The 41st Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

November 4, 2020 to November 7, 2020

Welcome to the Forum!


Relationships, Continuity, and Meaningful Practice: A 2020 Vision for Primary Care

November 4 – 7, 2020

The 2020 SARS-2 coronavirus pandemic hit family medicine like a meteor.  It has impacted not only how we meet for conferences, but also how we see our patients, teach our learners, and live our lives.  We are sad that we will not meet in-person at a time when those in-person connections would help us cope with these stressful times.  The planning committee and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin were determined to provide a valuable conference that was accessible to you even in light of travel restrictions and limited continuing education funds.  Awareness that we all are experiencing some degree of virtual meeting fatigue has impacted the planning of this conference.  We have attempted to balance your need for continuing education and support with sensitivity to the difficulties of engaging with a virtual format. 



Zoom-Fatigue_Busting-Sessions: We have broken up long days with special podcast presentations.  Participants are encouraged to “step away from the computer,” and join us with your phone while taking a walk, doing yoga, or relaxing on your porch.  These have been approved for continuing education credit.  Topics include:

  • Reflections on Scholarship in Times of Crisis - Sandra Burge, PhD and Julie Rickert, PsyD
  • “And Still I Rise”: Reflections on being a behaviorist in an upended world - Kathryn Fraser, PhD and Terri Wall, PhD
  • Rediscovering our Past…Casting a Vision for our Future. - Thomas Bishop, PsyD and Julie Rickert, PsyD


Gathering In:  We hope that you will join as at the opening of the conference on Wednesday, November 4th at 11:15 Central Time.  We will orient you to how to navigate the virtual conference and The STFM Family and Behavioral Health Collaborative Co-chairs have planned a fun and energetic activity to bring us together even as we are apart.

Engaging Plenaries: Our plenaries are reflections on our times.  The opening plenary is a return of the Forum at the Forum.  TED talk-like presentations explore different perspectives on Catastrophic Change in patient care, education, relationship, and planning for the future.  Our Keynote plenary addresses the dehumanizing scourge of endemic racism that impacts our country.  Our closing plenary focuses on our internal narrative and wellbeing when faced with overwhelming events

  • Catastrophic Change: 2020 Vision through the Covid Lens

Dominique Fons, MD, Kwanza Devlin, MD, Molly Clark, PhD, Julie Rickert, PsyD

  • Racism and Persistent Disparities: Difficult Conversations on the Road to Equity

Kathryn Fraser, PhD, Kristen Hood Watson, MD, Jeff Ring, PhD

  • Novice Fish Keeping: Life Lessons That Help Us Navigate Uncertain Times

Jennifer Ayres, PhD


Educational Sessions:  Our colleagues have put together nearly sixty educational sessions for you.  These range from ethics sessions to meet your licensing requirements, clinical practice updates, round table discussions, posters, research sessions, workshops and lecture discussions.  Please check out the abstracts to learn more!   

Continuing Education:  Please see the accreditation tab.  We have approval for physicians, psychologists and allied health professionals.  We have submitted applications to the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  We will update that accreditation as soon as we are authorized to do so.      

 In Case of Zoom technical difficulties:  If Zoom should have any difficulties during the live conference, please contact us first, then go to our Facebook page.  We will have prerecorded content ready for streaming if we have any zoom difficulties.  In this way, we will ensure that we meet your continuing education needs.   

See you at the Forum!


Julie Rickert, PsyD

Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine

Chair, Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine


Target Audience

Physicians, behavioral scientists/coordinators and allied health professionals in medical education

Learning Objectives

After attending sessions and workshops which describe effective teaching strategies and educational interventions, attendees will be able to plan, provide and/or evaluate effective educational interventions for behavioral science training in graduate medical education settings and for clinical practice for primary care settings

By attending clinical practice updates and other sessions focused on common psychiatric and health problems seen in primary care, attendee will be able to apply up to date evidence-based research to support clinical interventions in their clinical settings. 

By attending sessions and workshops which describes strategies for reducing burnout and improve wellbeing, attendees will be able to list strategies to impact the wellbeing of providers in their place of employment.  

