Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Youth: OCD, ADHD, and Tic Disorders
Sunday, March 11, 2018 9 AM- 1:15 PM
Registration and Coffee 8:30
Gronowski Clinic, Building C (15 A) Los Altos, CA
(4 CE units)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and tic disorders are childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorders commonly seen in clinical settings. There is a high degree of overlap, or comorbidity, among these disorders, which suggests a need to consider comprehensive approaches to clinical care. Fortunately, evidence-based behavioral interventions exist for behavioral problems associated with each of these diagnoses. By considering assessment and treatment of these disorders together, even “complex” cases, in which multiple problems are present, can be treated in a unified, coherent fashion.
The instructors will use presentation slides, videos, and live action role plays to engage participants. They will also solicit participants’ own experiences working with youth and families who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders to help elucidate both the presentation of symptoms, functional relationships among the disorders, and best practices for intervention. Specifically, the instructors will draw on learning theory, behavior modification, and research methodology to explain therapeutic techniques and approach.
Flint M. Espil, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Espil’s research focuses on anxiety and compulsive behaviors among youth. He serves as Director of Research in the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program (ELSPAP) as well as being involved in numerous research activities. Dr. Espil recently received a grant from the American Academy of Neurology and Tourette Association of America to study neurofunctioning as a predictor of behavior therapy outcomes for pediatric tic disorders. When not conducting research or clinical work, Dr. Espil enjoys reading, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors with his partner and their two dogs.
Matthew (Matt) Capriotti,Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist (Florida), an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San José State University (SJSU), and a Research Associate in the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). His research and practice interests focus on developing, testing, and disseminating evidence-based treatments for youth with tic disorders. He currently is conducting a trial of in-home tele-therapy for tic disorders. Matt also is active in research and advocacy related to LGBTQ health. He is Associate Director for Behavioral Health on The PRIDE Study (pridestudy.org), a nationwide longitudinal cohort study of LGBTQ adults’ health. At SJSU, Matt teaches classes in child clinical psychology and behavior analysis. Outside of work, Matt enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and going to concerts.
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