Visiting Professor Lecture Series

The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over GoToWebinar. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.

These experts have all conducted important research and have extensive clinical experience. They share their findings and expertise on a broad range of topics from anxiety and depression to temper outbursts and the effectiveness of parent-based treatment.

Upcoming Events in This Series

2020–21 Lecture Schedule


September 11, 2020
Missing the Fun: Disruptions in Neural Reward Circuitry in Adolescent Depression
Erika E. Forbes, PhD – University of Pittsburgh

October 2, 2020
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Findings
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, LP, ABPdN – University of Minnesota

October 16, 2020
Updates on Tic Disorders: What’s New?
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS – University of Miami

October 23, 2020
Exploring the Brain/Gut Connection
Timothy M. Buie, MD – Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

November 6, 2020
Youth at Risk for Developing Bipolar Disorder
Melissa P. DelBello, MD, MS – University of Cincinnati

December 4, 2020
As Soon as There Is Life, There Is Danger
Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD – New York University

February 19, 2021
Iterating Toward Better Treatments for Pediatric Mood Disorders
Manpreet Kaur Singh, MD – Stanford University

April 9, 2021
Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Youth With Bipolar Disorder
Boris Birmaher, MD – University of Pittsburgh

April 23, 2021
Recent Advances in the Development of Psychological Treatments for Adolescents With Panic Disorder
Donna B. Pincus, PhD – Boston University

May 7, 2021
Evidence Base for the Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD: State of the Art and Future Needs
Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD – University of Southampton

May 28, 2021
Ritalin: What You Don’t Know About Its Metabolism and Inter-Individual Variability
John S. Markowitz, PharmD – University of Florida

View the archive of previous talks.