2012-2013

Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

In collaboration with the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and The Children's Trust, Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families announces its Fall 2012 Speaker Series on Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

To register for any of the keynotes/workshops listed below please click here.

There are two types of presentations available: 1) Keynote overviews are 60 minutes presentations designed to provide a review of the literature for interventions on the identified disorder. There are no fees for keynote overviews; 2) Workshops are designed to teach specific skills to implement the interventions. Workshops vary in cost, please see below for the prices. Fee waivers are available for the Children’s Trust affiliates and MDCPS employees.

All presentations are held at the:

Center for Children and Families
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, AHC I, Rm 110
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-0477; (305) 348-3646 (fax)
http://ccf.fiu.edu
Click here for directions to the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University

Continuing Education

The CCF is approved by the American Psychological Association to continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for this program.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts continuing education credit provided by APA providers towards ANCC re-certification.

The FIU Counselor Education Program is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPy APA providers towards ANCC re-certification. p. This pagecontinuing education programs. The FIU Counselor Education Program may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEPEPunselor Education Program may award NBCC-approved cl. Provider # 4565.

The Center for Children and Families also seeks approval for all talks by the Florida Office of School Psychology, Florida Board of Psychology, and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, and the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition.

Spring 2013:

May 31th, 2013 from 09:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Workshop: "First Step to Success: Early Intervention for Children with Challenging Behavior" presented by: Annemieke Golly, Ph.D. Research Scientist from the Oregon Research Institute Eugene, Oregon. Click here for more information.

Learning Objectives. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

Summarize the background and rationale for a research-based early home and school intervention program (preK- 3rd grade), First Step to Success. Identify five universal classroom proactive management principles . Implement specific strategies to be a First Step to Success coach in order to implement the First Step to Success program with teachers and parents.

Registration: This workshop is free of charge for the Children's Trust & MDCPS affiliates. Non-affiliates cost = $97. To Register please click here.

May 3rd, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Keynote: "Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Teenagers: Comorbidities and Treatment" presented by: Presented by Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D. Visiting Professor from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Click here for more information.

Learning Objectives. At the end of this keynote, participants will be able to:

Attendees will learn about the diagnosis and assessment of substance use disorders and mental health problems in adolescents. Attendees will learn about comorbidities between mental health disorders and substance use and causal relationships. Attendees will learn about evidence-based interventions for SUD disorders in teens with mental health problems, as well as current projects in the field.

Registration: This keynote is free of charge.

April 26, 2013 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Workshop Title: "Measuring Progress in Clinical Practice: Contextualized Feedback Systems (CFS)" presented by: Leonard Bickman, Ph.D. and Susan Douglas, Ph.D. from the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement at Vanderbilt University. Click here for more information.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

Summarize basic theoretical, research, & practice perspectives on strengths & limitations of using feedback to inform practice. Observe demonstrations of feedback use in clinical encounters, session documentation, treatment planning, and supervision with youth and family case examples. Describe five strategies for integrating feedback into clinical care to improve client outcomes. Utilize feedback in clinical care with youth and families.

February 7-8, 2013 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Title: "An Introduction to Parent Child Interaction Therapy" presented by : John Paul Abner, Ph.D. Daniel Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP, Rhea Chase, Ph.D., Melanie Fernandez, Ph.D., ABPP, and Melanie Nelson, Ph.D. Click here for more information.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to describe the research and theory associated with Parent Child Interaction Therapy, an empirically supported treatment technique which has been effective in treating children with oppositional defiant disorder and children who have been abused and neglected.
  • Participants will identify appropriate client populations for Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
  • Participants will be able to list the basic components of Child Directed Interaction and Parent Directed Interaction therapy.
  • Participants will learn the basic principles of using the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) and how to use DPICS in guiding their coaching of parent interactions with children.

Participants will be able to describe current PCIT certification guidelines and where to seek further training in PCIT

This workshop is free of charge for the Children's Trust affiliates and Miami-Dade County Public School staff. Non-affiliates cost = $195

To find out more about PCIT in general, please refer to the PCIT website: http:/www.pcit.org

March 6-8, 2013

Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Details on the Niagara in Miami Conference can be found on this website: http:/casgroup.fiu.eduCCF/pages.php?id=4137

Registration website: http://niagarainmiami2013.eventbrite.com

April 26, 2013

Workshop: "Measuring Progress in Clinical Practice: Contextualized Feedback Systems (CFS)". Presented by Leonard Bickman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Public Policy Director, Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement Vanderbilt University. Click here for more information.

May 31, 2013

Workshop: "First Step to Success: Early Intervention for Children with Challenging Behavior". Presented by Hill Walker, Ph.D. Director, Center on Human Development Co-Director, University of Oregon's Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior University of Oregon. Click here for more information.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology Provider # BAP 50-12872