Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Psychosis Early Intervention Conference – Register Now!

Join us for this full-day specialty conference on Early Intervention in Psychosis. Hear from some of the top researchers in the county who will review the latest scientific findings in this developing area of early schizophrenia and psychosis.

CME & CEU Credits Now Available.
Seating is limited. Register today!

Featured Faculty & Topics

Elaine Walker, PhD
Samuel Candler Dobbs, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Emory University Department of Psychology
Topic: Stress and Neuromaturational Processes in the Prodrome to Psychosis

Brian Miller, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Topic: Kindling for a Growing Fire? Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and High-Risk Psychosis

Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Chairman, Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Psychiatry
Topic: The Impact of Premorbid/Adolescent
Marijuana Use on the Age at Onset of Psychosis and Other Early-Course Feature

Robert Cotes, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University
Clinical Director for Treatment Resistant, Schizophrenia Clinic
Topic: Treatment Engagement Strategies in First Episode Psychosis: What does the evidence say?

Joseph McEvoy, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Topic: Lipids: Potential Markers of Risk and Early Interventions to Prevent Conversion to Psychosis

Joseph Bona, MD, MBA
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University
Chief Executive Officer, DeKalb Community Service Board
Topic: Organizing a Psychosis Early Intervention Program in the Public Sector: Lessons Learned


Scholarships-Available     Scholarships

The Psychosis Early Intervention Conference provides scholarships for students (undergraduate/graduate) and post-docs. Scholarships include conference registration and meals during the conference. Limited scholarships are available. Contact Sarah Pakenham at or (404) 508-7971 ext. 1 to learn more.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and the DeKalb Community Service Board. The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Education Units (CEU) Credits

7 Core CEUs have been approved by Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.

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DeKalb CSB is Hiring!

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DeKalb Community Service Board is an innovative, community-based public mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities organization serving more than 10,000 clients annually at locations across DeKalb County, Georgia. More than 500 highly qualified medical, clinical and support staff dedicate themselves to helping our clients and their families recover and resume productive lives.

We offer both hourly and salaried employment. Our pay is competitive and we offer professional growth opportunities and an excellent teamwork environment. Yet the greatest reward of all is making a brighter tomorrow for clients and their families every day.

To view our current job openings and apply online,  click here.

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FDHA Health Summit: Violence America’s Challenge

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority will host community follow up forums in DeKalb and Fulton County to address issues of violence in the community.  The goal is to help attendees discover, discuss and implement positive solutions to reduce violence.

DeKalb County Forum
January 21, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center

Fulton County Forum
January 27, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Villages at Carver Family YMCA

Sessions are suitable for adults and youth.
Admission is FREE but registration is required.
Click here to learn more and register today!

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Join us for Addiction Recovery Awareness Day: ARAD

Join DeKalb CSB and the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse in celebrating Addiction Recovery Awareness Day @ the GA State Capitol on January 14, 2016!

Schedule of Events:
  • 8:30-9:15am- Breakfast GROUP 1
  • 9:30-10:15am- Breakfast GROUP 2
  • 10:00-11:00am- Visit your State Legislatorsand/or gather in the galleries for Recovery Proclamation reading
  • 11:30am- RALLY!! Gather in the Rotunda of the South Wing to hear the event speakers and rally for RECOVERY!

Join us and #Rally4Recovery

Click here to learn more.


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Upcoming DeKalb CSB Board Meeting

The January 28th  board meeting of the DeKalb Community Service Board is open to the public for those who are interested in services for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities. The meeting will be held at 4:00 pm at 445 Winn Way, Room 421, Decatur, GA 30030.

The Advocacy Committee meeting will be held in the same room at 3:00 pm and is also open to the public.

The Audit, Finance and Compliance meeting will be held in the same room on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm and is also open to the public.

For those with disabilities in need of assistance or accommodations to participate in the meeting, please notify Community Relations at (404) 508-7875.

Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
General information: 404.294.3834
Appointments, referrals and crisis support: 404.892.4646

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