Grand Rounds

All presentations are held in the Hartford Room from 12pm-1:15pm unless otherwise noted. The schedule below will include abstracts, learning objectives, and recommended readings for each presentation when available.

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Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, presentations will be live streamed ONLY - no live attendance is being offered at this time.


This professional education activity supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines. Areas of focus include new research and treatments, evidence-based practices, applied psychopharmacology and research on brain structure, and function, and current issues and controversies. In addition, several dates during the year are devoted to The Institute of Living Annual Treatment Update Series.

Grand Rounds is open to the community except on the Thursdays designated as "Case Conferences". These conferences may be held several times throughout the year and will be limited to clinicians employed by The Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital and active and consulting Department of Psychiatry medical staff.

Note: CMEs and Contact Hours will only be available to the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) community and credentialed community providers seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for an educational activity. This refers to HHC employed staff, HHC contracted staff and providers with HHC privileges. CMEs and Contact Hours are only available to those who participated in the live seminar.

Grand Rounds Schedule (2022-2023)

 Date Presentation

Feb. 2, 2023

Dr. Javeed SukheraTopic: Radical Recovery: A Vision for the Future of the Institute of Living

Presented by: Javeed Sukhera, MD, Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living and Chief of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital

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Feb. 9, 2023

David Tolin, PhD, ABPPTopic: Missteps in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD

Presented by: David Tolin, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.

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Feb. 16, 2023

TMatthew J. Smith, Ph.D.opic: Virtual Reality Job Interview Training: An Enhancement to IPS Supported Employment for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Presented by: Matthew J. Smith, PhD, Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan; Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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Feb. 23, 2023

Manu Sharma, MD, FAPATopic: Language: A Window into Psychosis

Presented by: Manu Sharma, MD, FAPA, Assistant Medical Director: Research, and Innovation at the Hartford Hospital- Institute of Living

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Past Presentations (2022-23)

 Date Presentation

Jan. 26, 2023

Justin GarsonTopic: Function and Dysfunction Paradigms in Mental Illness

Presented by: Justin Garson, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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Jan. 19, 2023

Ahmed Hamkir, MDTopic: Experts by Personal and Professional Experience (EPPE), an innovative intervention to reduce mental health stigma

Presented by: Ahmed Hankir, MBChB MRCPsych, NHS Psychiatrist,  Senior Research Fellow, Cambridge University (UK), Public Engagement and Education Lead, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University (UK).

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Jan. 12, 2023

Topic: The Mind of the Mass School Shooter: “By the Power of My AR You Will Know Who I Am”

Presented by: Harold I. (Hank) Schwartz, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Emeritus, Institute of Living. He previously served as Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the IOL and Vice President, Behavioral Health at Hartford Healthcare.

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Jan. 5, 2023

Will BynumTopic: Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Shame and Sentinel Emotional Events in Health Professions Learners

Presented by: Will Bynum, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Director, Duke Family Medicine Residency Program

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Dec. 22, 2022

Ashley Starr-FrechetteTopic: Intimate Partner Violence: Screening & Interventions for Health and Community Providers

Presented by: Ashley Starr-Frechette, MPH, Director of Health Professional Outreach at the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Dec. 15, 2022

Daniel BergnerTopic: The Mind and the Moon

Presented by: Daniel Bergner, Author & Journalist, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine

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Dec. 8, 2022

Barbara RoblesTopic: Centering Justice and Collective Healing in Child and Family Mental Health

Presented by: Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD; triple board-certified Adult, Child and Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatrist; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health San Antonio; Director of Psychiatric Services at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center; Director of the South Texas Psychiatric Practice-based Research Network.

