Annual Conference 2018

Neglected Treatment Issues
January 27-28, 2018
6 CME Credits
courtesy of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland 

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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland certifies that the Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists [NCROCAP] has participated in the live activity titled “Neglected Treatment Issues” on 1/26-28/18.
This activity is designated for a maximum 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
La Playa Hotel
Camino Real & 8th Ave
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921
(831) 624-6476
Register by December 26 for the NCROCAP hotel rate


Informal gathering at La Playa Bar

Click Here For Recommended List of Restaurants & Delis – Carmel


8–8:45 a.m.      Registration and breakfast

8:45-9:00         Welcome by Ron Lee, M.D., Past President

Saturday Morning: Verbal Psychotherapy

 9:00–10:00      Sexual Encounters & The School Boy: Privilege or Post-Traumatic?

Lenore Terr, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Califoria School of Medicine San Francisco (UCSF); Private Practice of Child Adolescent & Adult psychiatry; Author, Too Scared to Cry, Magic Moments of Change

 10:00-10:15    Break

10:15-11:15      More Than Highly Sensitive—Long-Term Psychotherapy of a  Severely Inhibited Girl from Latency Through Adolescence

Patricia Speier, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF; Child, adolescent & adult Jungian psychoanalyst, Berkeley & San Francisco

11:15–11:30   Break

11:30–12:30     A Curious Case: Major Depression & Eating Disorder or Adolescence

Ed Levin, M.D., Private Practice of Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry, Berkeley, CA

12:30-1:45       Lunch— on your own

Saturday Afternoon—Biological Issues

 1:45-2:45           Anxiety, ADHD & Reading Disorders—How They Interconnect & How To Help

Bob Hendren, D.O. Ph.D., Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UCSF; Co-Director, UCSF Dyslexia Center

2:45-3:00         Break

3:00-4:00         Toward Precision Psychiatry: Practical Biomarkers to Advance Patient Care 

Brad Engwall, M.D., Private Practice  of Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry, Berkeley, CA




 8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9-9:30                Membership Meeting


Sunday Morning—a) Psychosocial Issues, b) Creativity

 9:30-10:30        Child Refugees—A Panel

Maria Mosqueda, LMFT, Coordinator, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, CA, Newcomers Program

Saul Wasserman, M.D., Consultant, Refugee Foster Care Program, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County; Private Practice of Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry, Santa Clara County;

Gil Kliman, M.D., Psychoanalyst and Child psychiatrist, San Francisco; Medical Director, Children’s Psychological Health Center, San Francisco; Author, Psychological Emergencies in Children

Herve Benhamou, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Psychoanalyst, Paris, France; Child Refugee from Algeria during the French-Algerian War

Moderator: Henry Massie, M.D., Private Practice of Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry, Berkeley, CA; Author, Preface, The Children of Chateau La Hille and Lives Across Time: Paths to Emotional Health and Emotional Illness from Birth to 30 in 76 People (with Nathan Szajnberg);

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-11:45    Ansel Adams, Photographer & Conservationist—A Son’s Perspective & Formative Influences on Father & Son

Michael Adams, M.D., Internist, Carmel, CA

2013 Annual Conference

Toxic Childhoods: Environmental Toxicants, Trauma and Social Context. Connecting Experts to Practitioners


2013 Annual Conference Related Presentations & Resources

  1. Neal Rojas, MD (UCSF Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrician).  “What’s Behind The Screen?”  An overview and practical use of developmental screens appropriate to primary care and psychiatric assessments. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION (PDF)

  2. Alicia Lieberman PhD, (Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health; Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, UCSF Department of Psychiatry; Director, Child Trauma Research Program.)  Trauma in Early Childhood: The Long-term Dangers of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell.” . CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION (PDF)

  3. Mark D. Miller MD, MPH (Director, Pediatric Environmental Specialty Unit, UCSF) “Early Environment: Windows of Susceptibility and Opportunity” Early experience is not necessarily destiny. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION (PDF)

  4. “Guidelines for evaluating lead exposure in Children with Mental Health Conditions: Molecular effects and Clinical implications” by Mary G. Burke MD & Mark D. Miller MD, MPH. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE (PDF)

  5. “The Impact of Screen Media on Children, An Environmental Health Perspective” by Mary G. Burke MD. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE (PDF)


  7. QUESTIONNAIRE: “Pediatric Environmental History (0-18 Years of Age), The Screening Environmental History”. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD (PDF)

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

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

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