Grand Rounds



Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students, social workers, masters in administration, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Additionally, Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public.


Typically held the 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month

Noon to 1pm, 8B60, 8th Floor, OHSU Hospital (unless otherwise noted)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds provides continuing medical education for the target audience. We strive to enable discussion that is both about and involves the patient so the physician can better understand the depth of one's mental illness. In Grand Rounds, we explore the history of certain policies and procedures in place for handling mentally ill patients and what can happen to improve care and treatment that they receive, as well as to better explain and expand on various forms of mental illness and how treatment should be approached and practiced by the clinician.

Grand Rounds Schedule

June 7, 2016

Key Adaptations Made to DBT for Substance Abusers and Findings from Research Literature

Linda A. Dimeff, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Evidence-Based Practice Institute, Inc.; Institute Director, Portland DBT Institute.; Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name three observed differences Linehan and her colleagues encountered in working with substance dependent individuals with borderline personality disorder compared to the population of patients DBT was originally designed to treat
  • Describe three modifications of standard DBT that address these observed difference.
  • Describe the primary outcomes from studies of DBT-SUD.


June 21, 2016

Health Professionals' Services Program

Christopher Hamilton, Ph.D., and Robbie Bahl, M.D., Monitoring Programs Director and Medical Director

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the background and current components of Oregon's physician health program, the Health Professionals' Service Program
  • Discuss the statutory purpose of Oregon's health professional regulatory boards
  • Learn to refer health professionals portraying behavioral health needs to the Health Professionals' Services Program


June 28, 2016

Bioethics in the Psychiatric Hospital

Cheryl Meyers, M.S.W., Associate Director of Social Work, Oregon State Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the 5 most common ethical principles of Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-Maleficence, Justice and Fidelity and how these relate to psychiatric settings
  • Discuss the importance of understanding how Ethics integrates into daily practice and how to determine if you are encountering an ethical dilemma
  • Describe what constitutes competing ethical dilemmas
  • Learn the value of ethics consultation or committee involvement



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