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Riggs Clinician to Present at the Florida Psychiatric Society Spring CME Meeting
The Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) holds its annual Spring CME Meeting this Friday through Sunday, April 17 – 19 in Orlando, FL and the Austen Riggs Center will be there, both exhibiting and presenting.
Last year at the 2014 FPS Spring CME Meeting, Riggs clinician David Mintz, MD, presented Meaning and Medication: The Psychodynamics of Effective Psychopharmacology. This year, Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center, will be presenting: Suicide Risk Assessment: State of the Art, Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 8:30 —10:00 am. Suicide assessment is both a science and an art. Understanding the risk and protective factors associated with suicide, as well as having a systematic way of assessing the potentially suicidal patient will be the focus of this talk.
Dr. Tillman has presented and published on a wide variety of topics including: dissociation, psychosis, religion, impasses in treatment, embodiment, clinical and professional ethics, research methodology, identifying markers for acute risk of suicide and the effect of patient suicide on clinicians.
Consider Online CME/CE
The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to be providing an online continuing education platform where psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers can obtain continuing education credits. Other mental health professionals and/or students may also access the courses and can receive a certificate of participation. Dr. Tillman has a course available in this format: The Impact of Suicide on Survivors: Clinicians and Organizations.
Additional scholarship specifically related to suicide by Dr. Tillman:
- Dr. Tillman is the author, along with Riggs Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions Eric Plakun, MD, of the paper: Responding to Clinicians After Loss of a Patient to Suicide.
- Dr. Tillman is the Principal Investigator on an externally funded study, States of Mind Preceding a Near Lethal Suicide Attempt.
The FPS is a professional association committed to continuously improving the ability of their more than 1,000 psychiatrist members to provide quality treatment for persons with mental illnesses.
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