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Dec. 1, 2022

Paul Edward Weigle, MDTopic: Sexts, Lies & Videostream: Adolescents & Pornography

Presented by: Paul Edward Weigle, MD, associate medical director of ambulatory services at Natchaug Hospital, assistant professor of psychiatry at UConn School of Medicine

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Nov. 17, 2022

Jason DeVivaSarah Meshberg-CohenTopic: Comorbid Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: Clinical Implications and Treatment Recommendations

Presented by Sarah Meshberg-Cohen, Ph.D., Director of the VA Connecticut’s Outpatient Addiction Recovery Service (OARS), and is an Associate Professor in the department of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Jason DeViva, Ph.D., military sexual trauma coordinator for VA Connecticut and the VISN 1 MST point of contact, and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Yale School of Medicine

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Nov. 10, 2022

J. John MannTopic: The Science of Suicide Prevention

Presented by: J. John Mann, MD, Professor of Translational Neuroscience (in Psychiatry and in Radiology) at Columbia University and Director, Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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Nov. 3, 2022

Shawn McClintockTopic: Advances in the Practice of ECT for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Presented by: Shawn M. McClintock, PhD, MSCS, Lydia Bryant Test Distinguished Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Oct, 27, 2022

Boris BirmaherAnnual Burlingame Award Lecture

Topic: Risk of Developing and Having Recurrent Mood Episodes in Youth with Bipolar Disoder

Presented by: Burlingame Awardee Boris Birmaher, MD

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Oct. 20, 2022

Janet SchragerTopic: Positive Psychology and How Adolescents Can Use Their Character Strengths To Live Fuller Lives

Presented by: Janet B. Schrager, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

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Oct. 13, 2022

David Tolin, PhD, ABPPTopic: Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Exposure and Response Prevention

Presented by: David F.Tolin, Ph.D., ABPP, Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.

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Oct. 6, 2022

Miriam Lense, PhDTopic: Rhythm, Timing, and Song in Early Social Development in Autism: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

Presented by: Miriam Lense, PhD., is an Assistant Professor and clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she co-directs the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab.

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Sep. 29, 2022

Owen S. Muir, MDTopic: The Revolution Won't Be Prior Authorized

Presented by: Owen Scott Muir, MD is a dual board-certified child and general Psychiatrist, and co-author of Adolescent Suicide and Self-Injury: Mentalizing Theory and Treatment.

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Sep. 22, 2022

Carla W. Schnitzlein, DOTopic: Understanding Their World: Working With Military Service Members With Behavioral Health Needs

Presented by: Carla W. Schnitzlein, DO, adult trained psychiatrist who has been in practice since 2014.

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Sep. 15, 2022

Harold SchwartzTopic: From the Hartford Retreat for the Insane to the Institute of Living: 200 Years of Moral Treatment, Innovation and Excellence

Presented by: Harold I. (Hank) Schwartz, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Emeritus at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living (IOL)

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Sep.8, 2022

Jennifer Ferrand, PsyD, ABPPAndrea Iger DuarteTopic: Youth Suicidality: Trends, Impact on the Workforce, & Support Services Available in CT

Presented by: Andrea Iger Duarte, MSW, MPH, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Public Health Professional, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Jennifer Ferrand, PsyD, ABPP, board-certified clinical health psychologist, Hartford HealthCare’s Director of Well-Being

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Sep. 1, 2022

Frederick ShegogTopic: What's Your Legacy?

Presented by: Frederick Shegog, Founder/CEO of The Message LLC

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Grand Rounds, 2021-2022

 Date Presentation

June 30, 2022

Erica MouraGerard LupacchinoTopic: Experience as a Differentiator: Opportunities at the BHN

Presented by: Gerard Lupacchino, MBA, CPXP, Senior Vice President for Human Experience, Hartford HealthCare and Erica Moura, LCSW, MBA, CPXP, Director for Human Centered Care, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network.


June 23, 2022

Godfrey PearlsonTopic: Clozapine Update: Which Patients Benefit and How Do We Know?

Presented by: Godfrey D. Pearlson, MD, founding director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center ( at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital


June 16, 2022

Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MDTopic: Pathways to Biology-Based Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


June 9, 2022

Topic: What’s the Connection: LGBTQ+ Identities and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by: Laura M. Saunders, Psy.D., ABPP and Derek A. Fenwick, Psy.D.


