2014 Annual Conference


Global and Local Initiatives for Vulnerable Youth
6 CME credits

Special literary morning with Amy Tan and
Guest Speaker Bharati Mukherjee (Nat’l Book Critic’s Circle Award)


Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2, 2014
at the Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa, California


FRIDAY Evening Program

6:30-8:00 PM, President’s reception with light food, wine and beer; all invited

SATURDAY Morning Program 

8:30 AM:  Breakfast Buffet, Bringing the Global Local, Vulnerable Youth at Home and Abroad:  President-Elect

9:00AM-12:30 PM

“Updates in Autism: Global and Local Perspectives” Antonio Hardan, MD (Professor Child/adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford)

Integrative Treatment of ADHD:  A Global Perspective” Sandy Newmark, MD (Professor, Pediatrics, UCSF)  

“Caring for Sexually Exploited Youth in California” Venus Rodriguez, (Misssey: Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth, Oakland, CA)

1:00 PM: Legislative lunch with Senator Jim Beall (lunch provided, thanks to a generous anonymous donation)

2:00-2:30 PM: Presentation of Awards

2:30-4:30 PM:

Bullying and Suicide: School-based Approaches for Vulnerable Youth’”  Teresa LaFramboise, PhD (Professor, School of Education Stanford)

“Optimal Trauma-informed Care.  PREPPED to Change:  An Attachment-based Model for Interagency Collaboration” Ken Epstein, MSW (Social Work/Psychiatry, UCSF)

4:30-6:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Audience, moderated by President Elect, on implications of speakers’ work for practice of child mental health.

6:30-8:00 PM:  Reception for all attendees with light food and drinks


7:45-8:45 AM:  Executive Committee Meeting

8:30AM: Breakfast Buffet

8:45-9:00 AM:  Members’ Business meeting, all NC-ROCAP members welcome.  If you are interested in learning about the Executive Committee, please attend.  All materials requiring votes will be included in registration packets.

9:00-10:00AM:  “Clinical Pearls:  Mindfulness in Child Psychotherapy” Lesley Grant, ECD Educator, Marin Mindfulness Institute)

10:00-11:30 AM:  Literary morning, Amy Tan and guest—Bharati Mukherjee, author of eight novels, two story collections, and the coauthor of two books of nonfiction. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Suggested pre-reading for the conference (available on Amazon.com)

New Miss India

The Middleman and Other Stories

As evidenced in her first short story collection Darkness and two novels, The Tiger’s Daughter and Wife, Mukherjee’s central preoccupation is the problematical nature of personal encounters between East and West.

One reviewer said it well, that “In each of her dramatic, slyly satirical novels, she dissects the legacy of colonialism, the paradoxes of technology, and the traditions that shackle Indian women.”

Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee’s protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee’s portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the American experiment serves to empower them.

For questions or details, please contact Suzan Song, MD at suzansong.md@gmail.com.

Reserve early to ensure our discount rate! Hotel Reservations: SILVERADO RESORT & SPA, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA 94558

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To download our registration form:

Registration NCROCAP Annual Meeting 2014

 To pay online, please contact suzansong.md@gmail.com for details.


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