Department Faculty at AACAP

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science was well represented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Gabrielle Carlson, MD, Head of the department’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, participated in four sessions and was an invited discussant on another three.

  • She presented an Update on Bipolar Disorder as part of the Lifelong Learning Institute.
  • She participated in a symposium on Behavioral and Emotional Correlates of the Child Behavior Checklist with Jiyon Kim, MA, and Daniel Klein, PhD, from Stony Brook University’s Department of Psychology.
  • She presented a talk titled When Informants Disagree about Rage Outbursts with Ellen Leibenluft, MD, from the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • She chaired a symposium on mood disorders dedicated to the late Elizabeth Weller, MD.
  • She participated in a poster presentation with the inpatient team, described below.
  • She was also a discussant on three symposia addressing irritability, ethical issues in the use of psychotropic medication in young children, and the possible abuse of the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children.

Deborah M. Weisbrot, MD, Director of the Child Outpatient Clinic at Stony Brook, made a presentation on Psychiatric Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Demyelinating Disorders as part of an Institute on The Interface Between Pediatric Psychiatry and Neurology.

Max Fink, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus, participated in a Clinical Perspectives Panel on Catatonia in Children and Adolescents, presenting a paper titled Catatonia: History and Recent Suggestions in Psychiatric Classification.

A team from the Child Inpatient Unit which included David Margulies, MD; Sheldon Weintraub, PhD; Joann Basile, APRN; and Gabrielle Carlson, MD gave a New Research Poster Presentation on Taking Temper Dysregulation Disorder for a Spin.

Richard Mattison, MD, gave two New Research Poster Presentations - one on Language Disorders in Special Education Students Classified as Emotional Disturbance  with two colleagues from the University of Washington, and the other titled Does Comorbid Learning Disability Affect Psychopathology in ADHD Children? with Susan D. Mayes, PhD, from Penn State University College.

Dr. Mattison also organized a clinical consultation breakfast on learning disabilities which was one of the first sold out activities in the meeting. 

Joseph Blader, PhD, gave a New Research Poster Presentation titled Larger Growth in U.S. Acute-Care Hospitalization for Psychiatric Disorders Among Youth Than Adults, 1996-2007.

Judith Crowell, MD, gave a New Research Poster Presentation titled Does Parental Attachment Security and Relationship Satisfaction Predict Depression and Anxiety in Adolescent Offspring?

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a national association representing more than 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other physicians.  It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by psychiatric disorders. More than 4,400 people attended the conference in New York City, October 26 - 31, 2010.