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    • September 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LDS Hospital: Huntsman Education Center, E 8th Ave & C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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    The Utah Psychological Association Presents:

    Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

    Presented by: Kelly Davis Garrett, PhD

    Friday, September 28, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 A.M.

    Workshop:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    The Silver Tsunami is on shore; older adults are among the most prevalent consumers of health care resources.  While older adults represent a widely heterogeneous group, a common experience is the interpersonal and intrapersonal changes (often losses) in virtually every facet we can imagine.  Seniors’ responses to these challenges vary widely-- from resilience to morbidity and despair.  As psychologists, we are uniquely positioned to explore and understand the biopsychosocial phenomena of aging, as well as provide insight and support to seniors through clinical services, research, and advocacy.
     
    This intermediate level course will provide an overview of the silos of aging:  neurology, psychopathology, cognitive/neuropsychology, endocrine, substance use/misuse/abuse, decision-making/capacity, interpersonal (e.g., dependence/independence, caregiving, bereavement, loneliness), intrapersonal (self-efficacy, selective optimization/compensation, identity), and cultural contexts.  Treatment approaches will be highlighted, with a focus on local resources to enrich comprehensive treatment planning.  Participants will have opportunities to reflect on the didactic presentations-- and deepen their learning-- by collaboratively applying their knowledge to a series of cases in small groups.
    Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will:

    • Be able to cite the biopsychosocial approach to the older adult.
    • Be conversant in the typical and atypical aging trajectories of neurology, psychopathology, cognitive, endocrine systems.
    • Become aware of local resources to enhance treatment plans and opportunities for research and advocacy impacting older adults.
    • Improve case conceptualization and treatment planning skills with older adults by working in small groups with other participants.
    • Expand and deepen their professional network with “rubber hits the road” practice in applying biopsychosocial aging concepts in small groups of UPA members/friends.

    Presenter Biography: 


    Kelly Davis Garrett, PhD

    Neuropsychologist, Intermountain Healthcare and Rocky Mountain MS Clinic

    Kelly Davis Garrett is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College (1995), and Drexel University where she earned a Master of Science 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 older 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 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:

    Early Bird Registration:

    UPA Member Early Bird: $125
    Non Member Early Bird: $225
    Early Bird Registration expires on 9/22/2018, one week prior to the event.

    Regular Registration:

    UPA Member: $150
    Non Member: $250
    UPA Student Member: $15
    Student Non Member: $45

    Location:

    LDS Hospital: Huntsman Education Center
    E 8th Ave & C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org
    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
    Mail: Mail check to UPA, 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117.
    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join.

    • November 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Huntsman Education Center, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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    Eating Disorders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

    Presented by: Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi

    November 2, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 A.M.

    Workshop:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    Eating disorders are often misunderstood and commonly go undetected by clinicians. These illnesses wreak havoc on quality of life and carry the highest mortality rate of all of the psychiatric illnesses. Primary and secondary prevention, and early detection and intervention are crucial, and yet most patients present for specialized treatment when the disorder is most severe, dangerous, and debilitating. Diet culture, health fads, social media, lack of clinician training and confidence, and prevention efforts aimed at obesity all may trigger and exacerbate disordered eating and eating disorders. This workshop will review the importance of assessing eating behavior, as well as why, when and how to do this in practice. We will review common red flags and risk factors so attendees will be better equipped to quickly identify those at risk.  This workshop will provide an overview of eating disorder treatment research and will cover basic tenets and practices in evidence supported interventions for eating disorders such as Family Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to help attendees identify when eating concerns are budding or present and to build confidence to intervene as quickly and effectively as possible.

    Learning Objectives:

    Attendees will:

    1. gain a better understanding of nutrition on behavioral health, including impact of dieting and malnutrition.
    2. gain confidence in their understanding of various DSM-IV eating disorders symptoms and common comorbid conditions.
    3. be able to identify risk factors and red flags that may increase vulnerability to, or suggest the presence of, an eating disorder.
    4. have a clear sense of what to do and what not to do, based on the data, when it comes to eating, weight and shape concerns for clients, family members, and themselves.
    5. have a strong understanding of the most important goals in eating disorder treatment and how to move towards these goals using evidence based practices.
    6. learn when it is necessary to refer out to specialized clinicians and/or higher levels of care for treatment.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Lindsey RicciardiDr. Lindsey Ricciardi has been involved in eating disorder research, clinical practice, and education for 18 years. She completed her internship and fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals Department of Psychiatry Eating and Weight Disorders Program and has been the clinical director of two multidisciplinary outpatient eating disorder programs during her career. She is certified in Family Based Treatment for eating disorders and has been comprehensively trained in the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to eating disorders. Dr. Ricciardi has worked with hundreds of clients with various types of eating disorders across the age, gender, weight, ethnic, and socioeconomic spectrum. She is currently in private practice specializing in providing evidence based treatment for eating disorders. She loves teaching and training and serves as adjunct faculty at UNLV in the Department of Clinical Psychology.   

    Fees:

    Members:

    Before October 27, 2018: $125
    After October 27, 2018: $150

    Non-members:

    Before October 27, 2018: $225
    After October 27, 2018:  $250

    Student members:  $15
    Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    Huntsman Education Center
    LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue C St E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84143

    Come in the far north door on C street, which is the door to the Huntsman Education Center. The auditorium is just right of the door. The room is the LD auditorium in the Huntsman Education Center.
     
    There are two parking garages across the street (west side on C St) and the building on the east side. There is also 2 a hour parking on the street. The parking police are very vigilant about the 2 hour parking limit. 

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org
    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
    Mail: Mail check to UPA, 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117.
    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

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