McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Join us for the First Mental Health Congress hosted by McLean Hospital and Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).
USFQ, in collaboration with McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is proud to present a multi-day conference focused on providing mental health clinicians with a review of best practices, opportunities to learn from case studies, and in-depth trainings on some of today’s most advanced clinical treatments for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm.
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Avenue Diego de Robles and Interoceanic Highway, Quito, Ecuador
Register before February 18: $420
Register after February 18: $500
Group discount: $450/each
Community Meet the Experts Dinner (March 27): $30
Philip G. Levendusky, PhD, ABPP, McLean Hospital
Mariel Paz Y Miño Maya, PhD, USFQ
Ana F. Trueba, PhD, USFQ
Scott O’Brien, McLean Hospital
Adriana Bobinchock, McLean Hospital
Jaime Ocampo, MD, PhD, USFQ
Maria Sol Graces Espinosa, MA, USFQ
Blaise Aguirre, MD, McLean Hospital
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, McLean Hospital
R. Katharyn McHugh, PhD, McLean Hospital
Stephen J. Seiner, MD, McLean Hospital
Jeffrey Szymanski, PhD, International OCD Foundation
Ipsit Vahia, MD, McLean Hospital
Esteban Toledo, MD, USFQ
Esteban Utreras, PsyD, USFQ
In this session, participants will gain a greater understanding of anxiety and how it presents in both adolescents and in adults. Hearing from two of the top experts in the field, we will discuss best practice models for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), while also exploring the practical uses of technology in the treatment of anxiety, as well as providing insight into cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).
Join us for lunch, where we hear from Lisa B., who will be interviewed about her experience with late-in-life debilitating depression.
With an estimated 300 million individuals living with some form of addiction worldwide and a reported more than 200,000 Ecuadorians reportedly using opiates, cocaine, cannabis, and amphetamine-type drugs, it is clear that addiction affects every nation and most families. In this presentation, we will discuss the latest approaches to treating addiction and how each clinician can partner with their patients to improve outcomes.
Mental health experts from USFQ, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School will host a light dinner reception for educators, parents, students, and others who are interested in learning more about mental health.
Despite being the most highly effective method to treat depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is not used as often as it could be due to stigma. In this presentation, we will discuss ECT, as well as two newer methods of treating depression—TMS and ketamine. Participants will also learn how older generations are addressing depression and other psychiatric disorders with the aid of technology.
Shame is the greatest barrier to seeking mental health care. During our lunch session, you will hear from our colleagues at McLean Hospital about how they are working to reduce the shame that surrounds mental illness.
Suicide affects people from different backgrounds, ethnic groups, socioeconomic statuses, and geographical locations. In Latin America—particularly in Ecuador—there has been a sharp increase in individuals attempting and dying by suicide. In this presentation, we will explore working with patients who injure themselves and have persistent suicidal ideations. Participants will also learn the basic tenets of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Dinner will be accompanied by a keynote address from Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP.
For clinicians who would like an in-depth understanding of the innovative treatment models discussed during the conference, we will offer a half-day course on the following topics. All workshops will be held from 9am to 1pm.