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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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.

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

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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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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.
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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.”

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