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Child Mental Health Forum - Jane Holmes Bernstein, PhD; Jennifer Turek Queally, PhD; Enrico Mezzacappa, MD

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

"Self-regulation in Children: From Research to Practice to Prevention"

From Boston Children’s Hospital:

Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.

Jane Bernstein

Senior Associate in Psychology/Neuropsychology

Jennifer Turek Queally, Ph.D.

Jennifer Turek Queally

Neuropsychology Staff

Enrico Mezzacappa, M.D.

Enrico Mezzacappa

Senior Associate in Psychiatry

The ability to regulate oneself is increasingly recognized as a critical developmental process that is central to adaptive functioning and resilience. Self regulation is the ability to regulate one’s self over time and across changing environments. The evidence indicates that the skills involved can be nurtured and promoted from the very earliest years. This presentation discusses the nature of self regulation, how it plays out from infancy onwards, what can go wrong as children develop, and what can be done to establish a good foundation for the development of self regulation.

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the nature of self regulation and its manifestation in everyday situations
  2. Discuss strategies for promoting self regulation skills at different ages


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