According to a recent study*, 22.5% of adults 18 or older have one or more mental disorders. The vast majority of that group, 20.3% of the population, are employed full time. That’s 23,737,000 people!
It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway — a person at work with a mental disorder can be a cause for concern. Depression, anxiety and substance abuse all have the potential of resulting in interpersonal conflict, workplace violence, reduced productivity, lost work time and many other problems.
This symposium will explore:
- The scope of the problem and its impact
- Increasing productivity and decreasing absenteeism
- Promoting successful Return to Work and Stay at Work practices including psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
- Substance abuse and the impact of new marijuana laws on the workplace
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This symposium will:
- Define the scope and the impact of behavior health conditions in the workplace.
- Explain the extent to which behavioral health conditions compromise an employee’s productivity, absenteeism, and cost.
- Discuss the behavioral health conditions that most commonly contribute to issues in the workplace.
- Evaluate utilization of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in the outlined patient population.
- Present programs that have been shown to successfully address early, safe return to work, workplace health and safety, and appropriate accommodation.
Symposium Learning Objectives²:
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the impact of behavioral health conditions in the workplace to both the employer and the employee.
- Recognize behavioral health conditions that commonly limit an employee’s productivity.
- Summarize available programs shown to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism in employees with these conditions.
- Review the appropriate treatment that may promote the most appropriate, safe return to work.
- Formulate workplace accommodations that may facilitate and maintain a successful return to work / stay at work.
Who Should Attend?
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, safety professionals; and accommodations, disability and human resources specialists, employers, supervisors, union representatives and members of health and safety committees.
Symposium Planning Committee
Edward C. Alvino, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, UNUM
Oscar Arias, MD, ScD, Assistant Director, Southern California Education and Research Center, University of California Los Angeles
Catherine, Boomus. MS, MPH Assistant Professor and SCER C Residency Director, Center for Occupational safety and Health, University of California, Irvine
Tori Weeks, Director, Workforce Solutions, UNUM
David A. Adler, MD, Professor Of Psychiatry and Medicine, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine; Senior Psychiatrist, Dept. of Psychiatry; Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Research, The Center for Health Solutions, Tufts Medical Center
Taha M. Ahmad MD, MPH, FACP, Chief of Service, Occupational Health Services
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City
Marnie Dobson, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UC Irvine
Tess Elconin, UCLA Med Center, Chancellor’s Office of Legal Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Michael Gitlin, MD. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
Stuart Gitlow, M.D., M.P.H., Board Certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine; Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
Leslie Israel, DO, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director, Dept. of Water & Power, City of Los Angeles
Nanette Levine-Mann, Campus Human Resources, University of California Los Angeles
Adrienne Malka, Assistant Director, Insurance & Risk Management, University of California Los Angeles
Karen Miotto, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles; Chair, UCLA Physician Wellness Program and Medical Staff Health Committee
Kathleen Shiroma, Employee Relations Consultant, Campus Human Resources, University of California Los Angeles
Tori Weeks, Director, Workforce Solutions , UNUM
* SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, CBHSQ Data Review, October 2014
²Each presentation will have its own Learning Objectives which may be found on the event web page.
³Subject to modification
Other Registration Options
Register by phone: 310 206-2304 | Register by fax: 310 794-9317
Mail in: 650 Charles E. Young Dr. South 61-279 Los Angeles, CA 90095
Lodging and Transportation Information
Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:
- Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of registration fee
- Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%
- Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and “no shows” No refund
If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.
UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.