Lindner Center of HOPE Clinicians to Present at Free Workshops

Presenters address key Issues facing mental health and substance use treatment providers

Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Presenter: C. Stephen Edwards, MD, Medical Director Adolescent Services, Lindner Center of HOPE.
Discuss the latest research and trends in diagnosing and treating mental illness in children and adolescents. Review symptoms and assessment strategies pertaining to four key areas of mental illness in children. Discuss latest treatments and approaches in therapy for each area and future trends in diagnosis and treatments.

Assessment and Diagnosis of Behavioral Addictions
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Presenter: Chris Tuell, Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC, Coordinator of Addiction Services, Lindner Center of HOPE.
Designed for the professional who wants to become more knowledgeable about behavioral addictions. Workshop will highlight internet addiction, sexual addiction, pathological gambling, gaming, and spending addictions. Compare and contrast behavioral and chemical addictions and learn about assessment, diagnosis and treatment techniques.

Bi-polar Disorder
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
6:15pm – 8:15pm
Presenter: John M. Hawkins, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry. Medical Director, Brain Imaging Center, Director, Adult Outpatient Services, Deputy Chief Research Officer, Lindner Center of HOPE.
Understand the challenges in diagnosing bipolar disorder, including the clinical and economic costs of delayed diagnosis and treatment. Recognize the varied presentations of bipolar disorder and other disorders that can mimic bipolar disorder. Learn the latest treatment interventions based on acute and maintenance phases, including pharmacologic and psychological interventions.

CPE hours:
2 hour credit approval from: Ohio Counselor and Social Worker CPE hours approved, #RCST111001, by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. KY Board of Social Work Continuing education sponsorship number KBSW-SP116. Focus areas: Professional Counselor. Appraisal and Assessment; Clinical Counseling: Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders; Social Work: SW practice for special populations; Marriage and Family Therapist: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders.

All workshops will be held at Mental Health America of NKY, 513 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor, Covington, KY 41011

About Lindner Center of HOPE:
Lindner Center of HOPE provides patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, free-standing mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization for individuals age 11-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, research and voluntary, live-in services. The Center’s clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Lindner Center of HOPE is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.
Contact: Jennifer Pierson
(513) 536-0316