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.


Continuing Education

This conference offers up to 18 continuing education credits and has been approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology

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2023 MICAMH Conference Schedule

The 2023 MICAMH Conference is hosted by the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University, presented by The Children's Trust and sponsored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Rogers Behavioral Health and The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is Division 53.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

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

    9:00 a.m.Keynote Presentations (9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.)

    1. Family Therapy Goes Mainstream: Emerging from a Behavioral Services Silo | Aaron Hogue, PhD & Molly Bobek, LCSW
    2. …But now I see: Using racial literacy to promote justice and healing for Black youth  | Shawn C.T. Jones, PhD, MHS
    3. Suicide in youth: From prevalence to prevention | Richard Liu, PhD


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

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

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

    1. Leveraging Diverse Family Systems for Black Youth Faced with Racial Stress & Trauma | Shawn C.T. Jones, PhD, MHS
    2. Creating a relational frame in the context of youth substance use: Foundations of family engagement | Molly Bobek, LCSW & Alexandra MacLean, MA
    3. Improving cultural responsiveness of youth mental health services through cultural assessment | Amanda Sanchez, PhD
    4. Using outcome questionnaires to improve treatment: An evidence-based approach to patient-centered care | Amanda Jensen-Doss, PhD


    3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Coffee break

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

  • Thursday, February 9, 2023

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

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

    9:00 a.m.Keynote Presentations (9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.)

    1. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in low-resourced and post-disaster settings in the Caribbean and Central AmericaRosaura Orengo-Aguayo, PhD
    2. Prevention of child sexual abuse: It takes a village | Maureen Kenny, PhD
    3. Building an Evidence Base for Gender Affirmative Care for Transgender Youth | Diane Chen, PhD

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

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

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

    1. Increasing home-school communication through an electronic daily report card | William Pelham, Jr. PhD, ABPP & Amy Altszuler, PhD
    2. Roles and Responsibilities of a Gender Affirming Mental Health Clinician | Diane Chen, PhD & Claire Coyne, PhD
    3. Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Pandemics, Oh My! How to Implement Trauma Focused Services after Disasters using Puerto Rico as a Case Example | Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, PhD
    4. Identification, Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Overview | Maureen Kenny, PhD
    5. Targeting social fears and selective mutism in schools | Jami Furr, PhD & Aileen Herrera, MS, LMHC


    3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Coffee break

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

  • Friday, February 10, 2023

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

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

    8:45 a.m. | Keynote Presentations (8:45 a.m.- Noon)

    1. Promoting body positivity and decreasing appearance-based bullying and teasing | Marisol Perez, PhD
    2. Adolescence in a Global Pandemic: Resilience and Healing in Youth | Andrea Hussong, PhD
    3. School mental health crisis response: Preventing the (mis)use of emergency responders |  Jennifer Green, PhD


    10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Coffee break

    Noon  | Lunch

    12:45 p.m. | Poster Presentations

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

    1. Strategies for promoting body confidence in youth across diverse settings | Marisol Perez, PhD
    2. Mental health services for everyone after disasters or mass casualty events: Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery | Robin Gurwitch, PhD
    3. CARE-ing in times of COVID: The importance of relationships for children and the role for Child Adult Relationship Enhancement | Jami Furr, PhD
    4. Getting the whole picture: Using school-wide data to improve student mental health service access |  Jennifer Green, PhD
    5. Fostering Positive Youth Development by Promoting Gratitude and Connective Character Youth | Andrea Hussong, PhD


    3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Coffee break

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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Parking is included with your registration.

    Do you have any lodging recommendations?

    For more information on the conference venue, nearby hotels and entertainment, click here.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No. You will be able to check-in at registration.

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes. You may go back to your registration email and edit any information you'd like. Please refer to the bottom of the confirmation email you received from Eventbrite.

    Can I attend all the keynote sessions?

    You will be able to attend all keynote sessions for the days you are registered for.

    Can I attend all the workshops available?

    You will only be able to attend one workshop in the afternoon for the days you are registered for.

    How do I register for my workshops?

    You will register for the sessions you want to attend when you register to attend the conference. We recommend you register right away for the workshops you are interested in because space is limited.

    How many continuing education units can I earn?

    You may earn up to 6 CEU's per day.

    Are there any discounts available?

    Yes. There are discounts available for students or if you are a school/university employee. Please email to inquire about the discount.

    Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


    Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

    The name on the registration must match the person who attends.

    Can I register onsite at the conference?


    What's the refund policy?

    You may request a refund at any time prior to the start of the conference. Once the conference begins on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, no refunds will be allowed.


    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please email with questions.