Pediatric Anxiety Disorders, from Risk to Remission

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe the developmental epidemiology of anxiety disorders.
  • Participants will identify risk factors for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Attendees will describe the role of psychotherapy in treating pediatric anxiety disorders, as well as the importance of exposure-related interventions.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the evidence for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) as well as the tolerability of these medications in pediatric anxiety disorders.

The Child Mind Institute's Student Art Project presents Taking Shape: Explorations in Collage, with works by students of The Gateway School.


Executive Function

Everything Parents Need to Know About Executive Functioning

Thursday, January 9, 2020

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Gillen Brewer School (Admin Building)

Join us for a parent workshop with Matthew Pagirsky, PsyD, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Child Mind Institute, designed to help parents better understand their child's executive functioning.

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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies One-Day Session

Friday, December 13, 2019

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.”


Understanding social cognition in the context of learning and behavior

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least three (3) key milestones that underlie the development of social cognitive skills from birth to age 5.
  • Explain the difference between a skills-based approach and a social cognitive–based approach.
  • Explain the difference between a conceptual framework and a treatment framework.
  • Explain why a person with social learning challenges may have reading comprehension and behavior modulation problems in the classroom.

Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, December 6, 2019

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.

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Child Mind Institute Events

2019 Child Advocacy Award Dinner

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cipriani 42nd Street

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 as we celebrate the Child Mind Institute’s tenth anniversary at our Child Advocacy Award Dinner honoring co-founder Brooke Garber Neidich. The evening program will be hosted by Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos.

6:00 pm: Cocktails
7:00 pm: Dinner and Program (Business Attire)

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Starrette at or call 646-625-4343.


Effects of prenatal maternal depression and antidepressant exposures on offspring neurodevelopment

Learning Objectives

  • To review the prevalence of prenatal maternal depression and gestational antidepressant exposure
  • To review current evidence regarding the influence of prenatal maternal depression and antidepressant exposure on early brain development
  • To understand novel approaches to disentangling prenatal effects of maternal depression from those of antidepressant exposure.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sleep, Feeding & Toileting: Developmental Norms and Challenges

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Gillen Brewer School (Admin Building)

Evening workshop for NYC parents of children with special needs

Join us for a parent workshop with Stephanie Lee, PsyD, Senior Director of the ADHD & Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, to discuss the three most common behavioral issues in young children: sleep, feeding, and toileting. These challenges are particularly true of children with special needs.

In this workshop, we will review the developmental norms and provide techniques and strategies for how parents can manage struggles with toileting, bedwetting, picky eating, and disruptive behaviors during mealtime and bedtime routines.

Light refreshments, including wine and cheese, will be provided.

For questions about the workshop, please email


Child Mind Institute Events

Parent Symposium

Friday, October 25, 2019

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute's Parent Symposium is a workshop for parents of children in grades K-12 who are struggling with a language-based learning disorder — including challenges with listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling and mathematics.

The symposium brings together experts from the fields of advocacy, school placement, school admissions, and special education law to provide information and practical tools for navigating school supports.

Agenda includes panels about evaluations, interventions, legal challenges, and admissions processes for local public, private, and learning support schools.