The 30th Annual Door County Summer Institute



Welcome to the Thirtieth Annual Door County Summer Institute. We hope this year’s offerings will assist you in your ongoing professional development while providing an opportunity to recharge and reinvigorate yourself in Door County.

MCW Psychiatry Department

The Medical College of Wisconsin is a private medical school with a public mission of excellence in education, research, patient care, and community service. MCW ranks in the top third of all U.S. medical schools for federal research funding. The MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine has a history of clinical and teaching excellence, combined with a renewed focus on research. Under the leadership of Chair Jon Lehrmann, MD, the department ranks nationally in the top quintile of medical school psychiatry departments that receive NIH funding.

About Door County

Door County, WI, is an area of captivating scenic beauty. From its steep limestone bluffs to the spacious sand beaches, the 250-mile shoreline is both dramatic and serene. Almost every kind of outdoor activity is available, as the area has four state parks and many local parks, beaches, hiking trails, and golf courses.

Session Information

From July 25 to August 12, 2016, 12 separate sessions will comprise this year’s Summer Institute. There will be six 5-day sessions and six 2-day sessions. The 5-day sessions are held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and the 2-day sessions from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., leaving participants and their families afternoons free to explore the wonders of Door County. All seminars are held at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor, WI. A continental breakfast will be served daily. Casual dress is the standard for all sessions.

Tuition and Refunds

Tuition is $599 for one week and $499 for each additional week. Tuition for full-time graduate students and resident physicians is $350 per week with a letter from the training director.

The first symposium tuition will be reduced to $550 if received by May 13, 2016. Groups of 3 or more may deduct an additional $45 from each registration if submitted at the same time with payment. Two-day sessions are $280 before May 13 and $330 after May 13, 2016.

Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.


Lodging in July and August is in great demand; it is crucial that you make reservations early. A block of suites has been set aside for conference participants at the Landmark Resort. These suites will be held until June 17, 2016, or until they are filled. After that, the rooms are on a space available basis.

From its site on the bluff, the Landmark offers outstanding views of the waters of Green Bay with 294 units comprised of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condominium suites. Facilities include the Carrington Pub and Grill, 10 meeting and function rooms, 1 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, whirlpools and steam rooms, and a fitness center and game room. The Landmark Resort is Door County’s largest and best full service facility.

The Landmark Resort
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877

Landmark Resort Website

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Session 1

July 25-29, 2016

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-Span Perspective

Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 19 years ago. He is presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and clinicians voted him, "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has consulted at a number of treatment centers for children and adolescents who have a history of victimization experiences. He helped train mental health workers to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters, school shootings and suicides, domestic violence, and with returning service members and their families.

Symposium Description and Objectives

In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, most individuals are impacted, but some 75% go on to evidence resilience and the ability to "bounce back" and confront ongoing adversities. In contrast, some 25% of individuals will manifest persistent adjustment difficulties and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the practical implications for treatment from a life-span perspective. He will discuss how to bolster resilience in "high risk” children and their families, adolescents (with a focus on LGBTQ youth), and victims of human trafficking. He will also discuss adult psychiatric patients with comorbid substance abuse, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, traumatic brain injury, and those experiencing prolonged and complicated grief disorder. We will also cover ways to bolster resilience in the elderly and how to bolster vicarious resilience in psychotherapists.

Participants will:

(1) Describe differences between individuals who develop PTSD and related adjustment problems as a result of traumatic experiences vs individuals who evidence resilience

(2) Discuss the neurobiological correlates of PTSD and resilience and the implications for treatment

(3) Develop a case conceptualization model of risk and protective factors that informs assessment and treatment decision making

(4) Implement core tasks of psychotherapy with clients who experience PTSD, complex PTSD, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders

Monday Nature and neurobiology of resilience; What distinguishes the 75% who evidence resilience vs the 25% who evidence PTSD; Implications for treatment; Characteristics of resilient adults

Tuesday Case conceptualization model; Application to psychiatric patients with comorbid disorders; Prolonged and complicated grief

