Educational Events

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Educational Events

Important Registration Information:

Four Winds Saratoga is committed to providing quality mental health education programs that are open to the community and are free of charge, or with a minimum tuition fee. In the past many of our programs have not required registration. However, we have experienced a change in the parking situation at our facility and are now asking that you let us know if you plan to attend.

Please register using the links below or give us a call (518-584-3600, ext. 3115) to let us know if you plan to attend an event.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you soon!

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Attention Social Workers: Four Winds Saratoga SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0160.

Attention LMHC's: Four Winds Saratoga is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0092.


2019 SPRING GRAND ROUNDS

Friday, June 14, 2019 * 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Four Winds Saratoga - Mastrianni Hall
30 Crescent Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


“Walking the Middle Path: DBT Strategies for Parents and Emotionally Dysregulated Adolescents”

Presenter: Kerry Murray O’Hara, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist & Director/Founder of DBT Wellness & Psychological Services

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a highly researched, evidenced-based treatment.  Originally DBT was designed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the years this treatment protocol has been expanded to address other populations and diagnostic groups such as; dual diagnosis, eating disorders, forensic populations, depression and anxiety.  DBT has been shown to be highly effective for both adolescence and adults.

This presentation will outline a new application of DBT entitled “Walking The Middle Path”.  This adaptation is designed to assist families who are struggling with emotionally dysregulated teens.  The approach teaches both strategies for parenting as well as tools for teens to more effectively manage their emotions.

Upon completion of this session, participants will become more: 

  • Familiar with the etiology and symptoms of emotional dysregulation.  Emotional regulation problems will be differentiated from normal range adolescent developmental struggles.
  • Aware of how “Dialectical Thinking” can both assist parents and teens in understanding their unmodulated affect as well as how to intervene to de-escalate emotional crisis.
  • Familiar with the DBT coping strategies designed to reduce emotional crisis and enhance mood regulation.

CEU's: 2.0 Social Workers Credits and 2.0 LMHC Credits

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25th Annual Xavior “Sam” Mastrianni Awards and Lecture

Friday, June 21, 2019 * 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Four Winds Saratoga - Mastrianni Hall
30 Crescent Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

"The Hot Topics of Psychiatry: How to Speak to Patients so They Feel Comfortable Discussing Uncomfortable Topics"

Presenter: Sarah Klagsbrun, M.D., Medical Director of Four Winds Hospital - Westchester

  • Participants will become more comfortable speaking to patients in general - learning how to ask questions and bring up uncomfortable topics so that patients feel comfortable discussing them.
  • Participants will become more comfortable speaking to patients on the topic of suicide - learning how to ask and what to ask.
  • Participants will become more comfortable speaking to patients on the topic of psychosis - learning how to ask and what to ask.
  • Participants will become more comfortable speaking to patients on the topic of substance abuse - learning how to ask and what to ask. 

CEU's: 1.5 Social Workers Credits and 1.5 LMHC Credits


Schedule
8:45 a.m.  -  Community Breakfast Reception
9:00 a.m.  -  Ceremony to Recognize the
                    2019 Mastrianni Scholarship Award Recipients
9:15 a.m.  -  Presentation by Dr. Klagsbrun
10:45 a.m. - Closing Remarks

Registrations will be limited.

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Walking the Middle Path: DBT Strategies for Parents and Emotionally Dysregulated Adolescents
June 14, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mastrianni Awards and Lecture: "The Hot Topics of Psychiatry"
June 21, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448

Educational Event Information & Registration: 518-584-3600, ext. 3115

Reservation Information

Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held on the Four Winds Saratoga Campus in Mastrianni Hall. Grand Rounds events are free of charge. Please note, location and fees may be different for special events.

For programs held in Mastrianni Hall, every effort will be made to accommodate all guests in the main lecture room. In the event of overflow attendance, guests may be seated in an adjoining room equipped with a simultaneous remote broadcast.

Registration is limited to 140 attendees. We can host 100 in the main lecture room and 40 in the overflow room. 

For persons requiring special services, please contact us prior to the program date so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.