March 24-27, 2022, Alfaisal University hosted the Child Mental Health Program four-day intensive in- person workshop. Dr. Lamis S. Solaim PhD, Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the Founder and Executive Director of the program, organized the event and co-led the workshops with world renowned Harvard faculty. Dr. Ellen Braaten, the Executive Director of MGH’s Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP), Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Aude Henin, the co-Founder and co-Director of the MGH Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School flew all the way from Boston for the event. Professor Khaled AlKattan, the Dean of Alfaisal University’s College of Medicine, was present at the opening session highlighting the importance of this unique initiative. The Child Mental Health program is designed to bring together a multidisciplinary community of practitioners from different child-related disciplines. Members of the community, a total of 20 people, traveled from all across the country to participate.

During the four-day intensive workshop, collaborative learning experiences included in-depth discussions, exercises on different types of assessments and a working understanding of the various methods used to assess children and adolescents, cognitive-behavioral techniques to address symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth and designing an individualized intervention plan based on conceptualization of the presenting case.

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