Wednesday Borderline personality disorders; Individuals with traumatic brain injuries

Thursday High risk children and their families; Implications for treatment; Trauma-focused CBT; LGBTQ and victimized youth due to human trafficking

Friday Bolstering resilience in the elderly; Ways to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy; Bolstering vicarious resilience in psychotherapists


Session 2

July 25-29, 2016

Sarah Swanson, PhD, Jennifer Koop, PhD, Michelle Loman, PhD,

David Sabsevitz, PhD, & Laura Umfleet, PsyD

Current Topics in Neuropsychology

Sara Swanson, PhD, ABPP, is MCW Professor of Neurology and Division Chief of Neuropsychology. She provides clinical training for Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellows and is co-investigator on a NIH grant to study language fMRI in epilepsy surgery candidates.

David Sabsevitz, PhD, ABPP, is MCW Associate Professor of Neuropsychology specializing in the evaluation and treatment of adults with neurological, behavioral, and developmental disorders. He is the director of the Neuropsychology Brain Tumor Clinic.

Laura Glass Umfleet, PsyD, is MCW Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology who serves as the director of the Adult Neuropsychology Practicum program. Her research interests include normal versus abnormal aging.

Michelle Loman, PhD, is MCW Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology specializing in evaluation of children with neurological, medical, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research focuses on internationally adopted children and early deprivation on neurodevelopment.

Jennifer Koop, PhD, ABPP, is MCW Associate Professor of Neuropsychology specializing in cognitive function in children with developmental and neurological disorders. Her research includes investigating the cognitive sequelae of early neurological injury/disease on cognitive development.

Symposium Description and Objectives

MCW Neuropsychology faculty will discuss topics in clinical neuropsychology through discussion of case examples and current research. This set of workshops will cover functional neuroanatomy, neurobehavioral syndromes, forensic neuropsychology, optimizing developmental outcomes, and differential diagnoses across the lifespan.

Participants will:

(1) Recognize common cognitive functions and their neuroanatomical underpinnings as well as focal neurobehavioral syndromes associated with neurological injury

(2) Understand cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and subtypes of dementia

(3) Describe the role of neuropsychological testing in medicolegal cases and controversies that arise in these cases

(4) Articulate the impact of changes to diagnostic criteria related to cognitive functioning and optimal treatment outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Monday Dr. Sabsevitz-Neuroanatomy; Localization of function and neurobehavioral syndromes associated with injury; Disconnection syndromes; Aphasias, hemispatial neglect, and frontal lobe syndromes; Neuroimaging and neuroanatomy

Tuesday Dr. Swanson-Interacting with attorneys; Identifying your role in medicolegal evaluations; Limits of confidentiality; Providing testimony; Symptom and performance validity testing; Functional imaging, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and persistent post-concussion syndrome

Wednesday Dr. Umfleet-Decline in memory and executive functioning; Normal aging vs dementia; Mild cognitive impairment; Major neurocognitive disorder; Dementia

Thursday Dr. Loman-Typical neurocognitive development; Research contributing to deviation from and/or maintenance of typical developmental pathways; Current activities aimed at bettering cognition

Friday Dr. Koop-Diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum disorders; DSM-V changes to diagnostic criteria; Etiological considerations and neuroanatomical and functional findings; Current trends in intervention and treatment; Research approaches to optimize outcomes


Session 3

July 25-26, 2016 | 2-Day Session

Thomas Heinrich, MD, & Christina Wichman, DO

Updates in Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry: 2016

Thomas Heinrich, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at MCW. He is director of the Froedtert Hospital CL service treating complex presentations of medical, surgical, and neuropsychiatric illnesses. Dr. Heinrich is Vice Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry at MCW and is also Medical Director of Process Improvement of Inpatient Medical and Surgical Services at Froedtert Hospital.

