Online IOP for College Students and Emerging Adults in MA in Network with Carelon

CE/CME Courses

When The Patient Isn't Getting Better

Instructor: Eric M. Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych
All clinicians face the problem of working with patients whose treatments are not going well and who are not making progress. Clinicians often label these patients as "difficult" or "treatment resistant." This presentation addresses clinicians' own contributions to this experience, including the role of reductionist biomedical perspectives that do not match evolving evidence. The presentation also summarizes psychodynamic principles that may improve outcomes and the role of intermediate levels of care in treating some of these patients.