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About Stephen L. Ruedrich, M.D.

Dr. Ruedrich obtained both his B.S. and M.D from The Ohio State University, followed by his residency in psychiatry, where he was Chief Resident.   After six years at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Ruedrich joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, initially at MetroHealth Medical Center.  In 2011, he joined University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he is Professor and Vice-Chair or Psychiatry.   At University Hospitals, he has continued and expanded a focused clinical practice serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with co-morbid psychiatric or behavioral disorders.

In 2006, Dr. Ruedrich received the Frank J. Menolascino M.D. Award for Psychiatric Services to Persons with IDD from the American Psychiatric Association.  For over 25 years, he has also been active in the National Association for Dual Diagnosis, the foremost organization in the United States advocating for individuals with intellectual disability and psychiatric illness.   He has served two terms on the NADD Board of Directors, currently chairs two NADD committees, and in 2011, was recognized with the highest honor that the NADD offers, the Frank Menolascino Award for Excellence.

About Allison E. Cowan, M.D.

Dr. Allison Cowan, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mental illness in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She graduated from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed her internship and psychiatric residency at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and the completed the Advanced Psychotherapy Program at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. Her interest in the IDD field began during residency, and she continues to work at Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services as well as Ohio’s Telepsychiatry Project for Intellectual Disability.  She has given many regional and national presentations on providing psychiatric care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Persons with IDD and Co-occurring Mental Illness and/or Behavioral Challenges

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are an underserved and under-researched population in mental health settings. 2% of the U.S. population is estimated to have intellectual disability and 30-40% of those individuals are thought to have a co-occurring psychiatric and/or behavioral disorder.  Unfortunately, there remain many gaps in the education and experience of most mental health professionals when they see such patients in practice; particularly in community settings. This presentation with cover both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for persons with IDD and serious mental illness. The presentation will also discuss persons with autism spectrum disorders with co-occurring psychiatric and behavioral disorders.   A particular focus will be treatment of individuals with IDD and co-occurring depression and anxiety.



*OH CSWMFT (Counseling, Social Work & Marriage & Family Therapy) continuing education credits and certificates of attendance will be available.

Event Location:
Zoom Webinar – Please refer to your Zoom registration email for your unique webinar meeting link.

Please note:

This webinar will be recorded for future viewing. By registering, you consent to participate in the recording.

1) Please be sure to allow yourself 10-15 minutes to install the Zoom application on your computer or phone in advance of the webinar start time: 

2) CEUs will be awarded based on the times automatically recorded by the system upon your arrival to and departure from the webinar. 

3) If you are licensed by The State of Ohio CSWMFT Board and wish to have your CEUs uploaded to CE Broker, please ensure you have provided us your full, correct license number upon registration.