MHCCF Meeting - Electro-Convulsive Therapy: Not Like What You’ve Seen In The Movies!

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL


8:30-9 a.m. - Networking and Registration

9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker


SPEAKER: Elodia Cattaneo, RN-BC

ECT Program Manager, Central Florida Behavioral Center

Elodia Cattaneo received her Associate's degree in Nursing at the St. Francis School of Nursing and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Canyon College. She is a board certified psychiatric nurse and received education in electro-convulsive therapy in 2013. She has been a nurse manager, director of nursing, and serves as a registered nurse herself. She is currently the program manager for the ECT department of Central Florida Behavioral Hospital, where she works with patients and providers to make their experiences positive ones.

TOPIC: Electro-Convulsive Therapy: Not Like What You’ve Seen In The Movies!



  1. Learn a brief history of ECT.
  2. Understand the basis for the therapeutic efficacy of ECT.
  3. Learn the procedures for safe and effective administration of ECT.
  4. Gain an understanding of the types of patients that may benefit from ECT.


MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, Fla., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

To become a member of MHCCF, please visit our website at and select the “Join Us” tab, or, sign up during networking & registration (8:30-9 am) at our monthly meeting. MHCCF accepts credit card or check payments at the door. We do not accept cash payments.


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