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New integrated care program at Upstate

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Steven Blatt, MD and Erica RikerSteven Blatt MD, director of general pediatrics at Upstate, is joined by Erica Riker, MHC, integrated care therapist at ARISE, to talk about a new collaboration to provide children with comprehensive care that focuses on both physical and emotional wellness. The Integrated Care Program is a partnership between Upstate Medical University’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center and ARISE Child & Family Service, available to children who receive services at the Center. For more information, call (315) 464-2046.


Caring for the psychiatric needs of cancer patients

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Allya Hafeez, MDPsychiatrist Aliya Hafeez, MD, talks about the psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis and a new service she will be offering to cancer patients at the Upstate Cancer Center.   


Coping with caregiving

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Social worker Michael Close, from Hospice of Central New York, offers advice and strategies to be an effective and well prepared caregiver.
Resources: Caregiver Support Services and The Institute for Caregivers, from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth
For more information, call Hospice of CNY at 315-634-1100


Getting through the holidays while you are grieving

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Pat MoriartyGrief counselor Pat Moriarty, manager of the Hospice of Central New York Grief Center, shares coping strategies for getting through the holidays while grieving. The Center provides bereavement support, counseling, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families who may be dealing with life-threatening illness, grief following a death, and sudden and traumatic grief. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.


Stigma surrounding mental illness grows in wake of mass shootings

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Leonard NewmanAs the school year approaches, we are joined by Leonard Newman, PhD, area director of the Social Psychology program at Syracuse University, to discuss the growing stigma attached to mental illness in the wake of recent mass shootings, and why it is so difficult to undermine.  


Predicting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in servicemen and women

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Stephen J Glatt, PhDStephen Glatt, PhD, director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology & Neurobiology Laboratory (PsychGENe Lab) at Upstate, talks about predicting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in servicemen and women.  Read the study


Somatic experiencing therapy to treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Bill Cross, PhDBill Cross, PhD, will discuss somatic experiencing therapy, which is aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations, or somatic experiences.  Cross is a New York state- licensed marriage and family therapist and an officer at the Zen Center of Syracuse, where he teaches conscious stress reduction. Dr. Cross may be reached at 315-474-3762.

Read more about somatic experiencing:
www.traumahealing.com

www.traumaresourceinstitute.com
www.supporttroopsnetwork.org 


Maternal depression

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Donna Bacchi, MD MPHAnn M Sweet, RN,BS, FNP-CUpstate’s Dr. Donna Bacchi, and family and psychiatric nurse practitioner Ann Sweet, talk about maternal depression – prenatal and postpartum – and how it affects a baby’s development.

Read more about:
Syracuse Healthy Start program at Upstate
Onondaga County Healthy Families - 464-3100
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Upstate


1/15/12 Exploring pediatric depression

Friday, January 13th, 2012

CTeresa M Hargrave, MDhild and adolescent psychiatrist and pediatrician Teresa Hargrave talks about how depression manifests itself in children and adolescents, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how parents/grandparents can be alert for signs and symptoms. Learn what parents and grandparents can do to help the youngsters in their life cope with adversity and disappointment, so that “depression” does not develop.


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