Common Conditions and Treatment Options for Couples and Families in Primary Care
Presented by Ruth Olmer, Psy.D., and Steven Olmer, Psy.D.
November 3rd, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Course Description and Target Audience
During this didactic, attendees will be introduced to common couples and family concerns. Furthermore, attendees will be exposed to the impact that medical and mental health conditions have on couples and families. A systemic and contextual framework will be emphasized. Lastly, attendees will learn brief interventions to utilize when working with couples and families. Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role plays.
The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).
- Attendees will be able to identify common behavioral and medical concerns that have lifestyle/behavioral factors commonly seen in couples/families.
- Attendees will be able to apply a contextual framework to dealing with these common conditions.
- Attendees will be able to identify and apply brief evidence informed interventions to these concerns.
Ruth Olmer, Psy.D., is a Behavioral Health Consultant at CHCW, since 2017. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2015. She spent her internship at Otis R. Bowen Center, a Community Mental Health Center, and her residency at VA Black Hills Healthcare System, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Olmer’s research interest include Neuropsychological screening within the PCHB model; effect of group treatment access on frequency of primary care utilization; couple and parenting interventions within the PCBH model. Her theoretical orientation is Systemic and Solution-Focused.
Steven Olmer, Psy.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is the Site Training Director for Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Dr. Olmer is a 2014 graduate of The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute He spent his internship and residency in Community Mental Health Centers, with an emphasis on psychological testing and individual/group/family therapy. His Theoretical Orientation is Family Systems; CBT; Solution Focused, and he has research interest in how medical conditions impact family relationships, and psychological assessments/testing relevant for primary care.
*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.