Treatment-Resistant Depression: An Evidence-Based Treatment Approach
Two (2) Hour Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Treatment-resistant depression (TRD), an ill-defined term, is a clinically challenging entity in mental health practices. As many as 30-50% of patients with depressive syndromes have symptoms that can be described as “treatment-resistant.” Findings from the STAR*D trial indicate that inadequate response to treatments predicts further non-response, and neuromodulatory treatments are often considered in the treatment of these patients. This workshop will review the definition, epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment approach of TRD.
- Define TRD
- Describe the clinical features of TRD
- Describe the general approach to treatment in patients with TRD using an evidence-based approach
- Identify patients that may be candidates for neuromodulatory treatments
Alexander Cole, MD is assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of the William P. Clements University Hospital inpatient psychiatric unit at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Cole was born and raised in Dallas, obtained his B.S. in biochemistry with a minor in great texts of the western tradition at Baylor University in Waco, and attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. He returned to Dallas for residency training and completed his general adult psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern, serving as chief resident in his final year. He joined the Clements University Hospital inpatient psychiatry faculty group in 2019 after completing his residency training and became medical director of the inpatient unit in 2022.
Dr. Cole’s clinical interests include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and neuromodulatory treatments in the management of depressive disorders. In addition to his clinical work, he is extensively involved in teaching activities at UT Southwestern, including directing the second-year psychopharmacology course for the clinical psychology doctoral program, directing a fourth-year medical student course exploring the “frontiers” of neuromedicine, and supervising medical students and psychiatry residents rotating on the inpatient psychiatric unit. He is also a first-year psychoanalytic candidate at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center.
Outside of clinical work, Dr. Cole enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and 2-year-old daughter, Eleanor. He enjoys landscape photography, long-range precision shooting, and will soon begin training to obtain a private pilot’s license.
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Early Registration (by 09/28/22): DPA Member Professional $50; Non-Member Professional - $80; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $15; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $45
Delayed Registration (after 09/28/22): DPA Member Professional - $70; Non-Member Professional - $100; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $35; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $65
Psychologists - This activity qualifies for 2.0 hours of professional development credit for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. (DPA) maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(c)(2)(A). Counselors - This activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. Social Workers - This activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers rules 781.509 and 781.511(a)-(c). Marriage and Family Therapists - This activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists rule 801.264. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Please retain the certificate of completion and use as proof of completion when required.
|Event Date||09/30/2022 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||09/30/2022 11:00 am|
|Speaker||Alexander Cole, MD|
|Number Hours||2.0 Hours|