Event Date/Time: May 17, 2011
End Date/Time: May 17, 2011
"Psychiatric Disorders in Chemically Dependent Individuals: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations" will be presented on Tuesday May 17, 2011, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Patrick Gibbons, LMSW, DO; Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan; Medical Director of the WCHO Community Crisis Response Team; consultant with Pain Management Solutions in Ann Arbor; and Medical Director of Dawn Farm. This program will provide an overview of co-occurring addiction and psychiatric illness, including standard diagnostic criteria by which psychiatric, chemical dependency and substance-induced disorders are diagnosed; individual considerations for determining the appropriate course of treatment; available psycho-social and pharmacologic treatment interventions; and the perspectives of both the addict and the treatment provider on addiction and psychiatric illness. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series. Our presentations offer helpful information that supports chemically dependent people in achieving, maintaining, and strengthening their recoveries. The series educates family members on issues relating to addiction and its effect on the family, and offers information that will be useful for friends and family members in relating to addicts whether they are actively using or in recovery. Professionals and students will also benefit from this pertinent information. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each workshop. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.