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Violence, Mental Health, & Communities

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and
The Violence Institute of New Jersey

Announces a conference
Violence, Mental Health, & Communities

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 24, 2014
BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY

Conference Description
This one day conference will cover a broad range of issues related to violence and mental health. Topics include psychopathy and antisocial behavior in youth, sexual aggression, bullying and
violence in schools, medication treatment of aggression, violence and psychosis, and individual and community factors that increase risk for violence. There will also be a panel discussion including speakers, and with audience participation.

Conference Goal
This conference will provide mental health practitioners, correctional staff, teachers, law
enforcement personnel, and other professionals whose work involves working with, or developing policies related to, violent individuals with state-of-the-art perspectives about the causes and treatments of various high-profile types of violent behavior.

Target Audience
This educational activity will be of interest to clinicians (psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, certified counselors and other mental health providers) and researchers working with
people whose behavior is characterized by violence towards others; to teachers and other school- based personnel who encounter violent behavior among students, to those in the correctional and
criminal justice systems, and to those interested in public policy related to violence reduction.

Conference Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the causes of violent behavior in youth and in adults, especially forms of violence related to psychiatric disorders
  2. Evaluate the manner in which individual and environmental determinants of, and risk factors for, violent behavior, interact to increase the risk for violence
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacological, psychological, and environmental interventions to reduce violent behavior

AGENDA

      8:00 am Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits      
      8:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Sharon Eaton, MSN, RN - Conference Co-Chair
Christopher Kosseff - President and CEO Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Steven M. Silverstein, PhD - Conference Co-Chair and Faculty
     
      8:45 am Psychopathy: Etiology and Treatment
Kent Kiehl, PhD, University of New Mexico
Conference Presentation
     
      9:45 am Sexual Aggression: The Etiology and Prevention of Rape
Raymond Knight, PhD, Brandeis University
Conference Presentation
     
      10:45 am Refreshment Break      
      11:00 am Bullying and School Violence Against Peers and Teachers
Dorothy Espelage, PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Conference Presentation
     
      12:00 pm Psychopharmacology of Violence
Jeffrey Mattes MD, Rutgers University Correctional Health Care
Conference Presentation
     
      1:00 pm  Lunch      
      2:00 pm Schizophrenia and Violence: Myths, Realities, and Treatments
Steven Silverstein, PhD, Rutgers Violence Institute of New Jersey – Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Conference Presentation
     
      3:00 pm  Refreshment Break
      3:15 pm Individual-and-Community-Level Risk Factors for Violence
Douglas Boyle JD, PhD, Rutgers Violence Institute of New Jersey- Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Conference Presentation
     
      4:15 pm  Panel Discussion
      4:50 pm  Evaluation
      5:00 pm  Adjourn

Faculty

Douglas Boyle, JD, PhD, Violence Institute of New Jersey - Rutgers University Behavioral Health
Care. Dr. Boyle is a senior researcher at the Violence Institute of New Jersey, who has many publications in the area of violence and criminology, including community level factors related to violence.

Dorothy Espelage, PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Espelage is a nationally recognized researcher and thought-leader in the areas of bullying, violence against teachers, and violence targeted towards LGBTQ individuals.

Kent A. Kiehl, PhD, University of New Mexico and nonprofit Mind Research Network. Dr. Kiehl is a leading investigator in the neuroscience of psychopathy. His laboratory has amassed the world's largest brain imaging database of forensic populations (over 3000 inmates to date). He has published over 125 papers and his work has been featured on NPR, Scientific American, and in The New Yorker.

Raymond Knight, PhD, Brandeis University. Dr. Knight has done pioneering research on the
characterization, and treatment response prediction, of sex offenders, and has developed one of the most widely used measures for assessment of this population, the MIDSA, which is widely used to guide treatment in correctional treatment settings.

Jeffrey Mattes, MD, Rutgers University Correctional Health Care, and the Psychopharmacology Research Association of Princeton. Dr. Mattes is a psychiatrist who has conducted many studies evaluating medications for the treatment of impulsive aggression, and has written influential papers on this topic.

