Managing Disruptive Behavior

Summer Program

Monday, July 6, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Churchill School and Center

The Child Mind Institute Summer Program is a four-week summer treatment program for children ages 5 through 10 who have ADHD or who need help with behavioral, learning and social issues. Children participating in the program will benefit from a higher level of support and expertise from their counselors as they work on goals including:

  • Developing and maintaining positive peer relationships
  • Improving emotional awareness and regulation
  • Maintaining academic progress
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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies One-Day Virtual Session

Friday, June 12, 2020

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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The Child Mind Institute’s Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) provides families and caretakers with evidence-based, practical strategies for effective behavior management. Families will be able to learn behavioral management skills and how to apply them consistently and effectively. Skills include using positive behavioral supports, developing individualized behavior plans and delivering appropriate consequences for misbehavior.

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Learning Objectives:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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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Learning Objectives
1. Understand relationship between ADHD and SUD.
2. Learn strategies to treat individuals with ADHD and SUD.
3. Learn about the misuse of stimulants.

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Join Lauren Latella, PhD, Lindsay Gerber, PsyD, and Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD for a Facebook Live with HarrisKramer & Liston on teenagers and screen time. Topics covered will include the digital landscape and its impact on the brain, tips and strategies on how to navigate screen use, and healthy screen use habits for the whole family.

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

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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.

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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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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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