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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. Those who attend the Forum are eligible to obtain CE/CEUs depending on their discipline. 

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Wednesdays 10:00AM TO 11:15AM
Free parking at JBCC or on street

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2019-2020 CALENDAR (click here for PDF version)

Matthew Nock, PhD
Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, 
Harvard University

Jonathan Zaff, PhD
Research Professor in Applied Human Development
Director, CERES Institute for Children and Family 
Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH
Associate Professor 
Department of Psychiatry and in the Yale Child Study Center 
Yale School of Medicine

  • January 8, 2020 - [Topic: Impact of Green Space Exposure on Adolescent Mental Health; Title: TBA]

Laura Kubzansky, PhD
Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Peter James, PhD
Assistant Professor of Population Medicine
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • February 5, 2020 - [Title: TBA]

Charles Nelson, Phd
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Research
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • March 4, 2020 - Cannabis and Adolescent/Young Adult Mental Health in the Legalization Era

Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • April 1, 2020 - [Topic: Development of Psychosis in Adolescence; Title: TBA] 

Matcheri Keshavan, MD
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

  • May 6, 2020 - Engendering Identity

Peter T. Daniolos, M.D., DFAACAP
Training Director
Clinical Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Information

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 1.25 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 Forums: 2018-2019

Child Mental Health Forums: 2017-2018

Child Mental Health Forums: 2016-2017

Child Mental Health Forums: 2015-2016

Child Mental Health Forums: 2014-2015

Child Mental Health Forums: 2013-2014

Child Mental Health Forums: 2012-2013

Child Mental Health Forums: 2011-2012