Clinical Grand Rounds - Peer Support: The Face of Recovery
Peer Support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. It is about understanding another’s situation empathetically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain. Peer support for people with similar life experiences (e.g., people who’ve lost children, people with addictions, people with mental health challenges, etc.) has proven to be tremendously important towards helping many move through difficult situations.
Center for Sleep and Circadian Science Grand Rounds
Join us for the next Center for Sleep and Circadian Science Grand Rounds when Dr. Lana Chahine will present an approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and counseling of individuals with “idiopathic” REM Behavior Disorder (RBD). Dr. Chahine will review the data supporting RBD as a marker of synucleinopathy and discuss the potential implications of RBD in individuals with established synucleinopathies.
Location: Biomedical Science Tower, Room 1295
eBrain Journal Club - Biological Aging and the Future of Geriatric Psychiatry
We hope you will join us for the first eBrain Journal Club of 2018!
In past semesters, we’ve focused on brain changes in the presence of aging, but have largely not focused on aging itself. This semester, we will explore aging as a biological construct, its effects on the brain, how to measure it, and why some individuals may resist its effects. All are welcome to attend, regardless of discipline or expertise.
At the first session we will discuss the following article regarding biological vs chronological age and its importance in considering brain-related outcomes:
Responsible Reporting of Gun Violence: Protecting Communities and the First Amendment, Preventing Copycat Violence
This symposium will bring together experts in mental health, violence prevention and public health, law and law enforcement, and media studies to examine ways to report gun violence to the public responsibly. The public, students, and faculty are welcome. Journalists, writers, and professionals in mental health, public health, law, and law enforcement are especially encouraged to participate.
Clinical Grand Rounds - Mental Health in Nursing Homes: Past, Present and Future
Effective models of mental health care are imperative to meeting the needs of individuals residing in nursing homes. Dr. Daniel Varon will discuss the various approaches to providing mental health care in different nursing home environments, including the historical evolution and policies that guide care. Ms. Kollar will address the challenges associated with transfers between psychiatric and nursing home settings (e.g., acceptance, misconceptions of nursing home care). Dr.