June 2, 2022

E. Katia Moritz, Ph.D., ABPPTopic: Treatment of Complex and Comorbid OCD

Presented by: E. Katia Moritz, Ph.D., ABPP, licensed psychologist in Florida, New York, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


May 19, 2022

Herbert Y. Meltzer, MDEvent: Annual Burlingame Award Lecture

Topic: From Haloperidol to Clozapine, Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs, Neutraceuticals, and Novel Targets for Treating Schizophrenia – Help is here with more on the way

Presented by: Burlingame Awardee, Herbert Y. Meltzer, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacology and Physiology and Director of the Translational Neuropharmacology Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.


May 12, 2022

Bernadette MelynkTopic: Building Wellness Cultures and Systems to Improve Population Health Outcomes

Presented by: Bernadette M. Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, VP for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, the Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor for Evidence-based Practice and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at OSU’s College of Medicine, and Executive Director of The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare.


May 5, 2022

Topic: IOL Case conference - for IOL staff only.

April 28, 2022

Jeffrey Strawn, MDTopic: Choosing Wisely: Precison Medicine Approaches for Anxiety Disorders

Presented by: Jeffrey R Strawn, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cincinnati and at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.


April 21, 2022

Elizabeth StaffordTopic: NAMI’s Role in Providing Information & Support to People Affected by Mental Illness

Presented by: Elizabeth B. Stafford, MPH, NAMI, National’s Director of Research.


April 14, 2022

Paul Nestadt, MDTopic: OPIOIDS and SUICIDE

Presented by: Paul Nestadt, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

April 7, 2022

David TolinTopic: Hoarding: Chasing a New Diagnosis Through Brain, Body, and Behavior

Presented by: David Tolin, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.


Mar. 31, 2022

Susan OmilianTopic: Embracing Hope, Healing and Empowerment: Helping Victims of Multiple Traumas Reclaim Their Lives from Survivor to Thriver!

Presented by: Susan M. Omilian, J.D., Author, Motivational Speaker and Attorney


Mar. 24, 2022

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren Topic: Problem Solving Courts and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: The Power of Courts to Heal

Presented by: Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, Broward County Court Judge, (17th Judicial Circuit, Florida)


Mar. 17, 2022

Glenn TreismanTopic: Interstitial Medicine - The role of psychiatry in the complex interactions between mental disorders and medical conditions

Presented by: Glenn J. Treisman, MD, Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Mar. 10, 2022

Hedi WaldTopic: Holocaust & Medicine Education for Resilient Professional Identity Formation: A Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter Teaches German Medical Students at Auschwitz

Presented by: Hedy S. Wald, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Faculty, Harvard Medical School Pediatrics Leadership Program, and Commissioner, Lancet Commission on Medicine and the Holocaust.

Mar. 3, 2022

Christopher LimTopic: Care Management in Behavioral Health Care

Presented by: Christopher T. Lim, MD, 4th-year psychiatry resident at Cambridge Health Alliance and a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School


Feb. 24, 2022

Topic: Is it Over YET? Healing the Healthcare Workforce through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Presented by: Jennifer Ferrand, PsyD ABPP, Director of Hartford HealthCare’s Well-Being Department


Feb. 17, 2022

Boris BirmaherTopic: Controversies about the Diagnosis and Course of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Presented by: Dr. Birmaher, Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services


Feb. 10, 2022

Michael NorkoTopic: Faith Communities and the Well-Being of LGBT Youth

Presented by: Michael A. Norko MD, MAR, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in the Law and Psychiatry Division; Director of Forensic Services for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


Feb. 3, 2022

Gabrielle CarlsonTopic: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Where did it come from? Where is it going? What can we do about it?

Presented by: Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Jan. 27, 2022

Dr. Javeed SukheraTopic: IOL at 200: Reimagining Moral Treatment in a Contemporary Context

Presented by: Javeed Sukhera, MD, Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living and Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital


Jan. 20, 2022

David PepperTopic: Emergency Psychiatry Past, Present and Future

Presented by: David Pepper, MD, Director of Emergency Psychiatric Services, Hartford Hospital


Jan. 13, 2022

Patrick SenatusTopic: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Presented by: Patrick Senatus, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, is the medical director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute.


