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  • Treatment Issues in Children and Adolescents with Medical and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities

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    Conference Location

    Bradley Hospital
    Pine Room
    1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
    Riverside, RI 02915

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    Thursday, May 1, 2014
    8:30 - 11:45 a.m.

    Combinations of medical and psychiatric symptoms can arise from several etiologies: primary medical illnesses with resultant psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression stemming from poor glycemic control and social isolation in a child with Type I diabetes); psychological symptoms presenting as and/or precipitating physical symptoms (e.g., anxiety presenting as abdominal pain), and medical and psychiatric symptoms presenting simultaneously (e.g,. a pain disorder involving both medical illness and a psychological component). In this workshop, participants will learn about developmental and therapeutic issues that are specific to populations with these combinations of symptoms. Emphasis will be placed on how to identify core individual and family issues and apply evidenced based interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapy and family-based interventions.


    Kristie Puster, PhD

    • Pediatric Psychologist, Hasbro 6, Mmedical Psychiatric Unit, Bradley Hospital

    Matthew Willis, MD, MPH

    • Director, Medical/Psychiatric Inpatient Program, Hasbro Children's Hospital
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

    • Identify developmental factors and specific therapeutic issues present for children and adolescents with co-morbid medical-psychiatric illness  
    • Describe the status of evidence-based treatments for children and teens with co-morbid medical-psychiatric presentations
    • Explain the use of core elements of common treatment interventions, focusing on cognitive behavioral strategies and family-based interventions


    • Target audience: Psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals
    • Instructional Level: Advanced
    • 3 CE Hours/Credits (see below)
    • Beverages and light snacks will be offered


    • Program fee: $59.00
    • Online registration closes on Tuesday, April 29.
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    • Phone registration: Please call department of behavioral education 401-432-1106.  
    • For refund/cancellation information please email or call Anthony DaSilva at 401-432-1106.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists. This continuing nursing education activity is pending approval for 1.5 contact hours through the Rhode Island State Nurses Association (RISNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation. To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.