Sunday, May 6, 2012

Psychotherapy Techniques for Terminally Ill, Other Meeting Highlights

Here's more news from APA's 2012 annual meeting, which is being held in Philadelphia now through May 9.

Psychotherapy Useful at End of Life, Says Expert
In this video, Lorenzo Norris, M.D., discusses methods for providing palliative psychotherapy to terminally ill patients. Norris, an assistant professor of psychiatry, associate residency director, and director of the Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services at the George Washington University Medical Center, spoke at APA’s 2012 annual meeting. Watch the video.

Technology is changing the way information—including information vital to psychiatrists wanting to stay abreast of science relevant to quality clinical care—is disseminated, said Robert Hales, M.D., editor in chief for books at American Psychiatric Publishing (APP), at APA’s 2012 annual meeting in Philadelphia. He was the winner of APA’s 2012 Judd Marmor Award.

Assembly Elects New Officers
At today's meeting of the APA Assembly, the delegates voted to make Assembly Recorder Melinda Young, M.D., of California the next speaker-elect. They also chose Jenny Boyer, M.D., to succeed Young as recorder. At the end of the three-day meeting, Scott Benson, M.D., of Florida became the new Assembly speaker.


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