Coping with Depression in the Family Conference 2003 Schedule

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November 1, 2003
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

8:30- 9:00
Registration and breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 am
Welcome: Julie Totten, President, Families for Depression Awareness

9:10 – 9:30 am
Opening Remarks: Elizabeth Childs, Commissioner of Mental Health

9:30- 10:15 am
Coping with Depression in the Family: Julie Totten, President, Families for Depression Awareness

10:15 – 10:30 am
Morning Break

10:35 -11:35 am - MORNING WORKSHOPS

A. Major Depression and Treatments
Dr. Alex Bodkin, McLean Hospital
Dr. David Mischoulon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Bipolar Disorder and Treatments
Dr. Andrew Stoll, McLean Hospital
Dr. Roy Perlis, Massachusetts General Hospital

C. Children and Treatments
Dr. Eva Szigethy
Children’s Hospital

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch and Support Groups


Martha Manning,
Keynote Speaker

12:45 – 1:15 pm
Keynote speaker: Dr. Martha Manning, clinical psychologist and author of Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface and A Place to Land: Lost and Found in an Unlikely Friendship

1:15-1:30 pm
Sharing our Stories: Irving Brudnick

1:30 – 2:15 pm Family Panel
With Anne Sheffield, Author, Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression On Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond

2:15 – 2:30 pm
Book signing* and afternoon break


D. Communication skills for helping someone with Depression
Alexis Henry, Boston University/UMass Medical School
E. Cognitive behavioral skills for those with

Dr. Stephen McDermott, Massachusetts General Hospital
F. Multicultural Perspectives
Carolyn Reynolds & Dr. Alberto Barreto
Dimock Community Health Center
G. Helping Someone in Crisis
Kim Kates & Roberta Hurtig, Samaritans of Boston
Dr. Beth Murphy, McLean Hospital

Copies of the authors' books will be available for sale and personalized signing at the conference. Check or cash only.

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