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Learning Objectives for Keynote Overviews

At the end of these presentations, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the research on interventions for a specific disorder/problem.
  2. Identify the interventions that are considered evidence-based.
  3. List the common components of evidence-based practices for a particular problem.
  4. Describe future directions for research.

These presentations are ordered by the name of the disorder/problem. Please check out our Workshops as well.


Abuse

Evidence-Based Interventions for Child Physical Abuse and Family Conflict

In this overview, Dr. Kolko provides a description of the components common to evidence-based programs for children who have experienced physical abuse and family conflict. He also describes the research evidence in support of these interventions and provides information about online resources for families and professionals. Financial Disclosures: NIMH 57727; SAMHSA SM54319.
About the Speaker
David Kolko, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. At Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, he directs the Special Services Unit, a program devoted to the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for use in diverse community settings and systems serving children, youth, and families, including pediatric primary care, juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental health. He is also director of Services for Adolescent and Family Enrichment (SAFE), a treatment program that collaborates with probation officers from the Juvenile Court to serve adolescents adjudicated of a sexual offense. He developed Abuse-Focused CBT for child physical abuse which has now been expanded into "Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" (AF-CBT; www.afcbt.org) for use with families involved in conflict, coercion, and/or physical aggression/abuse. His books include Assessing and treating physically abused children and their families: A cognitive-behavioral approach(2002, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA) and the Handbook on Firesetting in Children and Youth (2002, Academic Press). A sample of Dr. Kolko's clinical-research activities and articles may be found online at http://www.pitt.edu/~kolko.

Adherence to Treatment

Evidence Based Interventions for Pediatric Medical Treatment Adherence

In this overview, Dr. Michael Rapoff provides a summary of the assessment tools used to measure adherence to medication regimens. In addition, Dr. Rapoff discusses the consequences to nonadherence and barriers that families and children face in following medication regimens. He also discusses the evidence based for educational, organizational and behavioral adherence strategies. Financial Disclosures: Advisory board for Adheris.
About the Speaker
Michael Rapoff, Ph.D. received his doctoral degree in Developmental and Child Psychology in 1980 from the University of Kansas. Dr. Rapoff is currently Ralph L. Smith (Distinguished) Professor of Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Research/Scholarship, and Director of the Faculty Mentoring Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Missouri. His research, funded by NIH and the Arthritis Foundation, over the past 30 years has focused on adherence to pediatric medical regimens and pain. Dr. Rapoff has 93 publications in journals or books, including the second edition of a single-authored book published in 2010 on medical adherence (Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens, 2nd ed. Norwell, MA: Springer). In 2003, Dr. Rapoff received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, a division of the American College of Rheumatology. Also in 2003, Dr. Rapoff was elected as a Fellow in the Society of Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Rapoff teaches and advises clinical psychology students in pediatric and health psychology and teaches residents and medical students. He also sees patients 1 day per week in his Behavioral Pediatrics Outreach Clinics in Lawrence, Kansas.

Aggression/Behavior Problems

Evidence-based School-based Violence and Prevention Programs

In this overview, Dr. John Lochman provides a description of the components common to evidence-based prevention programs for aggression in children from preschool age to early adolescence. In addition, he provides an overview of the research examining the effectiveness of various types of prevention programs for aggressive behavior in children. Financial Disclosures: none. To read more about interventions for aggression please click here.
About the Speaker
John Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor and Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center. He is the Director of the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1977. He has authored more than 210 scientific articles, chapters and books, and this work has primarily focused on the causes and consequences of highly aggressive behavior in childhood. In addition to his prevention research on the Coping Power program, Dr. Lochman also is a co-principal investigator on a study of the preventive effects of the comprehensive, intensive Fast Track program, designed to prevent adolescent conduct problems, funded by National Institute of Health (NIMH).

