SGVPA September 2018 CE Event – Bipolar disorder in children: A tale of two paradigms – Presenter: Steve Khachi, M.D.

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a disabling disorder with potentially significant negative outcomes for the patients and their families, leading to suicide in 10-15% of those with the disorder. It is also a significant public health cost – estimated $45 billion in the U.S. affecting up to 4% of the population. Due to a variety of factors, more and more adolescents are receiving this diagnosis as the disorder has received significant attention over the last few decades. Once thought rare in pre-adolescents, BD is now increasingly diagnosed in children. The medications used to treat BD can carry significant side effects. While some believe that the sharp increase in BD reflects overdue recognition of this disorder in children, others argue that BD in children is poorly defined and often misdiagnosed leading to inappropriate treatments. We now have a better understanding of BD’s biological and genetic underpinnings, treatments, and its varying clinical presentations in children and adolescents.  In this presentation, we will discuss the most recent knowledge base of adolescent BD, including its epidemiology, typical clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

1. Identify and explain current hypotheses of the pathogenesis of BD and epidemiology

2.Demonstrate knowledge of clinical features, assessment and diagnosis of BD 

3. Describe current available treatment options for BD in children and adolescents

Presenter Biography
Dr. Khachi is a Stanford-trained, double board certified physician, who specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. His expertise is in psychopharmacology and various types of individual and family psychotherapy. In his practice, he integrates academic and evidence-based clinical approaches with practical experiences in an empathic, trusting, and collaborative environment.  Dr. Khachi attended University of California Santa Barbara, where he obtained his bachelor of science in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology and received his medical degree (M.D.) at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: EventBrite Registration

Lunch – Tequila Lime Pasta with Chicken or 

Westerner Salad w/Chicken

**Deadline to reserve lunch is noon,

Wednesday, September 12**

*contact with registration questions

CE – 1.5 hours credit for psychologists,

LCSWs and MFTs by CPA.

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

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