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Tucson Be Informed

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Schedule:  NEW TIMES
June 6, 2018
Arizona Inn
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 10:30 AM - Presentation

Speaker:  Tena Moyer, MD

Title: Beyond Dual Diagnosis

The introduction of the concept of Dual Diagnosis has been a field-altering development in the treatment of addictive disorders. However, as the body of research and literature has expanded in the psychiatric, psychological and biological sciences, perhaps it is time to re-examine the construct of dual diagnosis and expand it to include a broader range of considerations and their influence on the process and treatment of addiction and other psychiatric disorders. This presentation will attempt to weave developmental theory, brain biology, polyvagal theory, family systems, psychodynamic theory, trauma and attachment theory into the Dual Diagnosis paradigm. Furthermore, by using case studies, we will apply these concepts in such a way as to broaden our understanding of our patients so that we may develop more comprehensive, individualized and effective treatment models.

Learning Objectives:
*Describe an overview of polyvagal theory and how it might affect the presentation of psychiatric symptoms
*Explain how traumas occurring during specific developmental phases might impact an adult’s behavior, personality, relationships and mood
*List three factors that influence the development and tenacity of maladaptive behaviors and apply this as a practical formulation to their own patients
*Assess how a collaborative approach of team members, with different knowledge bases and skill sets, can benefit diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as lead to better outcomes

Tena Moyer, MD, serves as the director of liaison psychiatry for Sierra Tucson. Dr. Moyer completed her undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of Arts in Independent Studies. This degree was tailored for Dr. Moyer and combined majors in art and biology, resulting in her work as a medical illustrator prior to attending medical school. In the continuation of her education, Dr. Moyer attended University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. After working for several years as a general practitioner, Dr. Moyer realized that she was particularly fascinated by psychiatric illness and returned to a psychiatry residency at University of Arizona. Dr. Moyer was a staff member at Sierra Tucson from 2000-2005, with concentration in addiction medicine and mood patients, as well as directing the Eating Recovery and Trauma Recovery Programs. In 2005, Dr. Moyer branched out to pursue new endeavors in private and concierge practice. During this period, she was also medical director at Southern Arizona Mental Health Center (SAMHC) and worked closely with Mirasol, a residential treatment center for individuals struggling with eating disorders. Upon furthering her experience in the field of behavioral health, Dr. Moyer returned to Sierra Tucson in 2014. Consistent with Dr. Moyer’s pursuit of diverse fields in her undergraduate studies, she has received extensive training in multiple psychiatric and psychological techniques. Additionally, Dr. Moyer has trained in Somatic Transformation Therapy with Sharon Stanley, PhD, and Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, and has pursued extensive psychoanalytic and psychodynamic training. As a practitioner, she attempts to synthesize diverse perspectives and approaches into her understanding and treatment of psychiatric patients, including biological, developmental, attachment, family systems, trauma, and psychoanalytic considerations. Dr. Moyer’s medical expertise and passion for clinical excellence is instrumental in the progression of the Eating Recovery Program, and provision of compassionate and exceptional care specific for the patient presenting with complicated issues at Sierra Tucson.

Sign up and save! $20 per person with pre-registration one week  prior to the event (no refund after the due date).  (Late registration at the door, $25 cash or check.)

Attendees for this intermediate presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice, treatment program clinical directors/staff, community agencies, and various mental health disciplines.

For event questions, please contact: Sonie.Lee@acadiahealthcare.com

1.5 Education Credits available:

Psychologists - This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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