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Disorders

  • Stacia Daniel, PhD, is certified by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) at the International OCD Foundation. In this video presentation she discusses obsessive compulsive disorder.

    The objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • How to identify and discern the differences/nuances between triggers, obsessions, and compulsions.
    • A protocol for treating OCD.
    • How to construct a useful hierarchy and apply ERP correctly, as well as how to adapt treatment strategies when progress is stunted.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 7, 2018.

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  • In this on-demand video series, Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, reviews the difference between children with bipolar disorder and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This 7-part series provides information to assist mental health professionals with identification and effective treatment methods, as well as:

    • Clarifying how child psychiatrists determine the correct diagnosis for children.
    • Appropriate combinations of therapies and accommodations at home and school.
    • Judicious use of correct medications to alleviate the most problematic symptoms for the child.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 27, 2012.

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  • Learn how to help children and adolescents with depression. For this 2-part series, Jeffrey Grimes, PhD, Clarity Child Guidance Center clinical psychologist, provides an overview of: how depression impacts kids differently than adults, dual diagnoses, different depression experiences, anaclitic vs. introjective depressive states, and treatment considerations. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on December 11, 2009.

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  • We are sad to note that Dr. Fisher passed away due to a sudden illness on May 11, 2015. We sincerely appreciate the time he took to share his knowledge with us and his legacy of care for children. A memorial website for Dr. Fisher can be viewed here.

    Irritability is one of the most common symptoms of psychiatric disorder in youth, and disruptive irritability with explosive outbursts can be a sign of severe mental illness. Join our speaker, Larry Fisher, PhD, ABPN, for a closer look at Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and the distinction between DMDD and Bipolar Disorder.

    During this 5-part video presentation, viewers will learn to:

    • Understand the criteria for DMDD and compare it to Bipolar Disorder.
    • Describe the onset and course of DMDD and discuss the likely neuropathology.
    • Review the treatment options, the research basis for treatment, and the risks and benefits.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 27, 2015.

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  • Landry Weatherston Yarborough, LPC, Primary Therapist with the Eating Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas, works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. She is involved in both the Family Based Therapy program and the Be Free program. In this video presentation she discusses eating disorders.

    The objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.
    • Risk factors for eating disorder development.
    • Truth about common eating disorder myths.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on May 27, 2016.

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  • According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), 95% of those who have an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25. Researchers have found that 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight. For this 6-part series, Susan Mengden, PhD, Clinical Director at the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio, will help parents to understand the following:

    • Diagnostic criteria
    • Behaviors associated with different types of eating disorders
    • Prevalence of co-morbid disorders
    • Predisposing factors
    • Treatment programs

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 15, 2011.

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  • In this video, Kasi Howard, PsyD, covers the clinical presentation of eating disorders and reviews diagnostic changes from DSM-5. Her presentation also includes statistic and research citations and further educational resource recommendations.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video presentation include:

    1. Highlighting changes in eating disorder diagnosis in DSM-5.

    2. Discussing appropriate treatment and referral options for eating disorder patients.

    3. Identifying signs and symptoms of an eating disorder.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2015 on June 18, 2015

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  • This 3-part series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is presented by Melanie Lane, LMSW, LCDC, AAC, the Unit Coordinator for the Center for Health Care Services Restoration Center, a detox, public sobering unit, and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment facility located on the Haven for Hope campus. The presentation aims to: explore interventions that work with drug or alcohol exposed children, explain intervention techniques to motivate parents to seek help, and increase awareness about the impact of alcohol and drugs on the community. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on September 30, 2009.

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  • Learn about commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for children and adolescents and the effects that parents and teachers should be aware of. For our latest on-demand video series, Thomas L. Matthews, MD, Clarity CGC’s Medical Director - Outpatient Services, provides an overview of:

    • Mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, antidepressants, sleep medications, anti-anxiety, and ADHD medications
    • Uses and common side effects
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  • Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LMSW, is an assistant professor at Baylor University's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. She is also the founder of the Peace of Mind foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD. Dr. McIngvale was diagnosed with OCD at 12 and underwent treatment which included both inpatient and outpatient therapy. Dr. McIngvale has made it her life mission to make a difference in the lives of those living with a mental illness. She is a national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and a licensed therapist in Texas.

    In this 6-part video series, Dr. McIngvale discusses OCD from her unique position as a patient and a psychologist.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video include understanding:

    • The diagnostic criteria/basic principles of OCD and appropriate treatment.
    • The impact of stigma and low access to appropriate mental health treatment.
    • The importance of support in treatment>
    • The importance of relapse prevention and advocacy.

    Dr. McIngvale was recorded during her keynote presentation at Claritycon2017, hosted by Clarity Child Guidance Center, on Friday, June 16, in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Do you know a child or teenager who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder? Mood disorders are characterized by a disturbance in mood that affects a person's ability to function successfully. Learn more about these disorders and how they impact children by watching our latest on-demand video series on Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents. For this 6-part series, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, provides an overview of the following:

    • How to identify a mood disorder
    • Why symptoms are different for kids
    • Types of mood disorders
    • Risk factors
    • Treatment options

    **Please note that we did experience audio problems throughout this presentation.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 16, 2011.

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  • Adverse childhood events lead to decreased wellness in adults. During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, mental health professionals learn how to help clients overcome this reality and more effectively and compassionately help themselves, clients and others. Shawn Owens, MSN RN, and Vice President of Nursing Services at Clarity Child Guidance Center, provided this information during her presentation entitled 'Optimizing the Helping Relationship at Every Stage of Change.'

    This 6-part series provides practical tips on how to implement and facilitate positive change for better outcomes in all therapeutic settings, and demonstrates how to:

    • Make a more powerful impact with trauma-informed care.
    • Utilize the change model.
    • Understand therapeutic lifestyle elements for both heart and mental health.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on August 30, 2013.

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  • Steven Gonzalez, PhD, psychologist and clinical director at the South Texas Behavioral Institute, explains how spectrum disorders affect a child's behavior. For this 3-part series, Dr. Gonzalez discusses the following:

    • Autism
    • Retts Disorder
    • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
    • Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified
    • Sensory and non-sensory behaviors
    • Sensory inputs and interventions
    • Intervention trends
    • Future outlook
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  • Jill E. Palmer, LCSW, is Clinic Director at the Steven A. Cohen Military Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. In this video presentation she discusses support for families impacted by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    The objectives for this 5-part video series include:

    • Develop an understanding of how a family member diagnosed with PTSD affects the family.
    • The overall understanding of PTSD and how the symptoms can impact children who are cared for by someone with PTSD.
    • Trauma and the effects on children in their daily lives.
    • How loved ones, teachers, clinicians or others can support these families and children.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 14, 2018.

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  • Ivana Balic, MD, child and adolescent fellow at Clarity Child Guidance Center, provides an overview of: different types of tic disorders, diagnosis, treatments and outcomes, common motor and vocal tics, simple vs. complex tics , pharmaceutical and behavioral treatments, and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses associated with tic disorders. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on October 9, 2009.

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