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2013

Genetic Testing for Autism and Psychiatric Disorders in 2013: A Rapidly Moving Target
Speakers: Margit Burmeister, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry and Human Genetics, and Co-Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan; Beverly M. Yashar, MS, CGC, PhD, Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Training Program, and Associate Clinical Professor, Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School
Panelists: Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Donna M. Martin, MD, PhD, The Donita B. Sullivan Research Professor in Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Associate Professor of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Branch)

Understanding Adolescent Depression: How to Recognize It, and How to Get Help
Speaker: Thomas Fluent, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School; Medical Director of Ambulatory Psychiatric Services, University of Michigan
Panelists: Polly Gipson, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Carryn Christianson, LMSW, Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Joel Benedek, LMSW, Social Worker, Saline Area Schools; Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Liberty School Media Center, 7265 Ann Arbor-Saline Road

Identification and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Speaker: Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor and Co-director, Pediatric Anxiety and Tic Disorders Clinic, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
Panelists: Joseph Himle, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Director, Anxiety Disorders Program, University of Michigan; Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, Research Investigator, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Karen Nicholson-Muth, LMSW, Private Practice Clinician, Ann Arbor
Tuesday, September 24
Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Branch)

Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help Manage Depression
Presenters: Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, MSW, Research Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center;
Panelists: Rita Benn, PhD, Director of Education, U-M Integrative Medicine and Director of Education, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, with research faculty appointments in the U-M Department of Family Medicine and Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor who teaches mindfulness-based classes to individuals with depression and/or anxiety
Wednesday, April 24
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road

Current Treatments for Adolescent Eating Disorders
Presenter: Renee Rienecke Hoste, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Services and Research, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
Panelists: Daniel Gih, M.D., Co-Director, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program; Sheri Szuch, PhD, Eating Disorders Specialist and private practice psychologist in Ann Arbor; Erika Feldpausch, LMSW, Clinic Coordinator, U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
Tuesday, March 19
Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Branch)

The Mood/Food Connection: How Nutrition Impacts Mental Health
Presenter: Simon Evans, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, U-M Dept. of Psychiatry and Member, U-M Depression Center
Panelists: Juan Lopez, MD, Associate Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Laurie Fortlage, MS, RD, U-M Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
Wednesday, March 6
Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI

Lean on Me: Helping a Loved One to Cope with Depression
Presenter: Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, Assistant Director for Psychiatric Social Work, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Adjunct Faculty, U-M Medical School and School of Social Work
Panelists: Cathy Hanson, Co-chair, Patient and Family Centered Care Committee, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry; Kathy Schoof, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Worker; Bob Nassauer, Volunteer Board Member for the Local Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); Ann Hendrick, Visual Arts teacher, Skyline High School
Tuesday, January 29
Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Branch)

2012

The Adolescent Brain: A Work in Progress
A presentation by Paresh Patel, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and a member of the U-M Depression Center, with a panel of experts including Daniel Keating, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; Kathleen Diehl, LMSW, ACSW, Social Work Coordinator, University of Michigan Health System, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools; and Adrienne Pisoni, LMSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor.
Tuesday, November 27
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Stress: How It Affects Your Brain, and How to Manage It
Presenters: Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and a member of the U-M Depression Center, with a panel of experts including JoAnn Heap, LMSW and Elizabeth Koschmann, Ph.D., from the U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center, and Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor.
Tuesday, October 2
Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Branch)

Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help Manage Depression
Presenters: Elizabeth Robinson, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Member, U-M Depression Center and Claire Weiner, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Tuesday, March 20 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI

Connections between Substance Use and Depression in Adolescents
Presenters: Mary Jo Desprez, MA, Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Prevention Administrator, University of Michigan Health Service; Daniel Gih, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
Tuesday, March 27 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Mood, Food, and Attitude: Metabolic Syndrome in Depression
Presenters:
Gregory Dalack, M.D., Chair, U-M Department of Psychiatry, and Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry
Tuesday, January 24 from 7:00-8:30
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Managing Adolescent Moods: Stress, Exercise & Sleep (slides)
Presenter: Richard Dopp, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Jackson Hole, Wyoming


