Critical Topic to be Addressed in First Fall Workshop

On Wednesday, November 20th, FCP will welcome Dr. Eric Lewandowski to present “Recognizing and Managing Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Teens,” the first in FCP’s 2019 Fall workshop series.

Depression is common in teens, with serious consequences for well-being, health, and future development. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people. Clinicians working with youth must be prepared to identify signs of and effectively manage depression and suicide risk. The program will shed light on the scope of the problem of youth depression and suicide, describe etiological theories of each, as well as present evidence-based methods of identifying, assessing, and managing them.

Workshop Objectives
At the end of this activity the learner will be able to:
• Describe recent trends of youth depression and suicide
• Explain the theories of what underlies depression and suicide risk
• Name tools for identifying, assessing, and managing depression and suicide risk

Presenter: Eric Lewandowski, Ph.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health and Founder & Clinical Director of the NYU/Bellevue Pediatric Depression and Suicide Initiative. Dr. Lewandowski earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from McGill University. His current research interest and activity focuses on optimizing effectiveness of psychotherapy treatment for adolescent depression and suicide risk management in real-world clinical settings. Lewandowski has given presentations to American Academy of Child Psychiatry, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the World Congress of Psychiatry. His work has been published in JAMA Pediatrics, Global Mental Health, the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, etc.

Please participate in this workshop and join the continuing conversation with the Blog.
As usual, the Workshops will be held: at the Health & Wellness Center Auditorium, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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