4TH ANNUAL CRITICAL ISSUES IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
MANAGING CHANGE IN A CHANGING WORLD
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Thursday March 21st 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM Dinner Conference
Managing Behavioral Health Problems Across Disciplines: How Can Pediatricians, Therapists and Child Psychiatrists Work Together:
A Multidisciplinary Round Table Discussion of 2 Complex Clinical Cases Exploring Opportunities and Challenges in Providing Collaborative Care
Thursday evening’s dinner conference will focus on the clinical and pragmatic opportunities of integrating and coordinating care across discipline boundary lines, with a specific focus on engaging the primary care providers including the pediatricians and family practitioners in collaborative care discussion with behavioral health providers, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and behavioral health therapists. Presentations by academic and clinical leaders in the local community will describe the opportunities and challenges in working jointly in the delivery of behavioral health care of youth and families in California, especially the San Diego region. Following discussion of the models currently in development in the community, the program will engage attendees in small and large group multidisciplinary case-focused dialogues exploring treatment approaches relevant to the care of youth with mood and behavior disorders. The event will be an exceptional opportunity for learning about community resources, for meeting and networking with professionals in other disciplines, and for skill building in support of more effective care for children and youth with behavioral health difficulties. Special focus will be given to the topics of collaborative care, when and who to refer, and optimal utilization of local and regional resources. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn, network and improve quality of care by your active involvement in the discussion of mental health care in a small group setting.
Friday March 22nd 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM All Day Conference
Managing Change in a Changing World
A full day conference of keynotes and break out presentations addressing the stresses and difficulties faced by children and youth and their families in today’s changing and challenging world.
In recognition of the extraordinary changes and challenges faced by youth and families in our rapidly changing world, this year’s Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will offer attendees informed and valuable information to enhance their ability to understand and intervene effectively to address problems within the context of their unique life circumstances. Rooted in a multidisciplinary context and focused on the resources and strategies that can address today’s unique issues, this daylong event will offer keynote and breakout sessions by distinguished local and national experts, to include: