Dr. Robert Fletcher Presents Grand Rounds on April 10th

New York, NY  (April 3, 2015) – Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, NADD-CC will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s April Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “Integrated Care: The Interface Between Primary and Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability,” will review multiple facets of caring for patients with intellectual disabilities: the interaction between physical health and behavioral health, clinical challenges in assessing medical conditions, as well as guidelines for the use of psychotropic medications for persons with intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Robert Fletcher is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association on Dual Diagnosis (NADD). For the last forty years, Dr. Fletcher has dedicated his professional career to improving the lives of individuals who have a dual diagnosis of mental illness (MI) and intellectual disabilities. He has been involved as a clinician, program developer, policy maker, researcher and consultant. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and has written or edited 10 books addressing mental health in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), the Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disabilities and Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability, for which he was Chief Editor. In recent years, Dr. Fletcher has spearheaded the NADD Accreditation and Certification Programs in an effort to raise the bar for provision of services to individuals with IDD/MI.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, April 10th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:45am.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Grand Rounds are supported with a generous donation from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation. They are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the year.