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MICAMH Conference

Register now for the 2020 MICAMH Conference!
February 5-7, 2020
FIU Kovens Conference Center

 

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

The conference offers:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Hands-on breakout workshops
  • Student poster sessions
  • Continuing education credits

 Up to 18 continuing education credits are offered for:

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

This conference has been approved by the 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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2020 MICAMH Conference Information

  • 2020 MICAMH SCHEDULE

    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2020

     

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

     

    8:30 a.m. | Conference Welcome

     

    KEYNOTES

    9:00 a.m. | Promoting Resilience in the Context of Global Adversity: Refugee and Immigrant Youth, Families, and Communities
    Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
    University of California, Santa Barbara

     

    10:00 a.m. | Coffee Break

     

    10:15 a.m. | After Trauma: Understanding the Needs of Children
    Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D.
    Clinical Psychologist and Professor
    Duke University

     

    11:30 a.m. | Improving Services for Kids and Families Through Implementation Science: Working on the Irrigation System
    Michael Southam-Gerow, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University

     

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

     

    1:15 p.m. | Poster Session #1

     

    WORKSHOPS (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

     

    Addressing Psychological Well-being Among Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Families
    Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
    University of California, Santa Barbara

               

    Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE): Strengthening Relationships with Children/Teens Who Have Experienced Trauma
    Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D.
    Clinical Psychologist and Professor
    Duke University

               

    Clinical Strategies for Developing Socioemotional Competence in Youth
    Michael Southam-Gerow, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University

               

    Tech Parenting: How to Support Parents in Managing Children’s Screen Time
    Justin Parent, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Florida International University

     

    Conducting Semi-Structured Assessment of Suicide Risk in Youth in Clinical Settings: Balancing Standardization with Clinical Utility
    Ashley M. Shaw, Ph.D.
    Clinic Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, & Postdoctoral Associate, Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Anxiety Program
    Florida International University

     

    THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2020

     

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

     

    8:30 a.m. | Conference Welcome

     

    KEYNOTES

     

    9:00 a.m. | Promoting School Readiness in Young Children: Best Practices Across Home, School, and Community Contexts
    Katie C. Hart, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Florida International University

     

    10:00 a.m. | Coffee Break

     

    10:15 a.m. | New Directions in Understanding and Supporting Social Competence on the Autism Spectrum
    Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
    Stony Brook University

               

    11:30 a.m. | Should We Give Psychoactive Medication to America’s Children or Teach Their Parents and Teachers Better Child Management Skills: A Decade of Research on Comparing, Combining, and Sequencing Interventions for Childhood ADHD
    William E. Pelham, Jr. Ph.D.
    Director of the Center for Children and Families; Distinguished University Professor
    Florida International University

     

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

     

    1:15 p.m. | Poster Session #2

     

    WORKSHOPS (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

     

    What Everyone Needs to Know about E-Cigarette Use and Vaping Among Teens
    Matthew Sutherland, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Elisa Trucco, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Florida International University

               

    An Introduction to Sociodramatic Affective-Relational Intervention (SDARI)
    Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
    Stony Brook University

     

    Advances in Selective Mutism: The Language Environment and Intensive Approaches to Assessment and Treatment
    Jami Furr, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Florida International University

     

    Clinical Guidelines for Implementing Multimodal Treatment for ADHD: How to Sequence, Dose, and Combine Treatment Modalities in School and at Home
    William E. Pelham, Jr. Ph.D.
    Director of the Center for Children and Families; Distinguished University Professor
    Florida International University

     

    FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2020

     

    8:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

     

    8:30 a.m. | Conference Welcome

     

    KEYNOTES

     

    9:00 a.m. | Reactivity to Community Violence Exposure: Rethinking Desensitization in Youth of Color in Urban Communities
    Noni K. Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Loyola University Chicago

     

    10:00 a.m. | Coffee Break & SCCAP Best Student Poster Award Announcement

     

    10:15 a.m. | A Storm of Innovations: Bringing the Best of the Free Mental Health Tools to the People Who Would Benefit
    Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Acting Director, Center of Excellence for Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               

    11:30 a.m. | Making the Grade: School-based Interventions for Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
    Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    University of Connecticut (UConn Health)

     

    12:30 p.m. | Lunch

     

    1:15 p.m. | Poster Session #3

     

    WORKSHOPS (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

     

    The Need for Contextually-Relevant and Culturally-Specific Trauma-Informed Interventions for Youth Exposed to Community Violence
    Noni K. Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Loyola University Chicago

               

    Finding, Using, Sharing, and Improving the Best Free Mental Resources
    Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Acting Director, Center of Excellence for Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               

    Modular CBT for Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: Calling All School Personnel
    Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    University of Connecticut (UConn Health)

     

    Supporting Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Competencies in the Elementary School Setting
    Erika Coles, Ph.D.
    Clinical Director, Center for Children and Families; Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Science Program in Child and Adolescent Psychology
    Florida International University

  • POSTER PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE

    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2020

     

