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Addiction Medicine Expert to Speak in Tulsa

Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic (Parkside) will host John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on November 14 for professional education centered on addiction medicine, evidence-based practice for substance use disorders and related matters of policy and research. The event, which will take place in the Perkins Auditorium at the OU Schusterman Center, is now open for registration. Cost is $109 and provides five continuing education units for mental health professionals and pharmacists. Students can purchase tickets for $79.

Dr. Kelly’s seminar, titled “Substance Use Disorder: 50 years of Policy, Research, and Treatment,” will cover government policy action and impact, changes and advancements in treatment during the past 50 years examining the clinical paradigm shifts that have occurred and a focus on current evidence-based treatments for addressing substance use and related problems.

Dr. John Kelly is the Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly is also the founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kelly has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and currently works with Psychology Today magazine as a monthly contributor.

Parkside is a private, nonprofit, mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment provider offering inpatient and outpatient care to Oklahoma children, adolescents and adults. More information and registration is available at www.parksideinc.org.