Utah Psychological Association

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    • October 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom
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    3 Continuing Education Hours

    Workshop Description:

    Multiple Sclerosis is a common neurological disease which often presents differently from patient to patient, with symptoms impacting coordinated movement, vision, pain, fatigue, sleep, mood, and cognition. Though periods of acute illness can flare up and cause disability, they often remit to a new baseline, especially with attentive medical and psychological intervention.

    Psychotherapists, neuropsychologists and behavioral health researchers can be important allies in mitigating MS in the following ways:

    • Stress (including trauma) is often a trigger for relapse, indicating an important role for behavioral health professionals to support patients to reduce risk and intensity of relapse, and help build resilience in the face of chronic uncertainty.
    • Support healthy adjustment to changing skills, changing relationships, and changing roles (professional, community, family).
    • Disease modifying therapies have significantly changed disease trajectories, but choosing a course of treatment is cognitively complex as patients must weigh the risk of developing serious conditions and side-effects with possible improvement in MS symptoms. With an empathic problem-solving approach, we can help patients articulate their values and preferences, and encourage deeper understanding of risks and benefits to improve shared-decision-making with their neurologists.

    Course Objectives:

    Dr. Garrett will facilitate this half-day workshop for a broad audience to include therapists, neuropsychologists, and health/rehabilitation psychologists; from the graduate student to seasoned clinician and scientist-practitioner. At the close of this workshop, participants will be:

    1. Conversant in common psychological and cognitive sequelae of MS
    2. Increase knowledge of medical and behavioral treatments for MS
    3. Become aware of local, regional and US-based resources for MS care

    Outline of Workshop

    1. Phenomenon of MS: from myelin to mind
    2. Who is impacted by MS?  Epidemiology & Demographics
    3. The (years-long) road to diagnosis, MS subtypes, and their prognoses
    4. When it is not quite MS (isolated syndromes, conversion disorder)
    5. Overview of disease-modifying treatments, and symptom management (including cannabis)
    6. Psychological Issues (identity, depression, anxiety, sex, fatigue, trauma, family)
    7. Neuropsychology (cognitive profiles, sleep, endurance)
    8. Vocational rehabilitation and disability
    9. Resources available in the US, Utah & the Mountain West

    Presenter Biography: Kelly Davis Garrett, PhD, Rocky Mountain MS/Neurology Clinic

    Dr. Kelly Davis Garrett is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College (1995), and Drexel University where she earned a Master of Science degree in 1999 and a PhD in 2002. She completed an internship in neuropsychology at Brown University and fellowship in neuropsychology at Utah State University at the Cache County Study on Memory, Health and Aging. Since 2004, she has worked at Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive care planning with adults in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, and internal medicine/integrated primary care settings. She was one of the architects of Intermountain’ s care process model for Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia, as well as its Late Career Physician program, which supports the credentialing of medical staff who are in their 70s and beyond. In 2014, she became a certified evaluator of health care professionals and later served as a faculty examiner for candidates for the that certificate from the California Public Protection & Physician Health. In 2018, she joined the Rocky Mountain MS/Neurology clinic, located on the LDS Hospital campus. She is a co-developer of the Philadelphia repeatable verbal learning test-- English, Mandarin, Czech, and Farsi versions-- as well as the cognitive vital signs tracker on the MS Care Connect app.

    Fees

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early bird deadline of October 15, 2021: $75
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $95

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of October 15, 2021: $100
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

    Students:

    • Student members: $0
    • Non-member students: $25

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

    Online Event Registration

    Mail payment to:

    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT 84117

    Phone: Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    • November 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom
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    3 Continuing Education Hours

    Workshop Description:

    Medical Coding is a foreign language. Clinicians who want to be properly paid for their professional services must become proficient in understanding the specific combinations of numbers and letters that are used to communicate to insurance companies what was done and why.

    This course will teach mental health professionals everything they need to know about coding, documenting, and billing for their professional services. Guidelines from the 2021 CPT® manual for the following services will be reviewed: Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Interactive Complexity, Health Behavior Assessment/Intervention, and Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing. Tips and tricks for proper diagnosis coding will also be discussed, as well as many differences between ICD-10 and DSM 5. Some local payer guidelines will be explored.

    Course Objectives:

    • Increased confidence about procedure and diagnosis code selections
    • Better understanding of AMA and CMS documentation guidelines
    • Navigating and avoiding claim denial

    Presenters: 

    Annie Allred CPC

    Annie Allred works as a Senior Coding Consultant for Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in all aspects of Behavioral Health coding and reimbursement. Annie has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry and has been a Certified Professional Coder since 2014. Annie has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and loves to read. When not working, Annie and her family enjoy camping, hiking, and boating.

