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Recent Advances in Understanding and Treating Mood Disorders in Children/Adolescents by Mary A. Fristad, PhD

April 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Treating Children with Mood and Comorbid Disorders 

 With: Dr. Mary Fristad 



DATE:          Sunday, April 22, 2018 

TIME:            8AM-4PM

LOCATION:  Avenue Plaza Hotel & Conference Center 4624 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  or remote webinar (via Zoom)

FEE:                 $235 (early bird prior to March 22 ) $195. Includes morning refreshments, lunch, handouts, and CE credits &certificate.

Remote participation allows you to watch live via 2-way camera and includes  all handouts, CE credits & certificate, and full technical support (including facilitating live questions).

Remote options include both the individual option which allows you to watch from the comfort of your own location or  the group option. Group option allows you to set up your site as a group site and have as many as you wish to join (please contact us for group pricing).

Cancellations after April 8th will not be refunded, but those who are unable to make it are entitled to a credit towards a future training.




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 About the Workshop:
Childhood depression was controversial in the 1980s, childhood bipolar disorder was barely discussed until the 1990s and remains controversial today. The new DSM-5 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is confusing to many clinicians and not based on empirical evidence. Thus, many practicing clinicians have received limited to no training in the evidence-based assessment and treatment of these conditions. Our research team has completed five randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) of psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP) for 7-14 year old children with bipolar and depressive spectrum disorders as well an open-label trial of MF-PEP with adolescents. We have published a treatment manual for clinicians and accompanying workbooks for parents and children. Thus, individual-family psychoeducational psychotherapy (IF-PEP) and multifamily psychoeducational psychotherapy (MF-PEP) provide evidence-based and user-friendly state-of-the-art resources for clinicians. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of providing psychotherapy to youth with mood and comorbid disorders using psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP), both the multifamily (MF-PEP) and individual-family (IF-PEP) formats. Workshop will utilize lecture format, case presentations, video clips, demonstrations, and role plays.


    • Meet the Instructor:



Dr. Mary Fristad is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Psychology, and Nutrition at the Ohio State University and serves as Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Fristad is renowned for her research on nutritional and psychosocial interventions for mood disorders in children and youth, including bipolar disorder and depression. Fristad has published multiple books on effective methods to conduct psychotherapy for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, including the treatment manual Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders.

Dr. Fristad is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She also served on Boards for several organizations, including, chairing of many National Institute of Mental Health review committees. Dr. Fristad has also served two times as president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Fristad has been the principal or co-principal investigator on multiple research grants focused on the assessment and treatment of childhood mood disorders.



CE Information:

All professionals who participate in this course will receive 7 continuing education clock hours. See below for specifics of professions.

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at +1 888-498-5578 or by email at support@ce-go.com

CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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8am-9am         Introduction: Assessment of Depression and Mania in Youth        Lecture/Q&A


9am-10am       Biological Interventions: Medications                                    Lecture/Q&A

10am-11am     Biological Interventions: Phototherapy, Nutritional, Other             Lecture/Q&A

11am-12pm     Psychosocial Interventions: Rationale,                                             Lecture/Q&A

Evidence, Pro’s and Con’s, Nuts and Bolts

12pm-1pm       LUNCH

1pm-2pm         Learning Child Therapy Strategies                      Review of Treatment Materials, Video

Excerpts, Role Plays

2pm-3pm         Learning Parent and Child Therapy                                                 Same


3pm-4pm         Learning Parent and Ancillary Session                                             Same

Content (siblings, school) and Wrap Up


Learning Objectives: At end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe critical aspects of diagnosing depressive and bipolar disorders in youth.
  • List current biological interventions with evidence for use in youth with depressive and bipolar spectrum disorders.
  • Use the Naming the Enemy Exercise to assist families in differentiating the youth from his or her disorder.
  • Utilize the Tool Kit to assist youth/parents in implementing emotion regulation strategies.
  • Explain the basics of CBT to youth/parents utilizing the Thinking-Feeling-Doing exercise. 


  • Bibliography          
  • Axelson, D., Birmaher, B., Strober, M., Gill, M. K., Valeri, S., Chiappetta, L., Ryan, N., Leonard, H., Hunt, J., Iyengar, S., Bridge, J., Keller, M. (2006). Phenomenology of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63(10): 1139-48.


  • Fristad, M.A., Goldberg Arnold, J.S. & Leffler, J. (2011). Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. New York: Guilford Press.


  • Miklowitz, D. J., O’Brien, M. P., Schlosser, D. A., Addington, J., Candan, K. A., Marshall, C., Domingues, I., Walsh, B. C., Zinberg, J. L., De Silva, S. D., Friedman-Yakoobian, M., Cannon, T. D. (2014). Family-focused treatment for adolescents and young adults at high risk for psychosis: results of a randomized trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8): 848-858.


  • Rucklidge, J. J., Gately, D., Kaplan, B. J. (2010). Database analysis of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder consuming a micronutrient formula. BMC Psychiatry, 10: 74-83.


  • Youngstrom, E., Meyers, O., Demeter, C., Youngstrom, J., Morello, L., Piiparinen, R., Feeny, N., Calabrese, J. R., Findling, R. L. (2005). Comparing diagnostic checklists for pediatric bipolar disorder in academic and community mental health settings. Bipolar Disorders, 7(6): 507-517.

Dr. Mary Fristad

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April 22, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm