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CONTINUING EDUCATION

An Adolescent Mental Health Curriculum/A Starter Kit for Schools

Brochure (pdf)

McLean Hospital &
Children's Hospital Boston


Present

An Adolescent Mental Health Curriculum/
A Starter Kit for Schools

A Continuing Education Conference
for
Educators, Counselors, Psychologists,
Nurses, and Student Support Staff

Friday, April 29, 2005

Pierce Hall Administration Building
115 Mill Street
Belmont MA 02478
This program is supported in part by the Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation.

Course Description

Clinicians from McLean Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston have created
An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum: A Starter Kit for Schools
to guide educators in running a preventive mental health program either with or without outside (or onsite) mental health expertise. Its curriculum modules give adolescents language and insight to make better decisions and to know that problems are both temporary and treatable. The authors of this starter kit will spend the day with attendees in workshops on each curriculum module, covering stress, substance abuse, and depression.

This conference is suitable for all educators including student support coordinators, counselors, psychologists and nurses. Information will be presented in a user-friendly format that will encourage participation and will address specific questions about the rationale behind the curriculum and the pragmatics of implementing it in your schools.

Objectives

  • Discuss needs assessment for your school to determine its readiness.
  • Measure the emotional safety of a class in order to select the appropriate curriculum level for that class.
  • Practice with all three curriculum modules.
  • Discuss desired outcomes and measurements such as fewer students going to the Emergency Room.
  • Understand how to readily integrate the starter kit with ongoing health programs.

Agenda
An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum

Friday, April 29, 2005

8:15 Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Joseph Gold, M.D.
9:15 Staff Development Needs; Conducting a Needs Assessment
Caroline Watts, Ed.D.
9:45 Outcomes Evaluation: Process and Findings
Caroline Watts, Ed.D.
10:00 Refreshments
10:15 Concurrent Workshops Session A
Stress - Causes, Consequences

Cynthia Kaplan, Ph.D.
Substance Use, Abuse
John Rodolico, Ph.D. &
James Holsomback, BA, MA, ABD
Depression and Suicidality
Nadja Reilly, Ph.D. &
Ariel Botta, L.I.C.S.W.
11:45 Lunch
1:00 Concurrent Workshops Session B
2:15 Refreshments
2:30 Concurrent Workshops Session C
3:45 Concluding Discussion
Joseph Gold, M.D.
4:15 Adjourn

Faculty


Ariel Botta, L.I.C.S.W.

Consultant
Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships
Department of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Boston

Joseph Gold, M.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director, Child and Adolescent Program
McLean Hospital
Clinical Director
Community Child Psychiatry Services
Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health

James Holsomback, BA; MA, ABD
Coordinator
Adolescent Educational Services Acute
Residential Treatment Unit
McLean Hospital

Cynthia Kaplan, Ph.D.
Program Director
Acute Residential Treatment and Transitional Care Units
Administrative Director
Child and Adolescent Program
McLean Hospital

Nadja Reilly, Ph.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Consultant
Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships
Department of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Boston

John Rodolico, Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Senior Addictions Consultant and
Associate Psychologist
McLean Hospital

Caroline Watts, Ed.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director
Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships
Department of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Boston


The McLean Hospital
Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education

Shervert H. Frazier, M.D.
Director
Christopher M. Palmer, M.D.
Medical Director
William S. Pollack, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Education
Accreditation

Educators:
McLean Hospital is a registered provider of professional development points (PDPs) for educators in Massachusetts. This program is approved for 6 hours of continuing education.

Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 7.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Psychologists: McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for the program. Attendees will receive 6 CEs.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital is accredited by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC). The hospital's provider number is 6085. This program is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credits.


An Adolescent Mental Health Curriculum
A Starter Kit for Schools

Friday, April 29, 2005
Pierce Hall Administration Building
115 Mill Street
Belmont MA 02478