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January 2018

January 5

Evidence-Based Treatment of Post-Traumatic Nightmares: Imagery Rehearsal Therapy

Brian L. Meyer, Ph.D., LCP
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
VCU Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychologist, PTSD-SUD Specialist
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Introducer: Susan J. Waller, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Participants will be able to discuss the negative effects of post-traumatic nightmares
  • ► Participants will be able to identify the components of a comprehensive sleep habits evaluation and use them to develop plans to treat post-traumatic stress insomnia and nightmares
  • ► Participants will be able to identify the hot spots of nightmares and assist patients in rewriting their nightmares with neutral or positive endings

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January 12

Enhancing Interprofessional Collaboration on the Psychiatric Treatment Team

Lyons Hardy, CNS, NP & Christopher Kogut, M.D.
Concentration Coordinator Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director, Residency Education
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing VCU Department of Psychiatry
Introducer: Adam Rosenblatt, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Understand the relevance and value of interprofessional collaboration in healthcare teams
  • ► Gain knowledge about treatment perspectives of other members of the psychiatric treatment team
  • ► Develop awareness of strategies for improving interprofessional collaboration in psychiatric treatment

Featuring a Panel Discussion with:

  • ► Sandra Mullen, PharmD
  • ► Elliot Norman, MS, OTR/L
  • ► Leila Islam, Ph.D.
  • ► Sarah Farber, LCSW
  • ► Elfreda Tyler, CTRS
  • ► Sarah Saoud, BSN, RN
  • ► Nicholas Santalucia, BS

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January 19

High-Yield Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Brief Sessions

Donna M. Sudak, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Interim Director of Training
Director of Psychotherapy Training
Drexel University
Introducer: William Nay, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Identify CBT methods that can be delivered effectively in treatment sessions lasting less than 50 minutes
  • ► Employ behavioral activation in briefer sessions
  • ► Describe key methods of integrating CBT with pharmacotherapy in brief sessions

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January 26 - CANCELED

Physician Aid in Dying

Michael Fox, D.O.
Chief Resident
VCU Department of Psychiatry
Introducers: Christopher Kogut, M.D. and James Levenson, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Clarify the terms related to Physician Aid in Dying
  • ► Understand a brief history of Aid in Dying
  • ► Understand the current role of Psychiatry in requests for Aid in Dying


February 2018

February 2

Borderline Personality Features in Youth: Using DBT in Child and Mental Health Settings as Secondary Prevention

Meredith K. Chapman, Ph.D.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
VCU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Recognize features of borderline personality disorder in youth
  • ► Use Linehan’s (1993) biosocial theory to understand the etiology of borderline personality disorder
  • ► Introduce and provide basic understanding of DBT as its core features
  • ► Recognize the importance of early intervention and treatment of borderline personality features to improve long-term outcomes and reduce psychosocial consequences and societal costs

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February 9

2018 Gayle Gwaltney Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Home Improvement Model

Lawrence Scahill, Ph.D., MSN
Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Trials
Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, GA

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Identify the primary and key secondary results of a large scale trial of parent training compared to parent education in young children with ASD and disruptive behavior
  • ► Identify the effect of parent training on parental stress in children with Autism spectrum disorder
  • ► Identify the essential elements of parent training for disruptive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder

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February 16

The Other Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (or ADD) versus ADHD

Russel A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Provide a brief review of medical history of ADHD and subtypes
  • ► Discuss problems with current subtyping
  • ► Review discovery of SCT symptoms within ADD without Hyperactivity
  • ► Review research findings on children and adults with high SCT vs. ADHD
  • ► Discuss treatment research and its implications for management of SCT

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February 23

Forced Sterilization: A Review of the Impact of Eugenics on the Mentally Ill in the United States

My Chuong, M.D.
Chief Resident
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Define eugenics
  • ► Highlight the emergence of eugenics universally, in the United States, and in Virginia
  • ► Review the effects of eugenics on the mentally ill population
  • ► Discuss the current and future direction of eugenics

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March 2018

March 2

Sexual Misconduct by Mental Health Providers

Meghan Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
VCU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Introducer: Julie Linker, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Define and describe sexual misconduct across mental health professions and discover how it affects patient survivors
  • ► Identify the best treatments for patients who have been sexually assaulted by providers
  • ► Examine the legal, ethical, and career consequences for perpetrators across fields
  • ► Identify the best treatments for provider perpetrators
  • ► Identify the most effective ways to prevent sexual misconduct by mental health providers

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March 9

What Influences Patterns of Alcohol Consumption and Related Consequences in US Racial/Ethnic Groups?

