Friday, July 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

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McHenry County Mental Health Board 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kristen Doherty 
McHenry County Mental Health Board 


McHenry County Mental Health Board 
Network Training

Updates in Mood Disorders, Psychosis, 
Co-occurring Substance Abuse, 
and Suicide Research  

Presented by Rachel Self, MS, PhD

  Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  

Free: 2.75 CEU's for attending this training 

(IAODAPCA included)

Who Should Attend: Psychiatrist (MD), Psychiatric Nurse (RN), Psychologist (Ph.D) Social Worker (MSW), Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and other mental health professionals 

This training will examine the perspectives from neurobiology and the clinical setting.


  • Provide an overview of the pathophysiology associated with major depressive disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia, and suicidal ideation/behavior, discussing key neurocircuitry involved
  • Address co-occurrence of substance abuse with mood and psychotic disorders, what is the prevalence and what can be done?
  • Consider potential utilization of motivational interviewing in behavioral health and substance abuse counseling
  • Describe currently available treatment options and what’s on the horizon in psychiatry
  • Discuss key components of PsychU, demonstrate slide deck & resource download, highlight content updates and future initiatives/resources in behavioral health and primary care

Presenter: Dr. Rachel Self 

Senior Medical Science Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Schools Attended:Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, VA) GA State University (Atlanta, GA) University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) 

Doctoral Degree(s)/Internship: Masters’ of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the University of Kentucky in Experimental Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology, Post-doctoral fellowship in Neurology 

 Prior Experience: Clinical Research Coordinator in Psychiatry: Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Emory University, Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Clinical Area of Expertise: Psychopharmacology, Translational Neuroscience, Neuroinflammation, Alzheimer’s Disease, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Disorders, Neurotoxicity, Alcohol Abuse, Clinical trials, Psychiatric Clinical rating scales (MADRS, HAM-D, PANSS, CSSR-S, etc.)

Publications: 20+ scientific publications in journals including Brain Research, Neuroscience, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, and Psychopharmacology Bulletin, as well as book chapter in Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline, Elsevier