Presenter: Mark Mintz, MD — Dr. Mintz discussed the clinical and biological links between Tourette Syndrome and Autism Spectrum disorder. He spoke about then need for therapeutic options targeted at the mechanisms of disease rather than only the symptoms.
Presenter: Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D. — Dr. Franklin spoke about how to identify the barriers to teens/young adults learning to be partners in their own treatment. He discussed how to engage the family without undermining an adult child’s autonomy. Dr. Franklin also discussed issues that can derail treatment.
Presenter: Lawrence W. Brown, MD — Dr. Brown discussed transitioning from the pediatric to the adult system of care. He emphasized the child neurologist’s role in the process and spoke about transitioning as a distinct, long term effort. Dr. Brown recognized transition planning has not been a major focus for many
Presenter: Michelle Miller, Psy.D. — Dr. Miller described different types of sensory issues and how they can present themselves. She discussed how sensory problems affect children and adults and how occupational therapy can help many issues. Dr. Miller also discussed organizational changes that can be made in school to help and
Presenter: Joelle Beecher-McGovern, Ph.D. — Dr. McGovern described Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy and then gave us practical applications in real life scenarios. She spoke of the challenges of implementing these therapies and ways to overcome these barriers. She uses technology for monitoring progress and rewards to enhance motivation.
Presenter: Courtney Weiner, Ph.D. — Dr. Weiner discussed good bedtime routines and hygiene as a way to help with sleep issues in children. She spoke of common problems in sleep and how to better your child’s issues. Dr. Weiner also let us know when professional intervention may be needed to alleviate
Getting Kids Motivated for School! Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school
Presenter: Graham Hartke, Psy.D. View the webinar’s corresponding slide presentation here Dr. Hartke spoke of strategies to increase students self motivation to succeed in school. He spoke of ways to better organize oneself and reduce procrastination on projects.
Presenter: Christine Adkins-Hutchison, Psy.D. — Dr. Adkins-Hutchison spoke about the economic and social road block for African Americans in seeking mental health services. She spoke of the need for more therapists to be of culturally competent and the need for ethnic populations to find providers who mirror themselves physically.
Presenter: Dr. Andrew J. Lee — Dr. Lee spoke about Asian cultural values and how they impact today’s Asian Americans. He spoke of the model minority myth and how these perceptions feed into the stigma of seeking mental health services amongst Asians. Dr. Lee gave helpful suggestions of pitfalls to