DescriptionDevelopment and evidence-based treatment of Conversion Disorders is presented with focus on interesting patterns of group Conversion symptoms in teenagers, as well as those which may occur in adult individuals. Somatoform disorders, Illness Anxiety Disorder (Hypochondriasis), Factitious Disorders, and Malingering are reviewed in the context of their origins and treatments. Attendees are encouraged to bring anonymous clinical examples of any of these illnesses to enrich group discussion.
Snow date: February 21, 2018
The Masters Series in Mental Health is a 5 part series taught by Kim Masters, MD, a Harvard trained, innovative Psychiatrist with more than 40 years of experience in providing compassionate, individualized care to children, adolescents and adults. Clinical mental health providers will find his 3-hour seminars to be insightful and empowering. Practical, evidence-based skills are offered, to enhance and enliven any mental health practice, with a breath of fresh air. Dr. Masters gracefully presents a variety of mental health topics, designed to improve understanding, initiate dialogue among practitioners, promote compassionate care, enhance expertise, and optimize well-being. A true master in the art and science of psychiatry, Dr. Masters has been providing "whole person care" for more than four decades.
The links below explore more topics offered in this series.
03/14/18 Masters Series – Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment throughout the Life Span
04/18/18 Masters Series – How to Complete a Psychiatric Mental Status Exam: Clues to Psychopathology
Your target audience will consist of mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.
- Describe primary features of Conversion Disorder which may develop in groups of teens, as well as symptoms of Conversion Disorder commonly noted for individual adults
- List origins and treatments, as well as key facets of related disorders, including Somatoform Disorders, Illness Anxiety Disorder, Factitious Disorder, and Malingering, while discussing relevant clinical examples
Full Series/ Single Session
Closed The Masters Series in Mental Health - ENTIRE SERIES - no longer available
2/14 1:00 PM–4:15 PM
The Masters Series in Mental Health - Conversion Disorder and other Somatoform Disorders: Historical Context, Diagnostic Features, and Current Treatment
2/14 1:00 PM–4:15 PM
3.000 Contact Hours
3.000 NBCC Hours