Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Jon A Lehrmann, MD

Jon A. Lehrmann, MD
Charles E. Kubly Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Chairman and Professor

“The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is a dedicated community of compassionate, expert, inspired, professional clinicians, academicians, staff, and trainees committed to improving the lives of persons affected by psychiatric diseases, concurrent disorders, behavior-related illnesses, and social- environmental conditions impeding mental health.

This mission is accomplished through the pursuit of six core values: (1) scholarship and research, (2) education, (3) clinical service, (4) community outreach, (5) bioethical principles, and (6) leadership and administration.”

Message from the Chairman and Professor



PSYCHED Spring 2014




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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53226


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Tosa Center, 3rd Floor
1155 North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53226



Administrative Office:

Phone: (414) 955-8990
Fax:    (414) 955-6299


All Patient and Pharmacy Requests: 

Phone: (414) 955-8900
Fax:    (414) 955-6285





Grand Rounds Schedule    

Grand Rounds April-May-June 2014


April 2, 2014
"Increasing Empathy and Effectiveness in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder”
Amanda Gregas, PhD, Acute MH Program Manager and Supervisory Psychologist, VAMC
Beth Shaw, PhD, Lead, Individualized Addiction Consultation Team (I-ACT), VAMC
1. Understand biosocial theory and the components which typically lead to the development of borderline personality disorder as well as the challenging behaviors associated with this diagnosis
2. Provide an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and identify the key assumptions guiding this treatment
3. Identify strategies for working effectively with patients experiencing borderline personality disorder

April 9, 2014
“MythBusters:  Psychological Phenomena at End of Life”
Linda Blust, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology, MCW
Jo Weis, PhD, Program Director, Palliative Care Center, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, MCW
1.  Identify often misinterpreted symptoms of depression and anxiety at the end of life
2.  Describe the adaptive nature of denial and numbing at the end of life
3.  Explain common symptoms of terminal delirium and discuss what is a "good death"

April 16, 2014
“DSM-5:  Diagnostic Changes, Rationale, and Implications:  Part 2”
Travis Fisher, MD, Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
1. Gain a greater understanding of the diagnostic updates and changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM 5
2. Participate in a discussion of potential implications of these changes and how it might affect clinical practice
3. Learn about coding and health systems implications of these changes

April 23, 2014
No Grand Rounds

April 30, 2014
No Grand Rounds
Faculty Meeting 8:00-9:15 am

*All programs are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Call 414-955-7250 for information.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
201 N. Mayfair Road, 5th Floor
Milwaukee, WI  53226

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

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