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Child Mind Institute Events

Climbing the Ladder: Practicing Brave Talking Skills

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1472235300 – 1472196600

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.

The heart of selective mutism (SM) treatment is helping children to do "brave talking" in a variety of situations through graduated exposures. Rachel Busman, PsyD, director of the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute, will explain the whys, whens, and hows of exposure therapy so that parents and professionals can effectively guide children up the ladder. Additionally, she will help parents and teachers create their own portable brave talking kits and integrate graduated exposures into daily routines. This workshop will build on the core skill sets covered in the prior workshop, Building Brave Muscles.

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Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, February 3, 2017

1470387600 – 1470412800

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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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies Four-Day Program

Saturday, February 18, 2017

1478163600 – 1478181600

92Y Nursery School

BraveBuddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to eight 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 18, through Tuesday, February 21, 2016.
Parent training is a crucial part of Brave Buddies and runs from 9:30 to 11:00am daily.

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Visiting Professor Series

Lecture/Workshop

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

1482397200 – 1482402600

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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Learning

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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Classroom Management Techniques for Middle and High School Educators

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1475251200 – 1475256600

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

1472148900 – 1472153400

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.

Children with a selective mutism (SM) diagnosis are at increased risk of experiencing additional cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Michelle Kaplan, LCSW, and Jillian DiPietro, LMSW, 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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School

Managing Teen Angst and Depression

Thursday, March 16, 2017

1472634000 – 1472637600

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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Visiting Professor Series

Lecture/Workshop

The Evolution of Our Understanding and Treatment of Eating Disorders Over the Past 50 Years

Friday, March 17, 2017

1482397200 – 1482402600

Child Mind Institute

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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