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Archive for September, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry. Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review. Dr. Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor.

Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and is also a qualified expert in forensic psychiatry and has participated in a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Dr. Novello also practices and is a leading expert in the field of hypnosis. He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from University of Notre Dame. He has served as the director of child and adolescent services at The Psychiatric Institute of Washington and was founder of the Gateway, a residential treatment program for alcohol and drug abuse.

Dr. Novello has authored two textbooks on psychiatry and has contributed several scientific papers to the medical literature. In addition, he has written three popular books for parents. His featured column, “You and Your Child”, appeared each week in Woman’s World magazine for many years. Dr. Novello’s most recent book, The Myth of More, is about finding happiness in life by overcoming character flaws called “lifetraps” and discovering spiritual values.

Dr. Novello has received numerous awards, including election to the American College of Psychiatrists and Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association. He has also received a Best Doctors in America Award and the Medallion of the US Surgeon General. Georgetown University, where he is a member of the clinical faculty, has honored him with its Vicennial Award. Dr. Novello has been a consultant to the National Naval Medical Center and the Inter-American Development Bank and has served as health issues advisor to US Senator John Warner of Virginia.

Dr. Novello is well-known to the general public through his media activities. In Washington, he has hosted his own daily radio call-in program on WMAL and his regular feature “The Family Doctor” has appeared on WJLA-TV News. Dr. Novello has also been active in the media on the national level. His syndicated radio program Healthtime has been heard daily in over 300 cities and he has often appeared on network and cable TV news programs and talk shows as well as programs such as Nightline, Good Morning America and The Today Show.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Novello, please contact our office manager, Rita Meredith, at (703) 723-2999.

Dr. Oberschneider, Director, Ashburn Psychological Services

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Ashburn Psychological Services will be hosting a presentation on Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder at the Lansdowne Potomac Club in Lansdowne, VA on September 18th from 1pm to 6pm. The presentation will outline the history and our current understanding of the conditions, and clinicians will address the brain based, social/emotional and behavioral realities typically associated with Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder.  Clinicians will also address the evidence based treatments currently available for Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder, including in-patient and out-patient approaches.

Joseph Novello, M.D., will be the key note speaker at our event.  Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and speaker, and we are honored to have him as our lead speaker.  Several highly credentialed and experienced members of the APS team will be presenting at the event as well, including:  Dr. Amy Gordon, a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, Dr. Margaret Wong, a clinical psychologist, Dr. Imran Akram, an adult and geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Maggie Avedisian, a developmental and clinical psychologist and Dr. Albert Jerome, a clinical psychologist.  Local attorney, John Whitbeck of Whitbeck and Cisneros, P.C., will also be presenting on important aspects of mental health and law.

Presenters and Topics

Joseph Novello, M.D.

History and Overview of Bipolar Affective Disorder

Imran Akram, M.D.

Bipolar Affective Disorder:  Diagnosis and Treatment Modalities

Amy Gordon, Ph.D

Differential Diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Affective Disorder and ADHD

John Whitbeck, J.D.

Mental Illness Law

Margaret Wong, Ph.D

The Assessment of Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder and School Implications

Albert Jerome, Ph.D

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Management of Adult Bipolar Affective Disorder

Maggie Avedisian, Ph.D

Sex and More: Sorting Through Addiction and Bipolar Affective Disorder

For more information on the event, please email or call our office manager, Rita Meredith, at: ashburnpsych@gmail.com or (703) 723-2999.

We look forward to seeing you on September 18th from 1pm to 6pm at the Lansdowne Potomac Club, which is located at 43459 Riverpoint Drive, Lansdowne, VA 20165.

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