Christina Wichman, DO, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at MCW. She is the Director of Women's Mental Health in the Department of OB/GYN, as well as the Director in the inpatient CL service at Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Wichman's academic interests surround women's mental health, especially pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Symposium Description and Objectives

Psychosomatic Medicine, also referred to as Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, is the subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with complex comorbid psychiatric and medical illness. It is estimated that over ten million Americans suffer from comorbid medical and psychiatric illnesses at any given time, making the need to evaluate, diagnose, and treat such individuals a significant public health issue. Thought only to have a home on medical and surgical units of hospitals, psychosomatic medicine is expanding to include various models of collaborative care. Mental health providers will have a role in developing population-based integrated care models for patients with psychiatric conditions.

This symposium will provide an overview on some of the most common, important, and interesting topics in the field of psychosomatic medicine including women’s mental health, sleep disorders, catatonia, epilepsy, delirium, and managing difficult patients in a medical setting. These topics will be taught in a stimulating and interactive, often case-based, manner.

Participants will:

(1) Appreciate the bidirectional relationship between medical illnesses and mental health

(2) Explain how medical and surgical illnesses can present with psychiatric signs and symptoms

(3) Differentiate ways mental health providers can better integrate into medical and surgical settings

(4) Discuss adverse medical events that can occur as a result of psychiatric medications

Monday Innovative models in CL; Delirium; Catatonia; Women’s mental health; Vitamin deficiencies

Tuesday Depression in the medically ill; Sleep disorders; Difficult patients; Epilepsy: Neuropsychiatric consequences; Palliative care


Session 4

July 28-29, 2016 | 2-Day Session

Richard Barthel, MD

Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update

Richard Barthel, MD, is Assistant Professor in the MCW Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His clinical work is based at the MCW Tosa Center where he follows patients via tele-medicine at Catalpa Health and Wellness, a child mental health clinic in Appleton, WI. This follows 30+ years at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is an ongoing teacher of child and adolescent psychopharmacology to child psychiatry fellows.

Symposium Description and Objectives

The ability to comfortably provide pharmacotherapy for child mental health problems is now a critical skill for primary care clinicians of all disciplines. This symposium will review advances in the use of medications for both commonly seen and more unusual mental health disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles that can guide care. Challenging clinical vignettes will be the base for discussions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ‘problem cases’ for discussion by the group.

Participants will:

(1) Discuss and apply the competing pharmacodynamic explanations for the effects of stimulants in attention disorders

(2) Cite resources for assessing potential drug:drug interactions impacting co-pharmacy decision making in clinical practice

(3) Appreciate the need for strong collaboration between a patient’s ‘medical home’, school, and mental health resources

(4) Recognize when consultation with an ‘expert’ pharmacotherapist is needed and identify resources available

Thursday Philosophy of safe and effective psychopharmacology; Treatment of attention and disruptive behavior disorders; Approaches to affective and mood disorders

Friday Pharmacotherapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders; Coordinating care for tic disorders; Pediatric sleep disorders; Participant cases


Session 5

August 1-5, 2016

Robert Boland, MD, & Josepha Cheong, MD

Psychiatry Update, Review, & Self-Assessment: Utilizing Active Learning Methods

Robert Boland, MD, is Co-Director of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Brigham and Women's/ Faulkner Hospitals. Dr. Boland has more than 70 scientific publications and is currently on the editorial board of Academic Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, FOCUS (the APA’s journal of continuing education), and Psychiatric Times. He has had leadership roles in a number of organizations, including past President for the Association for Academic Psychiatry and the American Association of Directors of Residency Training, and he is President-Elect of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Josepha Cheong, MD, is Assistant Chief of Psychiatry for the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her primary areas of focus are medical education, geriatric, emergency, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. She is a member of the ACGME Psychiatry RRC and its Executive Subcommittee. She is highly regarded as a teacher and has received numerous awards at regional, state, and national levels as well as a sought-after educational speaker and lecturer.