    Clinicians’ attitudes towards the use of Mental Health Smartphone Applications in the Treatment of Adolescents with Anxiety and Related Disorders
    Author: Reed Lessing
    Full Authorship: Reed Lessing, Schuyler Fox, Anne Marie Albano

    Making A Match: Exploring the association between ethnic match and program utilization in a home visiting program
    Author: Akira Gutierrez
    Full Authorship: Akira Gutierrez

    Associations between Parental/Family Functioning and Social Functioning in Youth with ADHD
    Author: E. Michael Wefelmeyer
    Full Authorship: E. Michael Wefelmeyer, Alana J. McVey, Alyson C. Gerdes

    Preliminary Effectiveness of a Predominantly Internet-Based Intervention for Aggressive Youth
    Author: Meagan Heilman
    Full Authorship: Heilman, Bui, Lochman, White

    Perceived parent needs in navigating school-based therapeutic services for children with disabilities
    Author: Ashley Murphy
    Full Authorship: Murphy, Risser

    How Do Specific Parenting Dimensions Relate to Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms In Young Children?
    Author: Breanna Dede
    Full Authorship: Dede, White

    Effectiveness of Resilience Builder Program on externalizing and internalizing problems in a low-SES school sample
    Author: Kristyn Donohue
    Full Authorship: Donohue, Alvord, Rich

    Data-driven predictions: Identifying adolescents at risk for high internalizing symptoms by late adolescence using machine learning
    Author: Kelsey Hudson
    Full Authorship: Hudson, Owens, Spechler, Chaarani, Allgaier, Orr, Albaugh, Potter, Althoff, Garavan, and the IMAGEN Consortium

    A summative program evaluation of a Syrian refugee resettlement program
    Author: Alexis DiGasso
    Full Authorship: DiGasso, Bloom

    Does maternal reappraisal moderate the association between maternal trauma exposure and child emotion regulation?
    Author: Maddison Tolliver-Lynn
    Full Authorship: Tolliver-Lynn, Kaylor, Patel, Sullivan

    Let’s talk: A study of the impact of gendered racial socialization on African American adolescent girls’ mental health
    Author: Leslie Winchester
    Full Authorship: Winchester, Allen, Jones, Hope

    Parent and child quality of life and parental flexibility in families affected by pediatric food allergies
    Author: Danielle Fishbein
    Full Authorship: Fishbein, Garro

    Specific modules and specific outcomes: An interrupted time series analysis examining internalizing symptoms and MATCH modules
    Author: Jennifer Frederick
    Full Authorship: Frederick, Ng, Valente

    “Roots before Branches”: Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse persons in Child Welfare, A Pilot Qualitative Study
    Author: Noemi Marquez
    Full Authorship: Noemi Marquez

     

    THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2020

     

    Early childhood adversity and alienation: The role of self-compassion and attachment security as mediating factors
    Author: Koret Munguldar
    Full Authorship: Munguldar, Kahya, Steele, Steele

    Autism Problem Behavior Severity and Parental Depression: The Effects of Daily Hassles and Benefit Finding
    Author: Sarah Vitale
    Full Authorship: Vitale, Rose, Marker, Lam Schneider, & Alessandri

    Examining the validity of the NIH Toolbox list sorting
    Author: Morgan Jusko
    Full Authorship: Jusko, Horta, Campez, Smith, Little, Fosco, Raiker

    Mothers’ reflective functioning and the perceived need and utilization of children mental health services
    Author: Ana Dau
    Full Authorship: Dau, Carlone, Milan

    Elucidating the etiology of posttraumatic stress disorders in children: The role of TPH2 genetics
    Author: BreAnne Danzi
    Full Authorship: Danzi, La Greca

    Unifying treatment for mild anxiety and depression in pre-adolescence
    Author: Emily Mariotti
    Full Authorship: Mariotti, Bolden

    The impact of Internet on adolescents’ depression and anxiety levels
    Author: Rita Rivera
    Full Authorship: Rivera, Marullo, Carbellea, Tourgeman

    Gender differences in pre-adolescent binge eating disorder
    Author: Michelle Miller
    Full Authorship: Miller, McLaughlin

    Collaborating with middle school administrators to intervene after a school shooting: A preliminary investigation of a classroom-wide intervention
    Author: Beth Trammell
    Full Authorship: Trammell, Elaine-Truette, Miller, Hibbard

    Anxiety mediates the association between neural emotional responsivity and problem alcohol use in adolescence
    Author: Michelle Villar
    Full Authorship: Villar, Trucco, Hardee, Zucker, Heitzeg

    The Bayley Scales of Infant Development as a predictor of peer competence
    Author: Emily Hegstetter
    Full Authorship: Hegstetter, Marker

    Fear Facers! Using a summer camp to treat children with anxiety spectrum disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Author: Ryan McCarty
    Full Authorship: McCarty, Downing, Nelson, Ordway, Cooke, Lazaroe, Mathews, McNamara

    Internalizing pathways to adolescent substance use from adverse childhood experiences
    Author: Michelle Villar
    Full Authorship: Villar, Trucco, Fava, Zucker

