Public Lecture by the Downtown Auckland Rotary Club Visiting Scholar Professor John Weisz Event as iCalendar

18 February 2013

6:30 - 7:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 503-020, Building 503, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Mod squad for youth psychotherapy: Transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety, depression and conduct problems

John Weisz is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and at Harvard Medical School. Professor Weisz is internationally recognised for his pioneering research that includes trials to develop and test strategies for implementing evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents who have serious emotional and behavioral problems. He has published many meta-analyses in which he evaluated treatment research and proposed ways to strengthen it.   He has taken these findings and used them to develop new ways of delivering evidence based interventions in child and adolescent mental health. Professor Weisz’s work brings science and clinical practice together to optimise mental health care for young people. In 2013, he received the highest honour awarded by the Association for Psychological Science, the James McKeen Cattell Lifetime Achievement Award as one of the 25 distinguished scientists who have made a profound impact on the field of psychological science of the past quarter century.

Drinks and nibbles at 6pm Lecture at 6.30-7.30pm Please RSVP Toni Jardine t.jardine@auckland.ac.nz for catering purposes.