ACADEMIC LECTURE SERIES
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Genetic counseling in child and adolescent psychiatry:
How can it help my patients and their families?
Review how existing understanding of cause of mental illnesses influences how patients and their families respond to symptoms/diagnoses.
Review the influence that genetic counseling can have on how families respond to a child’s mental health problems.
Learn about the quantitative patient reported outcomes of psychiatric genetic counseling.
Jehannine Austin is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at UBC, a Research Scientist at the BC Mental Health and Addictions Institute, and graduate advisor for the UBC Genetic Counseling program. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics. She completed her PhD in neuropsychiatric genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, UK, and her clinical training as a genetic counselor at UBC. Jehannine is board certified genetic counselor, and founded the world’s first specialist psychiatric genetic counseling service of its kind in Vancouver, in 2012. She also co-authored a book, called: “How to talk with families about genetics and psychiatric illness”, and is the 2015 president elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors – the biggest professional organization for genetic counselors in the world
Monday, October 6, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room D308 – Third Floor, Shaughnessy Building
BC Children’s Hospital
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BC Children’s Hospital 4500 Oak Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1 Phone 604-875-2016