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Child Mental Health Forum

Child Mental Health Forum: 2014-2015

May 6, 2015 

"A Developmental Perspective on Identifying Risk for Psychosis and Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention"

Larry J. Seidman, PhD
Director, Commonwealth Research Center
Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Vice Chair (Research), Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division
of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

April 1, 2015 
"The Origins of Human Altruism: Evidence from Children and Chimpanzees"

Felix Warneken, PhD
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences
Department of Psychology, Harvard University

March 4, 2015 
"Emotion, Social Influence, and the Adolescent Brain"

Leah Somerville, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Director, Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab

February 4, 2015
"Understanding the Immigrant Paradox in Child Mental Health and Wellbeing"

Amy K. Marks, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies, Psychology Department
Suffolk University

January 7, 2015
"Skill Not Will: Rethinking Children with Challenging Behavior"

J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
Director of Think:Kids
Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Alisha Pollastri, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation at Think:Kids
Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital

December 3, 2014
"Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice: How do we get from here to there?"

Robert P. Franks, PhD
President and CEO
Judge Baker Children's Center

November 5, 2014
"Diagnosis and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder and Severe Irritability in Youth"

Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrums Disorder
Co-Chief, Emotion and Development Branch
National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Programs

October 1, 2014
"DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Bases"

Walter E. Kaufmann, MD
Clinical Director, Translational Neuroscience Center,
Director, Rett Syndrome Program; Co-Director, Fragile X Syndrome and Down Syndrome Programs
Boston Children's Hospital
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School