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Dr. Paula Yanes-Lukin, Director of Psychology at the Children’s Day Unit (CDU), was interviewed for a New York Times story on separation anxiety during the pandemic: Read the article

How to Diagnose and Address Adolescent Depression

Dr. Pablo Goldberg, Medical Director of the Y-TEAM Program and the Children’s Day Unit, was invited to present at the Global Mental Health Series in Santiago, Chile in November 2019. During a Master Class, Dr. Pablo Goldberg talked about early detection and treatment of depression in adolescents. Read the article.

Conference of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT)

Dr. Laura Mufson, Chief of the Children’s Day Unit, attended and contributed to the 8th biennial meeting of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) in Budapest, Hungary on November 6-9, 2019:

Drs. Laura Mufson and Anna Brunstein-Klomek, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYSPI, lead a workshop with the title “Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)”

Dr. Laura Mufson was a speaker at a Mini-Workshop lead by Dr. Laura Dietz, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with the title “Managing Interpersonal Relationships in the Digital Age: IPT with Children and Adolescents”

In collaboration with Dr. Shayne Ragbeer, Clinical Psychologist at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian (NYPH), Dr. Laura Mufson served as a panelist on a symposium presenting on “Adapting IPT-A for Adolescents with PTSD”

In Focus: The Marsh Lab

Dr. Rachel Marsh's Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory studies the mechanisms in the brain that underlie and individual's ability to self-regulate. Read the article.

OCD Clinical Practice Review

Together with colleagues from across the country, Drs. Moira Rynn and Blair Simpson contributed to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s updated treatment guidelines for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read the guidelines.

Non-Verbal Learning Disability: What Is It?

June 29, 2016: Moira Rynn, MD, and Laura Lemle, PhD, discussed non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) in a Forbes Magazine Google Hangout. Watch the interview.

Beyond the Catchphrase

Drs. Moira Rynn, Rachel Marsh, and Helen Blair Simpson were featured in this Washington Post story: Beyond the Catchphrase: The pain and intransigence of obsessive-compulsive disorder motivates researchers plumbing its depths.

Community Research Forum

January 20, 2016: Dr. Moira Rynn presented at a community research forum sponsored by Columbia University Medical Center. The event was titled “Advances in Science to Help Improve Care for People with Mental Illness.” It provided an excellent opportunity to share information with members of our community on the latest mental health research being conducted within Columbia’s Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Discussion also centered on the stigma linked to mental illness. For more information on the forum, visit Manhattan Times News.

SSRIs Safe, Tolerable for Pediatric Anxiety

March 11, 2015: The use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) sertraline (Zoloft, Pfizer, Inc.) to treat anxiety disorders in children and adolescents is safe and is associated with a tolerable adverse-event (AE) profile, according to the results of an in-depth analysis of four treatment conditions in the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS).These results are from a study by Dr. Moira Rynn, Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

"Future Directions in OCD Treatment and Research"

Dr. Moira Rynn, child psychiatrist and former director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, adult psychiatrist and director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at Columbia, spoke on BlogTalkRadio about treatment for OCD. Listen to the talk.

"Managing Pediatric OCD in the Classroom"

Dr. Anthony Puliafico, director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)—Westchester, discusses how to identify and manage pediatric OCD symptoms in the classroom. He focuses on strategies that teachers, school staff, and parents can use to effectively manage OCD symptoms, and on the implementation of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive-behavioral strategies, in the school setting. Listen to the talk.