Register Now – LDA RI Chapter Conference Sept 16

The Impact of Lyme Disease on the Brain:  Implications for Mental Health Practitioners

Open to Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and other health professionals.

The general public can register after August 20th if seating is available.


Presented by the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Rhode Island Chapter

Friday, September 16, 2011 (8:00am-3:30pm)

Bryant University, Bello Center Grand Hall, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917


The National Association of Social Workers RI Chapter approved 6.0 CEU credits for Social Workers.  Psychologists who attend this conference are eligible to receive a maximum of 6.0 CE credits.


Cost of the conference
CEU – $75 (by 09/10/11); $80 (after 09/10/11); $80 (if space available, at door) –

Please note: The general public can register after August 20th if seating is available.



On-line Registration  /  Mail Registration & Brochure


Hampton Inn (Special conference rate is available)

View TV Interview (dated 9/6/11) Barbara Morse Silva of turnto10.com talks with Julie Merolla, LDA RI Chapter President, about her upcoming conference.



8:00 – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Moderator Julie Merolla, LICSW, Chair, Lyme Disease
Association, Inc. Rhode Island Chapter

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Barbara Morse Silva, WJAR TV 10

8:45 – 9:20 AM

Special Remarks
Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D. Bryant University
Patricia Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

9:20 – 9:30 AM

Lessons of Lyme
Katie Rolin

9:30-10:15 AM

Psychotherapeutic Assessment and Treatment Planning:Is Lyme Disease a Part of the Picture?
Sheila M. Statlender, Ph.D.

10:15-10:30 AM


10:30-11:15 AM

Psychotherapy with Lyme Disease Patients: Moving Past Traditional Clinical Practice to Creative Treatment
Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW, BCD

11:15-12:00 PM

A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Lyme Disease: Neuropsychiatric Manifestations and Psychopharmacology
Robert C. Bransfield, MD DLFAPA

12:00-12:45 PM

Lunch (Included)

12:45–1:00 PM

Special Guest Congressman James Langevin


Neuropsychological Testing: An Important Tool for Diagnosis and Treatment
Judith G. Leventhal, Ph.D.

1:45 – 2:30 PM

Lyme Disease and PTSD: What’s The Connection?
Denise Lang-Grant, Ed.S, L.P.C.

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Q & A


























General Registration Information

The general public can register after August 20th if seating is available.

No Phone or Fax Registrations Accepted.  

►  At the door registrations are determined by the room capacity and number of registrants on day of conference.  CASH and CHECK ONLY at door!   

►  CANCELLATION: Written notice of cancellation must be RECEIVED BY LDA BY 8/16/11 for refund, NO exceptions.   

►  AVAILABILITY: Registration subject to space availability at the time of receipt by LDA of completed registration. NO registrations accepted without payment.  

►  This conference may be videotaped.