Visiting Professor Series

Lecture/Workshop

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

9:00am – 10:30am

Child Mind Institute

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).

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Dr. Evelyn R. Klein is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University and a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and licensed psychologist with post-doctoral training in neuropsychology from Drexel University. As a practicing clinician, Dr. Klein continues to evaluate and treat children, teens, and adults with communication disorders. Active in research, she has been a principal investigator of a grant-funded research program investigating speech and language skills in children with selective mutism in connection with the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI) and Selective Mutism Anxiety Research and Treatment (SMart) Center.

Dr. Cesar Ruiz is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University and is a board-recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Dr. Ruiz joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle in 2002. His clinical appointments include the Philadelphia VA Hospital, the Ear Nose Throat Association of Chester County (ENTACC), and the University clinic. He has presented nationally and internationally.

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Faces of Success Student Art Show

Sunday, February 26, 2017

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Child Mind Institute

Please join the Child Mind Institute for an opening reception featuring Faces of Success, self-portraits by elementary and middle school students of Success Academy Charter School - Feb. 26th, 2017 1pm-2pm.

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School

Classroom Management Techniques for Middle and High School Educators

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

4 pm – 6:30 pm

Child Mind Institute

Join Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW, clinical psychologist in the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, for a presentation and discussion exploring ways to maintain a calm and productive classroom environment and bring out the best in young students. We will discuss techniques useful for handling disruptive, difficult, and unmotivated behavior, including daily report cards (DRCs), positive attention to desired behaviors, and disciplinary techniques for undesired behaviors. You will learn practical, real-world skills you can implement in your classroom for the benefit of all of your students.

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Parent and Educator Workshop on Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

Coexisting Disorders in Children With Selective Mutism

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

12 pm – 1 pm

Virtual

This webinar is part of the Selective Mutism Parent and Educator Series. Visit Parent and Educator Workshops on Selective Mutism to register for upcoming events and view archived workshops.

Children with a selective mutism (SM) diagnosis are at increased risk of experiencing additional cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Michelle Kaplan, LCSW social workers in the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute, will discuss effective methods to evaluate SM and differentiate symptoms that may indicate a coexisting disorder such as another anxiety disorder, ADHD, or a disruptive behavior disorder. They will review the current literature on coexisting disorders in children with selective mutism as well as patterns observed within the Child Mind Institute's Selective Mutism Service. The challenges and complexities of SM's symptom presentation will be discussed, as well as unfortunate myths and misunderstandings of SM that exist in the field. The workshop will specifically discuss how to differentiate between disruptive behaviors that are oppositional and those that are anxious, and how to respond effectively to each.

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Child Mind Institute Events

Getting Ready for Summer: Behavior Management Strategies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Child Mind Institute

With summer on the horizon, many parents are wary of the unstructured free time that lies ahead. We often get questions about the potential downsides to open-ended planning (the classic “endless summer day”), and whether families should create a schedule so September isn’t a total shock. Our response is practical: find a mix of freedom and scheduling that works for your family.

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School

Managing Teen Angst and Depression

Thursday, March 16, 2017

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Child Mind Institute

Join Jill Emanuele, PhD, clinical psychologist in the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, for a discussion around distinguishing between typical behaviors in teens and when there may be a more serious issue. We will talk about the unique characteristics of adolescent depression and how educators can help their students. The discussion will also cover warning signs of adolescent depression, risks associated with it, treatment options, and how parents and schools can work together to address these issues.

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Dr. Andrea Marks, Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Founder of Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine (AYAM), has directed programs in adolescent medicine at North Shore University Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. She is the author of Healthy Teens, Body and Soul: A Parent’s Complete Guide to Adolescent Health, as well as numerous journal articles and other academic publications.

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Parent and Educator Workshop on Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

A Team Approach: Collaboration and Coordination with Schools

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Child Mind Institute

This workshop is part of the Selective Mutism Parent and Educator Series. Visit Parent and Educator Workshops on Selective Mutism to register for upcoming events and view archived workshops.

This workshop provides an overview of how to develop a collaborative relationship with the school for selective mutism treatment. Janine Domingues, PhD, clinical psychologist in the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute, will cover the importance of developing a team approach to working with each child, to insure consistent interventions and good communication. Topics will include how to increase generalization of skills across settings, how to implement strategies and techniques in the school, and how to overcome possible challenges and obstacles.

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Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, April 7, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

Child Mind Institute

Adults caring for children often have questions about how to set clear expectations and manage behavior effectively. Especially when children exhibit challenging behaviors, adults want to know exactly how to address these situations with strategies that promote positive behavior, good social-emotional development, and increased self-esteem. The Child Mind Institute's B.E.S.T. Program (Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training for parents, nannies, and caregivers) provides just this sort of preparation. Informed by the most up-to-date research, clinicians provide adults with a structured training experience aimed at the teaching and immediate application of practical techniques for effective behavior management.

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