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Under Construction: Understanding Brain Development of Young Adults
Tue, March 21, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
If you are a parent or caregiver who is worried that your young adult with mental health conditions isn’t ready to be independent at 18 years old, then your instincts are more than likely correct. The brain in a transitional aged youth, 16 to 24 years old is still developing and the complex condition of mental illness only compounds the difficulties. To learn more about the brain development of this age group and how societal vs reality expectations places additional stresses on the family unit join us.
(Light dinner provided from 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Keynote Speaker Dr. Andrew Gerber, Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, associate clinical professor at the Child Study Center at Yale University, and associate clinical professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the former co-director of the Sackler Parent-Infant Program at Columbia University, former director of the MRI Research Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and former director of research at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Gerber is also a member of NAMI Berkshire County’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Gerber will be followed by a panel presentation. The panel will consist of transitional aged youth and
parents who will share their journey. Q&A will follow.
Transportation and childcare are available upon request. Please email email@example.com to arrange childcare and/or transportation. Jun. 27, 2006. 2 CLEs available for child and family law attorneys.