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"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease."
- William Osler
June 16, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
Dr. Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary's Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.
-Dr. Doblin was recently featured in a New York Times Article, here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/health/psychedelics-mdma-psilocybin-molly-mental-health.html
-Dr. Doblin recently published an article on MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD in Nature Medicine: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01336-3
-MAPS recently did a Question and Answer Session on the website Reddit, that included some answers from Dr. Doblin: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nh3c97/we_are_the_multidisciplinary_association_for/
-Dr. Doblin was recently featured on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, whose Spotify link is here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Z8lzhvHCMv0c8qZWXbzzK
MDMA-Assisted Therapy: A Breakthrough in PTSD Treatment
Dr. Rick Doblin, Ph.D. will present the latest Phase 3 data, talk about other studies with VA affiliated researchers, and how the drug might be regulated post-approval.
June 9, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
CPT Robert DiFilippo (pronunciation: “De-Philip-oh”) was born in New Jersey and remained there for the first 18 years of his life. His adolescence was shaped by long hours working in the best Jewish deli in all of the Garden State. He decided to leave his beloved home and travel north for college, attending Fordham University (the real one in the Bronx - he’s not one of those Lincoln Center Manhattanite-wannabes). He majored in biology and theology while also actively participating in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he commissioned as a 2LT, took the MCATs, spent his gap year working at Pier 1 (so more like a Pier-year?), and subsequently attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He was an HPSP scholarship recipient and an NCC Psychiatry residency graduate. CPT DiFilippo is currently, but not for long, an NCC Forensic Psychiatry fellow. Almost immediately after his grand rounds, he will travel to Georgia with his wife, the good Dr. Aguilar, daughter, Luna, and a menagerie of ungrateful animals.
To Protect and Unnerve
This presentation is a general review of law enforcement's interaction with behavioral health issues. It covers issues facing those with mental health disorders when engaging with police officers. We'll also look into potential solutions to address this troubled relationship.
May 26, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
MAJ Courtney Fox earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame in 2009, and was an ROTC four-year scholarship recipient. She earned her M.S. in Psychology at USUHS in 2013, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from USUHS in 2015. She was a postdoctoral clinical psychology resident at Tripler Army Medical Center from 2015-2016, served as a Brigade Psychologist for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade at Wheeler AAF, HI from 2017-2019, served as a Regimental Psychologist for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Irwin, CA in 2019-2021, and has been a staff psychologist with the WRNMMC Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health clinic from January 2021 to present.
Know Your Audience – Integrating into an Operational Environment
This is a brief officer professional development (OPD) on lessons learned and best practices for integrating into an operational unit as an embedded medical provider.
May 19, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
LT Phillips obtained her BS in Psychology and Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2009. Go Badgers! She then obtained an MS in Neuroscience from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2012, and completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. She completed her Internship and Residency in General Adult Psychiatry with the NCC, acting as one of our program’s Chief Residents from 2019-2020. She is currently about to complete her fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry.
Committed - A brief education of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization
This 50-minute presentation will provide a brief history of involuntary hospitalizations, a discussion of how the process varies in the military health system, and clinical tools for deciding when a patient requires involuntary hospitalization for treatment.
May 12, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
D.S.W., Lieutenant Colonel
LTC Porter is from American Samoa, and is always proud to represent his Polynesian culture. He currently serves as a social work fellow at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and preparing to PCS this summer to his next assignment at West Point, NY.
His 19 years of active duty Army includes multiple combat deployments to Iraq, including commanding a “Charlie Med” company to combat twice to Kirkuk and Tikrit, as well as being an embedded member of a Military Transition Team for the 4th Iraqi Army Division, and a medical lead in detainee operations in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in 2004. He has served in multiple leadership positions at many military medical treatment facilities, including being a Chief of Special Operation Forces Embedded Behavioral Health that directly supported the 1st Special Forces Group, 2-75th Ranger Regiment, and 4-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Joint Base Lewis McChord, as well as being the Installation Director of Psychological Health for the National Training Center (NTC), and Chief, Department of Behavioral Health for Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, CA.
LTC Porter received his doctor of social work from University of Southern California, a Master of Social Work from Fayetteville State University, a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Rocky Mountain College. He is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Has published and presented at national conference on the problem of domestic violence in the military, and have collaborated with national scholars and experts on developing solutions to reduce domestic violence in the military, and implementing data science to enable clinical program evaluation and efficacy. His military schools include Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course at Fort Lee, Health Services Plan, Operations, Intelligence, and Security Course, and AMEDD officer Basic Course.
LTC Porter’s distinguished and sustained contribution to Army Medicine earned him an induction into the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation (1OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Service Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd Bronze Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Military Populations
Discuss the global landscape of intimate partner violence, its impact on the U.S. military population, and implementing Intimate Partner Violence-Conjoint Couples Group Therapy (IPV-CCGT) to reduce IPV rates for Army couples.
May 6, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
M.D., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
A recipient of the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program, Lieutenant Connell received her M.D. degree in 2014 from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following completion of a transitional year internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, Lieutenant Connell served two years as the General Medical Officer and Medical and Dental Department Head aboard the forward-deployed USS Germantown (LSD 42) homeported in Sasebo, Japan and earned her Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification. In 2018, Lieutenant Connell returned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to start psychiatry residency. Upon graduation in August, she is slated to serve as the 3rd Medical Battalion psychiatrist in support of the 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa, Japan.
Exploring Morita Therapy
Developed in 1919, Morita Therapy is a Japanese psychotherapy conceptualizing unpleasant thoughts and emotions as natural, uncontrollable phenomena to be accepted as they are. This presentation aims to introduce Morita Therapy’s philosophical context, objectives, and processes as a potential alternative to established Western approaches of symptom reduction and control.
CPT Courtney Kandler,
CPT Vanessa Freeman,
MAJ Daniel Hart,
LT Alana Connell,
Dr. Johanna Paulino-Woolridge, with
special thanks to Dr. Mary Vance
May 5, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion representatives/heroes of WRNMMC.
Dismantling structural racism in the uniformed services: Where we were and where we go from here
Sixteen years prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Harry S. Truman’s 1948 issued the Executive Order 9981 to abolish discrimination in the uniformed services on the basis of “race, color, religion, or national origin.” Nevertheless, dimensions of military history and culture have allowed structural racism and privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “blackness” or with “color” to endure. Despite perpetuation of structural racism within the uniformed services, racial minorities continue to make up a greater percentage of the military compared to civilian population demographics (43% of the 1.3 million active duty service members are people of color). Hindering our minority service members from developing their full potential, especially considering the many complexities of recent war fighting environments, compromises the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security for all Americans. We will end with an overview of the impact of racism on active duty and veteran service members’ psychiatric care, such as the greater rate of General Under Honorable Conditions and Other Than Honorable discharges of black service members with mental health conditions and substance misuse compared to white service members.