2013 Conference

Seventh Biennial “Niagara in Miami” Conference

Evidence-Based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

March 6-8, 2013 at the FIU Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181

We are pleased to announce another in the world’s leading interdisciplinary conferences on state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatments for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. Didactic lectures and hands-on experience will be combined to teach interested professionals the basic principles of effective psychosocial, psychoeducational, pharmacological, and combined interventions, including clinic-based treatments, school-wide interventions, and parent training.

Our Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presenters are among the foremost authorities in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presenters include the following, among others:

  • Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., Columbia University
  • Barbara Foorman, Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Marc S. Atkins, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Anibal Gutierrez, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Florida International Universit
  • Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D., University of Miami
  • Erika Coles, Ph.D. Florida International University
  • John A. Lochman, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Charles Cunningham, Ph.D., McMaster University
  • Mary M. McKay, Ph.D., New York University
  • Lesley Cunningham, MSW, RSW, The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., Florida International University
  • David Reitman, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • Thomas J. Dishion, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Jessica Robb, Ph.D., Florida International University
  • Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D., University of Miami
  • Tracy Vaillancourt, Ph.D., University of Ottawa
  • Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • James G. Waxmonsky, M.D., Florida International University

Keynote and Workshop Topics include the following, among others:

  • Advanced COPE Training
  • Advanced Coping Power Training
  • Advanced Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Bullying in Schools
  • Daily Report Card (DRC)
  • Engaging Urban Families in Child Mental Health Care
  • Enhancing Teacher Practices in Urban Schools
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Youth Conduct Problems
  • EBPs in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Evidence-Informed Engagement Interventions for
  • Children/Families
  • Father Involvement in Mental Health Interventions
  • Multimodal Treatment for Autism Spectrum
  • Multimodal Treatment for Externalizing Disorders
  • Multimodal Treatment for Internalizing Disorders
  • Parent Training for Fathers of ADHD Children
  • Peer Mediation in Schools
  • Preventing Problematic Behavior in After-School Settings
  • Progress Measurement in Clinical Practice
  • Reading Interventions for Children
  • Response to Intervention in Schools
  • Schooling and Mental Health
  • Unified Protocols: Treatment of Emotional Disorders

A total of 18 continuing education credit/contact hours can be earned! Continuing education can be earned by those in the following professions: psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, school psychologists, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists, and nutrition counselors.

Below is a list of our current approvals:

  • APA: The CCF has been approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for the program.
  • NBCC: The FIU Counselor Education Program is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the Center for Children and Families’ presentations. The FIU Counselor Education program may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #4565, effective 9/1/11.
  • NASP: The Center for Children and Families is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. The Center for Children and Families maintains responsibility for the program.
  • NASW: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886608594-1484) for up to 18 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
  • The conference has also been approved by 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Seventh Biennial “Niagara in Miami” Conference site (http:niagarainmiami2013.eventbrite.com) will be open for online registration on November 16, 2012. You will see the registration options under “Current Events.” In addition to preferred rates at the Solé on the Ocean Hotel in North Miami Beach and the Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach-Aventura, complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference.

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