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Glickman Child Psychiatry Symposium Well Received

(November 2008) Nearly 200 healthcare professionals from across northern New England attended Spring Harbor's First Annual Glickman Family Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Symposium last month. 

The program, titled "Better Outcomes by Building a Toolkit of Evidence-Based Practices," highlighted current principles in evaluating and treating psychiatric disorders in youth. Among the specific topics addressed were early assessment and treatment of autism-spectrum disorders; intervention in youth with severe mood disorders; and functional family therapy.
Symposium speakers included nationally and internationally known psychiatric experts, including many from The Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital & Maine Medical Center. 
Physician Andy Russ of Miles Medical Group in Damariscotta summed up the day's programming as "an interesting mix of high-level discussion about evidence-based practice and practical information." Michael Clark , MD, of Lifespan Family Healthcare in Newcastle, said the program succeeded in "addressing a significant need in the state."

Made possible by the generosity of Spring Harbor donors Judy and Al Glickman of Cape Elizabeth, this year's symposium was additionally supported by the Maine Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

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