Jan. 6, 2022

Lisa Mistler, MDTopic: Healthcare Workplace Safety in New Hampshire

Presented by: Lisa Mistler, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and attending psychiatrist at New Hampshire Hospital under a contract between Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and the State of NH.


Dec. 16, 2021

Topic: Scientific Storm Warnings: What the Movement Toward Process-Based Therapy Portends

Presented by: Steven Hayes, PhD, Nevada Foundation Professor, Behavior Analysis program, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada.


Dec. 9, 2021

Greg Siegle, PhDTopic: Freaking out, shutting down, and leaning in: Neural and clinical adventures at the outskirts of the emotional landscape

Presented by: Greg Siegle, PhD


Dec. 2, 2021

Paul RegoTopic: Understanding Pediatric Gender Identity through Childhood and Adolescence

Presented by: Jack Turban, MD MHS

Nov. 18, 2021

James LockTopic: Using Family-based Treatment for Youth with Eating Disorders

Presented by: James Lock, MD, PhD


Nov. 11, 2021

Asante HaughtonTopic: Rethinking Wellness: Brokering New Mental Healthcare Paradigms

Presented by: Asante Haughton

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Nov. 4, 2021

Brianna PollockTopic: The Very Important Patient and Health Care: VIPs, Behavioral Health Equity and Preferential Treatment

Presented by: Brianna Pollock, PhD


Oct. 24, 2021

Topic: Early Experience and Child Development: A New Science of Neurodevelopmental Optimization

Presented by: Joan Luby, MD, PhD, the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Psychiatry (Child) at the Washington University School of Medicine, where she had founded and leads the Early Emotional Development Program


Oct. 21, 2021

Luis R. Sandoval, Ph.D.Topic: Improving Mental Health through Technology: Clinical case studies from the patients’ perspective”

Presented by: Luis R. Sandoval, Ph.D., licensed clinician and research staff in the Public Psychiatry Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School


Oct. 14, 2021

Benjamin AndersonTopic: Esketamine Treatment at the IOL

Presented by: Ben Anderson, MD, Center for Interventional Psychiatry / Esketamine Clinic, The Institute of Living


Oct. 7, 2021

Topic: The Recovery Support Specialist: Changing the Landscape of Behavioral Health

Presented by: Karen Kangas, Ed.D; William Dantzler, RSS; Juan Torres, RSS; Tonya Cutler, RSS


Sept. 30, 2021

Topic: Structural Stigma and Coercive Mental Healthcare

Presented by: James Livingston, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Sep. 23, 2021

Topic: Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder: Current Evidence and Key Clinical Considerations

Presented by: Natalie Gukasyan, MD, psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Sep. 16, 2021

Topic: The Interface of Medical and Psychiatric Disorders: Focus on Cancer and Heart Disease

Presented by: Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD, chair and professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School


Sept. 2, 2021

Topic: Mental Health in the Public Domain: Using Technology to Scale Our Impact

Presented by: Matthew Peters, MD, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Grand Rounds, 2020-2021

 Date Presentation
June 24, 2021

Topic: Zero Opioid Overdose Deaths: Opportunities for Engagement

Presented by: Jonathan Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director of Rushford Center, Chief of Psychiatry at Midstate Medical Center, and Vice President of Addiction Services for the Behavioral Health Network of Hartford HealthCare.

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June 17, 2021

Topic: The Promise of Risk Algorithms for Identifying Patients at Risk of Suicide across Diverse Clinical Settings

Presented by: Robert H Aseltine Jr., PhD, Professor and Chair in the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health and Director of the Center for Population Health at UConn Health

June 10, 2021

Topic: Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Emotion Meets Cognition

Presented by: Steven B Sandler, MD, author of Remembering with Emotion in Dynamic Psychotherapy

June 3, 2021

Topic: Trial By Fire: Telepsychiatry During and Beyond the Pandemic

Presented by: Neha Jain, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and associate program director for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UConn Health

