Dr. John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP comes to UNL/CCFL - August 21, 2009

Dr. John R. Wiesz
Dr. John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP

John R. Weisz is Professor of Psychology in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and in Harvard Medical School. He is also President and CEO of the Judge Baker Children's Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. His written work includes more than 215 articles and chapters, and 8 books, focused primarily on youth problem behavior and disorders, cultural factors, and psychotherapy for children and adolescents.

Dr. Weisz gave a formal presentation UNL's Wick Alumni Center Great Hall, on Friday August 21 entitled, Evidence Based Practice and Everyday Clinical Care: Harmony for a Reluctant Couple? The focus of the presentation included:

  1. What research shows about the effects of treatments for child and adolescent anxiety, depression, ADHD, and aggressive and antisocial conduct.
  2. How effective the evidence-based treatments are when compared to usual clinical care.
  3. A new model for the development of treatments that work well in clinical care settings.
  4. A new (modular) approach to evidence-based treatment in clinical care settings.

This event was sponsored by:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Center on Children, Families, and Law, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools.

Approximately 100 people attended the presentation.

CCFL was pleased to host Dr. Weisz later that day for an informal discussion.

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If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
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