Past Events

April 5th, 2023; 10:00-11:15 AM
How do you get people to embrace a new idea or initiative? Most people assume that the best (and perhaps only) way to convince people to embrace change is to heighten the appeal of the idea itself. We instinctively believe that if we add enough value, people will say “yes.” We refer to this habit of the mind as a “Fuel-based mindset.” Fuel is what ignites our desire to change. By focusing on Fuel to enhance attraction, innovators neglect the other half of the equation – the psychological Frictions that oppose change. Frictions create drag on innovation. And though they are rarely considered, overcoming these Frictions is essential for creating change.
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Saturday, March 18, 2023
This session will focus on building executive functioning skills and features a visit to Boston University.
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March 1, 2023 from 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Childhood onset psychiatric disorders increase the risk for developing a later substance use disorder (SUD). Systematic screening for substance use among children and adolescents with a psychiatric disorder is crucial, and pharmacological treatment for psychiatric disorders may mitigate the development of a SUD. Prevention is important since SUDs are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Once a SUD has developed in a youth with a psychiatric disorder both disorders need to be considered when developing a treatment plan. For example, psychiatric risk factors associated with drug overdose will be reviewed. Lastly, medication treatment for youth with co-occurring psychiatric and SUDs, including bipolar disorder will also be discussed.
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February 1, 2023 from 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Although all humans experience stress, the sources of stress and the effects it has can be very different for individuals. Chronic stressors tend to be continuous and generally are experienced as a result of group membership. These include experiences such as discrimination, racial slights, and police profiling.
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January 18, 2023 from 10:00AM-11:15AM
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