Webcast: ClarityCon2016 Children's Mental Health Summit

Replay the video from the webcast of ClarityCon2016, Clarity Child Guidance Center's summit on children's mental health at Norris Conference Center June 16 and 17, 2016. Thanks to the sponsorship support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas the following sessions were webcast live and are available to replay any time right here on this page.

Thursday, June 16

8 a.m.: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence – Laurence Steinberg, PhD

12 p.m. Recovery: The Importance of Family Engagement – Filmmaker Randi Silverman

Friday, June 17

8 a.m.: Understanding Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD): A Primer for Mental Health Professionals – Daniel Matthews, MD

To learn more about ClarityCon2016 or to register to attend, click here.

Speaker Bios


http://laurencesteinberg.com/images/laurence-steinberg.jpgLaurence Steinberg, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence, is the Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He was educated at Vassar College, where he received his B.A. in Psychology, and at Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of approximately 400 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books, including You and Your Adolescent: The Essential Guide for Ages 10 to 25, The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting, and Adolescence, the leading college textbook on the subject, now in its 11th edition. Dr. Steinberg’s research has focused on a range of topics, including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, family and peer relationships, school achievement, and juvenile justice.

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness. In this lecture, Laurence Steinberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on adolescence, will discuss the teenage brain’s potential for change, the elongation of adolescence as a developmental stage, and the implications of each for how we parent, educate, and understand young people.

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http://www.neurobehavioralsystems.net/wp-content/uploads/DanMatthewspicture-240x300.jpgDr. Daniel Matthews is the Corporate Director of Neuropsychiatric Services at Neurobehavioral Systems, a division of Universal Health Services, Inc. He
obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical branch in
Galveston. Dr. Matthews is a Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatrist and has
published widely on topics relating to the assessment and treatment of impulsive, explosively aggressive youth. He served on the faculty at the Duke
University School of Medicine. He has done research into the etiology and successful treatment of pediatric brain disorders that lead to dangerous aggression. He provides support and oversight of the Neurobehavioral Program at the Meridell Achievement Center in Austin. Chronic, severe irritability and accompanying misbehaviors are reasons parents may seek help from mental health professionals. When accompanied by frequent explosive outbursts, irritability may indicate a severe mental illness. Prior to 2013, many of these children and teens were diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. The exponential increase in diagnosing this condition led to re-consideration of the criteria as applied to many of these severely impaired children.

Dr. Matthews will discuss Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), the new diagnosis which more accurately describes the characteristics of these children. He will present effective, evidence-based treatment alternatives