Annual Conference 2017

Transitional Age Youth:
Treatment Considerations for Special Populations 
January 27-29, 2017
Oceano Hotel & Spa
280 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-5400
We regret to announce Oceano Hotel has no more rooms available. 
Other nearby hotels  we recommend:
Harbor View Inn
Beach House 

6 CME Credits courtesy of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
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Jennifer Derenne, MD
Clarissa Kripke, MD
Bina Patel, MD
Sujata Patel, MD
Porter Shreve, MFA
Jodi Schwartz, BA


6-8 PM: President’s Reception at Oceano Hotel & Spa (Montara Room)


8:00 am  breakfast and registration

9 :00-9:15   Welcome by Kory Stotesbery, D.O. (Past President).

9:15 – 10:30  Jennifer Derenne, MD (Child Psychiatry Faculty at Stanford)
“Evidence-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders in Transitional Age Youth”

10:30-10:45 – Break

10:45-12 pm – Clarissa Kripke, MD (Faculty at UCSF)
“Issues Relating to the Care of Transitional Age Youth with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities”

12-1:15pm – Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:30 pm – Bina Patel, MD and Sujata Patel, MD (Staff Psychiatrists at Vaden Health Center at Stanford)
“Clinical Considerations in College Mental Health”

2:30-2:45pm – Break

2:45-4 pm Jodi Schwartz (Executive Director of LYRIC in San Francisco)
“Providing Services to LGBTQQ Transitional Age Youth and Their Families”

4-5 pm – Speakers Panel and Interactive Discussion with Audience

6-8 pm – Annual Conference Reception at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (390 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay, CA 94019)


8:00-9:00 am – Executive Committee Meeting with Ronald Lee, MD (President) and Breakfast

9-9:30 am – Membership Meeting

9:30-11:30 am – Literary Program with Porter Shreve (Director of the MA in Professional Communication program and faculty in the MFA in Writing Program at University of San Francisco)
Porter will discuss his latest book entitled “The End of the Book”, a 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year. His other novels have won numerous awards including New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Books of the Year. He has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition and the Diane Rehm Show, along with having a column on e-books in the San Francisco Chronicle.

11:30-11:45 am – Audience Comments and Evaluations, End Meeting

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.

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