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2023-2024 Recordings

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Grand Rounds

May 202428Tuesday
  • Everyone
    Christina Cipriano, PhD, MEd

    YCSC Grand Rounds: The Politicization of Prevention Science and Our Responsibility to Advance the Science of Learning and Development

    Yale Child Study Center

    Session Description

    There has never been more urgency to support the academic, social, and emotional health of children and adolescents in the United States (US). Despite the robust research evidence for universal prevention science practices and multi tiered systems of support, the discourse of the science of learning and development is situated within the politics and power of the US education system, wherein significant disparities in student experiences of social and emotional learning and their academic, social, and emotional outcomes persist.

    Further, an increasingly polarized socio-political climate is diminishing the public's confidence in science and in some cases, producing misinformation that contributes to exclusionary and inequitable educational experiences or policies for some students, schools, and families. Improving the conditions for student learning and thriving in the US requires immediate, intentional, and preventative action that advances equity for with and through the science of learning and development. The learning objectives for this session are for participants be able to:

    1. Articulate operational definitions of equity, inclusion, and marginalization in the context of prevention science research and practices.
    2. Explain the intersection of politics and the science of learning and development.
    3. Identify critical opportunities and corresponding strategies for advancing equity for, with, and through the science of learning and development.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    May 202414Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Ayotunde Ayobello, MD

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds: The Heritage and Legacy Project

      YCSC Special Lecture: Max Ritvo & Alan B. Slifka Program for the Medical Humanities

      Session Description

      The Heritage and Legacy Project is structured around the creation of "Heritage and Legacy," a 6 × 4 ft oil painting of 15 trainees (8 women, 7 men) from the Yale Child Study Center, painted between February 2020 and December 2022. Each studio sitting lasted approximately four hours and included an in-depth interview that was recorded and transcribed for qualitative analysis. Narrative inquiry was used as am analytic approach, a method that attends to unique stories and aims to make meaning out of individuals' life experiences. Individuals included in the painting represented different professional disciplines including child psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

      The learning objectives for this session involve:

      1. The unique methodology of using a collective oil portrait as the basis for a qualitative study using narrative inquiry
      2. The impact of "before me" (Heritage) and "after me" (Legacy) on child mental health trainees
      3. Advancements at the intersection of visual arts and psychiatry

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.


      Established in memoriam to explore the interface between the arts and child/adolescent mental health, the multidisciplinary Max Ritvo ‘13 and Alan B. Slifka ‘51 Program for the Medical Humanities aims to improve the clinical experience of those affected by illness and strengthen the ability of providers to deliver compassionate care. It includes guest speaker and visiting scholar components, as well as culminating special lectures each spring.

    May 202411Saturday
    • Everyone
      Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD, ABPP (Presenter) - Marsahal Madelkern, MD, PhD (Discussant) - Linda Mayes, MD (Morning Moderator) - Matthew Shaw, PhD (Case Discussion Moderator)

      Ritvo Lecture: Engaging Loneliness in the Psychotherapy for Psychosis

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds Special Lecture

      Jointly sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center and the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, the 2024 Ritvo Lecture will be offered in a hybrid format, held in person in the Cohen Auditorium and available via Zoom.

      Description & Learning Objectives

      People with psychosis experience loneliness at higher rates than the general population and identify loneliness as one of the most significant barriers to personal recovery. While many researchers have called for psychosocial treatments to specifically target loneliness for people experiencing psychosis, there are limited treatment models that provide direct recommendations for therapists working with people with psychosis.

      In this talk, the concept of loneliness will be explored through a review of psychological and philosophical literature and through first-person accounts of psychosis. Additionally, the correlation between specific psychotic symptoms and loneliness will be reviewed. Following this, four key practice elements will be outlined, including addressing barriers to accessing the patient’s longing for connection, the loneliness of psychotic experiences, internalized stigma, and loneliness within the therapeutic relationship, that can serve to engage and reduce loneliness through psychotherapy.

      Schedule

      10:30-12:30 Presentation in the Cohen Auditorium and via Zoom
      2:30-1:30 Lunch provided for those in-person
      1:30-3:30 Case Discussion in-person only in the Cohen Auditorium


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.


      Endowed by the first director of training in child psychiatry at Yale, Samuel Ritvo, MD and his wife Lucille Ritvo in 2007, the annual Ritvo Lecture focuses on bringing modern psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thought to child and adolescent mental health practice, with a particular focus on its trainees.

