Rogers Specialists to Present at 2016 Anxiety and Depression Conference

Posted on 03/11/16 02:49:pm


Five clinical leaders from Rogers Behavioral Health will share their insights at the 2016 Anxiety and Depression Conference(link is external) in Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America(link is external) (ADAA).

“ADAA is one of the leading conferences that focuses on anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depressive disorders where researchers and clinicians from throughout the world convene to share ideas,” says Eric Storch, PhD, clinical director of Rogers Behavioral Health–Tampa Bay and a Morsani College of Medicine professor. 

“The ADAA annual meeting is unique because it brings together the top researchers and top clinicians in the world for the purpose of improving the way we treat, someday cure and prevent the suffering caused by the disorders related to anxiety and depression,” adds Karen Cassiday, PhD, clinical director of Rogers Behavioral Health–Chicago and president of the ADAA.

Rogers’ presenters will offer their insight on the following topics. The full schedule is available online(link is external):

  • Dr. Cassiday will chair the roundtable, “Taming Treatment-Refractory Situations: Hot Tips for Clinicians with Difficult Cases,” with Dr. Storch as a presenter on family accommodation;
  • Dr. Cassiday is the primary presenter for the workshop session, “What if I die? Overcoming Health Anxiety in Kids and their Parents,” and the roundtable, “Exposures Uncut: Challenges Faced When Conducting Exposures With Children and Adolescents;”
  • Dr. Storch is one of the presenters in the roundtable, “Effective, Essential Therapist-Prescribing Clinician Collaboration in the Treatment of OCD: An Expert Roundtable Discussion,” and the symposium, “Advances in Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth;”
  • Jerry Halverson, MD, medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital–Oconomowoc and FOCUS adult mood disorders programs, and Rachel Leonard, PhD, clinical supervisor of FOCUS, will co-present a workshop session, “Multi-Modal Residential Treatment for Individuals Struggling to Transition into Adulthood due to Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety;
  • Dr. Halverson is a co-presenter in the symposium, “Focal Brain Stimulation: Practical Considerations for the Clinician;”
  • Dr. Leonard is among the distinguished list of presenters in the Ignite symposium session, “Increasing the Effectiveness of Intensive/Residential Treatment Models for OCD Across the Lifespan;” and
  • David Jacobi, PhD, clinical supervisor of the Child Center, is one of the presenters in the roundtable, “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Lessons Learned From Treatment ‘Failures.’"

As expected, Rogers’ specialists are eager to share their knowledge with others in the field. “A workshop Dr. Jerry Halverson and I are presenting discusses treatment for individuals struggling to transition into adulthood due to their depression and anxiety—these individuals are often characterized as experiencing ‘failure to launch,’” says Dr. Leonard. “The transitional period of time between adolescence and adulthood is characterized by high rates of depression, often with other co-occurring disorders, so identifying treatments that target the needs of this unique population is incredibly important.”

Stephanie Eken, MD, regional medical director, and national outreach representatives Blair McAnany and Rick Ramsay will attend the conference as representatives of Rogers Behavioral Health. 

Rogers’ specialists will also be available at our exhibit table to answer programming questions at the following times:

  • Dr. Storch, Friday, April 1, from 9-10 a.m. and Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m.-noon.
  • Dr. Leonard, Friday, April 1, from 10-11 a.m. and Saturday, April 2, from 9-10 a.m.
  • Dr. Eken, Friday, April 1, from 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Dr. Jacobi, Friday, April 1, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, from 9-10 a.m.
  • Dr. Halverson will be available for much of the conference
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