Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association

Winter Symposium -This is an ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY event.

  • 07 Feb 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD


  • Single Fee. Open to the Public.
Neurobiology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Developmental Psychopathology: Evidence-Based Treatment and Implications for Intervention

Stuart White, PhD - Post-doctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health

12:00 – 1:00  Registration
1:00 to 2:30  Conduct Disorders and Aggression: Current Research into Neurobiology of Disruptive Behavior and Assessment of Conduct Disorder and Aggression in Children and Youth
2:30 – 4:00   Evidence-Based Treatments for Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Behavior and Research-Based Interventions for School Aged Children and Adolescents

Learning objectives for this conference are as follows:

1. Learn the evidence-based treatments for conduct disorders and aggression.
2. Learn how to design individual, research-based treatment plans for aggressive youth.
3. Review current state of research on development of behavior problems
4. Discover evidence-based approaches currently in use
5. Identify community-based, classroom and school-based interventions, as well as wide-ranging strategies to support children and families


This three hour workshop on The Neurobiology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Implications for Intervention, will review evidence-based approaches to dealing with behavioral problems, particularly conduct disorder; emphasizing genetic, cognitive, physiological and environmental risks and protective factors. Dr. Stuart White, National Institute of Mental Health, will present the current state of the research on the development of behavioral problems; particularly conduct disorder, emphasizing genetic, cognitive, physiological and environmental risk and protective factors. Following will be a discussion of some of the evidence-based approaches that are currently in use.  These approaches will be tied back to the underlying research.  The importance of community-based, wide-ranging interventions will be explored.  While specific intervention strategies will be discussed briefly, the focus of the talk will be on educating providers about the underlying causes of behavioral problems and what research-based  intervention strategies look like.

Dr. Stuart White, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow the National Institutes of Mental Health where his research focuses on the development and maintenance of antisocial behavior, specifically the psycho-physiological underpinnings of emotional and cognitive deficits in antisocial children with and without psychopathic traits.  He received his doctorate from the University of New Orleans under the supervision of Dr. Paul Frick, PhD., where his dissertation provided evaluation of a Functional Family Therapy program for delinquent youth.


Dr. White has worked with children and adolescents with disruptive behavior problems in psychiatric inpatient settings, community mental health settings and juvenile detention facilities.

Martin’s Crosswinds is conveniently located just off the Capital Beltway at the junctions of I-495 and I-295 and off the Baltimore Washington Parkway at 7400 Greenway Center Drive in Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301) 474-8500.

Documentation of attendance for 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education (CPD/CE) credit will be provided to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop.  Partial credit cannot be awarded.  In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program.  Persons with questions or special needs should contact:  Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or

This is an ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY event.  Online payment is required at the time of registration.  Register ONLINE at  Checks, Cash, Purchase Orders are NOT accepted.  Sorry, NO REFUNDS.

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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