor View Hotel at 800-225-6005 or Please advise that you are with the Harvard Medical School Conference.Reservations must be made by May 21, 2012 to receive the reduced rates for the July 6-8 weekendand by July 9, 2012 for the August 27-31, 2012 week-long program. Reservations made after thatdate are subject to availability.Martha’s Vineyard is easily accessible by boat via the Steamship Authority (508-477-8600) or Hy-LineCruises (508-778-2600), within a 45-minute sailing time from Hyannis or Falmouth. Parking is avail-able at lots associated with boat lines. While a car is not necessary, it may be ferried by the SteamshipAuthority. However, ferry reservations must be made as soon as possible. Air service is also available.NEWLY RENOVATED SEA CREST BEACH HOTELNORTH FALMOUTHLocated in North Falmouth, Cape Cod, on Old Silver Beach, The Sea Crest has just undergone an over22 million dollar renovation creating a beautiful, classic Cape Cod resort hotel. It is located on 700 feetof private beach on one of the Cape’s finest and warmest white-sand beaches. Recreational facilities atSea Crest include indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and dining. Golf is nearby and all the charmof Falmouth and other Cape Cod Attractions are minutes away. For families, the Sea Crest Beach Hoteloffers a supervised day camp for children age 3 and over. Babysitters are available during evenings byprior arrangements through the concierge. A limited number of rooms will be reserved until June 12,2012 for course participants at a discounted rate of $252 per night or for upgraded room $317 per nightplus tax of MA occupancy. For information and reservations, contact Sea Crest Beach Resort, Old SilverBeach, 350 Quaker Road, N. Falmouth, MA 02556-2903. Phone: 508-540-9400; 800-225-3110 Discounted rooms are limited and early reservations are strongly recommend-ed. Please state that you are with the Harvard Medical School Conference. 15th ANNUAL WINTER SEMINARS, Key Largo, FL UPCOMING PROGRAMS Essential Psychopharmacology, 2012 Psychopharmacology: A Master Class Carl Salzman, MD Carl Salzman, MD February 27-March 2, 2012 March 5-9, 2012 Meditation And Visualization Practice Board Review Course For Part II Of The ABPN For Everyday Living And Well-Being And April 25-27, 2012 To Enhance Peak Performance June 20-22, 2012 Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH September 5-7, 2012 February 27-March 2, 2012 Leadership for the Physician Executive Mental Health And Mental Illness March 25-30, 2012 In Our Aging Population With Treatment Implications Psychopharmacology 2012, A Master Class James M. Ellison, MD, MPH April 20-21, 2012 March 5-9, 2012 Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA For further information on all courses visit or contact 1-617-754-1265 or e-mail Jess Rademaker at 10
  11. 11. ACCREDITATION:Physicians The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to providecontinuing medical education for physicians.The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claimonly the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Weeklong Seminar: A maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™Weekend Seminar: A maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™Psychologists The Continuing Education Program at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Beth Israel DeaconessMedical Center, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School is approved by the American Psychological Associationto offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Massachusetts Mental Health Centerand Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School maintains responsibility forthis program and its content.Counselors The Continuing Education Program at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalCenter, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors tooffer continuing education to participants. The weekend programs meet the criteria for 10 hours and the week long programsmeet the criteria for 15 hours.Social Workers For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association ofSocial Workers, please call 617-754-1265 or email: Programs meet the specifications of the Board of registration in Nursing (244 CMR).Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists Application for continuing education credits has been made to theMassachusetts Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.REGISTRATION INFORMATION:Summer WeekendPhysicians $495 (USD), Residents/Fellows in Training/Students $295 (USD)Summer Week-longPhysicians $695 (USD), Residents/Fellows in Training/Students $495 (USD)Each additional week $495 (USD) Registration by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) can be made at: cme1.hmssummer.comRegistration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registrationform to Harvard Medical School–Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825. Telephone orfax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an emailconfirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Youremail address is used for critical information including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.INQUIRIES:By phone 617-384-8600, Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST) or by