Additional information


Dept of Family & Community Medicine
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4900
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 22.50 APA
    APA credit.
  • 22.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/04/2020 - 11:15am
Event ends: 
11/07/2020 - 11:30am
Wednesday, November 4 11:15 - 12:45 pmGATHERING IN: Together ApartCorey Smith, PsyD                                 
Courtney Barry, PsyD  
Alexander Brown, PhD
Wednesday, November 4 12:45 - 1:00 pmBREAK 
Wednesday, November 4 1:00 - 2:00 pmEthics Escape Room: Finding Solutions for Four Common TrapsAmber Cadick, PhD                                      
Chris Haymaker, PhD
Wednesday, November 4 1:00 - 2:00 pmSuicide in Primary Care: How to Screen and InterveneSteven Hyer, PhD, LCSW                                         
Mark Dixon, PhD, LCSW                                      
David Snowden, PhD, LCSW 
Wednesday, November 4 2:00 - 2:05 pmBREAK 
Wednesday, November 4 2:05 - 2:35 pmZoom-Fatigue-Busting-Session: Reflections on Scholarship in Times of CrisisSandra Burge, PhD                             
Julie Rickert, PsyD 
Wednesday, November 4 2:35 - 2:45 pmBREAK 
Wednesday, November 4 2:45 - 3:45 pmPartnering with Pediatrics: Integrating & Teaching Family-Oriented Behavioral CareRichard Brandt-Kreutz, MSW             
Kelvie Johnson, MD 
Wednesday, November 4 2:45 - 3:45 pmBurnout: Is it just a "Yoga Deficiency"?Phillip Phelps, LCSW                                  
Lindsay Nakaishi, MD 
Wednesday, November 4 2:45 - 3:45 pm"Are my meds making me crazy?"  Psychological Effects of Common MedicationsChristine Jacobs, MD                                 
Sumaya Ased, PharmD 
Wednesday, November 4 3:45 - 4:00 pmBREAK 
Wednesday, November 4 4:00 - 5:00 pm Speak Up! Or How One Program Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love AdvocacyAlexander Brown, PhD                   
Meghan Farrell, BS
Wednesday, November 4 4:00 - 5:00 pm Narrative Medicine: Creating an Interprofessional Writers Group in a Hospital SettingHugh Blumenfeld, MD, PhD            
Tracy Fox, RN
Wednesday, November 4 4:00 - 5:00 pm Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment: Trauma Informed Care in Family MedicineScott Fields, PhD                                       
William Johnson, MD 
Thursday, November 5 8:00 - 9:30 amWELCOME AND FORUM AT THE FORUM: Catastrophic Change: 2020 Vision through the COVID-19 Lens   Dominque Fons, MD                                  
Kwanza Devlin, MD                              
Molly Clark, PhD                                        
Julie Rickert, PsyD 
Thursday, November 5 9:30 - 9:45 amBREAK 
Thursday, November 59:45 - 10:45 am2020 Vision: Bringing Efficiency and Meaning into FocusKatherine Buck, PhD, LMFT
Adam Guck, PhD 
Thursday, November 59:45 - 10:45 amWalking the Walk and Talking the Talk: Ethics, Integrity, and ProfessionalismLynn Simons, PsyD
Meaghan Beasley, MD  
Christine Medaugh, MD
Bonny Rye, MA
Thursday, November 59:45 - 10:45 amWait There’s Evidence For That? Integrative Medical Treatments for DepressionStephen Warnick Jr, MD      
Laraib Mehdi, MD
Thursday, November 5 10:45 - 11:00 amBREAK 
Thursday, November 511:00 - 12:00 pmFrom Cradle to Grave: Understanding Patients through Their Values and Life-CourseMark Dixon, PhD, LCSW      
Kathleen McNamara, PhD, LCSW
Chelsea S Arnold, PhD
Thursday, November 511:00 - 12:00 pmInsta-WHO?  To Follow or Not to Follow Residents, That is the Ethical QuestionLimor Gildenblatt, PhD  
Carlie Nikel, PsyD
Thursday, November 511:00 - 12:00 pmExpanding Pain Treatment Access: Formulating an Ambulatory Pain Management GuidelineJill Fenske, MD                      
Thomas Bishop, PsyD
Noon - 1:00 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Thursday, November 51:00 - 2:30 pmA Longitudinal Curriculum for Teaching Professionalism through StorytellingRichard Feldman, MD
Thursday, November 51:00 - 2:30 pmChange that Matters: A Curriculum to Teach Physicians Behavior Change StrategiesStephanie Hooker, PhD, MPH 
Michelle Sherman, PhD
Thursday, November 51:00 - 2:30 pmGetting to Know You: Milestones 2.0 & your Behavioral Health CurriculumLinda Myerholtz, PhD             
Kathleen Young, PhD, MPH
Thursday, November 51:00 - 1:45 pmA 15-Minute Exercise for Building Wellness, Relationships, and Meaningful PracticeAdrienne Williams, PhD    
Ashley Imburgia, PsyD
Thursday, November 51:45 - 2:30 pmMedical Improv Activities to Develop Clinical Micro Skills, VirtuallyChris Haymaker, PhD                        
Thursday, November 5 2:30 - 2:45 pmBREAK 
Thursday, November 5 2:45 - 3:15 pmZFBS: “And Still I Rise”: Reflections on Being a Behaviorist in an Upended World Kathryn Fraser, PhD 
Terri Wall, PhD 
Thursday, November 5 3:15 - 3:30 pmBREAK 
