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Speaker Series

The Speaker Series presentations are designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

All sessions are free and provide continuing education credits for mental health professionals.

The Speaker Series provides continuing education credits through: 

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • The FIU Counselor Education Program, which is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the CCF presentations.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology. 

 

For a collection of video presentations and trainings created by FIU and SCCAP, co-sponsored by the Children's Trust, please visit the Effective Child Therapy website[1] [2]  or the Effective Child Therapy Resource Library on YouTube.

Past Sessions

  • 2016-2017

    Fall 2016

    • Brain Development and Public Policy: Translating What We Discover Into What They Do Pat Levitt, Ph.D., Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (09/7/2016)
    • Principles Underlying the Use of Multiple Informants’ Reports Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Maryland – College Park (10/14/2016)
    • Strategies to Get Dads Off the Sidelines and Engaged in Child Treatments: Evidence and Examples from Different Settings Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research, University at Buffalo (11/4/2016)
    • Catch Me If You Can: Novel Mechanisms of Social Functioning and Intervention in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University (11/18/2016)
    • Implications for Science, Education, Training, and the Practice of Health Service Psychology in an Evolving, Interprofessional Health Care System: What are Our Alternative Futures? Ronald Rozensky, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Florida (12/9/2016)

    2017

    • What's Gone Wrong in ADHD and How Do We Make It Better? Reinforcing Cognition to Inform Psychopathology and Treatment Responses Larry W. Hawk, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo (1/13/2017)
    • Changing Substance Abuse Risk in High Risk Families via Very Early Family-Based Intervention: How Time Changes People in Complex Ways Robert Zucker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan (1/20/2017)
    • Parent Management Training (PMT) and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) in the Treatment of Youth with ODD: Predictors and Moderators of Change Thomas Ollendick, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2/3/2016)
    • A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Understanding and Modifying Decision-Making and Attention in ADHD Julie B. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Professor, University of California Davis MIND Institute (2/10/2017)
    • Spatial and Temporal Coding in the Entorhinal-Hippocampal Circuit Mark Brandon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, McGill University (2/17/2017)
    • Prefrontal Cortex Function, Emotion Dysregulation, and Executive Deficits as Interdependent, Transdiagnostic Vulnerabilities to Psychopathology Theodore Beauchaine, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, The Ohio State University (3/3/2017)
    • Leveraging People, Places, and Products to Increase Access to Evidence-based Parenting Interventions Anil Chacko, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New York University (4/7/2017)
  • Spring 2016

    January

    • Specialization of Brain Systems Underlying the Maturation of Working Memory Beatriz Luna, Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (01/15/2016)
    • Parent Management Training and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions in the Treatment of ODD: Mediators and Moderators of Change Thomas Ollendick, Distinguished Prof., Dept. of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (01/22/2016 Canceled)
    • Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program Naomi Goldstein, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Psychology, Drexel University (01/29/2016)
    • Topic: TBD Graduate Professional Development Series (02/05/2016)

    February

    • Are “Educational” Apps Educational? Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware (02/05/2016) 
    • Personalizing Youth Psychotherapy Using a Transdiagnostic Approach John Weisz, Prof., Dept. of Psychology, Harvard University (02/19/2016)
    • Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Parent Caregivers Alexandra Quittner, Prof., Dept. of Psychology, University of Miami (02/26/2016)

    March

    • Extending Evidence-Based Interventions to Schools: The Collaborative Life Skills Program Linda Pfiffner, Prof. Dept. of Psychiatry, University of California – San Francisco (03/04/2016)
    • Graduate Student Data Blitz (03/11/2016)
    • Behavior-Analytic Interventions with Infants At Risk of Later Developmental Disorders Martha Pelaez, Prof., College of Education, FIU (03/25/2016, Canceled) 