    May 20247Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Ilanit Gordon, PhD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: New Frontiers in Synchrony Research – Flexible Multimodal Synchrony and the Human Group Context

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      Acting as one continuously is not always the optimal state, due to an intrinsic tension between individualistic and synergistic forms of action that exist in many social situations. A novel theory of flexible multimodal synchrony highlights context as a key component that defines “pulls” toward connection and “pulls” toward segregation inherent to the social situation. Trait-like individual differences and relationship variables modulate the effects of these contextual motivations. Context, individual differences, and relationship variables provide the backdrop to the emergence of flexible and dynamical synchrony patterns, in several modalities– behavioral, physiological, and neural. There are several types of consequences of multimodal synchrony patterns: Self-oriented, social-oriented and goal-oriented outcomes.

      In this talk, the speaker will provide several empirical proofs-of-concept of the theory and provide guidelines and ideas for future synchrony research. The next frontier in interpersonal synchrony research - studying human groups - will also be presented. The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Learn of recent advances and gaps in biobehavioral synchrony research
      2. Understand the principles of the flexible multimodal synchronization theory
      3. Explore a new frontier in synchrony research: the human group context

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Apr 202430Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: "You Contain Multitudes – Somatic Mosaic Mutations in Neuropsychiatric Disorders"

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      Although it was long assumed that all cells in the brain had identical genomes, it has more recently been shown that each neuronal genome has hundreds of somatic mutations at birth, and more than a thousand by late in life, with point mutations accumulating remarkably linearly with age. Damaging somatic mutations that are shared by multiple cells in the brain contribute to risk of pediatric and adult epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, and schizophrenia. The learning objectives for this session are to understand:

      1. The concept of somatic mutation
      2. Somatic mutation contribution to risk of autism spectrum disorder
      3. That genomes are constantly changing

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. This session also meets the requirement for cultural competence. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Apr 202423Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Nii Addy, PhD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Integrating Neuroscience, Health Advocacy, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tools for Societal Good

      Yale Child Study Center "On Leadership" Grand Rounds Series

      Session Description

      Over the last several years, there has been ongoing and increased societal attention on topics like emotional wellness and mental health, the impacts of culture, and the challenges of social justice. Learn how to effectively communicate with and engage the public on topics at the intersection of neuroscience, mental health, faith, culture and social justice.

      By the end of the talk, audience members will understand:

      1. The tools and best practices for becoming a public intellectual, engaging general audiences on academic topics of public interest and relevance.
      2. How principles of service leadership inform work that spans from the academy to the public domain.
      3. How conversation at the intersection of brain science, mental health, culture and social justice can improve mental health awareness, approaches, and access to services.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. This session also meets the requirement for cultural competence. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Apr 202416Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Dorothy Stubbe, MD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: ACCESSible – Expanding child and adolescent mental health services through pediatrician partnerships

      Yale Child Study Center Compassionate Care Rounds

      Session Description

      Nearly 20% of children and youth ages 3-17 in the United States have a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. Mental health challenges are a leading cause of death and disability in this age group, with suicide as the second leading cause of death. Mental health disorders have been steadily increasing over the past decade and these trends were only exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these children and adolescents will not be able to access specialized mental health care.

      Pediatricians, as trusted caregivers, are in an optimal setting to identify children and teens with mental health concerns through annual exams, screening, and parents voicing concerns. The ACCESS-Mental Health Connecticut program provides pediatric primary care physicians with 9:00-5:00 weekday access to a child and adolescent psychiatrist and mental health professionals to assist with connecting families to mental health care, education, consultations and one-time psychiatric evaluations of their patients to determine appropriate treatment. This has been a fruitful collaboration. Many families have accessed appropriate therapies and pediatricians have grown more confident in basic mental health assessments and treatment. However, not all cases go smoothly. Frustration and compassion fatigue are inherent when connections to care are thwarted. Team support, case review and self-compassion maintain motivation for this important work.

