The Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2013 - 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health and illness. The workshops are led by our expert clinical faculty who will provide insights, tips and advice on working with children and adolescents.
All workshops are free, open to the public and will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm at our conveniently located Manhattan office at One Park Ave, 7th floor. Registration is required.
To register for a workshop, please visit the following page
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March 13, 2014
The Role of Neuropsychological Assessment in the Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD: Careful Considerations
Many children and teens with ADHD also have learning difficulties and other complications. This workshop explains what a neuropsychological assessment is, how it can help to better understand your child and determine when it should be used in treatment and school planning.
March 20, 2014
Identifying and Successfully Treating Anxiety: What You Need to Know
Does your child struggle with anxiety, worries or fears? In this workshop, you will learn how to distinguish normal anxiety from excessive anxiety, navigate the evaluation process and select treatments that are supported by current research. You will also learn about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the leading treatment for child anxiety, and walk away with concrete steps to help your anxious child today.
Presenter: Aleta Angelosante, PhD and Mariana Torres-Viso, PsyM, BCBA
March 27, 2014
Getting to Dialogue: How to Turn Conflict into Closeness in Family and Couples Relationships
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but contrary to common opinion, it is also a necessary pathway to greater emotional connection. This workshop will provide methods for transforming destructive arguments into constructive dialogue. The skills and concepts taught will apply to couples as well as parent-child relationships, but can be generalized to any meaningful relationship.
Presenter: Andrew Roffman, LCSW
April 3, 2014
Becoming a Family 101
Welcome to parenthood! As first-time parents begin their new role, they can receive conflicting and confusing information about parenting their newborn from many well-intended sources. This workshop, led by specialists in the field of reproductive and infant mental health, will focus on answering your questions about the early steps in becoming a parent. Participants will discuss the transitions they face in becoming a parent,
learn about the emotional world of their infant and explore ways to optimize the parent-infant bond. Most importantly, participants will receive support and build confidence in their own decision-making as parents. This workshop is appropriate for expectant parents and parents with babies age 0-6 months. Babies are welcome to come along!
Presenter: Rebecca Weis, MD, Lucy Hutner, MD, and Tresha Gibbs, MD
April 10, 2014
Careful Thinking About Alternative Treatments for ADHD
Although there is a large evidence base for medication and behavior intervention in the treatment of ADHD, a host of alternative treatments—from diets to biofeedback—are promising relief from ADHD symptoms. It can be difficult for parents, teachers, and other interested parties to separate the promises from the actual results. In this workshop, we will discuss several commonly offered alternative treatments for ADHD and weigh the evidence for their effectiveness to date.
Presenter: Richard Gallagher, PhD
May 1, 2014
Healthy Eating: the Toddler and Preschool Years
As a parent, do you wonder how to introduce new foods or what to feed a picky eater? Does every birthday party take your child further down the road of junk food? Have you noticed that kids’ menus are often loaded with fried foods and calories? Children need to develop healthy eating habits to obtain the essential nutrients necessary for proper growth and development. Come and learn about the strategies and resources that can help you develop a nutritious and varied diet for your child.
Presenter: Andrea Vazzana, PhD
May 8, 2014
Moody or More? A Guide to Adolescent Depression
While adolescence can be a difficult time, most teens can balance the angst and moodiness of typical adolescence with the joy that comes from friends, extracurricular activities and developing their own identity. Depression, on the other hand, is a serious problem that can interfere with a teen’s ability to achieve that balance. This workshop will help parents differentiate typical teen moodiness and acting out from more serious signs of depression. In addition, it will provide them with information about ways in which parents can help teens manage sadness, moodiness and irritability.
Presenter: Samuel Fasulo, PhD
May 15, 2014
Summer Success for Children with ADHD
The unstructured nature of summer vacation can be challenging for all kids, but is especially challenging for kids with ADHD. Although school-related difficulties may be over for a few months, the summer is a good time to continue developing and reinforcing structured routines and good habits. This workshop will provide tips on having a successful summer and will include information on how to maintain structure and routines during these months. Specific topics will include structuring play dates, vacation and academic tasks.
Presenter: Yamalis Diaz, PhD
May 22, 2014
Preparing Over the Summer for the Transition to School
The transition to school can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. What do you and your child need to feel ready to begin pre-kindergarten or kindergarten this fall? Get prepared by attending this workshop that will introduce best practices for this period of child development. We will review how to prepare your child for the transition to school, how to foster independence, and how to keep a consistent structure
in the home while setting limits, building confidence, and getting in enough quality time. We will also briefly review preacademic skills that show your child is ready for school, and show evidence on the importance of parent involvement in their child’s education.
Presenter: Kirsten Cullen Sharma, PsyD