    April

    • Increasing Teacher Integrity of Behavioral Classroom Interventions: Testing a Theory of Change Erika Coles, Clinical Director, Center for Children and Families, FIU (04/01/2016)
    • Identifying and Intervening on Behalf of Maltreated and At-Risk Children Jodi Quas, Prof., Dept. of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California – Irvine (04/08/2016)
    • Fostering Positive Classroom Engagement for Preschoolers with Behavioral Needs Rebecca Shearer, Assoc. Prof., Department of Psychology, University of Miami (04/15/2016)
    • Better by Design: Managing Evidence Bases to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Youth Bruce Chorpita, Prof., Dept. of Psychology, University of California – Los Angeles (04/29/2016)

    May

    • Imitation Play Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Tiffany Field, Prof., Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine (05/06/2016)
  • 2013-2014
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    In collaboration with the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and The Children's Trust, Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families announces its Spring 2014 Speaker Series on Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

    Spring 2014

    January 17, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Keynote Overview: “Preventing Violence in the Next Generation: A Rationale and a Plan” presented by: David Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP, from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in London, Ontario. For more information about the presenter, click here.

    Learning Objectives. At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

    Describe the evidence for violence prevention programming in schools, recognize key elements of successful violence prevention programs, and describe a plan for introducing healthy relationships in a standard curriculum across all grades.

    Registration: this talk is free of charge for all participants. 

    January 17, 2014 from 9:30 am – 11:45 am; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Workshop: "The Fourth R: Classroom and Small Group Methods to Promote Adolescent Well-being and Healthy Relationships" presented by: David Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP, from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in London, Ontario. For more information on the Fourth-R, Click here.

    Learning Objectives. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    Describe the rationale for the Fourth R classroom and small group lessons involving mental health and well-being, demonstrate sample lessons and role-plays for the classroom or group delivery, and describe program modifications for purposes of implementation and cultural differences.

    Registration: This workshop is free of charge for all participants. 

  • 2012-2013
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    In collaboration with the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and The Children's Trust, Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families announces its Fall 2012 Speaker Series on Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

    To register for any of the keynotes/workshops listed below please click here.

    There are two types of presentations available: 1) Keynote overviews are 60 minutes presentations designed to provide a review of the literature for interventions on the identified disorder. There are no fees for keynote overviews; 2) Workshops are designed to teach specific skills to implement the interventions. Workshops vary in cost, please see below for the prices. Fee waivers are available for the Children’s Trust affiliates and MDCPS employees.

    All presentations are held at the:

    Center for Children and Families
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th St, AHC I, Rm 110
    Miami, FL 33199
    (305) 348-0477; (305) 348-3646 (fax)
    http://ccf.fiu.edu
    Click here for directions to the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University

    Continuing Education

    The CCF is approved by the American Psychological Association to continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for this program.

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

    The FIU Counselor Education Program is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPy APA providers towards ANCC re-certification. p. This pagecontinuing education programs. The FIU Counselor Education Program may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEPEPunselor Education Program may award NBCC-approved cl. Provider # 4565.

    The Center for Children and Families also seeks approval for all talks by the Florida Office of School Psychology, Florida Board of Psychology, and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, and the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition.

    Spring 2013:

    May 31th, 2013 from 09:30 pm - 05:00 pm

    Workshop: "First Step to Success: Early Intervention for Children with Challenging Behavior" presented by: Annemieke Golly, Ph.D. Research Scientist from the Oregon Research Institute Eugene, Oregon. Click here for more information.

    Learning Objectives. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    Summarize the background and rationale for a research-based early home and school intervention program (preK- 3rd grade), First Step to Success. Identify five universal classroom proactive management principles . Implement specific strategies to be a First Step to Success coach in order to implement the First Step to Success program with teachers and parents.

    Registration: This workshop is free of charge for the Children's Trust & MDCPS affiliates. Non-affiliates cost = $97. 

    May 3rd, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

    Keynote: "Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Teenagers: Comorbidities and Treatment" presented by: Presented by Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D. Visiting Professor from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Click here for more information.