Steven M. Silverstein, PhD, Dr. Silverstein is an expert in behavioral interventions for people with serious mental illness, including psychological interventions to reduce aggression, and to promote improved cognitive functioning and social adaptation.  Dr. Silverstein is the Director, Division of Schizophrenia Research, and Executive Director, Violence Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers -University Behavioral Health Care; and Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers -Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Piscataway, NJ

Disclosure Declarations:
Raymond A. Knight, PhD discloses the following: Consultant to Augur Enterprises, Inc., a non-profit
company that markets "The Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, And Aggression (the MIDSA),
a computerized inventory to assess multiple components of sexual aggression for treatment planning. His wife, Dr. Judith Sims-Knight, is president of Augur Enterprises, Inc.  Dr. Knight will discuss the MIDSA in his presentation, a non-FDA-approved
product.

Jeffrey A. Mattes, MD intends to discuss non-FDA-approved or investigational use of the following medications: "There are no medications which are FDA approved for the treatment of impulsive aggression; therefore, all of the medication Dr. Mattes will be discussing will be non-FDA-approved for this indication. However, they will all be medications which are FDA approved for other uses (e.g., Bipolar Disorder)".

All other speakers and the members of the planning committee have indicated that they have nothing to disclose.

Commercial Support:There is no commercial support for this activity.

Continuing Education Credits

  • Please note: participants may not be eligible for continuing education credits if they are not on time and present for entire session.
  • Participants must sign in and sign out.
  • Participants must submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the program.
  • Partial credits will not be issued to participants arriving late or leaving early.

Certificate will be emailed to you three weeks after the contact hour request form is received.

Certified Counselor: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and a co-sponsor of this program. Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP maintains responsibility for the content of this program. (7 clock hours). Approval Number 6198.

Nurse: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission On Accreditation. P#204-7/012-15 (8.1 contact hours).  Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

Psychologist: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Instructional Level: Beginning. (7 CE Credits)

Educators: May receive credit for (7) Professional Development Hours.

Screener Recertification: In compliance with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care-Technical Assistance Center (TAC) policy, 7 full TAC Continuing Education credits will be issued only to Screeners who attend the entire scheduled class.

Marriage and Family Therapist: This course will count for recertification credit towards NJ DCA marriage and Family Board licenses and certifications. Approved for 7 recertification credits. Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Approval #1902010. Approval number for this course #1902010C204.

Social Worker (The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners): This program is approved for social work continuing education hours by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 8 general continuing education hours. IMPORTANT NOTE: Social Workers must be prepared to write in their Social Work license/certification/registration number and license jurisdiction on the sign in sheet. Please be sure to bring this information with you to the training.

Social Worker (Association of Social Workers Board): Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, provider
#1173, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work
Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program from August
10, 2012 to August 10, 2015. Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 continuing education clock hours. Targeted social work practice level: Beginning.  IMPORTANT NOTE: Social Workers must be prepared to write in their Social Work license/certification/registration number and license jurisdiction on the sign in sheet. Please be sure to bring this information with you to the training.

Please contact Sharon Eaton at (732) 235-9282 with any questions or concerns regarding continuing education documentation for this activity.

THE HYATT REGENCY NEW BRUNSWICK
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Phone: (732) 873-1234
Fax: (732) 873-1382
Free Parking in the Hyatt Parking Lot As Available

LODGING
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Phone number for Reservations:  (732)867-2221  Ask for Brittany Johnson and state you are with the Rutgers Conference on April 25th and wish to book a room at the conference rate of $155.42
(taxes included).

TRAVEL

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New York
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Pennsylvania
30th Street Station (PHL)
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New Jersey
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE HYATT REGENCY NEW BRUNSWICK
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

GPS Address: 200 Neilson Street New Brunswick NJ 08901

From Newark International Airport:

Take the New Jersey Turnpike South 19 miles to Exit 9. Proceed on Route 18 North 3 miles to Route 27 South. Travel 2 blocks to Neilson Street. Turn left. Hotel is on left. From Route 1, South or North: Take Route 18 North 3 miles to Route 27 South. Travel 2 blocks to Neilson Street. Turn left. Hotel is on left.

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