Symposium Description and Objectives

Psychiatry is expanding at such a rapid pace that it has become difficult to keep track of what we know and how we know it. This course is intended for anyone wanting to brush up on psychiatry and will be a broad overview of the field. Although we will focus on practical clinical information, we will also consider such emerging technologies and fields as neuromodulation and advances in genetics.

But how can we learn so much material in a short time? Although lectures or books may be engaging, this is often not the case, and we can find it difficult to learn during these passive activities. With this in mind, our course employs multiple techniques for learning, emphasizing an interactive app-roach that will maximize engagement. To aid learning and retention and help focus on areas in most need of review, we will take a question and answer approach using such methods as audience response questions, as well as team and case based learning. We will also interweave brief presentations organized as “top ten” lists of what you need to know about a particular disorder or discipline. Please bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or some other device to access the internet to retrieve reference and supporting materials.

This activity also awards a maximum of 8 Self-Assessment Category 1 CME credits per the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

Participants will:

(1) Recognize knowledge gaps as part of an exercise in lifelong learning

(2) Utilize multiple-choice questions to reinforce learning of clinical knowledge

(3) Identify preparation strategies for lifelong learning

(4) Practice and develop skills for searching clinical literature

Monday Schizophrenia; Mood disorders; Questions and discussion

Tuesday Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders; Sleep, sexual, and eating disorders; Questions and discussion

Wednesday Personality disorders; Child psychiatry and development; Questions and discussion

Thursday Geriatric and medical psychiatry; Ethics and forensics; Questions and discussion

Friday Emerging technologies; Promising areas of research; Self-test; Review of audience questions


Session 6

August 1-5, 2016

Fred Heide, PhD, & Lee Becker

Self-Compassion: An Improvisational Approach

Frederick Heide, PhD, is Associate Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, where he has won both the Master Teacher and Teacher of the Year Awards. Dr. Heide received the Outstanding Research Contribution Award from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his work on relaxation-induced anxiety. Dr. Heide is also co-founder of and longtime performer with Door County’s Northern Sky Theater, which was the 2012 recipient of the Wisconsin Governor’s Award for Arts, Culture, and Heritage. He studied acting and created several shows with Paul Sills, founding director of Chicago’s Second City Theater.

Lee Becker began improvising 30 years ago with ComedySportz while attending UW Madison. He helped found ComedySportz NYC, and also worked with the group in Milwaukee, running workshops in all three locations. He is a core member of Northern Sky Theater where he is a performer, musician, and playwright. Lee was a founding member of Door Shakespeare and has also performed and written for First Stage Children’s Theater in Milwaukee.

Symposium Description and Objectives

Self-compassion is an aspect of mental health that has generated interest among clinical and social psychologists. It consists of three components: Self-kindness in the face of failure, recognition of the universality of human suffering, and mindful noticing of painful feelings and thoughts. Derived from Buddhist philosophy, self-compassion has stimulated over 500 scholarly and empirical articles since it was first described by Kristin Neff at the University of Texas in 2003. In contrast to the better-known construct of self-esteem, self-compassion abandons self-evaluation in favor of being moved by one’s own suffering and approaching it openly with kindness.

The facilitators of this workshop will explore behavioral improvisation as a novel and often entertaining method of enhancing self-compassion. After a brief overview, the bulk of the week will be devoted to improvisational exercises in a safe, highly supportive atmosphere. We’ll utilize brief mindfulness inductions, classic theater games, and techniques to promote self-compassion. No previous experience with improvisation is needed.