    Learning Objectives. At the end of this keynote, participants will be able to:

    Attendees will learn about the diagnosis and assessment of substance use disorders and mental health problems in adolescents. Attendees will learn about comorbidities between mental health disorders and substance use and causal relationships. Attendees will learn about evidence-based interventions for SUD disorders in teens with mental health problems, as well as current projects in the field.

    Registration: This keynote is free of charge.

    April 26, 2013 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Workshop Title: "Measuring Progress in Clinical Practice: Contextualized Feedback Systems (CFS)" presented by: Leonard Bickman, Ph.D. and Susan Douglas, Ph.D. from the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement at Vanderbilt University. Click here for more information.

    Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

    Summarize basic theoretical, research, & practice perspectives on strengths & limitations of using feedback to inform practice. Observe demonstrations of feedback use in clinical encounters, session documentation, treatment planning, and supervision with youth and family case examples. Describe five strategies for integrating feedback into clinical care to improve client outcomes. Utilize feedback in clinical care with youth and families.

    February 7-8, 2013 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Workshop Title: "An Introduction to Parent Child Interaction Therapy" presented by : John Paul Abner, Ph.D. Daniel Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP, Rhea Chase, Ph.D., Melanie Fernandez, Ph.D., ABPP, and Melanie Nelson, Ph.D. 

    Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

    • Participants will be able to describe the research and theory associated with Parent Child Interaction Therapy, an empirically supported treatment technique which has been effective in treating children with oppositional defiant disorder and children who have been abused and neglected.
    • Participants will identify appropriate client populations for Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
    • Participants will be able to list the basic components of Child Directed Interaction and Parent Directed Interaction therapy.
    • Participants will learn the basic principles of using the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) and how to use DPICS in guiding their coaching of parent interactions with children.
    • Participants will be able to describe current PCIT certification guidelines and where to seek further training in PCIT

    This workshop is free of charge for the Children's Trust affiliates and Miami-Dade County Public School staff. Non-affiliates cost = $195

    To find out more about PCIT in general, please refer to the PCIT website: http:/www.pcit.org

    March 6-8, 2013

    Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Details on the Niagara in Miami Conference can be found on this website: http:/casgroup.fiu.eduCCF/pages.php?id=4137

    Registration website: http://niagarainmiami2013.eventbrite.com

    April 26, 2013

    Workshop: "Measuring Progress in Clinical Practice: Contextualized Feedback Systems (CFS)". Presented by Leonard Bickman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Public Policy Director, Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement Vanderbilt University. Click here for more information.

    May 31, 2013

    Workshop: "First Step to Success: Early Intervention for Children with Challenging Behavior". Presented by Hill Walker, Ph.D. Director, Center on Human Development Co-Director, University of Oregon's Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior University of Oregon. Click here for more information.

    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

  • 2011-2012
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    In collaboration with the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and The Children's Trust, Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families announces its Fall 2011 Speaker Series on Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

    Spring 2012

    • Keynote Overview: "Child Custody Mediation: A Way to help Divorcing Parents be Parents, so their Kids can be Kids" presented by Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, Director of the Center for Children , Families, and the Law, Associate Editor, Family Court Review (January 13, 2012)
    • Workshop: "Child Custody Mediation: An Introduction to the Emotional Dynamics of Divorce, the Process of Mediation, and Developmentally Sensitive Parent Plans" presented by Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, Director of the Center for Children , Families, and the Law, Associate Editor, Family Court Review (January 13, 2012)
    • Workshop: "Time Out from Positive Reinforcement for Children with ADHD" presented by Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York (January 27, 2012)
    • Workshop: "Principles and Techniques of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescent Depression" presented by Laura Mufson, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of the Department of Clinical Psychology at New York State Psychiatric Institute, & Jami F. Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University (February 9th & 10th, 2012)
    • Workshop: " When Children Refuse School: A Prescriptive Treatment Approach" presented by Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center (March 9, 2012)
    • Keynote Overview: "Evidence-Based Interventions for Child Physical Abuse and Family Conflict" presented by David J. Kolko, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, Special Services Unit, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (March 16, 2012)
    • Keynote Overview: "Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Pediatric Obesity" presented by David A. Janicke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida (April 6, 2012)
    • Workshop: "Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse and Delinquency" presented by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine- Howard Liddle, Ed.D., ABPP, Gayle Dakof, Ph.D., Cindy Rowe, Ph.D., Juan Carlos Gonzalez, M.S., Doris Perdomo Johnson, LMFT., Renyale Cotton, LCSW, Alessandra Marotti, Psy.D., and Elaina King, MSW. (April 19 & 20, 2012)
    • Workshop:" Rationale and Principle Interventions in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa" presented by: James Lock, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Child Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Stanford Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program, Stanford University School of Medicine & Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Director, Eating Disorders Clinic, The University of Chicago Medical Center. (May 18, 2012).
    • Workshop: Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children (SET-C): Behavioral Treatment for Children with Social Phobia presented by Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida. (June 1, 2012)

