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American Health Care: Facing the Challenges

21st Annual

"American Health Care: Facing The Challenges"
October 22-24, 2008

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Michael Dansinger Michael Dansinger, MD
"The Biggest Loser"

Nutrition & Lifestyle Advisor
Joined by Local "Biggest Loser"
Former Contestant Sarah Call

Glen Hanson Glen R. Hanson
"Meth Dependence and its Long-Term Consequences: It’s All in Your Brain"

Senior Advisor to NIDA

Susan Starr Sered Susan Starr Sered
"The Death Spiral: How ‘The Uninsured’ Became An American Caste"

Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University

Workshop Highlights

Cognitive and Emotional Training (Brain Fitness) For Healthy Aging • Alvaro Fernandez

This workshop will examine major research findings in cognitive science over the last 10 years. It will also describe best practices for cognitive health and will provide an overview of research-based tools for cognitive and emotional training such as meditation, biofeedback, or cognitive training software • Oct 22 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preparing for the Age Tsunami: Psychological Practice With Older Adults • Peter A. Lichtenberg

The objectives of this session will be to examine the linkages between aging and mental health disorders; describe neurocognitive assessments for older adults; examine best practices in Older Adults’ Capacity Evaluations; and review four aspects of psychotherapy with older adults. • Oct 22 • 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Mindless Eating, Mindless Weight Loss, and ‘Secrets’ of Sustained Change • Ron Guymon

Three main questions will be addressed: Why do we mindlessly overeat? How can we mindlessly lose weight? How can we “Keep the Change™”? • Oct 23 • 10:45am-12:00pm

‘Comeback Kids’ - Children of Meth-Addicted Parents Return Home When Their Parents Achieve Recovery • Jay Wurscher

Participants will understand the impact of methamphetamine addiction on children and the child welfare system. They will also learn how to build a working relationship with meth-dependent clients. Community-based strategies and partnerships for treating these clients in public systems will be discussed. • Oct 23 • 2:15 - 5:00 pm

For more information contact Victoria Bañales (banavict@isu.edu) at the Division of Continuing Education.

Division of Continuing Education
Phone: (208)282-3155
Email: extendedlearning@isu.edu

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