Anxiety Disorders

Evidence-based Approaches for Children with Anxiety Problems

In this overview, Dr. Wendy Silverman provides a description of the components common to evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders in children. In addition, she provides an overview of the research examining the effectiveness of the different anxiety disorder treatments and discusses promising directions for future research. Financial Disclosures: none. To read more about interventions for anxiety disorders in children, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Wendy Silverman, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Director of the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program (CAPP) and Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. She is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She is an internationally renowned expert in child anxiety and has written four books and more than 150 scientific papers on this topic. She is past president of the American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, recipient of numerous NIMH grants, and has served as editor and associate editor of leading scientific journals in the field. Dr. Silverman has 30 years of experience in training and supervising students in working with children and adolescents who have problems with extreme fear and anxiety.

The Impact of Disasters on Youth: Risk, Resilience, and Interventions

In this overview, Dr. Annette LaGreca discusses the impact of natural disasters on youth, risk and resilience factors related to post-traumatic stress outcomes, and clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of exposed youth. Financial Disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D., ABPP is a Cooper Fellow and Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Miami. She directs the Clinical Training Program and Co-Directs an NICHD training grant on “Health Behavior Research in Minority Pediatric Populations.” Her research focuses on youths’ peer relations and their role in mental and physical health and on the effects of disasters on children. She has published over 250 articles and written or edited 12 books. Her work has been supported by NIMH and the Bellsouth and United Way Foundations. La Greca is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and International Society of Affective disorders. She has received multiple awards, including a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for her Outstanding Contribution to Clinical-Child Psychology. After Hurricane Andrew (1992), and continuing with Hurricane Charley (2004) and Ike (2208), La Greca conducted multiple prospective studies of children’s risk and resilience. She edited a book on Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism and developed evidence-based intervention manuals, including After the Storm. This manual has been disseminated nationally and internationally, including a Japanese translation.

Basics of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Social Learning Theory

In this overview, Dr. Anne Marie Albano discusses the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders. Financial Disclosures: none. To read more about cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety disorders, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Albano is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Beck Institute Scholar. In 2008, Dr. Albano received the Rosenberry Award for service to children, adolescents, and families from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Albano is the past-president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the past-president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She has published more than 90 articles and chapters and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals and the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Albano served as a Principal Investigator for a 6-site, National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study entitled "Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study" (CAMS) and was also a PI for the Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Both trials examined the relative efficacy of CBT, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. She is also currently the Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Columbus Circle in New York City, a cognitive behavioral therapy specialty clinic for children, adolescents and adults. Financial Disclosures: none.

Evidence-based Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

In this overview, Dr. John Piacentini provides an overview of the symptoms, impairment, genetics, and neurobiology of OCD. He also describes assessment procedures and treatment planning for children with OCD. Lastly, he describes the evidence base for psychosocial and medical treatment of OCD. Financial Disclosures: Royalties for Treatment Manual and Child Workbook from Oxford University Press. To read more about interventions for OCD, please follow this link.
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About the Speaker
John Piacentini, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia and completed post-doctoral training and was a faculty member at Columbia University/NY State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Piacentini has authored over 140 papers, chapters, and books and has received numerous NIH and other grants addressing the etiology, assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety, OCD, tic disorders, and adolescent suicide. He is Chair of the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Sciences consortium, Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, President-elect of the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Trichotillomania Learning Center.

Evidence-Based Medication Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Young People

Dr. Gabrielle Carlson provides an overview of the medications available for anxiety and depressive disorders in children. In addition, Dr. Carlson summarizes the results of the largest clinical trials for these medications. Financial disclosures: Research Support/Honoraria/SAB for BMS, GSK, and FIU. To read more about interventions for anxiety and depression, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Carlson has received several awards in recognition of her work in child psychiatry. In 2007, The APA recognized Dr. Carlson for her outstanding research contributions in advancing the mental health of children and adolescents with her description of the symptoms and outcome of bipolar disorder (previously known as manic-depressive illness) in young people. Dr. Carlson's research interests include mood/bipolar disorder and ADHD.