      The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Discuss the benefits of collaboration between pediatricians and child and adolescent psychiatric professionals in conceptualizing and meeting the needs of children.
      2. Review the model of ACCESS-Mental Health in engaging children, youth and families in mental health treatment.
      3. Acknowledge the frustration and compassion fatigue involved when a family does not follow through with treatment recommendations and engagement.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom, but this session will not be recorded.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. This session also meets the requirement for cultural competence. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Apr 20242Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Daniel S. Pine, MD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Advancing Psychiatric Care through Clinical Neuroscience

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      This presentation will review symptomatic aspects of pediatric anxiety disorders and research on novel therapies, particularly those that are arising through research on attention. This provides novel insights for computer-based attention retraining therapies. Finally, during the discussion period, discussion will be entertained and encouraged on the approach to particularly difficult clinical problems, providing clinicians with guidance in these scenarios. This will include treatment-resistant anxiety, anxiety in very young children, and anxiety in highly co-morbid cases. The learning objectives for this session are to understand:

      1. The types of data that inform translational neuroscience research
      2. How attention relates to anxiety
      3. How cognitive control changes with development

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Mar 202426Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Wanjikũ F.M. Njoroge, MD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: When Things Fall Apart – rebuilding, rethinking, & reimagining

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      Focused on early childhood, social determinants of health, and race, the learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Highlight criticality of early neurodevelopment
      2. Understand the importance of early experiences of race, racism, & discrimination
      3. Discuss COVID-19 disproportionality

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. This session also meets the requirement for cultural competence. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Mar 202419Tuesday
    • Everyone
      David Yang, MD, MHS

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Asian Americans in the Medical Training Environment

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      Asian Americans experienced a rise in anti-Asian Racism coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this lecture, attendees will learn about the history of anti-Asian Racism in the US over the past two centuries. In addition, we'll take a deep dive into the racism that Asian American medical students experience in the medical training environment along with strategies to help address them. The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Understand the history of Asian American experiences with racism in United States and in the medical training environment
      2. Recognize the invisibility of Asian American medical students in healthcare
      3. Describe strategies to counteract the racism that Asian Americans experience as medical students

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. This session also meets the requirement for cultural competence. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Mar 202412Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Richard Aslin

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Language learning and development – How neural methods can clarify what we know from behavior alone

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      This lecture will address how basic research on normative behavioral and neural development establishes a baseline from which assessments and potential treatment interventions can be designed to deal with atypical populations. The learning objectives for this session are to understand:

      • Classic behavioral methods for studying human infants
      • Knowledge about core findings about language learning and development in human infants
      • The latest techniques used to study neural mechanisms in infants and children

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Mar 20245Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Anna Reisman, MD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: "Thinking About My Sister’s Brain"

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      Dr. Anna Reisman grew up with a nonverbal intellectually disabled sister with tuberous sclerosis and autism. Incorporating both personal history and archival material, she will share an account of her sister’s childhood, including her family’s efforts to make her sister “normal”, as well as the origin story of tuberous sclerosis. She will also show the power of words (such as “brain-damaged”) and images (such as x-rays and drawings) to shape our understanding of a condition or disease, and how her own perspective evolved over time.

      The learning objectives for this session are to:

      • Appreciate how a personal narrative deepens the understanding of a disease’s impact on a sibling and family.
      • Grasp how historical context can broaden the contemporary understanding of a disease, using tuberous sclerosis as an example.
      • Describe how the medical humanities can provide an approach to exploring a topic through multiple prisms, including archival photographs, paintings, and historical medical journals.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Feb 202427Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Sonja LaBarbara MSOL, MS CCC/SLP

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Leadership through the Eyes of a Clinician – Growing a Culture of Trust and Inspiration at Gaylord

      Yale Child Study Center "On Leadership" Series

      Session Description

      This is the third session in a new quarterly leadership-focused lecture series, Exploring and Enhancing Leadership in the Academy, with the goal of providing an open forum with leaders at the Yale School of Medicine and beyond who are committed to principles of collaboration and service.

      Gaylord Specialty Healthcare President and CEO Sonja LaBarbera will highlight service leadership principles in action at Gaylord Healthcare, while also introducing the audience to Gaylord's mission and practices. The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Understand Gaylord Hospital’s mission and how it fits into the CT healthcare continuum
      2. Identify post pandemic healthcare leadership challenges
      3. Learn tools/strategies to engage, inspire, retain staff
      4. Learn basic principles of servant leadership - putting people first!

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Feb 202420Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Tara Davila, LCSW - Amy Joy Myers, MSW, LCSW - Ayotunde Ayobello, MD - Tangular A. Irby - Christian Edwards, BA, MSW - Kenneth Joseph

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Black History Month Special Session

      Yale Child Study Center

      This special Grand Rounds session will kick off the department's annual Black History Month Celebration, which will center the national theme of honoring the influence of Black artists. Please join Ayo Ayobello, Christian Edwards, Tangular Irby, Amy Myers and special guest, Kenneth Joseph of St. Luke's Steel Band for a celebration of the impact of art and Black artists in their lives and careers. This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom. The celebration will be followed by a reception for those attending in-person, with snacks and raffles that center Black owned businesses and artists.

