2011 Conference



Don’t miss this exciting event on state-of-the-art interventions!

The Niagara Conference has moved to Miami!

Sixth Biennial "Niagara in Miami" Conference on Evidence-Based Interventions for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems

An established international forum, this interdisciplinary conference focuses on state-of-the-art interventions for mental health problems in children and adolescents. Recently relocated to Miami (after a decade at Niagara-On-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada) this conference offers didactic lectures and intensive, hands-on training. Professionals who attend will learn the principles of evidence-based psychosocial, educational and combined interventions, including child-based treatments, classroom and school interventions, parent training and prevention programs for a range of internalizing and externalizing disorders.

February 16-18, 2011, Miami Florida at the Hilton Miami Downtown

Co-sponsored by Florida International University (FIU) Center for Children and Families (CCF), the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the Children's Trust. The Center for Children and Families is comprised of faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences (Psychology) and the College of Medicine (Psychiatry).

Target Audience

This interdisciplinary conference will offer points of interest for: Clinical and school psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, social workers, counselors, school, pediatric, psychiatric nurses, mental health administrators and graduate/post-graduate students.

Conference Objectives

Participants can expect to learn:

  • Awareness of new developments and the expanded body of knowledge in state-of-the-art treatment for mental health problems in children and adolescents
  • Effective implementation of evidence-based treatments and preventative interventions for mental health disorders and educational problems in children and adolescents
  • Guidelines for evidence-based practices in psychosocial therapy, educational interventions, prevention, and combined treatments in clinic, home, and school settings

Conference Schedule of Speakers and Workshops:

Day 1 - February 16th (8am - 5pm)

Keynotes Speakers:

  • John Weisz, Ph.D.: Evidence based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Problems
  • William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D.: Evidence-based Approaches to Treating ADHD in Children and Adolescents
  • Wendy Silverman, Ph.D.: Evidence-based Approaches for Children with Anxiety Problems
  • John Curry, Ph.D.: Evidenced-based Approaches for Depression in Adolescents
  • Charles Cunningham, Ph.D.: Evidence-based Parenting Programs for Children with Disruptive Behavior
  • Chris Lonigan, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Promoting the Development of Early Language and Literacy Skills for Children At-Risk
  • John Lochman, Ph.D: School-based Violence and Aggression Prevention Programs: What the Evidence Says

Day 2 & 3 - February 17th & 18th (8am - 5pm)

Intensive Two-day Workshops: Each attendee will select one two-day workshop of greatest professional interest. Registration for the full conference is required to attend the workshops. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on both days.

Workshop Presenters:

Workshop A: Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior: After-school, Saturday and Summer Programming - Facilitator: William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP Workshop B: The Community Parent Education Program: A Group-based, Family Systems-oriented Workshop for Parents of Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders - Facilitator: Charles E. Cunningham, Ph.D. Workshop C: Intervention with Aggressive Children: The Coping Power Program - Facilitator: John E. Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP Workshop D: Evidence-Based Treatment for Anxiety Problems: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies - Facilitator: Wendy K. Silverman, Ph.D. Workshop E: Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression in Adolescence: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies - Facilitator: John F. Curry, Ph.D. Workshop F: Managing Disruptive Behaviors within the Classroom and Behavioral Consultation with School Staff - Facilitator: Erika K. Coles, Ph.D. Workshop G: Teaching Parents Home-Based Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior - Facilitator: Jessica Robb, Ph.D. Workshop H:* Riding the Wave: An Interactive Workshop on the Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Panic Symptoms in Youth - Facilitator: Jill * Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

Registration Fees:

Individuals may choose to attend either day one of the program, which offers a general session, or all three days, which include the general session and a two-day workshop. The registration fee covers course materials, continental breakfast and coffee breaks.

Registration Options Day-1 Keynote Complete Course
Registration Fee $150.00 $300.00
FIU Faculty Staff $225.00
The Childrens Trust Affiliates $150.00
Division 53 Member $225.00
Graduate Students & Professional Trainees** $150.00

**Graduate Students and Professional Trainees must present University ID on day one of the conference.

When registering online, please call Complete Conference Management at 305.279.2263 to obtain the discount code.

Continuing Education

PSYCHOLOGISTS The CCF has been approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for the program. The Niagara Conference General Session and Post-Conference Workshops have been approved for CE credits. Maximum of 19 credits

SOCIAL WORKERS CEU's provided by FIU School of Social Work for Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselors (BAP 50-738, exp. 3/31/11). Maximum of 19 credits.

PHYSICIANS AND NURSES This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Dade County Medical Association and Florida International University College of Medicine. The Dade County Medical Association is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Dade County Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Hilton Miami Downtown will hold a limited number of rooms for conference attendees at a special conference rate until February 4, 2011. To reserve a room, call 1-305-374-0000 and reference our group name: Niagara in Miami Conference or click here to register online Note: The South Florida Boat Show and Premio Lo Nuestro by Univision are the same week as the conference therefore advance lodging reservations are strongly suggested.

Cancellation Policy

The conference reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient registration. Requests for refunds, minus a 25% service charge, will be honored up to 2/1/11. After that time, NO refunds will be made. Requests for refunds must be made in writing.

Niagara In Miami Conference Cancellation Request Complete Conference Management 11440 North Kendall Drive, Suite 306 Miami, FL 33176 Phone: 305.279.2263 Toll-free: 888.334.7495 Fax: 305.279.8221