Development and Testing of Evidence-Based Treatments for Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Dr. John Piacentini is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine and Director of the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program at the UCLA Semel Institute. In addition, he is Chief of Child Psychology for the Semel Institute Medical Psychology Program and Chair of the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Dr. Piacentini’s research, teaching and clinical work focus on the development, evaluation, and implementation of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and other effective treatments, including medication, for children with OCD, other anxiety disorders, tic disorders and trichotillomania. More recently, this work has involved the use of brain imaging, genetics, and EEG to better understand the biological bases of these illnesses and their response to treatment. Dr. Piacentini has played a lead role in several major research studies for child anxiety, tics and related disorders and has published over 160 papers, chapters and books, in outlets such as the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Monday, February 20, 2017

9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Child Mind Institute

445 Park Avenue
New York, New York

For more information about the Visiting Professor Lecture Series, please contact Sara Wolcott at The lectures are free, but seating is limited.

CME Accreditation:  This live 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 providership of Northwell Health and Child Mind Institute. Northwell Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Northwell Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy:  Northwell Health adheres to the ACCME’s New Standards for Commercial Support. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners and managers, are required to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests. All identified potential conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Northwell Health for fair balance and scientific objectivity and to ensure appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Planner and Speaker’s Disclosures:  Drs. Koplewicz, Steingard and Young have nothing to disclose. Dr. Piacentini has nothing to disclose.

Recognition of Program Support:  There is no commercial support for this program.