CRG’s own Dr. Joshua Lowinsky, in partnership with Community Health Network and Witham Health Services, founded the Primary Care Psychiatry Foundation (PCPF) to enhance the ability of healthcare providers to deliver high quality psychiatric care during patient visits. The foundation has already hosted three highly successful quarterly conferences and will soon launch its own website.
The PCPF will sponsor a 2 day (9.5 CME) conference at theIndiana Wesleyan University Conference Center (3777 Priority Way South Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240) on May 3 (10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and May 4 (7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). A wide array of presenters will focus on “challenging comorbidities” by discussing tools that healthcare professionals can use to treat difficult patients by providing a framework within which to understand their behaviors and our response. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Donna Sudak (Drexel University College of Medicine inPhiladelphia), an international expert on cognitive behavioral therapy. Other topics include:
- identifying patients with antisocial and borderline personality disorders
- managing toxic office dynamics that can arise when working with patients with challenging comorbidities
- screening for substance abuse among patients using anxiolytics/pain med’s
- interviewing patients with conversion disorder and trauma
- assessing comorbidities associated with borderline personality disorder and trauma survivors
- utilize new CBT tools with difficult-to-treat patients
For more information, please contact Dr. Lowinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 372-3921.