Upcoming Courses

The Fourth Annual Conference of the New Massachusetts Mental Health Center: Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Their Remediation in Psychiatric Disorders

Alysa Doyle, PhD, Shaun Eack, MSW, PhD, Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD, Christine Hooker, PhD, Matcheri S. Keshavan MD, K. Eve Lewandowski, PhD, Susan R. McGurk, PhD, Tracey Petryshen, PhD, Larry J. Seidman PhD

June 3, 2015 | Boston, MA | Sherman Auditorium, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

This one-day symposium brings together experts to provide state of the art research findings and clinical practice applications for cognitive disorders and cognitive enhancement treatments in broad psychiatric conditions. Speakers represent diverse programs in the Boston area and expert collaborators from Pittsburgh. The symposium will advance the knowledge and practice of various mental health practitioners, including psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, and other mental health professionals and students from these health professions.

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss the nature of cognitive disorders in psychiatry.
  2. Discuss current thinking on the rationale and approaches to treatment of cognitive disorders.
  3. Understand the state of the field as emerging cognitive enhancement approaches are applied to different neuropsychiatric disorders.

Additional Information


Register now online or download a registration form (PDF)

9:15 am 9:45 Registration
9:45 10:00 Introductory remarks Matcheri S. Keshavan MD, Larry J. Seidman PhD
10:00 10:30 Cognition Across the Lifespan in Psychotic Disorders Larry J. Seidman PhD
10:30 11:00 Common and Distinct Genetic Precursors for Psychiatric Disorders & Cognition Tracey Petryshen, PhD
11:00 11:15 Coffee
11:15 11:45 Cognitive Impairments and Their Treatment in Youth with ADHD and Autism Alysa Doyle, PhD
11:45 12:15 Cognition & Brain Plasticity in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Matcheri S Keshavan MD
12:15 1:15 Lunch (on your own)
1:15 1:45 Cognitive Treatment of Autism in Adolescents and Adults Shaun Eack, MSW, PhD
1:45 2:15 Computerized Cognitive Training from Clinical High Risk to Chronic Schizophrenia Christine Hooker, PhD
2:15 2:30 Coffee
2:30 3:00 Cognitive Enhancement Treatment in Bipolar Disorder Eve Lewandowski, PhD
3:00 3:45 CLUES- Social and Cognitive Training for Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD
3:45 4:30 Summary & Future Directions in Cognitive Remediation & Supported EmploymentClosing remarks Susan R. McGurk, PhDMatcheri S Keshavan MD, Larry J. Seidman PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 5.25