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November 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

Understanding Learning and Related Disabilities: Inconvenient Brains
Presented by Martha Bridge Denckla, MD

Dr. Denckla is a Professor Emerita from the Department of Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and recently retired academic neurologist.

She will present on her book, “Understanding Learning and Related Disabilities: Inconvenient Brains.”

 

January 2020 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

The Impact of Nutrition on Psychology
Presented by Daisy Miller, PhD

Dr. Miller, with Dr. Daisy & Co. Body Positive Nutrition, is a licensed dietician/nutritionist, and owner of a boutique group practice in Rockville, MD.

She will present on treatment models that blend nutrition science and psychology for lasting, life-long behavior change surrounding eating.

 

February 2020 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

LGBTQ Cultural Competency – Part II
presented by Joshua Riley, LPC

Mr. Riley is a psychotherapist, program manager, researcher and and Director of Community Commitment and Training at the Whitman-Walker Institute in Washington, DC.

He will present the last of a two part series on LGBTQ cultural competency and awareness.

March 2020 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

The Integration of Hormones and Hormone Therapy for Psychiatric Services for Women and Girls
presented by Rachel Rubin, MD

Dr. Rubin, with Intim Medicine Specialists, is a  board certified urological surgeon specializing in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in both men and women.

She will be presenting on the integration of hormones and hormone therapy for psychiatric services for women and girls.

 

April 2020 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

Treatment with Modality Music Therapy
presented by Stephanie Ojeda, PsyD

Dr. Ojeda, with The Chesapeake Center, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in helping children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and other conditions.

She will present on treatment modality music therapy and discuss its relevance to different cultures.

 

May 2020 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child
presented by Daniel Shapiro, MD

Dr. Shapiro, is a  Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, and author of, “Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising your Challenging Child,”.

He will present on Parent Child Journey, a program he designed to help parents identify the source of their child’s challenging behavior and discover proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences.

 

June 2020 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
presented by Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM, DBSM

Dr. Runko, with DC Psychology and Sleep Services, is a licensed psychologist and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist and diplomate.

She will present on the treatment modality CBT-I, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

 

October 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Postpartum Mood Disorders and Psychosis
presented by Madhu Rao, MD

Dr. Rao, of The Chesapeake Center, is an adult psychiatrist who practices comprehensive, evidence-based approaches to treatment including mindfulness, nutrition, exercise and optimal sleep in addition to medication management and psychotherapy. She has a special interest in women’s mental health and focuses on optimizing medications during times of hormonal changes of reproductive years and menopause.

She will be presenting on postpartum mood disorder and postpartum psychosis and how they present.

September 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
LGBTQ Cultural Competency
presented by Joshua Riley, LPC

Mr. Riley is a psychotherapist, program manager, researcher and Director of Community Commitment and Training at the Whitman-Walker Institute in Washington, DC.

He will present the first of a two part series on LGBTQ cultural competency and awareness.

July 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Concussions: How to Counsel Families about Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
presented by Thiala Alves, PsyD

Dr. Alves, of The Chesapeake Center, works with individuals with a variety of psychiatric issues, including anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. Her psychotherapeutic approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation and pain management techniques, and interpersonal psychotherapy.

Her presentation will educate providers about the effects of mild traumatic brain injury on cognitive and emotional functioning, and discuss how to counsel families regarding treatment. Learning objectives will include: How providers should respond when patients inform them that they have suffered a concussion, whether it happened recently or a long time ago?  Should they refer the patient to a specialist?  Should the patient be referred for testing?  How does the concussion history affect the patient’s current treatment?
June 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-Informed Treatment
presented by Briana Meader, LCSW-C

Ms. Meader, of The Chesapeake Center, is a highly experienced psychotherapist with specialized training in both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and has practiced in the Washington/Baltimore area for the past 13 years.

Her presentation will discuss how DBT has evolved over the past four decades and now can be utilized to address numerous disorders. Learning objectives will include: What is DBT? Why has it become so popular over the past decade? How do you integrate it into your treatment methodology?
May 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
ADHD in Females: Risks, Resiliency and Treatment Programs
presented by Patricia Quinn, MD

Dr. Quinn is a developmental pediatrician who specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. She has worked for more than 30 years in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Among many other books, she co-authored ‘Understanding Girls with ADHD’ along with Chesapeake Center’s Clinical Director, Dr. Kathleen Nadeau.

