Speakers for DBSA Dallas Educational Meetings
January 2018 - Kathy Shannon from Recovery International
February 2018 - Speaker from Recovery International
Location: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Address: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390
Meeting location: Room D1.200
March Speaker: Roger Hale
February Speaker Dr. E. Sherwood
Dr. Brown is Professor of Psychiatry with Tenure, the Vice Chairman for Faculty Research Development and is the Chief of the Division Of Bipolar Disorders at the University of Texas Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Brown received BA and PH.D degrees in Chemistry from Texas Christian University. He received an M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He then completed his residency in Psychiatry, on the research track, at the University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas followed by a research fellowship. Dr. Brown is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. He serves on several journal editorial boards including Biological Psychiatry and the Journal of Dual Diagnosis. He has had well over 100 publications. Dr. Brown is a member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Brown was awarded the Gerald Klerman Award for excellence in clinical research from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. Dr. Brown's research focuses on the comorbidities of mood disorders including medical illness and substance abuse. He has current research funding from the NIDA, NIMH, NHLBI, NCCAM, and the Stanley Medical Research Institute.
November Speaker Dr. Sejal Mehta
Dr. Mehta’s topic is the prevalence of Bipolar and Depression Disorders and the pharmacological effects of existing medications. She will discuss the indications of existing medications, new approaches in upcoming treatments and the importance of research participation for advancing treatment options for these conditions. Sejal Mehta, M.D., MBA provides a comprehensive range of psychiatric services to adults and children through her practice, Psychiatric Medical Associates. She serves as the Director of Psychiatric Research for Research Across America’s (RAA’s) CNS / Psychiatry clinical studies. Dr. Mehta is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Being a partner in one of the largest, state-of-the-art psychiatric practices in the Dallas metropolitan area, she works with inpatient as well as outpatient settings while also coordinating care with other providers and/or therapists. Dr. Mehta’s expertise includes, but is not limited to the following areas: •Child-Adolescent-Adult Services (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Chemical Dependency, Schizophrenia, Alzhheimer’s, etc.) • Alternative Medical Supports for Stress Management, Depression, and Anxiety • Medication Evaluations and Management for Adults, Children, Adolescent, and Geriatrics. •Adult, Marital, and Family Services Group Programs and Workshops. The educational meeting will take place on November 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr., 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Room D1.200 Visit dbsadallas.org or see page 8 for detailed directions
October Speaker: Dr. Mustafa Husain
Dr. Husain is a Vice Chair
of Faculty & Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology & Neuroscience, and the
Director of the Neuromodulation Research and Therapeutic Program at UT
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He received his initial training in the United States at Stanford
University, California. He completed his
residency at USC and continued with research and geriatric fellowships at Duke
University Medical Center in North Carolina.
Dr. Husain is involved in training, education and research in general psychiatry, aging and geriatric issues, new applications of lead placement in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and novel treatments of Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Repetitive Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), Deep Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS), EEG Synchronized Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS), and Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST).
August Speaker: Robert Schwartz M.D.
Dr. Schwartz is a frequent speaker, long-time friend and Professional Member of DBSA-Dallas. Following a time of opening comments, Dr. Schwartz will present an “Open Forum” in which you will have the opportunity to “ASK THE DOCTOR.” He will take questions from the floor and there will be plenty of opportunities for audience interaction.
July Speaker: Jodi Paul (Family Member)
DBSA Dallas is pleased to present “Bipolar Disorder - One Family’s Experience.” Jodi Paul is the mother of a 24 year old son with a dual diagnosis of Bipolar and Addiction. She will speak about the role of the family in creating an environment where your loved one feels safe, loved and supported.
"I believe that the role of the family member is equally as important as the proper physician and medication" she offered.
When a loved one is initially diagnosed it typically follows one or more episodes of trauma for the family. The family is overwhelmed and afraid of what the diagnosis means. Some family members may want to distance themselves from their loved one.
It is her hope that sharing her family’s experience will offer hope to other families during and after the initial diagnosis.
June Speaker: Recovery International
Recovery International (RI) is a 78-year-old, professionally-recognized, donor-funded and peerled,
self-help mental health organization that offers structured cognitive behavioral training.
Its proven method teaches adults of all ages to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings,
beliefs and behaviors that cause them emotional distress and related physical symptoms.
It holds convenient local weekly, one and a half to two-hour, sessions in a supportive and
confidential atmosphere where participants practice a four-step process dealing with actual examples
from everyday life. Recovery International groups can add to and complement many other types of
mental health treatments.
At the DBSA Dallas educational meeting on Thursday, June 18th, an RI representative will give an
introduction and then there will be a demonstration of a typical Recovery International Meeting. Come
early to browse our literature table.
March Speaker: Carrollton Springs
Topic: Levels of Psychiatric Care
Carrollton Springs is a 45-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital located in Carrollton, Texas that provides inpatient and outpatient treatment services to adults suffering from the devastating effects of mental illness and/or addiction.
Carrollton Springs seeks to provide an effective treatment experience and make a difference in the lives of those who seek sobriety and mental wellness. It offers various levels of service, including inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient. The presentation will include a discussion on different levels of psychiatric care.
February Speaker: Mr. Ricardo Aguilar
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), previously called rational therapy and rational emotive therapy, is a comprehensive, active-directive, philosophically and empirically based psychotherapy which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances and enabling people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
REBT was created and
developed by the American psychotherapist and psychologist Albert Ellis who was
inspired by many of the teachings of Asian, Greek, Roman and modern
philosophers. REBT is one form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and was first
expounded by Ellis in the mid-1950s; development continued until his death in
2007(Excerpt from Wikipedia).
January Speaker: Ms. Janie Metzinger from MHA
We had Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Dallas speak about boarding homes and other legislative issues.
You can learn more about this issue at boardinghome.org.
December Speaker : Dr. Dan Steinfink
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
He discussed Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) what to expect when the Mobile Crisis Number is called and what to do in case a mental health crisis occurs and the police are called. He also demonstrated what the police do to talk someone down from a crisis.
October Speaker: Dr. Sherwood Brown
Brown to speak at our October Educational meeting. Dr. Brown has been a longtime friend of DBSA-Dallas. He has served as a medical adviser and has been a professional contributor to our organization. His topic for the evening will be
“Update on Bipolar Disorder Research at U. T. Southwestern.
September Speaker: Mrs. Julie Hersh
Her topic will be “Resilience by Design: Inspiration for charting your own path for long-term mental health."
She is a mother, corporate wife survivor, advocate for mental health awareness and author of the book Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope. Struck by Living is already in reprint and was just released in Spanish as Decidi Vivir. Julie's approachable style makes the difficult topics of suicide and mental illness easier to discuss.
Click below for her book's facebook page.