No Matter What Leads To Addiction, Personalized Treatment Can Lead You Out

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Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol? McLean is here to help.

BHpsychSubstance use disorders are recognized medical conditions, but addiction to drugs and alcohol can cause serious problems at work, school, in relationships, and with the law.

If you or a loved one are misusing alcohol or drugs, McLean Hospital offers world-class addiction treatment services. We provide compassionate care through a range of treatment programs proven to get you started on the road to recovery.

Leaders in Addiction Care

For more than 40 years, McLean Hospital has been providing comprehensive care for patients struggling with substance misuse. Our Harvard Medical School-affiliated clinicians can help you break the cycle and take control of your life with a range of treatment options proven to help individuals on the path to addiction recovery.

Call us now. 877.203.8198.

About College Mental Health and BPD

The onset of BPD often overlaps with the entry into college, as prevalence rates rise during puberty. Due to the disorder’s symptomatology, many students with this diagnosis may generate unusually complicated and concerning situations that college mental health clinicians may or may not feel equipped to handle.

There is an obvious need for college mental health clinicians to be able to detect, diagnose, and treat BPD in the students that they see.

At McLean Hospital, we know that addiction to drugs and alcohol can cause serious problems at work, school, in relationships, and with the law. For more than 40 years, McLean Hospital has been providing world-class care for patients struggling with substance misuse. Our Harvard Medical School-affiliated clinicians can help you break the cycle and take control of your life with a range of treatment options proven to help individuals on the path to addiction recovery.

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Welcome and Introduction
Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD andChristopher M. Palmer, MD
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Sexual Assault and PTSD
Amy Street, PhD
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PTSD, DID and the Brain: Implications for Treatment
Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD and Lauren Lebois, PhD
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Borderline Personality Disorder vs Complex PTSD: How to Distinguish Them and Treatment Implications
Lois Choi-Kain, MEd, MD
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Question and Answer Panel
Morning Speakers
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Psychotherapy in the Treatment of PTSD
Paula P. Schnurr, PhD
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Relationships after Trauma
Judith L. Herman MD
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Treatment and Biology of PTSD in Children and Adolescents
Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD
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Question and Answer Session
Afternoon Speakers
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Closing Remarks
Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD and Christopher M. Palmer, MD
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Denise Hien, PhD

Director and Professor, Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

Terry Keane, PhD

Director, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD

Sheila Rauch, PhD

Co-Director, Psychology Track, VHA Advanced Fellowship in Women’s Health

Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP

Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

Executive Director, National Center for PTSD

Naomi Simon, MD, MSc

Director, Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program

Amy Street, PhD

Deputy Director, Women’s Health Science Division, National Center for PTSD

Peter W. Tuerk, PhD

SCJC Director and Professor of Education, Curry School of Human Development

Judith Herman, MD

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD

Lauren Lebois, PhD

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Registration and Continental Breakfast
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Welcome and Introduction
Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD and Christopher M. Palmer, MD
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The Neurobiology and Scope of PTSD–Treatment Approaches from Bench to Bedside
Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD
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Psychopharmacologic and Neurotherapeutic Treatment Approaches to PTSD
Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
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Empirically-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approaches to PTSD
Sheila Rauch, PhD
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Question and Answer Session
Morning Speakers
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Lunch (On Your Own)
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Treating Veterans with PTSD and Related Disorders
Terry Keane, PhD
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Treatment of Patients with Co-morbid Substance Use Disorders and PTSD
Denise Hien, PhD
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Denise Hien, PhD
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Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: from Pharmacotherapy to Psychotherapy to Virtual Reality
Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP
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Afternoon Speakers

We’re here to help. Contact us now!

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Workshop

Wednesday, March 25-Thursday, March 26
8:30am-5pm
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, and Peter W. Tuerk, PhD

This pre-conference workshop aims to provide didactic training in how to provide prolonged exposure (PE) therapy to patients with PTSD from various trauma histories. Prolonged exposure is an evidence-based psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), supported as a first-line intervention across PTSD treatment guidelines. Our goal is to provide the didactic portion of training in prolonged exposure therapy for licensed independent providers of psychotherapy. Proper training will allow for effective implementation, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

This training focuses on the theoretical and empirical basis for PE, detailed instructions on delivering the specific protocol components, role playing, videos, vignettes, and in-depth Q&A.

Participants will also receive instruction in the integration of basic therapy skills with protocol therapies, and the integration of technology and clinical care. Training will include the basics of how to do PE as well as additional information on how to tailor treatment to individual patient presentations. Focusing on treatment of PTSD while maintaining manual fidelity will be emphasized. Special attention will be devoted to implementing PE for PTSD when it presents along with other serious mental illnesses.

Audience

The target audience includes mental health professionals who are licensed independent providers of psychotherapy, including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At successful completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct PE with fidelity
  • Appropriately screen candidates for the treatment
  • Conduct ongoing psychometrically valid evaluation to guide treatment
  • Titrate emotional engagement during imaginal exposures to therapeutic levels
  • Facilitate the construction of an effective in vivo exposure hierarchy
  • Effectively assign and review patient homework assignments
  • Assist patients to process trauma and decrease PTSD symptoms

Attendees who complete this training are encouraged to obtain case consultation as they implement PE in practice.

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Recognizing Addiction

Some of the signs of drug and alcohol misuse are:

  • Getting high or drunk on a regular basis
  • Lying, especially about the amount one is using or drinking
  • Avoiding friends and family members
  • Talking or thinking a lot about using drugs or alcohol
  • A belief in needing to use or drink to have fun
  • Getting in trouble with the law or excessive risk taking under the influence of a substance
  • Diminishing work performance
  • Feeling depressed or hopeless, or having thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Learn more about addiction treatment services at McLean.

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