• 00:30

    Improving the Communication Skills of Medical Professionals

    in Psychology

    Speakers: 


    Dr. Marjorie Melnick Heymann, Psychologist and former theater director, is a  Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She will be interviewed by


    Dr. Evelyn Montanez, Ph.D, from NYU's Silver School of Social Work and is currently the program manager of elementary school based mental health promotion and prevention programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 


    Dr. Heymann's program, Communication Through Theater, uses professional theater/acting techniques to help medical professionals improve skills that are critical to the doctor/patient relationship.  Using dialogues, scripts, and written characters/patients specially created for this training, doctors get to practice and observe each other as they improve their communication skills.  The main components of the program that will be addressed during this interview include:


     - being present;


     - active listening;


     - active empathy; and


     - the final component where doctors, as themselves in their real life roles - interview patients played by other doctors.


     Dr. Heymann can be reached at:  heymannm@nyspi.columbia.edu


    Dr. Evelyn Montanez can be reached at: montaev@nyp.org

  • 00:43

    Treating depression and anxiety--can we get past the trial and error approach

    in Health

    Speakers:


    Patrick J. McGrath, M.D. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


    Sarah Fader, Founder & CEO, Stigma Fighters


    Despite years of progress, the stigma of having a mood disorder like depression, or an anxiety disorder like panic disorder is still considerable.  People experience disbelief from family, co-workers, and friends that this is a medical problem rather than a matter of needing to exert willpower and fortitude.  Sarah Fader and her organization, Stigma Fighters are working hard to address this issue for people with these disorders and will discuss her advocacy work in this regard.  Even when a mood or anxiety disorder has been diagnosed and is being treated, unfortunately selection of the correct treatment is still a matter of trial and error, with the attendant delay and frustration.  Dr. Patrick McGrath is engaged in a pioneering study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called EMBARC, which seeks to make the first steps toward a future where testing will help predict which treatment will be most effective.  Ms. Fader and Dr. McGrath will discuss these efforts to assist those having these disorders."


    Sarah Fader can be reached at www.stigmafighters.com

  • 00:24

    Who’s Who? Putting Together Your Team for Eating Disorders Treatment

    in Health

    Speakers


    Evelyn Attia, MD, Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center/NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry.


    Deborah Glasofer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology


    Marianne Russo, Founder, President and Host of the Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio Network will be introducig the speakers.


    Description:


    Treating the behavioral, psychological, and physical problems associated with eating disorders often requires a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. We will discuss the roles of various team members as well as leadership, care coordination, and effective communication.


    Contact Information


    For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org,  follow us on twitter @ColumbiaED, or call us at 646-774-8066.

  • 00:30

    Treatment Options: Finding Your Way on the Path to Wellness

    in Family

    THIS IS A REPEAT OF AN EPISODE FEBRUARY 10, 2014


    Speakers


    Michael Devlin, MD, Associate Director of the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


    Deborah Glasofer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology


    Description


    Are there treatments for eating disorders that work? Drs. Devlin and Glasofer will discuss treatment options for those with eating disorders, including CBT, medications and nutritional counseling. They will talk about the role of family and members of the community when offering support.


     


    Contact Information


    For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org,  follow us on twitter @ColumbiaED, or call us at 646-774-8066.

  • 00:37

    OnTrackNY—AN Innovative Approach to Treating First Episode Psychosis

    in Health

    Speakers


    Nannan Liu 


    Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of Center for Practice Innovations at the NewYork State Psychiatric Institute


    It is an innovative, unique program for adolescents and young adults who recently have had unusual thoughts and behaviors or who have started hearing or seeing things that others do not. OnTrackNY / Connections helps people achieve their goals for school, work, and relationships. Its mission is to provide premier, evidence based services such as psychiatric treatment, employment and educational support, substance abuse treatment, and family education and support, for people and their families. The clinic offers care from a specialized team for up to 2 years, based on clients’ needs and preferences. The team consists of a psychiatrist, nurse, social workers, mental health clinicians and an employment specialist, many of whom also have appointment at the Columbia University Medical School.


    For more information on the OnTrackNY / Connections Program, please call: 646-774-8459 or go to http://columbiapsychiatry.org/nyspi/patients-and-families/ontrack-ny-connections-program

  • 00:33

    Dos, Don’t and Doubts about Disciplining Children

    in Health

     


    Speakers:


    Colleen Cullen Psy.D. is a Senior Psychologist on the Pediatric Psychiatry Service at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York /New York Presbyterian Hospital and as Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University.


    Elisabeth Guthrie M.D. is a board certified Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist who serves as a Special Lecturer in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.


    Description


    Dr. Cullen and Dr. Guthrie will talk about Child Discipline, which includes but is distinct from Punishment. They will share what we know about the effectiveness of, as well as the risks associated with, different types of discipline. 

