CRG’s Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Dr. Joshua Lowinsky, recently came across some fascinating research in Asia that may provide insight into a growing American phenomenon. Today nearly 500,000 young adults in Japan (almost all males) live as modern-day hermits. … more...
It’s happened again. Some students who attend a local high school were recently seen in a group photo on social media, raising their arms to give the Nazi salute. To countless Americans who fought in World War II or lived through the Nazi era, this behavior is … more...
Due in part to advocacy work by Hoosier parents and educators, Indiana’s legislators passed Senate Bill 217 last year. This law requires schools to screen students for dyslexia. Dyslexia is a type of learning disability that primarily affects how intelligent kids, … more...
Watch our YouTube site for two new webinars that will be posted soon:
Dr. Jill Wise recently recorded a webinar entitled, Pediatric Neuropsychology: An Introduction to the Basics of Neuropsychological Evaluations. This webinar outlines the role of a pediatric neuropsychologist, identifies common referral questions for evaluation, and describes the neuropsychological evaluation process with the use of case studies.
Dr. Anna Merrill recently recorded a webinar entitled, Understanding Intellectual Disability: Definitions, Intervention, and Resources. This webinar reviews what the term “intellectual disability” means and how it is diagnosed through psychological evaluation. We also discuss the different levels of intellectual disability and how this impacts intervention and treatment. In addition, resources useful for parents, teachers, and other health care providers working with individuals with an intellectual disability are shared.
Looking ahead, Dr. Julie Steck will present a webinar on March 22, 2019 entitled, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Females: Underdiagnosed and Misunderstood. Over the past 30 years there has been prolific research in the area of ADHD and we know a great deal about this condition. Despite the available research, many parents, teachers and other professionals are uninformed about ADHD and the significant risk factors for those with ADHD when they are not appropriately diagnosed and treated. While the incidence of ADHD in females is less than that in males, females are also less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD if they have the condition. Multiple research studies have shown that that females with ADHD have higher rates of depression and dysthymia, anxiety, cigarette smoking, substance use, academic difficulties, impairment in driving, eating disorders and relationship difficulties than their non-ADHD peers. This presentation will include an overview on the research on females with ADHD, signs and symptoms of ADHD in females, treatment approaches and therapeutic interventions. The overall goal of the presentation will be to bridge research to practice and parenting.
To view our previous webinars, please click here .
Spring 2019: Dr. Joshua Lowinsky, CRG’s adolescent and adult psychiatrist, will once again teach his class on Psychopathology and Assessment this semester at Christian Theology Seminary. This popular 14-week course for CTS graduate students pursuing careers in the mental health field combines lectures with panel discussions involving individuals with the diagnoses being studied. CRG providers often participate by presenting guest lectures in their areas of specialty. This semester, CRG psychologist Dr. Anna Merrill will present a lecture entitled “Neurodevelopmental Disorders” on February 13th.
April 27, 2019: Dr. Joshua Lowinsky will give a lecture at the Indiana Psychiatric Society’s annual conference in West Baden, IN. His talk is entitled, Depression Across the Lifespan, will focus on depression in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. A colleague will give a similar talk at the conference focusing on depression in old age.
CRG’s Speaker’s Bureau helps schools, colleges, community agencies and other organizations learn more about children, teens, and adults with disabilities and/or behavioral health issues such as depression and anxiety. Most of our providers are available to give talks and/or conduct trainings on a wide range of topics. We work with you to customize a presentation that combines research-based knowledge with practical strategies and applications. As you plan your group’s professional development events for the year ahead, we invite you to contact Dr. David Parker to discuss your needs.
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