    Feb 202413Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Staci D. Bilbo, PhD

      YCSC Grand Rounds: Neural-Glial Interactions in Brain Development – Implications for Lifelong Health

      Yale Child Study Center

      Session Description

      Due to the forecasted inclement weather and related travel complications, this session will be virtual only.

      The learning objectives for this session are to appreciate the interactions between the brain and immune system during development, understand early development as a critical period underlying microglial cell development and function, and describe the impact of maternal diet on later-life behaviors of offspring.


      Continuing Education

      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Feb 20246Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Laurie Cardona-Wolenski, PsyD - Karen Hanson, MSSA, LCSW - Surraya Miller - Cecilia Frometa, PhD - Lisa Turner, LCSW, CSWA

      Supporting Families through the Family Based Recovery Model: A Case Review

      Yale Child Study Center Compassionate Care Grand Rounds

      Session Description

      For over a decade, the Child Study Center has provided an evidence-based program for parents with substance use disorders who are parenting a young child. The goal of the Family-Based Recovery Program (FBR) is to ensure that children develop optimally in substance-free, safe, and stable homes with their parent/s. The FBR model of treatment integrates attachment-based parent-child therapeutic approaches, motivational interviewing, principles from infant mental health, components of developmental guidance and reflective functioning, with trauma informed psychotherapy and case management services.

      This Compassionate Care Rounds provides a case example of the FBR multidisciplinary approach to care, which emphasizes empathic engagement with parents who struggle with substance use disorders, co-morbid mental health conditions, and a trauma history. Learning objectives for this session are to:

      • Understand the unique treatment components provided through a novel home-based child mental health program for children who have a parent with substance use disorder.
      • Understand the challenges of providing coordinated care for parents who struggle with comorbid substance use and psychiatric conditions.
      • Learn about the importance of providers adopting an empathic recovery-resilience-trauma-informed lens in caring for parent-child dyads in which parents have struggled with substance use.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom. This session will not be recorded.

    Jan 202430Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Carrie Epstein, LCSW - Brianna Brower, PhD

      Childhood Trauma: Translating Clinical Observations into Effective Trauma-Focused Treatment

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds (VIRTUAL)

      This presentation will focus on how our understanding of the impact of trauma on the mind and body can lay the foundation for effective approaches to treating impacted children and families. Two evidence-based trauma-focused treatments will be described and case presentation will illustrate clinical concepts and strategies that support recovery, including the incorporation of culturally responsive approaches to treatment.

      The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Use knowledge about the impact of traumatic experience as a basis for determining the most effective treatments
      2. Identify strategies to help children and caregivers regain a sense of control through structured approaches to trauma-focused assessment and treatment
      3. Learn about effective clinical strategies and treatment through a case presentation

      This will be a fully virtual session, held via Zoom. The recording of this session will not be posted on-line.


      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

    Jan 202423Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Kristen Brennand, PhD

      Using Stem Cells to Explore the Genetics Underlying Brain Disease

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

      The Brennand Lab's research combines expertise in human stem cell models, genomic engineering, and neuroscience to identify the mechanisms that underlie brain development, traits, and disease. Understanding the basic biology governing the complex interplay between genetic variants and the environment will springboard the development of novel, personalized approaches to improve health and prevent disease. The learning objectives for this session are for participants to understand:

      1. How somatic cells can be reprogrammed to human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and subsequently differentiation to neurons and glia, to yield disease-risk in a dish models that recapitulate molecular and cellular phenotypes associated with brain disorders. The audience should take home appreciation of the strengths and drawbacks of applying stem-cell based disease modelling to brain disorders.
      2. That brain disorders are genetically complex, with genetic studies frequently identifying hundreds of risk variants, although target genes, pathways, and cell types frequently remain unclear. Knowledge of how the integration of stem cell-models with CRISPR-based engineering can facilitate isogenic comparisons of the impact of risk loci prioritized by genetic studies.
      3. The basic biology governing the complex interplay between genetic variants and the environment will springboard the development of novel, personalized approaches to improve health and prevent disease.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      The 2023-2024 YCSC Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.

