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  Claritycon Reimagined: Feb 5, 2021
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Dr. Melissa Deuter will review the data for the unique effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable populations including:

  • youth in key stages of development,
  • LGBTQ+ youth, people living in poverty,
  • minority groups, homeless populations, and
  • people with pre-existing mental health diagnoses.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review the types of vulnerable groups and discuss reasons for their vulnerabilities.
  2. Discuss unique challenges faced by youth in key stages of development, LGBTQ+ youth, people living in poverty, minority groups, homeless populations, and people with pre-existing mental health diagnoses.
  3. Identify strategies to communities and professionals to aid these vulnerable groups in the recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Melissa Deuter is a board certified psychiatrist in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Deuter is the Medical Director for Sigma Mental Health Urgent Care located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and served as the Chief Resident in 2004.

Dr. Deuter currently holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UTSCSA and has been the course director for the resident training seminars on Eating Disorders. In previous years, she directed the course on Sexuality and Sexual Development. She is a former president of the Bexar County Psychiatric Society, a current member of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Ethics Council, and a current member of the South Texas Psychiatric Physicians Research Network’s Executive Committee.

Dr. Deuter has been recognized as a San Antonio’s “Top Doctor” and a “Best of” Doctor, a Texas Super Doctor’s “Rising Star,” and has received the American Registry “Patient’s Choice Award.” Dr. Deuter specializes in the care of teens, young adults and their families and has a special interest in the unique mental health needs of emerging adults. Dr. Deuter is the author of STUCK in the Sick Role: How Illness Becomes An Identity available on Amazon.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1

Clarity CGC is approved to provide continuing education unit (CEU) credits by the Texas Psychological Association (TPA PD# 2015-01 Exp 2/28/21) and provides continuing education that meets the guidelines outlined for Texas licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed social workers respectively as outlined at www.dshs.texas.gov for CE providers.

Clarity CGC CEU recipients must sign in (or log on) to record their attendance, view the entire presentation and at the conclusion of presentation complete their survey prior to receiving their certificates. CE records for in-person, virtual and on-demand CEU presentation attendees will be maintained by Clarity CGC for at least three years.

Speakers invited to present by Clarity CGC for CEU's have the necessary experience and knowledge to present and provide education related and beneficial to the attendees.