    Stephen Gillaspy PhD

    Dr. Stephen R. Gillaspy is a licensed psychologist and since August of 2019 has served as the Senior Director for the Office of Health & Health Care Finance within the Practice Directorate at the American Psychological Association APA). Prior to joining APA, Dr. Gillaspy was a Professor of Pediatrics within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center since 2005. Within the Section of General & Community Pediatrics he served as the Associate Section Chief and Director of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Gillaspy also served as the Director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. He completed his graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University and completed his Clinical Internship and a Post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care and Health Psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. At the state level Dr. Gillaspy has served on the Board of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and served as President. Nationally, Dr. Gillaspy has served as the American Psychological Associations Advisor for the Health Care Professional Advisory Committee to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC).

    Fees

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early bird deadline of November 12, 2021, 2021: $75
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $95

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of November 12, 2021: $100
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

    Students:

    • Student members: $0
    • Non-member students: $25

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

Past events

September 17, 2021 Understanding and Treating OCD
July 30, 2021 Cultural Considerations for Neuropsych
June 25, 2021 Suicide Assessment and Empirically Supported Treatment Options
May 14, 2021 Cultivating Cultural Fortitude in Clinical Practice: A Multicultural Orientation Framework Approach
April 23, 2021 Adolescent Brain Development
April 09, 2021 Telepsychology and PSYPACT (Registration Full)
February 26, 2021 Sequence IX: Ethics and Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums. Daniel O. Taube, JD, PhD
February 20, 2021 Self Care as an Ethical Imperative: Maintaining Competence and Flourishing During Challenging Times. Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
January 29, 2021 What keeps us up at night: An ethics discussion for 2021 (Registration Full)
November 13, 2020 Psychological Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain
October 02, 2020 CBT for Insomnia
August 07, 2020 A Practical Guide to the Ethics and Practice of Telepsychology and Teleneuropsychology During COVID-19
July 17, 2020 PTSD Treatment, and Related Ethical Dilemmas, in the Time of COVID-19
June 26, 2020 Trauma, Loss, and Traumatic Growth: Applying Conservation of Resources Theory through Social-Environmental and Behavioral Intervention
April 17, 2020 How to Rise Above the Ethical Demands of Utah Psychologists: Frank Rees, PhD
March 20, 2020 Pragmatics of Telepsychology Practice in the Age of COVID-19
February 21, 2020 Best Practices in Forensic Psychology: Testifying in Court/Related Case Law
January 24, 2020 Suicide Prevention Training: An Update on Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention
December 13, 2019 UPA Holiday Party
October 23, 2019 Creating & Getting the Most out of Clinical Supervision
June 15, 2019 Early Career Psychology Hike
June 07, 2019 The Trust Risk Management Workshop
April 12, 2019 Motivational Interviewing. Presented by Denise Lash, PhD
April 12, 2019 Non-pharmacological Interventions in Pain Management: Psychology's Answer to the Opioid Crisis
February 22, 2019 Don't Be Afraid of the Lawyer: A Clinician's Guide to Divorce, Subpoenas, Court, and All of the Those Things that Keep You Up at Night.
January 25, 2019 Concussion: From the CDC to CTE: Presented by Dr. Anne Russo and special guest Dallas Davis, former football linebacker
December 07, 2018 UPA Member and Guest Holiday Party
November 02, 2018 Eating Disorders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know by Eating Disorders presented by Dr. Lindsey Riccardi
September 28, 2018 UPA CE Presents: Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives
May 04, 2018 Ethics by Dr. Michael Donner
April 20, 2018 The Management of Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression and Pain with Electrons: A Brief Primer on Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET)
February 23, 2018 Cross Cultural Mental Healthcare of Non-Binary and Transgender Adults
January 26, 2018 Psychopharmacology Update for Clinicians: What’s new in 2018
September 29, 2017 Psychological Practice Sequence VII: Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues presented by Retirement
May 12, 2017 HIPAA Compliance 2017
April 10, 2017 Don’t forget about sleep: Incorporating assessment and treatment of sleep into busy practices
March 24, 2017 Moving Through Swamps: Didactics and Experiences in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
March 10, 2017 Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome – Overview and Management by Dr. Angela Eastvold
February 17, 2017 Eating Disorders. Presented by Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi
February 13, 2017 Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
January 09, 2017 Professional Wills
October 14, 2016 Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the ADOS-2
October 10, 2016 Basics of Telepsychology Practice
September 16, 2016 Ethics Update
September 12, 2016 Effects of Stress on the Brain
June 03, 2016 Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
May 06, 2016 Surviving & Thriving as Psychologists: Empathic Distress and Wellbeing
April 15, 2016 Causes and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
March 18, 2016 Psychopharmacology Update
January 22, 2016 Resilience & Executive Functioning: Are They Evidence Based Concepts?
September 25, 2015 Ethics and Risk Management in the Age of the Affordable Care Act: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask!
May 15, 2015 ICD Diagnosis and DSM Changes: The New Horizon
March 13, 2015 Behavioral Sleep Medicine
January 23, 2015 Continuing Education: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicidality
address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 | phone: (801) 410-0337 | emailutahpsych@gmail.com
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UPA CE events are typically held on Fridays and are fully refundable until noon on the Wednesday preceding them. 

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