Attachment and Trauma in Early Childhood:
Embracing the Family in Clinical Practice, Research, and Public Policy


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Department: Psychiatry
Course Number: MPS16001
Activity Start Date: January 29, 2016
Activity End Date: January 29, 2016
Location: UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco CA
Registration Description Regular Fee On Site Fee
Physicians $225 $250
Allied Health Professionals $175 $200
Residents/Fellows $75 $100


brochureThe presenters are national and international figures in clinical research, clinical practice, and public policy involving young children exposed to interpersonal trauma in their family relationships. They will present research findings and clinical practice information as well as examples of public policy initiatives and recommendations to address the identified practice gaps.


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An attendee completing this course should be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists: This course meets the qualifications for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

Marriage & Family Therapists: California Board of Behavioral Science rules apply. See Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly, Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMissued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Psychology: This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists. Psychologists are responsible for reporting their own attendance to the California Board of Psychology.

Child Custody Evaluators: The course outline or agenda for this training has been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.225(e)(1)-(21). The view expressed in this training are those of the trainer and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California or the Administrative Office of the Courts.

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Course Outline:

Friday, January 29, 2016

8:00-9:00am- Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome/Introductory Remarks
Matthew W. State, MD, PhD

9:15: Morning Session Chair: John B. Sikorski, MD

9:20: Searching for the Best Interests of the Child: Reflections on 20 Years of the Child Trauma Research Program
Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD

10:15 Break

10:30: Attachment Theory and Research: From Dyadic to Triadic Family Dimensions
James P. McHale, PhD

11:30: Clinical Case Presentation: Creating a Space for the Father
Allison Yuri Iwaoka-Scott, MD

12:00: Case Commentary: Clinical and Cultural Perspectives.
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD

12:30 pm: Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30: Afternoon Session Chair: Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD

1:35 Parental Insightfulness and Mother-Father-Child Interactions:
Recognizing Variations and Supporting Family Alliances
David Oppenheim, PhD

2:40: Bringing a Stress and Trauma Focus to Community-Based Interventions
Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, PhD

3:15 Break

3:30: Trauma Transformed: A Regional Approach
Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW

4:15: Building Upon the Trauma Transformed Regional Approach: Where can we Go From Here?
William Harris, PhD

5:00 Adjournment

5:15- 7:00 pm Child Trauma Research Program Birthday Celebration (Reception)

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Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, Irving Harris Endowed Chair
of Infant Mental Health, Director, Child Trauma Research Program

John B. Sikorski, MD
Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry

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(University of California, San Francisco, unless otherwise noted)

Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor; Associate Director for
Community Programs; Director, Tipping Point Mental
Health Initiative, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program

Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW
Director, Children’s System of Care,
Community Behavioral Health Services,
City & County of San Francisco

William Harris, PhD
Chairman, Children’s Research and Education Institute

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD
Associate Director for Research and Director of
Child-Parent Psychotherapy Dissemination,
UCSF Child Trauma Research Program

Allison Yuri Iwaoka-Scott, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Southeast
Child/Family Therapy Center Community Behavioral
Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health

James P. McHale, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Director, Family Study
Center, University of South Florida

David Oppenheim, PhD
Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Child
Development, University of Haifa, Israel

Matthew W. State, MD, PhD
Oberndorf Family Distinguished

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Travel & Lodging:

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before 01/28/2016 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee.

No refunds will be made on cancellations received after 01/28/2016.

Please email your requests to

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