Special continuing education course to be held in honor of CTRP’s 20th anniversary

In celebration of the Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP)’s 20th anniversary, the program and the Department of Psychiatry are presenting a one-day seminar course, “Attachment and Trauma in Early Childhood: Embracing the Family in Clinical Practice, Research, and Public Policy,” on Friday, January 29, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.

Co-chaired by Alicia Lieberman, PhD, and John Sikorski, MD, the course will feature national and international figures in clinical research, clinical practice, and public policy involving young children exposed to interpersonal trauma in their family relationships, including: 

  • Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, PhD - Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Associate Director for Community Programs and Director for Tipping Point Mental Health Initiative, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program
  • Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW - Director, Children's System of Care, Community Behavioral Health Services, City & County of San Francisco
  • William Harris, PhD - Chairman, Children's Research and Education Institute
  • Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD - Associate Director for Research and Director of Child-Parent Psychotherapy Dissemination, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program
  • Allison Yuri Iwaoka-Scott, PhD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Southeast Child/Family Therapy Center Community Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • James McHale, PhD - Professor of Psychology and Director, Family Study Center, University of South Florida
  • David Oppenheim, PhD - Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for the Study of Child Development, University of Haifa

A reception celebrating CTRP’s two decades of service for trauma-exposed young children and their families will be held immediately afterwards.

The course will offer participants up to 6.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and advance registration is suggested to ensure that adequate course materials are available. For more information or to register now, visit the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

About the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program

The UCSF Child Trauma Research Program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is nationally recognized for its leadership in developing effective, family-centered interventions for children aged birth through five who experience traumatic events such as violence in the home, the death of a loved one, and life-threatening accidents, illnesses, or disasters. Their team of multicultural, multilingual staff is dedicated to helping young children and families who experience traumatic events. They develop and evaluate effective treatment models, provide training across settings and disciplines, and offer direct service to children and their families.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service. UCSF Psychiatry has an organizational structure that crosses all major UCSF sites - Parnassus, Mission Bay, Laurel Heights, Mt. Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and UCSF Fresno.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences, as well as a preeminent biomedical research enterprise and two top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.