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May 27, 2021

Annual Burlingame Award Lecture

Topic: The Childhood Risk to Develop Anxiety and Depression: A Translational Neuroscience Approach

Presented by: Burlingame Awardee Ned H. Kalin, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Hedberg Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—Madison, Editor-in-Chief – American Journal of Psychiatry

May 20, 2021

Topic: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma

Presented by: Janina Fisher, PhD, Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

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May 13, 2021

Topic: Advanced Services for Adolescents with Psychosis (ASAP): A Treatment Approach to Mitigating Schizophrenia Prodrome

Presented by: Jennifer Zajac, DO; Patricia Graham, LCSW; Frescia Velarde, BA

May 6, 2021

Topic: Best Care and Best Outcomes in Behavioral Health Settings

Presented by: Kevin Ann Huckshorn, PhD, Director of Evidence-based Practices and Programs for WellPath Recovery Solutions, Inc

(This presentation is only available in Healthstream for HHC employees.)

April 22, 2021

Topic: Big-data in psychiatry: and how weather changes your brain

Presented by: Gregory Book, MS, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living

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April 15, 2021

Topic: Practical tips for Open Notes for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Presented by: Frank Fortunati, MD, JD, Vice Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at YNHH, Medical Director of Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. 

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April 8, 2021

Topic: Black, Male, and Blue: Unpacking Mechanisms Linking Racism to Depression in Black Adult Males

Presented by: Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH, Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Connecticut

April 1, 2021

Topic: Assessing Late Career Practitioners for Cognitive Decline: An Evidence-Based Approach

Presented by: Kevin Young, PhD, Assistant Training Director, Psychology and Manager, Psychological Testing Service at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living

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March 25, 2021

Topic: Not Fake News: Gun Violence - A Public Health Emergency in the United States

Presented by: Bela Sood, MD, FAACAP, Senior Professor for Child and Mental Health Policy, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. 

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March 18, 2021

Topic: Options for Treating SARS-CoV-2
Presented by: Christopher Steele, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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March 11, 2021

Topic: EMDR: A Research Supported Psychotherapy for Trauma

Presented by: Cheryl Kenn, LCSW, and Judy Cabeceiras, LMFT

March 4, 2021

Topic: Patient Safety: A Journey to High Reliability in Healthcare

Presented by: Lori Paine, DrPh, MS, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Associate Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

(This presentation is only available in Healthstream for HHC employees.)

Feb. 25, 2021

Topic: Minimizing Risk of Persistent Postoperative Opioid Use and Postoperative Pain

Presented by: Traci Speed, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Feb. 18, 2021

Topic: The Well-Gardened Mind: Horticulture, Nature and Mental Health

Presented by: Sue Stuart-Smith, MD, PhD, MA MBBS, MRCPsych, PhD,  Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist DocHealth Service, Author of "The Well Gardened Mind"

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Feb. 11, 2021

Topic: Secure Attachment: A Portal to Improve Population Health

Presented by: Marilyn Sanders, MD, Attending Neonatologist, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Jan. 21, 2021

Topic: Little Treatments, Big Effects: Building Brief Interventions to Reduce Youth Psychopathology at Scale 

Presented by: Jessica L. Schleider, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Jan. 14, 2021

Topic: Suicide and Access to Lethal Means

Presented by: Paul S Nestadt, MD, PhD

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Jan. 7, 2021

Dr. Rocco MarottaTopic: Oxytocin as an augmentation to the treatment of schizophrenia with clozapine: Improvement in negative symptoms and life paths

Presented by: Dr. Rocco Marotta, MD, PhD

Dec. 17, 2020

Topic: Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice

Presented by: Christopher Germer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Harvard Medical School; Founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy as well as the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

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Dec. 10, 2020

Topic: Personalizing Psychotherapy: A New Therapy for Each Patient

Presented by: John C Norcross, PhD, Distinguished Professor & Chair of Psychology, University of Scranton

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Dec. 3, 2020

Topic: Unique Molecular Regulation of Prefrontal Cortex Confers Vulnerability to Schizophrenia

