Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Cindy Huang and Dr. Christine Cha
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Cindy Huang and Dr. Christine Cha

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On Tuesday, March 26, Dr. Cindy Huang from the Counseling Psychology program and Dr. Christine Cha from the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University will be presenting their research collaboration on family assessments for suicidal youth. Come join us on Tuesday, March 26th in Grace Dodge Hall 177-179 from 3-4pm to learn more about Dr. Huang and Dr. Cha’s research project. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2019
Mar
7
to Mar 9

International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2019

International Convention of Psychological Science 2019

The CHamP Lab will be represented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2019 in Paris, France from March 7-9, 2019. The abstract for the research poster presentation is below:

“Examining the Effects of Family Conflict on Child Behaviors in Asian Immigrant Families”

Presented by: Silvia Alves-Nishioka, Emily Hunt, Seoho Marie-Teresa Hahm, and Dr. Cindy Y. Huang.

The Asian population is the fastest growing racial group in the U.S., due mostly to immigrant families (Colby & Ortman, 2015). Yet, disparities in access/use of mental health treatments for Asian immigrant youth persist (Okazaki et al., 2014). Reasons for these disparities may include perceived cultural barriers such as stigma, loss of face, culturally unresponsive services (e.g. language, multicultural competency), limited access to care, and lack of awareness of mental health services (Abe-Kim et al., 2007). Research shows that family conflict has negative effects on adolescents’ well-being, increasing their risk for developing internalizing/externalizing problems (Formoso et al., 2000). However, few studies have focused on the impact of family conflict (FC) in Asian immigrant children, and little is known about how FC may impact child behaviors (CB) in this population. Among Asian immigrant families, differences in acculturation/enculturation levels between child and parents are associated with higher distress and intergenerational conflict (Park et al., 2010). It is necessary to isolate the effect of FC from parent’s mental health and acculturation levels; clarifying the specific associations between FC and CB (e.g., conduct problems, hyperactivity, emotional problems, peer problems) will serve to inform culturally responsive preventative interventions designed to improve parenting behaviors and family relationship for Asian immigrant families. Such interventions have shown promising results (Lau et al., 2010). This study examined the relationship between FC and CB in a sample of Asian immigrant families; FC is hypothesized to be significantly related to CB. Methods: Participants were Asian immigrant parents (n = 101) from an urban area in Northern California. Parents provided self-report data on their demographics, acculturation/enculturation, mental health distress, CB (e.g., conduct problems, hyperactivity, emotional problems, peer problems), and FC; measures were rated on a 5-point Likert scale (Table 1 and 2). Stepwise regressions were conducted in SPSS to determine the relationship between FC and CB for Asian youth. Results and Conclusions: Results show that conflict in Asian immigrant families was positively associated with child’s conduct (p < .05) and emotional problems (p < .01) after controlling for parent’s mental health and levels of acculturation/enculturation. The complete model indicates that family conflict is the only significant predictor for conduct and emotional problems. This finding suggests that the presence of family conflict affects child’s outcomes, regardless of parent acculturation/enculturation levels. Previous research has suggested that different levels of acculturation between parent and child are linked to increased distress in the child (Park et al., 2010). However, our findings indicate that family conflict is a significant predictor of child issues regardless of parent acculturation level. Asian immigrant parents may face difficulties in problem-solving and effectively communicating with their children, increasing FC. Culturally-informed interventions focused on promoting parenting skills have shown positive effects on family relationships (Lau et al., 2010). These findings suggest that while acculturation/enculturation are important processes for immigrant families, it may be worthwhile to culturally adapt interventions focused on improving parenting skills and family relationships to promote mental health among Asian youth.

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Are We Raising Stressed Out Kids? How to Nurture Resilient Children Without Burning Them Out
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Are We Raising Stressed Out Kids? How to Nurture Resilient Children Without Burning Them Out

On Tuesday, February 26, from 6:30-8:00PM, Dr. Cindy Huang will be leading a workshop discussion with Beverly Shin, M.D. about nurturing resilient children and preventing burnout. This event will be held at P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto, and translation will be available in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish. Free childcare will be provided. This is a public meeting sponsored by the Community Education Council District 2 (CECD2).

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Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Aurelie Athan
Feb
19
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Aurelie Athan

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On Tuesday, February 19, Dr. Aurelie Athan from the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University will be presenting her research on the developmental approach of reproductive identity formation and sex education. Come join us on Tuesday, February 19th in Grace Dodge Hall 177-179 from 3-4pm to learn more about Dr. Athan’s research. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

DIME2 Event

Please join us for the next DIME2 event, sponsored by Trevor's Diversity Team. Dr. Cindy Huang, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Kindergarten parent, will discuss how to support healthy racial and ethnic development in children and adolescents. The event will be held on the East Campus from 5:30—7:30 pm and will begin with a light dinner from 5:30—6:00 pm. 