Participants will:

(1) Explore Neff’s definition of self-compassion and how it derives from Buddhist philosophy

(2) Understand how self-compassion differs from self-esteem, self-pity, self-criticism and self-complacency

(3) Review research indicating facilitative effects of self-compassion on a variety of psychological processes including emotion, self-improvement, and resilience

(4) Learn how behavioral improvisation can be used to promote self-compassion

Monday Self-compassion; Three major components; Buddhist philosophy; Self-esteem; Correlates with mental health; Emotion regulation, recovery from failure, self-improvement motivation; Self-compassion interventions; Introduction to behavioral improvisation

Tuesday Behavioral Improvisation I

Wednesday Behavioral Improvisation II; Self Compassion I

Thursday Behavioral Improvisation III; Self Compassion II

Friday Wrap up and summary


Session 7

August 1-2, 2016 | 2-Day Session

Jeffrey Garbelman, PhD

Suicide Risk Assessment: The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale Certification Training

Jeffrey Garbelman, PhD, is a psychologist at the Milwaukee VA, providing forensic opinions across a 12 state area involving veteran suicides and other causes of death. He is also the Milwaukee VA Police Psychological Consultant and co-directs the VA Centralized Assessment Unit. He is a consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, overseeing their Crisis Intervention Partners training program and is certified by the American Association of Suicidology in Psychological Autopsy providing consultation, training, and forensic services in areas of PTSD and suicide risk assessment, documentation, and the law.

Symposium Description and Objectives

Suicide is one of the leading public health problems of our time. As mental health professionals, we are charged with the assessment and treatment of suicide without the capacity to meaningfully predict suicide. In many cases, we lack even a shared language to discuss suicide risk. The result is often missed treatment opportunities, failures in communication of risk, over taxing of limited resources, and concerns of litigation.

This symposium will provide an in-depth certification training in one of the recognized gold standards in suicide risk assessment, The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS), and discuss an approach to suicide risk assessment documentation which is pragmatic, evidence-based, and legally justifiable. The CSSRS is recognized as a best practice by the WHO, AMA, Joint Commission, and was incorporated into the suicide section of the SCID and Centers for Disease Control definitions of suicidal ideation and behavior.

Participants will:

(1) Receive certification in the CSSRS

(2) Identify the current state of suicide risk assessment and impediments to predicting suicide

(3) Learn to administer the screening and clinical/lifetime versions of CSSRS through discussion, case examples, and practice

(4) Discuss the use of the CSSRS in real-world decision-making

Monday Overview of CSSRS; Suicide risk assessment; Screening and clinical/lifetime versions of CSSRS; Suicidal ideation and behaviors, non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, and lethality; Case examples

Tuesday Clinical decision-making and prevention policies; Documentation; Theories of suicide; Consultation and collaboration; Transitional data; Acute and imminent risk factors; Mental status exam; Suicidal behaviors; Evidence-based treatment


Session 8

August 4-5, 2016 | 2-Day Session

Jerrold Post, MD

Personality and Politics

Jerrold Post, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Political Psychology, and International Affairs at George Washington University. Prior to his position there, he had a 21-year career with the CIA, where he founded and directed the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior, providing assessments of foreign leadership and decision making for the President and other senior officials to prepare for high level negotiations and for use in crisis situations. Dr. Post is author of several books including, Narcissism and Politics: Dreams of Glory, and The Mind of the Terrorist: The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda.

Symposium Description and Objectives

Political Psychology addresses the nexus between politics and psychology- what leads leaders to lead, followers to follow? How can ordinary people perpetrate extraordinary evil? This symposium will survey the field of political psychology, the interdiscipline concerned with the connection between political and psychological processes. Consideration will be given to influences on political behavior from the perspective of the individual, the group, the organization, and the nation-state. Special consideration will be given to the psychology of political terrorism, crisis decision making, and the psychology of international conflict and the need for enemies.

Participants will:

(1) Review the psychology of political leadership and leader-follower relationships

(2) Comprehend the typology of leader personalities and the manner they influence decision making

(3) Grasp the psychology of terrorism and genocide

(4) Understand how political socialization impacts the development of political identity from the psychobiographic perspective

Thursday History and basic concepts; Political and clinical personality types; Transactional leadership; Transformational leadership; Charismatic leader-follower relationships

Friday Political terrorism; Groupthink and crisis decision making; Psychopolitics of hatred; Destructive obedience and genocide


