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Los Angeles County Psychological Association Convention

  • 22 Oct 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • DoubleTree Los Angeles Westside - Culver City

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Bipolar Disorder: Clinical and Personal Perspectives
Course Level: Intermediate

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison will first give a general clinical overview of bipolar illness including clinical description, diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, natural course, suicide, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and medication non-adherence. The second part of her presentation will focus on her personal experiences with bipolar illness, including the phenomenology and addictiveness of early mania, problems with acknowledging the illness and taking medication, the danger of suicide, and the importance of well-informed psychopharmacology combined with sophisticated and skilled psychotherapy. Professional concerns about seeking treatment and disclosing psychiatric illness to colleagues and licensing and hospital boards will also be discussed.

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is co-author of the standard medical text on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, which was chosen in 1990 as the most outstanding book in biomedical sciences by the American Association of Publishers, and author of Touched with Fire, An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, and Exuberance. Dr. Jamison has written more than 100 scientific articles about mood disorders, suicide, creativity, and lithium. Her memoir, An Unquiet Mind, which chronicles her own experience with manic-depressive illness, was cited by several major publications as one of the best books of 1995. It was on The New York Times bestseller list for five months and translated into 20 languages. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide was a national bestseller and selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of 1999. Exuberance: The Passion for Life was selected by The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best books of 2004 and by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of the year. Her most recent book is Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir (2009). Dr. Jamison is the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, including a MacArthur Award.

Pre-registration ends 10/17/11. Beginning 10/18/11, registrations will not be taken.
A $35 fee will be charged to register on the day of convention, if space is available.
Registration starts at 7:45 a.m.

Pre-registration rates:
LACPA Member - $179
LACPA Early Career Psychologist $129
(Pre-licensed full members and members within seven years of receipt of doctorate)
Non-Member - $215
LACPA Student Member - $85
Student Non-Member - $100

(must submit proof of student status)

Convention Events:

  • Continental Breakfast

  • 12 Morning Sessions

  • Exhibits and Exhibitor BINGO

  • Poster Session

  • Awards Luncheon

  • Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
    Afternoon Featured Speaker

  • Conversation Hour with Dr. Jamison

  • No Host Happy Hour

  • Student Socializing Hour

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