Location: LSU Health Science Center, Medical Education Building, Room MEB S10 (3109).
9:00am-12:pm and 1:30-4:30pm
Morning Session $50.00
Afternoon Session $50.00
Both Sessions $90.00
A Day of Min-workshops
With Nationally Known Psychiatrist
Dr. Deborah Simkin
September 21, 2012
LSU Health Sciences Center
In the am: (9 am -12 pm)
1. DSM V and Learning Disorders
Objective: This presentation will address the new criteria being considered for Learning Disorders in DSM V
2. Neurobiology of Reading Disorders and Interventions
Objective: This will be a presentation on the neurobiology of Reading Disorders, types of testing that should be used to detect these disorders, evidenced based interventions and and fMRI research on compensatory mechanisms the brain uses to adapt to several types of Reading Disorders.
In the pm: (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
3. The use of Neurofeedback for the treatment reduction of symptoms associated with Learning Disorders, ADHD and other Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
Objective: To review the history and use of neurofeedback for Learning Disorders, ADHD and other Childhood Psychiatric Disorders.
4. Complementary and Integrative Medicine Update in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders and learning Disorders
Objective: To review Complementary and Integrative Medicine Update in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders and learning Disorders.
Dr. Simkin trained at Harvard’s McLean and Mass General Hospitals, She served as residency director for the University of South Alabama. She was a past residency director and Chair/Co-chaired the AACAP Committee on Adolescent Substance Abuse and set up the research workshops with NIDA that led to increasing interest in young Child Psychiatrists as researchers in the area of substance abuse. She is a member of the AACAP Committee on Integrative Medicine and has met with the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH to set up the same liaison for research workshops at the Academy meetings. She is the Co-editor for the ASAM textbook's Adolescent Section on Addiction Medicine and is presently the Co-editor for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America’s new textbook on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. She has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, has published numerous chapters and is presently in private practice in Destin Florida. She has been married to her wonderful and supportive husband, Ron Simkin, for 39 years and is the proud parent of their son, Geoff Simkin, who is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who has followed his dream to train as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.