Session 9

August 8-12, 2016

John Greist, MD, James Jefferson, MD, & David Katzelnick, MD

Mood and Anxiety Disorders 2016: Pharmacotherapeutic and Other Advances

John Greist, MD, and James Jefferson, MD, are Distinguished Senior Scientists at the Madison Institute of Medicine and Clinical Adjunct Professors of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. They are, respectively, CEO and President of Healthcare Technology Systems. David Katzelnick, MD, is Chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health and Associate Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Their major clinical and research interests are mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology, CBT, treatment of mental illness in primary care, and the application of computer-based technology in clinical and research settings. They authored and coauthored numerous articles in journals, book chapters, patient education booklets, and books in their areas of expertise. They continue involvement in professional education through CME conferences.

Symposium Description and Objectives

This symposium will provide clinicians with an overview and update on both conventional and novel treatment approaches to depressive and bipolar disorders, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD. Additional foci will be on suicidality, chronic pain, herbal psychopharmacology, computer therapies, and assessment based care. The symposium will integrate case discussions and the informal exchange of information between faculty and participants.

Participants will:

(1) Review and update pharmacological treatment approaches to depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders

(2) Learn evidence-based approaches to overcoming treatment resistance

(3) Identify risk factors for suicide and assessment of risk

(4) Integrate measurement-based care into clinical practice

Monday Dr. Jefferson: Depressive disorders: Neurobiology, pharmacologic profiles, comparative efficacies; Side effects and management; Drug interactions; Treatment resistance

Tuesday Dr. Katzelnick: Social anxiety and panic disorder; Pros and cons of benzodiazepines; Non-pharmacologic treatment alternatives; Adjunctive therapies

Wednesday Dr. Greist: Obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD; Factors affecting suicidality and its assessment

Thursday Dr. Jefferson: Bipolar spectrum concept; Controversies; Comorbidity; Managing mania and bipolar depression; Mood stabilizer pharmacology, side effects, and drug interactions

Friday Drs. Jefferson, Katzelnick, and Greist: Herbal psychopharmacology; Integration of measurement-based care; Computer therapies for depression and OCD that improve practices and patient outcomes


Session 10

August 8-12, 2016

Melinda Hughes, MEd, & Maria Rozek, APSW

Working with Sexual Assault Survivors: From Crisis to Healing

Maria Rozek is a licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker and Trauma Counselor who has responded to issues of child maltreatment, interpersonal violence, and sexual assault. She has provided care to individuals addressing sexual violence, co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, cognitive and emotional challenges, and prior experiences of trauma. Passionate about supporting survivors, she provides education to medical practitioners, law enforcement, prosecution, and judiciary for local, state-wide, and international audiences.

Melinda Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor. In 2004, she was selected to be the founding Program Director of Milwaukee's Healing Center, where she developed individual, group, and holistic services for survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. During her 12 years there, the center grew to serve over 700 clients annually. Melinda has provided training and consultation across the state, and teaches trauma counseling courses at Marquette and Alverno College.

Symposium Description and Objectives

Sexual violence is a public health epidemic affecting individuals nationwide. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted prior to age 18. A history of sexual trauma or new event of sexual violence is not uncommon in patient populations. This workshop provides an opportunity to explore the prevalence of sexual violence and trauma-informed practices that move a client from crisis to healing. Participants will learn strategies for acknowledging, supporting, and addressing the impact of sexual violence and identify treatment issues and corresponding interventions to promote healing.

Participants will:

(1) Consider sexual violence and the impact on individuals from a neurobiological perspective

(2) Enhance awareness of trauma-informed practices addressing sexual assault trauma reactions to promote opportunities for healing and wellness

(3) Understand key treatment issues across the healing/recovery process

(4) Identify strategies and interventions to address those treatment issues

Monday Prevalence and impact of sexual violence across the lifespan; Identifying crisis interventions; Multidisciplinary resources to enhance support

Tuesday Secondary traumatization; Identifying trauma-informed practices to promote wellness and resilience

Wednesday Point of entry in crisis immediately following sexual violence; Coping efforts; Healing opportunities