Childcare will be available. 

Please click here to RSVP.

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Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Maya Benish-Weisman
Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Maya Benish-Weisman

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On Tuesday, January 29, Dr. Maya Benish-Weisman from the University of Haifa in Israel will be presenting her research on aggression in adolescents. Come join us on Tuesday, January 29th in Grace Dodge Hall 177-179 from 3-4pm to learn more about Dr. Benish-Weisman’s research. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Ruth Gerson
Dec
11
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Ruth Gerson

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On Tuesday, December 11, Dr. Ruth Gerson from NYU School of Medicine will be presenting her research on assessing and managing suicide risk in adolescents. Come join us on Tuesday, December 11 in Horace Mann 152 from 3-4pm to learn more about Dr. Gerson’s research. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Here is the link to Dr. Gerson’s Brown Bag lecture series talk: https://youtu.be/M8Hzzc48CJs

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Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Prerna Arora
Nov
20
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Prerna Arora

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On November 20, Dr. Prerna Arora from the School Psychology department will be sharing with us her research on immigrant youth and school mental health. Come join us on Tuesday, November 20 at Horace Mann Hall 152 from 3-4pm to learn about Dr. Arora’s most recent research in this area. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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Here is the link to Dr. Arora’s Brown Bag lecture series talk: https://youtu.be/5prwQSSeKbU

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Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Kiara Alvarez
Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Kiara Alvarez

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On October 23, Dr. Kiara Alvarez from Harvard Medical School will be sharing with us her research on family-based prevention for suicide risk among Latinx youth. Come join us on Tuesday, October 23 at Grace Dodge Hall 177-179 from 3-4pm to learn about Dr. Alvarez's most recent research in this area. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Here is the link to Dr. Alvarez’s Brown Bag lecture series talk: https://youtu.be/BaUtw1zL4vY

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

2018 National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

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This year's conference theme is Translating Research into Practice featuring presentations on the Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developing Cultural Competence in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; and identification, treatment, and prevention of Peer Victimization.

CHamP will be presenting the poster:

  • Examining the Effects of Family Conflict on Child Behaviors in Asian Immigrant Families

Authors: Silvia Alves Nishioka, Emily Hunt & Cindy Y. Huang

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Aug
9
to Aug 12

126th APA Annual Convention

Dr. Huang will be leading a symposium named Novel Approaches to Improving Evidenced-based Interventions for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Youth, along with Dr. Miya Barnett, Dr. May Yeh, and Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating. Click here for more information about the convention.

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Aug
8
8:30 AM08:30

Asian American Psychological Association 2018 Annual Convention

The convention's theme this year is THROWING ROCKS, BUILDING BRIDGES: Centering and Uplifting our Intersecting Voices. Click here for more information.

CHamP will be represented in this year's convention by the following presentations:

  • Parenting Behaviors as a Mediator Between Perceived Discrimination and Child’s Mental Health among Asian Immigrant Parents

Authors: Silvia Alves Nishioka, Seoho Marie-Teresa Hahm, Emily Hunt, Selin Ictemel, Yi Liu, May Yuan, Xiaoran Wang & Cindy Y. Huang

  • "But I'm Not Like Other Asians, I'm White Too!": Impacts of Internalized Racism in Asian-White Individuals on Racial Identity Development and Family Dynamics

Discussant: Emily Hunt

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May
3
3:00 PM15:00

CAMHP Student Showcase

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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Project (CAMHP) is pleased to announce its first student showcase on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. This celebratory showcase will mark the end of CAMHP’s inaugural year. It will provide students with the opportunity to present their own research findings pertaining to youth mental health to the CAMHP community. These talks and Q&A will be followed by an extended reception to all attendees.

Talk Format:

This year’s student showcase will be in the form of a Data Blitz Symposium: a series of select student-led talks, each lasting 5-10 minutes in length. The talk should briefly summarize the justification, methods, and key findings from a student-led research study relevant to youth mental health. The goal of the Data Blitz is to provide students with the opportunity to articulate their research findings in a quick, approachable, and engaging manner. We will provide opportunity for Q&A following each talk.

