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Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD November 18, 2011, 12:00 pm WPIC Auditorium


Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Attention Deficits and Impulse Control Problems:
Mechanisms, Sex Differences, Multimodal Interventions

Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Hinshaw's research interests focus on clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology.  Major themes of his research include:  the diagnostic validity of childhood disorders; the role of family and peer relationships in normal and atypical development; the early prediction of behavioral and learning problems; and the neuropsychology and neurobiology of impulsive and externalizing behavior.  Dr. Hinshaw is also interested in the stigmatization of mental illness (e.g. interpersonal manifestations of stigma, implicit attitudes, developmental processes, media influences, dehumanization, and international efforts to combat stigma). For many years he conducted intensive summer research programs for atypical and comparison populations.  His observations of ongoing behavior have prompted explorations of the interrelationships among social behavior, peer reputation, moral reasoning, parenting style, and diagnostic status.  Dr. Hinshaw also serves as the Principal Investigator of the Berkeley site for the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA), a major multi-site, long-term clinical trial of medication and psychosocial interactions for children with ADHD.  Additionally, Dr. Hinshaw leads a federally funded clinical trial of integrated psychosocial treatment (family, school, and child components) for children with the inattentive type of ADHD as part of a collaborative project between Berkeley and UCSF.   In addition to his research activities, Dr. Hinshaw is a dedicated teacher and mentor.  He directs a Fogarty Center grant to support international training of mental health professionals and scientists, and leads a summer mentorship program for underrepresented minority undergraduates with support from the National Science Foundation.


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