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The Assessment and Treatment of Preschool Children: Understanding the Essentials

Only ten percent of child and adolescent psychiatry training programs in the United States have clinics specifically dedicated to the evaluation of preschoolers, leaving many child and adolescent psychiatrists uncomfortable and unknowledgeable when assessing and treating young children. This Institute brings together national experts in the field of infant and preschool mental health who provide clinicians the tools necessary to navigate through the difficulties of early identification of common psychiatric disorders and recognizable symptoms in very young children; including trauma, anxiety, depression, feeding disorders, disruptive behavioral disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Options for treatment are explored. Participants develop an understanding of both the evidence for and limitations of pharmacotherapy in treatment of preschoolers, and explore other evidence-based modalities, e.g., evidence-based psychosocial, psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
7:30 AM  
Welcome and Overview of Program
8:00 AM  
Preschool Assessment and Treatment in the Clinic
Joyce N. Harrison, MD The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Karen A. Frankel, PhD University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO
8:45 AM  
Assessment and Treatment of Mood/Anxiety Disorders in Children
Joan L. Luby, MD Early Emotional Development Program, Division of Child Psychiatry, St. Louis, MO
9:30 AM  
9:45 AM  
Recognizing and Treating Autism in Preschool Children
Audrey Blakeley-Smith, PhD JFK Partners, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
10:30 AM  
Differential Diagnosis of Disruptive Behaviors in Early Childhood and Pharmacologic Approaches
Jean M. Thomas, MD The George Washington University School of Medicine, Kensington, MD
11:30 AM  
Lunch and Learn - An Opportunity for Case Reviews With Experts (brown bag lunch OR individuals buy and then return)
12:45 PM  
Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Disorders in Children
Irene Chatoor, MD Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
1:30 PM  
The Importance of Psychotherapy Modalities in Treating Preschoolers (Child-Onset Schizophrenia, Child–Parent Psychotherapy, Parent–Child Interactive Therapy)
Anilla Del Fabbro, MD University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2:30 PM  
2:45 PM  
Discussion and Impact of Trauma in Children
Neil W. Boris, MD Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL
3:30 PM  
Question and Answer Panel

Sponsored by the AACAP Infant and Preschool Committee

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