Niagara in Miami 2015

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Venue:FIU Kovens Conference Center


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Evidence-Based Approaches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the

FIU Kovens Conference Center
3000 NE 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181

CCF is pleased to announce one of the world's leading interdisciplinary conferences on state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatments for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. Didactic lectures and hands-on experience will be combined to teach interested professionals the basic principles of effective psychosocial, psychoeducational, pharmacological, and combined interventions, including clinic-based treatments, school-wide interventions, and parent training.

Our Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presenters are among the foremost authorities in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


  • 8:45 AM Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Child Psychology, Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 10:15 AM Family-based interventions for young children with conduct problems: Lessons learned and future directions, Robert McMahon, Ph.D.
  • 11:30 AM Treating pediatric OCD, Martin Franklin, Ph.D.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (may select a total of 3 hours of workshops upon registration)

  • 1:45 PM Launching the anxious adolescent into adulthood: A CBT program for families (3 hrs.), Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 1:45 PM Treating OCD, tics, and trichotillomania (3 hrs.), Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Family-Based Treatment of Adolescents with ADHD (3 hrs.), Margaret Sibley, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Promoting School Readiness in Young Children: Intervention Strategies for Home & School Settings (3 hrs.), Katie Hart, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Psychological treatment of childhood bipolar disorder (2 hrs.), Mary Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 4:00 PM Using technology to expand treatment for children and adolescents (1 hr.), Jonathan Comer, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


  • 8:45 AM Evidence-based practice with minority youth, Antonio Polo, Ph.D.
  • 10:15 AM Early Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
  • 11:30 AM Attention and motivation deficit in ADHD: Implications for teen substance use, Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (may select a total of 3 hours of workshops upon registration)

  • 1:45 PM Evidence-based practice with Latino youth (3 hrs.), Antonio Polo, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Family-based treatment for early-onset depression (3 hrs.), Martha C. Tompson, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Unified protocol for treating emotional disorders in children and adolescents (3 hrs.), Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Managing strong-willed children (3 hrs.), Jessica Robb-Mazzant, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Quantifying dimensions of autism (2 hrs.), Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
  • 4:00 PM Intervention for Behavior Problems in Early Childhood (1 hr.), Daniel Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

Friday, February 27, 2015


  • 8:45 AM Optimizing engagement and alliance in child psychotherapy, Brian Chu, Ph.D.
  • 10:15 AM Evidence-based intervention and prevention for youth affected by divorce, Sharlene Wolchik, Ph.D.
  • 11:30 AM Practical, data-driven decision-making: Applying evidence-based assessment from intake to termination, Amanda Jensen Doss, Ph.D.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (may select a total of 3 hours of workshops upon registration)

  • 1:45 PM Treating young children with excessive shyness or selective mutism (3 hrs.), Jami Furr, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Consulting with schools (3 hrs.), Erika Coles, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Applying acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of internalizing youth (3hrs.), Lisa Coyne, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Evidence-based prevention for youth affected by divorce (1.5 hrs.), Sharlene Wolchik, Ph.D.
  • 1:45 PM Treating behavioral avoidance across child anxiety and depressive disorders (1.5 hrs.), Brian Chu, Ph.D.
  • 3:30 PM Promoting healthy-habits in young children who are overweight (1.5 hrs.), Paulo Graziano, Ph.D.
  • 3:30 PM Assessment and management of suicide-related behaviors in adolescents (1.5 hrs.), Jeremy Pettit, Ph.D.

*A total of 18 continuing education credit/contact hours can be earned! Continuing education can be earned by those in the following professions: psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, school psychologists, nurses, dietitian, nutritionists, and nutrition counselors.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Payment must be received upon registration. If you have any additional questions regarding the conference please contact us, or call (305) 348-2882 or (305) 348-4440.