News & Events

How to Diagnose and Address Adolescent Depression

Dr. Pablo Goldberg, Medical Director of the Y-TEAM Program and the Children’s Day Unit, was invited to present at the Global Mental Health Series in Santiago, Chile in November 2019. During a Master Class, Dr. Pablo Goldberg talked about early detection and treatment of depression in adolescents. Read the article.

Conference of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT)

Dr. Laura Mufson, Chief of the Children’s Day Unit, attended and contributed to the 8th biennial meeting of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) in Budapest, Hungary on November 6-9, 2019:

Drs. Laura Mufson and Anna Brunstein-Klomek, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYSPI, lead a workshop with the title “Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)”

Dr. Laura Mufson was a speaker at a Mini-Workshop lead by Dr. Laura Dietz, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with the title “Managing Interpersonal Relationships in the Digital Age: IPT with Children and Adolescents”

In collaboration with Dr. Shayne Ragbeer, Clinical Psychologist at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian (NYPH), Dr. Laura Mufson served as a panelist on a symposium presenting on “Adapting IPT-A for Adolescents with PTSD”

In Focus: The Marsh Lab

Dr. Rachel Marsh's Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory studies the mechanisms in the brain that underlie and individual's ability to self-regulate. Read the article.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention

Dr. Laura Mufson, Chief of the Children’s Day Unit, lead a Master Clinician Seminar titled “Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents: Principles and Techniques” at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 17th 2018. The seminar was designed to:

  • Describe how to apply the basic principles of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
  • Gain exposure to the key IPT-A techniques
  • Recognize how IPT-A has been implemented in community settings

Dr. Laura Mufson also served as a panelist on a symposium titled “Bringing Evidence-Based Treatment for Youth Depression into Community Settings: Opportunities and Challenges” at the ABCT Annual Convention on Thursday, November 15th 2018.

Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program

In 2017, Dr. Paula Yanes-Lukin, Director of Psychology at the Children’s Day Unit (CDU), was selected for the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award Program (CDLP) by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). This program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers. This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research.

Beyond the Catchphrase

Drs. Moira Rynn, Rachel Marsh, and Helen Blair Simpson were featured in this Washington Post story, Beyond the Catchphrase: The pain and intransigence of obsessive-compulsive disorder motivates researchers plumbing its depths.

OCD Clinical Practice Review

Together with colleagues from across the country, Drs. Moira Rynn and Blair Simpson contributed to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s updated treatment guidelines for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read the Guidelines.

"Future Directions in OCD Treatment & Research"

Dr. Moira Rynn, Child Psychiatrist and Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, Adult Psychiatrist and Director of the Center for OCD & Related Disorders at Columbia spoke on BlogTalkRadio about treatment for OCD.

Listen to the Talk.

"Managing Pediatric OCD in the Classroom"

Dr. Anthony Puliafico, Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) in Westchester, discusses how to identify and manage Pediatric OCD symptoms in the classroom. He focuses on (a) strategies that teachers, school staff and parents can use to effectively manage OCD symptoms, and (b) the implementation of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive-behavioral strategies, to the school setting.

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