120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to…
1. Define and differentiate the relative terms ‘psychosomatic’ and ‘psychogenic’
2. Identify Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSxD)
3. Appreciate the two common “presentations” of Somatic Symptom Disorder
4. Differentiate between Somatic Symptom Disorder and Conversion Disorder
5. Identify Illness Anxiety Disorder
6. Differentiate between Factitious Disorder and “Malingering”
This session will be the fifth of a series on the exploration of mental disorders by using films as case based accounts of mental illness. Films often have themes and characters that are relatable to patients and clients with mental disorders. Similarly, clinicians often recognize the films as including accurate content that may be used to raise awareness of mental illness. Dr. Anthony Tobia is an experienced clinician, who will guide you through understanding and recognizing the first of these mental disorders we’ll explore: Somatic Disorders.
Please note: These presentations are intended for educational purposes only and are not meant to glorify or pathologize abnormal behaviour. Nor is it our intention to stigmatize those suffering from mental illness.
Pre-watching for this session:
Halloween (1978) Horror, Thriller 7.8 rating on IMDb
We strongly recommend pre-watching the film, as it will enhance your learning experience. The film will provide an opportunity to:
1) Observe common and uncommon symptoms of the mental disorder
2) Provide an appreciation of the environmental factors that can be a catalyst to mental disorders
3) Reflect on the impact – or lack – of a therapeutic environment may have on the metal disorder
4) Understand the impact of media on the public’s stigma of mental health.
Who Should Attend?:
• Physicians, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Therapists
• Social Workers & Allied Professional Staff in Psychiatric settings
• Primary Care Physicians & Nurses; MH Staff in Community Settings
• Intake & Frontline Staff; Mental Health Managers and Educators
• Mental Health Nurses and Staff in Correctional & Forensic Settings
• Nurses in Pediatric Mental Health and Psychogeriatric Settings
Dr. Anthony Tobia, MD
Having trained in a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University, Dr. Tobia currently holds titles of Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tobia has dual appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Psychiatry where he serves as the Vice Chair of Education. Dr. Tobia is also certificated by the Board of Psychosomatic Medicine (2010) and is currently the Director of the Division of Consultation Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health in New Brunswick, NJ.
Dr. Tobia’s educational interests include the merging of popular culture and the field of Psychiatry. In addition to the curriculum he developed at RWJMS, he directs the monthly Participatory Cinema at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies; is a blogger for Psychology Today; hosts a continuing education webpage on MyCME; and provides a psychopharmacology seminar series for PESI, Inc. His various innovative teaching approaches including six that are registered in the Office of Research Commercialization at Rutgers University.