Thursday, November 53:30 - 4:30 pm2020 Vision Comes with a Trauma LensSarah Bockhold, LSCW   
Stacy Melton, LCSW 
Deandra Rangel, LCSW 
Thursday, November 53:30 - 4:30 pmMore Than Words: Systemic Influences on Effective Doctor-Patient CommunicationHernan Barenboim, PhD
Aaron Grace, PsyD
Thursday, November 53:30 - 4:30 pmMood Disorders in GeriatricsSarah Kay Welch, DO
Layne Phillips, DO                       
Samuel Traverso, DO
Thursday, November 53:30 - 5:00 pmThe Balint Group Experience: Promoting Relationship Awareness * (Part 1)Phillip Phelps, LCSW                                                                                                        
Shari Holland, LPC       
Jose Niño, LCPC      
Rebekah Schiefer, LCSW
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amImplementing a Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum in an FP Residency ProgramSonya Dominguez, MD 
Terri Wall, PhD                       
Jennifer Snell, MD
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amSunshine Wellness Project: Residency & Physician WellnessNicole Delgado-Salisbury, EdD  
Sandeep Gulati, DO
Sonia Velez, MD, JD
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amIntegration of Behavioral Health in the MAT ClinicStacy Melton, LCSW 
Sarah Bockhold, LCSW
Deandra Rangel, LCSW
Michael Connolly, MD
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amWhich Milestones Today? On Being a Mother in Academic MedicineGrace Pratt, PhD, LMFT 
Aubry Koehler, PhD LMFT
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amCHECK UP: Creating Health Education for Constructive Knowledge in Underserved PopulationsMegan Cory, BS   
Wasif Osmani, BS
Kevin Cory, BS
Nathan Lamberton, PharmD
Rebecca Lundh, MD
Staci Young, PhD
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amMilestones 2.0 The Interpersonal Communication and Professionalism CrosswalkLaura Daniels, PhD        
Valerie Ross, MS, LMFT
Friday, November 6 8:00 - 9:00 amBehavioral Science Faculty Salaries: 2019 Survey Results and Building for the FutureLinda Myerholtz, PhD
Friday, November 6 8:55 - 09:00 amTRANSITION 
Friday, November 6 9:00 - 10:00 amHow to Rediscover the Joy of Clinic: Reframing Your Experience of “Heartsink Patients”Timothy Spruill, MA, EdD
Friday, November 6 9:00 - 10:00 am"Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics": Shifting the Evidence-Based Medicine Conversation from Math to EthicsHugh Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
Friday, November 6 9:00 - 10:00 amDrinker's Journey - Overview of Alcohol Use DisordersPatricia McGuire, MD                                                           
Marianne Koenig, PharmD 
Renee Philson, MD
Friday, November 6 9:00 - 11:00 amBalint Group (Part 2)Phillip Phelps, LCSW                                                                                                        
Shari Holland, LPC       
Jose Niño, LCPC      
Rebekah Schiefer, LCSW
Friday, November 6 10:00 - 10:15 amBREAK 
Friday, November 6 10:15 - 10:45 amZFBS: Rediscovering our Past… Casting a Vision for our FutureThomas Bishop, PsyD
Julie Rickert, PsyD
Friday, November 6 10:45 - 11:00 amBREAK 
Friday, November 6 11:00 - 12:00 pmIsolated and Marginalized? Strategies to Build a Community of Connected ColleaguesLindsay Fazio, PhD                                                                                      
Limor Gildenblatt, PhD, LCSW
Adrienne Williams, PhD
Mary Talen, PhD
Friday, November 6 11:00 - 12:00 pmManaging Suicidal Risk in Family Medicine: Clinical and Ethical ConsiderationsBarbara Ackerman, PhD                                                             
Wendy Linderholm, PsyD
Jessica McClintock, PhD
Friday, November 6 11:00 - 12:00 pmHarm Reduction in Opioid Use Disorder: A Case-Based Evidence ReviewJohn Hayes, DO                                                                                                                   
Bryan Johnston, MD
Seth Bodden, MD 
Elizabeth Wayne, MD
Noon - 1:00 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Friday, November 6 1:00 - 2:30 pmNarrative Medicine: Keeping Ourselves and our Learners Engaged in Clinical PracticeAndre Lijoli, MD
Ana Tovar, PhD
Friday, November 6 1:00 - 2:30 pmAddressing LGBTQ Health Disparities in Residency EducationTerri Wall, PhD     
Nina Ruedas, LMFT
Chris Wainwright, MD
Friday, November 6 1:00 - 1:45 pmImproving Resident Communication via Interdisciplinary Direct ObservationJoanna Petrides, PsyD  
Meagan Vermeulen, MD
Friday, November 6 1:00 - 1:45 pmMedical Improvisation Across the Medical Education ContinuumAlex Reed, PsyD, MPH                                        
Winslow Gerrish, PhD
Valerie Ross, MS, LMFT 
Friday, November 6 1:45 - 2:30 pmExpanding Behavioral Health in Family Medicine by Utilizing TraineesJosh Rainey, PhD   
