The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A) present the compelling idea that there may be a more efficient method of presenting effective strategies, such as those commonly included in CBT and third-wave behavior therapies, in order to simultaneously address an array of emotional disorder concerns in children and adolescents.

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Recent advances with noninvasive brain stimulation in child and adolescent psychiatry

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will demonstrate the ability to discuss the applications and dosing of transcranial magnetic stimulation (single-pulse, paired-pulse, high frequency, low frequency, theta burst stimulation).
  • Participants will review recent findings from studies examining transcranial magnetic stimulation as a neurophysiological probe and therapeutic tool in adolescents with depression and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Participants will demonstrate the ability to discuss the ethical, pragmatic, and study design challenges related to work with brain stimulation and children and adolescents.
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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies 4-day program

Saturday, February 15, 2020

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

BraveBuddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages 3 to 12 with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

Program runs: Saturday, February 15 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Parent training is a crucial part of Brave Buddies and runs from 9:30 to 11:00am daily.

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Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, February 28, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 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.

To get more information click here.

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Child Mind Institute Events

Imaging: Anxiety and Mood Disorders – Erika Forbes, PhD

Friday, March 6, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Child Mind Institute

Neural reward circuitry in depression: Development, social context, and potential treatment value

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why reward function is relevant to depression.
  • Identify the pattern of disruption in the brain's reward circuitry in depression.
  • Identify early risk factors that appear to influence adolescent depression via disruption in the brain's reward circuitry.
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Novel approaches to the assessment and management of suicidal risk in adolescents

Learning Objectives

  • The attendee will be able to describe the rationale for screening for suicide risk in adolescents seen in the pediatric emergency department and the advantages of using an adaptive rather than standard screening tool.
  • The attendee will be able to describe the rationale, methods, and major findings of studies that apply machine learning to electronic health records in order to delineate suicidal risk.
  • The attendee will be able to describe the results of a pilot study of suicidal and healthy young adults using fMRI-generated neural signatures to differentiate the two groups.
  • The attendee will be able to describe the rationale, approach, and major findings of the As Safe As Possible (ASAP) intervention for psychiatrically hospitalized, suicidal adolescents.
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Application of Mobile Technologies to Provide Insight into Child Health and Mental Health

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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies One-Day Session

Friday, April 17, 2020

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Child Mind Institute

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages 3 to 12 with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

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Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, April 17, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 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.

To get more information click here.

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Meta-analyses: ADHD and Tics

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the clinical course of Tourette syndrome throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify evidence-based pharmacological and behavioral treatments for tic disorders.
  • Recognize how the presence of tics influences the treatment of common comorbid conditions such as ADHD and OCD.
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