Thursday Therapeutic issues in awareness and stabilization phase of trauma work; Best practice interventions and strategies

Friday Trauma processing phase; Best practice interventions and strategies


Session 11

August 8-9, 2016 | 2-Day Session

Russell Barkley, PhD

Advances in Understanding Management of ADHD in Children and Adults

Russell Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina with over 40 years of research and experience in ADHD. He is board certified in three specialties: Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Barkley is a scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books and at least 30 editions of clinical manuals. He has also published over 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Dr. Barkley is founder and editor of the newsletter, The ADHD Report, and has presented over 800 invited addresses.

Symposium Description and Objectives

ADHD is one of the most common childhood behavioral disorders, affecting up to 5 to 7 percent of the school-age population, accounting for the largest proportion of children referred to mental health programs in this country. Clinicians are increasingly aware that ADHD does not disappear over development and that many individuals with the disorder in childhood will continue to manifest into adulthood. ADHD will persist into adolescence in up to 80 percent of childhood cases, and up to 65-70 percent of these cases into adulthood.

This workshop will provide current information on the causes of ADHD, including neuro-anatomy, genetics, and potential environmental contributors to the disorder. We will also review the implications of current etiological research for understanding and management. We will focus on key developments in research on the most effective treatment treatments for ADHD as well as an overview of treatments deemed experimental and those that have been disproven or remain unproven.

Participants will:

(1) Learn the DSM5 criteria and numerous modifications needed to improve the rigor of these criteria for diagnosis

(2) Understand the most likely etiologies of ADHD

(3) Identify major advances in management approaches used to treat childhood and adolescent ADHD

(4) Review common comorbid disorders that co-exist with ADHD and reasons they may be associated

Monday Advances in diagnosis; Update on executive functioning; Importance of emotion in managing ADHD; The other attention disorder: Sluggish cognitive tempo

Tuesday Advances in etiologies and management of ADHD; Optimizing ADHD treatment; The impact of comorbidity


Session 12

August 11-12, 2016 | 2-Day Session

Scott Stuart, MD

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Scott Stuart, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and OBGYN at the University of Iowa. He is active in clinical work, education, and research in the areas of IPT and perinatal psychiatry. Dr. Stuart is President of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapists and Director of the IPT Institute. He has authored a number of articles on IPT, and is co-author of Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide (2nd ed). He co-directs the Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center and has been conducting training in IPT worldwide for over 20 years.

Symposium Description and Objectives

This course will instruct participants in the theory and practice of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) consisting of didactic presentations and review of the research evidence supporting IPT, followed by a multimedia presentation describing the use of IPT with depressed patients. Group discussion as well as role-playing will be utilized. The class is designed for mental health clinicians who are well acquainted with basic psychotherapy principles, such as the ability to effectively engage patients, formulate cases, and use specific psychotherapy techniques.

Participants will:

(1) Understand the basic principles of IPT

(2) Identify patients for whom IPT would be an appropriate treatment

(3) Utilize IPT within a recovery from depression model of care

(4) Summarize IPT research literature

Thursday IPT theory and evidence for efficacy; Structure and interpersonal inventory; IPT formulation and summary

Friday Role transition; Interpersonal disputes; IPT techniques; Conclusion and maintenance treatment


The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm and each two-day session for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. MCW designates each week-long session for up to 15 hours of participation and each two-day session for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

MCW is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Special Needs

Participants needing special accommodations, please contact our office at (414) 955-7250 at least two weeks in advance of any session.


Consistent with ACCME policy, faculty for all MCW continuing education programs must disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial organizations. MCW has a mechanism in place to identify and resolve conflicts in advance of the DCSI.

For more information contact:

Carlyle H. Chan, MD
MCW Department of Psychiatry
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Tosa Center, Third Floor
1155 N. Mayfair Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Maps & Directions

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Site Map

Brenda Konczal
CME and Residency Education Coordinator I
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine | (414) 955-7250