Mental Health Congress:
Trauma-Informed Care and Crisis Intervention

Dates To Be Announced Soon – Quito, Ecuador

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About the Event

Join us for the second annual Mental Health Congress in Ecuador.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), in collaboration with McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is proud to present a multiday conference focused on providing mental health clinicians with a review of best practices, opportunities to learn from case studies, and in-depth trainings on some of today’s most advanced clinical treatments for trauma.

Where

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Avenue Diego de Robles and Interoceanic Highway
Quito, Ecuador

Audience

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Course Leadership

Program Directors

  • Philip G. Levendusky, PhD, ABPP, McLean Hospital
  • Mariel Paz y Miño Maya, PhD, USFQ

Congress Developers

  • Adriana Bobinchock, McLean Hospital
  • Scott O’Brien, McLean Hospital
  • Jaime Ocampo, MD, PhD, USFQ

Course Faculty

International Faculty

  • Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, McLean Hospital
  • James Holsomback, MA, McLean Hospital
  • Matthew A. Robinson, PhD, McLean Hospital
  • Sean Shinnock, McLean Hospital

National Faculty

  • Mariel Paz y Miño Maya, PhD, USFQ

Agenda

  • Day 1

    Day 1

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  • Day 2

    Day 2

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  • Day 3

    Day 3

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Register by March 23, 2020

 

$480

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After March 23, 2020

 

$550

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Group discount (per group)

 

$500

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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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Visit Quito

From world-class restaurants to historic and cultural destinations, Quito, Ecuador, and its surrounding areas are a premier spot for tourists and visitors.

Universidad San Francisco de Quito is host to the conference.

Avenue Diego de Robles and Interoceanic Highway, in Quito.

Accreditations and Approvals

Physicians

McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists

McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 12.5 CE credits.

Nurses

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 12.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 12.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D81149-3.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6085. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 12.5 NBCC hours.

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Refund Policy

Due to the small nature of our trainings, the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute cannot offer any refunds. If the participant is unable to attend, they may send a substitute attendee.

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