Improving care. Changing lives.

Child Mental Health Forum

Child Mental Health Forum

Dr. Claudio Toppelberg

Claudio O. Toppelberg, MD
Director of Continuing Education and Research Scientist, Judge Baker Children’s Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

The Child Mental Health Forum is one of the longest continuously running lecture series in the country.  Forum presenters are renowned clinical, research, and academic leaders in child and adolescent mental health. The Forum aims to provide intellectually stimulating information on scientific advances and evidence supporting clinical practice and research.

If you cannot join us in person, CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAMING

**NEW TIME** Wednesdays 10:00AM TO 11:15AM
Limited Free Parking Available at JBCC

2016-2017 CALENDAR ~ Save-the-dates

  • October 5, 2016 - Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: Cause or Effect?

Robert Stickgold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Center and Harvard Medical School

  • November 2, 2016 - Poor Self-Regulation in Children: From Genes to Brains to Treatment

Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Psychological Science
Director of Behavioral Genetics
University of Vermont College of Medicine

  • December 7, 2016 - Culture, Context and Communication: Foundations to Learning and Development

Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Psychology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York University

  • January 4, 2017 - The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Treatment of Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Blaise Aguirre, M.D.
Medical Director, 3East DBT-Continuum, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

  • February 1, 2017 - Addressing Health Disparities in Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Alice Carter, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Clinical Psychology Graduate Program
College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • March 1, 2017 - Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

Roberto G. Gonzales, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • April 5, 2017 - Wraparound Care Coordination for Youth with Complex Needs: Myths, Realities, and the Research Base

Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • May 3, 2017 - Change is Great - You Go First: Using Implementation Science to Support Practice, Organization, and Systems Change

Karen Blase, Ph.D.
Founder, National Implementation Research Network
Senior Scientist Emerita
Frank  Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, please email or call 617-278-4104.

Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Psychologists: The Children's Hospital Boston Psychology Division is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Children's Hospital Boston Psychology Division maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Social Workers: The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.


Child Mental Health Forum: 2015-2016 Calendar

  • September 30, 2015

“Co-creating the Infrastructure to Optimize the Use of Research Evidence in Children's Mental Health”

Allison Metz, Ph.D.

Co-Director, National Implementation Research Network
Senior Scientist, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC Chapel Hill

  • November 4, 2015

“Mental health, Violence, and Resilience among young Somali refugees: When community engagement is not a method but an answer"

Heidi Ellis, Ph.D.

Director of the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

  • December 2, 2015

“Culturally Informed Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care”

Andres J. Pumariega, M.D. 

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, 
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper Health System, Camden, NJ

  • January 6, 2016 

“Adolescent Substance Use: New Strategies for Screening and Early Prevention”

John Rogers Knight, Jr., M.D. 

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Boston Children’s Hospital Chair in Developmental Medicine

  • February 3, 2016

“Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People”

Mahzarin R. Banaji, Ph.D.

Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology

Harvard University

  • March 2, 2016

"Organizational Readiness: A Critical Step in Implementing Programs, Policies, or Practices"

Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of South Carolina-Columbia

  • April 6, 2016

“Partnership to Promote Workforce Readiness for Evidence-Based Practice: Providers Influencing Graduate Curricula”

Elisabeth Cannata, Ph.D.

Vice President, Community- Based Family Services and Practice Innovation
Wheeler Clinic, Plainville CT

  • May 4, 2016

“Self-regulation in Children: From Research to Practice to Prevention”

Jane Holmes Bernstein Ph.D.

Senior Associate in Psychology/Neuropsychology
Boston Children's Hospital

Jennifer Turek Queally, Ph.D.

Neuropsychology Staff
Boston Children’s Hospital

Enrico Mezzacappa, M.D.

Senior Associate in Psychiatry
Boston Children's Hospital


Child Mental Health Forums: 2014-2015

Child Mental Health Forums: 2013-2014

Child Mental Health Forums: 2012-2013

Child Mental Health Forums: 2011-2012