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Psychology Colloquium Friday on 'Selective Mutism' in Children
The Department of Psychology invites members of the University community to the third presentation in the department's spring semester colloquium series on Friday, April 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in East Hall 104.
The topic of the colloquium is "Selective Mutism: A Paradigm for Innovative Child Behavior Assessment and Therapy."
The presenter will be Steven M.S. Kurtz, senior director of the Center for ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders and director of the Selective Mutism Program at the Child Mind Institute.
Selective mutism provides psychologists with a fascinating dilemma for assessment and treatment, given that the patients don't speak. How does one assess and treat under those circumstances? Dr. Kurtz, from the Child Mind Institute, will present the paradigm of a standardized and innovative behavioral assessment and treatment, including their evidence-based "Brave Buddies" program – a group intensive treatment based on an analog classroom that his team developed.
Download a flyer about the colloquium.