Pre-Congress Courses

  • A number Pre-congress courses is to be organized on Monday, 23 July 2018 before the Congress Opening Ceremony.
  • Admission to these courses is not included in the congress Registration; attendance may be confirmed during the Registration process for the selected course.
  • The courses have various timing, as outlined with each course specification below.
  • The official language of the courses is English, no simultaneous translation is provided.
  • Light refreshments are included in the cost.

The courses are planned as parallel and will take place in different locations.


1. Apps, Wearables & Social Media for Interventions, Training & Advocacy in Child Mental Health

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Niranjan S. Karnik, Rush University Medical Center, USA
Panos Vostanis, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

New social media and web-based communications present important new platforms through which children and adolescents have started to connect and communicate. This shift offers both challenges and opportunities for child mental health professionals. "We will give attendees examples of how providers engage with social media and communications for professional reasons and the ethical boundaries for this type of work. Particular attention will be paid to the use of social media and web communication in both high and low-income countries as well as the risks of social media use" says the author Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and vice chair for Innovation, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, together with Panos Vostanis, MB, MD, FRCPsych, Professor of Child Mental Health, University of Leicester, UK. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their own projects in small groups as part of this course.


2. Babies - Children - Adolescents - Families Facing Migrations: Theory, Clinic and Research Challenges of the Transcultural Approach

Duration: 8 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 75 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 50 EUR

Marie Rose Moro, Paris Descartes University, France
Alice Titia Rizzi, Paris Descartes University, France
Elisabetta Dozio, Action Contre la Faim, France
Jonathan Lachal, Paris Descartes University, France

Cultures and migrations is one of the challenges of the twenty-first century. How shall we adapt our health care work to deal efficiently with these global human changes? This course proposes to share and discuss what we have learned about migrant families and their children during the past years. Four excellent speakers from Paris have prepared a course in which (through videos & lectures, games & drawings) they will explore together with the audience what the Moro’s transcultural team is doing to provide care for migrants’ population of first, second and third generation. Alice Titia Rizzi, PhD is a psychologist at the Paris Descartes University and Hôpital Cochin, France. She is trained in the transcultural approach, psychoanalysis, Milan systemic therapy and Palo Alto brief therapy. Elisabetta Dozio is a psychologist and Mental health and psychosocial consultant, project manager and coordinator of mental health programs for developing countries. Jonathan Lachal, MD, PhD is an associate professor in psychiatry in the Cochin Hospital in Paris, France. Marie Rose Moro, MD, PhD is a professor of Child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Paris, France and the director of the Department of Adolescent medicine and psychopathology in the Cochin Hospital, Paris.


3. Borderline Personality and Related Issues in Adolescents

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Michael Kaess, University of Bern, Switzerland

BPD commonly emerges in adolescence and is often associated with multiple and repetitive risk-taking and self-harm behaviors. BPD has been a controversial diagnosis in adolescents, but this is no longer justified. Recent evidence demonstrates that BPD is as reliable and valid among adolescents as it is in adults and that adolescents with BPD can benefit from early intervention. This workshop describes the core components of the outpatient department for “Adolescent Risk-taking and Self-harm behavior” (AtR!Sk) as an early intervention program for BPD. AtR!Sk is an evidence-based early intervention service for BPD that has been operating in Germany since 2013. The model is a time-limited, integrated, team-based approach that is based on the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A). Professor Michael Kaess is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University Clinic in Heidelberg, Germany and the University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


4. Building Resiliency In Transitional Aged Youth with Learning and Attention Issues

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Ellen Beth Braaten, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Steven C. Schlozman, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA

Transitional aged youth are often defined as students between the ages of sixteen and twenty-two. They have a complex variety of needs due to their development and passage into adulthood. Individuals with learning and attention deficits are particularly vulnerable. Dr. Ellen Braaten has offered a 4-hours pre-congress course to cover this topic together with Dr. Schlozman. Dr. Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at MGH, and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Braaten is widely recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attention disorders. Dr. Steven Schlozman is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • The participants will have a greater understanding of the unique problems in transitional-aged youth who also have learning disability and attentional disorders
  • The participants will be able to identify the etiology of stigma and bias in this potentially vulnerable population
  • The participants will have a better understanding of the role of resilience in development throughout the lifespan and its relationship to mental health outcomes.
  • The participants will have a greater understanding of the unique importance of resiliency in transitional aged youth with learning and attention issues
  • The participants will have a greater understand of the evidenced-based research that has shown to be effective in promoting resiliency and positive outcomes in transitional-aged youth
  • The participants will be able to elucidate the particular importance of popular culture in contributing to the resiliency of this population

5. Family-Based Treatment of Child Conduct Problems

Duration: 6 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 60 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 40 EUR

David J. Hawes, University of Sydney, Australia
Mark R. Dadds, University of Sydney, Australia

