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Early Experiences and Brain Development: Translating Science to Optimize Mental Health Interventions

Friday, March 17, 2023 · 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
In-Person & Online Event · $25 Tickets

Dr. Dylan Gee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University and has received broad recognition for her work. Her lab’s work has had a notable impact on public policy related to child development and mental health.

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About the Event

Understanding how the brain develops during childhood and adolescence, and how brain maturation is affected by stress, is critical to identifying risk for psychiatric disorders and optimizing treatments. This talk will highlight developmental changes in the neural circuitry that supports fear regulation and how stress affects this development. Findings will be discussed in terms of their implications for identifying sensitive periods of neurodevelopment and translating research in developmental affective neuroscience to inform clinical interventions for anxiety and stress-related disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify changes in brain development associated with stress and psychiatric disorders
  • Compare approaches to evaluating the effects of stress on brain development and mental health
  • Apply knowledge about the developing brain in clinical practice for child and adolescent mental health
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About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series

The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over Zoom. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.

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