DBSA Educational Webinars

DBSA webinars are online educational sessions featuring mental health experts that cover a wide range of topics from treatment options, to personal wellness strategies, to relationships. Join us for upcoming webinars or watch achieved webinars to stay up-to-date.

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Understanding Agitation

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
5:00–6:00 PM CST

Everyone feels antsy, fidgety, or restless from time to time. But some people develop a more severe form of uneasiness called agitation. They may pace, wring their hands, or feel that they can’t sit still or focus. People living with mood disorders may be more disposed to experiencing agitation. Recognizing the signs of agitation and knowing what to do when they appear can be helpful to people with mood disorders and their loved ones.

Please join us for a webinar that will highlight what agitation looks like, the impact it can have on individuals and their caregivers, and treatment options.

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Presenters:

Scott Zeller, MD
Chief, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Alameda Health System
Past President, American Association of Emergency Psychiatry

Scott Zeller, MD is Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services for the Alameda Health System in Oakland, CA, one of the busiest Emergency Psychiatry programs in the USA; in his 28 years in Emergency Psychiatry, Dr. Zeller has treated over 80,000 crisis patients. Dr. Zeller is Past President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, lectures internationally as a keynote speaker, and was co-editor of "Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice," which was considered to be the first comprehensive hardbound textbook of Emergency Psychiatry. Dr Zeller founded and directed Project BETA, a multicenter effort which published international best-practice guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of agitation in 2012. Dr Zeller was named Alameda County, California's Outstanding Physician of the Year in 2009; won the San Francisco Business Times' "Heroes of Healthcare" award in 2012, and was the 2013 recipient of the California Hospital Association's "Person of the Year" honor. Dr. Zeller was recently named the 2015 United States National "Doctor of the Year" by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

   

Tom Lane, CRPS
Member of the DBSA Board of Directors

Tom Lane, CRPS is the Senior Director of the Consumer and Recovery Services for Magellan’s Public Sector Division. He was a charter member and the first Board President of the Florida Peer Network, and founder and first Executive Director of the Albuquerque Drop In Center. Prior to joining Magellan, he worked as Vice President of Recovery Supports and Forensic Services for New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, a community mental health center in Florida. He has 16 years’ experience developing and implementing peer-operated programs, services, and supports in the community and within publicly funded provider settings, including inpatient and state hospital settings. Prior to joining the Board, he coordinated development of Peer Specialists ecourses as part of contractual arrangement between DBSA and Magellan at the national level.


Treatment Choices: Tools for Success

In Treatment Choices: Tools for Success, the last in DBSA’s 4-part webinar series exploring how individuals can get back in the driver’s seat on their road to wellness, we will provide practical strategies to help adults living with mood disorders gain more personal control over their treatment options. We will also be reviewing some tools that are designed to help you better construct a wellness plan, monitor your progress, and/or help you with specific wellness strategies.

Presenter: Donna Dykstra

Presentation Slides (PDF)

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Treatment Choices: Options for Depression

Too often, individuals living with a mood disorder can feel like their fate and quality of life is in the hands of others—that they have no real choice in finding the best path for treatment, and ultimately, their future. This can be disempowering and frustrating prospect that limits individuals’ ability to achieve wellness goals that are most important to them. The DBSA Treatment Choices 4-part webinar series explores how individuals can get back in the driver’s seat on their road to wellness.

In Treatment Choices: Options for Depression, we will address key areas of choice for adults living with depression and offer suggestions for working with your clinical team to align your treatment with your wellness goals. 

Presenters: Andrew Nierenberg, MD and Evette J. Ludman, PhD

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Treatment Choices: Options for Bipolar Disorder

Too often, individuals living with a mood disorder can feel like their fate and quality of life is in the hands of others—that they have no real choice in finding the best path for treatment, and ultimately, their future. This can be disempowering and frustrating prospect that limits individuals’ ability to achieve wellness goals that are most important to them. The DBSA Treatment Choices 4-part webinar series explores how individuals can get back in the driver’s seat on their road to wellness.

In Treatment Choices: Options for Bipolar Disorder, we will address key areas of choice for adults living with bipolar disorder and offer suggestions for working with your clinical team to align your treatment with your wellness goals.

Presenters: Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D. and Ellen Frank, PhD

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Health Care Reform: Providing More Access to Quality Mental Health Care

Are you getting all the mental health insurance benefits you are entitled to? DBSA presents a webinar that explains many of the advantages of health care reform for individuals living with mood disorders.

Presenter: Allen Doederlein

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Treatment Choices Part I: Understanding Your Options

This first webinar provides a broad overview of all the areas in which you can exercise choice in finding a treatment plan that work best for you and how to work with your clinical team to ensure your treatment plan reflects your choices. 

Presentation: PDF of Treatment Choices Part I Understanding Your Options slides
Presenter: Greg Simon, MD, MPH

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Restoring Intimacy

Depression and bipolar disorder pose a challenge not just to our health, but to our closest relationships as well. As partners struggle against the fallout of guilt, confusion, and anger, genuine affection and intimacy often become all but impossible to maintain. This webinar takes a realistic look at the challenges as well as practical ways to make intimate relationships work better under such conditions.

Presenters: Anita Clayton, M.D. and Holly Swartz, M.D.
Presentation: PDF of Restoring Intimacy presentation slides
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Demystifying Bipolar Disorder

Demystifying Bipolar Disorder is a program created by DBSA to help educate individuals about bipolar disorder, separate the myths from the facts, and learn about helpful tools in managing bipolar disorder. 

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