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Sunday, September 17 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Is Psychiatry Safe? De-escalating Agitated and Violent Patients

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Violence in the workplace has reached epidemic levels nationally in psychiatry, with studies showing over 50% of mental health professionals having endured both verbal and physical assaults in their career. This session will address the issue of physiological state dysregulation regardless of psychiatric etymology, and how to best interpret and control the relational milieu using proven neurophysiological cuing techniques based on the Polyvagal Theory. Mental health professionals will be able to monitor and downregulate their own stress response to not endure the persistent physical and psychological sequelae that become secondary posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Eric Arauz, MLER

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; President, Trauma Institute of New Jersey, LLC; Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey Considered one of the best pure orators in the United States, Eric Arauz is the lead... Read More →

Sunday September 17, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Hall E-1 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130