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The Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference presenting state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational challenges in children and adolescents.

The conference offers keynote presentations, hands-on breakout workshops, student poster sessions and continuing education credits.

Schedule:

This year, you will have the option of selecting Morning Keynotes (three one-hour keynotes) or Morning Workshop (one three-hour workshop) tracks, in addition to the Afternoon Workshop. Please see the daily schedules below:

  • Day 1 - Wednesday, Feb. 16

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

    8:30 a.m. | MICAMH Conference Day 1 Welcome

    9:00 a.m.Choose your "Morning Keynotes Track" or "Morning Workshop Track"

    Morning Keynotes TrackMorning Workshop Track
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Aaron Hogue, PhD & Molly Bobek, LCSW: Adolescent Substance Use: Innovative Disruptions in Family Therapy Implementation Science

    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Coffee break

    10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.David Mandell, ScD: When training isn't enough: Strategies to increase use of evidence-based practices for children with autism

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Shawn C.T. Jones, PhD, MHS: “…But Now I See”: Using Racial Literacy to Promote Justice and Healing for Black Youth
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Choose one of the following workshops:

    Joseph Raiker, PhD: When “Work”ing Memory Clocks Out: The Importance of Working Memory and How to Understand and Overcome Challenges At Home and School

    Amanda Sanchez, PhD: Improving cultural responsiveness of youth mental health services through cultural assessment

    Amanda Jensen-Doss, PhD: Using outcome questionnaires to improve treatment: An evidence-based approach to patient-centered care

    10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Coffee break

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

    1:15 p.m. | Poster Presentations

    2:00 p.m.Choose your Afternoon Workshop (from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 


    5:00 p.m.
    | End-of-Day

  • Day 2 - Thursday, Feb. 17

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

    8:30 a.m. | MICAMH Conference Day 2 Welcome

    9:00 a.m.Choose your "Morning Keynotes Track" or "Morning Workshop Track"

    Morning Keynotes TrackMorning Workshops Track
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Diane Chen, PhD: Building an Evidence Base for Gender Affirmative Care for Transgender Youth

    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Coffee break

    10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, PhD: Implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Low Resourced Settings with Latinx Youth in the US & Latin America

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Maureen Kenny, PhD: Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: It Takes A Village

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Choose one of the following workshops:

    Jami Furr, PhD: Targeting social fears and selective mutism in schools

    Ashley Shaw, PhD & Aileen Herrera, MS, LMHC: Doing What Works: Lessons Learned about Engaging Kids and Teens in Group Therapy via Telehealth

    Dana McMakin, PhD: Topic: behavioral sleep health

    10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Coffee break

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

    1:15 p.m. | Poster Presentations

    2:00 p.m.Choose your Afternoon Workshop (from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


    5:00 p.m.
    | End-of-Day

  • Day 3 - Friday, Feb. 18

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

    8:30 a.m. | MICAMH Conference Day 3 Welcome

    9:00 a.m. | Choose your "Morning Keynotes Track" or "Morning Workshop Track"

    Morning Keynotes TrackMorning Workshop Track
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Marisol Perez, PhD: Promoting Body Positivity and Decreasing Appearance-based Bullying and Teasing

    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Coffee break & SCCAP Best Student Poster Award

    10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Andrea Hussong, PhD: Adolescence in a Global Pandemic: Resilience and Healing in Youth

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Antonio Polo, PhD: Diversity in Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth Anxiety and Depression
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Choose one of the following workshops:

    Robin Gurwitch, PhD: Mental health services for everyone after disasters or mass casualty events: Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery

    Lori Merling, PhD & Camila Albuquerque De Brito Gomes, MD: Treating Contamination OCD & Illness Anxiety in Youth in the Context of a Global Pandemic

    Jennifer Green, PhD: Getting the whole picture: Using school-wide data to improve student mental health service access

    10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Coffee break

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

    1:30 p.m. | Choose your Afternoon Workshop (from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

    • Marisol Perez, PhD: Strategies for Promoting Body Confidence in Youth across Diverse Settings
    • Antonio Polo, PhD: Engaging Providers, Families, and Youth to Expand the Reach of the Act & Adapt Program for Depression
    • Andrea Hussong, PhD: Fostering Positive Youth Development by Promoting Gratitude and Connective Character
    • Robin Gurwitch, PhD: CARE-ing in times of COVID: The importance of relationships for children and the role for Child Adult Relationship Enhancement


    4:30 p.m.
    | End-of-Day

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Continuing Education

Up to 18 continuing education credits are offered for: 

  • Psychologists, APA
  • Mental Health Counselors, NBCC
  • Nurses, ANCC
  • School Psychologists, NASP

This conference has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology and the Florida Office of School Psychology.

For more information about the conference, contact us at MICAMH@fiu.edu.

  • Additional Information
    The Center for Children and Families (CCF) has been approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts CE credit provided by APA providers towards ANCC re-certification.
    The FIU Counselor Education Program is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the CCF’s 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.
    The CCF is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to offer professional development for school psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for the program.
    This talk has also been approved for up to 1 CEU credit 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.

Poster Presentations

Submissions for poster presentations are now closed.

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