Day 2 :
Community College of Aurora, USA
Keynote: Emotional regualtion: Implications for the theory and practice of individual psychotherapy - considerations in co-occurring intensive outpatient program environment
Time : 10:00-10:40
Charles W Graham has completed his PsyD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has done his graduation from the University of North Texas. He is the Vice President of Clinical Operations of CoreVision Network, a premier dual diagnosis treatment organization based in Colorado Springs, CO. He is one of the leading professionals in the field of recovery and co-occurring disorders. He was the Program Director at Sober Living, one of the premier treatment centers in America, for five years, and for the past five years he has been the Executive and Clinical Director at Behavioral Health Synergy, where he has started up numerous sober living homes, treatment centers, and counseling centers. He has been a Speaker at state and national conferences on topics such as domestic violence and substance abuse, and co-occurring bipolar disorder and substance abuse. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the Community College of Aurora.
Today the necessity to better understand the complex world of emotional regulation is evident in the process of screening, assessment, case formulation, and treatment of patients with co-occurring disorders. This presentation will bring theory into the arena of evidenced-based treatment to one of the most difficult populations, co-occurring disorders. It explores the nature of emotional regulation, the predominant underlying theories, client resilience and resistance, and the interaction between the autonomic nervous system, the physiology of emotion, and application in diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and remediation. This presentation covers the foundation and process of controlling emotions for some potentially damaging myths about emotions, and the key habits of emotionally resilient people. This study takes emotion out of the theoretical laboratory and into the practical application of fostering emotional maturity and resilience in the care and treatment of patients with co-occurring disorders including case study analysis.
Association of Integrative Aesthetic Medicine, Hong Kong
Time : 10:40-11:20
Chan Kam Tim Michael is a Dermatologist in Hong Kong. He received his Fellowship from Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (FHKAM) as a Registered Dermatologist since 1998. He received his Post-doctoral training from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997. He is now the Vice President of the Association of Integrative Aesthetic Medicine (AIAM) in Hong Kong. He is the Editor of Hong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venereology from 2002 to 2007. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Hong Kong from July 2007 to June 2009.
Acne scarrings and papulopustular rosacea (PPR) are well documented cutaneous condition associated with major psychosocial morbidity: social isolation, depression and suicidal ideation. The disease burden to the family and society is significant. A positive family history is a predictor. Emerging data revealed early retinoid used, positive life-style modifications may prevent scarrings. Energy device like radiofrequency microneedling, fractional laser and superficial radiotherapy, intralesional cryotherapy are recognized new attempts to treat atrophic scars and painful severe hypertrophic keloid scars in Asian dark skin types, respectively. The presentation will discuss these new strategies and examined its potential advantages and drawbacks. PPR are increasing in prevalence as seen in local skin clinics due to increasing non-judicious topical steroids use; propensity of topical cosmeceuticals in Asian markets and the use of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors in treating metastatic lung cancer. Recent investigations highlighted the importance of the Demodex mites, vascular epidermal growth factor (VEGF), dermal inflammation and impaired epidermal barrier dysfunction in its pathogenesis. New promising treatments are emerging. The dysmorphic acne excoriee and acneiform eruption associated with antipsychotics including recreational drugs abuse will also be discussed.