SUU's Child Behavioral Health Conference

Published: May 11, 2017 | Author: Abigail Wyatt | Read Time: 2 minutes

Child Behavioral Health ConferenceSouthern Utah University will host the Child Behavioral Health Conference for healthcare providers on May 19, 2017. Licensed professionals can receive seven continuing education credits (UPA and NASW - Utah Approved). Presenters will provide information on current evidence-based practices for depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders and pediatric sleep disorders.

The conference will be held in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Ballroom on the SUU campus. General registration is open until May 15 and costs $125 per person. This event is geared toward anyone who works in health and human services including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Primary care providers, pediatricians, nursing staff, and other allied health professionals whose practice includes youth are also welcome to attend. The cost is reduced to $65 for those who don’t want or need continuing education credits.

The presentations will be:

8:15 a.m. - An Evidence-Based Approach to Treating Risky and Self-Injurious Behaviors
10 a.m. - Disruptive Behavior in Childhood: From Theory to Practice

1 p.m. - Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

2:45 p.m. - Evidence-Based Treatment for Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

4:15 p.m. - Sleep and Psychopathology

The presenters include the keynote speaker Dr. Sheila Crowell from the psychology department at the University of Utah who specializes in adolescent depression, self harm and suicidality in youth; Dr. Cy Nadler from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri who specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders; Dr. Ariel Ravid from Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, Washington who has expertise in treating children with anxiety disorders, avoidance behaviors and childhood and adolescent fears; and Dr. Michelle Grimes from SUU who focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children with disruptive behavior, sibling conflict and sleep disorders.

A separate event open to parents, caregivers and community members will be held on May 20. Practical Parenting will include the same presenters and will address childhood behaviors and common parental concerns. This event is free thanks to support from Intermountain Healthcare.

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