Educational Workshop - The Developmental Costs of Child Abuse: Implications for Psychopathology

Date & Time: 
September 16, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Invista Center

About this Workshop:

Worldwide, 40 million children are subjected to child abuse each year, and in Canada close to one-third of teenagers have experienced some kind of abuse and/or neglect. Child abuse has devastating and long-lasting consequences for victims and their families, and is one of the strongest risk factors for depression and other psychopathologies.

In this workshop Dr. Harkness will review research outlining the biological, psychological, and social consequences of child abuse that serve to translate abuse into the symptoms and syndromes of mental illness. She will then focus on some practical strategies for helping people with abuse histories and promoting resilience. Finally, Dr. Harkness will take a larger public health perspective and discuss strategies for prevention of abuse.

About the Presenter:


Dr. Kate Harkness is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
and Director of Clinical Training at Queen’s University. Dr. Harkness received
her PhD from the University of Oregon, and completed her clinical residency
and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute
and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her current work focuses on the role
of child abuse in the development of depression in teenagers and young adults.

Submit your registration form by August 15th to get the Early Bird Special of $55!



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