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THE DEVELOPING BRAIN: What to Expect from Birth to Teen Years
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
The Downtown Community Center
120 Warren Street
New York City, NY 10007
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THE DEVELOPING BRAIN: What To Expect From Birth To The Teen Years
Children grow up and change so quickly that it’s easy to forget just how much their brains are developing from birth. Join Rachel Busman, PsyD, Interim Senior Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute for an overview of the important stages and phases of childhood from birth to the teen years.
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Attendees will receive the Child Mind Institute “Parents Guide to Developmental Milestones” and “Parents Guide to Getting Good Care.”
- Amazing milestones parents can expect from birth to the teen years
- How children’s brains change throughout their childhood and how those changes might affect behavior at home and in school
- Age appropriate expectations for your children
- When to consider giving more freedom and tips for how to handle it
- When and how to ask for help if you are worried about your child falling behind
About The Speaker, Rachel Busman, of The Child Mind Institute
Rachel Busman, PsyD, leads a team of clinicians providing evaluation and innovative treatment to children with anxiety disorders including OCD and selective mutism. Dr. Busman is President of the Selective Mutism Association, the nation’s largest network of professionals, families, and individuals with selective mutism. She has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders, school difficulties and behavioral problems. She also has specific interest and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias.
Dr. Busman has worked with children in both inpatient and outpatient settings at a major academic medical center, where she directed a multidisciplinary team. She has taught and supervised psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows, and lectured extensively on a varietyof topics, including the evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens.