Connection and Contribution: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Presents the 2011 Child and Adolescent Conference

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From school violence to bullying to the challenges of parenting in a rapidly changing and often challenging world, navigating issues in child and adolescent psychology is becoming increasingly relevant.  The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will focus on some of the new research in the field during its 2011 Child & Adolescent Conference, "Connection and Contribution" on Tuesday, September 20 in Chicago. Keynoted by Dr. Richard Macur Brousil, director of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Program at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, the conference will present symposia, dialogues, posters and a wide variety of topics related to child and adolescent psychology. Now in its third year, the conference is driven entirely by the third year doctoral students in the Child and Adolescent track of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at The Chicago School, and will feature the scholarship of the students and their mentors.


"Our students are doing fascinating and important work, and this is an opportunity not only to celebrate their scholarship, but to share insights with other students, academic colleagues, practitioners, and anyone interested in new research in this critically important field," said Dr. Kristin Kenefick, associate chair of the Child and Adolescent track in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at The Chicago School.

The day-long conference will include presentations on topics such as adolescent psychosis, language and self-labeling in the LGBTQ community, resiliency in childhood exposure to war and terrorism, adolescent social phobias, and a variety of programs on parenting, among others. The conference will be held at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 North Wells, 4th Floor, Chicago, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on September 20, 2011. Admission is free, however registration is required as seating is limited. For more information and to register, see

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is the nation's leading nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school's community service initiatives have resulted in four consecutive years of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional "With Distinction" honor in 2010 and 2011. The Chicago Campus of TCSPP was one of only 115 schools in the nation to receive the 2010 Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, for its significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. Campuses are located in Chicago; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and the newest campus in Washington, D.C. Doctoral psychology programs and masters psychology programs are offered on-ground and in an online-blended format.

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