    Jan 202416Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Maya Adam, MD

      Innovations in Global Health Communication: Design for Extreme Scalability

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

      Description & Learning Objectives

      At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were faced with an urgent health communications challenge: how do we spread critical health messages globally in ways that overcome language, literacy, and cultural barriers to accessing them? We began designing and testing rapidly scalable, short animated storytelling (SAS) videos optimized to scale rapidly via social media. Using this approach, we reached millions of people all over the world and our videos were reposted by media channels, academic institutions and public health agencies including the WHO and UNICEF. Today, our global health media innovation lab continues to develop and test “health entertainment” as a means of rapidly scaling health messages on a variety of preventive health topics. Leaning on the power of stories to engage people, we work on the assumption that the best way to change someone’s mind about their health, is to touch their heart first. The learning objectives for this session are for participants to:

      1. Consider the challenges of creating rapidly scalable global health communication interventions.
      2. Recognize ways in which we can design health communication media to effectively reach and engage diverse populations.
      3. Discover some strategies for rigorously measuring the effect of rapidly scalable, global health communication interventions.


      Continuing Education

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information and instructions for earning CEUs will be provided at the live event.

      The 2023-2024 Grand Rounds series has been approved for eligibility for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Individual event designation details are provided at applicable live events.


      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

    Jan 20249Tuesday
    Dec 202312Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Daryn David, PhD

      Leading with Intention and Heart in Academic Medicine

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds "On Leadership"

      This is the second in a new quarterly leadership-focused lecture series, Exploring and Enhancing Leadership in the Academy, with the goal of providing an open forum with leaders at the Yale School of Medicine and beyond who are committed to principles of collaboration and service.

      This talk will focus on ways to leverage strengths, purpose, courage, and strong interpersonal connection for optimal leadership within academic medicine. Several leadership development programs recently created for YSM faculty and trainees will also be described. The learning objectives for this session are for participants deepen an understanding of:

      1. The importance of enhancing relationships and promoting task completion for leading optimally
      2. How strengths, values, courage, and strong interpersonal connection can be leveraged to meet leadership challenges within academic medicine
      3. Several leadership development programs currently underway for YSM faculty and trainees

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      The Exploring and Enhancing Leadership in the Academy lecture series has been promoted throughout the YCSC, at 230 South Frontage Road and 350 George Street, through leadership-themed posters designed by Skyler Rapacioli, an undergraduate graphic design student CT State College.

    Dec 20239Saturday
    • Everyone
      Alessandra Lemma, PhD (Presenter) - Lisa Marcus, PhD (Discussant) - Matthew Shaw, PhD (Moderator)

      Ritvo Lecture: "The Missing: Exploring the use of photographs in ‘working through’ the natal body with transgender youth"

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds Special Lecture

      Jointly sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center and the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, the 2023 Ritvo Lecture will be conducted via Zoom on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. ET.

      Description & Learning Objectives

      The presenter will address how, for some young people who identify as transgender, the anticipation and/or the actual process of transitioning represents a movement away from something in themselves that feels wrong, painful, or traumatic and that has not yet been consciously recognized as such. This becomes a ‘missing’ part of the self’s experience, locked into the body. The use of photographs during psychoanalytic psychotherapy with young people who have commenced social transitioning will be described, with a goal of working through visual representations of the natal body in the service of facilitating the working through - in its psychoanalytic sense - of the natal body’s unconscious narrative. Deploying this visual mode may be especially helpful in engaging young people on the autistic spectrum who currently comprise a significant minority of transgender young people. The learning objectives for this session are to:

      • Examine the ramifications of the inescapable fact of our embodied nature
      • Describe the common experience of 'missing' parts of the self for some transgender youth
      • Utilize photographs as a clinical technique to identify and mourn the natal body during gender transitioning.


      Continuing Education

      This program has been approved for two Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided during the session.


      Endowed by the first director of training in child psychiatry at Yale, Samuel Ritvo, MD and his wife Lucille Ritvo in 2007, the annual Ritvo Lecture focuses on bringing modern psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thought to child and adolescent mental health practice, with a particular focus on its trainees.

    Dec 20235Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Onyi Okeke, MD - Ana-Laura Bush, LCSW - Yann Poncin, MD

      Support Not Report: The Weaponization of Mandated Reporting and the Call for Support of Black Children and Families

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds: Compassionate Care Rounds

      A case will be presented that provides an incredible opportunity for to recognize the racism faced by patients of color, especially Black children and families. It allows the use of this experience as a teaching moment for providers and clinicians at Yale Child Study Center, demonstrating how we can challenge the status quo in mental healthcare and advocate for, empower, and support Black families.