    Fall 2011

    • Keynote Overview: "Evidenced-Based Approach to Assessment and Evaluation for Child Mental Health" presented by Paul J. Frick, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor; Chair, Department of Psychology (September 16th 2011)
    • Keynote Overview: "Evidence-Based Practices for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Youth" presented by Mary Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University (September 22, 2011) 
    • Workshop: "Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar Disorder" presented by Mary Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University. (September 23, 2011).
    • "ACTION: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Depressed Youth and their Parents" presented by Kevin Stark, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology, School Psychology; Clinical Director, Texas Child Study Center, Dell Children's Medical Center The University of Texas at Austin. (October 6, 2011)
    • Keynote Overview: "Evidence-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia and Bulimia" presented by Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Director, Eating Disorders Clinic The University of Chicago Medical Center (October 31, 2011).
    • Keynote Overview: "Evidence-Based Interventions for Adolescents with Substance Use Problems" presented by Ken Winters, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry Director, Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research University of Minnesota (November 18, 2011).
    • Workshop: "What's Motivation Got to do With it? How to use a Brief Intervention for Adolescents with Substance Abuse Problems" presented by Ken Winters, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry Director, Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research University of Minnesota. (November 18, 2011).
    • Keynote Overview: "Suicide Risk Assessment & Formulation in Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Approach" presented by Cheryl King, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Health System Director, Institute for Human Adjustment University of Michigan. (December 2, 2011).
    • Workshop: "Suicide Risk Assessment & Formulation in Children and Adolescents: A Workshop for Clinicians" presented by Cheryl King, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Health System Director, Institute for Human Adjustment University of Michigan. (December 2, 2011).
  • 2010-2011
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children with mental health problems. Each session will consist of a workshop reviewing current evidence and training in strategy implementation. To register for any of the workshops listed below please click here.

    The Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families, and The Children’s Trust present Training in Evidence-based Interventions for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems

    • “School-Based Behavioral and Academic Strategies for Students with ADHD" and "Consultative Problem-Solving with Teachers” presented by George DuPaul, Ph.D., Professor of School Psychology and Chair, Department of Education and Human Services, LeHigh University. (March 9-10, 2011)
    • “Putting children first: Proven strategies for reducing risk and helping children thrive after divorce” presented by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, "Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies to help Children Thrive after Divorce", University of Rochester. (March 11, 2011)
    • “Discrete Trial Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Curriculum Development, Trouble-shooting, and Generalization” by Tristram Smith, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Rochester. (March 15-16, 2011)
    • “Social Learning Theory and Anxiety, Adolescents and Tasks of Development” by Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), and the Director of the Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Columbia University (April 28, 2011)
    • Keynote: Evidence-Based Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents and Workshop: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Childhood OCD: An Integrated Child and Family Approach by John Piacentini, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director, Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles. (May 13, 2011).
    • “ADHD and Mania: What should you know? Why should you care?” and “Evidence-Based Medication Treatment of Depression and Anxiety in Young People” by Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine (May 19-20, 2011).
    • “Behavior Therapy for Tourette Syndrome in Children” and “Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)” by Douglas Woods, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, Education and Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (June 9-10, 2011).
    • “SafeCare ®: History and Programmatic Development of an Evidence-Based Practice to Prevent Child Maltreatment” and “Training Trainers in the SafeCare ® Model: Issues in Implementation” byJohn R. Lutzker, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health at Georgia State University, Director of the Center for Healthy Development, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia State University (June 14, 2011).
  • 2009-2010
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children with mental health problems. Each session will consist of a lecture reviewing current research and evidence, followed by a reception.

