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Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss basic epidemiology of HCV in HIV infected populations Explain clinical and laboratory evaluation of HCV infection in preparation for antiviral therapy Counsel a patient with HCV/HIV about health maintenance Describe indication for liver cancer surveillance The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHI...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING AND THERAPY IN PERIODONTICS

SYNOPSIS: Periodontal disease is a chronically destructive condition affecting many patients. The primary bacterial etiology with several possible local and systemic risk factors account for a rather complex disease entity. It is crucial for clinicians to include periodontal considerations in their treatment planning and in the active phase of therapy. This course is designed to provide clinicians with the most current knowledge on fundamental issues in periodontics. Participants will le...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Multiple Myeloma Expert Roundtable: Stem Cell Transplantation, Maintenance Therapy, and Relapsed/Refractory Disease

With numerous recent advances in available treatments and options for diagnosis and staging, disease monitoring, and supportive care, the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma has never been brighter. However, this expansion of clinical options has also introduced potentially daunting challenges for the health care providers charged with the care of these patients. This activity presents a robust roundtable discussion in which our expert faculty provides insights on such issues as dete...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

Treating Posttraumatic Sleep Problems: Applying CBT for Insomnia to Traumatized Populations

Difficulty falling and staying asleep is one of the most common clinical complaints after trauma. Insomnia is associated with impaired concentration and memory, elevated levels of anxiety and depression, decreased pain threshold, and worsening of overall health functioning, all of which are also effects of trauma. In this institute, clinicians will learn how they can improve trauma survivors’ sleep and mitigate the negative effects of sleep disturbances on mental and physical health and func...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Work with Shame-Based Flashbacks in PTSD

Shame-based flashbacks are common in PTSD and are highly distressing and disturbing for most people who experience them. The personal meaning conveyed in the fragmented images and flashbacks is often painful, condemning and shaming. High levels of self-criticism appear to maintain the sense of current psychological threat experienced by individuals with PTSD. Evidence suggests that those who suffer from shame-based PTSD are often very self-critical and have difficulty regulating threat-based e...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Maximizing PTSD Treatment by Incorporating Significant Others

PTSD is one of the mental health disorders most strongly associated with relationship problems. These problems can maintain or aggravate its course and interfere with successful treatment delivery. Conversely, they can be a key ingredient to improving therapy adherence, efficacy, and long-term maintenance of gains. In this workshop, we will present a model for incorporating significant others into assessment and evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Specifically, we will describe our three-stage ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Implementing CBT for PTSD in Clinical Practice: The Case Formulation Approach

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is widely recognized as an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet clinicians often encounter challenges when implementing CBT for PTSD patients with multiple problems. As a result, sometherapists question the clinical utility of CBT and are reluctant to use it for many of their PTSD patients. The goal of this institute is to enhance comfort and confidence in flexibly applying evidenced based methods for treatment of PTSD in clinical...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Importance of Organizational-Level Factors in the Delivery of Trauma-Informed Interventions

The success of organizations that provide community-based mental health services is partly dictated by such higher order factors as federal and state regulations, funding, and collaborations among service systems. A lower-order (but just as important) factor associated with success is the organization’s establishment of a social context of shared clinicians’ expectations, perceptions, and attitudes – key attributes that are predicted to influence the adoption of empirically-supported tre...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach

Complex posttraumatic conditions often develop in the aftermath of chronic cumulative trauma, particularly severe child abuse and neglect. It can also develop during adulthood in response to other types of trauma. The objective of this webinar is to provide registrants with an increased understanding of the nature, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, drawing upon clinical writings and empirical findings and the recently published ISTSS Treatment Guidelines for Complex PTSD. Topics ...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Integrating Therapeutic Advances to Improve Current Practices in Myeloma Patient Care

Improving outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma requires building on the foundation of current therapies with new agents and combinations, recognizing the nature of each individual patient’s disease, and providing a personalized approach to treatment. This activity uses evidence-based presentations and case study vignettes to present the latest information on selecting the most appropriate therapy based on patient profile, clinical evidence, and assessment of risk-versus-benefit. Le...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

Treating Bipolar Disorder

This CE test is based on the book "Treating Bipolar Disorder" (2005, 212 pages). This innovative manual presents a powerful approach for helping people manage bipolar illness and protect against the recurrence of manic or depressive episodes. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy focuses on stabilizing moods by improving medication adherence, building coping skills and relationship satisfaction, and shoring up the regularity of daily rhythms or routines. Each phase of this flexible, evidence...
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