Master Clinician Sessions

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Tackle the most pressing issues in your field with help from the experts. This Master Clinician series will educate, inspire, and challenge you to solve problems and achieve breakthroughs. Experience hands-on learning and walk away with action steps to improve your practice.


Thursday, April 5, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sessions are two hours unless otherwise indicated.
No extra fee to attend: All master clinician sessions are included in Conference registration.

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aaronson.PNGSession MC001: Changing the Paradigm for Treatment Resistant Depression: From Recognition to Acute Treatment and Chronic Management
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Scott Aaronson, MD
Sheppard Pratt Health System

coyne.PNGSession MC002: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for OCD: Optimizing Exposure for Children and Adolescents
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Lisa Coyne, PhD               
OCD Institute, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School


hayes.PNGSession MC003: Applying Principles of Exposure and Emotional Processing from the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders to Depression: Exposure-Based Cognitive Therapy
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Adele Hayes, PhD
University of Delaware


yusko.PNGSession MC004: Concurrent Treatment Strategies for Comorbid Substance Abuse and PTSD
9:30 am – 11:30 am

David Yusko, PsyD
University of Pennsylvania


                                   Session MC005: Adolescents, Anxiety, and the Transition to Adulthood: The albano.PNGLaunching Emerging Adults Program
1:00 -3:00 pm

Anne Marie Albano, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center



craighead and nemeroff.JPGSession MC006: Combination of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy in Treatment of Severe Mood Disorders
1:00 -3:00 pm

Edward Craighead, PhD
Emory University

Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

farchione.PNGSession MC007: The Unified Protocol: A Transdiagnostic Approach to the Treatment of Emotional Disorders
1:00 -3:00 pm

Todd Farchione, PhD
Boston University     



Session MC008: Treatment Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Integrating ACT, DBT, and Exposure Therapy to Raise Emotion Efficacy
1:00 -3:00 pm

Matthew McKay, PhD
The Wright Institute



Session MC009: Where Are You Really From? Common Pitfalls and Strategies for Effective Work with Immigrant Populations 
1:00 -3:00 pm

Heidi Montoya, PhD
Private Practice


Session MC010: Interoceptive Exposure for OCD: An Underused Weapon in the Arsenal against Obsessions and Compulsions
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


beck.PNGSession MC011:Solving Problems in the Therapeutic Relationship          
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Judith Beck, PhD
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy



davidson and frank.JPGSession MC012: What to do When Therapy Isn't Working: A Transdiagnostic Model for Assessing Progress, Changing Course, and Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Anxiety and Its Related Problems
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Joan Davidson, PhD
San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Rochelle Frank, PhD
Private Practice & University of California, Berkeley

kocovski and fleming.JPGSession MC013:Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Nancy Kocovski, PhD
Wilfrid Laurier University

Jan Fleming, MD   
The Mindfulness Clinic

lewis-fernandez.PNGSession MC014: Implementing Person-Centered Cultural Assessment Using the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, MD
Columbia University & NY State Psychiatric Institute



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