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Glickman Symposium Addresses Cultural Impact on Adolescent Mental Health

September 29, 2021

Contact: Valerie Compagna, 207-661-6633, 

Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s annual symposium will be held virtually on Friday, Oct. 1, with a theme of ‘Informed Curiosity, Culture and The Kids We Lose.”

PORTLAND, MAINE – This Friday, Maine Behavioral Healthcare will host its 14th annual Glickman Family Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Symposium, welcoming keynote speakers Jessica Dere, PhD, and Ross Greene, PhD. The event theme for 2021 is “Informed Curiosity, Culture and The Kids We Lose.”

Dr. Dere, Associate Professor for the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, will present on the topic of fostering informed curiosity. Dr. Greene, Founding Director of Lives in Balance and Psychology professor at Virginia Tech, and University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, will discuss his award-winning documentary, “The Kids We Lose.”

The daylong educational symposium is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, and will be held virtually via Zoom from 9 am to 3 pm EST. Medical and behavioral health professionals are encouraged to participate, as well as school social workers, members of social service agencies and those interested in developing a better understanding of the unique challenges faced by transgender youth. CME credits will be offered.

In addition to presentations by Dr.’s Dere and Greene, respectively, sessions will also include distinct speakers and topics including a presentation on racism and mental health outcomes with Robyn Ostrander, MD, and a panel discussion on cultural humility in psychiatry postgraduate education, moderated by Erin Belfort, MD.

The Glickman Symposium is made possible by the generosity of Spring Harbor Hospital donors Judith Glickman Lauder and the late Albert Brenner Glickman.

The cost to attend is $35. Students and trainees may attend for free with an access code. For more information and to register, visit the event page on Maine Behavioral Healthcare.


About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 20,000 children, adolescents and adults at over 30 locations throughout southern, western, and mid-coast Maine, providing a continuum of coordinated mental healthcare from outpatient community offices to inpatient acute care at Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at

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