Each week hear from specialists in the field on the latest research and treatments in behavioral and mental health. Curated and moderated by Linda Halpern. 
September 20 • Course Introduction; Debora Cole-Duffy, LICSW, Retired Clinician (former Director of Pittsfield ServiceNet Outpatient Behavioral Health Center) Current Neuroscience Research; Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center; Associate Clinical Professor, Columbia University. 
September 27Current Trends in Neuroscience Research: An Evidence Based Approach; Andrew Gerber MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center, Associate Clinical Professor, Columbia University. 
October 4Suicide Prevention; Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for  Education and Research, Austen Riggs Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center.
 October 11 • Addiction; Jennifer Michaels, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Brien Center; Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

October 18 • Mood Disorders in the 21st Century; Chris Biernacki, Physician Assistant, Berkshire Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and the Brien Center; Adjunct Instructor, Westfield State University.

October 25 • Panel on Services in the Berkshires
; representatives from the Brien Center, ServiceNet, The Clubhouse (an agency of Berkshire Pathways), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Moderated by Debora Cole-Duffy.


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