Presented by: Amy Arnsten, PhD, Kent Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Yale University

Nov. 19, 2020

Topic: Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior: Too Dangerous for Psychiatric Hospitalization

Presented by: Charles C. Dike, MD, MPH, FRCPsych, Law and Psychiatry Division, Yale University

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Nov. 12, 2020

Topic: Creating a Mask Wearing Culture

Presented by: Jennifer Ferrand, PsyD, Director of Wellness, Hartford HealthCare

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Nov. 5, 2020

Topic: Harm Reduction: Opportunities for Engagement

Presented by: J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director, Rushford; Vice President of Addiction Services, BHN; Mark Jenkins, Founder, Executive Director, Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition

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Oct. 29, 2020

Topic: COVID-19: Promoting Children’s Mental Health through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Presented by: Elissa Brown, PhD, Director, Child HELP Partnership and Professor, St. John’s University

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Oct. 22, 2020

Topic: The Psychosocial Dimension of Psychopharmacology

Presented by: David Mintz, MD, Director of Psychiatric Education, Austen Riggs Center

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Oct. 15, 2020

Topic: Internet and Screen-Based Addiction: An Emerging Area 
of Behavioral Addiction Medicine

Presented by: David Greenfield, PhD, MS, ABPP, Founder and Clinical Director, Center for Internet & Technology Addiction; Medical Director, Greenfield Recovery Center; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UConn School of Medicine

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Oct. 8, 2020

Topic: Psychiatry and the Media

Presented by: Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School; Director, Columbia Psychiatry Media; Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, Session; Chair, Advisory Board, Get Help; Distinguished Psychiatrist Advisor, NYS Office of Mental Health

Oct. 1, 2020

Topic: Modern Practice of ECT

Presented by: Joan Prudic, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

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Sep. 24 2020

Topic: Psycho-social Factors that Influence Mental Health Treatment Outcomes for Persons of Color

Presented by: C. Jama Adams, PhD, associate professor of psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York

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Sep. 17, 2020

Topic: Metacognition and Psychosis: Emerging Research and Approaches to Individual Pyschotherapy

Presented by: Paul Lysaker, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center; Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Sep. 10, 2020

Christine MontrossTopic: Maddening: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars

Presented by: Christine Montross, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

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Sep. 3, 2020

Dr. Jessica IsomTopic: Learning how to walk then run: becoming antiracist in psychiatry

Presented by: Dr. Jessica Isom, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor, Yale University Department of Psychiatry; Attending Psychiatrist, Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA; Boston Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

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Aug. 27, 2020

Topic: Building Resilience in the Time of Rona and Anti-Black Racism

Presented by: Dr. Ayana Jordan, Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, addiction psychiatrist, Connecticut Mental Health Center, associate program director for the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program

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Aug. 20, 2020

Topic: Setting the stage: Why racial injustice is a community psychiatry issue for patients, clinicians and health systems

Presented by: Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, associate professor of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Aug. 13, 2020

Dr. Ruth ShimTopic: Structural Racism and Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by: Dr. Ruth Shim, Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, University of California, Davis

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Aug. 6, 2020

Dr. Sarah VinsonTopic: Ghosts in the Office: Structural Racism and Mental Health

Presented by: Dr. Sarah Vinson, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and adjunct faculty at Emory School of Medicine

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Jul. 30, 2020

Topic: Racial Projections and Enactments in the Clinical Relationship: A Black Perspective

Presented by: Dr. Steven Hoffler, assistant professor, Social Work Department, Lang House, Southern Connecticut State University

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Jul. 23, 2020

Topic: Schizophrenia and psychosis: a review of the historical framework shaping racial biases in diagnosis and treatment

Presented by: Dr. Aieyat Zalzala, Clinical psychologist, Institute of Living

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Jul. 2, 2020

Dr. Javeed SukheraTopic: Bias in the Mirror: Exploring Implicit Bias in Health Professions

Presented by: Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Associate professor of Psychiatry at Schulich School of Medicine, Western University; chair of London Police Services Board

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