FROM SCIENCE TO PRACTICE AND BACK: MECHANISMS OF CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Friday October 17th, 2008
Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Brought to you by the Community Health Systems Resource Group,
The SickKids Learning Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
The keynote speakers will include: Dr. Isabela Granic, Dr. Rutger Engels, Dr. Candice Odgers, Dr. Christopher Lalonde, Dr. Ronald Dahl, Dr. Marc Lewis, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Dr. Brooke Molina and Dr. Thomas Dishion
Approximately half of all referrals to children's mental health agencies are for oppositional, aggressive, and/or antisocial behaviours and more of these children are comorbid for internalising problems as well. Without interventions, the stability of psychopathology across the lifespan has been well established. Identifying effective prevention and intervention programs for high-risk children has been a top priority for decades. Indeed, a great deal of progress has been made in identifying a handful of "evidence-based" treatments. These treatment programs have repeatedly shown reasonable effects in randomized controlled trials. Despite these promising results, however, there
remains enormous variability in treatment outcomes, and effect sizes are generally moderate. In order to understand how treatments work and for whom they are most effective, a better understanding of the mechanisms of developmental psychopathology and the change processes responsible for successful interventions is critical.
The research programs that will be highlighted in this conference have the collective goal of identifying the psychosocial and biological mechanisms that underpin the development of psychopathology and how changes in these mechanisms may lead to successful outcomes for youths and their families, afflicted with oppositional, aggressive and/or antisocial behaviours.
For further details and to register, please visit www.chsrgevents.ca