Assessment of Mental Health Problems

An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Evaluation for Child Mental Health

In this overview, Dr. Frick describes an evidence-based approach to mental health assessment. In addition he identifies the types of measures that can support evidence-based assessment of child mental health. Lastly, he provides examples of ways to apply an evidence-based approach to assessment in the field of youth mental health. Financial disclosures: Royalties from Springer.
About the Speaker
Paul J. Frick, Ph.D is a University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Frick has published over 160 manuscripts in either edited books or peer-reviewed publications and he is the author of 6 additional books and test manuals. A continuing line of research focuses on understanding the different pathways through which youth develop severe antisocial behavior and aggression and the implications of this research for assessment and treatment. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Frick is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the official journal of Division 53 of the American Psychological Association. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-V Workgroup for ADHD and the Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Dr. Frick's expertise also encompasses assessment of youth mental health as evidenced by his recent publication of "Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior."


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Evidence-based Psychosocial and Combined Approaches to Treating ADHD in Children and Adolescents

In this overview, Dr. William Pelham provides an overview of psychosocial and combined treatment approaches for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. He provides a review of the research supporting the combined and psychosocial approaches to treatment and discusses directions for future research. Financial disclosures: Past Consultant, scientific advisor, speaker, grant recipient: McNeil/Alza/Janssen (Concerta), Abbott (Cylert), Shire (Adderall, Adderall XR, guanfacine), Noven (Daytrana), Lilly (Strattera), Cephalon (Sparlon), Current consultant: Noven. To read more about behavior therapy for ADHD please follow this link.
About the Speaker
William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph. D., ABPP, is the Director of the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at Florida International University, an interdisciplinary center with faculty and student involvement from the Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. He has conducted much of this research through his Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD, which has been recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA), CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), and SAMHSA as a model program, and is widely recognized as the state-of-the-art in treatment for ADHD. Dr. Pelham has authored or co-authored more than 290 professional papers dealing with ADHD and its treatment, both psychosocial and pharmacological. Dr. Pelham is a fellow of the APA and the American Psychological Society, and past President of the Society of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology, the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, and the Professional Group for Attention Deficit and Related Disorders.

Evidence-based Parenting Programs for the Treatment of Children with Externalizing Problems

In this overview, Dr. Charles Cunningham provides a description of the components common to evidence-based parenting programs. In addition, he provides an overview of the research examining the efficacy of behavioral parent training. Lastly, Dr. Cunningham discusses promising directions for the future of parenting programs. Financial disclosures: COPE-Community Parent Evaluation Program.To read more about interventions for externalizing problems in children, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Dr. Cunningham is a psychologist at McMaster Children's Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, where he holds the Jack Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centred Health Care. Dr. Cunningham developed and has conducted research examining the utilization, cost effectiveness, and outcome of large group, community-based COPE programs for parents of children with disruptive behavior disorders. He has been involved in the development and evaluation of school-based student-mediated conflict resolution programs involving students in the reduction of playground violence and is a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Foundation Community-University Research Alliance grant to develop more effective bullying and violence prevention programs. He also led the development of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview, a computerized children's mental health screening and outcome measurement tool used by the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

Evidence-based Pharmacological Approaches to Treating ADHD in Children and Adolescents

In this overview, Dr. James Waxmonsky provides an overview of the most commonly used medications for ADHD. Dr. Waxmonsky also discusses the short-term benefits of medication and ways to optimize medication. Lastly, he also describes the risks and benefits of each type of medication. Financial disclosures: Speaker's Bureau for Novartis and Noven. Research contracts from NIH and Shire.To read more about interventions for ADHD, please follow this link.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this overview, Dr. Tristram Smith discusses the importance of using evidence-based practices for children with autism. He also distinguishes among treatments that are or are not considered evidence-based. Lastly, he provides an overview of the research supporting various interventions for autism. Financial disclosures: none. To read more about autism spectrum disorders in children, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Tristram Smith, Ph.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Dr. Smith is currently a behavior specialist in the Community Consultation Program in the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities and a researcher who conducts studies aimed at identifying effective interventions for children with autism. Dr. Smith and colleagues conduct studies on the efficacy of interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Other current studies involve comparing outcomes of interventions such as different models of intervention for establishing communication in nonverbal children with autism, approaches to helping parents become effective teachers for their children, and medications and behavioral interventions for children with ASD who also have challenging behaviors.

Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

Evidence-Based Practices for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Youth

In this overview, Dr. Fristad discusses the rationale for biopsychosocial treatment of bipolar disorder in youth. She also summarizes evidence-based treatments for youth with bipolar disorder and provides information about resources for families of children with bipolar disorder. Financial Disclosures: royalties from CFPSI, Guilford, and APPI. To read more about interventions for bipolar spectrum disorders, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Mary Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified clinical child psychologist specialized in the assessment and treatment childhood mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), with a focus on psychotherapy and nutritional interventions. She is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Nutrition at the Ohio State University, where she has worked for over 25 years. Dr. Fristad has over 150 publications, including books for families, therapists, and accompanying workbooks for parents, children and therapists.

Depression

Evidence-based Treatment of Depression in Adolescents

In this overview, Dr. John Curry provides a description of the components common to evidence-based treatments for depression in adolescents. He also describes the acute and long-term effects of treatment for depression, and lastly, he provides an overview of the results from the largest clinical trials of youth depression. Financial Disclosures: none.To read more about interventions for depression, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
John Curry, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor and the Director of the Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Curry earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Catholic University of America in 1978. His research interests include the investigation of cognitive-behavioral interventions, alone, and in combination with medication for adolescent depression, anxiety, and substance use. He is also an investigator in one of the largest clinical trials of adolescent depression, the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

Learning

Evidence-Based Reading Intervention Research in K-12

In this overview, Dr. Barbara Foorman describes the foundational skills that are crucial to reading success. She also provides an overview of effective strategies for improving reading comprehension. Financial Disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Barbara Foorman, Ph.D., is the Francis Eppes Professor of Education and Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University. During 2005, Dr. Foorman served as the Commissioner of Education Research in the Institute of Education Sciences in the USDOE. Dr. Foorman has over 140 publications on reading and language development and has been principal investigator of federally-funded grants on early reading interventions and K-12 reading assessment. She served on National Academy of Science committees on the "Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children" and the learning and instruction panel of the "Strategic Educational Research Plan." She was a member of the advisory board for the federal office of Educational Research Improvement (OERI).

Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Promoting the Development of Early Language and Literacy Skills for Children At-Risk

In this overview, Dr. Christopher Lonigan discusses the importance of reading and early literacy skills. He also provides an overview of evidence-based instructional strategies for young children and describes the research supporting these strategies. Financial disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Christopher J. Lonigan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and an Associate Director of Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR). Dr. Lonigan is or has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for seven federally funded (IES, NICHD, NSF), large-scale evaluations of interventions or classroom curricula for preschool children at-risk of academic difficulties or disabilities. All of these studies employ randomized evaluation designs, including cluster-level designs. Dr. Lonigan also is or has been the PI or Co-I for five federally funded (IES, NICHD, OERI) longitudinal studies of reading skills and reading disabilities. Dr. Lonigan has developed and co-authored tests for early literacy (e.g., Test of Preschool Early Literacy, published by PRO-Ed), and he is currently developing Pre-K assessments that will be available to teachers in Florida's universal preschool program starting in 2009-2010. He was the principal investigator of the What Works Clearinghouse review of Early Childhood Education, and currently serves on the technical advisory group of the What Works Clearinghouse.

Miscellaneous

Solving the Quiet Crisis in Youth Services: Utilizing Measurement Feedback Systems

In this overview, Dr. Leonard Bickman discusses barriers to providing effective clinical services in usual care settings and describes how Multiple Feedback Systems (MFS) can respond to such barriers. Additionally, Dr. Bickman explains how MFS work and demonstrates their implementation. Financial Disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., is a Research Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, where he directs The Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement. He is coeditor of two handbooks on social research methods and a social research methods series for Sage Publications. He is editor in chief of the journalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. He has published more than 15 books and monographs, and 200 articles and chapters. He is currently principal investigator on a grant from National Institute of Mental Health. He has received several awards recognizing the contributions including: The American Psychological Association's Public Interest Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research in Public Policy, the Education and Training in Psychology Award for Distinguished Contributions, Vanderbilt University's Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research, the American Evaluation Association Outstanding Evaluation Award, and the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award. He is a past president of the American Evaluation Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and a senior Fulbright Fellow. His research interests include child and adolescent mental health services, web-based outcomes measurement systems, and the organizational and psychological factors that influence professionals' practice behavior.