      By bringing these issues to the forefront of our discussions, we are better positioned to take proactive steps in eradicating this inequity at the YCSC. As Cheryl L. Beamon, Associate Commissioner NYC Administration for Children's Services stated at the AACAP town meeting on 10/26/2023: "Support, not report." She stressed the need for mental health clinicians and providers to exercise careful judgment in determining when to offer SUPPORT to a family and when to make a REPORT to Child Protective Services.

      The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Grasp the Historical Context: Learn about America's history of separating Black children from their parents, and how this history still negatively impacts Black children and families today.
      2. Support and Empower Black Families: Recognize the importance of supporting Black families facing challenges. Understand the need to exercise careful judgment before making new reports to the Department of Children and Families.
      3. Build Respectful Partnerships: Explore practical ways to establish partnerships with Black children and families, for example, by empowering and collaborating with families and considering using clear, objective measures for success. Make space for hesitancy in engagement in care and medication management.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom. Additional details TBA.

    Nov 202328Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Brian Boyd, PhD

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds: "Early Communication in Autism: A New Tool to Support Clinical Decision Making"

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

      Communication challenges remain one of the earliest concerns of parents whose children eventually receive an autism diagnosis. Many existing measures in autism only characterize communication differences but are not designed to monitor improvement over time or support clinical decision making. This presentation will describe a new tool, the Early Communication Indicator for Autism (ECI-A), which is based on an existing norm-referenced, validated measure and can be easily used within clinical practice. The objectives of this presentation are to:

      1. Describe how early communication skills in autism can be used to support early identification and diagnosis.
      2. Describe a brief, play-based assessment designed to measure early communication skills of children with or at high likelihood of receiving an autism diagnosis.
      3. Compare the early communication skills of autistic children to their non-autistic peers.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

    Nov 202321Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Celeste Poe, PhD, LMFT

      Nurturing Connection: Promoting Early Relational Health in the Context of Inpatient Medical Care

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

      Description & Learning Objectives

      A safe, nurturing, and responsive caregiving environment during the first 1000 days of a child’s life is critical in setting a strong foundation for lifelong growth and development. Prolonged hospital stays during these early years can have a profound impact on child outcomes including neurodevelopment, emotion regulation, and relational health. Unfortunately, the intersection of pediatric psychology and infant/early childhood mental health has largely been overlooked, with little attention placed on the child-parent dyad in the medical setting. Nevertheless, it is imperative that mental health professionals working in inpatient and outpatient settings are equipped to assess, recognize, and respond to the effects of prolonged inpatient medical intervention on children and caregivers to promote relational health and family resilience. The learning objectives for this session are to:

      1. Describe the unique needs of children and families facing early and prolonged inpatient medical intervention.
      2. Recognize the clinical utility in dyadic and relational-focused interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
      3. Identify ways to integrate this relational, trauma-informed framework into current clinical practice, research, and education.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.


      Continuing Education

      This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

    Nov 202314Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Amanda Calhoun, MD/MPH - Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD - Anamaria Orozco

      A Matter of Life and Death: Responding to Increasing Rates of Suicidality in Asian, Black and Latine Youth

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

      The issue of health disparities is well known and documented in our health systems and disparities in Suicide are no exception. These rates have increased significantly for those of historically marginalized identities. In 2021, the CDC reported that suicide is the first leading cause of death for Asian Americans ages 15-24 and the second leading cause of death for Latine youth. The rates for Black youth are increasing faster than any other racial/ethnic group and have been for over 20 years.

      Research indicates that suicide is preventable through a comprehensive public health approach that includes implementation and evaluation of multiple tailored prevention strategies. Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH; Anamaria Orozco, LCSW; and Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD will share their expertise and experience providing racially and culturally responsive assessment and prevention with AAPI, Black/African American, and Latine Youth.

      The learning objectives for this session are for participants to:

      1. Better understand the factors that have contributed to the increase in suicide rates for AAPI, Black/African American, and Latine youth
      2. Learn specific culturally/racially informed assessment and treatment considerations for each group
      3. Learn culturally and racially informed strategies to rebuild trust to engage caregivers who likely have experienced racism and discrimination in their own healthcare journey

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

    Nov 20237Tuesday
    Oct 202331Tuesday
    • Everyone
      Christine Yu Moutier, MD

      Postvention and Healing After a Patient Suicide

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

      Description

      It can be challenging on multiple levels to experience the death of a patient by suicide. This presentation will address the multi-factorial risks for suicide as well as postvention actions that can be utilized by both affected clinicians and organizations following a patient suicide. Establishing a culture of acknowledgement and addressing the loss in a timely and proactive manner is essential to ensure affected practitioners and family members feel supported and individual and organizational risk is minimized. Learning objectives for this session are to:

      • Demonstrate understanding of a scientifically informed view of the multi-factorial risks for suicide
      • Identify individual strategies that can be utilized to support clinicians' experiences following a patient suicide
      • Determine organizational strategies that optimize postvention response following a patient suicide.

