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MICAMH Conference

February 20-22, 2019

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
  • School Psychologists, NASP
  • Social Workers

The MICAMH Conference is presented by the FIU Center for Children and Families and co-sponsored by The Children's Trust, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP; APA Division 53), and Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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. 

Registration to the 2019 MICAMH Conference is open

2019 MICAMH Conference Information

  • SCHEDULE
    Click to download the full MICAMH 2019 schedule
     
    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2019  8 a.m.                 Registration and breakfast  8:30 a.m.            Conference welcome  KEYNOTES  9 a.m.                 EVIDENCE-BASED ENGAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: LOOKING THROUGH A MICROSCOPE AND TELESCOPE                             Anil Chacko, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University  10 a.m.              Coffee Break  10:15 a.m.         STRUCTURAL STIGMA AND LGBT MENTAL HEALTH                           Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health  11:30 a.m.         TRANSDIAGNOSTIC TREATMENTS FOR YOUTH EMOTIONAL DISORDERS: HOW CAN WE GET "WHAT WORKS" TO MORE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS?                           Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of              Psychology, University of Miami  12:30 p.m.         Lunch  1:15 p.m.           Poster Session  WORKSHOPS     (You must select one workshop)  2 p.m.                 EVIDENCE-BASED ENGAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO INTEGRATE INTO ROUTINE CARE                                        Anil Chacko, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology,                              New York University                           AN INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIFIED PROTOCOLS FOR TRANSDIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT OF EMOTIONAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN ADOLESCENTS                           Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Miami                           TREATING SHY, INHIBITED, AND SOCIALLY ANXIOUS YOUTH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD                           Jami Furr, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist, Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, Center for Children and Families at Florida International University                           BUILDING SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTING USING A MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS                           Erika Coles, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Center for Children and Families at Florida International University  5 p.m.                 End of day
    micamh_2019_fullschedule-9.pngFRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2019 8 a.m. Registration and breakfast 8:30 a.m. Conference welcome KEYNOTES 9 a.m. ORDINARY MAGIC: ADVANCES IN DEVELOPMENTAL RESILIENCE SCIENCE Ann S. Masten, Ph.D. Professor, Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities 10 a.m. Coffee Break 10:15 a.m. TBA Melissa Brymer, Ph.D. Director, Terrorism and Disaster Programs, UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress 11:30 a.m. TOWARDS A CULTURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: INCLUDING MEANINGFUL CLINICAL EVIDENCE Martin J. La Roche, Ph.D. Director of Mental Health Training, Boston Children's Hospital/Martha Eliot Health Center 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. Poster Session WORKSHOPS (You must select one workshop) 2 p.m. RESILIENCE IN ACTION: IMPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE FOR PRACTICE AND POLICY Ann S. Masten, Ph.D. Professor, Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities TBA Melissa Brymer, Ph.D. Director, Terrorism and Disaster Programs, UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress A CULTURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKSHOP: A CLINICAL ILLUSTRATION Martin J. La Roche, Ph.D. Director of Mental Health Training, Boston Children’s Hospital/Martha Eliot Health Center 5 p.m. End of day
     
  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    For sponsorship opportunities at the 2019 MICAMH Conference, please email micamh@fiu.edu.

Photo Album

See highlights from our 2018 MICAMH conference!

Previous Conferences

  • 2018
    Download the 2018 MICAMH Conference program.
  • 2017

    See highlights from our 2017 MICAMH Conference and download the conference program.

  • 2015

    Niagara in Miami - Eighth Biennial Conference 

    Evidence-Based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

    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.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

    8:45 AM Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Child Psychology, Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
    10:15 AM Family-based interventions for young children with conduct problems: Lessons learned and future directions, Robert McMahon, Ph.D.
    11:30 AM Treating pediatric OCD, Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
    AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (may select a total of 3 hours of workshops upon registration)

    1:45 PM Launching the anxious adolescent into adulthood: A CBT program for families (3 hrs.), Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
    1:45 PM Treating OCD, tics, and trichotillomania (3 hrs.), Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Family-Based Treatment of Adolescents with ADHD (3 hrs.), Margaret Sibley, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Promoting School Readiness in Young Children: Intervention Strategies for Home & School Settings (3 hrs.), Katie Hart, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Psychological treatment of childhood bipolar disorder (2 hrs.), Mary Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP
    4:00 PM Using technology to expand treatment for children and adolescents (1 hr.), Jonathan Comer, Ph.D.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

    8:45 AM Evidence-based practice with minority youth, Antonio Polo, Ph.D.
    10:15 AM Early Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
    11:30 AM Attention and motivation deficit in ADHD: Implications for teen substance use, Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
    AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (may select a total of 3 hours of workshops upon registration)

    1:45 PM Evidence-based practice with Latino youth (3 hrs.), Antonio Polo, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Family-based treatment for early-onset depression (3 hrs.), Martha C. Tompson, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Unified protocol for treating emotional disorders in children and adolescents (3 hrs.), Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Managing strong-willed children (3 hrs.), Jessica Robb-Mazzant, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Quantifying dimensions of autism (2 hrs.), Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
    4:00 PM Intervention for Behavior Problems in Early Childhood (1 hr.), Daniel Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

    8:45 AM Optimizing engagement and alliance in child psychotherapy, Brian Chu, Ph.D.
    10:15 AM Evidence-based intervention and prevention for youth affected by divorce, Sharlene Wolchik, Ph.D.
    11:30 AM Practical, data-driven decision-making: Applying evidence-based assessment from intake to termination, Amanda Jensen Doss, Ph.D.
    AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (may select a total of 3 hours of workshops upon registration)

    1:45 PM Treating young children with excessive shyness or selective mutism (3 hrs.), Jami Furr, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Consulting with schools (3 hrs.), Erika Coles, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Applying acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of internalizing youth (3hrs.), Lisa Coyne, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Evidence-based prevention for youth affected by divorce (1.5 hrs.), Sharlene Wolchik, Ph.D.
    1:45 PM Treating behavioral avoidance across child anxiety and depressive disorders (1.5 hrs.), Brian Chu, Ph.D.
    3:30 PM Promoting healthy-habits in young children who are overweight (1.5 hrs.), Paulo Graziano, Ph.D.
    3:30 PM Assessment and management of suicide-related behaviors in adolescents (1.5 hrs.), Jeremy Pettit, Ph.D.

    *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, dietitian, nutritionists, and nutrition counselors.

    Download The Keynote & Workshop List

    Download the Presentation Schedule

  • 2013

    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.

     

  • 2011

    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.

    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.

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