September 20, 2013
Radisson, Minneapolis, MN
This interactive course focuses on recent developments in the diagnosis, assessment and multimodal treatment planning for pediatric mood disorders and related conditions, such as suicidal behavior, addressing bullying, substance abuse and trauma. Course faculty emphasize an evidence-based approach and highlight cutting-edge research findings with regard to treatment, such as structured psychotherapeutic techniques, recent pharmacologic research and emerging brain stimulation therapies in adolescent depression. The morning session includes video vignettes to guide interactive, focused didactic sessions. This is followed by an afternoon session composed of breakout sessions to reinforce and elaborate on group didactic sessions. These sessions also facilitate challenging case discussions (generated by participants and course faculty) and treatment planning for children and adolescents with affective disorders.