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 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 #SW-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.


Seating is limited. Once an event is full, we will create a waiting list.


2019 FALL GRAND ROUNDS 

Friday, October 25, 2019 * 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Four Winds Saratoga - Mastrianni Hall
30 Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“Winter Depression and the Expanding Horizons of Light Therapy”

Presenter: Mark Oldham, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center and Medical Director of PRIME Medicine (Proactive Integration of Mental Health Care in Medicine).

This presentation will provide an updated review of winter depression (seasonal affective disorder) including its clinical course, characteristic features, and treatment. This will lead into a discussion of light therapy including its biological effects and the current evidence base for its application in seasonal and non-seasonal depression. We will conclude with a practical "how-to" guide for using light therapy.

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the key vegetative features of winter depression.
  • Describe the clinical course of winter depression.
  • Recognize the types of light therapy devices on the market.
  • Provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the use of light therapy to treat depression.

CEUs: 2.0 Social Worker Credits and 2.0 LMHC Credits 

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2019 FALL GRAND ROUNDS 

Friday, November 8, 2019 * 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Four Winds Saratoga - Mastrianni Hall
30 Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

“Introduction to Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy”

Presenter: Robert Gregory, M.D., is the founder of DDP.  He is Professor and former Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and currently oversees the Psychiatry High Risk Program.

Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy (DDP; www.upstate.edu/ddp) is the newest of the evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder, combining techniques derived from the latest neuroscience findings of this disorder and from object relations theory.  In clinical trials, DDP has been shown to be helpful for some of the most challenging presentations of BPD, including those complicated by co-occurring substance use disorders.  The presentation will introduce participants to DDP, and provide insights and interventions that they can integrate into their clinical practices.

Following this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain a general knowledge of the theory, practice, and research of dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy.
  • Understand how the neuroscience of emotion processing informs clinical practice
  • Be able to integrate some of the DDP insights and interventions into clinical practice.

CEUs: 2.0 Social Worker Credits and 2.0 LMHC Credit

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“Winter Depression and the Expanding Horizons of Light Therapy”
October 25, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

“Introduction to Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy”
November 8, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 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.