March 29, 2013
"Sleep your way to better mental health: The role of disturbed sleep in psychopathology
Dr. Kim Babson
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Standard School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences
114 Memorial Hall
Abstract: Dr. Babson is distinguished scholar in the arena of malleable health-related risk factors to inform the treatment and prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse disorders with a particular focus on the role of sleep disorders. She has expertise in experimental psychopathology and phase I translational research, including: (a) the use of behavioral paradigms to elicit and manipulate emotions related to posttraumatic stress disorder and panic disorder, (b) the use of behavioral methods to experimentally manipulate sleep, and (c) assessment and implementation of behavioral interventions for both posttraumatic stress disorder and sleep disorders.
April 5, 2013
"It seemed like a good idea at the time: The specificity of behavioral and cognitive content in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders. Yet another dreary meta-analysis"
Dr. Jeff Lohr
University of Arkansas
Department of Psychological Science
114 Memorial Hall
May 2, 2013
"Treating offenders with co-occuring mental and substance use disorders: Are there effective intervention strategies?"
Dr. Roger Peters
Florida State University
Abstract: A significant number of persons in the criminal justice system have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs), although specialized approaches for this population have not been widely understood or implemented. Without application of specialized services, persons who have CODs are at high risk for recidivism, treatment dropout, homelessness, and other negative outcomes. This colloquium will highlight evidence-based interventions for use in a variety of criminal justice settings to assist persons who have co-occurring disorders (CODs), and will review theoretical models of Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR), cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT), and social learning that are used to help organize these interventions. Both clinical and programmatic strategies will be examined, including methods for selecting the appropriate ‘target’ population and triage to services, adapting offender programs to address CODs, and for providing monitoring and supervision. The session will also highlight examples of innovative court-based COD programs that have recently been implemented in the U.S.