10/15/2004

Contact: Carol Smith, Continuing Education, (913) 897-8507

Renowned child and adolescent experts to headline KU psychology conference

LAWRENCE -- Such issues of clinical practice as helping children with ADHD develop healthy relationships or intervening effectively when young people's reactions to trauma persist are among the topics of a University of Kansas conference Oct. 21-23 in Lawrence.

For more information or to register, call toll-free (877) 404-5823 or (785) 864-5823 or go online to http://www.kuce.org/programs/ccap.

"Translating Research Into Practice" is the title of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. It will feature nearly 100 presentations by psychology graduate students and faculty from across the United States. Continuing education credit will be provided through the American Psychological Association.

The conference will feature six keynote speakers:
-- Betsy Hoza, professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University and director of the Purdue Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic, on social relationships in children with ADHD.
-- Wendy Silverman, professor of psychology and director of the Child and Family Psychosocial Research Center at Florida International University-Miami, on interventions when young people's reactions to trauma persist.
-- Thomas Ollendick, university distinguished professor in clinical psychology and director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, on the "delicate dance" of evidence-based treatments with children and adolescents.
-- Vicky Phares, professor and director of clinical training at the University of South Florida, on involving fathers in research and treatment.
-- John Piacentini, associate professor in residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, on cognitive behavior therapy for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder.
-- Stephen Shirk, professor of psychology in the Clinical Child Psychology Program and director of the Child Study Center and Clinic at the University of Denver, on engagement and alliance in adolescent therapy.

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