Weekly Themes, Speakers, and Lectures


Douglas B. Hansen, MD, 48th Annual Update Course
Weekly Themes, Speakers, and Lectures 
April 21 - June 2, 2023

Trauma and Traumatic Grief – April 27

Attachment Relationships and Relationship Disturbances in Young Children
Charles H. Zeanah, MD, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Traumatic Grief 
Judith A. Cohen, MD, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

Aggression and Violence – May 4

Irritability, Outbursts, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 

Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Safety Assessment Approach to Violence Prevention
Nancy Rappaport, MD, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

New Wave Therapies – May 11

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents: Treatment Rationale, Empirical Support, and Clinical Applications
Tina R. Goldstein, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Child Parent Psychotherapy: Repairing the Impact of Trauma in Infancy and Early Childhood
Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Anxiety: Medication Management and Therapy – May 18

Update on Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Exposure Therapy for OCD Spectrum and Anxiety Disorders
John Piacentini, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Mood Disorders – May 25

The Challenge of Diagnosing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder 
Boris Birmaher, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Ketamine and Other Novel Treatments for Mood Disorders in Youth
Melissa P. DelBello, MD, MS, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Systemic Racism and Gender Diverse Youth – June 1 

Structural and Systemic Racism - What Can We Do About It?
Wanjiku Njoroge, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Best Practices in Transgender Mental Health: 
Addressing Complex Issues for Gender Dysphoric and Gender Diverse Youth 
Aron Janssen, MD, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL