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FREE Continuing Education Geriatric Psychiatry Conference Series

Title: "Breaking Away from Parallel Play: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Program Planning”

Presented by: Lesley Adkison, MSN, RN. - Nursing Director, Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Unit, McLean Hospital, Nancy Chisholm, RN. - Clinical Coordinator, Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Unit, McLean Hospital, Ruthanne Lamborghini, PT.- Physical Therapist, Geriatrics Program, McLean Hospital, Deborah Arsenault, OTR/L. - Occupational Therapist, Geriatrics Program, McLean Hospital, Marie Roseme, BA. - Mental Health Specialist, Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Unit, McLean Hospital

Time/Date: 8:30 am - 10:00 am/Friday - April 20, 2007

Location: McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, deMarneffe Building, Rm. 132, Belmont, MA 02478 

Individuals who should attend include: Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Long Term Care Professionals and all other interested persons.

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Course Description/Objective

Increasing numbers of people are living in long-term care facilities and developing cognitive and psychiatric disorders later in life. McLean Hospital, an affiliated teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, proudly offers this free continuing medical education series in order to help long-term care professionals optimize health and independence in the elderly. Our expert clinical faculty will seek to educate participants with updates on all aspects of geriatric psychiatry.

The overall objective of this series is to explore a variety of areas in geriatric psychiatry; including diagnosis, psychopharmacology, psychotherapeutic treatments and general health and well-being.

New dates and topics will be added throughout the course of the year. If you would like to be notified please send your email address to Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at McLean Hospital.


Each individual session is accredited as follows:

McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.Participants meeting requirements will receive 1.5 CE credits.

 This program carries 1.8 contact hours. McLean Hospital is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Rhode Island state nurses association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses' Credentialing center's commission on accreditation. RN, CS's please note: As of April 17, 2001, educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) will also count toward the nursing requirement of 50 percent of contact hours from an ANCC accredited or approved provider.

Social Workers:
This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education hour for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College School of Social Work Authorization Number D 37904.

Nursing Home Administrators:
McLean Hospital's Deemed Status Number is NH-3-2008. Each session meets the requirements for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
McLean Hospital is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Each session in this series is accredited for 1.5 clock hours of CE credit or .15 CEUs.

Course Directors

James M. Ellison, M.D., M.P.H.
Clinical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program, McLean Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Donald A. Davidoff, Ph.D.
Psychologist in Charge, Special Care Unit, McLean Hospital
Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic Testing Center, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Christopher M. Palmer, M.D.
Medical Director, Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School