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"Niagara in Miami" Conference 2013

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Seventh Biennial “Niagara in Miami” Conference

Evidence-Based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

March 6-8, 2013 at the FIU Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181

[Hotel information: For preferred rates at the Solé on the Ocean Hotel in North Miami Beach, copy this link http://booking.ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?groupID=889743&hotelID=72778 and at the Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach-Aventura (www.hamptoninnaventura.com) - direct link forthcoming. Also, complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference.]

We are pleased to announce another in the world’s leading interdisciplinary conferences on state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatments for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. Didactic lectures and hands-on experience will be combined to teach interested professionals the basic principles of effective psychosocial, psychoeducational, pharmacological, and combined interventions, including clinic-based treatments, school-wide interventions, and parent training.

 

Our Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presenters are among the foremost authorities in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presenters include the following, among others:

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., Columbia University

Barbara Foorman, Ph.D., Florida State University

Marc S. Atkins, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D., University of Miami

Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

John A. Lochman, Ph.D., University of Alabama

Charles Cunningham, Ph.D., McMaster University

Mary M. McKay, Ph.D., New York University

Lesley Cunningham, MSW, RSW, Hamilton-Wentworth District

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., Florida International University

Thomas J. Dishion, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Tracy Vaillancourt, Ph.D., University of Ottawa

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D., University of Miami

Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY

James G. Waxmonsky, M.D., Florida International University

Keynote and Workshop Topics include the following, among others:

Advanced COPE Training

Advanced Coping Power Training

Bullying in Schools

Daily Report Card (DRC)

Engaging Urban Families in Child Mental Health Care

Enhancing Teacher Practices in Urban Schools

Evidence-Based Practices for Youth Conduct Problems

EBPs in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Evidence-Informed Engagement Interventions for Children/Families

Father Involvement in Mental Health Interventions

Multimodal Treatment for Autism Spectrum

Multimodal Treatment for Externalizing Disorders

Multimodal Treatment for Internalizing Disorders

Parent Training for Fathers of ADHD Children

Peer Mediation in Schools

Progress Measurement in Clinical Practice

Reading Interventions for Children

Response to Intervention in Schools

Schooling and Mental Health

Unified Protocols: Treatment of Emotional Disorders

 

*A total of 18 continuing education credit/contact hours can be earned! Continuing education can be earned by those in the following professions: psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, school psychologists, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists, and nutrition counselors. We are currently applying for approval from the National Association of Social Work.

Below is a list of our current approvals:

•APA: The CCF has been approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.The CCF maintains responsibility for the program.

•NBCC: The FIU Counselor Education Program is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the Center for Children and Families’ presentations. The FIU Counselor Education program may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #4565, effective 9/1/11.

•NASP: The Center for Children and Families is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. The Center for Children and Families maintains responsibility for the program.

•The conference has also been approved by Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology.Provider #BAP 50-12872.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Wednesday, March 6th

 

7:45 a.m.       Breakfast, Registration, & Sign-in

8:30 a.m.       Introduction

8:45 a.m.       Evidence-Based Practices in Child & Adolescent Mental Health - William E. Pelham Jr., Ph.D., ABPP

10:00 a.m.     Coffee Break

10:15 a.m.     Bullying in Schools - Tracy Vaillancourt, Ph.D.

11:30 a.m.     Schooling and Mental Health: What Works Best?

Marc Atkins, Ph.D.

12:45 p.m.     Lunch

1:45 p.m.       Afternoon Workshops: Workshops run until 5 p.m.

Please view the choices for the workshops below. After you register for the conference, we will contact you and ask you to indicate your preferred workshop for each day of the conference.

 

Workshop Options

 

Workshop A: Multimodal Treatment for Internalizing Disorders

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D. & James Waxmonsky, M.D.

 

Workshop B: Daily Report Cards (DRC) in Schools

Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D.

 

Workshop C: Enhancing Teacher Practices in Urban Schools: A Diffusion of Innovation Model

Marc Atkins, Ph.D.

 

Workshop D: The Unified Protocol for the Group Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Children: Emotion Detectives

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

 

Workshop E: Advanced Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Jessica Robb, Ph.D.

  

Thursday, March 7th

 

7:45 a.m.       Breakfast, Registration, & Sign-in

8:30 a.m.       Introduction

8:45 a.m.       Evidence-Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorder - Thomas Dishion, Ph.D.

10:00 a.m.     Coffee Break

10:15 a.m.    The Impact of Disasters on Youth: Risk, Resilience, and Interventions - Annette La Greca, Ph.D.

11:30 a.m.     Engaging Urban Families in Child Mental Health Care:  What Does the Evidence Suggest? - Mary McKay, Ph.D.

12:45 p.m.     Lunch

1:45 p.m.       Afternoon Workshops: Workshops run until 5 p.m.

Please view the choices for the workshops below. After you register for the conference, we will contact you and ask you to indicate your preferred workshop for each day of the conference.

Workshop Options

 

Workshop A: Multimodal Treatment for Externalizing Disorders

William E. Pelham Jr., Ph.D., ABPP & James Waxmonsky, M.D.

 

Workshop B: Response to Intervention Applied to Behavior Challenges in Schools

Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D.

 

Workshop C: Evidence-Informed Engagement Interventions for Children and their Families

Mary McKay, Ph.D.

 

Workshop D: The Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescence: An Individual Treatment Approach

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

 

Workshop E: Advanced Coping Power Training

John Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP

 

Friday, March 8th

 

7:45 a.m.      Breakfast, Registration, & Sign-in

8:30 a.m.      Introduction

8:45 a.m.      Progress Measurement in Practice -                     Len  Bickman, Ph.D.

10:00 a.m.    Coffee Break

10:15 a.m.    Getting Dads Off the Sidelines: Practices for Promoting Father Involvement in Mental Health Interventions - Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D.

11:30 a.m.    Evidence-Based Reading Interventions for                     Children - Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.

12:45 p.m.    Lunch

1:45 p.m.      Afternoon Workshops: Workshops run  until                       5 p.m.

 

Please view the choices for the workshops below. After you register for the conference, we will contact you and ask you to indicate your preferred workshop for each day of the conference.

 

Workshop Options

 

Workshop A: Multimodal Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Susan Folstein, M.D. & Anibal Gutierrez, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 

Workshop B: Peer Mediation in Schools

Lesley Cunningham, MSW, RSW

 

Workshop C: Coaching Our Acting-out Children and Heightening Essential Skills (COACHES)

Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D.

 

Workshop D: Preventing and Managing Problematic Behavior and Emotions in After School and Summer Program Settings

David Reitman, Ph.D. & Erika Coles, Ph.D.

 

Workshop E: Advanced COPE Parent Training

Chuck Cunningham, Ph.D.

 

 

 Cancellation Policy/Questions 

The conference reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient registration. Cancellations received in writing on or before February 1, 2013, will be refunded, less a 25 percent administrative fee. Cancellations received after February 1, 2013, will not be refunded. Please direct cancellation/refund requests and all questions about the conference to Tamara Gonzalez at erbant@fiu.edu.