email at: INFORMATION:To register or view activity information online, visit: To ensure proper registration, please add the firstthree characters of the source code found at the bottom of this registration form.DISCLOSURE POLICY:Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that thosewho have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevantfinancial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to theactivity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support receivedfor the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled orinvestigational uses of products during their presentations.REFUND POLICY:A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one weekprior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.COURSE LOCATIONS:All sessions for July 6-8, 2012 courses and August 27-31, 2012 courses will be held at Harbor View Hotel and Resort,Martha’s Vineyard, MA (Telephone 800-225-6005). All sessions for July 30-August 3, 2012 and August 6-10, 2012 sessionswill be held at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, MA (Telephone 508-540-9400 or 800-225-3110).ACCOMMODATIONS /TRAVEL:A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Harbor View Hotel and Resort (Telephone: 800-225-6005) until May 21,2012 and Sea Crest Beach Hotel (Telephone: 508-540-9400 or 800-225-3110) until June 12, 2012. Please specify that youare enrolled in this activity to receive a reduced room rate per night Single/Double. Hotel arrangements can also be madeonline at: or Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you havereceived an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airline reservations contact the HMS Travel Desk tollfree 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada and VirginIslands, please call 617-559-3764. 11
  12. 12. 23rd Annual Summer SeminarsI wish to attend the following seminar(s) - check all that apply Martha’s Vineyard Weekend Seminar July 6-8, 2012 q (#3214203) Enhancement of Peak Performance in Sports, the Performing Arts and the Worksite Friday - Sunday q (#3214196) Psychopharmacology, 2012 q (#3214443) Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Integrative ApproachProgram changes/substitutions may be made without notice including the daily curriculum, please visit: North Falmouth Weeklong Seminars July 30-August 3, 2012 q (#3214198) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinical Update Monday - Friday q (#3214375) New Innovations For the Treatment of ADHD and Psychological Brain Health q (#3214201) Essential Psychopharmacology, 2012: Practice and Update August 6-10, 2012 q (#3214299) Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: Integrating into Everyday Clinical Practice Monday - Friday q (#3214376) Mind/Body Medicine: Components, Research, Techniques and Applications with the Emphasis on the Relaxation Response (#3214301) The Treatment of Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders: q Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapeutic Strategies in Clinical PracticeProgram changes/substitutions may be made without notice including the daily curriculum, please visit: Martha’s Vineyard Weeklong Seminar August 27-31, 2012 q (#3214270) Psychopharmacology, 2012 Monday - Friday q (#3214496) Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Enhancing Treatment Effectiveness and Personal Wellbeing q (#3214200) The Psychology of Investing in 2012Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice including the daily curriculum, please visit: Summer Weekend and Weeklong Fees Fee Additional Week Fees Summer Weekend Seminar m$495 Residents/Fellows in Training/Full-time Students m$295 Summer Weeklong Seminars m$695 m$495 x _______ # of weeks Residents/Fellows in Training/Full-time Students m$495 m$495 x _______ # of weeksProgram changes/substitutions may be made without notice including the daily curriculum, please visit: cme1.hmssummer.comREGISTRATION INFORMATION REGISTER ONLINE AT: cme1.hmssummer.comPrint Name Clearly – All Fields Required____________________________________________________________________________________________________Full Name First Middle Initial Last____________________________________________________________________________________________________Mailing Address Street City State Zip____________________________________________________________________________________________________Daytime Phone Fax NumberPlease note: Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.Please be sure to include an email address you check daily or frequently.____________________________________________________________________________________________________Email Address q Please check if you want to be excluded from receiving email notices of future HMS-DCE Programs____________________________________________________________________________________________________Profession Degree ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Primary Specialty (Physicians only) Board Certified q Yes q NoProfessional School Attended (Physicians only) q Harvard Medical School q U.S. Medical School q International Year of Graduation______________ Online Registrants - add the first three characters of the source code found here: Source Code: A WEB0229B C D E F G H I J K L M N