Until recently, very little has been known about the risks of ADHD in girls and women. This presentation will discuss the many risks ADHD presents for females, including mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, relationship and parenting issues, intimate partner violence and unplanned pregnancies.  Health issues arising from chronic stress have also been seen with ADHD in women and will be discussed.  Finally, a total treatment program will be outlined with emphasis on how the consideration of hormonal factors is critical when treating women with ADHD.
May 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Understanding the Relationship Between ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
presented by Roby Marcou, MD

Dr. Marcou, of The Chesapeake Center, is among the first group of physicians to become board certified in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  She has developed an international following over more than 30 years of practice in both the US and in South-East Asia. Her consultations that consist of an extended medical evaluation of a child, teen, or young adult for behavioral, neurological, developmental, learning or emotional concerns.

This talk will present information on key factors distinguishing ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the perspective of clinical observations and assessment data and relative to the implications for diagnosis upon the changes of DSM-5, particularly for ASD.
February 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
The Role of Emotion in ADHD and Implications for Treatment
presented by Robert Chase, PhD

Dr. Chase, of The Chesapeake Center, is a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience in working with adults, as well as with children, adolescents, and their families. In addition to his neuropsychological assessments of suspected ADHD, executive dysfunction, learning disabilities, autism and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), Dr. Chase is well-known for his evaluation of individuals struggling with complex ‘multiple-diagnoses’ involving emotional/behavioral as well as neurologic and neuro-developmentally-based issues.

While not included in formal DSM criteria, this presentation will discuss: 1) the role of emotional dysregulation as a core (yet frequently overlooked) feature of ADHD, and 2) how the inclusion of ’emotional dysregulation’ in ADHD helps aid understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
January 2019 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Suicide Risk Factors: New Developments
presented by Alan Zametkin, MD

Dr. Zametkin, Medical Director at The Chesapeake Center, along with Julianne Grothe and Brianna Mallory, will discuss recent developments in the field of suicide prevention. Presenters will share research from multicultural studies that examine the role of various elements in suicide ideation and attempts in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Educational Objectives:

• Participants will learn about new developments in risk factor research for behaviors and physiology leading to suicide in youth and young adults.

• Participants will learn about the role of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and internet addiction in the development of suicide attempts

• Participants will learn about the predictors of suicide attempts, and how cognitive control deficits differentiate adolescent suicide ideators from attempters

• Participants will learn about the impact of childhood-onset mood disorders, ADHD, and/or early-onset, first-episode psychoses on suicide attempters

November 2018 CE Presentation
Assistive Technology in Special Education
presented by Joan Green, Speech Pathologist

Ms. Green, a Speech Pathologist of Assistive Technology in Special Education, is the Founder of Innovative Speech Therapy, a private speech therapy practice with a mission to help people of all ages with neurogenic and developmental communication, cognitive, literacy and learning challenges.

An update for professionals on top tech tools we need to know to help our clients thrive!

Are you overwhelmed trying figure out how to leverage the benefits of current technology to help children and adults who struggle with everyday issues related to ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia and executive functioning challenges? Most of us are swamped with little spare time to search for the best apps and cutting-edge features on our computers and mobile devices that can be life-changing for the families we support.

Educational Objectives:

Save time and minimize frustration by joining me as I highlight the customizable features, apps, and strategies you need to know now to maximize successful outcomes. Learn about resources that you may not know exist to take advantage of an individual’s strengths to improve reading, writing, productivity, speaking, understanding, attention, and learning. Let’s “be in the know” to help families learn how they can thrive at home, in school, at work, and in the community.

October 2018 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Assessment to Advocacy
presented by Richard Wienfeld, M.Ed

Mr. Wienfeld, is a Special Education Consultant and Executive Director of the Weinfeld Educational Group, LLC, a group of over 25 educational consultants, located in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

Psycho-educational assessment are the foundation that can lead to appropriate services and programs for students with special needs. when the information in these assessments is presented in appropriate ways, using appropriate language, the results for students can be life changing. This presentation, from the perspective of an advocate who has worked inside and outside of the school system for the last 43 years, will focus on how assessments can be written in a way that is most likely to result in changes for the students they describe. The presentation will also include updates about the changes in special education that have come as a result of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Endrew F. Finally, participants will hear an update regarding decision-making and programming for students wit special needs in Montgomery County Public Schools.

September 2018 Chesapeake Center CE Presentation
Understanding Females with ADHD
presented by Kathleen Nadeau, PhD

Dr. Nadeau, Practice Director at The Chesapeake Center and author of ‘Understanding Girls with ADHD’ and ‘Understanding Women with ADHD’, will outline some of the unique challenges experienced by females at various ages which, in many cases, makes ADHD a more challenging condition to live with for females.

This advanced ADHD workshop will be interactive with participants and will focus on developing a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the special issues and challenges experienced by females with ADHD. Dr. Nadeau will lead the group in a discussion of how different treatment modalities might be more helpful for females and how different classroom interventions might be more effective for girls with ADHD.