Child conduct problems often present in the context of highly distressed and multi-problem families who can be difficult to engage in treatment due to parents’ own issues. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for maximizing the therapeutic impact of parent training for young children with conduct problems in such families, based on the model presented in Integrated Family Intervention for Child Conduct Problems (Dadds & Hawes, 2006). Dr. Mark Dadds is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, Australia, his research focuses on the development and evaluation of state-of-the-art treatments for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems. He is a past President of Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavior Therapy. Dr. David Hawes is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia, and co-Director of the Child Behavior Research Clinic (University of Sydney). He has conducted extensive research into the role of family processes in the development and treatment of childhood externalizing problems, and his research was cited as a key basis for revisions to the diagnostic criteria for conduct disorder in DSM-5.

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Conceptualize the mechanisms through which parenting interventions operate on conduct problems, using an integrated theoretical perspective;
  • Learn practical, father-friendly, consultation strategies for engaging and empowering parents distressed by child conduct problems;
  • Become familiar with the core components and competencies of evidence-based parenting interventions for conduct problems;
  • Apply an integrated theoretical perspective in order to avoid and overcome key barriers to change in parenting interventions for conduct problems.

6. Moodiness in ADHD: Strategies for Assessment and Treatment

Duration: 8 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 75 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 50 EUR

W. Burleson Daviss, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, USA
Joseph Blader, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Oscar Bukstein, Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA
Craig Donnelly, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, USA
Bryan King, University of San Francisco Medical School, USA
John T. Walkup, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Mood and affective dysregulation symptoms often co-occur with patients with ADHD of all ages. Such “moodiness” is at times thought to be a characteristic of the ADHD itself, or to represent symptoms of another co-occurring disorder. Such co-morbid disorders in patients with moody ADHD may include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic, disruptive behavioral, substance use, depressive, bipolar or autism spectrum disorders. Effective and safe treatment of such patients with moodiness and ADHD requires making an accurate diagnosis. W. Burleson Daviss, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), TX and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will learn clinically relevant, practical strategies for assessing common causes of moodiness in young people with ADHD.
  • Participants will also learn strategies for the psychosocial and pharmacological treatment of patients with these various types of “moody” ADHD.

7. New mhGAP IG 2.0 Mobile App and WHO Parents Skills Training

Duration: 8 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 75 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 50 EUR

Chiara Servili, World Health Organization, Geneva
Neerja Chowdhary, World Health Organization, Geneva
Janice L. Cooper, The Carter Center, Liberia and Emory University, Liberia
Usman Hamdani, Human Development Research Foundation, Pakistan and University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Rosa Hoekstra, King's College London, United Kingdom
Olayinka Omigbodun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Laura Pacione, University of Toronto, Canada
Erica Salomone, University of Torino, Italy

We are offering a pre-congress course on the mhGAP IG 2.0 Mobile App and related set of training materials (both are to be released during the upcoming mhGAP Forum, 8-9 October), and the WHO Parent Skills Training program (WHO PST) for caregivers of children with developmental delays/disorders, which is complimentary to the mhGAP tools and currently available upon request for field testing in countries. The mhGAP Program has being used in more than 90 countries. The WHO PST is being used in the context of field testing in 18 countries, including both HIC and LMIC. Chiara Servilli MD, PhD is a Medical Officer, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Geneva, responsible for the WHO child and adolescent mental health program aiming to reduce the burden of mental and neurological disorders. Dr. Servilli has prepared the course with other excellent speakers.

By the end of the course trainees will

  • be able to access and use the mhGAP IG 2.0 Mobile App as job aid to improve collaborative care and evidence-based practice for assessment and management of mental disorders in children and adolescents;
  • be confident in using mhGAP IG 2.0 new set of training materials to train and supervise primary health care providers and community-based professionals;
  • be able to access and use the WHO PST materials to support caregivers and/or community-based providers;
  • know about opportunities to contribute towards the field testing of the mhGAP IG 2.0 Mobile App and WHO PST for families of children with developmental delay/disorders.

8. Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update

Duration: 8 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 75 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 50 EUR

Graham Emslie, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Christopher J. Kratochvil, University of Nebraska Medicine, USA
Karen Dineen Wagner, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
John T. Walkup, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

This course will review recent research developments and updated best practices in the pharmacological treatments for youth with mental disorders. Four excellent presenters and four prominent topics: depression (Emslie), bipolar (Wagner), anxiety (Walkup) and ADHD (Kratochvil). Dr. Emslie is the Chief of Adolescent Psychiatry program at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Emslie’s clinical expertise is in the area of child and adolescent depression. Dr. Kratochvil is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research at the University of Nebraska Medicine (UNMC), Vice President for Research for Nebraska Medicine, Chief Medical Officer for UNeHealth, member of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit Leadership Team, and a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UNMC. Dr. Wagner is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Wagner is an internationally recognized expert in the pharmacological treatment of childhood mood disorders. Dr. Walkup is a Professor of Psychiatry, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, the Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Objectives:

  • To present updated research data in the pharmacological management of youth with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and ADHD.
  • To update participants on recent advances in implementation of research data into clinical practice in youth with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and ADHD.
  • To educate participants on the pharmacological management of difficult cases, either treatment-resistant or with substantial co-morbidities, of youth with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and ADHD.

9. Prevention and Detection of Bullying Related Morbidity

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Jorge C. Srabstein, Children’s National Health System, USA
Anat Brunstein-Klomek, Interdisciplinary Center, Israel
Bennett Leventhal, University of California, USA
Andre Sourander, University of Turku, Finland
Dieter Wolke, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

There is evolving awareness that bullying is a multifaceted form of victimization is prevalent across social settings and along the lifespan, and is significantly associated with a wide range of morbidity and psychosocial risks, affecting both victims and perpetrators. Dr. Jorge Srabstein is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and former Pediatrician, dedicated to clinical and research work to detect, prevent and treat physical and emotional health problems affecting young people who are being bullied and or bully others. Dr. Srabstein works at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett Leventhal is a clinical psychiatrist specializing in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior disorders. He is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSF.

Objectives of the Course:

  • Recognize the nature, global prevalence and pervasive ecology of bullying
  • Identify the wide range of morbidity associated with this form of maltreatment, along the life span
  • Apply methods for the prevention, clinical detection and treatment of bullying related morbidity

10. Taming Sneaky Fears: Evidence-based Treatment for Four- to Seven-year-old Children with Anxiety Disorders

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Suneeta Monga, University of Toronto, Canada
Diane Benoit, University of Toronto, Canada

We are honored to present the evidence-based, nine-session Taming Sneaky Fears CBT program to treat four- to seven-year-old children with various anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder and selective mutism, and their parents. The two workshop leaders are experienced clinicians and researchers and developers of the Taming Sneaky Fears program. They have been actively involved in the treatment of young children with anxiety disorders and their parents for many years. Suneeta Monga is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Medical Director of the Psychiatry Ambulatory Services and Director of Scholarship and Professional Development, Department of Psychiatry at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Diane Benoit is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Project Investigator in the Research Institute at Sick Kids Hospital, and Staff Psychiatrist at Sick Kids in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the empirical evidence supporting the use of the Taming Sneaky Fears program in the treatment of four- to seven-year-old children with various anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, and selective mutism).
  • Describe and demonstrate age-appropriate, cognitive-behavioral strategies to treat four- to seven-year-old children with various anxiety disorders.
  • Describe and demonstrate an approach for working with the parents of four- to seven-year-old children with various anxiety disorders.

11. Qualitative Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Jordan Sibeoni, Paris Descartes University, France
Jonathan Lachal, Paris Descartes University, France

Qualitative methods focus on collecting and analyzing verbal data. They aim to describe, understand and deepen an observed phenomenon; they seek to capture what a person says about her lived-experience, and are therefore a useful tool when it comes to explore patients’ perspectives. As a matter of act, psychiatry appears to be a natural field for qualitative exploration for many reasons and especially its interest for the person’s narrative and relation to the world, for complex human facts, and its need to take into consideration the clinician’s view in a clinical observation - makes it a natural field for qualitative exploration. Jordan SIBEONI, MD is an adolescent psychiatrist in Argenteuil Hospital Centre, Argenteuil and junior assistant professor in the Cochin Hospital, Maison des adolescents, Paris. Jonathan Lachal, MD, PhD is an associate professor in psychiatry in the Cochin Hospital in Paris, France.


12. Understanding Diversity and Uniqueness: Phenomenology of Psychosis in Adolescence and Developmental Years

Duration: 4 hours
Admission: High Income Countries - 45 EUR / Middle Income Countries, Low Income Countries, Students, Young Scientists - 30 EUR

Andrea Raballo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Understanding the subtle, often insidious phenomenology of psychosis in developmental years remains a crucial clinical challenge. Indeed, despite a common core of symptoms observed across the lifespan, childhood and adolescence onset psychotic disorders may have unique phenomenological features, further enriched by the dramatic existential and relational changes typical of developmental years. We are offering a highly interactive course led by dr. Raballo. Andrea Raballo, MD, Spec. Psych., PhD is Onsager Associate Professor of Psychopathology and Development at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is currently co-chair of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section for Clinical Psychopathology, board member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and Early Intervention in Mental Health (IEPA).

Objectives and course outcomes:

  • Learn about state-of-the-art developments and trends in the assessment of vulnerability to psychosis and related at risk mental states;
  • Gain an experience-close understanding of the symptom generating pathways involved in the onset of psychosis;
  • Improve skills and confidence in the clinical diagnostic and decisional settings;
  • Understand its potential for the shared decision-making.



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