Engaging Urban Families in Child Mental Health Care: What Does the Evidence Suggest?

In this overview, Dr. Mary McKay describes the challenges and barriers that individuals face in initiating treatment for mental health problems. Dr. McKay then describes techniques that agencies and treatment providers can use to encourage their clients to participate in mental health treatment and reduce rates of treatment drop-out. Financial Disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Mary McKay, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research at New York University. Prior to joining Silver, she served as the Head of the Division of Mental Health Services Research at Mount Sinai. She has received substantial federal funding for research focused on meeting the mental health and health prevention needs of inner-city youth and families. Working with colleagues in the field, she developed a substantial body of research findings around engagement practices to improve involvement in family-based HIV prevention programs and mental health services by children, youth, and families in poverty-impacted urban areas. She has significant expertise in services and implementation research methods, as well as 15 years of experience conducting HIV prevention and care oriented studies, all of which has been supported by continuous NIH funding. In addition, she has collaborated with the National Institute of Mental Health, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to create evidence-based engagement interventions and to test models of dissemination and training for mental health professionals in engagement best practices. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications on the topics of mental and behavioral health, HIV/AIDS prevention and behavior modification, and other urban health issues.

Peer Victimization and Mental Health Outcomes: Genetic, Neurophysiological, and Neuroendocrine Considerations

In this overview, Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt discusses the link between bullying and mental health for children who are victimized. In addition, she reviews genetic and biological antecedences and consequences of bullying. Lastly, she provides a review of the efficacy of bullying prevention programs in school settings and highlights characteristics of programs that are most likely to be effective. Financial Disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Tracy Vaillancourt, Ph.D., is a Canada Research Chair in Children's Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa where she is cross-appointed as a full professor in the Faculty of Education (counseling program) and in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Vaillancourt is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour at McMaster University and a core member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (human development), her post-doctoral diploma from the University of Montreal and Laval University (developmental psychology), and post-doctoral re-specialization in applied child psychology (clinical) from McGill University. Dr. Vaillancourt's research examines the links between aggression and children's mental health functioning, with a particular focus on social neuroscience. She is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

Getting Dads Off the Sidelines: Practices for Promoting Father Involvement in Mental Health Interventions

In this overview, Dr. Gregory Fabiano describes the important role of fathers in the promotion and support of positive mental health for children. Dr. Fabiano also discusses the possible reasons why fathers may find it challenging to participate in parenting interventions. Lastly, Dr. Fabiano describes ways in which clinicians may better engage fathers to participate in the mental health treatment of their child.
About the Speaker
Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo. His interests are in the area of evidence-based assessments and treatments for children with ADHD. He is an author on over 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Fabiano has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Hodgson Russ Award for Excellence in Collaboration and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In addition, the University of Buffalo has granted him the Exceptional Scholars Young Investigator Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Fabiano's work has been funded by multiple federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health. Financial Disclosures: none.

Schooling and Mental Health: What Works Best?

In this overview, Dr. Marc Atkins provides a review of the efficacy of social-emotional programs in school settings. He describes the various school-based mental health models and discusses advantages, disadvantages, and examples of each model. Financial Disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Mark Atkins, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of Psychology Training in Psychiatry, and Director of Research at the Institute for Juvenile Research. He is an active researcher in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression, and community mental health services for children and families, having authored over 90 papers and chapters and over 100 conference presentations. He has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations, including an ongoing NIMH developing center grant to study new models for mental health services in schools and communities. He is a consultant to the Chicago Public Schools, including the primary consultant on the development of their ADHD policy manual, to the Illinois Division of Mental Health on a statewide initiative to advance evidence-based mental health practices, and to the Illinois State Board of Education on statewide guidelines for school mental health programs and practices. He has served on the executive board of the Association of Psychological Science's Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, as treasurer and currently as secretary, and is the current President of the APA Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53).

