Professional Education

Upcoming Events

  • Wed Mar 20th 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Dr. Claudia Finkelstein

    Healthcare Provider Wellness: Hope or Hype? (Grand Rounds)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    This lecture will cover personal and system-level factors which contribute to the current malaise of healthcare providers.  It will cover several evidence-based interventions which support and enhance wellness of healthcare providers and it will go in-depth on the use of mindfulness.  There will be a review of several mindfulness practices.
  • Thu Mar 28th 2019 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Late-Life Psychiatric Disorders from Parkinson's Disease to Frontotemporal Dementia

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Neurodegenerative disorders often start with a psychiatric syndrome that can be misdiagnosed.  These observed changes in behavior and mood reflect the changing anatomy and biology in the brain and provide insights into understanding mood, emotion, psychosis, compulsions and more.  Late-life psychiatric syndromes also increase the risk for subsequent dementia in a person.
  • Wed Apr 10th 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Is Teletherapy Right for Your Patients? (Pearls for Primary Care)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Dr. Bruce Retterath will present evidence on how teletherapy is improving access, enhancing convenience, and providing superior patient care, often in the primary care setting. Attendees will learn how to identify when teletherapy is appropriate for their patients, how it differs from other telehealth services, and the advantages of teletherapy for patients.
  • Fri Apr 26th 2019 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
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    Depression Summit for Researchers and Clinicians

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The Pine Rest Depression Summit is intended to draw attention to the problem of depression, stimulate research at our center, and attract support from philanthropists to help support our work.
  • Wed May 8th 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    How to Support Patients Experiencing Infertility (Pearls for Primary Care)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    Current research shows that the stress levels of women with infertility are equivalent to women with cancer, AIDS or heart disease.  Supporting patients experiencing infertility, including those undergoing treatment can be challenging.  Reproductive Psychiatrist Dr. Nagalla will discuss biological and psychological aspects of infertility and recommendations about pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of  distress in these patients.
  • Wed Jun 12th 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    A Guide to Understanding Services at Pine Rest (Pearls for Primary Care)

    Postma Center at Pine Rest, Grand Rapids MI

    The world of mental health is constantly evolving. Many professionals find it challenging to stay up to speed about what resources are available for their patients and how to connect patients to the care that they need. This talk offers the opportunity to hear from a variety of experts from within Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services about their area of expertise, the innovative programs where they work, and how to connect patients to the help that they need. Due to the Pine Rest specific nature of this event, CME’s and CEU’s will not be available.