Children and Adolescents Harmful Behaviors: Challenges and Safety - Integrating Evidence-Based Treatments

10-10-2019
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On the occasion of World Mental Health Day and as part of the 24th Annual Congress of the St Georges Hospital University Medical Center, IDRAAC took part in a conference on:
 
Children and Adolescents’ Harmful Behaviors: Challenges and Safety
Integrating Evidence-Based Treatments

 
on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Batlouni Auditorium  St Georges Hospital University Medical Center - Ashrafieh.
 
The conference, which is in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology at the St Georges Hospital University Medical Center, McLean Hospital – Harvard, the Lebanese Psychological Association and the Lebanese Psychiatric Society, hosted Dr. Blaise Aguirre & Dr. Rima Saad from McLean Hospital-Harvard who discussed the latest evidence-based treatments for harmful behaviors in children, adolescents and young adults.
 
On the panel, Lebanese psychologists and psychiatrists highlighted that maladaptive behaviors are not a choice, they are incapacities requiring specific interventions. The importance of how to assess and when to assess, and the different characteristics of suicidal ideation. The concept of bullying, how to define it and the related pathologies around this behavior was highlighted, in particular the value of a good definition that will determine evidence-based treatment, self-injurious behavior in the autism spectrum disorders and their treatment  were also discussed. Embrace’s vision and outcomes were exposed.

The presentations were followed by a roundtable discussion with participants in the conference. 
 
You can check the full program and main points discussed by the speakers  on the following link. 

 
  

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