Science-Driven and Method-Driven Psychological Evaluation, Especially for Medical-Legal Claims of all types

  • 01 May 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary's Ave. (Winnipeg)

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Science-Driven and Method-Driven Psychological Evaluation, Especially for Medical-Legal Claims of all types

A series of Dr. Barth’s lectures for medical academies
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Synopsis

Over the course of decades, Dr. Barth has repeatedly been asked to contribute to publications and continuing medical education programs for a wide variety of medical academies. For this workshop, Dr. Barth has taken the information that has previously been prepared for medical academies and customized it specifically for the Manitoba Psychological Society. Issues which will be addressed include:

  • The Dominant Role of Psychological and Social Factors in Medical-Legal Claims of All Types
  • Causation Analysis: Evaluating Claims of Injury-Relatedness, Work-Relatedness, Accident-Relatedness, Etc.
  • Evaluation of Work Ability
  • Scientific Findings Regarding the Risk Factors for Chronic Pain, and Implications for Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation as a Method for Protecting Chronic Pain Patients from Harmful Treatments
  • Scientific Findings Regarding Prognosis Following Brain Injury, and Implications for Evaluation
  • Scientific Findings Regarding Human Responses to Traumatic Experiences
  • The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic System: Methodology, and Obstacles to Scientific Credibility
  • Introduction to the American Medical Association’s Impairment Rating Protocols for Mental Illness, Pain, and Neuropsychological Impairment

Learning Objectives

Participants can expect to leave this workshop with an enhanced understanding of…

  1. The scientific knowledge base for chronic pain, brain injury, mental illness, and human responses to traumatic experiences
  2. Evaluation methodology for chronic pain, brain injury, and mental illness
  3. The role of psychological and social factors in medical-legal claims of all types
  4. The methodology for causation analysis within an individual case
  5. The methodology for evaluating work ability

Presenter

The American Medical Association has repeatedly listed Dr. Barth among their “internationally recognized expert authors”, and has asked him to contribute to their publications and programming for chronic pain, brain injury, and mental illness. His work for the AMA has included contributing to the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, and the Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation.

Dr. Barth has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, for making “significant contributions to the science and profession of neuropsychology”.

Dr. Barth has been invited to provide faculty, writing, editorial review, governance, and program development duties for all of the following:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
  • European Union of Medicine in Assurance and Social Security
  • American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Hand Surgery / American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research / Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary
  • International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions
  • Official Disability Guidelines Treatment in Workers Compensation
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine Press
  • The Workers Compensation Institute
  • Southern Association of Workers Compensation Administrators
  • American Bar Association
  • Several government entities (e.g. Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims; Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee).

Dr. Barth’s history of full-time education includes:

  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Pre-doctoral internship, Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Ph.D. in clinical/health psychology, University of South Florida

Dr. Barth currently works in an independent practice.

Tentative Program Schedule

08:00 – Registration & Breakfast
09:00 – Workshop begins
10:30 – Break
12:00 – Luncheon (served on-site)
13:00 – Workshop continues
14:30 – Break
16:30 – Concluding remarks

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