  • 00:29

    Transforming a Life: the Power of Peer Support

    in Health

    In this talk, you will hear Emily Grossman, MA, CPRP Recovery Specialist and Trainer, OnTrackNY, share a first-hand account of her experience living with and recovering from Bipolar Disorder, as well as how she used this experience to help others, first as a Peer Provider in a Community Mental Health Center, and currently as a trainer of mental health professionals.  Emily will explore the definition and role of peer providers as well as her experience working in this exciting field.  Finally, she will talk about how the Center for Practice Innovations is using Peer Providers to advance their work.  The talk will be moderated by Dacia Morris, MSW, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Psychiatry Research Recruitment Liaison. Please join us for this informative discussion.


    The Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) supports the New York State Office of Mental Health's mission to promote the widespread availability of evidence-based practices to improve mental health services, ensure accountability, and promote recovery-oriented outcomes for consumers and families. The CPI serves as a key resource to OMH by spreading those practices identified by OMH as most critical to accomplish OMH's system-transformation initiatives. For information about the Center for Practice Innovations please go to http://practiceinnovations.org/AboutCPI/tabid/172/Default.aspx or call 646 774-8422

  • 00:32

    Where to Turn? Treatment Settings and Levels of Care for Eating Disorders

    in Health

    Speakers:


    Evelyn Attia, MD,


    Deborah Glasofer, PhD


    Description:


    Understanding treatment options and how distinct they are from one another can be confusing for patients and families when looking for help.  Different types of treatment settings — commonly referred to as levels of care —will be discussed. 


    Contact Information


    For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org,  follow us on twitter @ColumbiaED, or call us at 646-774-8066

  • 00:28

    Novel Medications for OCD

    in Health

    Speaker


    Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; NIMH Research Fellow, Center for OCD and Related Disorders at Columbia Psychiatry


    Marcia Kimeldorf, PhD, Research Project Manager for OCD studies in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic will be the moderator


    In this talk, Dr. Rodriguez will discuss how glutamate, the main excitatory chemical messenger in our brain, plays a role in OCD symptoms. Novel drugs thought to alter levels of glutamate are in development in our clinic and might hold the key to rapid symptom relief. 


    Contact Information


    For more information on OCD treatment and research opportunities for adults, please visit our clinic website at www.Columbia-OCD.org and our treatment study website at http://ocdtreatmentstudy.com/ or call us at 646 774-8062


    For more information on OCD treatment and research opportunities for children and adolescents, please visit our website http://columbiapsychiatry.org/pamrc or call us at 646 774-5792

  • 00:32

    Neurosurgery for OCD

    in Health

    Speakers


    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center


    Sameer Sheth, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Columbia University Medical Center


    Marcia Kimeldorf, PhD,  Research Project Manager for OCD studies in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, will be the moderator 


    Dr. Simpson will begin this talk by putting neurosurgery in a larger context and briefly mentioning the front-line treatment options that exist for OCD.  Then, Dr. Sheth will describe neurosurgical options for severe, treatment-refractory OCD, including lesions and deep brain stimulation.  Dr. Sheth will explain what these procedures are, how they are done, possible complications, and who may be appropriate candidates. 


    Contact Information


    For more information on OCD treatment and research opportunities for adults, please visit our clinic website at www.Columbia-OCD.org and our treatment study website athttp://ocdtreatmentstudy.com/ or call us at 646 774-8062


    For more information on OCD treatment and research opportunities for children and adolescents, please visit our website http://columbiapsychiatry.org/pamrc or call us at 646 774-5793


    To listen to any of our previous shows on topics such as substance abuse or child and adolescent mental health go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatynyspi 

  • 00:33

    Future Directions in OCD Treatment and Research

    in Health

    Speakers


    Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center


    Moira Rynn, MD, Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center


    Description


    Dr. Helen Blair Simpson and Dr. Moira Rynn will talk about what we have learned so far in clinical research and what we are doing now for the patients of today and tomorrow. They will address what we have learned about biology and the brain mechanisms related to OCD symptoms. They will talk about new research initiatives and will discuss updates on clinical trials that they are currently conducting for adult, adolescent and child OCD patients.


    Contact Information


    For more information on OCD treatment and research opportunities for adults, please visit our clinic website at www.Columbia-OCD.org and our treatment study website at http://ocdtreatmentstudy.com/ or call us at 646 774-8062.


    For more information on OCD treatment and research opportunities for children and adolescents, please visit our website http://columbiapsychiatry.org/pamrc or call us at 646 774-5793


    To listen to any of our previous shows on topics such as substance abuse or child and adolescent mental health go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatynyspi 

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