      This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

    Oct 202330Monday
    • Everyone
      Pamela Sutton-Wallace

      Exploring and Enhancing Leadership in the Academy

      Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds "On Leadership" Series Kick-off

      This virtual session will be the first in a new quarterly leadership-focused lecture series, Exploring and Enhancing Leadership in the Academy, coordinated by YCSC Assistant Professor Daryn H. David, PhD in collaboration with YCSC Chair Linda Mayes, MD and the department's Grand Rounds committee.

      The inaugural speaker will be Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, who serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Yale-New Haven Health System. Additional details will be shared when available.

      The new series will provide an open forum with leaders at the Yale School of Medicine and beyond who are committed to principles of collaboration and service. These talks will be further promoted throughout the YCSC, at 230 South Frontage Road and 350 George Street, through leadership-themed posters designed by Skyler Rapacioli, an undergraduate graphic design student.

      Learning objectives for this new series are to:

      • Introduce foundational principles of service leadership, generativity, and coaching for effectiveness within the academy and health care
      • Highlight the service-oriented practices of prominent leaders within YSM, the Yale-New Haven Health System, Yale Medicine, and external institutions
      • Invite audience members to reflect on their own leadership practices, with an eye toward how service leadership principles could enhance their efforts

      Oct 202317Tuesday
      • Everyone
        Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD

        Stigma in the Mirror

        Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

        While institutional wellness programs have been implemented in health professions education for many years, there have been numerous challenges in implementation. One of the challenges to existing wellness programs relates to how stigma against help-seeking limits prevention and early identification of distress. When experiencing the warning signs of psychological distress, individuals often do not seek support due to self-stigma which relates to fears of retribution, or appearing vulnerable or weak to others. Common approaches to stigma reduction, however, typically involve increasing knowledge to challenge biases and stereotypes which has not led to sustained or meaningful change. Emerging research on implicit and structural forms of stigma may provide unique insights that transform how we address stigma into the future. The learning objectives for this session are to:

        1. Discuss the concepts of implicit and structural stigma and their relevance to healthcare
        2. Describe a model for stigma recognition and management that has been empirically derived through research
        3. Explore ways to co-create systemic change to address stigma and improve wellbeing

        This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Senn Conference Room and simulcast via Zoom.

        Speaker's social media handles:

        @javeedsukhera

        @drsukhera

      Oct 202310Tuesday
      • Yale Only
        Linda Mayes, MD - Tara Davila, LCSW

        First Annual Academic Progression Celebration

        Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

        This opportunity to gather together and celebrate academic progression among YCSC faculty and staff will be in-person only, in the Senn Conference Room at 230 South Frontage Road. The courtyard may also be available, weather permitting. Refreshments will be served, and opening remarks will be provided by Linda Mayes and Tara Davila. Those being recognized for recent promotion or progression (as finalized and approved in fiscal year '23 and to date in FY24, i.e., 7/1/22-9/30/23) are as follows. Congratulations to all!

        • Amanda Altieri, Compliance & Training Coordinator
        • Tanya Barnes, Account Assistant 5/Department Liaison
        • Heather Bonitz-Moore, Assistant Professor of Child Counseling
        • Laurie Cardona-Wolenski, Associate Professor of Child Psychology
        • Una Casey, Senior Administrative Assistant
        • Laura Ciarleglio, Assistant Professor of Social Work
        • Renee Cifarelli, Assistant Professor of Social Work
        • Daryn David, Assistant Professor
        • Megan De Carvalho, Assistant Professor of Social Work
        • Amanda Dettmer, Research Scientist
        • Karen Franchi, Training Program Administrator
        • Megan Goslin, Associate Professor of Clinical Child Psychology
        • Ellen Hoffman, Associate Professor
        • Karim Ibrahim, Assistant Professor
        • Suzanne Macari, Senior Research Scientist
        • Kieran Maiorana, Assistant Professor of Child Counseling
        • Katherine Malensek, Assistant Professor of Social Work
        • Crista Marchesseault, Director of Communications
        • Carla Marin, Assistant Professor
        • Heather Maurizio, Assistant Professor of Social Work
        • Emily Olfson, Assistant Professor
        • Kartik Pattabiraman, Assistant Professor
        • Michael Powers, Associate Clinical Professor
        • Vladislav Ruchkin, Associate Professor Adjunct
        • Gitta Selva, Program Administrator
        • Jordan Shamas, Program Administrator
        • Carla Stover, Professor
        • Denis Sukhodolsky, Professor
        • Linda Torv, Program Manager 1
        • Nadeeka Treadwell, Assistant Professor of Social Work
      Oct 20233Tuesday
      • Everyone
        Edith Chen, PhD

