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 clinicalevents@childmind.org


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.


Mental health and pediatric endocrinologist/adolescent medicine MDs team to evaluate and treat transgender adolescents

Learning Objectives

  • To differentiate gender identity from sexual orientation
  • To understand the greatest risks to an untreated transgender adolescent who receives no support or is even rejected by his/her family
  • To review recent results in 100 transgender Dutch young adults who underwent the full Dutch protocol of pubertal suppression, cross-sex steroids (testosterone or estrogen) age 15-16, surgery at 18, and evaluated psychosocially age 20-22. How do these results compare with Dr. Louis Gooren's 3500 patients, who all started hormonal treatment as adults? What do these comparative results say about the role of physical puberty in the psychological well-being of transgender youth?

Child Mind Institute Events

The Ninth Annual On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

Please join us for our 9th annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychology, psychiatry and developmental neuroscience and those laying the groundwork for future discovery.

With special presentations on research in personalizing, streamlining and scaling evidence-based interventions for youth mental health.


How our concept of "self" shapes our personal, interpersonal, and planetary wellness

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the 4 S’s of attachment security that promote an integrated sense of self
  • Describe the role of awareness in the cultivation of resilience in individuals
  • Offer a definition of the mind and mental health and the importance of relationships in nurturing a healthy mind

Pharmacokinetics and treatment of ADHD
Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pertinent parameters of methylphenidate metabolism and disposition.
  • Understand how methylphenidate and structurally related compounds can interact uniquely with alcohol.
  • Describe the role of the hepatic enzyme carboxylesterase 1 (CES1) in the metabolism of methylphenidate, and how genetic variants can influence the concentrations of methylphenidate in carriers vs non-carriers.

Evidence-Based Practices: A Reckoning
Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance the listener’s understanding of the complex structure of psychopathology.
  • Illustrate for the listener the variable course of pediatric onset psychiatric illness.
  • Address the limitations of current empirically supported therapies in treating complex mental disorders.

Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, September 27, 2019

9:00 am – 12:00 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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Long-term patterns of medication use in the MTA follow-up, and relevance to recommendation #12 of the AACAP Practice Parameter for ADHD
Learning Objectives

  • Define “consistent treatment” as the duration of uninterrupted treatment with stimulant medication in the long-term follow-up of the MTA.
  • Describe treatment selection biases based on association of baseline and outcome variables with initiation and duration of uninterrupted treatment.
  • Characterize the longitudinal trajectories of medication use as annual observations of frequency (% Days Treated per year) and intensity (Absolute and Relative Daily Dose for days treated).