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San Diego District Meeting

  • Thursday, November 06, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Jewish Family Services of San Diego 8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego 92123


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 California Society for Clinical Social Work

San Diego District


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Mental Illness and other Brain Conditions”

Presented By: David Feilel, M.D., Ph.D.


Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an exciting, new a non-invasive approach to treating psychiatric and other brain disorders. It works by stimulating abnormally functioning parts of the brain with magnet pulses. The FDA approved the first rTMS device in 2008 for depression that does not respond to medication and recently a more advanced TMS device, developed in Israel was approved by the FDA. Studies have shown that in addition to depression, TMS can be effective for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and several other brain conditions.


Goals and Objectives:
1) Understand the principle behind TMS therapy

2) Become familiar with the evidence supporting TMS to treat.

3) Be familiar with the potential non-clinical uses of TMS therapy.


About the Presenter:

Dr. David Feifel earned a medical degree from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada where he also earned a Ph.D. in neurobiology.  After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Feifel completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as Chief Resident for the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry Services in 1994. In 1995 he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD as an Assistant Professor in Residence.  Currently, Dr. Feifel is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry.  He is Director of the Adult Psychiatric Services at UCSD Medical Center, and the senior attending psychiatrist on the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Inpatient Unit (NBMU).  Dr. Feifel is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He has authored or co-authored over 50 original scientific research papers and abstracts.

Dr. Feifel’s clinical focus is on the pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders.  He is the Senior Attending Psychiatrist for the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Inpatient Unit (NBMU) at UCSD Medical Center and the Director of the Adult Psychiatric Services, which in addition to the NBMU includes the Consult/Liaison and Emergency Psychiatric Services.  Dr. Feifel is founder and Director of the UCSD Adult ADHD Program.  In addition to teaching and supervising medical students, residents and Fellows in psychiatry and neurology at UCSD, Dr. Feifel is a national lecturer on topics in psychopharmacology.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Ros Goldstein, LCSW  goldsiegel@gmail.com or 619-692-4038 Ext 3. Please RSVP.

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