Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Director, USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center, National Child Traumatic Stress Network; past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; recipient of APA’s award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology; co-author of Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment, 2nd ed., and Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults.Complex trauma usually involves a combination of early and late-onset adverse events, often including not only recent violence or maltreatment, but also childhood sexual, physical, and/or psychological abuse, sometimes compounded by emotional neglect.Empirically and phenomenologically- informed treatment of trauma in adolescents and young adults will be introduced, providing cutting-edge information on the integration of various modern treatment approaches to provide a “customized” approach for each individual youth.
Peter’s interests include psychopharmacology and the integration of therapy to allow for optimal treatment for patients.
This presentation will explore the controversial subject of “screen addiction”.
She has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, in addition to Psychosomatic Medicine, and was designated as a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
She has taken part in numerous clinical trials and has conducted research in the areas of: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, and “hands on” psychotherapy methods for children, adolescents, and adults.
The missing link to effective addiction treatment is understanding and optimizing brain function.
This presentation discusses how brain science informs and enhances mental health and addiction treatment and gives specific brain based ways to help break behaviors that steal the lives of adolescents and young adults. Star has held a number of Clinical and Academic positions in the field of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry before coming to Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches.
Has worked as a nurse practitioner at Behavioral Health of The Palm Beaches for the last 3 years.
He is also a licensed mental health counselor with over 15 years’ experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse.
This will include discussion of the use of the internet and video games as they compare neurobiologically to other addictions.