Glickman Child Psychiatry Symposium
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
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.