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6th Annual Conference on ADHD and Executive Function September 8, 2017, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm The University Club

6th Annual Conference on ADHD and Executive Function  (MD13)

 

COURSE DIRECTORS

Aaron Jennings, LCSW
Program Manager
ADHD Across the Lifespan Program and Center for Children and Families
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Brooke Molina, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Director, Youth and Family Research Program
Director of Clinical Research, ADHD Across the Lifespan Clinic

John Carter Brooks, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, ADHD Across the Lifespan Clinic
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Introduction. The ADHD Across the Lifespan Clinic of WPIC is proud to present the sixth annual ADHD and Executive Function conference. The keynote presentation this year will be given by Dr. Stephen Hinshaw. Dr. Hinshaw is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Department Chair from 2004-2011, and Vice Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hinshaw’s presentation will be on the topics of diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. In part 1, Dr. Hinshaw will cover ADHD controversies and facts, its interactive causes and underlying mechanisms, its development over time, and girls and women with ADHD. In part 2, Dr. Hinshaw will continue the discussion of rising rates of diagnosis, treatment basics, and stigma (in general and related to ADHD in particular). 

The afternoon will consist of presentations on topics for professionals who work with individuals with ADHD. This will consist of advanced practice discussion of diagnosis of ADHD in different populations and best practice treatment modalities that are evidence informed. Each session will be available for anyone to attend but will concentrate on issues related to the specific group. Participants should leave the conference with a greater understanding of the multitude of issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan.

Who Should Attend. The conference is designed to present the latest research and clinical knowledge regarding ADHD to a professional audience:  psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians, including nurses, social workers, educators/teachers, and psychologists; service coordinators, researchers, mental health policy administrators and others who intend to keep current regarding etiology, treatment, and research related to ADHD across the lifespan. 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ADHD Controversies and Facts, Its Interactive Causes and Underlying Mechanisms, Its Development over Time, and Girls and Women with ADHD

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Vice Chair of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Hinshaw is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Department Chair from 2004-2011, and Vice Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his B.A. from Harvard (summa cum laude) and his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions, and mental illness stigma, with specialization in ADHD. He has directed summer research programs and conducted longitudinal studies for boys and (more recently) for girls with ADHD and externalizing disorders, having received over $18 million in NIH funding. He was Principal Investigator of the Berkeley site for the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA). Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 300 publications plus 14 books, including The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change (Oxford, 2007), The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (Random House, 2009), and (with R. Scheffler) The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medications, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford, 2014). Prof. Hinshaw’s most recent book, written with Katherine Ellison, is ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2015). He is editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in psychology, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He received California’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution in Psychology Award and Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award. His 24-lecture series for the Teaching Company, “Origins of the Human Mind,” was released in 2010. He also received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology in 2015. More recently, Professor Hinshaw received the 2016 Association for Psychological Science’s James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. The Cattell Award is the highest honor conferred by APS. It honors distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied Psychological research.

FACULTY

Lindsey Herman, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor
Center for Children and Families and ADHD Across the Lifespan Program
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Sarah Johnson, LCSW
Clinician
Center for Children and Families and ADHD Across the Lifespan Program
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Heather Joseph, DO
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Traci Kennedy, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Pittsburgh
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Youth and Family Research Program

Heidi Kipp, MEd, LPC
Clinical Coordinator
ADD Program
Youth and Family Research Program
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

John Mitchell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Duke ADHD Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center

Abigail Schlesinger, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Greg Slomka, PhD
Developmental Neuropsychologist
Center for Children and Families
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Learning Objectives. At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the controversies and facts associated with diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan
  • Discuss diagnostic challenges associated with girls and women with ADHD • Identify treatment basics for addressing the needs of individuals with ADHD
  • Articulate the impact of stigma in mental health in general and as it applies to ADHD specifically

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Nancy Mundy at mundynl@upmc.edu or via telephone at 412-204-9090.

Recovery and Wellness:  The Journey Starts Here
A Joint Effort Sponsored by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization