-Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
-Bipolar Disorder in Children
-Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
-Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood vs. Major Depression
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders
This is an in-depth discussion of the most commonly seen psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents:
Delivered at annual New York Public Welfare Association Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.Additionally, we will discuss both current and cutting-edge medication and psychotherapy treatment modalities.
Child and Adolescent Violence
This is an in-depth discussion about and solutions for curbing violence perpetrated by children and adolescents. We will discuss types of violence and violence causation, signs of violence and how to respond, risk factors, treatment and prevention, as well as legal implications of violence in children.
Child and Adolescent Suicide
This is an in-depth discussion of suicide in children and adolescents, looking at age, gender, and race. We will examine suicide causation, looking at sociocultural as well as biological factors. We will look at signs of impending suicide and suicide attempts and how to respond. We will then look at strategies for treatment and prevention.Keynote address at the annual Ohio State CASA-GAL conference in Columbus, OH 2010.
Children of Incarcerated Parents
A special presentation was delivered at the annual conference of NYS Incarcerated Education Programs in Saratoga Springs, NY We will take an in-depth look at how the incarceration of a parent impacts the child, the community, and society at large. Additionally, we will look at unique therapeutic heeds. mental health issues, and permanency planning needs of these children. We will then look at intervention strategies.
Medications For The Brain
(Emphasis on Children and Adolescents)
We will discuss commonly used psychiatric medications for children/adolescents and adults, as well as the newest psychiatric medications on the market, to include:
A special presentation was delivered to the Pennsylvania State Department of Juvenile Justice Training and Research at Penn State University.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
We have all heard the phrase "Children are a product of their environment." This is certainly true when we talk about fetal alcohol syndrome. It is a devastating and completely preventable disorder resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure. It is a pattern of physical, developmental and functional deficits, and the leading cause of mental retardation in the western world. We will examine and discuss i depth Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its distinctive component parts. We will examine prognosis (life-time odds) of those who have the disorder. We will examine psychiatric disorders that are closely linked to FAS, and we will discuss treatment and planning for children and families affected by this disorder, as well as prevention. Special Presentation was delivered at the Road to Recovery Annual Conference, sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, Cleveland, OH.