2011

Partnering for Research: The Search for New Knowledge in Mental Health Treatment
Presenter: Patricia Deldin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Associate Director, U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00-8:30
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Presenter: Melvin McInnis, M.D., Principal Investigator of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund at the University of Michigan Depression Center 
Wednesday, October, 5, 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Oakland Community College, Room G240
2900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Sleep and Depression: Connections from Adolescence through Adulthood
Presenter: J. Todd Arnedt, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, U-M Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory
Tuesday, September, 20, 7:00-8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Managing Moods: What Helps What Hurts?
Presenter: Ben Bierman, M.D., Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the University of Michigan
Tuesday, April 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
Gull Lake High School
7753 N. 34th Street, Richland, MI

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Presenter: Melvin McInnis, M.D., Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, April 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Main Branch, Auditorium
40900 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township, MI

Learning and Depression: What's the Connection?
Presenter: Cynthia Ewell-Foster, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Member, U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, March 8, 7:00-8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Depression After 60: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Presenter: Sara Wright, Ph.D., Clinical Lecturer U-M Department of Psychiatry; Member, U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, February 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI

Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help Manage Depression
Presenters: Elizabeth Robinson, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Member, U-M Depression Center and Claire Weiner, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry.
Tuesday, January 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown


2010

Grief in Children and Adolescents
Presenter: Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry,
Tuesday, April 13th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Gull Lake High School
7753 N. 34th Street, Richland, MI

Depression After 60: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Presenter: Sara Wright, PhD, Clinical Lecturer U-M Department of Psychiatry; Member, U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, March 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library
, Downtown

Talking through Depression: What We Know about Effective Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders
Presenter: Heather Flynn, Ph.D, Assistant Professor and Director of Psychotherapy Services, U-M Department of Psychiatry; Member, U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Understanding Adolescent Depression
Presenter: Melvin McInnis, M.D., Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Plymouth District Library
223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI


2009

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Presenter: Melvin McInnis, M.D., Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center
Wednesday, December 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe Public Library, Woods Branch
20680 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Depression and Anxiety in Youth and Adolescents
Presenter: Kate Fitzgerald, M.D., Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Depressed Moods in a Depressed Economy: Connections between Life Events, Stressors, and Mental Health
Presenter: Alan Prossin, M.D., U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center
Monday, November 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Westland Public Library
6123 Central City Parkway, Westland, MI 48185

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: An Educational Forum
Presenter:Kate Fitzgerald, M.D., Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program
Monday, October 12th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Gull Lake High School
7753 N. 34th Street, Richland, MI

Understanding Teen Depression: How to recognize it, how to get help
Presenters: Cindy Ewell Foster, Ph.D., Rich Dopp, M.D., Barb Blue, MSN, RN, CPNP
Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills Church
1340 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills

Brain Stimulation: New Hope for Depression
Tuesday, September 29
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Depressed Moods in a Depressed Economy: Connections between Life Events, Stressors, and Mental Health
Wednesday, April 8
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

Substance Abuse, Challenging Behaviors and Depression in Youth
Monday, March 23
Gull Lake High School, 11775 East D Avenue, Richland, MI

Mental Health at Michigan: Get the Facts!
Wednesday, March 11
Wolverine Room, Michigan Union

Depression During Childbearing Years: Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Raising Resilient Children
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Ann Arbor District Library downtown

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI


2008

Depression Treatments: The Promise of Personalized Medicine
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI

Mood Disorders, Sleep, and Activity in Adolescents
Tuesday, October 22, 2008
Gull Lake High School, Richland, MI

Depression in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 (slides)

Depression and Cancer
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Depression, Diabetes, and Diet
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Depression: Seasons and Reasons – A Closer Look at Seasonal Affective Disorder
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 in the Plymouth District Library

Hearts and Minds: Depression and Cardiovascular Disease
Thursday, January 31st, 2008


2007

Understanding Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adults
November 13, 2007 (slides)

Anxiety Disorders: Panic and Phobias
September 25, 2007

Women's Health and Depression
April 3, 2007

Eating Disorders and Depression
March 6, 2007

Depression: Seasons and Reasons - A Closer Look at Seasonal Affective Disorder
January 30, 2007 (slides: Greden, McInnis, Nesse)


2006

Seasonal Affective Disorder
January 11, 2006

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
March 29, 2006

Suicide Prevention
May 24, 2006 (slides)

Sleep and Depression
October 24, 2006