Van Eerden Lecture Series

William Van Eerden, MD Lecture Series

William VanEerden, MDA staff psychiatrist at Pine Rest for over 40 years, Dr. William Van Eerden combined a commitment to the highest psychiatric standards with a deep concern for the integration of faith with care. In addition to his strong clinical reputation, Dr. Van Eerden was administratively responsible for the establishment of the partial hospitalization program and the older adult unit, was the first director of adult services and cared for thousands of patients over his years of service.

In keeping with the values demonstrated in his life and career, Pine Rest created the William Van Eerden, MD Lecture Series with the support of his friends and family to help establish a legacy of an education and learning culture at Pine Rest in keeping with Dr. Van Eerden’s values, life and professional practice. The series features national and international lecturers on topics related to best practice of psychiatric care, with a particular emphasis on spirituality and integration of faith and practice. Ultimately, the series will improve the lives of those in our community through training in excellent care.

Past lectures in the series includes:

  • Addressing Challenges to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan, Matthew Siegel, MD, Julie Gentile, MD and Kelly Blankenship, DO (November 10, 2017)
  • Decision-Making capacity and Competency: Practical Issues, Michelle B. Riba, MD, MS (May 4, 2016)
  • Spirituality and Mental Health: What is the Clinicians’ Role, John Peteet, MD (August 5, 2015)
  • Violence and Suicide Risk, Phillip Resnick, MD (April 1, 2015)
  • Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health: Research and Implications for Practice, Harold Koenig, MD (July 10, 2014)

Below are a few of our upcoming educational opportunities. For additional lectures, conferences and workshops, please click here to view all professional events.

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