Karen G. Chartier, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Social Work
Introducer: Jason Boyce-Draeger, LCSW

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Describe racial/ethnic differences in patterns of alcohol consumption and related problems
  • ► Identify subgroup differences: race/ethnicity by gender, age, and nationality
  • ► Understand factors that influence racial/ethnic differences in drinking and related problems
  • ► Discuss the intersection between contributing factors that may help target interventions

Rich Media Playback: https://ess.echo360.vcu.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/b31d5268-eceb-48d6-9d96-265553652554

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March 16

Bullying In the Digital Age

Anisha Garg, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: Bela Sood, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Identify different methods of cyberbullying
  • ► Recognize the effects of bullying on mental health in children and adolescents
  • ► Assess for bullying victimization in children and adolescents
  • ► Describe methods to help prevent cyberbullying from both parents’ and physicians’ perspectives

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March 23

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Divya Gongireddy, M.D.
PGY-4, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: Sherif Meguid, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Learn the clinical features, epidemiology, and treatment of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis
  • ► Discuss the challenges in diagnosing this disease
  • ► Discuss how best to acutely manage these patients in an inpatient setting
  • ► Understand the role of psychiatry in managing this disease

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March 30

Another Perspective on Eating Disorders

Ashima R. Aneja, D.O.
PGY-4 Resident
VCU Department of Psychiatry
Introducer: Susan W. Jones, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Recognize eating disorders in the male population
  • ► Investigate medical complications associated with anorexia nervosa
  • ► Develop a treatment plan for patients with eating disorders

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September 2018

September 14 - NO GRAND ROUNDS: VCU Closed due to inclement weather


September 21 - LOCATION CHANGE: PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN MCGLOTHLIN MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER LEARNING THEATER (MMEC Floors 1 and 2, 1201 E. Marshall St.)

VCU Psychiatry: The past, the present, and the future
We've come a long way, baby!

Joel J. Silverman, M.D.
James Asa Shield, Jr. Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
Dean, VCU School of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System

Learning Objectives:

  • ► The participants will understand the history of VCU Psychiatry
  • ► The participants will understand the potential goals and future direction for our Department
  • ► Enjoy the presentation

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September 28

The Genetic Architecture of Psychiatric Traits and Disorders: Current and Emerging Evidence

Bradley Todd Webb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: John Hettema, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Identify the number and relative effect sizes of discovered genetic loci that influence risk for psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depression
  • ► Identify the similarities and differences in genetic architectures for psychiatric and non-psychiatric complex traits
  • ► Interpret widespread cross-disorder genetic correlations
  • ► Describe the utility and limits of aggregate molecular genetic risk scores

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October 2018

October 5

Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research for Treating PTSD

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Director/Medical Director, Trauma Center
Director, National Complex Trauma Network, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Chair NCTSN DSM 5 workgroup on Developmental Trauma Disorder
Introducer: Jill Opalesky, MS

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Describe the range of adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle; explain how trauma affects the developing mind and brain
  • ► Participants will gain a basic understanding of ways that childhood traumatic experience impacts brain development and functioning
  • ► Discuss what brain science teaches us about how trauma is remembered and changes the processing of subsequent experience
  • ► Participants will be exposed to the potential role of both traditional and innovative techniques in the future of the field of traumatic stress. Summarize treatment strategies alternatives to drugs and talk therapy.

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October 12

VCU Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy & Neurobiology Present Joint Grand Rounds: Paradise Lost: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse and Neglect

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director, Center on Aging
Chief of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Institute of Early Life Adversity Research
Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
Introducer: Joel Silverman, M.D.
James Asa Shield, Jr. Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Discuss how genetic polymorphisms and epigenetics affect psychiatric disease vulnerability
  • ► Explain how a gene variation affects brain development and function so that the risk of a depressive episode or PTSD is increased
  • ► Describe how early life experience produces persistent CNS alterations and its implications

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October 19

Use and Abuse of Stimulant Medications

Sandra Mullen, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Medicine
Introducer: Cheryl Al-Mateen, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Compare stimulant abuse and misuse in patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the general population
  • ► Examine the effects of psychostimulants on the brain
  • ► Identify risk factors for stimulant abuse and misuse
  • ► Differentiate between common adverse effects and effects associated with stimulant abuse

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October 26

A Missing Piece: An Understanding and History of Psychopathy

Keyhill Sheorn, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Psychotherapy Training
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: William Nay, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • ► Review the origin of the term and diagnostic understanding of psychopathy
  • ► Examine some of the earlier history of the treatment of psychopaths
  • ► Consider if psychiatry has come far enough in the understanding or treatment of people with this disorder

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