Abstract Submission Instructions:

We welcome abstract submissions from any doctoral and masters students at TC who have produced research findings pertaining to child and adolescent mental health. To submit your abstract, email CAMHP@tc.columbia.edu with the heading “CAMHP Student Showcase Abstract” and your name. Submissions should include a presentation title, and an (i) Introduction, (ii) Methods, (iii) Results, and (iv) Discussion section. These four sections in total should not exceed 400 words. Students may include tables, figures, and references, which will not count toward the word limit. Students should also list additional students and/or faculty who have helped or supervised them. Sufficient data (e.g., effect sizes, statistical significance) must be included. This is a competitive review process, and selected speakers will receive recognition from the CAMHP community. Deadline is March 1, 2018 @ 11:59pm.

Abstract Review Process:

1.   Each submission will undergo blinded review by Dr. Cha and Dr. Huang.

2.   Submissions are rated according to the following criteria:

a.   Relevance to child and adolescent mental health;

b.   Empirical and conceptual justification for the study;

c.   Methodological rigor and adequacy of methods;

d.   Appropriateness of interpretations;

e.   Quality of writing and presentation;

f.   Public health significance.

3.   Students who are selected to speak will be notified by April 1, 2018.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018 @ 11:59pm

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Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Psychology@TC Conference

Please join us at Psychology@TC's second annual conference celebrating Psychology at Teachers College with a cross-department/program poster session.

Our lab will be represented by the following poster:

  • APA 2017 - Enhancing Cultural Interventions By Exploring Asian Parenting Behaviors And Child Outcomes - Silvia Alves Nishioka, Selin Ictemel, Yi Liu, & Cindy Y. Huang

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Seoho and Emily presenting our poster at the conference.

Seoho and Emily presenting our poster at the conference.

Yi presenting her poster at the conference.

Yi presenting her poster at the conference.

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

Asian American Psychological Association 2017 Annual Convention

Asian American Psychological Association 2017 Annual Convention will be held October 6-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's theme is RISE IN SOLIDARITY: Comradery Through Our Interdisciplinary Efforts, A Call to Action. Click here for more information.

CHamP will be represented in this year's convention by the following posters:

  • Understanding Substance Use Behaviors of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Early Adolescents: Exploring the Influence of Family, School, and Individual Factors

    Authors: Silvia Alves Nishioka and Cindy Y. Huang

  • Examining the Impact of Mental Health Distress and Enculturation on Parenting Behaviors in Asian Immigrant Parents

    Authors: Yi Liu and Cindy Y. Huang

Silvia presenting her poster "Understanding Substance Use Behaviors of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Early Adolescents: Exploring the Influence of Family, School, and Individual Factors"

Silvia presenting her poster "Understanding Substance Use Behaviors of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Early Adolescents: Exploring the Influence of Family, School, and Individual Factors"

Yi presenting her poster "Examining the Impact of Mental Health Distress and Enculturation on Parenting Behaviors in Asian Immigrant Parents"

Yi presenting her poster "Examining the Impact of Mental Health Distress and Enculturation on Parenting Behaviors in Asian Immigrant Parents"

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

125th APA Annual Convention

We will be presenting our poster Enhancing Cultural Interventions By Exploring Asian Parenting Behaviors And Child Outcomes. Click here for more information about the convention.

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Dr. Cindy Huang speaking on Innovative Interventions that Mitigate Stigma, Shame, and Face Loss Issues among Asian Americans

Dr. Cindy Huang speaking on Innovative Interventions that Mitigate Stigma, Shame, and Face Loss Issues among Asian Americans

Dr. Cindy Huang speaking on Innovative Interventions that Mitigate Stigma, Shame, and Face Loss Issues among Asian Americans

Dr. Cindy Huang speaking on Innovative Interventions that Mitigate Stigma, Shame, and Face Loss Issues among Asian Americans

Silvia, Selin, and Yi presenting their poster "Enhancing Cultural Interventions by Exploring Asian Parenting Behaviors and Child Outcomes"

Silvia, Selin, and Yi presenting their poster "Enhancing Cultural Interventions by Exploring Asian Parenting Behaviors and Child Outcomes"

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May
9
9:15 AM09:15

Teachers College Smarter Parenting and Grandparenting Series

Youth Mental Health: Knowing When to Help and How

Mental health can be a tricky topic for parents. What signs do we need to look for? When do we help, and how? Dr. Cha and Dr. Huang--faculty members in TC's Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department and co-directors of the The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Project (CAMHP)--will provide an overview of mental health issues for children and adolescents, and discuss practical ways for parents to effectively address mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and self-harm. In addition, Dr. Cha and Dr. Huang will discuss key research on these topics and offer parenting resources, with the ultimate goal of fostering well-being both within and beyond childhood and adolescence.

This is a free event; RSVP here

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