    • 09/25/2009 The Importance of Emotion in ADHD – Implications for Assessment and Treatment Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina,Research Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical School
    • 11/13/2009 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Neurodevelopmental Perspectives on Current Research and Treatment Development Jeffrey M. Halperin, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Queens College and The Graduate Center City University of New York 
    • 02/05/2010 Modeling the Design of School-Based Bullying Prevention Programs Using Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiments: The Views of Educators and Students Charles Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Jack Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centred Health Care McMaster University 
    • 04/09/2010 ADHD and Substance Abuse: Developmental Progression and Continuing Controversies Brooke Molina, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of the Youth and Family Research Program Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic University of Pittsburgh 
  • 2008-2009
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children with mental health problems. Each session will consist of a lecture reviewing current research and evidence, followed by a reception.

    • 10/24/2008 Just Say Yes to Drugs? Perspectives on Comparing, Combining, Dosing, and Sequencing Treatments for ADHD William E. Pelham, Jr, Ph.D., ABPP , Director, Center for Children & Families 
    • 12/05/2008 “Core" Deficits and Contingency Management in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Virginia Douglas, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, McGill University 
    • 01/30/2009 Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity Len Epstein, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 
    • 3/20/2009 Symptoms and Signs of Risk for Depression in Preadolescent Girls Kate Keenan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago
    • 04/03/2009 Family Involvement in Treating AD/HD and Other Behavioral Challenges in Youth Art Anastopolous, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director, AD/HD Clinic at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 2007-2008
    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children with mental health problems. Each session will consist of a lecture reviewing current research and evidence, followed by a reception.

    • Language impairment in school-age children with complex clinical profiles Geralyn R. Timler, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo (11/2/2007)
    • A real-world approach to implementation science Bruce Ferguson, Ph.D., Professor, University of Toronto; Melanie Barwick, Ph.D., C. Psych, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (12/14/2007)
    • Is stimulant treatment associated with improved functional outcomes for children with AD/HD? William Barbaresi, M.D., FAAP, Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic (1/25/2008)
    • School-based interventions for children with ADHD George DuPaul, Ph.D., Professor, Lehigh University (2/29/2008)
    • Evidence-based practice with suicidal adolescents Cheryl King, Ph,.D., Associate Professor, University at Michigan Medical School (4/4/2008)
  • 2006-2007

    Evidence-Based Approaches in Child and Adolescent Mental Health


    This series is designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children with mental health problems. Each session will consist of a lecture reviewing current research and evidence, followed by a reception.

    • Understanding the peer relations of socially withdrawn children: Recent findings and implications for intervention Julie Wojslawowicz Bowker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, University at Buffalo (10/27/2006)
    • Developing and evaluating treatments for adolescents with ADHD Steven W. Evans, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, James Madison University (12/1/2007)
    • Promoting social competence and positive peer relations among high-risk children with conduct problems: Integrating universal and indicated interventions Karen L. Bierman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University (1/19/2007)
    • A school-based program to prevent adolescent violence and related risk behaviors David A. Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Human Development and Applied Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (2/19/2007)
    • Developmental Reading Disabilities: What Research has Taught Us About Etiology, Core Learning Deficits, and Effective Intervention Maureen W. Lovett, Ph.D., C. Psych Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto Director, Learning Disabilities Research Program, The Hospital for Sick Children (3/2/2007)
    • Childrens’ coping with interparental conflict Patrick Davies, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Rochestor (4/20/2007)