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    • 6 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    Presented by:  Dr. Richard Kim on December 6th from 12 - 4 pm EST

    When: Friday, December 6, 2019  12:00-4:00 pm EST 

    Where: Live Webinar via Zoom 

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members. 


    Continuing Education Credits: (3.5) $20.00

    https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=3063

    Clinical Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Disorders and PTSD

    Seminar Code: CPA-006

    Presenter(s): Richard K. Kim, M.D.

    Date(s): 12/6/19

    Metro: Live Webinar


    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

    This webinar will provide an introduction to the clinical psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders and PTSD. General principles of psychopathology and psychopharmacology relevant to an understanding of the treatment of anxiety disorders and PTSD will be reviewed. The classes of psychotropic medications will be explained, especially with regard to their mechanisms of action, indications for use, and side effects. Research studies and clinical guidelines will be reviewed to gain a better clinical appreciation of the uses and limitations of psychotropic medications. This webinar will be very practical in nature, and tailored to the clinical day-to-day needs of psychotherapists who work with patients on psychiatric medications. Finally, we will end with a discussion of spiritual and psychological factors that may impact psychopharmacological treatment.  Bullet points summarizing main points of workshop.

    1. Principles of psychopathology of anxiety disorders and PTSD.

    2. Principles of the clinical psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders and PTSD.
    3. Classes of psychotropic drugs used in anxiety disorders & PTSD, focusing on their:
      1. Mechanisms of action
      2. Indications of use
      3. Side effects
    4. Brief review of research studies and clinical guidelines in order to gain a better appreciation for the uses and limitations of psychotropic medications.
    5. Discussion of spiritual and psychological factors that may impact psychopharmacological treatment.


    AGENDA:

    Attach a detailed description of what you will do during the time allotted.

    Please indicate time for all segments, including breaks and meals. (3.5 hours)


    12:00-12:50 pm Principles of psychopathology / psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders and PTSD

    12:50-1:00 pm Break

    1:00-1:50 pm Review of psychotropic drugs used in anxiety disorders

    1:50-2:00 pm Break

    2:00-2:50 pm Review of psychotropic drugs used in PTSD

    2:50-3:00 pm Break

    3:00-4:00 pm Review of research studies / clinical guidelines. Discussion of spiritual

    and psychological factors that may impact psychopharmacological treatment.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Describe the general principles of the psychopathology of anxiety disorders and PTSD.

    2. Describe the general principles of the clinical psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders and PTSD.

    3. List the classes of psychotropic medications used in anxiety disorders and PTSD, especially with regard to their mechanisms of actions, indications for use, and side effects.

    4. Discuss the research literature and clinical guidelines regarding psychopharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders and PTSD to gain a better appreciation of the uses and limitations of psychotropic drugs in psychiatric patients.

    5. Describe the spiritual and psychological factors that may impact psychopharmacological treatment.


    Handouts: 

    PowerPoint Lecture

    Handouts

    Q&A Discussion

    Dr. Kim Bio & CV



    Dr. Kim is an experienced board-certified psychiatrist who provides compassionate and personal care through counseling and medication management.  Dr. Kim received his B.A., with Honors, in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kim received his M.D. from the University of Illinois, and he completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the Loyola University Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident.  He is currently on the faculty of the VCU School of Medicine and the Institute for Psychological Sciences.

    At his private practice, Dr. Kim begins with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment.  He works with his patients to help them gain greater insight into their life problems and be motivated to change.  Areas addressed by Dr. Kim include life meaning and purpose, spirituality and faith, improvement of social, marital and family relationships, career satisfaction, and the improvement of coping skills and self-esteem.  Dr. Kim uses a variety of psychotherapy methods to provide his patients with the tools to make changes in their lives. Dr. Kim will integrate Chritsian faith-based counseling into treatment if requested by his patients.

    Dr. Kim has worked with a diverse group of patients, and has extensive experience and expertise treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder.

    Dr. Kim also has extensive knowledge of referrals in the community that can address any specific needs that his patients may have.  Dr. Kim's goal is to provide his patients with a comprehensive treatment plan that recognizes that they are unique individuals who deserve personalized treatment in the context of a caring and healing relationship.

    Please call or email us, and we will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an initial consultation.

    Richard K. Kim, M.D., F.A.P.A.


    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM



    You are invited to the kickoff event of the Wisconsin Region of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association!


    Mass with Most Rev. Bishop David L. Ricken, DD, JCL

    of Green Bay Diocese

    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    2:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Followed by a potluck dinner, address by organizer Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, then invited guest priestly blessing & guiding message to us, and informal sharing of ideas and goals for our Wisconsin & area members.

    St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Sacred Heart Church 

    1025 W. 5th. Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902


    [Please bring a dish to pass, leave food in Leannah Hall, or as directed and proceed to church.]

    Register Here


    Hope to see you there! Please bring your business cards & brochures to share.

    Also, we would appreciate if you pass this email on to your Catholic colleagues, and any Catholic allied medical professionals who might also like to join us. We have many challenges with our secular culture and operating as pro-life, pro-marriage, and moral practitioners standing for virtue and truth. Let us connect, mentor our new therapists, and help prepare the next generation for what they face ahead as they learn to integrate their faith with their practice in sound ethical ways. Please register soon so we can properly prepare for this event. For more information, feel free to call me at my office: 920-233-2347.

    Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, Ph.D.


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 2 May 2020
    • Hilton Phoenix/Mesa + Phoenix, Arizona


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