Our speaker is Jessica Schleider, PhD, Assistant Professor and founder and director for the Lab for Scalable Mental Health Stony Brook University.
Our moderator is Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, University of Miami.
Despite progress in the identification of effective youth mental health interventions, up to 80% of youths with mental health needs go without services each year. Even among youths who do access care, many drop out prematurely, and few receive empirically supported interventions. Thus, there is a need for scalable youth psychological interventions—especially programs deliverable beyond brick-and-mortar clinics and via nontraditional means to maximize accessibility. This webinar will introduce new developments in research on mechanism-targeted, single-session interventions for youth mental health problems; given their low-cost, brevity, and flexible delivery format, SSIs hold especially high potential for disseminability. Evidence supporting the promise of youth SSIs will be reviewed, including walkthroughs of web-based SSIs designed to reduce youth internalizing distress and increase families’ receptivity to mental health treatment.
This webinar is being hosted by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 of the American Psychological Association.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Jessica Schleider is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, where directs the Lab for Scalable Mental Health. Author of ~40 articles/chapters and a forthcoming self-help workbook for teens, her research has received funding from NIH, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and the American Psychological Foundation, among others. She has also been recognized via numerous awards, including a 2019 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, ABCT’s Page 5 of 6 2019 President’s New Researcher award, and Forbes’ “30 under 30 in Healthcare” in 2020. Dr. Schleider earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University and her B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College.
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