Eric Lester, PhD
Stephanie Case, PsyD
Friday, November 6 1:45 - 2:30 pmSee Om, Do Om, Teach Om, Mindfulness 101 for Family PhysiciansGreg Sazima, MD
Friday, November 6 2:30 - 2:45 pmBREAK 
Showcase of Scholarly Activity
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmUnderstanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adult HealthAlesia Jones, PhD    
Leah Patton, BS 
Shalini Kumar, BS
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmFactors Contributing to Burnout and Resiliency During Medical Residency TrainingPaul Bell, PhD                                                                   
Jeuniece Sampson, MD
Tam Tran, MD
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmFeasibility and Acceptability of a Brief Treatment for PTSD in a Family Medicine ClinicDana Brandenburg, PsyD, LP   
 Stephanie Hooker, PhD, MPH
Michelle Sherman, PhD
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmImproving Physician Wellness through Electronic Health Record EducationElizabette Johnson, DO
Elizabeth Roth, MD
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmDeliberate Practice for Training Motivational Interviewing to Medical StudentsAlicia Ludden-Schlatter, MD      
Nikole Cronk, PhD
Robin Kruse, PhD 
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmTeaching Family Medicine Residents How to Work in Integrated Care SettingsHernan Barenboim, PhD     
Heather Martens, PsyD
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmSupporting the Whole Team: Including Office and Clinical Staff in a Balint-like ProcessBeverlee Ciccone, PhD  
Victoria Cox, MD
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmWellness in our WorkspaceHeather Martens, PsyD                                  
Beth Damitz, MD
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmChallenges and Skills: Family Medicine Residents' Experience of Suicide AssessmentMark Dixon, PhD, LCSW                        
Kathleen McNamara, PhD, LCSW
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmFaculty collaboration in selecting Residents using an Emotional Intelligence ScaleStacy Melton, LCSW      
William Dixon, MD  
Sarah Bockhold, LCSW
Friday, November 6 2:45 - 3:15 pmSafe Healthy Streets Training Module for Health ProfessionalsJeffrey Morzinski, PhD, MSW                                                                                         
Robert Schneider, PhD 
Melissa DeNomie, PhD  
Heather Martens, PsyD
Marie Wolff, PhD
Friday, November 6 3:15 - 3:30 pmBREAK 
Friday, November 6 3:30 - 5:00 pmKEYNOTE Racism and Persistent Disparities:  Difficult Conversations on the Road to EquityKathryn Fraser, PhD                                           
Kristen Hood Watson, MD
Jeff Ring, PhD
Saturday, November 7 8:00 - 9:00 amWhen Meaningful Practice Crosses Boundaries into Unethical BehaviorJoanna Petrides, PsyD         
Courtney Barry, PsyD
Heather Martens, PsyD
Saturday, November 7 8:00 - 9:00 amA New Decision Support Tool for Psychopharmacology in Primary CareLance Kelley, PhD
Saturday, November 7 9:00 - 9:15 amBREAK 
Saturday, November 7 9:15 - 10:15 amBuilding Skills for Reflective PracticeAmy Romain, LMSW, ACSW                          
Amy Odom, DO
Saturday, November 7 9:15 - 10:15 amSeeing Obesity Through a Behavioral Health LensDevin Vicknair, PhD
Saturday, November 7 10:15 - 10:30 amBREAK 
Saturday, November 7 10:30 - 11:30 amCLOSING PLENARY Novice Fish Keeping: Life Lessons That Help Us Navigate Uncertain TimesJennifer Ayres, PhD 
Virtual Meeting
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine Planning Committee

Julie Rickert, PsyD, Chair 
Medical College of Wisconsin 

Hernan Barenboim, PhD, LMFT 
Medical College of Wisconsin

Molly Clark, PhD, ABPP 
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Scott Fields, PhD 
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Dominique Fons, MD 
Unity Point Health

Kathryn Fraser, PhD 
Halifax Health

John Freedy, MD, PhD 
Medical University of South Carolina
Aaron Grace, PsyD 
ProHealth Care/Medical College of Wisconsin

Allison Seavey, LCSW
St Marks Family Medicine Residency Program 


ACCME Accreditation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

APA Accreditation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 22.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Available Credit

  • 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 22.50 APA
    APA credit.
  • 22.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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Registration Options Fee 
General Registration Only $   75.00
General Registration with CE Credit $ 200.00
There is a $5.00 handling fee  on transactions.
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee.

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