    Examining the role of executive functioning processes in predicting treatment outcome in preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Author: Melissa Hernandez
    Full Authorship: Hernandez, Hare, Dick, Graziano

    The synergistic effect of low self-control and internalizing symptoms on adolescent electronic cigarette use intentions
    Author: Benjelene Sutherland
    Full Authorship: Sutherland, Sutherland, Trucco

    Outcome expectancies mediate the impact of hopelessness and impulsivity on E-cigarette use intentions
    Author: Brigitte Madan
    Full Authorship: Madan, Sutherland, Trucco

     

    FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2020

    A needs assessment of low-income students attending an alternative high school: Qualitative findings
    Author: Kelly Vogel
    Full Authorship: Vogel, White, Watts, Banayan, Boustani

    Availability of psychologists for the birth to five population
    Author: Dr. Keri Giordano
    Full Authorship: Giordano, LaTourette, O'Rourke, Baker, & Breen

    Social stress and reasons for living within a clinical sample of low-income, ethnic minority adolescents
    Author: Samantha Burton
    Full Authorship: Burton, Granski, Gentry, Dackis, Pimentel

    School psychology doctoral programs’ training of students to work with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth
    Author: Dr. Deborah Miller
    Full Authorship: Miller, Kelly, Walters

    Identified needs and barriers for successful transition to independence for young adults aged out of foster care
    Author: Erin Corcoran
    Full Authorship: Corcoran, Sink, Zaidi, Gabrielli

    The impact of hurricane-related experiences on the stress levels and mental health functioning of parents of children of autism-spectrum disorder
    Author: Kaitlyn Brodar
    Full Authorship: Brodar, La Greca, Tarlow, Comer

    Families’ experiences of in-home Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An exploratory study
    Author: Kalli Decker
    Full Authorship: Decker, Slominski, Fregoso

    A comprehensive overview of pediatric medical traumatic stress
    Author: Alaina Miller
    Full Authorship: Miller, Warfield, Williams

    Practicing psychologists’ evidence-informed knowledge of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Author: Gabrielle Vasilevskis
    Full Authorship: Vasilevskis, Meneses, Creek, Perle

    Health-promoting behaviors and subjective wellbeing among high school aged adolescents
    Author: Nicholas Smith
    Full Authorship: Smith, Bradley-Klug, Suldo, Brennan, Dedrick, & Shaffer-Hudkins

    An application of the dual factor model of mental health in elementary school students: Implications for social functioning and student engagement
    Author: Nicholas Smith
    Full Authorship: Smith, Suldo, Hearon, Ferron

    Influence of the Level of Asian Culture Exposure on the Association of Trait Emotions and Suicidal Ideation
    Author: Emma G. Choplin
    Full Authorship: Emma G. Choplin, Sydney R. Howie, & Eric A. Youngstrom

    Confirming disordered eating behavior trends correlated with Asian identity among college students
    Author: Hannah Kim
    Full Authorship: Hannah Kim, Ishan Thaker, Eric A. Youngstrom

    Evaluating the association between discrete emotions and manic and depressive symptoms
    Author: Jennifer L. Smith
    Full Authorship: Jennifer L. Smith, Logan T. Smith, and Eric A. Youngstrom

    Using Wikipedia, Wikiversity, and Twitter to Disseminate Evidence-Based Psychology: An Update on Progress
    Author: Elizabeth D. Wilson
    Full Authorship: Elizabeth D. Wilson, The HGAPS Author Team, & Eric A. Youngstrom

  • CONTINUING EDUCATION

    The MICAMH Conference offers up to 18 continuing education credit/contact hours if you attend all three days. If you attend only one day, you may earn up to six.

    The FIU Center for Children and Families has been approved to provide continuing education for the following:

    Psychologists
    The CCF has been approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for the program.

    Mental Health Counselors
    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.

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

    School Psychologists
    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.

    Social Workers
    This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers. (Approval #886608594)

    Florida Providers
    The conference has also been approved by the 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.

  • LODGING

    Courtyard by Marriott in Aventura (Book the FIU/Kovens Center Corporate rate)

    For more information on the conference venue, nearby hotels and entertainment, visit the Kovens Center website.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

    Parking is included with your registration.

     

    Are meals included with my registration?

    Breakfast, lunch and a coffee break are included with your registration.

     

    Do you have any lodging recommendations?

    For more information on the conference venue, nearby hotels and entertainment, visit the Kovens Center website.

     

    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 and edit any information you'd like.

     

    Can I attend all the keynote sessions?

    Yes. You can 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 per day.

     

    How do I register for my workshops?

    We will send a workshop registration link a couple of weeks before the conference. We recommend you register right away for the workshops you are interested in because space is limited.

     

    How many continuing education credits can I earn?

    You may earn up to 6 CE's per day and up to 18 for all three days.

     

    Is there an additional fee to receive CE's?

    No.

     

    Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

    No.

     

    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 at the conference?

    Yes, but advanced registration costs are lower than on-site registration.

     

    What's the refund policy?

    We will only provide a full refund up to 7 days before the conference begins.

     

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please email micamh@fiu.edu with questions. 

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