        Yale Child Study Center Gesell Lecture: "Health Disparities: A Psychosocial Perspective"

        Description & Learning Objectives

        Health disparities by socioeconomic status (SES) have been extensively documented, but less is known about the health implications of achieving upward mobility. This talk will address the mental health and physical health effects of upward mobility, particularly among youth of color. The conditions under which mobility can come at a cost will be discussed. In addition, psychosocial, behavioral, and physiological pathways from upward mobility to health will be described. The learning objectives for this session are to understand:

        1. disparities in health outcomes by race and socioeconomic status
        2. psychosocial pathways related to upward mobility
        3. health behavior and biological mechanisms explaining health disparities

        This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

        Continuing Education Credit

        This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Credit Hour by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist Licensure renewal. Additional information will be provided at the live event.

      Sep 202319Tuesday
      • Everyone
        Evdokia Anagnostou, MD

        Rethinking Diagnostic Constructs in ASD

        Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

        Description & Learning Objectives

        Understanding heterogeneity within and across diagnostic labels is crucial in neurodevelopmental conditions to guide precision health efforts; help the health care sectors meet the needs of individual children, youth, and families; and understand the stories of lived experience. Canadian multimodal data (structural and functional imaging, phenotypic, and genomic data, and treatment response from clinical trials) from the POND network (https://pond-network.ca/) and others will be addressed, to provide updates on current insights in this area and discuss future directions. Partner perspectives and experience will be integrated in the discussion to help focus the work on what matters to neurodivergent individuals and their families.

        The learning objectives for this session are to:

        • discuss data that challenges current diagnostic labels
        • review intervention data to examine the relationship between biology and core symptom definition for ASD
        • link biological understandings from the above objectives to patient priorities

        This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.

      Sep 202312Tuesday
      Jun 202320Tuesday
      • Yale Only
        Speakers to be announced.

        Child Study Center Grand Rounds: Honoring Juneteenth

        Join the YCSC Grand Rounds committee in the courtyard at 230 South Frontage Road (with the Cohen Auditorium as the rain location) to mark the end of our Grand Rounds season with an Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Established last year by Dr. Krystal Finch, Belinda Oliver, Dr. Camille Cooper, Stacey Cannon and Tara Davila, this event has won the hearts of YCSC community members. Social Work intern and Grand Rounds presenter Durrell Snow, who is also a small business owner, as well as the Yale African American Affinity Group will be on hand to talk about their work. Feel free to bring a folding chair to sit and connect with colleagues while listening to music and enjoying some culturally influenced treats.

      Jun 20236Tuesday
      May 202330Tuesday
      • Everyone
        Thema Bryant, PhD

        Child Study Center Grand Rounds: "Liberation Psychology: Addressing the Wounds of Racism"

        This presentation will illuminate ways the field of psychology can serve communities who live with the psychological effects of racism. Insights from liberation psychology, decolonial psychology, Black psychology, and womanist psychology will be presented. This training is for beginner and advanced clinicians, as most training programs have not offered training in addressing racial trauma. The training will encompass both theory and practical application of liberatory frameworks.

        The training also touches on sustainability, self-care, and community-care as clinicians may be direct targets themselves and may be affected by vicarious trauma when working with clients in the aftermath or continued exposure to racial trauma.

        Topics discussed will include:

        • The need for anti-racism therapeutic practice as an ethical mandate given the prevalence of racism-related stress and trauma
        • The overlapping theoretical frameworks of liberation psychology, decolonial psychology, and anti-racism psychology
        • Liberation and Decolonial Psychology in assessment and treatment.

        By the end of this workshop, clinicians will be able to:

        1. List at least three potential mental health consequences of racism
        2. Apply decolonial, trauma-informed principles to assessing racial trauma
        3. Describe an appropriate liberation, trauma-informed framework to a racial trauma intervention