Problems with Eating

Evidence-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia and Bulimia

In this overview, Dr. Daniel Le Grange provides a description of the components common to evidence-based treatments for depression in youth. In addition, he provides an overview of the research examining the effectiveness of the largest clinical trials of depression. Financial disclosures: royalties from Guilford. To read more about interventions for anorexia and bulimia, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at The University of Chicago Medical Center. He received his doctoral education at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, and trained in family-based treatment at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He completed postdoctoral training at the Institute of Psychiatry and Stanford University School of Medicine.

Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions for Pediatric Obesity

In this overview, Dr. David Janicke, provides a description of the research on psychosocial treatments for obesity in children. In addition, he describes the components of evidence-based interventions for pediatric obesity and the research supporting these interventions. Financial disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
David Janicke, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of APA Division 54 and is the PI on multiple NIH and Medicaid funded trials examining the effectiveness of community-based behavioral family interventions for addressing obesity in underserved and at-risk youth. He recently completed Project STORY, a 2-year NIDDK funded study examining parent-only versus family-based behavioral weight management programs for children in rural setting. His is currently the PI on the Extension Family Lifestyle Intervention Project (E-FLIP for Kids), a 5-year NIDDK funded RCT examining the impact of community-based weight management programs on children and their families in underserved rural communities. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP) and is also a co-editor for a special issue of JPP on innovative treatment and prevention programs for pediatric obesity. Dr. Janicke is the current editor of the Society of Pediatric Psychology newsletter, Progress Notes, and has served on multiple NIDDK special emphasis grant review panels.

Substance Use Problems

Evidence-Based Interventions for Adolescents with Substance Use Problems

In this overview, Dr. Ken Winters discusses developmental issues when working with substance-abusing adolescents. Next, he provides information about effective treatment services for drug abusing youth and the core elements of these treatments. Financial disclosures: none. To read more about interventions for substance use problems, please follow this link.
About the Speaker
Ken Winters, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, and a Senior Scientist with the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and has received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations. He was the 2008 recipient of the Research to Evidence-Based Practice Award from a national organization on effective treatment for adolescents (JMATE). Dr. Winters is a frequent speaker and trainer, and he is a consultant to many organizations, including the Hazelden Foundation, The Partnership at Drug Free.Org, National Center for Responsible Gaming, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization).

Suicide

Suicide Risk Assessment & Formulation in Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Approach

In this overview, Dr. Cheryl King provides an overview of the risk and protective factors for suicide. She also describes recommended assessment procedures and measures for suicide assessment. Financial disclosures: none.
About the Speaker
Cheryl King, Ph.D. is Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. An active clinical educator, researcher, and public policy advocate, Dr. King is the recipient of multiple federal and private foundation grant awards for her clinical research pertaining to adolescent and young adult suicide prevention, and has published widely in this area. In addition to developing a social network intervention for acutely suicidal adolescents and a screening intervention for adolescents treated in emergency medical settings, Dr. King is working with her colleagues to develop an online screening and treatment linkage intervention for college students at elevated risk for suicide. She is also implementing a large-scale trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based intervention for adolescents who are at elevated risk due to bullying or bullying victimization. Dr. King is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She is also a Past President of the American Association of Suicidology, the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders

Evidence-based Treatment of Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders

In this overview, Dr. Douglas Woods provides an overview of the phenomenology of tics and factors that exacerbate tics. In addition, Dr. Woods discusses the evidence-base for habit reversal therapy and behavior therapy for tics. Financial disclosures: Research support from NIMH and Tourette's Syndrome Association; Speaking Honoraria from Tourette's Syndrome Association and various academic institutions; Royalties from Guilford, Oxford, Context Press and Springer Press.
About the Speaker
Douglas Woods, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Woods received his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been the PI or Co-PI for several NIH and TSA funded treatment studies for Trichotillomania and Tourette's syndrome. His research interests include tic disorders, impulse-control disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and behavioral therapy. Dr. Woods is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette's Syndrome Association. He has published more than 120 scientific articles, presented more than 127 papers at National and International Meetings, and is the author/editor of 8 books.